Fin-tastic Friends

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy July Release Hop! Hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration and a chance to win! Just leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop.

SNSS has another sweet mermaid set this month, Fin-tastic Friends, which coordinates with the previously released Mer-mazing! I made 2 cards with it for today’s hop. The background behind the turtle on the first one is the acrylic block technique. I put some Crystal Effects on the bubbles.

Isn’t the puffer fish on the second card just the cutest? I found some foiled kraft paper in my stash for the background layer that I thought resembled the ocean waves. It really shines!

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!

Now go check out Jane’s blog!

 

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fin-tastic Friendspaper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, DCWV- Touch of Foil Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, Copics. rhinestones, Die-Namics Square Peek-a-Boo Window and Blueprints 31, foam dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Stickles.

go. fish.

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I shared a bible journaling page! Here’s one I did a few days ago. While reading a daily devotional toward the end of June, one page was focusing on this verse. As I was reading, this image of the Art Impressions fishing buddies came to mind and I knew I wanted to use it in my bible. I also wanted the main words to be short and to the point. Here’s what I came up with.

The men in the boat, the fish, and the words on the tab are all from the Ai 4900- Reel Great Guys Set. The word “O-FISH-ALLY” is also from the set and was masked from one of the sentiments. I used the birds image (to cover up a little smudge!) from the Ai 5069- My Fortress Set. The letters for “go. fish.” were stamped with the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha stamps.

I masked and sponged the sun first (with a 1″ circle punched from cardstock), then the skyline. Then I sponged the bottom, changing from the yellow/orange colors to blue/green. The men & boat were stamped onto the page and again onto white cardstock. The cardstock was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. Then the image was cut out (minus the fishing poles and water) and layered on top of the one on the page.

I hope you are inspired to give it a try and glorify Him with your creativity!

Have a blessed day!

The Shepherd’s Voice

Good morning! Today I have 2 cards to share using The Shepherd’s Voice stamp set from the new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. This one was designed for the bible journaling line but can be used for card-making too. I also used the Sweet ‘n Sassy July Stamp of the Month, Sentimental Wordfetti. So many sentiments in there!

For my first card, I started with 5 1/2″ x 11″. It was scored @ 1 1/4, 4, and 6 3/4. The sentiment hangs off the front edge and the main image panel hangs off the center fold.

My second card is CAS. I “stamped” the background using the acrylic block technique. When dry, I simply stamped the images and sentiment over top.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy The Shepherd’s Voice and Sentimental Wordfetti; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate, Pool Party, The Paper Studio- Terrace Blooms; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals, acrylic block, MFT Blueprints 20, rhinestones.

over the moon

Good morning and Happy Fourth of July!

If you haven’t noticed, there’s a fun new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Today I’m sharing a few projects with the awesome Over The Moon stamp set. This one is great for both card-making and bible journaling.

I created backgrounds for my first two cards with the Acrylic Block Background technique and various ink cubes. I thought it would be a fun, different way to make the galaxy background. I also diecut a circle for the moon and colored it the same way, with only a gray inkpad. A piece of crochet thread tethers the little astronaut to his “rocket”.

The sentiment on my second card is from the Sweet ‘n Sassy July Stamp of the Month, Sentimental Wordfetti. Check it out….this month it is free with only a $60 order. There’s a lot of sentiments packed in this little set!

My last card is a little different style with some patterned papers to coordinate with the space theme. No matter how you use these stamps, your cards will turn out so cute!

Have a great day! Stay safe and enjoy!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Over The Moon and Sentimental Wordfetti paper- white, Echo Park Bundle of Joy- A New Addition; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Smoky Slate, Grapefruit Grove; accessories- MISTI, Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 31, Sharpie paint pen, circle Nestabilities, crochet thread, foam dimensionals, Stickles.

delightful daisies

Hello! Here’s a card I made with a Sweet ‘n Sassy set that was released in April, Delightful Daisies. Blue daisies? Why not?

Several colors of blue were used on the flower and I purposely used the edge of a darker blue inkpad to create some texture on the petals. The center of the flower was used to make polka dots!

Don’t forget there’s only a week left to get the June Stamp of the Month: Happy Irises for free!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Delightful Daisies; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug Kraft in Color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight; accessories- baker’s twine, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, pearls.

flamingo pocket letter

Hello! It’s the first day of Summer so I thought I’d share a summery project today. Last week I revisited the Pocket Letters. It’s been 3 1/2 years since I last created one so I agreed to do a swap.

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Be a Flamingo and Life & Lemons stamp sets. If you aren’t familiar with pocket letters, it is basically a baseball card sleeve which is filled with 9 ATC size (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) creations. When done, it easily folds into thirds and slips into a business size envelope. Kind of like a pen pal letter made up of baseball sized cards.

Here’s a few closer pics…

On the back I thought it would be fun to include a few summer recipes along with my notes to her. I also made a simple mini book that was tucked in the bottom left pocket. The arrows are from the Note This stamp set.

To make the little mini book, I just sort of winged it and quickly came up with my own measurements. I started with a 2 1/4 x 4 piece of cardstock for the cover and scored it @ 2. Then I cut 5 pieces of copy paper 2 1/8 x 3 7/8 and folded them in half. I layered them and trimmed the edge a bit, then inserted it in the cover and stapled it all together with a Tiny Attacher (mini stapler).

It’s fun to create something other than a card. These look so much cuter in person. I hope you try one!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be a Flamingo, Life & Lemons and Note This; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Pink Pirouette, Echo Park- Summer Fun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, The Paper Studio yellow doily, EK Success Pineapple punch, Dymo label maker, SU! Decorative Label and oval punch, Die-Namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window & Banner Strip dies, Couture Creations Pretty in Pink embossing folder (flamingoes), Stickles, gemstones.

count it all joy

Good morning! There’s a fun release this month at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Today I’m sharing two projects with the new Life & Lemons stamp set. I also used a few images from Mer-mazing. AND…. for a limited time, when you order Life & Lemons, you will also receive the Squeeze the Day printable for FREE! It will be emailed to you separately once your order is completed.

For my first card, I cut away half of the card front. The lemon slice was stamped in various colors for lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit.

The jar and part of the sentiment are actually on the inside.

Next I stamped some images from both of the lemon and mermaid sets on the background. I tried to keep them on the lighter side so the words would show better.

The jar and flower were popped with foam dimensionals.

I “squeezed” in another card quick with the FREE printable! 🙂 I put the images together in Photoshop but you could resize them in a Word document, print them out, cut and layer.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Life & Lemons, Mer-mazing, and Squeeze the Day printable; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Only Orange, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Wild Wasabi, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink; accessories- MISTI, Copics. Darice Lemon embossing folder, baker’s twine, foam dimensionals, rhinestones.

lemon squeezy

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy June Release Hop! Visit the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration and a chance to win! Just leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop.

When I saw this cute Life & Lemons stamp set, I had lots of fun ideas for it. Here’s two CAS cards I made which also use the Sweet & Simple Alpha, God is Bigger, and His Love stamp sets. Need a note of encouragement to send? Here you go…

I also stamped two of the lemons and turned one into a lime for my second card. Draw a simple face on them to give them character!

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!

Now go check out Jane’s blog!

 

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Life & Lemons, Sweet & Simple Alpha, God is Bigger, and His Love paper- white, black, SU! Wild Wasabi, Recollections Chevron; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight; accessories- MISTI, Copics.

Happy Irises

Hi friends! Have you seen the Sweet ‘n Sassy June Stamp of the Month? Pretty Irises! Here I used Happy Irises to create two cards. Check it out….it’s free with your $75 order. The Creative Worship gals have done some beautiful bible journaling pages with it as well.

First I used the Outline images…

…and then I used the solid. Very versatile set!

Have a great evening!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Irises; paper- white, black, SU! Rich Razzleberry, K&Co. Que Sera Sera, DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, SU! Modern Label and Butterfly punch, Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangles, baker’s twine, gemstones.

Ai on HSN

Hello! Long post today with lots of pics. I’m just popping in today to share some cards I made for Art Impressions’ big debut airing on HSN! Tune in now…or if you haven’t seen the show this morning, check out the website for the great bundles that are being offered!

I made 2 cards for each of the Circlet TryFolds in the bundle, the Cabin and the Lighthouse. First, I made an Acetate Tent Card with the Lighthouse set.

From the front, you can see through the image on the acetate panel to the images on the inside.

Here’s a photo with a side view to show how the card was put together. The acetate is adhered to the top and bottom flaps which were first die cut with some cloud borders. I started with 4 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ and scored @ 1 3/4, 7 1/4, 8 1/4 and 9 1/4. The circle images were adhered before the top of the acetate was attached. Note: I die cut and punched the circle sentiment from the back image and brought it to the front of the card!

The sentiment circle was popped up with diecut foam sheet.

I am a bit hooked on this style of card right now…so cute!

My second Lighthouse card was done in a traditional trifold style. I started with 4 3/4 x 11 and scored each end @ 3 5/8″. I love the dark pink and navy color combo!

The first fold opened…

…and the second fold opened, which reveals the image inside that you could peek through and see from the front.

The first Cabin card I made was similar to this Lighthouse card I made last year.

My blue card base is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2. The 6 1/2″ side is scored at 2 1/4. My white card insert is 5 1/4 x 8, scored @ 4″. The patterned paper layers are 2 x 5 1/4 (front), 3/4 x 5 1/4 (middle), and 3 3/4 x 5 (inside back).

This is another fun card design to use with the Tryfolds!

For my last card, I wanted to show how you can use the images to make a simple card without the trifold designs. Here I used just the inside image with the deer and layered it onto the card front.

Now go check out Bonnie and Kate in their HSN debut!

Have a great Tuesday and… happy stamping!

Lighthouse cards:

stamps- Art Impressions 4979- Lighthouse Circlet MTF; paper- white, SU! Night of Navy, Cumb Cake, Melon Mambo, The Paper Studio- The Pink Navy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions 5133- Flag Double Stitched Dies, Copics, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear acetate, 2″ circle punch, Gina Marie In and Out Cut Stud Dot Circles and Sand Dollar, foam craft sheet, Impression Obsession dies- 189-C, 184-L, and 078-F,  Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, Whimsy Stamps Stitched Cloud, Die-Namics Cloud Trio.

Cabin cards:

stamps- Art Impressions 4981- Cabin Circlet MTF; paper- white, black, SU! Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Lawn Fawn- Perfectly Plaid & Let’s Polka in the Meadow; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions 4967- WC Fence Dies, 5134- Banner Double Stitched Dies, and 5133- Flag Double Stitched Dies, Copics, Die-Namics Cross Stitched Circles and Cloud Trio, Scor-Pal, enamel dots, C.C. Designs Grass Border, Memory Box Deer Trio, Whimsy Stamps Stitched Cloud, foam dimensionals.