way maker

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set this month called Way Maker. This is a great bible journaling set but can also be used for cards and other projects. My first card was obviously inspired by the song!

For my second card, I tried to create the look of a quilt. I’m not sure how successful I was, lol, but it was fun trying. ha ha.

Have a good day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Way Maker; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze, Pool Party, MME- Just Sayin’; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Baja Breeze, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist; accessories- MISTI, MFT Blueprints 20, pearls.

gear up

Good morning! Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June Release Hop! There’s another great release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, June 24.

For today’s card I used Messy Stamped AlphaGear Up and Grunge Elements 2. These are 3 great sets for making masculine cards!

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

 

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Messy Stamped AlphaGear Up and Grunge Elements 2; paper- white, black, SU! Hello Honey; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Hello Honey, Smoky Slate; accessories- MISTI, SU! Washi Label punch.

 

Revelation 3:11

Hello! Are you staying cool since the hot weather arrived? I took a few pictures this morning of a project I finished before heading outside. It’s been a little while since I’ve journaled in my bible and when I came across this idea to add a crown, it was just the inspiration I needed. This was inspired by pages done by Brook Terveen and Courtney Smith.

I used Brook’s template for the crown (from the Messy Bible Club Facebook group) and put my own spin on it using the following Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps products: flowers- God Is printable (from the Creative Worship Bible Journaling Facebook group), Let’s Do This, With Love Alpha, His Love, Bitty Minnie Alpha, Worthy King (Retired), Child of the King (Retired), Set Apart. I traced the crown onto gold cardstock after first trying the gold paint as directed. I preferred the cardstock better and added some gold stickers to the top. The words were stamped with Versafine Black ink and the flowers were printed and cut out from a clear sticker sheet. Then I added some accents + + + with gold paint and a Heidi Swapp stencil.

Revelation 3:11 New International Version (NIV)
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

The tabs on the crown hold it to the page.

It folds up flat to close!

Have an awesome day!

virtual stamping 4

Hello! I’m back with more cards that I’ve recently made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a challenge to make a split card. I used Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. Altenew makes such pretty flowers!

Here’s a pic of how I placed the flowers on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock. I didn’t draw a line down the center with a pencil per directions…I just lightly scored a line. After they’re glued down, you cut the piece in half and trim the edges to create two cards.

Colors used: SU! Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green.

My next card was for a challenge to make a Tall Z-Fold card. I used the retired SU! Simply Soft set, along with Touches of Texture (bee) and Peaceful Moments. The border was punched with a Martha Stewart Edge punch.

Colors: Distress Picked Raspberry and SU! Daffodil Delight.

Here’s one for a Four Fold card challenge. Again I used Touches of Texture and Peaceful Moments.

Colors used: SU! Vintage Violet, Cool Caribbean, Smoky Slate, and Sweet Sugarplum.

This next one was for Offset Triple Stamping. I used SU! Positive Thoughts and the Scripty embossing folder.

For a challenge to use a new purchase, I used my May Paper Pumpkin kit (mine arrived late as the first box was lost in the mail!). I made an acetate tent card. They are a lot of fun!

The next few cards were created with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Peace Be Still. This is a great masculine set! I paired it with papers by The Paper Studio- The Pink Navy. This one was for a sketch challenge.

I got out the old craft knife to cut inside the rope.

Another one for a sketch challenge and also uses Peace Be Still.

Two more cards I made with Peace Be Still were made with layered ovals. I have no idea where this design originated but here’s a video with circles to show you how. I’ve seen it done with various shapes and they all look cool!

Cardstock colors: SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay.

I combined two challenges, to make a collar card and a patriotic one, and used the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set. There’s an epoxy star sticker inside the large star. It’s so sad to hear that Kim is retiring Paper Smooches! But I wish her the best in her new endeavors!

Here’s another masculine card for a sketch challenge. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Time Well SpentGear Up and Texture Tiles 2. Cardstock is Bordering Blue and Mossy Meadow.

My last card for today is for a Double Pleated Card challenge. I used Begin Again  and Encouraging Thoughts.

I’ve found a few more cards that I didn’t photograph yet so I’ll save those for next time! Have a great day and stay safe!

 

 

worship together

Hello! I’m popping in with some cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called My Father’s House. It is a bible journaling set but can be used in many other ways. Here I created two note cards. Are you missing your church friends and worship service or has your church opened back up? If it has, how is it different? What do you miss? Ours is opening this weekend and I have to admit that I have mixed emotions. I want to go back but I know that it will be so different. I think it will be a while until we get back to normal and even then it probably won’t be the same.

Maybe it’s not supposed to be.

Here’s my cards…

On both cards I placed a clear epoxy sticker over the circle window. On my second card, I also used Time Well Spent and Springtime (for the flowers). The paper pad is MME- Just Sayin’.

Have a good day!

time well spent

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with some great new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets called Time Well Spent (the June Stamp of the Month) and Gear Up. I also used the Texture Tiles 2 set. These are great for Father’s Day (which is coming up soon!) or any other time that you need a masculine card.

I used the brick pattern for the background on my first card and then sponged the panel. The time piece was popped up with dimensionals.

For my second card, I cut the top of the time piece off and turned it into a watch. The band is an old Santa’s belt die from my stash! You could easily just layer it onto a strip without the buckle or possibly create one with small rectangle dies.

Have a good day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Time Well SpentGear Up and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, black, SU! Cajun Craze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Gray Granite, Cajun Craze; accessories- MISTI, enamel dots, C.C. Designs Santa’s Belt die.

can’t wait

Good morning! My cards today pretty much sum up how we all feel… anxious to get together again with friends and family! Here I used the SNSS In This Together digital printable. You can also easily use the In This Together stamp set. Either one works for a quick and easy set of cards to let someone know how much you miss them.

To use the digital images, I first sized and placed them how I wanted them in a Word document. Then I cut pieces of patterned paper to fit my card front. I used a temporary double-sided tape to attach the patterned paper panels to a sheet of copy paper and ran them through my printer. Then I ran another piece through to print several sentiments and layered them on with a ribbon.

I hope these cards inspire you to try out some digital images or use your stamps to make some CAS cards. Have a nice Sunday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy In This Together digital printable or In This Together stamp set; paper- black, textured ivory, unknown dsp; accessories- ribbon, foam dots, pearls.

virtual stamping 3

Hello! Today I have some more cards that I’ve made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a sketch challenge and I used a digital image by Nola Pierce Chandler called Socially Distant Hug. She is cute and quite perfect right now, isn’t she?

This dragonfly card was for a challenge to use an old technique and I chose the Acetate & Tissue technique. I’m guessing this piece I found in my supplies was made about 2005. It was a few years before a good friend passed away. We loved trying out techniques! I used Dragonfly Dreams and matching dies.

To create the background, add white glue like Elmer’s or Crystal Effects (your choice) to the acetate. (Stamp on the opposite side first if you want to). Then add some drops of reinker and spread it around. Add glitter and Pearl-Ex powders. Then crumple tissue paper and smooth it back out and lay it over the glue. Set it aside to dry. Trying to get a pic of the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

My next card was for two challenges…using butterflies and make a collage. I used Your Story, Psalm 23 Background, Begin Again, and In This Together.

This card was also for two challenges…a sketch challenge and “make a wish”. I used Blessings in Disguise and Lots of Love.

Here’s another super old technique. It’s just like the Acetate & Tissue above but without the tissue paper. This is called Caught In Crystal. I used the Made New butterfly dies, In This Together, Encouraging Thoughts, & Your Story.

Trying again to see the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

While making the Socially Distant Hug card, I printed off another digital image by Nola and made a grad card that’s perfect for this time we are facing!

For a color and a sketch challenge…again I used In This Together. The sentiments are so good right now!

Here I used Sweet Little Lamb with the Psalm 23 Background and Encouraging Thoughts. The MISTI was awesome for stamping the background. I used several colors of ink cubes and stamped a few lines at a time, overlapping the inks.

These two fun kid’s cards were stamped with the Reverse Confetti Later Alligator set and matching dies.

Here’s a CAS Z-Fold card with those tulips again, this time for a plaid challenge.

Last one for today…using the elk from SU! The Wilderness Awaits and Tree Rings for a wood theme and sketch challenges.

Have a great day and stay safe!

 

In This Together

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May Release Hop! There’s another fabulous release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, May 20.

For today’s hop I used the In This Together and With Love Alpha stamp sets. I’ve been in the mood to create with yellow for some reason…not my norm but it’s a happy color! For the first card I created my own background by stamping the teapot with flowers tone on tone, then sponging the same ink over a stencil in desired areas. I then mixed some alpha letters into the sentiment for a bit of whimsy. The flowers were stamped, colored with Copics, and layered on top.

For the second card I decided to add color to the flowers a different way.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the flowers with Archival ink. Then I used the corner or edge of small ink spots to swipe a little color in each area. This can be as imperfect as you want!

I spritzed the piece with water and let the colors move and bleed together. Then I used a heat tool to dry it. After dry, I smooshed some of the same inks onto an acrylic block and came back with a water brush to pick up the color and add a little to the image. This is just a different, fun way to add color.

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy In This Together and With Love Alpha; paper- white, watercolor, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Gingham Gala dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Pool Party, Highland Heather, and Crushed Curry; accessories- MISTI, Copics, white paint pen, Spellbinders Labels Four and Decorative Labels Eight, Stickles, Tim Holtz Nordic stencil.

Timeless Tulips

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you’ve enjoyed your day! I am just popping in to share some cards I made with the SU! Timeless Tulips stamp set and coordinating punch. I didn’t originally plan to get this bundle but I’m so glad I did! First I made a Front Flap Card. The color is a bit off here…I used Highland Heather cardstock. The other flowers are Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. And I love that Parisian Flourish embossing folder! I also used the SU! Stitched Labels Framelits and MFT Cross Stitched Circles dies. The patterned paper is The Paper Studio- Ice Cream Parlor.

My second card has a Grapefruit Grove cardstock base and I used the SU! Basket Weave embossing folder. The other two flowers are Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. I used another one of the SU! Stitched Labels Framelits- I love that set of dies!

And I just kept going with a third card! This time I started with a Regal Rose base. The flower is Melon mambo. This embossing folder is similar to the SU! one but mine is the WeR Memory Keepers Quilted e. f. Inside the card is a Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangle.

Have a great week!