dazzling dahlias

Hello! Flowers are blooming everywhere and I finally got a chance to use this beautiful, big bloom! I have been wanting to paper piece the Dazzling Dahlia and here’s the first two cards I made. I used papers from Authentique- Renew.

When I was choosing papers, I saw this text print and decided to do a black & white card. The die cut for the sentiment is from Gina Marie Designs.

I love how patterned papers give an image a whole new look. Give it a try!

Bushel of Blessings

Good morning! Today I have two fall cards to share with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set. This one is called Bushel of Blessings. For both cards I “colored” and created the background using the acrylic block technique (apply ink to the block, spritz with water, and then apply to the paper).

For the second card, I made sure the acrylic block was mostly covered with ink so I would get the wavy shape of it.

Have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bushel of Blessings; paper- white, SU! Hello Honey and Cherry Cobbler, The Paper Studio- Be Jeweled; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Distress- Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade; accessories- MISTI, Mini Mister, acrylic block, Spellbinders Labels One and Scalloped Labels One, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames, rhinestones.

courage

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps August Release Hop! There’s another great 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 comment for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One 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, August 19.

I have 3 cards to share today and they are all about courage. I used the new set called The Lord’s Battle for all three cards. The first one also uses God Bless America. I hand drew the pole for the flag.

My next two cards are for cancer awareness using the ribbon image. I also used Marker Alpha and Texture Tiles 5 on the pink breast cancer card.

The lavendar card is for all types of cancer. Here I also used a small flower from Tea For Two.

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

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy The Lord’s Battle, God Bless America, Marker Alpha, Texture Tiles 5 and Tea For Two; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, scrap patterned paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Distress Picked Raspberry; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, Gina Marie Stained Glass Border, Wonky Stitched Squares, and Scalloped Stitched Circles dies, Copics, rhinestones.

coffee talk

Good morning! Today I have two quick & easy cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Here I used the August Stamp of the Month set… Coffee Talk. The funny thing is that I don’t drink coffee. But I do enjoy making coffee cards for others! They are always perfect, too, for tucking a gift card inside to a local coffee shop.

For my first card I stenciled some morning rays and layered an old die cut window I found in my stash. It was just what I needed to “sit” the coffee cup on.

Next I repeatedly stamped a cup and sentiment for a background. I planned to add a layer with my focal image but I liked the background so much that I didn’t want to cover it up. I decided to make one of the cups my focal image instead. A scrap of patterned paper was used to paper piece the cup.

Grab a cuppa and have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Coffee Talk; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight, scrap of patterned paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, MFT Kraft; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Tim Holtz Rays stencil, window die cut, twine, rhinestones.

simply the zest

Good morning! I have one more SNSS card to share this month. Here I used the July Stamp of the Month, Summer Fruits… a fun, fruity new set perfect for your summer-time cards!

The dots on the lemons aren’t near as bold as in the picture! My camera really picked up on those. lol. I kinda liked how this card came together. I may use this layout again. EDIT: I’ve added a sketch below if you’d like to try it!

Have a great start to the week and stay cool! It’s supposed to be another hot one!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Summer Fruits; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate, MME-Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, foam dimensionals, enamel dots.

virtual stamping 6

Happy Saturday! I’m back with a bunch of cards for various challenges with friends. For my first one I used up some flowers leftover from a previous project. These are from Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. The sentiment is from SU! Peaceful Moments. I also used SU! Coastal Weave embossing folder and Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges 2.

The second card uses Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon. This was for a sketch and favorite flower challenges. I’m not sure I really have a favorite flower but I do have fond memories of my grandmother’s snapdragons in her flower beds. I still can’t resist squeezing them!

I combined 4 different challenges for the next one…monochromatic, a sketch, using retired colors (I chose Baroque Burgundy), and using gingham. The flowers are from SU! Bloom With Hope.

The front of this card was for a sketch challenge and the inside was a special fold. The butterflies are SU! Butterfly Gala and the Butterfly Duet punch.

 We were challenged to CASE a card by Jane Daniels from the UK. I loved her use of diamonds! Here’s my slightly different layout/colors/sentiment using SU! Positive Thoughts and the Birch Press Sending Sugar Script die.

Another special fold…this time using SU! Free As A Bird and Botanical Gardens dsp. I also used Sizzix Bold Flora dies.

The next two cards are for a challenge to pull out those old wheels. I chose the SU! Neighborhood Wheel. The sentiments are from a Taylored Expressions printable.

How long has it been since we did punch art? I found these two pieces in my stash from quite a while ago. The first was for punch art and sketch challenges. Remember Care Bears?

The second was for punch art and woven strips challenges. The sentiment is an old wood block by Amuse.

A friend said to dig out an old set…so I dug out SU! 2004 Rhyme Time and paired it with a Darice Numbers embossing folder.

The last card was for another sketch and also using wheels. This time I used the SU! Making Tracks wheel. The motorcycle is from SU! 2003 Born to Ride.

That’s it for this time…Have a great day!

 

virtual stamping 5

Good morning! It has been a month and a half since I shared the cards I’ve made while stamping “virtually” with my friends. We’ve been busy with our family and I haven’t had time to post them… so I am splitting them up. Here’s a few I made with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and I’ll share the others later this week.

My first card was for a Double Panel Gatefold challenge and I used Bee Sweet. Such a cute set! The paper is Pebbles- Garden Party.

Here’s how it opens…

and I stamped the inside to match.

This little tag wasn’t a challenge project but it coordinates with the card, so here you go. lol. I wanted a tag to attach to this fun bee ice cube mold and this set was perfect to use! I also used Die-Namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5 dies.

The next two were for a patriotic and flags/pennants challenge. I used God Bless America and the paper is Pebbles- Americana.

Here I used Dount Worry for a Donut themed challenge. I made this a 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ card. The paper is Recollections- Girl Squad and I used Momenta Decorative Rectangle dies.

The inside…

The July Stamp of the Month is Summer Fruits… a fun, fruity new set just in time for summer! Here I used it for a sketch challenge. The paper is Pebbles- Tealightful.

My last pic today is also for a sketch challenge. I used Time Well Spent and Gear Up, pairing them with circle punches and the old Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder.

And HERE’s two more challenge cards that I already posted in case you missed them. Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

flower garden

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets. Here I used Flower GardenTrue Beauty, and Bee Sweet. Such fun sets to work with…it’s another month with awesome new sets! Aren’t these flowers pretty?

Both of my cards today are pretty quick and easy. Some simple coloring is all that’s needed! I added an embossed border to my second card and attached the butterfly in the center so it’s wings can pop up.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Flower GardenTrue Beauty, and Bee Sweet; paper- white, black, SU! Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Simple Stories- Homespun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Darice Leaf Border embossing folder, Gina Marie Stitched Scallop Rectangles, adhesive pearls, enamel dots.

  

True Beauty

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June 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 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, July 22.

The stamp set that I’m using today, True Beauty, sure is a true beauty! So many possibilities with this set! First I just used the outline stamp to create a CAS pink and black card.

Next I used a few of the flower images together to make a square Joy Fold style card. The flaps of the two sections overlap when closed.

The base is 4 1/4 x 6 3/8, scored at 2 1/8. The smaller card layer is 3 x 6, scored at 3. I wanted the center to be left open for a hand-written message so I stamped my sentiment on the left flap.

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 True Beauty; paper- white, black, SU! Regal Rose, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Regal Rose, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, Garden Green; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, enamel dots.

 

bloom

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets. Here I used County Fair Alpha, True Beauty, and Flower Garden. For both cards I wanted the words to stand out so I first stamped the alphabet in black ink. I stamped the flowers on the first card in lighter shades of blue and layered it onto a matching card base. So simple but pretty!

For my second card I decided on the word “bloom” and then had the idea to have a flower actually blooming from it. Another simple card but whimsical and cute.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy County Fair Alpha, True Beauty, and Flower Garden; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky and Soft Seafoam; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, MFT Blueprints 31 and In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares.