Thursday, February 22, 2018

Oh What a Savior!!

We are almost to the weekend and after my crazy week, I am looking forward to a little down time. Today's cards remind that no matter what comes my faith will get me through it!

I have a couple of cards using the new Sweet N Sassy What a Savior Clear Stamp Set. It is wonderful and powerful - you will love it!!

For the first one, I used Yupo paper and alcohol inks to create a background, then added a banner with one of the bold block style sentiments in copper embossing.

The second card has a blended Distress Oxide background that I embellished with the rose in the set - I used versa mark and randomly stamped it onto the background then heat embossed in gold powder. I added a wonderful sentiment (gold embossing) onto vellum from Be Encouraged. I l-o-v-e this one!

I hope these inspire you! Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal, here to share with you today a clean and simple birthday card using one of our new releases, Spring Blossoms.
To make my card I started with a Pool Party top folding card base and a white panel cut down with a scolloped and stitched die.
I stamped the daffodil or buttercup as we call them here, with memento ink and then masked it off to create the background. For The background I used a Tim Holtz stencil, Skylight ink and a stencil brush. After I finished the background, I removed the masking and colored the image using Chameleon pens. To finish the card I stamped a birthday greeting from the same set and attached the panel to the card base. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Spring Blossoms

Hello sweet friends!  Spring is just one month away, and I am ready for warmer weather and balmy days now!  Nothing screams Spring more than tulips and daffodils and that is just what you get with the new Spring Blossoms stamp set released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month.  I have two cards to share today that use this beautiful stamp set.

The tulips from the Spring Blossoms set were masked and colored with Copic Markers.  The split sentiment was added on pennant flags.  I can't resist adding a little stitching!

I found this discarded stenciled background in my stash and decided it would make a good base for the copic-colored daffodils from the Spring Blossoms stamp set.  Oxide inks were used to create the background.  Some light stamping with the Typewriter Text Background stamp was also used to add a little texture.  A past Freshly Made Sketch was used for the design of the card.

The stamp sets used to make both cards are available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

These Spring Blossoms will help me enjoy a little bit of Spring until Spring arrives!
Thanks so much for stopping by...have a blessed day!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Happy Springtime

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I don't know about where you are but here in Northern California it is definitely feeling like springtime!  Love being able to open the house up and not have to be bundled up!
For today's card I used the NEW Spring Blossom stamp set.  I had a lot of fun coloring this beautiful daffodil with copic markers and then added a touch of sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Clear Marker.

The Hoppy Easter stamp set is the February 2018 Stamp of the Month and is FREE with a $60 order (after all discounts and before shipping & tax) through 2/28/18.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sweet Spring Blessings

{jane bosi}. Sweet Spring Blessings, Sweet Friends!  Today, I’m sharing a springy creation from the frozen tundra mostly to remind myself that Spring will come. There will be warmth again, new life and baseball even. Soon.

I started my creation with a swatch of fabric that seemed a perfect fit with the feel and style of the Whimsical Bouquet stamp set:

After sewing the fabric to a card stock base, I stamped, embossed and layered various stems and flowers to create a bouquet of my own. It was great therapy to trim each piece—I love me some good ol’ fussy cutting!

To finish things off, I used this months FREE with purchase set, Hoppy Easter, to add the perfect sentiment. Another great, versatile set!

Be inspire...get awesome!  
TTFN, Jane

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Help Comes From the Lord

Hi Sweet Friends!

Julie, here sharing a masculine card designed with several stamp sets- Scene Silhouettes: WoodlandScene Silhouettes: Trees  and Be Encouraged.

To create this card, I stamped the tree image from Scene Silhouettes:Trees with archival black ink onto a piece of designer paper, applied clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  I used a distressing tool to lightly distress the edges before mounting onto a piece of black cardstock and adding to the white card base.
I also stamped the bear image from Scene Silhouettes: Woodland   and the sentiment from Be Encouraged with archival black ink onto a piece of white cardstock, applied clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing had cooled, I die cut the bear image with a square stitched die and mounted onto a piece of black cardstock.  I decided to hand trim the sentiment, mounted it also onto black cardstock and used a stencil brush to apply antique linen distress ink over both images to “antique” the paper a bit.

I looped a bit of polished hemp twine onto the card front (I used hot glue to adhere behind where the focal image would be located) and finished off the card by mounting the bear focal image along with the sentiment using dimensional foam.

This card was my Valentine for my hubby :-)  We love to drive along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park and are constantly looking for bears. On one particular day trip, we saw ten bears (the highest number for one day for us)!  We also love the majestic vistas and they remind us of God's Creative Handiwork- Our Help Comes From the Lord, we are so thankful to Him!! 

Also, don’t forget this month we are offering Hoppy Easter as the February 2018 Stamp ofthe Month FREE with a $60 order (after discounts and before shipping) through 2/28/18. This set is so cute!! 

Plus we have free shipping and handling (in the US) for orders over $75.00 (after discounts).

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and God Bless, sweet friends!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What a Savior

Greetings friends! Kim here with you today, sharing three cards, featuring the new What a Savior stamp set, which includes eight sentiments, four of them jumbo sized, and five floral images. You can see the full set of stamps below. 

This week's video and project features three tri-fold cards, each showcasing a Distress Oxide technique. On each of my cards, I'll demonstrate three different quick and easy ways to add Distress Oxide ink to card fronts. I'll also show you how to create an easy frame utilizing simple shaped dies. Be sure to watch the video below for the step-by-step instructions, and if interested in products click on the links below the supplies title. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Monday, February 12, 2018

oh glorious day

Hello! I am sharing a few cards today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the February release. Here I used the What A Savior stamp set.
For the first card, I smooshed some Memento Teal Zeal and New Sprout inks onto a craft sheet and spritzed with water. Then I laid my white cardstock down to pull the color. When dry, I stamped the words with Tuxedo Black and the flowers with Teal Zeal. I stamped an additional flower with Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, then popped it up with foam tape. Two gemstones were added above & below the words.

On my second card, I repeatedly stamped the flowers in black for a background, then colored just one in a very light turquoise. The word Jesus was outlined with a marker and the other three words were stamped onto colored cardstock, cut out, and adhered. If you look closely, there's a hint of fine gold thread under the word panel.
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

No spring skips its turn

Spring flowers... I can't wait for them to bloom. I have a lot of daffodils in my garden and the little green stems are coming out of the ground now, but I hope to have a wonderful sea of yellow flowers soon.

So while I'm waiting for my garden to get all these wonderful colors I decided to color these beautiful spring flowers from the Spring Blossoms stamp set. I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor markers and a water brush. I die cut a window out of my card so I could add the watercolor panel behind it. At first I was thinking to stamp my sentiment on the larger border at the bottom of the card but the little sentence 'No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn' fitted perfectly on top of the watercolored piece. So now I felt like something was missing on the bottom part of the card. So I decided to stamp another tulip and cut it out to give the card a little bit more dimension. I adhered the tulip with foam tape so it's really on top of everything else. I added a couple of sequins to give the card a little bit more sparkle and that's it for today!

I hope you're inspired to create something with these amazing flowers too :)
- Lucinde

Friday, February 9, 2018

Is It Here Yet?

OK, I know we have another month (or so) before Spring is sprung, but it was bright and sunny today after a weekend of rain... The weather combined with the stamps I used for today's cards is making me smile out loud because I know Spring is just around the corner so YAY!

I have two cards for you. Both use the new Sweet N Sassy stamp set Spring Blossoms.

The first one is CAS I colored it up with Polychromos pencils and added a sentiment from Be Encouraged. To finish it off, I added a few dew drops. 

I love this one!

The second one combines inks and fussy cutting for a more dimensional look.

I used distress inks to create a simple background with a splash of colors. I used the tulip image and stamped it up several times making sure to curve the stem on my block for some of them because in my experience, bouquets of tulips always have some stems that are bowing. I extended the stem with a multiliner then colored my flowers with Copic markers. I cut them out and created a bouquet tied with twine. For my sentiment, I chose one of the great sentiments that come with the set.

I love tulips (especially peach ones) and I love this one too!

I had so much fun with these. I hope you are inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!