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Friday, July 31, 2009

Sweet N Sassy stamps blog hop day 3

Today is the last day of the Sweet N Sassy stamps blog hop. The DT members have had some really great projects to share. If you have not already been hopping then you will want to start out at the SNSS blog because you won't want to miss any of the super samples. The theme for this month is "take a walk on the wild side". I am featuring the baby blessings set on my card.

I stamp my hippo 3 times, once onto the white and twice and onto the patterned paper. I cut out the 2 patterned hippos and attached them with pop dots for dimension. I sewed all the layers and added pearls and twill ribbon as embellishments.

Inside of the card

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Baby Blessings
CS- cloud 9 dp, white, celery
accessories- pink pearls, pop dots, celery twill, sewing machine

I am the last stop on the blog hop. Stop on back to the Sweet N Sassy blog for the hop wrap-up.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweet N Sassy stamps blog hop starts today and a sale

Hi there! The Sweet N Sassy stamps blog hop starts today and the DT has some great projects to show you. This month's theme is take a walk on the wild side. I am not one of the stops on today's hop but I just wanted to let you know about it and that there might just be a prize involved :). I have the blog hop schedule listed on my side bar for you. The first stop is the sweet n sassy blog.

Also, in addition to the Christmas in July sale SNSS is having a clearance 5 day blow-out sale where many of the items on the site are being reduced 40-50%. Now this even includes some of the basic grey 6X6 pads! You will want to hurry over to the Sweet N Sassy store because things are moving quickly.

I will be back on Friday with my blog hop card to show you.

Blessings, Janette

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 97

Good Monday to you all! Today is my friend Heather's birthday and it is also my grandma's 85th birthday. So my mojo sample today is the birthday card that I will be giving to my grandmother tonight at her party that is going to be at my house. The sketch and sample are below:

I used one of my favorite Verve sets for my card- Because of You. I used my SU moss and perfect plum markers and colored directly on the stamp and then stamped my image onto poison ivory cardstock from Paper Temptress. The floral scroll in the corner is from the vintage set of 4 cuttlebug dies.

stamps- Verve Because of You
CS- artichoke, plum, TAC Angelee dp
accessories- artichoke buttons, linen thread, cb vintage dies, circle nesties, SU markers, sewing machine

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today! You'll want to stop by the mojo Monday blog for the info on this week's sketch and to be inspired by the wonderful samples that my fellow mojo makers have for you.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 41

This week's high hopes challenge is sparkle and shine and is brought to us by diva Nikki. Well those of you who visit my blog regularly know that this was not a tough challenge for me at all as I love anything that sparkles LOL. My card today will be for my oldest daughter who turns 13 in just a couple short weeks- yikes!

My image was colored with copics and then I add the sparkle- and lots of it LOL. I used sparkly fibers on the boa which I just attached using a two-way glue pen. The necklace is made from tiny rhinestones and the flower on the hat has stickles and a rhinestone too. Each of the layers was stitched and I further accessorized my card with satin ribbon, prima flowers and shimmer brads.

stamps- high hopes dress-up Danni, dress for success
CS- Paper Temptress noir metallic, bo bunny dp, neenah white
accessories- rhinestones, shimmer brads, primas, stickles, sparkly fibers, pop dots, corner rounder punch, satin ribbon, copics (BG72, BG75, E000, E00, R20, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, RV13, RV14, E33, E37)

I hope you enjoy the challenge this week and will play along with the divas. There is a very nice prize up for grabs so stop on by the high hopes blog for challenge/prize info as well as some amazing samples from the divas.

Have a great day and God bless!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sweet stop Saturday sketch 14

Hi there everybody! I hope that your week is going well. It has been busier than normal trying to catch up on all the things that i have been behind on since I was away.

Anyway, today I have my sweet stop sketch card to show you today. Below is the sketch and my sample.

I stamped my stocking image twice from Christmas Cheer, colored with copics, popped up the dog, and accented the white with stickles. I stitched around the image and around the patterned paper layer. All the Christmas stamps are still on sale at Sweet N Sassy stamps for the rest of the month for the Christmas in July sale.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Christmas Cheer
CS- riding hood red, basic grey figgy pudding dp
accessories- shimmer brads, stickles, SU eyelet punch, pop dots, sewing machine, copics

Be sure to check out the sweet stop blog today for the sketch details and some more terrific samples from the DT that are sure to inspire you.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 96

Hey there! Long time no post huh? I was blessed to be out of town visiting my best friend. I got home Saturday night and now am swamped with trying to catch up on my stamping and household obligations. It is going to be a very busy day! Anyway, I did get a chance to make a card for the mojo Monday sketch. Below is the sketch and my sample.

I used some new paper that I just got from My Minds Eye for this card- so pretty! I stamped the scripture from Sweet N Sassy stamps Jesus cares set and sponged around while still in the die to bring more attention to it.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Jesus cares set
CS- My Minds Eye dp, Paper Temptress ultrasmooth white, basis light yellow
accessories- PTI satin ribbon, pearls, hat pin, crystals, nesties, paper piercer

Check out the mojo Monday blog for some more awesome samples from the mojo makers which are sure to inspire you!

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping in and sticking with me during my break!

Monday, July 13, 2009

mojo Monday Week 95

Good mojo Monday to you all!

I used some white fun flock on the fox's fur and stickles on the hat. I also used my blender pen in straight strokes over the rust so it would resemble fur.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps birthday buddies
CS- basic grey Marrakech dp, Paper tempress hot fudge pop tones, neenah white
accessories- copics, brown pearls, sewing machine

Be sure to check out the challenge info and mojo makers' samples on the mojo monday blog

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

high hopes challenge 39

This week's challenge is brought to us by diva Anna and it is called upsy daisy.

I am not sure if Missy is holding daisies but close enough right? I used my prismapencils and gamsol to color her. The flowers and the bow and popped up with popdots and are accented with stickles.

stamps- high hopes Little Missy
CS- guava, choc chip, white
accesories- square punch, paper piercer, stickles, prismapencils and gamsol

Be sure to check out the high hopes blog to see the challenge info and this week's prize. Also, high hopes has released oodles of new awesome stamps yesterday and they are a must-see! Crissy certainly outdid herself with this release for sure. The new images have been uploaded to the high hopes website and are now available for puchase.

Have a blessed Lord's day Sunday and as always thank you for visiting!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch 12

Hi everyone! As you are reading this I am out of town with my daughters. So the next couple posts from me will be rather short posts as I am trying to schedule them before I leave, hopefully they will post as scheduled too.

Below is the sweet stop sketch for this week and my sample.

I made a Christmas card because there is a Christmas in July sale at Sweet N Sassy stamps this month. I used the Christmas scripture set on my card and the gorgeous papers I used are from the incandescent line at Paper Temptress.

Be sure to check out the sketch details and some terrific samples from the Sweet N Sassy Sr DT on the Sweet Stop blog.

Have a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2009

mojo Monday 94 - CONTEST

Good mojo Monday to you! This week's fab-o sketch is a contest week. Julee is giving away 7 awesome Verve sets of the winners' choice so I hope you will have a chance to play this week.

I really struggled with my card this week as I have had a sinus headache and it was very late last night when I finally finished it up. See the sketch and my sample below:

I used the newly released In His Time set from Sweet N Sassy stamps for my card today. I really love the scripture in it. I paper pieced the moth and actually made it shorter so it would fit on my card. I used a spica glitter pen on it and accented with black pearls. I also used a multi-liner pen to doodle a frame around the scripture.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps In His Time
CS- black eclipse from Paper Temptress, BG Ambrosia dp
accessories- black pearls, spica glitter pen, grey taffeta ribbon

The mojo makers have such great samples to get you inspired on the mojo Monday blog. You will also find the challenge details there so you can play along with us.

There are also 2 other challenges I would like to mention quickly:

Sweet N Sassy stamps is the sponsor of this week's CPS sketch and I think that there may be a prize involved too. I have not had a chance to play along yet but hope to.

This week's color Monday challenge which I host on Christian Papercrafts is to use your bold brights.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 38

Hi there! This week's challenge is brought to us by the super sweet and amazingly talented Crissy. She has asked us to use polka dots on our projects. I love using polka dots so I enjoyed this challenge quite a bit.

I used the Friday sketchers sketch this week for my layout.

stamps- High hopes hopeful ant
CS- olive, white, rust, fall flowers dp
accessories- SU eyelet punch, taffeta ribbon, button, prima, sewing machine, copics

I am glad you stopped in today. I hope that you will take a minute to check out the high hopes blog to view this week's prize up for grabs and get some inspirtation from the divas' terrific creations.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch 11

Hello everyone and Happy 4th of July to all the Americans!! Doing anything special to celebrate? Not sure exactly what we are doing here yet. Probably try to see some fireworks tonight.

Korin has a great sketch for us to use again on the Sweet Stop Blog. See the sketch and my sample below:

I decided to create my own patterned paper using the circle border stamp from the newly released beautiful borders set. This is the same set I used to create the CAS cards on my last post. See how versatile they are- a must have LOL! So I picked these colors because I was playing along with last week's color challenge on SCS. I stamped the borders in tangerine tango ink. I then colored the centers with my Y19 copic and then added the blue dots with my B06 marker. My main image is from the new birthday buddies set which is just so adorable. I think that the mouse is my favorite buddy. He came out darker than I wanted. I wanted to try some new markers that I had not used before and after all the shading it was a bit too dark but oh well. The balloons are cut out and popped up with foam dots and a spica glitter pen was used for the sparkle.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps beautiful borders and birthday buddies
CS- tangerine, white, pacific point, summer sun
accessories- rhinestones, taffeta ribbon, spica glitter pen, primas, corner rounder punch, copics (Y17, Y19, YR00, YR02, YR07, YR09, B05, B06, E70, E74, E77)

Check out the Sweet Stop blog for some awesome inspiration from the rest of the SNSS Sr. DT. They have some great projects to show you!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!