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Monday, November 28, 2011

Many Thanks!

Hi everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Speaking of thanks, I created this CAS thank you card to give to a friend of mine for a birthday gift that I recently received.


I used one of my fave sets from Sweet N Sassy stamps called Wildflowers (I used it on my last post too lol). I took an acrylic block, inked it up 3 different timees before I stamped it on my paper so it created blotchy rectangles. I then stamped the flowers over the top of the 3 rectangles with black ink.

stamps- SNSS Wildflowers and Many Thanks (sentiment)
ink- SU coral, baja, and celery
accessories- rhinestones, scallop border punch, foam tape, acrylic block

Thank you for spending a part of your day with me! Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Coral Wildflowers


I have an all occasion card to share with you today. I made this it for the color challenge on SCS this week which was coral, limeade and baja breeze. The beautiful flower image is from the Wildflowers set from Sweet N Sassy stamps. I colored directly on the stamp with Stampin Up markers before stamping the image. Stickles was used on the center of the flowers. I created the decorative frame around the oval by using a Martha Stewart border punch. You can see directions on how to do this HERE.

stamps- SNSS Wildflowes
CS- cameo coral, white
accessories- stickles, pearls, MS border punch, cuttlebug polka dot folder, scallop corner punch, white organdy ribbon

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Present

I have pretty limited craft budget so I really enjoy getting the most out of my supplies and using them in new ways. For the card I am sharing with you today, I used an all occasion everyday stamp set to create a Christmas card. I was inspired by a Christmas ad that I recently saw and that is where the idea for my card came from.


I stamped several different images from Sweet N Sassy stamps Seeing Spots set in both red and gold inks to make a square. I then matted it and used some organdy ribbon to make it look like a present. The card was further embellished with gold stickles and gold pearls in the corners. I "framed" the sentiment by placing it between 2 score lines. I was fairly happy with how this card came out and I am planning on making more in some different color combos.

stamps- Seeing Spots from SNSS
Cardstock- Gold Sparkle, Blanc Sparkle and red from Paper Temptress
embellishments- gold pearls, gold stickles, gold organdy ribbon, and scor-pal

Tis the season for holiday shopping! This week's birthday special at Sweet N Sassy stamps is Buy a $25 gift certificate and get a $5 gift certificate for yourself. Now that is my kinda shopping- one for you and one for me too so everyone is happy lol.

Well, have a great day and I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet Sparkly Snowman

Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop! Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is so excited to be celebrating four wonderful years! A fantastic group of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps design team members past and present, along with some special friends, have put together this fabulous Birthday Blog Hop to kick off a whole month of fun. We have 37 stops so the hop will take place over three days - feel free to take your time visiting each blog! You have until 11:59pm EST November 9th to leave comments on as many blogs as you can. On Saturday, November 12th Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will announce FOUR winners (chosen at random from comments on random stops along the hop); each lucky winner will receive a prize pack including stamps, dies, paper & twine valued at $40!

If you have been following along already you should have come from Shannon White. If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from there. You won't want to miss any stops along the way! Also, don't forget to comment on as many stops as you can....the more comments the better your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs! :)

Here is what I created for the hop


I used the snowman image from theSnow Special set and "colored" it with red, silver, and stardust stickles. I stamped 2 snowflakes from the Snowflake Flourish set and popped them up over my snowflake punches. The patterned paper is from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes Christmas paper pad. I love the little snowflakes in some of the dots of the background panel. My layout is the Sweet Stop sketch for this week. All of the edges were sewn and rhinestones were added for the buttons. This is such a sparkly card in person and my teenage daughter gave it the thumbs up lol.

Your next stop on the hop is Katlyn Traxler, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this party train:

Glad you were able to stop in today, enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snowy Rhubarb Christmas

Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Day Blog Hop! This month we have are doing something really fun - the Design Divas and the Digi Team are hopping together, to celebrate the fabulous clear stamps, digis, and dies being released tonight!! Grab your favorite cuppa and maybe some of that yummy chocolate the kids collected this week ;) and get ready for some amazing eye candy! Don't forget to join us tonight at 8:00PM EST in our member company forums over on Splitcoast stampers - we have a great release party planned! There will be full reveals of all of the stamp sets, digis and dies, plus challenges AND prizes!!!

If you have been following along already you should have come from Mary Faus. If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from there. You won't want to miss any stops along the way!

Here is what I created for the hop


I used the new Rhubarb's Winter Fun set. I colored Rhubarb with copics and used stardust stickles for the snow. The super cute patterned paper is called Holly Jolly Christmas from Echo Park- love it! I sanded the edges of all the dp before matting and my layout is the Sweet Stop sketch for this week.

copic colors- E 23, 25, 27, 50, 51, 53; R 000, 0000, 35, 37, 39; G000

Here is a close up

Your next stop on the hop is Makiko Jones, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of team members sharing new release goodness today:

Kim Schofield
Sandy Domelle
Ceal Pritchett
Mary Faus
Janette Olen- you are here
Makiko Jones
Kim Singdahlsen
Jessica Fick
Stephanie Wright
Dina Kowal
Holly McMillen
Carol Longacre
Taylor Usry
Cathy McCauley
Margo Smith
Bridget Finlay
Harriet Skelly
Monika Davis
Korin Sutherland
SNSS blog

Also, if you did not already know the birthday sale for this week at Sweet N Sassy stamps is 50% off all digis!!!! How awesome is that?

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:
Charisma Cardz- Cutesy Projects

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!