scripture crosses

Good morning! Today I have 2 cards to share with a very popular set from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release, Scripture Crosses. This set sold out quickly but you can pre-order now…more are coming! I used the same sentiment image on both cards with various flourishes. I also used flowers from the sweet new Genuine Love stamp set.

Here I stamped the cross onto patterned paper. Then I masked it and stamped some flowers “behind” it.

I went with different colors for my second card but stamped the cross on patterned paper once again. This time I added flowers to the corners of the main image and popped one up.

There’s plenty of time to get your Easter cards done and these sets are perfect to use! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scripture Crosses and Genuine Love; paper- white, black, SU! Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, MME- Hello Gorgeous and The Sweetest Thing, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze; accessories- rhinestones, Stickles, SU! Victorian Photo Corner punch, foam dimensionals.

magic picture changer

Hello! Just taking a break on this beautiful day to pop in and share a fun interactive card I made earlier this week using the Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamp set and their new Magic Picture Changer set of dies.

The main image is cute enough, but…

…when you pull the tab, the picture changes to reveal another scene!

I got my little raccoon a bit high so I added the “hello” below him.

Want to see it in action? Click below.

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So fun! You need to try it!

SNSS March blog hop

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy March 2019 Release After Party Blog Hop! This month SNSS has released a wonderful collection of spring and Easter themed sets. We love them ALL and wanted to share a little papercrafting inspiration with you. Please be sure to visit all of the blogs below for some fabulous eye candy and then leave a comment at every stop along the way for a chance to win. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop! What’s not to love about free stamps??? We’ll announce the winner next week, so let’s get hopping.

I created a CAS (clean & simple) card for the hop with a kraft colored card base…

First I used some post-it notes to mask off the right side of the card front. I used a fine black marker to draw a line along the edge. Next I chose some coordinating colors of ink that I thought might work ok to stamp onto the kraft colored base. I used the awesome heart and flowers from the SNSS Genuine Love set from this month’s release and stamped them on the lower right corner. Then I added my saying with stamps from SNSS’s His Love set. I finished with a few enamel dots.

This is a very easy, soft-colored card and it would have a different, striking look if you simply switched it up with white cardstock and bold colors!

Here’s the link list for the hop…

Thanks for hopping with me! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Genuine Love and His Love; paper- SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Tip Top Taupe, Highland Heather, Wild Wasabi, Dapper Denim, Pool Party; accessories- enamel dots.

John 19:28-30

Hello! Today I am sharing a bible journaling page that I did with a new stamp set from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release called He is Risen. I went out of my comfort zone with this one. lol. I’ve had this pictured in my mind for months, inspired by the song At the Cross by Chris Tomlin. When I saw this new set I knew it would be perfect to use.

I envisioned what I wanted the background to look like and I was pretty sure acrylic paints would work the best so that’s the direction I went. After masking the verses, black and red were brushed on first with foam brushes. Then I added the white. After it dried, the images were stamped with Archival Black ink. The crown of thorns seemed to get a bit lost on the page and since they were such an important part, I stamped them a second time to make the crown thicker.

I really wanted the lyrics to be white letters with a colored background so I created them in Photoshop and printed them out. I’ve added them here in case you would like to print them for yourself! The other words were hand-written and the crosses drawn with a white paint pen.

I sometimes get asked how I come up with a page so I thought I’d share here the pics I saved for inspiration…

I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into God’s word and glorify Him with your creativity!

Have a blessed day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy He is Risen; paper- white, black; ink- Archival Black; accessories- acrylic paints, craft mat, foam brushes, white paint pen, SU! Key Tag punch.

genuine love

Good morning! Today I have 2 cards to share with a super cute set from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release. Here I used Genuine Love… a must have!

On my first card I also used His Love and a butterfly from Made New (last month’s free set) which can now be purchased! To start, I cut a circle out of a post-it note and threw the circle away. I used the negative part to place around my stamped words as a guide. Then I stamped the wreath inside of my masked circle. I cut the blue flower from the heart image in His Love.

I made another “wreath” around the words on my other card too. This time I started with the arrow image, bending it on the clear block to make it curved.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Genuine Love, His Love, and Made New; paper- white, black, SU! Pretty in Pink, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, various SU! inks; accessories- Copics, rhinestones.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Hello! I recently had a chance to do a page with some of the new stamps from the Art Impressions Bible Journaling line. They are not yet released on the website (they will be later this month) but you can watch for them at Scrapbook.com or check with your local stamp store. I was thrilled to see that Bonnie created a set for my favorite verses… Proverbs 3:5-6. It also has two other verse stamps to choose from and lots of other possibilities.

Bonnie has many video tutorials where she teaches watercoloring the Art Impressions way and bible journaling. Be sure to check them out. She uses Watercolor Ground to prep her pages but I haven’t tried that yet.  I have only tried gesso and I don’t like using that. I really don’t mind a little wrinkle and bleed-through so my method will be slightly different.

First I stamped the words and images from Ai 5131- Stone Path Set with Versafine Black ink. I chose this ink because I wanted to watercolor with my Derwent Inktense pencils. Make sure you heat set the ink! I like to mix it up and combine stamp sets you normally wouldn’t use together so I tried to think of a person or critter that I could add to the page. I decided upon this cute mouse from the Ai 4803- Mouse Slider Set. I think he looks pretty happy about the path he’s chosen.  Then I colored my page with the Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I love that Ai includes a colored image in their packaging. It gives you a great guide or starting point for coloring!

After it was dry I stamped the grass & flowers (4051- Foliage Set and 4868- Flower Set 2), inking them with various markers. Then I lightly went over them with the waterbrush using Bonnie’s technique.

I made a coordinating tab for my page with the same grass and flowers and adhered it with Scor-Tape.

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5131- Stone Path Set, 4803- Mouse Slider Set, 4051- Foliage Set and 4868- Flower Set 2, mega date stamp; paper- vanilla; ink- Versafine Black, water-based markers; accessories- water brush, tab punch, Inktense pencils, Scor-Tape.

girl power 2

Good morning! Today is the last day of February… (already!) and I have 2 more cards to share from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release. Here I used Girl Power 2, Typewriter Blocks Alpha, Made New and Forever & Always.

All of the stamps this month coordinate so well and while I had them all out, I realized that I could try putting the butterfly wings on a girl from Girl Power 2. It worked perfectly lining them up with my MISTI!

Next I paired the alpha with another hairstyle on the girl for a different type of card.

Have you ordered this month’s release yet? Have fun combining sets and see what you come up with! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Girl Power 2, Typewriter Blocks Alpha, Made New and Forever & Always.; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique, Making Memories- Chloe’s Closet; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Melon Mambo, Early Espresso; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, SU! Scalloped Border punch, rhinestones.

butterflies x4

Good morning! I have FOUR cards to share using the Sweet ‘n Sassy February Stamp of the Month: Made New. These butterflies are so pretty and very versatile. Last week I shared two other cards with them…they’re so fun to use! For my cards today I also used these SNSS stamp sets: Forever & Always, Typewriter Blocks Alpha, Nature Silhouettes, and Long Stem Silhouettes.

I stamped them in lots of colors for my background on the first card, then the black one was popped up with dimensionals.

I colored a rainbow of butterflies on my second card…

For the third card I die cut the top corner and sponged some inks on the layer behind it. Flowers were stamped with the same colors and the butterfly was colored to match.

This last card started out a disaster as I had one mistake after another. I was too stubborn to toss it after all the effort put into it so I kept going. LOL! In the end, I liked it after all. 🙂

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Made New, Forever & Always, Typewriter Blocks Alpha, Nature Silhouettes, and Long Stem Silhouettes; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, LOTS of SU! colors!; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 dies, SU! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, circle punches, rhinestones, foam dimensionals.

butterfly hellos

Hello! I have two CAS cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy February Stamp of the Month: Made New. I also used Happy Alpha and Scribble Flowers. This is a great butterfly set!

Before I get to the cards, I have a special code to share with you…

Now, here I diecut a triple window die in the front of my first card to showcase the butterflies and stamp a simple “hi”.

On my second card I stamped “hello” with the alpha set. I kept the elements CAS by stamping the butterfly and flowers with black ink onto colored cardstock.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Made New, Happy Alpha and Scribble Flowers; paper- white, SU! Peach Parfait, Hello Honey, and Marina Mist, Making Memories- Chloe’s Closet; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitches, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows, rhinestones, foam dimensionals.

love you

Good morning! I think I have made more valentine cards this year than any other. But what’s not to love about valentine cards, right? Today I have two more to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.

On my first card I used the new Forever & Always set. I also used How Tweet. I drew the little thought bubbles with a black pen and kept it a CAS card in black & white so the colored heart would pop.

For the second card, I used the same Forever & Always set and also used Texture Tiles 1. The background hearts are more of a peachy-pink color. The flourish heart is so pretty! I popped it up with foam dots.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Forever & Always, How Tweet and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, black, SU! Melon Mambo; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate; accessories- foam dimensionals.