cherished friend, choose faith

Good morning! Today I have two CAS cards using a few Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. Here I used Long Stem Silhouettes, Celebrate Today, and Texture Tiles 2.

For the first card, I started with the brick pattern on the background. I wanted these flowers to really pop so I found a bright shade of red.

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On the second card, I stamped one of the Texture Tiles just in the center of the card. Then I added the flowers, letting them hang over the edges of the wood-grain pattern.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Long Stem Silhouettes, Celebrate Today, and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Poppy Parade, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry; accessories- SU! Smoky Slate twine, Large Oval punch, corner rounder.

Fruits of the Spirit

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using Sweet ‘n Sassy Fruits of the Spirit from the August Release. My first card is a simple layout with a scalloped oval cut from the embossed blue layer. Instead of adding a sentiment, I decided to just use the verse stamp in the set.

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For my second card, I added a die cut basket and stamped it with one of the Texture Tiles 2 stamps. I also stamped the bricks image on the background and sponged the bottom gray.

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Here’s a close up of the Texture Tile on the basket.

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The fruits were designed for bible journaling but work well for cards too.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fruits of the Spirit and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Soft Sky; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, SU! Sparkle embossing folder, foam tape, rhinestones, Gina Marie Woven Basket die.

don’t siesta

Good morning! Today I have another card using the Llama Love set from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy August Release.

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The llama image lying down goes perfect with this sentiment…don’t siesta let’s fiesta! I sponged some green ink over a stencil for my background and popped up a cactus to accent the main panel. Have I said how much I love this set? I love this set!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Llama Love; paper- white, black, SU! Pistachio Pudding; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Copics, Heidi Swapp stencil, foam tape.

llama just say…

Llama just say how much I love this stamp set! I was telling Korin that I wanted a llama set and conveyed some of the elements & sentiments I wanted. It’s hard to fit everything you like in, but she put our ideas together and came up with a great set! I’ll share another card I made this week and I’m anxious to make more. Plus, I can’t wait to use it in bible journaling!

Here I used Llama Love from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy August Release.

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The inside simply says “happy birthday”.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Llama Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pixie Pink and Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, rhinestones.

Teacup Roses

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the July Release. I used Teacup Roses and my first card also uses Rose Banner, which coordinates nicely! The sentiments in this set are just lovely and very useful. I sponged the background, then added half of a paper doily and some pearls.

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For the second card, I die cut an oval window in the front and placed my teacup image on the inside to peek through. The sentiment strip spans the open window. The bottom cup and the roses were paper pieced.

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I adore this teacup! It makes beautiful cards.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Teacup Roses and Rose Banner; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette and Pool Party, Doodlebug Kraft in Color, Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, Copics; accessories- Oval Nestabilities, paper doily, foam dimensionals, pearls, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One.

amazing grace

Hello! It’s a warm and humid day but wow…it’s so great to see the sun after several days of rain! Here’s a card with some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. I found a piece of cardstock that was colored with the old Smackin’ Acetate technique and cut it into a tag. It must be at least 12 years old or more. Yes, that’s right and no, I don’t know why I kept it that long (and there’s more). lol.

I used Life in Jesus, Serene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass, and Texture Tiles 1.

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I wanted to go with the purples in the tag. I like to see purple cards but I don’t create them very often. The words were stamped with black and “grace” was colored in with a black Sharpie. I added a half doily and die cut butterfly.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Life in Jesus, Serene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass, and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, black, SU! Lavendar Lace; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Lavendar Lace and Bashful Blue, Sharpie black pen; accessories- Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags, crochet thread, paper doily, Gina Marie Side Profile Butterfly, rhinestones.

choose joy

Good morning!  I have a card today with stamps from the Sweet ‘n Sassy July Release. Here I used Go God’s Way and Life in Jesus. I also used Serene Silhouettes: Trees to create a little scene with the bike.

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The grassy background was masked/sponged and the rest was just stamped and colored. Very easy! The July sets are fun to create with!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Go God’s Way, Life in Jesus, and Serene Silhouettes: Trees; paper- white, black, SU! Certainly Celery and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! markers, Copics; accessories- rhinestones.

go with faith canvas

Earlier this year I made a 4″ coaster for the magnetic frame that hangs by my desk and I planned to make a few more to switch out once in a while. All the tiles I have for my frame are square or round coasters and this time I wanted to try a 4×4 canvas panel.

For my canvas, I used Go God’s Way and Life in Jesus from the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps July Release. I also used Go With, Texture Tiles 1, and the Girl Power Printable.

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The background was done with a spritz of water added to acrylic paints. Then the words and bike were stamped with Archival Black and some texture was stamped on the grass with Archival Chartreuse. I colored with Inktense pencils and water with a brush. Normally the Inktense pencils would be permanent after wetting them but they were still workable since they were applied over acrylics so I sprayed the canvas with Krylon Workable Fixatif. Next I adhered the printed girl and covered the whole piece with decoupage glue. Some paper flowers were added last. It was fun creating on the canvas surface…I’ll be doing more of these for sure.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Go God’s Way, Life in Jesus, Go With, Texture Tiles 1, and Girl Power Printable; paper- white; ink- Archival Black and Chartreuse; accessories- 4×4 canvas, magnet, acrylic paints, decoupage glue, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Inktense pencils, brush, glue dots, paper flowers.

go with grace

Have you seen the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps July Release? Here are 2 cards using the new set called Go God’s Way (there’s also a matching printable!). I also used an older set, Go With. I think they pair great together!

I kept the first card CAS and I love how it came together in simplicity.

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A sweet friend of mine has a pink “bug” and a heart that follows the Lord so I made my second card in her honor. :)

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Go God’s Way and Go With; paper- white, black, SU! Barely Banana and Certainly Celery, Doodlebug kraft in color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry and Gumball Green; accessories- Copics, colored pencils, rhinestones, corner rounder.

6×6 Bruschetta Burgers

Hello! Just popping in quick with a 6×6 recipe card I made. This was for a recipe card class that I taught last night at my friend’s store, The Craft Shack. My husband and I enjoy these burgers which are served open-faced and I thought it would be good for a summer recipe class.

I used my Altenew Bold Alphabet for the word burger (love that alpha!). My friend, Lisa, had the super cute die set for the cow in her store and she had some suede paper to create him which totally added to the cuteness factor. lol. Instead of die cutting his eyes, I used some teeny tiny 1/8″ googlie eyes.

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The original recipe only had 3 ingredients for the bruschetta which I figured would taste very bland so I threw a bunch of extra ingredients in there and came up with my own!

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