it’s your birthday

Wow…I finally found some time last night to stamp!  I combined three of this week’s SCS challenges (Sketch, Ways To Use It, and Free For All) and came up with this.

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Lots-A-Spots, Birthday Word Art, and my Valentine Critters stamp sets. 

stamps-  Sweet ‘n Sassy Lots-A-Spots, Birthday Word Art, and Valentine Critters; paper- SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, black, white; ink- SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, Versafine Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- tracing wheel, Copics, button, crochet thread, foam tape, glue dot.

more shower pics

I have more pics today from the bridal shower…there were too many for one post!  First is the invitation.  There are several variations online for inspiration to make this style of card.  Since I needed quite a few, I went CAS (clean & simple) and made my own pattern for the dress.

The shower information was typed and printed for the inside so these went together fairly easily.  The words are from SU!

To decorate, we hung colorful paper lanterns on lines of string which is so popular right now.  They looked very cute! 

My neice made the cupcakes… she does a wonderful job.  The ones on the top right plate are my new FAVE….Coconut Cream!  They are filled and so yummy!  The chocolate frosted were Boston Cream and the dress was made with 2 flavors…plain vanilla and raspberry filled.

Yesterday I shared pics of the table decorations and here’s one of the tables set up. 

After we ate, it was time for a game.  Kayla likes the show Minute To Win It, so I suggested this to one of the bridesmaids and she did a great job in putting it together.  First up, the mothers had to race to take the tissues out of the box…one by one.  It is hard to grab just one!  I had them flying in the air and on the floor.  lol.

Next challenge was to toss rings into a bucket.  Judy rocked this one and got the required amount in first.  (That’s my cupcake girl tossing rings on the right!)

Here the little girls had to “un-tie the knot”…strings of pearls wrapped and wrapped around the ladies.

Ashley got a little silly putting together and stacking the glasses and Kim finished seconds before her.

I will spare my sister-in-laws the FUNNY photos of the challenge to get the garter from one leg to another without using their hands.  lol.  They were laughing before they even started.

Our game host called this challenge “So you think you can dance”.  I also heard it before as “junk in the trunk”.  Here our bride-to-be went against Jeannette to shake the Ping-Pong balls out of the tissue box (without using hands).  Again…saving the embarrassing photos!  ha!

Mary Ann rocked the challenge to get 6 rings on her straw first.  No hands.

And everyone got a prize for being a good sport!

To end the day, here’s Kayla opening one of her many wonderful gifts.  We are so blessed to have great friends and family!

Have a sweet day!

paper dresses, purses, and shoes

On Saturday we had a bridal shower for my daughter, Kayla.  I still can’t believe my girls are all grown up!  For her shower we went with a girly theme.  I made some paper purses and shoes for the table centerpieces and die cut lots of dress boxes for favors.  They were a lot of fun and turned out quite cute, I think!  My Scor-Pal was a life-saver and I used lots and lots of Scor-Tape

A friend helped me to trace and cut the purses and shoes that were done by hand with patterns or templates.  I went to Michael’s and bought 2- 12×12 paper packs (Recollections- Dreaming In Color) so the projects all coordinated.  The first three purses are a template by Becky Roberts.  The next three were done by making up my own measurements and were inspired by one my friend Tracy made a few years ago.  The last two purses were cut with my Sizzix Bigz Pro Pillow Purse die.  I used two patterns for the shoes… the Slip On Mule is by Stacy Cohen and the other shoe template is by Ellen Hutson

Here they are… what fun to create and embellish!  Do you have a favorite?

After the purses and shoes were decorated, I started making dress boxes for favors.  These were die cut with the Sizzix Bigz Pro Dress Box die.  I made over 40 and they all turned out a bit different.  Here’s just a few…

Thanks for popping in.  I will share more shower pics soon.  The games were fun too!  ;)

the greatest gift

I’m sharing another Christmas in July card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog today.  This card uses three new Christmas sets called Christmas Morn, Jesus is Born, and Christmas Innies.  They are wonderful sets for jump-starting your holiday card making.

A circle punch was used to create an opening in the card front in which the popped up sentiment shows through.  An additional sentiment was also stamped on the inside.

I hope this inspires you to get some Christmas cards ready.  Have a great Monday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Morn, Jesus is Born, and Christmas Innies; paper- SU! Gumball Green, black, vanilla, Bo Bunny ST. Nick Mistle Toe; ink- Gumball Green, Versafine Black; accessories- Sizzix Merry Christmas #2 embossing folder, circle punches, Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edge punch, SU! Tag Topper punch.

Christmas in July

Hello, Sweet ‘n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to our July 2014 Release blog hop!  This month we are creating some Christmas in July cards.  Why not get a jump start on making your holiday cards for this year?  Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is releasing one image set and two sentiment sets that not only look great on the outside of the card, but are perfect for finishing up the inside too.

Here are two samples I made using the new Christmas sets.  On the first card I also used Vintage Postcard.

As always Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and another  Release Day Challenge for you!

~One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a 
$10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th!

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: “Christmas in July”  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 50 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $20 Gift Code, so invite your friends to play along!  The winner (or winners) will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th. 
(Guidelines for the challenge are listed below!)

Now, for the Release!

First up…Christmas Morn

  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 9 Sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4″ x 6″
  • The Christmas tree image measures approximately 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

Whether your style is Clean and Simple, Vintage, elegant or cutesy, you’ll love mixing and matching the images and sentiments in this stamp set to create perfect Christmas cards for your family and friends!

Next is Jesus is Born

  • Stamp set includes 15 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6″ x 4″
  • The “Joy to the World” sentiment measures approximately 1 1/4″ x 1 3/8″ 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

These 15 sentiments are perfect for proclaiming Jesus, the real reason for the season!

And FinallyChristmas Innies

  • Stamp set includes 6 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6″ x 4″
  • The longest sentiment measures approximately 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

Do you have trouble finding just the right message for the inside of your cards?  This stamp set, like our other Innies stamp sets, will help you with the perfect sentiment for the inside of your Christmas cards this year!   AND, they are wonderful for the outside as well!

Don’t forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code.  Our challenge is “Christmas in July”  Just add your card to the gallery using the linky tool on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.  
Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:

- You don’t have to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You’ll have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter

- We’ll draw 1 winner from this week’s challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store!  

If there are 50 participants, (not including the DT), we’ll draw 2 winners!

- Please use code SNSJULYRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, July 18th to see if you’ve won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

card 1: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Morn and Vintage Postcard; paper- Wild Wasabi, Vanilla; ink- Wild Wasabi, Raspberry Ripple, Baked Brown Sugar, Versafine Black; accessories- SU! Decorative Label punch, foam dots, rhinestone.

card 2: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Morn; paper- Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Vanilla; ink- Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Versafine Black; accessories- circle punches, tracing wheel, rhinestone.

go around me

Hi!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I have a card I made at the end of school for the teacher I worked with who retired.  I love the Art Impression Golden Oldies! 

This image is called Jean and the sentiment is I’m Retired.  Here’s a close up..

She was a bunch of fun to color!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions Golden Oldies- Jean and I’m Retired; paper- white, brown, SU! Baja Breeze, MME- Stella & Rose- Mabel; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, tracing wheel, lace crochet ribbon, adhesive pearls, Stickles.

bone appetit!

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!  We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the first Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun.  And we’d love to have you join us!  This month it is Anna’s turn and her challenge is “Halloween”…Make a card/project with a Halloween theme! 

I LOVE shaped cards and I love to make my own patterns but I haven’t had much time for that lately… so it was super fun to sketch a bit and create this Cauldron Card!

The card fold is at the top, underneath the brew.  I added a few bubbles, some bones, and an eyeball….uh…yum? 

Here’s a template if you want to make one too.  :)   Click on the image and then right-click to save it to your computer.

Please join us and create a Halloween card… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXJUL14.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

  • anna wight
  • diane zechman (me)
  • jeanne streiff
  • kelli hull
  • kelly schirmer
  • lydia fiedler  

    stamps- SU! Piece of Poison, Wicked Cool, and Monster Munchies; paper- white, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Cool Caribbean; ink- SU! Lucky Limeade, Distress Black Soot, Versafine Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes folder, foam dots, circle punches.

    kindred spirit

    I’m a bit late but here’s a card I made for Monday’s CAS Challenge…Sunsets! 

    I used Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Together Silhouettes and Landscape Silhouettes to create my card.  The SNSS silhouette stamps are beautiful and so easy to work with!

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Together Silhouettes and Landscape Silhouettes; paper- white; ink- SU! Midnight Muse, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Versafine Black; accessories- gemstones, foam tape.

    my country

    Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month you are invited to play along and make something in the Colors Of Your Country/Patriotic.  I had a background piece that I made with the Shaving Cream technique at a friend’s house and I decided to turn it into an Easel Card.

    As I made this card on Thursday, I was thinking of our neighbor who was a veteran and passed away the previous day. He watched our girls grow up and was very proud of them.  He will be sadly missed.  Many thanks to all our veterans and service men and women!

    stamps- SU! For Your Country; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Night of Navy; ink- SU! Real Red, Night of Navy; accessories- Scor-Pal, star dies, foam dots, shaving cream, tracing wheel.

    magical masking tape

    Today I have another card that was made many months ago and got a little lost in my files.  I used the Magical Masking Tape tutorial to make a few masculine birthday cards.

    I love the images in the SU! Wetlands stamp set and when combined with this technique, creating quick cards is a snap.  The color combo used here would also work well for other occasions, including a sympathy greeting. 

    Tomorrow is the first of July already!  yikes.  Stop back and check out the new Scor-Pal challenge.

    stamps- SU! Wetlands; paper- Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, vanilla; ink- Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso; accessories- twine, studs, painter’s tape, tracing wheel.

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