Just a quick card to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day!
In case you’ve missed it, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is celebrating their 8th birthday all month long! Be sure to keep checking Facebook and the blog for samples, give-aways, and promotions! Currently SNSS is offering 25% off all dies with the code BDAYDIES25!
Today I am sharing a card with the You Light Up My Life stamp set.
This card was made as a Z-Fold card… here’s an open view.
A close up of the cute snowman…
A Little About Me:
My husband and I live in northeastern PA and are empty-nesters except for our spoiled pup. We are very excited to soon become first time grandparents! I have been stamping for 15 years and have been blessed to work on several design teams.
1. How long have you been a fan of Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps? I became a customer and joined the DT, as well as joining as an illustrator in February 2013.
2. What do you enjoy outside of stamping? I like to cook and bake (especially making soups in the cooler weather), spending time with family, reading (although I am always behind on that), and watching Christmas movies this time of year!
3. What is your “day” job? I work part-time in a learning support classroom.
4. Who inspires you? I find inspiration everywhere…it’s all around us! Recently I created this card that was inspired by this photo…
5. Share a fun or interesting fact about yourself that most people might not know. I don’t drink coffee. I enjoy making coffee themed cards but I don’t like to drink it!
6. What advice would you give to a new stamper? Start with good quality basic supplies…trimmer, scoring board, cardstock, stamps and ink. You will be so much happier with the results of your projects.
7. What is your favorite SNSS set? It is honestly too hard to pick just one…Korin has beautiful stamps! Of course, I like all my own sets. 😉 But if I must choose, I guess I would say Parisian Postcard. So lovely and so versatile! Here’s a few cards I have made with it.
Thanks for popping in…happy stamping!
stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy You Light Up My Life; paper- white, red, green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fence die, Copics, Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, ribbon, Bow-Easy, pearls.
There’s a new Ai Challenge today… “Rudolf Red and Evergreen” (use red & green!) and we are showcasing some NEW Ai and Hampton Arts Christmas Sets which are exclusive to the Michael’s craft stores!
I made 2 similar cards using the Ai Reindeer set (SCO715).
I also used one of the oval dies from the Scallop Easel Dies (4700) to create the cutout in the card front.
Here’s some closer views of the Ai images…colored with Copics.
Be sure to check out your local Michael’s store! Here’s a pic I took of the two NEW Ai/Hampton Arts sets at mine…
Now it’s your turn to make a card or project using red & green and join us in the “Rudolf Red & Evergreen” Challenge!
stamps- Art Impressions Michael’s exclusive- Ai Reindeer set (SCO715) ; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding; ink- Versafine Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions Scallop Easel Dies (4700), paper trimmer. Bow-Easy, ribbon, tracing wheel, adhesive pearls.
Hello friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another one of my favorite CHA samples, this one using the Angel Spinner stamp set (4673) and matching Angel Spinner dies (4692). This sweet little angel is such a cutie!
I simply embossed a cloud background and die cut an oval opening in the front.
Here’s the back side of her…this view is from the inside of the card.
I really love the Spinners…they are so much fun!
Have a great day and… happy stamping!
stamps- Art Impressions Angel Spinner stamp set (4673); paper- white, SU! Daffodil Delight; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions Angel Spinner dies (4692), Spellbinders Large Ovals, crochet thread, Scor-Tape, SU! Clouds embossing folder, ribbon, Bow-Easy, Clear Wink of Stella, SU! small oval punch, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stars dies, adhesive pearls, foam dots.
Hello friends and happy Thursday!
The current Ai Challenge is “Be Merry” and we are showcasing the NEW 2015 Christmas images! I used the cute little penguin from the Christmas Cheer set (4666). They’re all adorable…it’s hard to pick a favorite!
I veered from the traditional red & green colors of Christmas and went for a bright one! I really like this color combo! The penguin embossed background adds a fun touch too.
Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the “Be Merry” Challenge!
stamps- Art Impressions Christmas Cheer set (4666); paper- white, green, black, aqua, MME- Colorful Christmas; ink- Versafine Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Christmas Set embossing folders, ribbon, The Paper Studio Enamel Dots.
Hello friends! Yes, I know it’s only Thursday…lol!
Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with one of my favorite samples made for the Ai CHA release using the Robe Spinner stamp set (4677) and matching Robe Spinner dies (4696). Who wouldn’t love to receive a card with this FUN image and sentiment?!
I love my job but don’t we all look forward to Friday?
I placed my die cut opening slightly off the edge of the card front for a fun, different look. Here’s the back of her as she spins around on the string she’s attached to.
The matching dies make lining her up and attaching her to the string so easy! Here’s some close ups.
I hope you try the Spinners…they are so much fun! Have a great day and… happy stamping!
stamps- Art Impressions Robe Spinner stamp set (4677); paper- white, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, Regal Rose, and Prea Pizzazz, MME- Fine and Dandy Girl; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions Robe Spinner dies (4696), Zig 2-way Glue Pen, Spellbinders Large Ovals, crochet thread, Scor-Tape, Sweet ‘n Sassy Speech Bubbles dies & Leaf Silhouettes dies, C.C. Designs Daisy Chain Border Die, foam tape, The Paper Studio Rosette Ribbon.
Hello friends! Before I get to my card today, let me first say thank you to all our Veterans for their service to our country. Thank you!
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is celebrating their birthday all month long and we have lots of inspiration to share. Be sure to keep checking Facebook and the blog for samples, give-aways, and promotions! This week SNSS is offering free shipping with your $30 order until Thursday, November 12th. Be sure to enter code BDAYFREESHIP at checkout.
Today I am sharing a card with one of my fave sets… Nature Silhouettes 2. This set is so fun to use by stamping the silhouettes over a sponged background!
The lower half of the stamped panel was masked off before sponging. A circle was punched from an additional mask to sponge in the sun. Then a sentiment was added from The Future stamp set and another bird was stamped beside it.
Have a great Wednesday and don’t forget to thank a veteran!
stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Nature Silhouettes 2 and The Future; paper- white, SU! Peach Parfait and Island Indigo; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Peach Parfait, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Doily Borders Dies, circle punch, rhinestones.
Today Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is in their 8th year of business and we are having a birthday blog hop to celebrate! I pulled out my Valentine Critters stamp set and matching dies, and the Birthday Word Die to make my card to share in the hop today.
The Valentine Critters can be used for any occasion…not just Valentine’s Day!
To celebrate SNSS’ birthday, each day a different set is featured on the blog and Facebook and there are give-aways and promotions all month long! So be sure to keep checking the blog and social media…and follow our hop.
There’s one big prize for the hop today so be sure to comment along the way!
(That’s the Birthday Word Die in the bottom of the prize photo that I used on my card today!)
Thanks for popping in! Have a great Monday!
stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Valentine Critters and Keep in Touch Too; paper- white, SU! Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Word Die and Valentine Critters dies, foam dots, tracing wheel, rhinestones.
Hello friends! It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!
We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the second Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun. And we’d love to have you join us! This month it is Kelly’s turn and her challenge is “Wrap it Up…Make a tag that coordinates with your gift wrap“.
Here’s my tag… the words were typed on the computer.
My tag is a super simple one and my “gift wrap” is actually the oven mitt itself! I work in an elementary school and this was a gift for someone who helped in our classroom. All the kids wrote their names on the oven mitt with a Sharpie and then the mitt became the “wrapping” as it was filled with some treats.
Please join us and create a tag that coordinates with your wrapping… then share it on our Facebook page! Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXNOV15. Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created! Here’s who’s playing this month:
stamps- Art Impressions Blooming Birdhouse (4603), tag- MFT Stitched Traditional Tags dies.
Hello friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with this card using one of my favorite Ai People… Maude (1238)! I am not a morning person so I can totally relate to her attitude! Funny thing is…I enjoy making coffee themed cards but I don’t drink it myself! lol. The sentiment is from the Giraffe Set (4190)…cracks me up every time I read it!
Here’s a close up of Maude.
I carried the theme to the INSIDE of the card with Maude stamped in light brown and a sentiment from the Cathy Caffeine Set (4322).
The elements on this card were originally made for a Card Candy Swap that I had with some stamping friends. The pieces were all layered and embellished, then adhered to a piece of clear acetate (or use vellum or wax paper) with a removable glue dot. I thought it would be fun to emboss a background piece as well to slip in the baggie behind the acetate.
This is a 4×6 clear bag with the topper attached.
If you’ve never made card candy, I would encourage you to give it a try! It’s a great way to trade or share with your friends and so fun to see what you create with the pieces!
Have a great day and… happy stamping!
stamps- Art Impressions Maude (1238), Giraffe Set (4190), and Cathy Caffeine Set (4322); paper- white, brown, SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette, American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Distress- Tea Dye; accessories- Copics, Sizzix On The Go embossing folder, clear acetate, removable glue dots, 1 1/4 and 1 3/4 circle punches, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Banners Dies, MFT Blueprints 22, Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Cross Stitch Circles, Stitched Rounded Squares, and Oval Tab die, foam tape, Cinnamon Stickles, Prima Flowers, SU! Word Bubble dies, Memory Box Coffee On The Go dies.