Category Archives: cards, etc.

butterfly thoughts

Hello and happy Saturday!  It was a cold week but that didn’t stop me from stamping some warm greetings.  Butterflies are cheery and I am smitten with the one in the Parisian Postcard stamp set!  The images all go together so nicely and are wonderful to collage.  Here are 2 quick and simple, black & white cards with just a pop of color.

The butterflies and sentiment on the first one are popped with dimensionals.  I also used an image from Grunge Elements to “distress” the panel.

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I stamped the flowers repeatedly on a panel for the second card, then offset it when it was adhered.  The sentiment is from God Is Bigger.

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The tips of the butterflies’ wings were rolled on the green inkpad to add more color…but you could easily use markers to do the same.

Have a great weekend!

card 1: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Parisian Postcard and Grunge Elements; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Lucky Limeade, Coastal Cabana, and Midnight Muse; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mini Tags dies, foam dots, linen thread, gemstones.

card 2: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Parisian Postcard and God Is Bigger; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Lucky Limeade and Coastal Cabana; accessories- gemstone, corner rounder.




caught a bug

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is releasing their SPC (Sweet Perks Club) bundles a bit early this month and one of those bundles is my Get Well Critters stamp set and matching dies!  There are 2 other fun bundles so be sure to go and check out what’s new!

Here’s a quick & simple card with one of my Get Well Critters.

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And here’s a pic of the whole set…plus matching dies…


Now go check out all that’s new on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog and in the store!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Get Well Critters; paper- white, MME- Dolled Up; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, corner rounder, tracing wheel, baker’s twine, foam dots, rhinestone.

good friends…

I made a quick card last night for this week’s SCS Sketch Challenge using my new Sweet Sarah stamp set…

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The front says “They say that good friends are hard to find” and on the inside I stamped “That’s because the BEST ones are already mine!”  So true, isn’t it?

Have a great day…stay warm!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Sweet Sarah; paper- black, white, SU! Blushing Bride, MME- In Bloom; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, adhesive pearls.

Parisian collage

Have you seen the new Sweet ‘n Sassy release?  It’s great!  Today I used one of the new sets, Parisian Postcard, to create a fun collage.

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I used various colors that matched my patterned papers and then stamped the sentiment and image that I wanted as a focal point in black.

I am anxious to play with these stamps some more!  It will be a go-to set for sure!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Parisian Postcard; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- SU! Pool Party, Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, Versafine Black; accessories- foam dots, gemstones, tracing wheel.


light the candles!

Yay! Today’s a snow day!  I think I might get a little crafty today.  But first, here’s a fun card I made with the Art Impressions Fire Out stamp set.

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I just love these fun AI People…they are sure to bring a smile!

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This card was made for the current Art Impressions challenge… use something new.  She sure was fun to color!

stamps- Art Impressions Fire Out; paper- white, black, SU! Strawberry Slush, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- corner rounder, gemstones, Copics, Clear Wink Of Stella.

new release… Sassy & Sweet!

I am a bit excited about this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release!  I love every release but this month I have 2 new stamps sets available…Sweet Sarah and Sassy Cindy.  Plus we have a new stamp designer with a fabulous new set, Parisian Postcard.  AND…Korin has a fun set of Speech Bubbles dies.

I have 2 cards to share today with my 2 new stamp sets and I’ll pop in the blog next week with a fun card I made with Parisian Postcard (this one is great for collage!).  Here’s the first card I made with Sassy Cindy…

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She is fun and quirky and I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

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Here’s the whole set!

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Next, I made a card with Sweet Sarah… her sentiments are just as fun but more on the sweeter side…

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And take a look at the rest of this fabulous release!

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Release Giveaway!

As part of our release day fun, one random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code for  the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, January 15th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, January 16th!

We can’t forget our fun Release Day Challenge!

Since it’s a NEW YEAR, we want you to Use something NEW”   

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!)

- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)

- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges  - You’ll have until Thursday, January 15th at midnight EST to enter

- We’ll draw 1 winner from this week’s challenge to receive a $10 credit to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store!

If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we’ll draw 2 winners!

- Please use code SNSJAN2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries

To enter simply share a link to your creation with the linky tool on the SNSS blog!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, January 16th to see if you’ve won!

Now it’s time to see what the DT has created with these fabulous products! The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool on the SNSS blog…HAPPY HOPPING!

Sassy Cindy card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Sassy Cindy; paper- SU! Crumb Cake, Pool Party, white, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, button, rhinestones.

Sweet Sarah card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Sweet Sarah; paper- SU! Crumb Cake, Pool Party, white, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, corner rounder, Heart Nestabilities, adhesive pearls.


best wishes

Today on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog we are featuring the Birthday Word Art stamp set that was released earlier this year.  This is one of my go-to sets for birthday cards…I just love it!  Here’s a card I made for the blog today.

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I created a sort of “faux paint chip” look with three colors of cardstock strips.  The flowers from the Happy Place stamp set were embossed over top with white e.p.  Stamp your sentiment, add a few gemstones and twine, and you are done!

I can’t believe today is Christmas Eve already!  Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Word Art and Happy Place; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, and Pistachio Pudding; ink- Versamark, Versafine Black; accessories- white embossing powder, twine, gemstones.


Christmas by the sea

Hi friends! I hope you are having a great weekend.  Brian is working on our computer and I am typing on an IPAD so this will be short and sweet.  ;)

On Friday Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps featured their Beauty By The Sea stamp set. Here’s my sample…I went a bit out of the box and created a Christmas card with it.

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A close up..

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I embossed the shells with white e.p. for a soft look. And I added some holly from The Christmas Silhouettes stamp set to make it festive.

stamps- Beauty By The Sea, Christmas Morn, and Christmas Silhouettes; paper- white, SU Pool Party; ink- Versamark, SU Pool Party and Always Artichoke; accessories- white e.p., corner rounder, water brush, SU Fancy Fan and Square Lattice embossing folders, ribbon, foam dots, pearls, Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes and Beauty By The Sea dies.

in my thoughts

This week’s CAS challenge on SCS is to add a tree.  Here’s my card using Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Bare Tree die and a sentiment from Scripture & Sentiment Companions.

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scripture & Sentiment Companions; paper- Soft Sky, brown, DCWV The Green Stack; ink- Versafine Vintage Sepia; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bare Tree die, button, crochet thread.


case-ing Cheryl

Just popping in quick today with a card I made to honor my good friend Cheryl Rowley!  (I miss her lots!)  Cheryl is this week’s Featured Stamper on SCS…congrats, Cheryl!  Click here to see her card that inspired mine.

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I stamped this image at a friend’s house one time and I still think I need to purchase it!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

stamps- Whipper Snapper Fall Jar Bouquet, sentiment- Studio G $1 stamp; paper- SU! Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, The Paper Studio Gingham; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Crushed Curry; Copics, Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch.




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