Category Archives: Sweet ‘n Sassy

cacti greetings

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. Here I used Refresh My Soul and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order).

On my first card, I punched a 2″ circle in the white layer. Then I used 3 small images stamped repeatedly to frame the opening. The cactus was added and the whole layer was popped up.

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I stamped the large cactus repeatedly on the background of my second card. Then I punched three circles to add the cute cacti. Both cards have a few dots of Stickles to add a touch of sparkle. These images are versatile for many occasions.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Refresh My Soul and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Pistachio Pudding; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery; accessories- Stickles, Copics, 2″ circle punch.

Itty Bitty Blossoms

Happy Mother’s Day, friends!

Today I am sharing a couple cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. I used Itty Bitty Blossoms and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order). But before I get to the cards, be sure to check out the Mother’s Day sale!

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For my first card, I stamped the blossoms onto a kraft colored cardstock with black ink and spotlighted a few by coloring them with colored pencils. I also spotlighted the word “love” with a punched circle. The word “live” is actually the word “love” in which I didn’t ink the “o”, then I stamped the “I” in it’s place.

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My second card is a bit “out of the box”. I used one of the leaves in the set to create heart-shaped flowers for my Bleeding Heart image. The background was sponged with a stencil.

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The last card I am sharing today has a die cut background. The flowers and leaves were all stamped onto colored cardstock scraps and fussy cut. A simple “thanks” is all that is needed to finish it off!

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I love the versatility of these two sets and they pair together so nicely.

Have a great Mother’s day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Itty Bitty Blossoms and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, The Paper Studio- Pretty Petals; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Garden Green and Soft Sky; accessories- Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, Stickles, Copics, colored pencils, 3/4″ circle punch, ribbon, glue dots, glue pen, Gina Marie Stitched Circle Plate Background.

a mother’s love

Hello! Sweet ‘n Sassy has just released some great new sets for May…be sure to check them out! Before I share any of the new stamps, though, I have two Mother’s Day cards using a stamp set from the April Release. Here I used A Mother’s Love. This set has wonderful silhouettes and on the first card, I heat embossed the image and sentiment.

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For my second card, I masked and sponged the oval background. Then I stamped the silhouette and sentiment for a CAS card.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy A Mother’s Love; paper- white, black, SU! Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, MME- In Bloom; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Riding Hood Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- black embossing powder, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Ovals, Nuvo Drops.

Proverbs 12:26

Good morning! Last week I did a bible journaling page with the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Girl Power Printable Bundle. This is a cute printable but is also a little teaser for something coming next month…I think you’ll love it!

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“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

The first part of this verse varies a bit in different translations but the second part seems to stay pretty much the same. Other translations read more as “leading & guiding” our friends rather than “choosing” them. Do you know someone who seems to enjoy seeing others fail? God wants us to care for our friends and neighbors and guide them in the right direction, not lead them astray. “The righteous man is not “better” than his neighbor; he only cares about where he is going.” This is a good reminder for all of us. I think I will add some more journaling to this page.

Besides the printable, I also used God is Good, Child of the King, Choose Faith, Teeny Alpha, Furry Friends, Whimsy Bouquet, and Texture Tiles 1. The background is acrylics.

Have a great day!

rose banner x3

Hello! Yesterday I shared on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog a couple cards using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set from the April Release. This is the April Stamp of the Month set, called Rose Banner, and it’s free with your $75 purchase through 4/30/18!

For my first card, I stamped the top of the roses twice onto a strip of white cardstock, cut around the top of the roses, and layered them over an embossed panel. The roses were colored with Copics.

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For my second card, I first scored a piece of tan cardstock diagonally every inch in both directions. Then I masked and sponged the squares to make a tiled or quilted look. Then I placed the rose stamp in my MISTI tool and inked it with Distress Chipped Sapphire. I had a few missed spots and an idea hit. lol.  Instead of re-inking and stamping with the same color, I inked it with Distress Peacock Feathers. This gave a nice two-toned image!

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My third card is a CAS one…again using my MISTI. Here I stamped it twice with 2 colors. The second time was stamped on a diecut panel and layered over the first one.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Rose Banner and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers & Chipped Sapphire, SU! Smoky Slate & Strawberry Slush; accessories- Copics, MISTI, Scor-Pal, The Paper Studio Lattice Circles embossing folder, foam tape, rhinestones, pearl, twine, glue dots, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Rectangle Nestabilities, enamel dots.

be unique

Hello! I am sharing two cards today using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set from the April Release. Here I used Be Unique. This set will definitely be a favorite!

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I really wanted to color my unicorn pink but when i stamped the sparkles on her, she reminded me of the My Little Pony Unicorns. lol. So I looked her up and colored her as she is supposed to be… her name is Rarity. :)

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For my second card, I went CAS. I had some die cut tags leftover from a previous project and it just sort-of fell together! Don’t ask me why I have purple clouds…I have no idea! lol. There’s a few dots of Stickles on the faint gems in the background.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be Unique; paper- white, SU! Pool Party, Making Memories- Meg; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, EK Success 1/2″ and 3/4″ circle punches, Recollections 5/8″ circle punch, button, Impression Obsession 140-D flower die, foam dots, MFT Blueprints 14 and Stitched Traditional Tags.

hoppy Easter

Just popping in with a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps card to wish you a “Hoppy Easter”! Here I used the Hoppy Easter stamp set.

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I used a bunny on my card today but I encourage you to remember what Easter is really all about. :)  Have a great weekend! He is risen!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Hoppy Easter; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Crumb Cake, Doodlebug- Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, SU! Cloudy Day embossing folder, MFT Leafy Flourish and Cloud Trio, Taylored Espressions A Tisket A Tasket, foam dots.

well-watered garden

Good morning! I have been very lax in sharing my bible journaling pages but I am popping in quick with a page I did yesterday. In case you aren’t aware, I wanted to share with you that Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps now has Bible Journaling printables (which include a devotional)! There are currently 2 bundles available and another really sweet bundle coming in April!

Here I used the March bundle, Garden of Grace. I had in mind that I wanted to print a girl on a clear sticker and I’m not sure when I came across this verse but I knew it would be perfect for this printable.

Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)  The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.

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The background was watercolored and I stamped the words with Versafine Black. I used Living Water, Texture Tiles 1, As the Deer (retired), and Common Words 1 (retired). I wanted to add some more journaling to the page but didn’t want it to become too busy. I’m not sure if I will add it later or leave it as is. But I’m happy with how it turned out.

Have a blessed day!

birds & blooms trio

Hello! I am sharing a few more cards today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the March release. Here I used Birds & Blooms, Skinny Minnie Alpha, and Texture Tiles 1.

I stamped the bird and branch on my first card, then the top portion plus the branch were masked. I lightly sponged with blue and stamped one of the Texture Tiles over top. The bird & branch were colored with Copics. A few images were stamped second generation on the top, along with some faint yellow dots with another Texture Tile. Half of a paper doily and some pearls finished it off.

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My second card is very CAS with a deep purple ink and more pearls.

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And my last card is another CAS one but this time in pink. The other half of the paper doily was added to the top and another pearl.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Skinny Minnie Alpha; paper- white, black, SU! Concord Crush, Pink Pirouette, and Regal Rose; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, and Regal Rose; accessories- Copics, staple, pearls, paper doily, ribbon, MISTI, SU! Banner punch.

got cake?

Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the March release. This time I used the awesome new SNSS alphabet, Skinny Minnie Alpha, with an oldie but goodie… So Sweet Cocoa!

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I stamped Cocoa Mouse and the alpha letters by lining them up in the MISTI. Then I simply used a ruler to quickly draw some lines to “box him in”.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Skinny Minnie Alpha and So Sweet Cocoa; paper- white, black, SU! Gable Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MISTI, ruler, black pen.