giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are able to spend time with family today and reflect on all you are thankful for. I have two CAS thank you cards to share using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. Don’t forget about the SNSS specials this month to go along with the November birthday release!

Here’s the current special:

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Here I used Give Thanks and Chunky Lowercase Alpha. I made one for fall…

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…and the second one for Christmas!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Give Thanks and Chunky Lowercase Alpha; paper- white, red, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, ribbon, MFT Blueprints 15, foam dimensionals.

ghoul friends

Hello! I mentioned last week that we have been busy here with remodeling and I have a bunch of cards and projects that I’m a bit behind on sharing. Here’s one that I am way late with…or maybe really early for next year! ha! I love the Art Impression gals and this Halloween set is a cute one!

Here I used Ai Ghoul Friend Set.

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The glasses (wine and corrective eyewear!) all have Crystal Effects to make them shiny.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

stamps- Art Impressions Ghoul Friend Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Tangelo Twist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, foam tape, Crystal Effects, enamel dots.

Cocoa’s Cups

Hello friends! We are in the midst of some home remodeling and I’ve neglected my blog the past two weeks but today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the November birthday release. SNSS has TWO special throwback sets this month. Here I used Cocoa’s Cups. They are also celebrating their 11th anniversary with various weekly specials. This week you can save 11% on the Creative Worship and digital products.

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My first card has an open middle in the card front with my image panel bridging the top and bottom sections and holding the bottom in place. I was reminded of this design and inspired by a card Michelle Zindorf had recently done. On this card I also used the Texture Tiles 4 set to create the plaid backgrounds.

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The coffee cup was paper pieced with some coordinating paper scraps from my stash.

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A few flakes, gemstones, and enamel dots finish it off. This is such a fun card design!

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For my second card, I decided to create a shaker. Here I also used the Chunky Lowercase Alpha.

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I placed some various shapes of sequins inside.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Cocoa’s Cups, Texture Tiles 4, and Chunky Lowercase Alpha; paper- white, SU! Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Pink Pirouette, scrap designer papers; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Always Artichoke; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, foam tape, enamel dots, Martha Stewart Polar punch, gemstones, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames, acetate, sequins, Scor-Tape.

Noel

Hello! Halloween is only a day away but today I am sharing my last two Christmas cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4.

The first card is CAS with some ink sponging on the background. Some snowflakes were stamped in black and others with blue ink.

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I stamped the tree line monochromatic on the second card and the deer were stamped over a scrap of plaid from Texture Tiles 4 which was left over from another project. Love those deer!

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Real Red and Crumb Cake; accessories- Stickles, Martha Stewart Holly Leaf punch, twine.

coffee…then all the things

Hello! Today I have two more cards to share using the coffee themed Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. This great set is called Jesus & Coffee.

Here are two CAS encouragement cards to let someone know you are 100% behind them…and coffee will help too! My first card simply has a strip of washi tape across the top and the cup is popped up on dimensionals. I colored the cup black and added some dots with a white pen.

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My second card also uses the Sunshine Girl Alpha to help create the sentiment. This cup was paper pieced.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Jesus & Coffee and Sunshine Girl Alpha; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party and Soft Sky, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sharpie white paint pen, corner rounder, foam dimensionals.

love coffee?

Good morning! Do you love coffee? I actually don’t drink it but I do like to make coffee themed cards. They are great to have on hand when you want to add a gift certificate to your local coffee and donut shop!

Today I have two cards to share using some coffee themed Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release and I will share two more on Monday. Here I used Jesus & Coffee.

On this first card I also used a plaid stamp from Texture Tiles 4, the October Stamp of the Month, to create a patterned To-Go cup in a fun Santa style. Part of the sentiment is from All Wrapped Up and a matching embossing folder was used for the background.

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For my second card, I also used the Sunshine Girl Alpha to create the sentiment. Here I paper pieced the middle band on the cup and used an edge die for an interesting background panel.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Jesus & CoffeeAll Wrapped Up, Sunshine Girl Alpha, and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, red, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red and Pool Party; accessories- Copics, circle punch & die, Sizzix On The Go embossing folder, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Scalloped Basic Edges, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, adhesive pearls.

thrill of hope

Happy Saturday! The SNSS teams are working ahead for Christmas and today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4.

For my first card, I stamped the images in black and then used black ink again with a plaid from Texture Tiles 4 to create the background.

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The images on my second card were stamped with navy ink. I first stamped some green and blue plaids and cut them to sizes that would piece together nicely.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, black, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Certainly Celery; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim; accessories- foam dimensionals, gemstones, Stickles, linen thread, circle punches.

all wrapped up

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used All Wrapped Up.

On my first card, I did some simple masking to stamp the presents…then colored with Copics. The tiny snowflakes on the last present are from Thrill of Hope.

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The plaids are so popular now…even in wrapping paper! Here I stamped a plaid from the October Stamp of The Month set, Texture Tiles 4, and used it for my background. I also used a small piece to stamp the present on. The present was stamped a second time on white cardstock and just the ribbon was colored, cut out, and layered on top.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy All Wrapped Up, Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, black, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery; accessories- Copics, ribbon, gemstones, Stickles, 1 3/4″ punch.

Christmas Word Art

Good morning! Today I am sharing my last 2 card samples using stamps from the Sweet ‘n Sassy September Release. Here I used Christmas Word Art.

I randomly sponged a background over a stencil for the first card, then added a few stars. The main panel also has a sponged background with a few swipes of a damp cloth over the blue stamped words. Then I stamped a few of the words in green and cut them out to adhere on top of the blue. You can’t see the few dots of sparkle added to this!

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I stamped the deer head and snowflakes using my MISTI on this one. The words were stamped in black and then water-colored over with blue & green.

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Korin has a knack for putting the word art together! I will definitely be using this set for some Christmas cards this year!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Word Art; paper- white, navy, SU! Pear Pizzazz, DCWV dots, stripes & plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery, Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Island Indigo; accessories- TCW Mini Quatrefoil Reversed stencil, stickles, Spellbinders Labels Eleven, foam tape, gemstones.

all roads lead home

Hello! I have a fun card to share today with another one of the new sets from the Sweet ‘n Sassy September Release. Here I used Home For The Holidays. I love the image of the door with the stones around it!

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I decided that I wanted to be able to peek through the door and see the tree inside so I carefully cut the panes out with an exacto knife and placed some clear acetate on the inside of the door to resemble glass. I also cut the center from the wreath image and “hung” it on the door.

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I stamped and colored my door image and then stamped it again onto my card front. The entire door was cut from the card base and then I just cut part of the way around it on my image panel so the door remained attached and could be opened. I used the white door that was cut out to use as a pattern for the acetate that was attached inside the door that opens.

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The tree was adhered inside so it lined up behind the door.

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Here’s the inside with a greeting and a few presents.

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And here’s one more card with this set… with the truck and sweet pup!

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Home For The Holidays; paper- white, black, scrap dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics. craft knife, cutting mat, acetate, MFT Cross Stitch Circles.