pumpkin spice latte

Hey… It’s FALL, y’all!  I have an extra fun card to share today for Simon Says Stamp’s 2018 STAMPtember® releases! You may have noticed that I stepped down from the Art Impressions team to focus on some home improvements and a few other things. But I am happy to occasionally continue guest designing for Ai! I love their stamps and you will love this special set designed for SSS’s Stamptember!

Are you a lover of all things fall and pumpkin spice? This set is for you!

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These two gals from Ai- SSE18 Pumpkin Spice are so cute sitting on the pumpkins…I just had to paper piece some of their clothing in autumn prints!

Be sure to check out all of the SSS’s Stamptember releases!

stamps- Art Impressions SSE18 Pumpkin Spice; paper- white, Echo Park the story of fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges, Spellbinders Labels 10, gemstones.

put on the full armor

Hello! I am just popping in quick with a few projects to share using some new stamps from the Sweet ‘n Sassy September Release. Here I used Armor of God and Winter Birds.

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I stamped the helmet and shield for a background on my first card, then chose some of the words to put my sentiment together.

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I tried a different sentiment on my second card and added a bird from Winter Birds, a piece of paper doily, and some gemstones.

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My last project was a simple bookmark with some fibers that were deep in my closet for the top.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Armor of God and Winter Birds; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Island Indigo; ink- SU! Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Island Indigo; accessories- fibers, paper doily, rhinestones, Copics.

winter birds

Good morning! September is usually full of Christmas in the crafting community so everyone can get a jump start on their holiday projects. Today I have two cards to share using some new Christmas images from the Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps September Release.

Here I used Winter Birds to create 2 CAS cards. I started with a pear green base for both. On the first one, I overlapped three of the images in different shades of green. Then I added a silver cardstock circle and popped up the dove.

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On my second card, two of the leaves were stamped around the edges to frame the cardinal which was also popped up.

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Have you started on your holiday cards? I hope these give some inspiration!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Birds; paper- white, black, silver, SU! Pear Pizzazz; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Certainly Celery, and Tranquil Tide; accessories- Copics, Gina K. Wreath Builder, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Martha Stewart traditional scallop punch.

mighty fortress

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the September Release. Here I used Mighty Fortress which was created for the bible journaling line.

I found an image of a hymn page and resized it to fit my card, then printed and stamped over them. On my first card I also used an image from Texture Tiles 2 to stamp a stone wall. Several words were stamped onto the red cardstock which was torn away.

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For my second card I made a skinnier card, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, and simply placed the fortress in the corner.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mighty Fortress and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, black, SU! Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Tip Top Taupe, Gina K Red Velvet; accessories- Copics, ribbon, paper flowers, button, Circle Nestabilities.

 

incredibly blessed

Good morning! September is just around the corner but I still have two more cards to share using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the August Release.

Here I used Incredibly Blessed to get started on some fun fall cards. The first one has some cute paper-pieced pumpkins. I stamped the middle one and masked it before stamping the other two.

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The second card is CAS with a few falling leaves and acorns.

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We had SO much rain this year…record amounts…that it seems like we didn’t have summer. But I do love autumn and am anxious for the cool fall weather!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Incredibly Blessed; paper- white, black, SU! Peach Parfait, Dusty Durango, Crumb Cake, echo park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, gemstones.

Happy Scarecrow

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the August Release. Here I used Happy Scarecrow and Texture Tiles 2.

For my first card, I stamped the scarecrow in the middle and masked him. Then I stamped the stone texture image and sponged it with gray ink. The top was sponged with a rays stencil. How cute is this happy scarecrow?

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The leaves and pumpkin were popped up.

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My second card is CAS. I simply stamped in black and layered on the colored elements.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Scarecrow and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, SU! Peach Parfait; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Peach Parfait, Crushed Curry, and Smoky Slate; accessories- Copics, Tim Holtz ray stencil, foam tape.

cherished friend, choose faith

Good morning! Today I have two CAS cards using a few Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. Here I used Long Stem Silhouettes, Celebrate Today, and Texture Tiles 2.

For the first card, I started with the brick pattern on the background. I wanted these flowers to really pop so I found a bright shade of red.

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On the second card, I stamped one of the Texture Tiles just in the center of the card. Then I added the flowers, letting them hang over the edges of the wood-grain pattern.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Long Stem Silhouettes, Celebrate Today, and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Poppy Parade, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry; accessories- SU! Smoky Slate twine, Large Oval punch, corner rounder.

Fruits of the Spirit

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using Sweet ‘n Sassy Fruits of the Spirit from the August Release. My first card is a simple layout with a scalloped oval cut from the embossed blue layer. Instead of adding a sentiment, I decided to just use the verse stamp in the set.

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For my second card, I added a die cut basket and stamped it with one of the Texture Tiles 2 stamps. I also stamped the bricks image on the background and sponged the bottom gray.

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Here’s a close up of the Texture Tile on the basket.

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The fruits were designed for bible journaling but work well for cards too.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fruits of the Spirit and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Soft Sky; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, SU! Sparkle embossing folder, foam tape, rhinestones, Gina Marie Woven Basket die.

don’t siesta

Good morning! Today I have another card using the Llama Love set from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy August Release.

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The llama image lying down goes perfect with this sentiment…don’t siesta let’s fiesta! I sponged some green ink over a stencil for my background and popped up a cactus to accent the main panel. Have I said how much I love this set? I love this set!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Llama Love; paper- white, black, SU! Pistachio Pudding; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Copics, Heidi Swapp stencil, foam tape.

llama just say…

Llama just say how much I love this stamp set! I was telling Korin that I wanted a llama set and conveyed some of the elements & sentiments I wanted. It’s hard to fit everything you like in, but she put our ideas together and came up with a great set! I’ll share another card I made this week and I’m anxious to make more. Plus, I can’t wait to use it in bible journaling!

Here I used Llama Love from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy August Release.

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The inside simply says “happy birthday”.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Llama Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pixie Pink and Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, rhinestones.