fill me up

Good morning! This month Sweet ‘n Sassy has released one set for pre-order… the Exclamations Clear Stamp Set from the Creative Worship line.

I used the coffee cup (or hot cocoa would be my choice!) image to make a quick CAS card.

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I colored with Copics, then added some Crystal Effects to the drink and spoon.

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This layout is great for using up some patterned paper scraps! I figured I would use it again so I drew up a sketch.  These are the measurements I came up with for this card and can be used as a guide, but you can make your banners any size you want.

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Have fun with it and have a great weekend!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Exclamations Clear Stamp Set; paper- white, Basic Grey- Eva; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam tape, 2 1/2″ circle punch, twine, Crystal Effects.

one layer ladies

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “One Layer Ladies” and we are featuring the 2 new Hobby Lobby wood blocks!  Here I used the Ai/Hobby Lobby 4840- Entertained.

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Since the challenge is to only have one layer to the card, I didn’t want to color with Copics and have bleed through. Instead, I colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended it with Gamsol.  Then I sponged a bit of background over a stencil rather than add patterned papers.  To finish it off, I added Crystal Effects to the glasses and lips props, and adhered a few rhinestones and Stickles.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “One Layer Ladies” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4840- Entertained; paper- white; ink- Stazon Black, Distress- Fossilized Amber; accessories- MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stumps, SU! Crystal Effects, Stickles, rhinestones, Tim Holtz Nordic stencil.

everything wonderful

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4851 – Everything Wonderful MTF.  This set is so sweet with the kitty and cupcake!

The set includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside.  The largest image (the kitty and present here) goes on the outside of the card.  I cut my image panel in the shape of a balloon for some added fun.

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When the first fold is opened, it reveals some tissue paper and a card.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet cupcake.

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Even the sentiment is perfect!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4851 – Everything Wonderful MTF; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug- sugar shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! oval punches, MFT Blueprints 26, baker’s twine, foam dots.

CAS Mother’s Day card

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the beautiful Mason Jar Bouquet stamp set from this month’s release.

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Sometimes a clean & simple card is just as pretty as one with many layers and embellishments and I really liked how the colors and design of this one turned out.  I inked just the center of the Floral Pattern Background stamp with a small Memento dew drop pad and left the edges un-inked. The flower was cut out and popped up with foam dimensionals.  Some Stickles in the flower center and a few sequins finished it off.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mason Jar Bouquet, Floral Pattern Background; paper- white; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black and New Sprout, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, Stickles, sequins, glue dots.

welcome little one

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4852- Welcome Little One MTF.  This set is one of my absolute favorites…it is just adorable!

The set includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside.  The largest image (the crib here) goes on the outside of the card.

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When the first fold is opened, it reveals the cute teddy and mobile.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet little sleeping baby.

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How precious…I wish they stayed this little forever!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4852- Welcome Little One MTF; paper- white, SU! Pixie Pink, Doodlebug- Kraft in color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, MFT Stitched Square Scalloped Frames, SU! Medium Jewelry Tag punch, oval punches, crochet thread, SU! small heart punch.

case-ing hedgies

Sometimes a card or project that is shared just needs to be cased (copied)… just like this journaled page I did yesterday!  I loved the layout when I saw it a few months ago.  I changed a few small details but the main layout was cased from a page done by Andrea Wood of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Creative Worship team.

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The cute little hedgies and trees are from the As The Deer stamp set and the red lettering is the Chunky Alpha, stamped with Distress ink- Barn Door. The hedgies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock, colored with Copics, cut out and adhered to the page.  The trees were stamped onto scraps of patterned papers.

I love when I get a chance to spend time creating in God’s word…I hope you can do the same.  Have a great week!

Proverbs 31

Happy Saturday! Last night I did a bit of bible journaling. I have been wanting to journal 2 verses from Proverbs 31…verses 25 and 30.  Since they fall on the same page, I combined the two.  I am prepping for my May class and with Mother’s Day approaching, I decided on these verses. They also come to mind when I think of a dear friend who passed away 8 years ago in May…I still have her picture at my desk with verse 30 beside it.

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The “Poppy Girl” image is by Unity and the rest is from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. The SNSS poppies from Precious Poppies match pretty well. I also used Shake it Off Lowercase, Skinny Lowercase, and Worthy King.

Images were stamped with Archival Black and water colored with Inktense pencils and watercolor pencils.  “She” was stamped with Distress ink- Barn Door.

Have a great weekend!

pamper your-shelf

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Make It Mini!” (small cards) and we are featuring the remaining new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds (Non-Spring).  There’s such a nice variety of Mini TryFolds released…they are all so cute!

Today I have a card using the 4853- Pamper Your-Shelf Set.

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The card front has a bookshelf image with a die cut opening, which reveals portions of the other images inside!  The second panel has more books…

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…and the inside has a sweet little mouse reading.

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I love the lamp too!

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a small card, and join us in the “Make It Mini!” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4853- Pamper Your-Shelf; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party and Blushing Bride, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Square & Rectangle Scalloped Nestabilities, MFT Blueprints 26.

just down the hall

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the new Art Impressions Work & Play line of clear stamps…this one is 4899- Proud Nurse Set.  I’m sure many of us know a nurse who can totally relate to this!

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I made a Gate Fold card and added some layers to the front…the top layers are attached to the left side and the bottom layers are attached to the right.  I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and scored @ 2 1/8 and 6 3/8.

My top layers are 1 3/4 x 4, 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2.

My bottom layers are 3 1/2 x 4, and 3 1/4 x 3 3/4.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4899- Proud Nurse Set; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry, Basic Grey- Eva; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, paper flowers, adhesive pearls.

celebrate big

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Fly High stamp set from this month’s release.

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I decided to make a tall card with the balloons flying up and then I thought I’d add the elephant hanging off the bottom. The balloons were paper pieced and I added Crystal Effects to make them shiny.

This card measures 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 (start with 7 x 6 1/4) and fits into a regular No. 8 envelope.  Most of us have those lying around to pay an occasional bill so why not use them to make a different size card?

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fly High; paper- white, DCWV- the Spring Matstack; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Crystal Effects.