Sep 01 2009

SNSS – You Light Up My Life

I love this snowman image from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps called You Light Up My Life!  See the little cardinal on his twig arm?  Too cute!  It is one of the new stamps in the mini winter release starting today!  You can see them HERE.  To celebrate, we’ve put together a mini blog hop for you to see some examples using the two new sets. 

For my card, I stamped the snowman image in Memories Black ink, then colored with my Copics.  The white panel is layered on Basic Black.  Then I added a strip of Holiday Lounge Designer Paper layered on Real Red.  Finally, I used the large Snowflake punch from Sahara Sand and placed a red Rhinestone brad in the center.  I added a couple glittery snowflakes I had in my "stash" to the top left corner.

We’re celebrating this mini release
with a 1-day blog hop TODAY!

Visit the following Design Team blogs (in no particular order)
today for
awesome eye candy
using these two new winter sets.

Belinda Chang
Ceal Pritchett
Chris Dickinson
Courtney Fowler
Deedee Anderson
Janette Olen
Jeanette Comerford
Korin Sutherland
Leah Cornelius
Lisa Hjulberg
Lorie Souther
Nancy Brown
Nicole Anderson
Sandy Domelle
Shannon Pankow
Teresa Kline

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Aug 26 2009

SNSS Blog Hop – Light of the World


Today is the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop!  Hope you’ll take a few minutes and check out the Blogs featuring Scripture Verses!  One of the things I really like about SNSS is the variety of Scripture verses that are included in most of the stamp sets.  This one from John 8:12 is especially useful to sending off to shut-ins.  It is in the stamp set, Light of the World.

I started this card by cutting an Oval with my Oval Bigz Die in the Big Shot in the center of a Whisper White piece of cardstock.  I laid it over another Whisper White piece and used my sponge dauber with Baja Breeze ink to created the reverse Oval mask.  With the mask still on, I stamped the lighthouse with stamped-off Baja Breeze ink, so it is very faint in the background.  Then I stamped the Scripture verse in Basic Black ink so it really popped out.  The Whisper White was layered on Baja Breeze and then Chocolate Chip cardstock.

The base card is Baja Breeze cardstock and I layered a piece of Parisian Breeze striped designer paper on top of Kraft cardstock.  Then cut some 1 1/4 circles from the Brown Paisley print in Parisian Breeze to layer under it.  Finally, I punched the Scallop Circle from Kraft cardstock, and the 5 petal flower punch from the Paisley print, and added a Kraft Corduroy Button tied with Linen Thread in the center.

I like how it turned out!  Check out the next person on the Blog Tour, Nancy Brown, at Inspired By Stamps to see what Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Scripture verse she used on her card!

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Aug 19 2009

Leave me Smiling


This is a new digital image from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps that you can purchase and download right to your computer!  Very fast and easy!  I think it is a darling bear and I’m partial to fall images!

I printed him out on Neehan Solar White cardstock and started coloring him with my Copic Sketch markers.  For some reason I have a TON of different shades of brown, so I had a great time with him.  I also love the varigation of colors in the leaves he is raking.  The base cardstock is Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel.  The name of the designer paper I used is Autumn Vine, but it retired last year.  I layered it on Dusty Durango.  Thankful for you was punched with the 1 1/4 circle, layered on 1 3/8 circle of Chocolate Chip and finally layered on a Dusty Durango Scallop Circle.  I pierced each of the scallops in the circle.  Then it was popped on with dimensionals.

I had fun with this card!  Hope you enjoy!

Come back tomorrow for the Tour de Freaks Blog Tour featuring projects and cards using In Colors!  (August 20th!)

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Aug 13 2009

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps – School Girl


First…thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday’s Totally Tools Tool Box!  I’m so happy you liked it…definitely made me feel better!  Yes, the front has only faux drawers…they don’t open up.  The base is made with two XL Box #2 diecuts stacked on top of each other.  The Basic Black and Brushed Silver layers help hold it together.  

This is the new digital image that will be available for purchase over at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps next week!  I think she is SO cute!  I showed this card to my son’s girlfriend who is a teacher…she loved it!

I printed out the image and used a variety of Copic Sketch Markers to color her in.  I did use Stampin’ Up!’s Modern Label punch to punch out the School is Cool words…then layered it on the Modern Label Movers & Shakers diecut!  It fits perfectly behind it!  The base card is Real Red, with a layer of Soft Sky (matched the marker colors in her dress!), then East Coast Prep Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up! is matted with Wild Wasabi cardstock.  Finally, I added the Red Riding Hood Taffeta Ribbon.

FUN…and a big reminder that school will be starting soon!  Oh my…where has the summer gone?


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Aug 06 2009

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps


Well, today at Convention we will start out with General Session!  It is SO energizing to go in, hear the band/disc jockey playing music…people up and dancing and FRANTICALLY swapping cards!  I only brought along about 20 for general swapping, but I always have a good time.  Later this afternoon will be some classes.   I always learn a lot and love hearing how others run their business.

This week’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps card is from Sweet Dreams stamp set.  I love the look of bliss on this owl’s face!  Relaxing is always a good thing!

I colored the owl and tree branch with my Copic markers!  I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with these.  I wanted a few more leaves than the stamp actually has, so I stamped the branch again and cut out just the leaves.  I added them to the branch with dimensionals.

The Designer Paper is from Stampin’ Up!’s Good Morning Sunshine.  I paper pieced the hat with the same paper as the background.  The base is Pacific Point cardstock with a layer of Whisper White.  I used a couple buttons on the 5/8 White Satin Ribbon, and tied the center one with linen thread.  Relax was stamped with Basic Black and punched with the Large Oval punch, layered on a Pacific Point Oval Scallop punch and then the Lots of Tags Sizzix die.

Tomorrow is Bloggers’ Challenge…stop by for a color challenge of Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Old Olive!



Jul 30 2009

SNSS – Blog Hop! Blog Candy Winner!


Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a Blog Hop this week!  The theme is "Walk on the Wild Side".  For my contribution, I used a cute set, Doodle Birds!  I love this bird and the saying in it, "Strut Your Stuff"!  I thought that it was appropriate for the theme, too!  I can’t wait to send this off as a birthday card to someone!

I started by stamping the bird with Memories Tuxedo Black ink on Neehan Solar White paper and coloring it with my Copics Sketch markers in three different shades of yellow.  I also highlighted the word "stuff" with the Copic marker.  I added W-1 gray around the outside of the image and along the ground to make it pop.

I layered the White on Stampin’ Up!’s Regal Rose and then So Saffron cardstock.  I used two different patterns from Stampin’ Up!’s Georgia Peach Designer Paper series, and hid the seam with some 5/8 So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon.  All this was added to the base card of So Saffron cardstock.

Finally, I ran Regal Rose and So Saffron cardstock thru my Big Shot with the Daisies #2 die, and added a white Jumbo Eyelet in the center of the flower.  It is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals in the upper right corner.

Come join the fun and take a WALK ON THE WILD SIDE with the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Design Team Blog Hop!

July 29th- SNSS blog, Belinda, Jeanette, Lisa, Sandy

July 30th- Korin, Teresa, Nancy, Lorie S, Connie, Leah, Chris

July 31st – Suzy, Deedee,Shannon, Courtney, Ceal, Janette, & SNSS blog

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Teresa Blue on July 28th, 2009 2:02 pm

Since I’m a 3D kind a girl…love the frame. The other projects are great as well.
Enjoyed your blog.
T. Blue


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Jul 23 2009

SNSS – In His Time


This week’s SNSS card uses Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, In His Time.  A beautiful set with a variety of butterflies and verses! 

I decided to go with some soft shades when making this card.  I stamped the SNSS Butterfly with Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and used my Stampin’ Pastels to softly color the butterfly in shades of So Saffron, Almost Amethyst and Pretty in Pink.  I cut out the butterfly, and layered it on different sizes of Circle and Scallop punches.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Designer Prints in the background and tied some White Striped Organdy Ribbon around the front.



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Jul 15 2009

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps – Light of the World


One of the Design Team members for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, Chris Dickinson, created this beautiful stamp set, Light of the World.  It appealed to me because my mother collects lighthouse memorabilia.  I also love the sayings in this set…so appropriate for the image!


It is difficult to see in the photograph, but the background of the lighthouse has a variety of shades of Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Almost Amethyst…making it look like the clouds and then the water.  It is a technique from Technique Junkies called Reinker Splash (minus the metallic ink).  The lighthouse was stamped in Black Stazon on top of the background.  I layered the image on Basic Black, then Almost Amethyst. 

The Base card is Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue with a layer of Whisper White.  Then a layer of Brocade Blue.  I used some Bashful Blue Designer Patterns Paper and layered it on top of a section of Almost Amethyst, using the Eyelet Border Punch across the bottom.  I added two tabs of White grosgrain ribbon and then stamped the words Shine Your Light with Basic Black on Whisper White and punched with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch, then layered it on 1 3/8 Almost Amethyst, the punched the Bashful Blue with the Scallop Circle Punch and pierce each of the scallops with the Paper Piercer and Mat.

Set:  Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps – Light of the World
C/S:  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Brocade Blue, Basic Black
Inks:  Stazon Black
Other:  Stampin’ Up!’s Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Paper Piercer and Mat, White grosgrain ribbon


Jul 02 2009

SNSS Blog Hop – Gone Buggy


Today is my first official post as a member of the Design Team for Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps!  I’m very excited to be working with this Design Team and Korin!  If you just started here, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at the Sweet N Sassy blog and work around to all the stops, or check out the names and links on my right sidebar.  You’ll also want to check out the Christmas in July sale going on this month!

This Blog Hop features the stamp sets from the new SNSS June release!  I couldn’t resist using the set, Gone Buggy designed by the talented Courtney Fowler.  The Caterpillar is just TOO cute, and I love the Inchin’ along saying!  I decided to dress him up in patriotic colors to celebrate the 4th of July holiday this weekend.  After you check out my post, make sure to go on to the next stop, Sandy!

I wanted to keep my card simple to show him off.  I hope you can tell that he is sitting along the top brim of a Uncle Sam’s hat!  I stamped him in Basic Black on Whisper White cardstock and used my AquaPainter and Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Brocade Blue markers to watercolor him.  The hat is made by cutting strips of Real Red Cardstock, then a piece of Brocade Blue for the hat band.  I used a small rounder punch on the corners.  I also used Stampin’ Up!’s large and small star punches with Yo Yo Yellow cardstock.  And, used the piercing tool and mat for a small design in the upper right corner!

Have a wonderful day!


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