Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Quick and Easy

Hello friends, Stephanie here with a quick and easy card using Parisian Post Card, I just love this set.  I just stamped away on the background with black and red inks and then did the tower as the focal point. I then did a little distressing with Tim Holtz distress ink.  Like I said, quick and easy.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Lord Fill Me Up!

Today I have a card with this month’s release - Creative Worship: Exclamations Clear Stamp Set.
It is perfect for Bible Journaling but I was in the mood to make a card. I am actually thinking I want to make a CAS set, but I started with the coffee cup and went not so CAS with it :)
Even though I didn't create a Bible Journal page today, I did think it would be fun to use the arrow image to create a corner bookmark. I wanted to be able to mark a potential journal page. It points right at what I want...I really like it and it was really simple!

Here is a close up:

I dove into my OLD stash for designer paper and used Strathmore Bristol Paper and Polychromos colored pencils. For my set, I am thinking Copics as they are so much quicker for me.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired!
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

God is Our Refuge and Strength

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a quick Mixed Media card using Floral Greetings (Graciellie Designs) and Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Sets (NinaB Designs)- both available from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

I love how both of these stamp sets offer such beautiful flowers and sentiments- don't you?

To create this card- heat emboss the floral image from Floral Greetings with black embossing powder onto white cardstock.

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the image using water-based markers and tumbled glass distress ink for the watercolor background.

Trim the panel and mount onto the black card base.

Heat emboss the sentiment from Peaceful Peonies with white embossing powder on black cardstock, create the banner points by hand and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

To finish off the card, use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals and a Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen to add highlights to the flower centers.

I hope I have inspired you today to get your Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps out and be creative this week.  Thanks for stopping by- have a blessed week, sweet friends!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Furry hello

Hello Sweet Friends! It's Monika here today with a CUTE card... I usually make girly cards with flowers, but I love working with CUTE little images from time to time... so today I have a little furry friend (along with a flower)!
The CUTE little mouse image is from Furry Friends clear stamp set. I stamped the image on water color cardstock, then colored it with Tim Holtz distress inks. I did the same with the flower image from Scribble Flowers clear stamp set. While I hand cut the flower, there is a coordinating die set available if you don't like cutting or simply want more precise die-cuts.

The greeting is from Keep in Touch, Too clear stamp set. It is a must have set with all those different sentiments.
The background was sponged with distress inks, then splashed with water... the grass was added with Copic markers. To add more depth to the card, I also added a die-cut fence and a strip of torn silver shimmer paper. Sometimes, it's all about the little details!
Thanks for stopping by,

Thoughts and Prayers

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!
It's Ceal to share a card with you today. As sat down to make my card my thoughts were on what happened in Manchester, England, 22 lives lost because of a senseless act. Our world needs lots of prayers these days, we need to pray for our leaders and the leaders of our allies.

To make my card I started with a top folding white card base and a piece of cold press watercolor paper. I stamped the flowers from the Mason Jar Bouquet set in versamark ink and embossed them in white, masking off the others so I could place one in the middle. I used Daniel Smith watercolors to color them and splattered some across the front to finish the card.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Congrats Grad

Hello Everyone!!  It's Sheri Gilson here with a couple Graduation cards to share with you.  I'm in complete denial that my baby will be graduating high school next week!! Where did the time go?!?!

For my cards I used the Congrats Grad Stamp & Die Bundle.  You can also purchase the Congrats Grad stamp set separately. Another option you can find in the store is the Graduation Digital Stamp Set.  I originally planned to incorporate school colors in the design but then decided to stick with a classic color combo when I found these foiled velum sheets in my stash.

You Did It...
Congrats Grad!

Way to Go...
Congrats Grad!



Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

With thoughts and prayers

I love to use flowers on my cards so I can't get enough flower stamps ;). So it's no secret that I love the new 'Mason Jar Bouquet' stamp set too. When I saw these beautiful flowers I couldn't wait to start coloring.

For this card I stamped the image with a very light color of Distress ink on watercolor paper. Because it's a light color the lines are hard to see in the finished image but they give a very subtle idea where the lines should be. I colored the image with watercolor brushes so that made the lines fade out even more. It's a very detailed image and that made the coloring a bit more challenging but it was a lot of fun to do. A good moment to relax a bit after a stressful day ;).
When the image was dry I decided to die-cut a panel from the watercolor paper. I die-cut a smaller panel too, so I could stamp the sentiment on a raised panel. I used a dark card as a base for the card and some purple patterned paper as a background for the panels. I adhered the smaller panel with foam tape and added a couple of sequins as a finishing touch.
I used the 'Mason Jar Bouquet' stamp set for this card.

- Lucinde

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Master of the sea

Good morning!
Today I am sharing this card using two stamp sets... a new set, Master of the Sea, and an older one called Choose Faith.

I kept it pretty CAS and one layer...except the two boats are popped with dimensionals.  The words Master and Sea were colored with lighter shades of Copic markers to minimize any bleed-through showing.  For the waves, I stamped them with 6 different shades of blues and blue/greens.

On the inside I finished my sentiment and added the anchor image to coordinate with the front.
Have a great day!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Good morning friends, today I am sharing a card using Parisian Postcard, my granddaughter loves,  anything to do with Paris so I just had to have this set.  I stamped  with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with embossing powder, the paper is from My Minds Eye.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bouquets for MOM

Hello sweet friends and Happy Mother's Day!  I hope all of the moms out there receive all the pampering you deserve on your special day!  Here are a few bouquets just for you made with the Mason Jar Bouquet stamp set designed by Nina Brackett and available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

After coloring the Jar of flowers with Copic Markers, a frame was cut out of the panel.  This created three layers...the first was covered with vellum, the second was popped up with one layer of foam tape, and the third was popped up with two layers of foam tape.  The larger flower was colored, cut, and popped onto the outside frame.  The sentiment was white embossed on a pennant banner and a metallic thread bow was added.

The single flower from Mason Jar Bouquet was stamped randomly on a piece of patterned paper for the background.  The mason jar image was colored, cut with a circle die and stitched to the background with a black strip down the left side.  The Mother's Day tag was tied to the card with some organdy ribbon.

  "Motherhood is more than a stage—
it’s a lifelong calling from God.
With it He gives us hearts that love deeply,
hands that serve tirelessly, and vision to see
His blossoming image in the precious ones
entrusted to our care."

Have a very blessed Mother's Day!