Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
This card is for a particular friend who has recently gone so far above and beyond for me. Her own cards tend toward vintage collage. I don't have the talent nor the supplies for that style, so I tried to base the card in my own fairly simple style but by adding a text background and some sponging on the edges, I think it takes on a vintage look.
The wildflower stamp that I used is so flexible. Bridget created this "simply" stunning card; Harriet used it on this soft and gentle card and Jessica created a bright bouquet on her cheerful card!
The inside uses a sentiment from Blessing & Thanks which has a few sentiments that are perfect for Thanksgiving but is also great year-round with its thank you and blessings sentiments.
Thanks for dropping by!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day yesterday.
I have a fun shaker card today. The circle images from Cozy Friends clear stamp set are perfect for making shaker elements.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Stamps: Snowflake Flourish (SNSS)
Card Stock: Kraft (Bazzill)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Tools: paper piercer (to roll edge), spray bottle (Stampendous)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
As for today's card, I couldn't help but share a card made with one of the newest releases, Snowflake Flourish. Let's see, I love snowflakes and swirls and this set combines those two ideas into one image...swoon...I'm in love! The large snowflake swirl image was used on the white paper banner, which also has a hint of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the edges. I also stamped a few of the single snowflake images in a darker blue (Chipped Shappire), cut them out, and popped them up with foam tape. I love this large sentiment and decided to add a whole lotta rhinestones around the edge of the circle to add that extra bling. The designer paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and has become one of my favorite winter lines.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and I'm wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Here's how to make this cute little turkey box!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
This adorable snowman was released earlier this month and I promptly coloured him using my copic markers! He can be paired with a cute poem titled Snowman Soup. If you look closely, you will see that I only used the first verse of this poem. There's a story behind the why but it's not very creative so I will spare you all the details.
I pulled out my Basic Grey paper pad to complete the card. I love the Kraft cardstock for a nostaligic Holiday feel. I layered my dp and ran it through my poinsettia embossing folder to give it some texture. Snowman is die cut with spellbinders and used grosgrain ribbon to tie it all together.
Inks: Copics, memento, colourbox toffee chalk ink Embellishments: ribbon, pearls
Don't forget that this week only Sweet 'n Sassy 's special! Every $25 in gift certificate earns you $5 for yourself! How fun is that!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I stamped several different images from the Seeing Spots set in both red and gold inks to make a square. I then matted it and used some organdy ribbon to make it look like a present. The card was further embellished with gold stickles and gold pearls in the corners. I "framed" the sentiment by placing it between 2 score lines. I was fairly happy with how this card came out and I am planning on making more in some different color combos.
stamps- Seeing Spots
Cardstock- Gold Sparkle, Blanc Sparkle and red from Paper Temptress
embellishments- gold pearls, gold stickles, gold organdy ribbon, and scor-pal
Tis the season for holiday shopping! This week's birthday special at Sweet N Sassy stamps is Buy a $25 gift certificate and get a $5 gift certificate for yourself. Now that is my kinda shopping- one for you and one for me too so everyone is happy lol.
Well, have a great day and thanks for stopping in!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
For today's card I colored the plane from Little Boy Toys with markers, highlighting with a white gel pen. The clean lines make these images a breeze to cut out and pop up. I hand cut the cloud, banner and rolling hills and sponged them all with pool party ink. The fun dotted papers come from the 6x6 Quite Contrary Jack and Jill pad by My Mind's Eye. A bit of Caribbean Baker's Twine and button add the final touch.
Monday, November 14, 2011
I tend toward a very clean and simple style. I usually have a layer or two, I like ribbon and bows, and I do like coloring (Rhubarb and Cocoa are particular favorites) - but overall I keep things simple. My sample cards today are particularly simple because I had some wonderful new Sweet 'n Sassy stamps that are unique and stylish enough to stand on their own.
I wanted to use the Thinking of You stamp set that is free in November with a $50 purchase. It is a set of eight "Thinking of Yous" - each with a unique font and style.
For my first card, I used the Season of Change stamp and die set. These leaves have such an interesting pattern, I knew they could stand alone on a clean and simple, one-layer card. As an experiment, I used one die to cut a window and a different die and stamp on top.
Both stamps are rock and rolled in a darker color. Then the top leaf has some Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles which gives shine and sparkle but in a very subtle way.
My second card is a totally different look although even simpler than the first card. The butterfly is from Polka Dot Silhouettes - I love his shape and knew that he would be unique enough to highlight the sweet and stylish lines of the sentiment.
I hope I have given you some new ideas for your stamps or perhaps some additions to your Sweet 'n Sassy wishlist!!
- Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Thinking of You, Season of Change
- Paper: Vanilla
- Ink: Stampin' Up Pumpkin and Cajun, Limeade and Olive, Chocolate
- Accessories: Sweet 'n Sassy Season of Change dies, Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
- Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Thinking of You, Polka Dot Silhouettes
- Paper: White
- Ink: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
- Accessories: Cuttlebug dotted border, Stampin' Up scallop border, misc pearls
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I am happy to announce our 4 winners from the hop....
Friday, November 11, 2011
Have you have a chance to play along with this week's SCS Inspiration Challenge hosted by our design team coordinator Taylor Usry yet? Here's the photo she shared to use when creating your card:
I used SNSS's Fall Time Cocoa for my card along with some papers from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Mabel patterned papers for paper piecing and the actual card.
I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Here are directions to help you make the snow-globe shape. Start out with die-cutting a circle out of acetate/window sheet. I used my largest, 3-3/4" Spellbinder Circle die for that.
Next trace the circle on a folded 11-1/2" x 4-1/4" card stock, and drew in the rest of the globe:
When assembling card, first adhere window sheet to top (you might have to trim a small piece off the top of acetate circle so it fits properly), then just sandwich bottom part between the 2 front panel pieces. Decorate as desired.
I used Maraschino Baker's Twine, Black Lace, Silver Rhinestones, a Gold Bell, and some punched leaves on my card. The image was colored with Copic Markers. I also added some Stickles as snow.
The original greeting is 2 lines, but I inked the words up individually and stamped them on one line.
Hope I inspired you to make a snow-globe card of your own. The sweet images from Freezin' Season stamp set are just perfect for that.
Thanks for visiting,
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I stamped my snowflakes randomly on a cream panel, and then cut it into three sections. The ones on the left and right are 1 1/4" wide, and the one in the middle is 1 1/2" wide. I stamped a sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals, and added three small stickers on the right side of the card to balance it out.
Stamps: Snowflake Silhouettes (SNSS)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red (SU); Cream (Bazzill)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento); Barn Door (Ranger)
Accessories: Dot Sparklers Stickers - Red Holograph (Stampendous)