Saturday, February 16, 2019

Made New and Girl Power2

 Hello! It's Monika here today with some miscellaneous craft projects using the February Stamp of the Month: Made New and Power Girls 2.

I've been having a blast in my craft room creating this and that... it's so nice to widen your horizon and use your craft supplies for something other than cards...

First up is a journaling display card:

The display holder was made out of card box (recycling is fun and very helpful!) then covered with fabric paper and designer paper (video tutorial). It's cool looking and pretty easy to make... it's perfect for displaying bible verses (photos or calendar pages).
The foam heart is a pocket that holds the bible verse from Made New clear stamp set.

Next up is a cute foam bracelet (I was trying to come up with an after school project):

The kids will be using stickers, but on my bracelet, the heat embossed vellum butterfly and vellum flower were the perfect embellishments. I used Velcro as the closer. 

My last project is a book mark... I love making them and while this one is bulkier than what's common, I love how it turned out! I used some printable images from the Creative Worship: Words of Wisdom packet along with another sweet Power Girl and pretty Made New vellum butterfly.

I hope I have inspired you to craft today!

Thank you for stopping by,

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friends Warm the Heart

Happy Friday, sweet friends!  I have a couple of cards to share today using some of the products from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February release.

You loved the Girl Power stamp, the new Girl Power 2 stamp set has even more hair and dress up options!  A background was created with Distress inks and the grid stamp from the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set.  The girls were colored with Copic Markers and cut out to add to the card.  The split sentiment and the tea cup are from a stamp set currently out of stock called Special Blend and the heart is from the Forever & Always stamp set.  I think you'll agree...nothing warms the heart like some special girl time!

My second card uses the butterflies and sentiment from the Made New stamp set which happens to be the Stamp of the Month for the month of February and is free with a $75 purchase.  The background for this card was made using the Tissue Paper Bokeh Technique which can be found HERE.  The butterflies were stamped on a Distress Ink background from my stash, fussy cut and popped up onto the card.  Some Nuvo Drops were added to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  May your heart be warmed not only by spending time with some special friends, but by the love of the Lord and His promise of new life in Him!


Thursday, February 14, 2019

In This Is Love......

{jane bosi}  1 John 4:10 "In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

1 John 4:19 "We love because he first loved us." 

Truly, His banner over us is love!  I've made a few projects with stamps from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps to share for today.  The card above features His LoveTexture Tiles 1 and Typewriter Block Alphabet.  

My next project is a 3 x 3 canvas I made for a sweet, brave, special friend of mine.  It also features His Love.

My last project is a simple card I created for a very good friend.  It features His Love along with  a split panel and recessed sentiment.  

Whether you are a big fan or a not so much fan of the Love Holiday, I wish you love today and tomorrow, and all the days after that!

TTFN Jane 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Love You

Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today with a couple quick Valentine card ideas featuring the NEW Forever & Always stamp set and some pattern paper.

I love incorporating pattern paper in my card designs and it also allows you to create some quick cards as you are using the patterns for part of your card design.  In my first sample I used a bunch of patterns and layers.  I then stamped a sentiment and two hearts and added a piece of ribbon.  Now that was simple yet it doesn't look like it!

My second card has a little more stamping as I created the heart panel by randomly stamping the two smallest solid hearts in the set to create my own pattern paper.  I then stamped a sentiment and two hearts that I fussy cut out and added a little bling and a sheer bow.

 February's Stamp of the Month is called Made New and is FREE with any $75 order (after discounts and before tax & shipping).


Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Friendship & Love

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I have a sweet little friendship card for you using a couple of sets from the new release.  First I made my background panels by doing some smooshing, is that even a word?  I put down some distress inks on to an acrylic block and misted with some water, next, I put a baggie on my hand and picked up the ink with it and smooshed it onto the mixed media paper.   After my paper dried I inked up the Hearts from Forever & Always and Filigree Hearts misted them with water and stamped.   I colored the girl from Girl Power 2 with copics and paper pieced her shirt with some of the background paper I made.

This next card is just a quick and easy note card using In Stitches.  For this card I decided to paper piece the letters instead of coloring them in.  The designer paper is from The Paper Studios.  I was not going to put the little heart on the "O" but after I had everything glued to the card I noticed a little blotch of ink so instead of tearing the card apart I added a heart!  Make sure you check out all the new stamps sets this month and remember if you spend $75 you get the stamp of the month-Made New absolutely free and as always free shipping with a $75 order.  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Girl Power!

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you a card I made with the Girl Power 2 stamp set. I was so happy when I saw this second Girl Power set! You just can't have enough faces haha.

I stamped the image on marker paper and colored it with alcohol markers. After that I cut it out and started preparing my card. I used a stencil for the background that you can see at the top and bottom of the card. The other patterns are from scrap pieces of patterned paper that I had laying around. When I adhered everything I only had to add the enamel dots and this card was finished!

I made another card with the same stamp set and the process for this card is almost the same. I colored the image with alcohol markers and looked for a matching background. The heart is an enamel sticker and the other dots are just pearl drops.

I hope you're as enthusiastic as I am about this set! And that I could inspire you to make something with it :)

Have a nice day!
- Lucinde

Friday, February 8, 2019

Forever and Always!

Happy Friday! I can't believe we are in February already. Time is flying and I am madly working on hard on Valentines so I can get them in the mail this weekend. Today's cards are fun additions to the collection!

For your inspiration, I have two cards featuring a new stamp set called Forever and Always. This is a great set with lots of hearts/textures and so many possibilities. I decided to showcase it in two, extremely different ways...

The first card is clean and simple but has some fun features. I cut a postage stamp die cut from a card panel and before I took the cut-out away from the die, I lightly inked the background with distress ink. I stamped the solid heart from the set with Distress Oxide and once it was good and dried, I embossed the sentiment on top of the heart and hand wrote the word "forever" in the bottom corner (so it would look like a US postage stamp.) I die cut the postage stamp in black five times and glued them together and popped my image piece on top. This gives the card dimension as well as  a black "outline" that highlights my "postage stamp".

My second card uses a technique called Joseph's Coat Technique. I inked up some Neenah cardstock with distress inks in pink, red, and yellow. Once it was dry, I clear embossed the hearts (I used all of the hearts in the set) randomly over the inked panel. Then I inked over everything with black soot distress ink. 

Inking it over with black freaked me out at first because I L-O-V-E-D the colors and just the embossed hearts (which looked like tone on tone) was so fun...BUT when I wiped the black ink off the embossed hearts the fun color popped like crazy and it was still awesome! I created a sentiment banner using the words "You have My" from the So Thankful stamp set, then adding a heart to finish the sentence and coordinate with the card theme.

I hope you were inspired today and see just how versatile this sweet set is. While it is perfect for Valentines, I could see it being great for anniversary, or just-because cards too.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

love you

Good morning! I think I have made more valentine cards this year than any other. But what's not to love about valentine cards, right? Today I have two more to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.
On my first card I used the new Forever & Always set. I also used How Tweet. I drew the little thought bubbles with a black pen and kept it a CAS card in black & white so the colored heart would pop.

For the second card, I used the same Forever & Always set and also used Texture Tiles 1. The background hearts are more of a peachy-pink color. The flourish heart is so pretty! I popped it up with foam dots.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Rainbow Love

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee Tilman, and I'm so excited to pop in and share a couple of  non-traditional Valentine cards I made with the gorgeous new Forever & Always set. This set has some beautiful patterned hearts and mix and match sentiments that make it easy to build just the right message. I love hearts and rainbows, so decided to pair the two for my cards today.

For this first card, I stamped the polka dot and plaid patterned hearts in a rainbow of distress oxide inks (wilted violet, peacock feathers, mowed lawn, more mustard, ripe persimmon and candied apple) and then layered them together on a strip of white cardstock. I used a white pen to dot around them all, then matted this with black cardstock. I picked up rainbow dot paper for my background, then stamped the love you sentiment on a die cut circle and accented with a little rainbow of rhinestones.

For my second card, I used the same colors of ink, this time doing a little smooshed background on a square diecut with each color, then popping the trimmed out hearts up on dimensional tape. I added a sweet little love you sentiment to the red square and then lined them up in rainbow order.

Here's a closer look at the Forever & Always set I used today. Isn't it just lovely? And hearts are never out of season, so this set can stretch long past Valentine's Day!

And if you haven't seen  Made New (the February Stamp of the Month) yet, it's a definite MUST have!  And it's yours free with a $75 order in the month of February. It's absolutely delightful and I keep reaching for it over and over again! Aren't those butterflies just dreamy?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a blessed day!

Monday, February 4, 2019

New Creation

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share with you today. I am using the Stamp of the Month set "Made New " on my projects. You can receive this gorgeous butterfly set free the you make a purchase of $75 the month of February.

I love butterflies so when Korin designed this set I was so excited!
I created a CAS card for my bible study leader by stamping the butterflies on a white card and coloring them using Copic markers. 
I also created a quick bible journaling page with them for the 2 Corinthians 5:17 verse, which this set is perfect for