Saturday, September 22, 2018

Christmas Word Art

Hello everyone, I have 3 cards to share with you today using Christmas Word Art. I made the card with the white wording first, I stamped onto black paper with Versamark ink and used pearl white embossing powder.  The designer paper is from The Paper Studios.  I had scraps of paper left so I decided to make one using black ink on a white mat so you could see what that would look like.  Which one do you like better? I like them both!
This card also uses Christmas Word Art.  I love that this set makes for quick and easy cards.  I stamped onto a cream cardstock with green distress ink and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  I added some lace and ribbon, I think it gives it a country look.  Don't forget that if you spend $75 you will receive this month's stamp of the month Christmas Poinsettia for free!!
Hugs,
Stephanie


Friday, September 21, 2018

Autumn Blessings


Hello everyone! Are the fall colors already coloring your world? We thought we would have an early fall here in the Netherlands because it was so dry this summer. But at the moment the first leaves are changing colors, but it's still very green outside. So maybe that's why I turned to my blue markers instead of my orange and brown when I made this card. Even though I love the colors of fall, I decided to use some 'non-traditional' fall colors for this autumn blessings card.


I stamped the birds from the Winter Birds set on marker paper and colored them with my markers. After that I cut them out and I searched for the patterned papers I wanted to use for this card. I used patterned papers with geometric patterns but I decided to use circle shaped die-cuts for them. I die cut a circle from the orange/pink paper and I die cut clouds out of the blue patterned paper. I decided to die cut another small circle to stamp my message on. When I had all the elements for the card it was just a matter of adhering everything together. I used a blue ribbon and sequins to give the card a little bit more sparkle.

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/happy-scarecrow-clear-stamp-set/#http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/winter-birds-clear-stamp-set/

For this card I used the stamp sets Winter Birds and Happy Scarecrow.

I hope you're inspired to create something today!

- Lucinde

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Home for the Holidays!

Today I have cards to share using this month's Sweet N Sassy stamp set called Home for the Holidays! It has some really great simple, vintage (ish) images. This set really makes me happy and inspires some great card ideas.

For the first card, I have a CAS front door scene. I masked the wreath so it looks like it is hanging on the front door (that is right - this can be a non-holiday card too :)) I had fun coloring the stone facing with my warm grays and a touch of blue violets. I combined the word choices available in the set to create my simple mixed-font sentiment.



For my next card, I went VERY simple and stamped my image and sentiment on a card front and then colored it up with my colored pencils for a soft look.

For my final card, I created a background with the separate scene building elements of the set. I colored them up with Copics and added a sentiment banner using a sentiment from the Christmas Poinsettia set (which is free this month with a $75 purchase.)

I LOVE this set and I hope you like what I created and are inspired to try different techniques with your sets too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn




Tuesday, September 18, 2018

His Presence


Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share with you today a card featuring our September release stamps Christmas Word Art
To create my cad I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel cut down a half an inch smaller. I stamped the word art and then made a rectangle mask to represent a present and placed over it, next I used a sunburst stencil to represent the glory of Jesus who is the reason for the season. to finish the card, I used the Midas Touch glitter pen by Nuvo on the star.




Monday, September 17, 2018

Winter Birds

Hello! It's Monika here today with couple of Christmas card, showcasing Winter Birds clear stamp set.

For my first card, I wanted to make my own background, so I stamped most of the foliage images with gray ink on a white A2 card stock, then added gold mist to darken the area where the focal images were going to be...


Next I stamped the cardinal and some of the foliage images on watercolor card stock and colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor before cutting them out.
To add more texture/dimension to my card, I distressed the edges of the panel.

My second card is a birdhouse shaped card. I love making shaped cards... circle is the most basic, but from time to time, I just have to make one of my birdhouses. :)


 I usually use a template, but I couldn't find it this time... so I had to improvise. I folded an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" white card stock in half (wanted to make sure it would fit in an A2 envelope) and using a ruler I sketched out the shape and cut it out... then I traced the front panel onto a brown card stock (minus the roof), cut it out, and stamped it with the 'tree bark' image from Texture Tiles 2 clear stamp set. Next I punched the circle openings of the brown piece and the front panel of the white base card. The red roof strips were punched with an old Fiskars hand punch then were adhered to the base card with dimensional adhesive.


The images were stamped on water color card stock and colored in with ZIG watercolor markers. I stamped an extra bird and poinsettia flower so I could cut parts of the images out and popped them up with dimensional adhesive.
The fence was die-cut with a retired SNSS die.

I just love the way it turned out... do you like making shaped cards? 

Thanks for stopping by,
Monika






Saturday, September 15, 2018

Winter Birds

Hello sweet friends!  Cathy here with two cards to share using the wonderful new Winter Birds stamp set designed by Krista Hamrick!


The cardinal and the chickadee from the Winter Birds stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and placed on the hanging ornaments which were made with an old retired ornaments die.  The ornaments were layered onto a textured background with some holly leaves in the corner.  The sentiment was white embossed on a black banner.  Some Glossy Accents on the berries and metallic thread bows finish off the card.

The black color block frame was cut with a die and each section of the frame filled with elements from the Winter Birds stamp set.  Black Nuvo drops were added for some extra texture.

These Christmas cards will be perfect for some of the "boys" in my family this Christmas!



While you are there be sure to check out the whole new September release including the Christmas Poinsettia Stamp of the Month free with a $75 purchase until the end of the month!


Our thoughts and prayers are for all those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence...stay safe!

Hugs,
Cathy

Friday, September 14, 2018

winter birds

Good morning! September is usually full of Christmas in the crafting community so everyone can get a jump start on their holiday projects. Today I have two cards to share using some new Christmas images from the Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps September Release.
 
Here I used Winter Birds to create 2 CAS cards. I started with a pear green base for both. On the first one, I overlapped three of the images in different shades of green. Then I added a silver cardstock circle and popped up the dove.
 

On my second card, two of the leaves were stamped around the edges to frame the cardinal which was also popped up.


Have you started on your holiday cards? I hope these give some inspiration!
 
Have a great day!
Diane

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Give Thanks

Hello Sweet Friends!  It's Sheri here today with some Autumn inspiration using the NEWLY released Give Thanks stamp set.  Did you know that if you missed earning a Stamp of the Month set that you can purchase them the following month?  Well the Give Thanks set has just been added to the store and is definitely a must have for your Autumn/Fall projects!

For my first card I randomly stamped the leaves on the left side of the card panel and then used copic markers to color them in with.  Nothing says Fall like shades of brown and rust.  I also added a little twine for some texture.

 

For my second card I created a wreath with using a couple of the smaller images in the set along with a tiny leaf from the Happy Scarecrow set.  I then colored all the images with copic markers.
 



 
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/happy-scarecrow-clear-stamp-set/

 Don't forget that the Christmas Poinsettia stamp set is the September 2018 Stamp of the Month and is FREE with a $75 order (after all discounts and before shipping & tax) through 9/30/18.

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/september-2018-stamp-of-the-month-christmas-poinsettia/
  
And...


 Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Armor of God


{jane bosi}  Ephesians 6  Starting in verse 10:  "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil....."

Keep reading my friends!!!  Such a rich word picture that is created for us and practical advice on exactly how we are to arm ourselves for the very real battles happening in this fallen world every day!  I can attest to attacks from the evil one.  He bombards me on the regular, but my God is stronger and has led me to His truths on which I can stand firmly!

I was so excited to receive my Armor of God set from the Sweet N Sassy Stamps September release, I couldn't wait to use it in my bullet journal (above).  It's the perfect addition to my journal and helps to keep me strong and focused on the promises of God! 

I also used Armor of God and a few other goodies (His Wings, Brotherly Love, Girl Power and Mini Grunge Alpha) to create this sweet little prayer box:

It's just a mint tin, but who knew?  A great way to re-purpose what others might consider garbage.  I've created a small card which fits inside the tiny tin, but has plenty of space to record my specific prayer requests for those I am praying over.  I keep it right next to my bed and can go through each card at night or first thing in the morning.  Most prayers are never far from my lips, but I also like the tangible visual reminder.

Be blessed, Jane


Monday, September 10, 2018

Christmas Time

Hello friends, Stephanie here with 2 cards using the newest release. Have you seen the new Christmas Stamps yet? So Beautiful!
My first card is using Winter Birds which being a bird lover was right up my alley!  I colored this sweet cardinal with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  I added some lace, ribbon and brads for some texture.
This next card is using the stamp set of the month called Christmas Poinsettia.  I stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder before I colored it in with copic markers.  The paper is also from The Paper Studios.  If you place a $75 order by 9-30 you will receive this beautiful set for FREE!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

mighty fortress

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the September Release. Here I used Mighty Fortress which was created for the bible journaling line.
 
I found an image of a hymn page and resized it to fit my card, then printed and stamped over them. On my first card I also used an image from Texture Tiles 2 to stamp a stone wall. Several words were stamped onto the red cardstock which was torn away.
 


For my second card I made a skinnier card, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, and simply placed the fortress in the corner.
 

Have a great day!
Diane
 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thanks!

Hello everyone! I'm in love with the colors of fall. The leaves that are turning yellow and red. And that are exactly the colors I'm missing in my alcohol markers haha. But now I know which colors I have to add to my collection. I did have some brown tints, so that's what I used to give this card a bit of a 'fall feeling'.
I stamped the message and the images on marker paper. I didn't overlap any of the images so I didn't have to mask anything. I colored the images with alcohol markers and die-cut the frame. I added a black die-cut frame behind the images to make them stand out. I searched for a matching background paper and added a couple of sequins to finish the card.
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/give-thanks-clear-stamp-set/
I used the stamp set 'Give Thanks' for this card.

I hope you're inspired to create something!
- Lucinde

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Fruits of the Spirit

I have been seeing some great sentiments lately and I L-O-V-E the look of mixed fonts in a sentiment. I dug through my Sweet N Sassy sets to see what combos I could make for some 4″x4″ cards. It was lots of fun and a great way to stretch my stamps!
All of my cards use the fruits from the Fruit of the Spirit Stamp Set. Then I used Be a Flamingo, Give Thanks, Skinny Caps Alpha, and Bitty Minnie Alpha for my Sentiments. Some watercolor splashes in the background complete the look.
Here are my samples:
I hope you are inspired! 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Lyn