Thursday, May 31, 2018

You Are SPEC-tacular!

Hello friends!  Cathy here sharing several cards using products from the April and May release.  First up is a card using the popular Girl Power stamp set.  

The little glasses in the Girl Power set was the inspiration for this card.  After stamping and coloring the frames, Glossy Accents was added to the lenses for texture.  The speckled back ground was stamped with one of the Texture Tiles 1 stamps and white embossed.  Nuvo Embellishment Mousse was sponged over the embossing for a glorious shimmer.  The cool Girl Power girl was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut and popped onto the card.  The stamp sets used to create the sentiment include, Words of Life: Common Words 1, Skinny Caps Alpha, and Mini Grunge Type Alpha.  How fun!

My next sample is a shaker card created with the adorable unicorn from the Be Unique stamp set.  

The "Wrinkle Free Distress Background" was created with the little diamond stamp included in the Be Unique stamp set and one of the stamps in the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set.  The rainbow and unicorn were Copic colored, fussy cut and popped onto the front of the card.  Sparkly sequins were used to fill the shaker card.

That's it for me today...thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to stop again soon to see samples using the new June Release!
Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A "Me" ATC with Girl Power

So...I recently joined a swap to do an ATC. Not sure what drove me to do it except it looked like fun. What is an ATC you ask, well I didn't really know either so I looked it up - it is an Artist Trading Card and artist all over create these little mini (2.5"X3.5) works of art and trade them with each other.

They are adorable and fun, and while I don't see myself trading a lot, (though I never say never :)) I do think think they could be used in so many other ways - you could mount them on the front of a card, put them in a scrapbook, use them as a tip in for your Bible journaling, just to name a few.

So what does this have to do with my post today? Well...when Sweet N Sassy came out with the new stamp set called Girl Power, for some reason it made me think of the Wii avatars (Mii) and I saw myself in the choices. I thought how fun would it be to create a "Me" on an ATC so if I did trade, it would be kinda like a self portrait (haha!)

It was so much fun! I chose my hairstyle, colored her with Copics, and added Glasses. I fussy cut her and mounted her on a mixed media piece  (which includes some inking of Texture Tiles 1 Clear Stamp Set and was messy and sooo fun all by itself), then I stamped a few power words from the May 2018 Stamp of the Month: Scripty Thoughts set "Blessings, Prayers, and, Love" and cut them out to add to my ATC.

In the end, these cute little cards make me very happy. They are bright, colorful and fun (which I have said like a hundred times now so it tells you how great it really is!) I am going to use one in my Bible and the other I am going to frame as a little work of art :)

I hope you were inspired!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

I'm Stuck On You

Hello Sweet Friends!  It's Sheri here today sharing a couple cards featuring the NEW Refresh My Soul stamp set.  This is such a universal stamp set.  I love how fun these cards came out.  I used copic markers to color all the images.

I just love this sentiment and thought that the googly eyes would be a fun touch.  I will be saving this one for hubby for when I'm under tight design team deadlines and may get a little prickly...LOL

The Scripty Thoughts stamp set is the May 2018 Stamp of the Month and is FREE with a $75 order (after all discounts and before shipping & tax) through 5/31/18.  

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Refresh My Soul....

{jane bosi}  Happy Monday, Sweet Friends!!  I recently attended a conference where we talked about the importance of connecting with creation.  I recall my dad often taking us to tromp through the woods.  I loved those crisp fall days and noticing the mushrooms and other seed pods as we hiked a trail here or there.  Planted seeds.....I love being in nature (although I HATE bugs!!) and always find it refreshing to my soul.  It restores, I think.
I've lately been obsessed a bit with succulents. And, just like my dad, I wanted to share this interest with my kiddos.  That cute girl in the photo, my daughter Sophie, she likes to name her plants...Brian,, she's a hoot!
Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps came out with this fabulous stamp set just in the nic of time!! Refresh My Soul was the perfect choice to use for this sweet 8 x 8 scrapbook layout.  Also used, Bitty Minnie Alpha and Mini Grunge Type Alpha.  


Have a great day!!  Jane

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sorry, I Was So Prickly

Hi Sweet Friends!

Julie, here sharing another card designed with May Creative Worship release stamp set, Refresh My Soul

I love all of the images that Korin designed for Refresh My Soul stamp set- perfect for cards as well as Bible Art Journaling, scrapbooking, gifts and home décor. 

To create this card, I stamped three of the cactus images with archival black ink before heat embossing with clear embossing powder and using water-based markers to watercolor.

I also heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto black cardstock before layering with designer paper and a bit of twine.

I fussy-cut each cactus image before mounting them onto the card front with dimensional foam.   Quick and easy and perfect for that time when you spoke before you should have – know what I mean?

Also, don't forget- there are a few days left to receive the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free with your $75 net order ($US after all discounts) plus free shipping and handling on any $75 (net $US order). 

Hugs and thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  

Tomorrow on Memorial Day, may we all take some time to reflect on the sacrifice paid for our freedom here in the United States.  May the Lord bless the families of those who have lost loved ones serving our country to protect our freedom and may we never forget!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

sending hugs

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. Here I used Girl Power, Itty Bitty Blossoms, and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order). It is a great release and Girl Power keeps selling be sure to grab yours!

The girls were designed for Bible Journaling but they work nicely for card making too. I wanted to put one in a window so I die cut a pretty one and stamped some Itty Bitty Blossoms above.

I also die cut an opening on my second card for another girl. Then I highlighted some words with a circle punch and banner die. Her clothing was paper pieced.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Hello everyone! Today I want to show you another card I made with the Itty Bitty Blossoms and the stamp set of the month Scripty Thoughts.

I stamped a bunch of the flowers on marker paper and colored them so I have a stash of flowers at the moment ;) I used a couple of them on this card. For the background you could stamp some of the flowers with embossing powder, but I was lazy and used pre-embossed water color paper. I used matching colors for the background so it would fit the flowers. I added a tag behind the flowers to make an interesting focal point and added the sentiment to the tag.
I hope you're inspired to create!
- Lucinde

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Itty Bitty Blossoms

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today using one new releases. wasn't the May release aMAYzing? So many fabulous stamps.

 I used three different sets on my card, a couple new releases and then an older one. 
To create my card I started with a top folding white cad base and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I embossed the lower half of the pane and for the upper part I used some post it note tape to mask off a section and then randomly stamped some flowers from the Itty Bitty Blossoms set. The sentiment "praying" is from another new release Scripty Thoughts, which also happens to be the Stamp of the Month so you can earn it free with a $75 order The sentiment "today & Everyday" is from the Thoughtful Words set.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Girl Power

Hello Sweet Friends!  Can I just tell you how much fun the new Girl Power Stamp Set from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps May Release is to use?!  You will seriously want to start putting these girls on every card you create.  The possibilities for dressing them up are endless!  I have two cards to share with you today using this fun new set.  This first one is my favorite!

I started by creating a galaxy sky with Distress Oxide Inks.  A circle was cut from the panel for the world from the Send Me stamp set.  The sentiment from Timeless Hymns was white embossed and then the fun began!   Five of the girls from the Girl Power set were stamped and dressed using many of the little accessories included in the stamp set.  I had so much fun practicing different skin and hair colors using Copic Markers.  ***LOVE***

The second card was created for a birthday because you can never have too many birthday cards in your stash!

The card base and panels were made with papers from Dare to B Artsy and the main panel was embossed with a burlap texture plate.  The wavy-haired girl from the Girl Power set was colored with Copic Markers except for her top which was paper pieced.  Her glasses were gold embossed, fussy cut and popped up...Glossy Accents was added to the glass lenses.  A flower from the new Itty Bitty Blossoms stamp set was fussy cut and added to her top.  The sentiment is from the Scripty Thoughts stamp set which is FREE this month with a $75 purchase.  

Thanks so much for stopping by..have a wonderfully blessed day!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Get Well Wishes

Hello Sweet Friends!  It's Sheri here today with a couple cards featuring the NEW Itty Bitty Blossoms and Scripty Thoughts stamp sets.  I had so much fun creating these wreaths with all the different elements in the set.  I then used copic markers to color the images and added a sentiment.  This type of card would be perfect for mass producing and waiting to add a sentiment until you need the card.

 Dont's forget that the Scripty Thoughts stamp set is the May 2018 Stamp of the Month and is FREE with a $75 order (after all discounts and before shipping & tax) through 5/31/18

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

cacti greetings

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. Here I used Refresh My Soul and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order).
On my first card, I punched a 2" circle in the white layer. Then I used 3 small images stamped repeatedly to frame the opening. The cactus was added and the whole layer was popped up.

I stamped the large cactus repeatedly on the background of my second card. Then I punched three circles to add the cute cacti. Both cards have a few dots of Stickles to add a touch of sparkle. These images are versatile for many occasions.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Refresh My Soul

{jane bosi}   Happy Tuesday, Sweet Friends!!  Today, I have a few projects to share.  Both feature Refresh My Soul--I just cannot get enough of this set!!  It's so much fun to color and layer!  The card above also features the Stamp of The Month, Scripty Thoughts

Using water color paper, I first stamped and masked off a variety of the cacti and succulent images.  These are so much fun!!  I water colored with distress inks and an aqua brush.  I floated in more color with a generous amount of water a paint brush. 

My second project is one of my favorites this month!  I started with a 3 x 3 canvas, a stencil and some embossing paste.  Before the paste dried, I spritzed a variety of Dylusions ink sprays on the surface.  While that was drying completely, I stamped, embossed and cut out a variety of the images from Refresh My Soul.  I layered all of the images, leaving them uncolored.  With the colorful background, the images really didn't need more color.  For a little extra bling, I added some glitter glue and some sequins.  I love how it turned out.  And, I have the perfect person that I want to give it to!
Enjoy!! Be Awesome!  Jane

Monday, May 14, 2018

Let's Do This!

Hi Sweet Friends!

Juliehere and I am sharing another mixed media card using the May release stamp sets, Refresh My Soul and Let’s Do This. 

I love the fun images and sentiments in Refresh My Soul as well as the wonderful worship words in the Let’s Do This- perfect for cards, Bible Art Journaling, scrapbooking as well as gifts or home décor.

To create this card, I layered a die-cut a piece of white cardstock onto black cardstock and added the layered strip of designer paper before mounting the card front onto the white card base.

I stamped the various words from Let’s Do This with embossing ink onto a die cut tag, heat embossed the images with white embossing powder and added the gingham ribbon bow before mounting onto the card front with dimensional foam.

The cacti images from Refresh My Soul were stamped with archival black ink onto white cardstock, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and once the images cooled, watercolored with water-based markers. The images were fussy-cut and mounted onto the card front with dimensional foam.

To finish off the card, I used a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the images and a few rhinestones for a bit of shine.

I hope I have inspired you today and don't forget, you can receive the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free with a net $75 US$ order (after all discounts and before shipping) plus any net $75 US receives free shipping! 

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope all of you have a blessed week!