Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November Blog Hop - Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November Release Hop! There's another fabulous release in the SNSS shop that we've been stamping with and we're so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, November 20. 

Julee Tilman

Cathy McCauley

Ceal Pritchett

Diane Zechman

Jane Bosi  (you are here!)

Lee Ann Barrett

Lucinde van Ballegooijen

Lyn Tomlin

Sheri Gilson

I know I say it every month, but this is my favorite release!!  So much fun to create with!  I'm featuring new release sets along with other favorite holiday sets!

 New release Christmas Wordfetti and Scene Silhouettes: Trees

Be sure to leave some comment love at each stop for your chance to win!! Stay tuned for Birthday Bash fun all month long!!

TTFN, Jane

Friday, November 1, 2019

Coffee and Jesus, #amen

Hey, y'all!!  Happy November 1st!!!  Yikes--what happened to fall?  I'm super excited today to play along in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Be sure to head to the main page and see all of the fabulous Super Sponsors!!  I'm honored to be part of the Sweet N Sassy Stamps team (one of the Super Sponsors) and made a little faith-dex card to play along with the hop!!

The phrase "revive me" always makes me think of Jeremy Camp.  This morning, I listened to a podcast featuring Jeremy's story, I Believe.  This guy is the REAL deal!!  You can find the podcast by searching for GPS (God People Stories)--it's part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Group.  It was so uplifting--I want everyone to hear it!!  Anyway.....

Focusing on Psalm 119: 153-154, I created this faith-dex card using a few goodies from Sweet N Sassy Stamps:  Typewriter block alpha, Faith Wordfetti, Jesus & Coffee and Fill Me Up.

I'm using my faith-dex obsession to record my favorite!  I love it all, so can you imagine what it will be like when I'm done (if that's even possible!)?

Psalm 119: 153 & 154
"Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.  Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise"


In other important news, Sweet N Sassy Stamps is celebrating a birthday!  
Thanks for stopping by!!  TTFN--Jane

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

With Every Breath

"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!.....Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." Psalm 95

Friends!  Are you listening?  Our God is alive and active and He hears our prayers; He answers them!  I work with school age kids in a mental health day treatment program.  It's not an environment in which I routinely am able to speak the name of Jesus, but I pray for the kids we serve.  Sometimes, I pray very specifically for a child who has particularly grabbed my heart.  Will you join me in prayer for "my kiddos"?  God is working!  About a week or so ago, I prayed specifically that He would open a door that I am not able to open myself.  Today, that prayer was answered when my client showed me a self made tattoo of a cross.  I don't approve of the method (really thought I'd be doing a safety assessment) but the next words I heard were "Jesus loves me!"  Just the door I had prayed for and the ability to speak His name.  I needed that door just as much as my client.

How precious is our Great God?  In answering my prayer for another, He gifted me with the real and present proof that He hears me.  You know, sometimes, I just need that.  And, I'm grateful.  Grateful to bury another reminder of His love for me in my heart.  A reminder I'll draw from when the desert comes again.  Because it does.  But God.  He's always there; working even when I don't see it or feel it.  Sing Praise!!

I spent some time in my Psalm Journal using a bunch of goodies from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  My layout features the Happy Scarecrow, Texture Tiles 1, Incredibly Blessed, Forever & Always, Sing Loud and the October Stamp of the Month, Grateful Heart.

Sing!  Be Blessed, Jane

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October Blog Hop--Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Hello, Sweet Friends!!  It's time for another blog hop from the Sweet N Sassy Stamps team where we will share our hearts and inspiration featuring our October release!  It's a good one, my friends!!  If you haven't started from the very beginning, now would be a good time to do that.  I'm sharing the whole hop list to make it easier and to make sure you don't miss any of the inspiration!
Jane Bosi (you are here)

Wayyy back in 2016, I made my first Rolodex card featuring the Sweet N Sassy Stamps set His Wings (I still love that set!).   Little did I know then this would be the next great wave in Creative Worship!  Armed with a few new rolodex dies (Heidi Swapp), and Fall in Love with Jesus, I am all in for this new stampy trend!  I love the smaller format and, especially, the focus I've decided to use to store my favorite scriptures!  The back of this faith-dex card bears the scripture from Jeremiah 31:3

"the Lord appeared to him from far away.  I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you."

For this non-traditionally colored Thanksgiving card, I've combined the leafy elements from Fall in Love with Jesus and a sentiment from So Grateful.  I used a distress ink technique to add color directly to each image, then spritzed with water to create a loose water colored look.

Finally, I used those same leafy images along with Rhubarb's Harvest, Texture Tiles 1 and the Chunky Alphabet to adorn this page in my hymnal.  The colorful background was created by dragging different colors of oxide inks across the page.  Simple, colorful--makes me happy!

You'll save 15% all month on all of the sets in our Autumn catagory--check those out here!  And, have yourself a great, inky day and enjoy the inspiration shared in our hop!  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to WIN a $10 gift code for the SNSS store!

The next stop is Lee Ann's fabulous blog--enjoy!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Loved A Latte

Happy Sunday, Sweet Friends!  Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite kinds of cards....a coffee card.  There is just something about a dark, savory cup of black coffee that soothes my soul!  I've been without and thought I'd not go back, but something just pulls me back in!  I do prefer mine black, however, I'm trying to add more protein to my diet and just recently discovered pea milk--I buy the unsweetened vanilla flavor and it is delicious!!  It's a nice way to add nutrition and cool my cup off so I can drink it right away!  Sweet Cocoa Mouse approves!

I created my background using the Sweet N Sassy Stamp's SOTM--Donut Worry  along with a few texture stamps from Texture Tiles and Grunge Elements 2Cocoa's Cups is the perfect "hot drink" set that includes images for coffee, tea and hot cocoa drinkers alike!  There's only a few days left to get Donut Worry FREE with your qualifying purchase--donut wait!!  Fill Me Up, with some help from His Love, makes for a perfect sentiment on this card!

Have a great day and do something that soothes YOUR soul!!  TTFN, Jane

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Shadows and Sunshine--Sentimental September

Happy Saturday, Friends!  What a great day it has been so far!!  I wanted to pop in to quick remind you that there are only a few more days left for the Sweet N Sassy Stamps Sentimental September sale!!  You can check out the details and shop (the more you buy, the more you SAVE!!) RIGHT HERE!

I created this card after seeing a similar card on pinterest.  The crosses are cut using dies from Paper Smooches.   I added some watercolor smoosh to the piece of water color paper of the card front.  Layered pattern paper scraps behind each cross completely makes this card!!  But, finally, the sentiment, from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, is the finishing touch that pulls it all together!  You'll find this wonderful sentiment along with many more in the set called The Future.  It's a great encouragement set--something we all need!

Have a great rest of your day, looking forward to the sunshine of tomorrow!!  TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September Blog Hop--SNSS: Trust In The Lord!

-->Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps September Release Hop! There's another fabulous release in the SNSS shop that we've been stamping with and we're so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, September 25.

My word for this year is surrender.  I've learned a lot about surrender--true surrender and the way in which it is life giving.  We live in a culture that demands the opposite--a world that tells us we are entitled to "have it our way" and "never say surrender."  True surrender, however, gives life and is grounded in the trustworthiness of our Great God.

Psalm 91: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say to the Lord, "my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."  (v1,2)

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler (v4)

Imagine what that little bird must do to be covered under the wings of the larger bird? If I am to dwell in the shelter of the Most High and be covered under His wings,  I must be still.  I must remain in Him and go where He goes or else I will lose my covering.  To remain in Him and go where He goes, I must surrender my will, my way and, Be. Still.

Life giving still.  We tend to think that we have to do more, try harder.  But, that is not what His word says.  When we are able to stop our unhealthy striving and dwell in the shelter of the Most High, when we seek His plan and purpose--that is when the unhealthy striving ceases and we are free to abide in the life giving presence of the Almighty.  With all your heart, you can trust in His promises!

I wanted to use my gelli plate since all the cool kids are doing it!  LOL!  I've been inspired by my team mates and the art they've been sharing lately with this handy little tool!   I'm stoked that Sweet N Sassy Stamps is now offering it in the store!!  Be sure to grab yours!  My project for the hop are two pages in my Psalms Journal.  Both in Psalm 91.  Both pages were started with some distress inks and my gelli plate.  Next, some stencils and ink.  Finally, I am featuring Trust in the Lord from the new release, as well as Singing Praises.

I hope you are inspired by our art and hearts as you journey through the hop!  Your next stop is Lee Ann's blog.  I just know she's going to blow your socks off!  Make sure to leave everyone a little comment love so you have a chance at winning some good love of your own!

TTFN, Jane