Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time to HOP! July Release with Sweet N Sassy Stamps!

It's blog hop day!!  I'm so excited to share, with the rest of my Sweet N Sassy Stamps team, all the fabulous new goodies in our July release!  Hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of paper crafting inspiration and a chance to win! Just leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop.  If you've not started from the very beginning, you'll want to head over the the Sweet N Sassy Stamps blog HERE.  The hop line up is also found at the end of my post!

I'm sharing two cards which feature Walk by Faith and the Stamp of the Month, Sentimental Wordfetti.  I cannot seem to get enough of either!

I like to make use of my huge collection of dies and embossing folders whenever I can.  None of the dies I've used are carried in the SNSS store, but come from various sources that I've hoarded.......er .....collected over the years!  I'm also a huge fan of fussy cutting--which is how I added those cute glasses from the Walk by Faith set to my card.  My second card also features those cute glasses......they are addicting!

My post contains affiliate links for when you shop, at no extra charge to you.  I appreciate your comments and support!  Be sure to leave a little shout out on all the blogs to be entered to win a gift voucher for the Sweet N Sassy Stamps Store!  Good Luck!

Here is the blog hop list for your convenience!
Enjoy!  Jane

Thursday, July 11, 2019

It's a good day for a good day!!

It's a good day to have a good day, Friends!!  Following a busy work week, I'm ready for some rest, relaxation and lots of stamping!!  That means, Sweet 'N Sassy Stamp time for me!!

Today, I'm sharing a card I made to congratulate a special young man on passing his driver's test---ah the teen years and milestones!!  My card uses the brand new Sentimental Wordfetti, the Stamp of the Month in July!  This set is super amazing and a must have!  It covers all your bases!

Also used on this card, Landscape Silhouettes and Go God's Way--I love that bug!!

Go have yourself a great day and remember, you are using affiliate links when you shop from this post, at no extra charge to you!  I appreciate your support!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, July 8, 2019

Freedom in Christ!

Happy Monday, Sweet Friends!! I'm thinking about freedom after a wonderful weekend that kicked off with July 4th last week!  Our fireworks got rained out, but that didn't stop us from celebration and
good old family time!

The bigger story, however, is the freedom we find in Christ.  As I've reflected on my last year....the places I've been, the freedom I've found...the peace I've experienced....it is all because of Christ.  He is a chain breaker, the author of all freedom.  Seven short months ago, I was depleted from chemotherapy and recovering from mastectomy surgery, discovering life, God's mercy and grace and figuring out how to move forward.  At each turn, I've been met with the truth of God's word, I've seen His hands and feet and my life has been transformed.  This freedom is everything. To know I am His and He is mine.  I pray you know this freedom yourself!!

I love working in my hymnal and using stamps from Sweet N Sassy Stamps!  For this layout, I used Freedom in Christ, Typewriter Blocks Alpha and Texture Tiles 1.

Freedom in Christ is a powerful and versatile set!  Here I've combined it with Doodle Florals, Forever and Always and Thoughtful Words.

TTFN, Jane

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Let's Hop!

Happy Tuesday, Sweet Friends!!  I'm so excited about the new stamps available in the Sweet & Sassy Stamps shop this month!  I can't wait to share the projects I've been working on along with my whole team!  Hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of paper crafting inspiration! Just leave a little comment love on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop.  
Today, I'm also sharing a brand new card featuring Life & Lemons--such a versatile set!!

Just a simple masking technique and some stenciling!  Perfect for cards, bible pages, scrap booking--you name it!!

Be sure to check out all of the inspiration on the rest of the blogs!  When you shop, please use my affiliate link, at no extra charge to you!

TTFN, Jane

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Let's Shell-ebrate!

Hey Friends!  Today, I'm sharing my favorite project so far this month from the Sweet N Sassy Stamps June Release.  It features the Mer-mazing stamp set, which I am totally in love with!  It's also my birthday and, since I'm grateful to have one, I thought I'd celebrate with you by sharing a tutorial for this fun, 3D easel card!

Supplies:  Mer-mazing stamp set, circle dies, scallop die, embossing folder (optional), ink, coloring tools, adhesive, dimensional tape, card stock.

Fold card stock in half and position the scallop die to cut through both pieces of card stock.  Allow for the fold to remain in tact, creating a card base.  

Cut one additional scallop circle.

To decorate your card base, you can layer various circle die cuts and stylize with an embossing folder.

Create the easel card front by scoring the scallop card front in the middle and folding the card top as shown.

Place adhesive on the lower half portion of the card front.

Adhere the single scallop circle to the card front as shown.

Add layers and texture to create interest.

Stamp and color images from Mer-mazing.  

Trim and adhere images to the card front.

On the inside of the card, add your sentiment using dimensional tape.

This side view shows how to use your raised image as an easel stopper.

Enjoy and have fun!!  This little clammy card is super easy to recreate with supplies you likely have in your stash.  You can order Mer-mazing using my affiliate link (already linked in this post for you) at no additional cost to you!

As always, the Sweet N Sassy Stamp of the Month is fantastic and yours FREE with qualifying purchase--be sure to check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by and shell-ebrating with me--TTFN, Jane

Thursday, June 6, 2019


Nothing says summer like the last day of school and mermaid themed art!  I'm helping to usher in summer today, sharing this little cutie from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps! 

I wanted to try the ink/paint smooshing technique, Janelle (one of my team members) featured in her facebook video HERE.  I also wanted to play along in the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps VIP group June challenge:  Summer/Beach Cards.

Using this technique, I created my "watery" background full of different Ranger distress inks (salty ocean, broken china, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon).  It became the perfect backdrop for this cute little Mer-mazing girl and the June challenge theme.

Why not play along? 

Use coupon code PABOUND to save 15% off in the SNSS store June 6-11th!  Please use my affiliate links at no extra cost to you.  I appreciate your support! 

Have a great day!
TTFN, Jane

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Rainbow Connection

Hey Friends!  I'm playing along with the Sweet N Sassy Stamps VIP challenge for May!  I'm sneaking in during the last days of the challenge, because that's just how I roll!

I have my own rendition of the popular rainbow wash card above....I've seen this concept in a lot of places featuring many different companies.  For my card, I used a rainbow assortment of Ranger distress inks to create my colorful background.  Stamps from Go God's Way and God Is Bigger make this a simple and fun card!

For my second card, I created a rainbow panel using various Ranger Distress Oxide inks.  Maybe you've already gathered that the distress inks are some of my favorite. I generally do most of my water coloring with distress inks.  They have good color saturation and are easy to work with.  The oxide version is more chalky and blends beautifully with the other colors.  The ink's reactivity with water is the other point of high interest. You can see the water marks in my skyline created with a misting of water. 

I completed my card using Landscape Silhouettes and a sentiment from Keep In Touch, Too.

Thanks for stopping by!  
TTFN, Jane