Sunday, September 24, 2017

That's the Ticket

Happy Birthday to someone!  I always find that I need birthday cards and as my kids (and their friends) age, I've had to age my designs as well.  The card I'm sharing today could easily be for a boy or girl.  It's funny how color alone can influence that!  It was fun creating it using some goodies from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps.  I finally broke out my Ticket Sentiments and matching dies .  On sale now and good news for you...the dies are FREE when you purchase Ticket Sentiments for yourself!  How cool is that?

 I used a bunch of paper scraps to create all of those fun tickets.  I find it easier to die cut the shape and then stamp on it.  This is such a fun set!

To finish off the whole card, I added a cupcake and sentiment from Birthday Bash (retired), also from Sweet N Sassy stamps.  

I hope you are enjoying  this fantastic day!  TTFN, Jane 


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Christmas Time....


Happy Saturday, Sweet Friends!  I honestly cannot wrap my head around the idea that I am already making Christmas Cards!! It still feels like the dog days of summer--I'm wearing shorts for goodness sake!  BUT, the Sweet N Sassy  Christmas release makes it hard to resist!  You can see the full release HERE and you can order NOW and save! 

Coloring has always been therapeutic for me.  The various trees in the Christmas Topiaries set are just perfect for some focused art therapy.  On both cards, I've water colored using distress inks and Fabiano hot press water color paper.

I saw this fun idea--to create a shaker card using acetate and sewing--in an online video. After making an acetate pocket and filling with pretties, I sewed it closed, added a topiary and sentiment from Christmas Wishes....so easy, y'all.

My second card features another beautiful topiary, pretty paper and some messy sewing....my bobbin ran out and threatened a messy card, but I did what we crafter's do and pretended it was all part of the plan....

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out the wonderful sales and deals going on right now over at Sweet N Sassy stamps!   

Be well---Jane

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Success and Integrity

Our pastor preached a week or so ago on this passage from Nehemiah----about how given his success, much was expected of him.  Same for us.  It's easy to forget as we go through our day to day the ways in which God blesses and ordains our work.  I know this to be true.  I work in a tough environment.  It's hard for me sometimes not to be overly focused on the behaviors--some days, it's physical, other's it's attitudes.  Nevertheless, I've been blessed with opportunities to show the love of Christ for the Glory of God.  Just like Nehemiah.






I loved this message so much, I wanted to journal it so I could continue to go back and be reminded.  I've used lots of goodies from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps to journal with--you should check them out!

To complete my page, I used:  Words of Life-Action, Note This, He is Worthy (retired), Worship the Lord (retired) What's Up, Skinny Caps Alphabet, Mini Grunge Alphabet, Words of Life-Common Words (retired).

What are you dwelling on?

Be Awesome--Jane

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I Adore You

Happy Wednesday!  Today, I have a card that features goodies from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps.

I've used Fantastic Flowers and a simple masking technique to create the left side panel.  Flowers are colored with distress inks with some oxide ink shading along the edge.  I added a simple sentiment from All About You to finish things off.  Sweet and simple--kinda my jam lately :)

TTFN, Jane

Monday, August 28, 2017

Make A Wish

Happy Monday!  Today, I have a fun little birthday card to share featuring stamps from Stampin' Up! 

I missed out on getting this set, Tasty Trucks, during last year's Sell-A-Bration, but was lucky to find it in a great trade!!  My mojo's been in short supply lately, but I'm hoping to CASE some cute projects I've admired using this set to get things moving again.

This card is a pretty simple one--repeating sentiments on the left hand side and a panel of designer paper to add some color.  I stamped the truck and "make a wish" on water color paper and then layered them together.  I added a few embellishments, such as a vellum star, mini staples and some sequins.

I can't wait to play around with this set some more!  It's been busy busy around here trying to get everyone ready for school, and life.  I'm grateful for it all!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

With Thoughts and Prayers...

Life is tough some times.  I'm trying to get better at using my craft to uplift and support others.  After all, we all need to know we are thought of and cared for--right?  I always joke about being a card maker who forgets to send out event cards.  So, along with trying to be better at that, I'm trying to be better at the spontaneous thinking of you kind of cards.

Mary Brown (aka Stamper Camper) posted a card in this general design on some group or other I am a part of.  I thought the design was so fresh and unique, I just had to copy her!  LOL!!  Yes, I understand the irony of that statement....

I'm featuring a set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps called, Mason Jar.  By the way, SNSS is open again!  Those flowers are so much fun to color---it's a great and versatile set--check it out!

TTFN--Jane

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Smile...it's almost Friday!

Made it to the middle of the week!?  Yay!!!  I've got a fun dimensional card to share that features some recent releases from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, Send Me and All About You; I also used an older {favorite} set called Capture This Moment.

This is a fun little interactive card design that I've been making for several years.  Recently, I found this awesome die at My Favorite Things.  Makes it all so easy and, it's a pretty versatile die.  I can't wait to have more fun with it!

TTFN, Jane