Friday, February 16, 2018

Sweet Spring

Sweet Spring Blessings, Sweet Friends!  Today, I’m sharing a springy creation from the frozen tundra mostly to remind myself that Spring will come. There will be warmth again, new life and baseball even. Soon.

I started my creation with a swatch of fabric that seemed a perfect fit with the feel and style of the Whimsical Bouquet stamp set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps:

After sewing the fabric to a card stock base, I stamped, embossed and layered various stems and flowers to create a bouquet of my own. It was great therapy to trim each piece—I love me some good ol’ fussy cutting!

To finish things off, I used this months FREE with purchase set, Hoppy Easter, to add the perfect sentiment. (Also from SNSS) Another great, versatile set!

Be inspire...get awesome!  
TTFN, Jane

Monday, February 12, 2018

Chosen, Forgiven and Free

Happy Monday!  It’s been a long day and one that needs a reminder for my tired, weary heart. So, I thought I’d share a card featuring Hello My Name Is clear stamp set from Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamps.  

I created my background using several distress inks, various sentiments from the set and a basic resist technique.  For a little added interest and contrast, I used some stripey paper and sparkly star sequins for finishing touches. 

The “name tag” trio repeats background colors and serves as a great reminder. When I’m feeling like I just can’t win, I need to remember that the battle is already won.

You know?


Chosen, Forgiven & Free

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Enjoy the Sips!

I love coffe and everything about it! The smell, the taste, the warmth.  There’s something about it that is just so very soul satisfying.  I’m always drawn to coffee sets, as well.  Just like this cute set from Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamps called Pick Me Up:

Did I mention you get this die set FREE when you buy Pick Me Up:

Life is short. Enjoy every sip...have a great day!
Be Amazing 😉 Jane

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Every Season....

Happy Saturday!  It’s a snowy Harry Potter marathon kind of day in my neck of the woods. I thought I’d pop over and share a few of the new goodies I’ve been playing with from Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamps!

My “Celebrate” card features the Through The Trees stamp set:

A great versatile set released last month! This month, it keeps getting better with another release and an adorable set that is FREE with your purchase of $60:

Really, how adorable is that bunny?  Makes me feel like getting inky all over again 😃

TTFN, Jane

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Stop, Drop and....

Just a quick little message for today from me and Sweet 'N Sassy stamps!  You're going to make it--the weekend is almost is tough, but you are tougher and the One Who Created You is covering you!
Stop, Drop and Pray!  Also available immediately in digital form

Same stamp, two completely different looks.  The second card also features an embossed background I created using Scribble Flowers.  I used distress inks and some daubers to color the heat embossed images.

Be blessed--Jane

Monday, January 22, 2018

My Favorite Things

Happy Monday!  Today, I'm sharing a fun birthday card I made for one of my kiddo's friends featuring some of my new favorite things from My Favorite Things--what a great name for a company!!  I was super excited to get a chance to use my new Blueprints 26 from MFT.  I bought it when it was a Wednesday Blitz item--super good deal!! All of the die cuts are from that one dynamic set--how cool is that?  I love all the little details.

The pink balloon is a shaker...yes, I need some practice in the sewing department, but I think it was pretty good first attempt.  It always makes me happy when I can bring out my little Janome' machine--even happier when I actually manage a reasonable stitch!

My Favorite Things. Check it out!

Have a great day--Jane

Monday, January 15, 2018

No Words....

Happy Monday!  The recent holidays have been great and an excellent reminder of how precious family and friend time is.  I've had several opportunities to spend time with my parents in the last few weeks.  That doesn't always happen as we live a distance apart.  Distance and busy are my constant enemies!

I wanted to get some of the new releases from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps inky so, I made this card for my parents to let them know how much I value them and our time together.  The sentiment, from Thoughtful Words, continues to the inside and reads (in full) "No words can describe how thankful I am for you."

The central image comes from the Through The Trees set.  You can pre-order this set right now!  I started by stamping the birch tree image on water color paper and then adding some sky and grass water colors.  I framed the tree image with cardstock that I cut an oval out of and then added some stenciling.  I sponged some and then added a bit more with a paint brush--it got kind of splotchy, which I think looks cool.

After stamping the sentiment, I added a bird (a heron, I think--of the great blue variety?) from the January Stamp of the month set,  Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands.  It's kind of an earthy card--I think my folks will love it!

Have yourself an inky kind of day :)  TTFN, Jane