Sunday, February 28, 2021

Coffee, Anyone?

Happy Sunday, Friends!  I hope you are able to find rest and relaxation today!  I'm sharing a fun pocket card I made for my daughter for a sweet little galentine!  It has a pocket for a sweet treat and a gift card pocket, as well.  After creating the card base, I decorated the panels and pockets with older designer papers from Stampin' Up! and some sweet images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps!  I love the coffee cup from Fill Me Up and the matching dies make it a breeze to add to any project.  

Sweet N Sassy Stamps has added new dies to the store--these fun Speech Bubble dies are fresh out of the vault--I was lucky enough to have them from the first go around!  I used a sentiment from Coffee Talk to match the overall theme--the gift card inside the front pocket is to a local coffee shop.  As you can see, I've tucked a candy bar into the larger front pocket.  Coffee and chocolate--a great combination!

The inside features more sentiments and images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps:  My Thoughts of YouGrunge Elements 2 and My Punny Valentine.

The card is kept closed with some twine through the eyelets on the front and back.

I used Happy Mail on the back. Its the perfect final touch for the back of  any project!

Have a great day!  TTFN--Jane

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

SNSS Blog Hop: Sunday is Coming! Rejoice!

Welcome to the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps February Release Hop! Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous February release! Leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps shop. A winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, February 24.  The hop list is:

          Sweet 'n Sassy Blog

 I wanted to feature the new Easter Innies set as a way to show that Innies aren't just for the inside!!  This is a great set that is full of possibilities.  "Sunday is coming!"  
Oh, goodness--  I love that sentiment and all that it means! 

To finish this card, I used an image from He is Risen, some designer paper scraps, cardstock and a few other odds and ends, like twine and staples!

I used more images from He is Risen for my second card along with some loose watercolors and another sentiment from the Easter Innies set.

I can't wait to see what you'll do with this month's release!  Enjoy the rest of the hop--you are off to LeeAnn Barrett's wonderful blog and beautiful creations!!
TTFN, Jane

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Rejoice Always

Today, I'm sharing a card that is full of goodness from the Sweet N Sassy store!  Y'all there have been so many new (and old) goodies coming out, I bet your head is swirling!  Mine sure is!

I started my background using the new Delightfully Delicate Stencil and then added some flowers with this month's stamp of the month,  Floral Background .  Here is how you can qualify for this stamp set for FREE:

I've always been in love with the shabby chic look.  Sponging and distress tools are great ways to quickly achieve this look.  I did both on the main background and the layered mat piece.

I had only used Special Blend once or twice when it was "retired."  Once again my, careful preservation of goodies paid off!  I was thrilled not only when this set came out of the vault, but also the dies to match.  Now, I don't mind some fussy cutting, but I do so love the finished edge and overall sleekness that die cutting provides.  I generally water color using distress inks and have been playing around with the different looks you can achieve with regular Distress Inks and the Distress Oxides.

Finally, I am really loving the new sentiment set, Faith Phrases.  The perfect final touch!  This is a great, versatile set and one I would recommend if you are just getting into card making....or, if you've been doing it forever!

Thanks for stopping by!! TTFN, Jane


Friday, February 5, 2021

Preparing a Place


Hello Friends!  Sweet N Sassy Stamps has a GREAT release this month--again!!  Backgrounds, sentiments, "out of the vault sets", stencils AND dies!  

For today's card, I've combined a little of everything for what ended up being a cheery, colorful card--reminiscent of kiddie art, which I completely adore!!

Using Texture Tiles 10, I started building my scene with those adorable clouds!  The Fence and Grass dies grounded the cute houses from Love Your Neighbor.  The houses and sun are paper pieced to add extra interest and color.  It really gives the card that kiddie art feel.  

Finally, Words of Jesus is out of the vault and definitely a great set to add to your collection.  

John 14:2

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you   KJV

If that isn't good news!!  Lift your hearts and voices for Jesus!  He cares for you, He has chosen you and prepares all of your next steps!

TTFN, Jane

Friday, January 29, 2021

Coffee Lover’s Hop

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! We're so excited to be teaming up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers design team to bring you some fabulous caffeinated inspiration.... and a PRIZE! Leave a little comment love at each stop as you hop for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop.

If you've already been hopping along, you just left Karen's blog.  If not, you do not want to miss a thing!  To start from the beginning of the hop, head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.   You can find the entire hop list on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog here.

Remember when repurposing household items to use with your card making was a thing?  Maybe some of you are still doing it; admittedly, it's been a while for me.  But, the packaging on my Peace Coffee was so colorful and fun, I just had to use it as a back drop for my first card.  Stamped images include the coffee cup with wrap from Sweet N Sassy Stamps' new I Like Big Cups set.  I also added to the tropical theme with a leaf from the Be A Flamingo set.  Birthday Wordfetti for the win when it comes to sentiments!  I love all the Wordfetti sets--they are super versatile!!  The big bonus for this card, though, is that it smells like a coffee shop--just the way I imagine heaven smells!

My second card features  water colored images from Coffee Talk with a fun background created with images from Texture Tiles 9.  I used my MISTI to place the two cups with heart shaped steam, added an embossed verse a scrap of patterned paper to pull the color scheme together and add a bit of interest.

Before I send you to Michelle's blog, what kind of friend would I be if I didn't remind you of the Overstock sale happening at Sweet N Sassy Stamps for a little while longer? Check it out until January 31st!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments--remember, leave a comment at all the stops for your chance to win a prize!!  You are going to be super inspired at your next stop, Michelle's blog!  Enjoy!!  TTFN, Jane

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Just a Warm Up


Hey, Friends!  If you follow me on Instagram (stampymom5) you may have seen some of my cards from the January Sweet N Sassy Stamps release already.  There are so many great sets and a whole collection of coffee inspired images.  Tomorrow, we are sharing a fun collab hop with .  Please come back for more coffee inspired fun!  

Before the month completely runs out--can you belive that??--I wanted to share a summary of other goodies I've been working on.

My first two shares feature the Going Postal set.  This gorgeous vintage set was designed by one of my Sweet Sisters.  The scripty image is actually handwriting of a beloved member of her family (see the sample above).  I just love that!  There is something so intimate and comforting about a loved ones' handwriting.  I have an autograph book from my childhood--when those were a thing!  I love seeing the penmanship of my grandparents, parents and aunts and uncles.  

I added a few floral images from Rose Banner and Flower Garden to complete the first two cards.  I'm blessed to have a large stash of SNSS images and love to mash them up!

The little gnomie from Winter Gnomes pairs perfectly with a sentiment from the new Coffee Talk 2 set.  Who doesn't relate to "coffee before talkie?" I added some stripes to the background piece with the new Background Builders: Stripes--a great compliment to the embossed hearts (source:  MFT stamps).

I used the Background Builders: Stripes set on this fun birthday card, too.  Nothing says "Happy Birthday" quite like rainbows and unicorns.  Both along with the gems and sentiments are from one of my favorite "adorable animals" sets:  Be Unique.

That's all for today!  You can check out all the stamp sets I mentioned in the Sweet N Sassy Stamps store.  Please come back tomorrow for more inspiration and a fun hop!
ttfn, Jane

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Blog Hop Time!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy January Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous January release! Don't forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, January 20.

This release has great images as well as some fantastic foundational sets--those are the sets you will reach for over and over, to create texture and interest.  I've used both the Texture Tiles set and the Background Builders: Stripes on the card below to create my own background/patterned paper.  The possibilities are endless!

My cards also feature the new I Like Big Cups set.  For sentiments, I'm using Coffee Talk 2 and Sentimental Wordfetti.

If you are a tea lover, Big Cups is for you, too!  Be sure to check out the Sweet N Sassy blog later this week for a tea inspired card!

Now, you are off to see what Karen has created!!  Enjoy!  Jane