Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays, Friends!!  Today, I'm sharing a project I created to bring the pages of the gospel right to my fire place mantle.  I created this 6x6 reverse canvas to feature the image of the Holy Family found in the Receive the Savior stamp set from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.  Hurry--it's on sale right now!!

I've been wanting to try my hand at the reverse canvas for awhile.  It was so super easy---I can't wait to make more!  I love working on mixed media projects.  The great thing is how they just sort of unfold--kind of like life.  For this canvas, I used a variety of ink sprays, white paint, metallic texture paste, a stencil, gel medium and some random goodies laying around the Studio that sparkle and shine (it's super sparkly in real life!!). "Merry Christmas" is a wood piece I found in the dollar zone last year; mixed media makes a case for hoarding, for sure!

As we move into December, keep in mind the real reason for the season and be sure to take time to enjoy the greatest gift of all!


I got crafty with: 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Better Than Grilled Cheese

After such a busy and full filled few days, I needed a little introvert recharge time in the Studio.  I pulled out some goodies I've never seemed to have enough time to goof around with and made this cute little card.  The card features images and sentiments from some older Stampin' Up sets:  Sweetie Pie and Words of Truth.

The inside of the card:
"I love you more than grilled cheese"--LOL!  The very reason I bought this set in the first place!

The rest of Words of Truth: 
And, Sweetie Pie:

I'm working on some card sets for the upcoming gifting season.  Perhaps a series featuring these goodies might be order?

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Merry Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  I cannot believe November is practically over already!  The fall has raced by--my absolutely favorite time of the year!  It is time to get ready for the most wonderful time of the year.! Today, I'm sharing a card that features some beautiful goodies from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps!  It's not too late to start those cards!
This card features Christmas Botanicals and Christmas Wishes. Now is the time to get your order in!!  All November orders at Sweet 'N Sassy stamps qualify for the Grand Prize drawing that culminates our month of birthday celebration!  The prize.......a year's worth of stamps!!  You know you want to win!  Go check it out, NOW! It's the perfect thing to do when enjoying your turkey coma--

Wishing you a season of peace and gratitude--
TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Celebrating Happiness

I had the joy of attending the wedding of my two friends a couple of weekends ago.  It was a smallish affair and full of joy and promise, just like weddings are supposed to be!  I wanted to do a totally handcrafted gift; mostly because those kinds of gifts were most important to me when I got married about a 1,000 years ago!

This is the card I created to go along with a hand lettered sign that recorded the date their family was established.  I ordered the sign from CreativeinHim on Etsy and I love it so much; I'm sure they do too!  I used both So Happy (the free with purchase set!! yay, you!) and Scribble Flowers, (both available at Sweet N Sassy Stamps) to create this whimsical water colored card.  I love "painting" and find it to be so relaxing and therapeutic.

I sure hope you are enjoying the Birthday Celebration over at Sweet N' Sassy Stamps and are finding lots of inspiration!

Be Awesome!  Jane

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Choose Happy

Happy Wednesday, Sweet Friends!  I’m sharing a fun technique card today that features the So Happy (free with purchase) and Happy Together stamp sets from Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamps.  

This technique is called Scrappy Spots and makes great use of your favorite shape stamps along with a background stamp or various sentiments like I’ve used here from the So Happy set.  It’s definitely a fussy technique with lots of masking, but those are my favorite and oh so therapeutic!

After stamping your shapes, use the negative space to mask around each shape and add the sentiments. Next, mask off each shape and brayer a colorful background on the whole piece. When I was finished creating my background, I added some silhouette images from Happy Together and some additional sentiments.  Choose Happy Every Day!

Be awesome!   Jane

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Happy Birthday, Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps!

Oh my gosh, you guys!!!  I'm so STOKED!!  Today is the start of Sweet 'N Sassy Stamp's BIRTHDAY MONTH!!  And, what a party it is going to be!!  It's not just any birthday either.....we are celebrating 10 years of stampy goodness with surprises, prizes and goodness befitting a milestone birthday!

Today, I'm sharing a birthday card that I recently made for one of my most favorite people--my son!  We are long past the cutesy animal, gamer and other "kiddie" images I've used in the past for the man/child who is now 19 grand years old!  I can scarcely comprehend how the years have flown so fast!

The dilemma, I think that faces many stampers--man cards!!  I generally find masculine cards are driven more by the colors than any other specific design element.  While floral stamp sets are prevalent, how many "guy" image sets do you actually own?  Thus, color.

I started using SNSS's Borders and Backgrounds (retired) to create a resist image.  Using a nonstick sheet, I created a color palette directly on the surface using a variety of distress inks.  The sentiment comes from the So Happy set--a free with purchase set at Sweet 'N Sassy this month only!  Be sure to check out the website for details and follow along on Facebook and IG!  You are NOT going to want to miss this!  Be sure to visit the Creative Team's blog also for tons of information and inspiration!

Get ready for some birthday fun!!
Be Awesome, Jane