Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy Together

Who was lucky enough to be gifted with the So Happy set that was free with purchase during Sweet 'N Sassy Stamp's recent birthday celebration?  It's such a super versatile set, I just love it!!  The good can purchase it NOW if you missed it the first time!

I borrowed the general idea for this card from some gifted stamper...I only wish I could track back to give credit to the correct one!  I can't honestly remember what the original card even looked like--but, I chose the adorable images from SNSS's You & Me stamp set.  I love the whole idea of this set--we go together like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots and doughnuts and coffee...too cute!  It's also available as a digital set.

It's a bunch of fun to play around with and a fun take on an anniversary card that steps away from the traditional flowery type of greetings. 

Enjoy.  Be Awesome!

I got crafty with: 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Kiss-mas!

I first saw this fun little lip balm project on the My Favorite Things blog and was obsessed until I finally just broke down and got m'self a little giftie.  I made these for all of my girls recently and the project did not disappoint at all--so. much. fun!

Just a few little goodies: 

 I found mine in a cute little stamping/scrapbooking store in the town where #One goes to college.....if I have to leave him there, I feel like there should be a bright spot or two (you know, more than just his whole future!  lol).

Sending smooches--Be Awesome!  Jane

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Rock 'N Roll Birthday

A little known fact about me is that I spent 13 years being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I rarely blogged my Stampin' Up! creations in the last many years due to SU! policy--and frankly, the difficulty I had in trying to understand the rules over blogging--mostly because I was representing other companies by showcasing their stamp designs.  I was really more of a hobbiest and used most of my SU! purchases in the process of writing tutorials or for various paper crafting projects.  Now, that I am no longer a demo (something I am often sad about), I have challenged myself to get out my long hoarded stamps and make something!

This is a card I made for a work friend. He's a rocker!  LOL!! Anyhow, the guitar guy and the background images are called Extreme Elements and Extreme extreme!  I started by creating a colorful background using distress oxide inks...these things are addicting!  I love the different texture affects you can achieve. 

To add the Happy Birthday, I used the current set, Labeler Alphabet.  To find a SU! demo who can order that for you, head on over to the Stampin' Up! website!

TTFN.  Be Awesome!  Jane

Monday, December 11, 2017

Warmest Wishes

'Tis the season, Sweet Friends!!  I'm sending you all my warmest wishes for a season of love and reflection.  I'm sharing a holiday card I created using the Christmas Topiaries and Christmas Wishes sets from Sweet N Sassy stamps.

I've used a simple masking technique to create the main image and then added some simple water coloring around the trees.

It almost seems strange, but my creative gears keep turning and this will likely be my last holiday post, as my creative time switches to the goodies the new year will bring!!

As always, I'm most grateful taht you've taken the time to visit me and I hope you are, at least, a little inspired to get inky yourselves!  Be Awesome.

TTFN, Jane

Monday, December 4, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

live inspired.

I am currently in love with Distress Oxide inks and Color Burst--truth.  I've always been in love with Unity Stamps Co.--featured here are  Hollyhocks by Donna Downey and Empowered Words--my all time go to Unity Stamp Co set:

live inspired.