Monday, April 23, 2018

Everyone Else Is Taken....

Be Yourself.  Such words of wisdom.  Who here is just that?  Gosh, the pressures of this world sometimes makes this a seemingly impossible task.  It's why, in theory, I love the unicorn!  Mythical, maybe.  But a great emblem of all that is unique and wonderful about you....and, you....and, you.

I created these two cards using the Sweet N Sassy Stamps set called Be Unique.  The card above was a fun little adventure in masking...and so much fun to color.

My second card also features the Be Unique stamp set--I love those jewels and had to cover them with some Stickles glitter glue to make them sparkle as they should.  I will never get sick of this unicorn!  My middle love, Sophia, was big into My Little Pony so, every time I play with this set, it brings up great memories from when she was little.  I miss those days, but wouldn't trade them for now either!

I paired Be Unique with the "Shine" sentiment from Worthy King by Rebecca Rios, and also available at Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  I love her style!!  It's my wish for each and every you out there!!  Shine.  Be Amazing.

TTFN, Jane

Friday, April 20, 2018

A Mother's Love

Happy Friday!!  It's a very special Friday in my world since today is my momma's birthday!  I know she reads my blog, so I don't want to spoil it by sharing her birthday card, just yet.  It is, however, the perfect day to share a series of cards that celebrate A Mother's Love; and feature the new Sweet and Sassy Stamp set by the same name.

A few weekends ago, I got out my Gelliarts gelli plate and made a slew of backgrounds.  Friends, this a seriously addicting tool!  It's so much fun to combine colors, textures and whatever else you can think of.  Each pressing is unique.  It's kind of like opening a gift each time; you never know what you are going to get!

This final card also features a resist panel and the Whimsy Bouquet set.  I love all of the silhouette images.  So sweet and full of memories for me when some of my favorite people were small.

Happy Birthday, Granny!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kindness Matters

It's a great day to be kind!!  Let's make it beautiful!  

I've been playing with some colorful backgrounds I created with my Gelliarts gelli plate.  This thing is amazing!  So many possibilities for colorful fun!

I added some silhouette images from Nature Silhouettes by Sweet N Sassy stamps  and the sentiment from the Kindness Matters set--also found in the SNSS store.  It's a simple card with a good message.  What could be better than that?

Have a great day!  Given the choice to be right or to be kind, always chose to be matters!
TTFN, Jane

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Be Yourself, You're Awesome!

Happy Sunday, Sweet Friends!  Blizzard 2018 is in full swing and has been the perfect opportunity to hunker down and art!  Today, I'm showing off two AWESOME cards featuring Sweet 'N Sassy's brand new Be Unique clear stamp set.

Neither layout is unique to me....I saw both somewhere in cyber land and thought each interesting enough to recreate with my own goodies!  The top card uses a few dies for the sun rays and clouds.  Numerous companies sell these kinds of dies.  Use what you have!  I just cannot get enough of that sweet Unicorn!!

I particularly loved the second card idea for the acetate overlay that features the sentiment and main image over the top.  Behind the acetate, I created my own background paper using all of the other elements in this fantastic set!  Using a stamp platform (total game changer!) I stamped and then embossed all of the elements.  Just a quick swoosh of water color using distress inks finished things off.

Be Yourself, You're Awesome!  TTFN, Jane

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shine On!

Shine On, Sweet Friends!   Happy Sunday!  It's the start of a new week.  Time to let go of what didn't go well last week and look forward to new opportunities!  I'm sharing my Shine On Girl Canvas.  It's a 6 x 6 mixed media canvas that features several goodies from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. You can do it too!!

I started this canvas with a base layer of hymns and prayer--Timeless Hymns makes it easy to sing praises over my work!  After adding some color, I added the focal image from the Garden of Grace Printable Bundle--such a fantastic idea--this is such a versatile and craft kit!!  The digital images can be sized for any project and worked perfectly for this larger canvas.

Next, I added some gold texture paste with a stencil and paper pieced a designer paper shirt for the Shine On Girl.   The Shine On sentiment is from the brand new-swoon worthy Be Unique stamp set.  Finally, some paper flowers and sequins to add some bling.  I love her in real life......she's so sparkly!

Shine on--make it a great week! Jane

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