Friday, July 27, 2018

Where Thou Art.....

THAT is home.  More and more I see that home is in my heart.  Don't get me wrong, I love where I live and am grateful for the way the Lord has blessed me.  As my children get older and are starting to my parents and I age, leaving them after each visit gets harder and harder.  It's the people we love that create home---until I get to Heaven.  Can I get an amen?

My little family recently spent some time in Milwaukee (missing my oldest).  A drive by the house my mom grew up in was both bitter and sweet.  I loved that house.  More, I love the people who lived there.  Miss them every day.

The house looks different.  The people who live there are different.  My feelings, still there.  Such good memories of the best times of my childhood.

I'm busy filling my 8 x 8 scrapbook album.  This little page turned out exactly how I saw it in my head!  Using Love Your Neighbor stamp set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, I created a tone on tone background for my layout.  I also created the cute little elements that add a splash of color to the page.  The quote is from a retired Sweet 'N Sassy set called Happy Home.  The last element, "Look" and arrow are from the SNSS Summer blow out sale set, What's Up? Edited:  What's Up? has completely sold out--they are going fast-- Check out the blow out sales for some great deals before it's too late!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay awesome--Jane

Saturday, July 21, 2018

God Is For You....

Words of truth and wisdom right here, folks--coming straight at you from me and Sweet 'N Sassy stamps.  In this big world full of stress and strain the only thing, in my fifty--YES, you read that correctly--years that I hold to be true without a doubt is that God is for you.  He's for me, too.  I get lost and stressed and overwhelmed and sometimes forget where to put my eyes, but He's always there.  Patient, waiting, there.  It works like that for you too--a week, a year, ten years....a life time of looking away, He is still there.  Waiting, wanting, loving. 

This super cute and colorful card features Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps new July release, Go God's Way.  I literally gasped out loud when I first saw this set designed by Diane Noble:

So much fun to be had with these great images!!  It also pairs great with the God is for You set--which I used for the sentiment.  Endless possibilities.

Have a great day being awesome!  Jane

Monday, July 16, 2018

Teacups and Roses....

Hello, Sweet Friends and Happy Monday!  It's been a busy few weeks over in my little neck of the woods, graduating and celebrating my girl!  Now that the party is over (thanks to all who came!), I'm taking a "me" day and trying to get caught up on other things I love....Like this beautiful new release from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps called Teacup Roses. This is such a fun image to color and makes the sweetest cards of encouragement, thanks, birthday and so much more!

My first card features a bible page in addition to the beautiful teacup image.  I love to pick up aged bibles at thrift stores to use in my art.  They make great backgrounds as well as come in quite handy for mixed media canvas art.
For my second card, I used a piece of fabric for my color inspiration and background.  I even pulled out my sewing machine for this one!  This set is just so versatile!!  The color combos are endless; a must have set it you ask me!  I love it!
Have a great day being awesome!  Jane

Monday, July 2, 2018

Dare To Be..

Happy Monday, Sweet Friends!!  Everything about this card says summer and freedom!  Dare to be different, my friends!!

I created the super colorful background using my Gelli Arts gelli plate, a bunch of different paints, some stencils and a few texturizing foam pieces.  The focal images are from Sweet and Sassy Stamp's Be A Flamingo stamp set. 

It's good advice for a Monday morning.....don't you think?
Be Awesome--Jane