Sunday, May 24, 2020


Happy Sunday!  I'm still playing along with the Spring Summer Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Hop.  I don't shop a huge number of stores--I have my favorites, you know.  There is so much goodness out in stamp land!  I have to be discerning and really watch myself!   BUT.....I saw this sweet image from The Rabbit Hole Designs and just could not resist!  How funny is this guy?

I used several random images to create my background and then added some sweet little wooden hearts I bought a few eons ago from.....Stampin' Up! I think.  Yes, I can always make a case for hoarding!!

I hope you are having a great holiday weekend and find some time for whatever it is that restores your soul--

TTFN, Jane

Friday, May 22, 2020

Jesus and Coffee

Happy Friday, Friends!  I wanted to play along in the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  Any reason to play with my two favorite themes is good with me!

I combined a bunch of stamps from Sweet N Sassy Stamps to create my card.  I wanted to add a pocket on the front for a little something different and to show off the library card from Your Story clear stamp set.  I added more elements using Jesus & Coffee, Just Say Jesus and Encouraging Thoughts.  Encouraging Thoughts is the FREE stamp of the month (with qualifying purchase) for the month of May--there's still time!!

The large coffee cup image is from one of my long favorite sets, Fill Me Up.  I was totally stoked when dies became available for this set, too.  I know there are fancy machines out there that will cut just about anything, but I am old school and prefer the steel dies every time.

Pray big and just say Jesus and coffee!  
TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Yikes!! Another hop?

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps May Release Hop! There's another fabulous release in the SNSS shop that we've been stamping with and we're so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, May 20.

Sweet 'n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
van Ballegooijen
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

I know I say this a lot, but--you guys!!! This is my favorite release!! For my first project, I used My Father's House and the Typewriter Block alphabet to create a 6 x 6 canvas.  It's been a while since I made something other than a card and it sure felt good!

I started with some bible pages, modged to the canvas and some inks to create a shabby chic base.  The church images from this set just make my whole heart happy!

I dry brushed some brown paint onto water color paper, then stamped each of the church buildings as a way of adding extra texture to the project. 

This set works well for cards too!
For this card, I used the same water color paper with dry brushed paint for my church.  The background also features Psalm 23 Background and a sentiment from Begin Again.

And, last but not least, inspired by the song that I still cannot get out of my head!  Church (Take Me Back) by Cochren & Co.

Oh, I wanna go to Church!!

I pray you are well---and, now, it's time to see what Karen has in store for you!! TTFN, Jane