Friday, January 29, 2021

Coffee Lover’s Hop

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! We're so excited to be teaming up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers design team to bring you some fabulous caffeinated inspiration.... and a PRIZE! Leave a little comment love at each stop as you hop for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop.

If you've already been hopping along, you just left Karen's blog.  If not, you do not want to miss a thing!  To start from the beginning of the hop, head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.   You can find the entire hop list on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog here.

Remember when repurposing household items to use with your card making was a thing?  Maybe some of you are still doing it; admittedly, it's been a while for me.  But, the packaging on my Peace Coffee was so colorful and fun, I just had to use it as a back drop for my first card.  Stamped images include the coffee cup with wrap from Sweet N Sassy Stamps' new I Like Big Cups set.  I also added to the tropical theme with a leaf from the Be A Flamingo set.  Birthday Wordfetti for the win when it comes to sentiments!  I love all the Wordfetti sets--they are super versatile!!  The big bonus for this card, though, is that it smells like a coffee shop--just the way I imagine heaven smells!

My second card features  water colored images from Coffee Talk with a fun background created with images from Texture Tiles 9.  I used my MISTI to place the two cups with heart shaped steam, added an embossed verse a scrap of patterned paper to pull the color scheme together and add a bit of interest.

Before I send you to Michelle's blog, what kind of friend would I be if I didn't remind you of the Overstock sale happening at Sweet N Sassy Stamps for a little while longer? Check it out until January 31st!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments--remember, leave a comment at all the stops for your chance to win a prize!!  You are going to be super inspired at your next stop, Michelle's blog!  Enjoy!!  TTFN, Jane

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Just a Warm Up


Hey, Friends!  If you follow me on Instagram (stampymom5) you may have seen some of my cards from the January Sweet N Sassy Stamps release already.  There are so many great sets and a whole collection of coffee inspired images.  Tomorrow, we are sharing a fun collab hop with .  Please come back for more coffee inspired fun!  

Before the month completely runs out--can you belive that??--I wanted to share a summary of other goodies I've been working on.

My first two shares feature the Going Postal set.  This gorgeous vintage set was designed by one of my Sweet Sisters.  The scripty image is actually handwriting of a beloved member of her family (see the sample above).  I just love that!  There is something so intimate and comforting about a loved ones' handwriting.  I have an autograph book from my childhood--when those were a thing!  I love seeing the penmanship of my grandparents, parents and aunts and uncles.  

I added a few floral images from Rose Banner and Flower Garden to complete the first two cards.  I'm blessed to have a large stash of SNSS images and love to mash them up!

The little gnomie from Winter Gnomes pairs perfectly with a sentiment from the new Coffee Talk 2 set.  Who doesn't relate to "coffee before talkie?" I added some stripes to the background piece with the new Background Builders: Stripes--a great compliment to the embossed hearts (source:  MFT stamps).

I used the Background Builders: Stripes set on this fun birthday card, too.  Nothing says "Happy Birthday" quite like rainbows and unicorns.  Both along with the gems and sentiments are from one of my favorite "adorable animals" sets:  Be Unique.

That's all for today!  You can check out all the stamp sets I mentioned in the Sweet N Sassy Stamps store.  Please come back tomorrow for more inspiration and a fun hop!
ttfn, Jane

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Blog Hop Time!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy January Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous January release! Don't forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, January 20.

This release has great images as well as some fantastic foundational sets--those are the sets you will reach for over and over, to create texture and interest.  I've used both the Texture Tiles set and the Background Builders: Stripes on the card below to create my own background/patterned paper.  The possibilities are endless!

My cards also feature the new I Like Big Cups set.  For sentiments, I'm using Coffee Talk 2 and Sentimental Wordfetti.

If you are a tea lover, Big Cups is for you, too!  Be sure to check out the Sweet N Sassy blog later this week for a tea inspired card!

Now, you are off to see what Karen has created!!  Enjoy!  Jane