Sunday, February 28, 2021

Coffee, Anyone?

Happy Sunday, Friends!  I hope you are able to find rest and relaxation today!  I'm sharing a fun pocket card I made for my daughter for a sweet little galentine!  It has a pocket for a sweet treat and a gift card pocket, as well.  After creating the card base, I decorated the panels and pockets with older designer papers from Stampin' Up! and some sweet images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps!  I love the coffee cup from Fill Me Up and the matching dies make it a breeze to add to any project.  

Sweet N Sassy Stamps has added new dies to the store--these fun Speech Bubble dies are fresh out of the vault--I was lucky enough to have them from the first go around!  I used a sentiment from Coffee Talk to match the overall theme--the gift card inside the front pocket is to a local coffee shop.  As you can see, I've tucked a candy bar into the larger front pocket.  Coffee and chocolate--a great combination!

The inside features more sentiments and images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps:  My Thoughts of YouGrunge Elements 2 and My Punny Valentine.

The card is kept closed with some twine through the eyelets on the front and back.

I used Happy Mail on the back. Its the perfect final touch for the back of  any project!

Have a great day!  TTFN--Jane

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

SNSS Blog Hop: Sunday is Coming! Rejoice!

Welcome to the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps February Release Hop! Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous February release! 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. A winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, February 24.  The hop list is:

          Sweet 'n Sassy Blog

 I wanted to feature the new Easter Innies set as a way to show that Innies aren't just for the inside!!  This is a great set that is full of possibilities.  "Sunday is coming!"  
Oh, goodness--  I love that sentiment and all that it means! 

To finish this card, I used an image from He is Risen, some designer paper scraps, cardstock and a few other odds and ends, like twine and staples!

I used more images from He is Risen for my second card along with some loose watercolors and another sentiment from the Easter Innies set.

I can't wait to see what you'll do with this month's release!  Enjoy the rest of the hop--you are off to LeeAnn Barrett's wonderful blog and beautiful creations!!
TTFN, Jane

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Rejoice Always

Today, I'm sharing a card that is full of goodness from the Sweet N Sassy store!  Y'all there have been so many new (and old) goodies coming out, I bet your head is swirling!  Mine sure is!

I started my background using the new Delightfully Delicate Stencil and then added some flowers with this month's stamp of the month,  Floral Background .  Here is how you can qualify for this stamp set for FREE:

I've always been in love with the shabby chic look.  Sponging and distress tools are great ways to quickly achieve this look.  I did both on the main background and the layered mat piece.

I had only used Special Blend once or twice when it was "retired."  Once again my, careful preservation of goodies paid off!  I was thrilled not only when this set came out of the vault, but also the dies to match.  Now, I don't mind some fussy cutting, but I do so love the finished edge and overall sleekness that die cutting provides.  I generally water color using distress inks and have been playing around with the different looks you can achieve with regular Distress Inks and the Distress Oxides.

Finally, I am really loving the new sentiment set, Faith Phrases.  The perfect final touch!  This is a great, versatile set and one I would recommend if you are just getting into card making....or, if you've been doing it forever!

Thanks for stopping by!! TTFN, Jane


Friday, February 5, 2021

Preparing a Place


Hello Friends!  Sweet N Sassy Stamps has a GREAT release this month--again!!  Backgrounds, sentiments, "out of the vault sets", stencils AND dies!  

For today's card, I've combined a little of everything for what ended up being a cheery, colorful card--reminiscent of kiddie art, which I completely adore!!

Using Texture Tiles 10, I started building my scene with those adorable clouds!  The Fence and Grass dies grounded the cute houses from Love Your Neighbor.  The houses and sun are paper pieced to add extra interest and color.  It really gives the card that kiddie art feel.  

Finally, Words of Jesus is out of the vault and definitely a great set to add to your collection.  

John 14:2

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you   KJV

If that isn't good news!!  Lift your hearts and voices for Jesus!  He cares for you, He has chosen you and prepares all of your next steps!

TTFN, Jane