Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April SNSS Hop


Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy April Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous April 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, April 28.

So, in this crazy pandemic, I decided to teach myself to crochet.  No, I'm still not good at it,, know, it's coming along!  I'm currently working on a baby blanket. I usually find a pattern, screenshot it and then forget the details.  I decided to make myself a little pattern/resource book.  I crafted all of these little dividers with this month's release (and then some!)
And, bound them all together with my bind it all.  Stamp sets featured:  Grunge Elements 3, Skinny Caps Alpha, Messy Stamped Alpha, Lollipop Alpha, Like a Sunflower, Butterfly Background (the stamp of the month) and the Grunge Dots Stencil
I'm obsessed with Grunge Elements 3

How cute are those little butterflies?
The Grunge Dots Stencil is perfect for those corners!

Like I said, obsessed with Grunge Elements 3! It's perfect for playing around with your gel press!
I also added the Script Stencil to the background.  It became the perfect backdrop for some butterflies from Made New.  It's hard to see in my picture, but each butterfly is inset by using the coordinating dies and then popping up the gel press panel.  The sentiments on the front and inside are both from Begin Again.
This card is headed to a very special friend of mine!  Another friend of mine is Esther Asbury.  You are headed to her blog next and I promise you will be inspired!!  Thanks for joining us!  Remember to comment for your chance to win!  TTFN, Jane

Thursday, April 8, 2021

I Just Smile


Happy Thursday, Thirsty Souls!!  I have a couple projects to share today featuring the new release Thirsty Soul (see what I did!!) from Sweet N Sassy Stamps! There is so much goodness in this release--I'm excited to share it with you!!  You can mark your calendar also for the release blog hop next week!!  Join us on Wednesday, April 14th 😊

My first project for today, seen above, has a shabby feel to it--the stamps, the colors....I just love all of it!  I added the Script Stencil along with images from Grunge Elements 3 and some inking for the back ground.  The sentiment from My Thoughts of You is the perfect compliment to the hanging cactus from Thirsty Soul.  This stamp set also has matching dies--you guuuyyyys!!!  I'm old school--no fancy cutting machines for me so I am thrilled with the addition of so many new sets and matching dies. Plus, you save when you buy them bundled together!  Like we need anymore incentive, am I right??

My second project, eatures a gelprint background I created using several Distress Oxide inks along with images from Thirsty Soul and Grunge Elements 3--can I just say, I LOVE this grungy set?  It is perfect for creating all kinds of texture and interest; and, those lovely shabby chic backgrounds!!

The happy birthday sentiment can be found in the Sentimental Mash Up set!  It's so good!
Have a great, inky day!  TTFN Jane