Monday, November 30, 2015

FS460 Warm butterflies

This weeks Featured Stamper 460 is Susie aka Susie Nelson. What a sweet gallery. I choose this Grungy Thanks to case today. I kept with the butterflies, over all colors and changed the rest. Congrats and enjoy your week Susie! 

These are beautiful butterflies are from New Creature that are stamped on white cardstock. They are colored using Copic markers then cut out around. The great thing about cutting them out is you can pop them up and fold out the wings from the card base so they look as if they are in flight. Used scrap panel in the pretty blue for the base and a caramel panel with stitched edging with my sentiment from Happy Birthday. A few scattered pearls and some sparkles to the wings. Voila! Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your week! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Poinsettias and snowflakes

Can you believe that November is almost over? This month just flew by along with most of the year in my opinion. My creation today is using the beautiful Poinsettia stamp set. After my bloom was colored I cut around the edges so that I could pop it on my stitched panel. If you don't like to cut around the delicate petals, you are in luck with the matching Poinsettia Die. The sentiment is stamped on vellum and a notched end added for fun. 

The main panel is layered over a snowflakes designer paper and adhered to the base. A few scattered pearls  around the card and center of the bloom with some sparkles added. Voila! Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful week! 

Check out the sale in the SNSS Store today along with the SNSS Blog for more great savings!  

Friday, November 27, 2015

Let's Chill with a Black Fridaysale

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends? I truly enjoyed the day and all the blessings that we have each day. God is so good! Now for all those Black Friday fans...  Power Poppy is celebrating Black Friday with this fun guy called Let's Chill. On sale now for a limited time. For all the Fabulous deals these next few hours and days, check out the Power Poppy Blog and a list of the Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardner Blog Hop List. Carried over my chocolate theme and snowman with Let's Chill. 

He is printed on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers in the chocolate and brown tones. Textured a chocolate panel with some snowflakes that is layered on some designer paper. Wrapped some ribbon an lace around the bottom. Then just two metallic enamel dots for accents, voila! Hope you have a wonderful day shopping this Black Friday! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Marvel Fans Coming 5-6-16

 SQUEEL!!! Oh my goodness.... I can't wait!!!  I have to say that when your super hero's are against each other, it is hard to choose sides. EEK!!!  Can't wait!!!  Enjoy and have a fabulous day! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Chocolate snowman anyone?

Good morning! Found some new snowmen stamp sets to purchase this year and figured while I wait for them to arrive, why not play with the stock I have. hee hee  This is Snow is Overrated from Whipper Snapper. Adorable isn't he! Was in a chocolate mood for the color design for this one and figured this is easier on the waist line. hee hee  Anyways... 

Simple design with a Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders 3 along the bottom. A snowflakes textured panel behind the chubby little guy. Vellum overlay for the sentiment panel and a few accent dots and a button. Voila! Easy Peasy today. Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sweet Christmas Wishes

Good morning, anyone up for a Cup of Cocoa? Well if you grab your cup and head on over to the CardMaker Blog you can read all about this adorable little guy! Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FS459 Chocolate Sledding

This weeks Featured Stamper 459 is Kimberly aka mmkimber. Beautiful gallery of creations. I choose this Lets Go Sledding card to case. Kept with the chocolate color theme, over all layout and sled. Changed the stamp, sentiment placement and textured designs. Congrats and enjoy your week!

My sled is using Let it Snow that is stamped in chocolate ink onto white card stock. I added some stickles to the snow for sparkle but its hard to see in the photo. The background has some snowflakes dry embossed with a lace trim along the chocolate panel. Finished it off with a few sequins and a button and twine combo. Voila! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

FS458 Wreath Greetings

This weeks Featured Stamper 458 on Sunday was Jo aka Rambling boots. What a fun gallery of creations. I giggled at some as they were so fun and playful. I choose this Seasons Greetings card to case in the end. I kept with a wreath and the simplicity of the card. Changed the stamp, created a wreath and added sparkles.

 Kittie has a great wreath tutorial that you can follow and create your very own wreath. I think mine is lop sided myself. ha!  They are fun to create either way. My sentiment in the middle is from Poinsettia stamp set on white card stock. I have a sparkly green border around this and the border of the card for fun. Added some red rhinestones and voila! Hope you have a great day. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Faith Poppies

Good morning! Check out the Sweet N Sassy Blog today as I am sharing my creation using Precious Poppies. Also check out the stamp set they have on special for the day and the anniversary sale! Have a great day! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sunny Studio and CardMaker Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Sunny Studio Stamps and CardMaker Magazine Blog hop! If you just arrived from  Heidi Criswell's Blog you are in the right spot.
 If you just started with us head back over to the Blog to start hopping.

We are excited to feature our very own design team members new opening of Sunny Studios. Woot woot! Mendi is offering a give away with this blog hop as well. Check out her Sunny Studio's blog for all the giveaway details! And a special: use the coupon code “CARDMAKER” when ordering to receive 20% off their order through Saturday, 11/14/15, noon PST.

This adorable stamp set is called Santa's Helpers. I have a few friends that this set is perfect for. Stamped the doggie onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Layered with a few stitched die rectangles and stamped the paws along the base of the card. Some sequins, sparkled and voila! 
Be sure to hop along to your next stop at  Elise Constable's Blog. Happy Hopping!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Some birthday love

Do you know what today is? It is Sweet n Sassy's 8th birthday! Happy birthday SNSS and Korin for all your hard work and creations over the last 8 years! I am honored to be celebrating with them in our blog hop today.

You can find all the blogs to hop along with today on the SNSS blog. Stop by and see what we have going on for hopping along with us. I heard there is a $80 Grand Prize for one lucky person. Not to mention all the fun and goodies along the way. So head on over and start hopping! 

My creation today is using Rose Blossom that I have layered up on dimensionals. The rose is colored with Copic markers and then cut around the second rose to pop up. I wanted a soft feminine feel so I went with the lace and ribbon center behind the panel. This Spellbinders die is always that perfect touch to girlie cards and some fancy pearl accents. To finish it off I added some sparkles to the rose. I think I should of added some swiss dots to the background before I added the roses. But.. I like this look also. Anyways, its all good. Voila! hope you can hop along and have a wonderful day. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

FS457 Angelic Snowman

This weeks Featured Stamper 457 is Mhines. Exciting gallery with so many gift sets you would of thought for sure that is what I had chosen to case. That was my intention however time did not allow for that today. Instead this Angels Among us card stood out to me with the soothing colors and design. I kept the oval shape and framing, colors, single image and simplicity.  Changed the papers, stamps and ribbons. Enjoy your week!

Instead of an angel I used this darling snowman called Snowman with birdhouse from Serenidipity stamps. He is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. My paper is from Basic Grey 25th and pine paper pack for the background. Added some lace trim and ribbon behind the image panel. A favorite Spellbinders die for the card frame and some stickles to wrap it up. Voila! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Holiday wreath

Well if you have not been working on your Christmas cards all year, you sure are gonna start working on them now. I can't believe that we are into November already. Of course that is exciting as that means December is just a few short weeks away, yea! 

Okay onto my post today. This is a clean and crisp clean card today using Wreaths Plain and Fancy. I was going to use the larger wreath yet this smaller one was perfect for my card today.  The wreath is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. A simple scored border and some hexagon accents for the corners. Added sparkle to the ribbon around the wreath. Very easy peasy Christmas card. 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigade today: 
Allison Cope
Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones  
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker

The new Power and Spark challenge is up. Be sure to play along! 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A-Maize-ing day

Today over on the Power Poppy Blog we have the new Instant Digi for the day called Maize For Days. You can see this new digi and all our others in the store HERE. Pinterest has some super cool images of maize corn and I found this really cool one that inspired me. If you google just "maize corn" you can find some beautiful colored kernals as well. 

I really wanted the image to pop with the different colors against the white space and I think I nailed it. This turned out super pretty and colorful and it will be just the ticket for my friend. The sentiment could not of come at a better time, Thanks Ally! My sweet friend needs a little smile as of late so this will be perfect. 

After the image was made a bit larger for my panel, it was printed and colored with Copic markers. The photo above had those beautiful orange and browns and yellows that just made for a great inspiration piece. Printed the sentiment onto vellum and place over the image. Voila! Hope you have time to print and play today! hee hee  See you back here tomorrow for our Friday creations! 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shimmer Tidings

Happy November! Can you believe Christmas is just a few shorts weeks away? Time is creeping up on those Christmas cards and this months Dirty Dozen November challenge is all about those ornaments you have. Do you like the Shimmer, Shine, Sparkle or Country style? Create your card based on the type or ornaments you have on the tree. Some of you might have those family heirlooms or the classic shiny balled ornaments. You can even create a card simply with ornaments if you would like. Enjoy and have fun with it.

This photo does not show the ornaments very well and the shimmer. I used a matted shimmery paper when I die cut these Delightful Decoration dies from ODBD. The middle ornament is using the matching stamp set Delightful Decorations clear set. Added some bakers twine to the ornaments and some sequins accents. The middle ornament has some suduko gel pen added to the blue and that is hard to see as well. My tree is rather shimmery ornaments or all shiney depending on the year. I think this year will be the matted shimmer look with lots of tinsel.  ;-)  Hope you can play along! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

FS456 Birthday Tulips

Today I have two things to share a Featured Stamper card and some excited news! Korin at Sweet n Sassy Stamps asked me to be a Guest Designer for Nov and Dec. I said YES! I am super excited and honored to be a GDT. SNSS 8th birthday is coming and ee have some excited things coming so look out!  :-)  AND we are starting a little early with this special: We are so excited about our birthday this month that we are sharing a little birthday surprise a couple days early...
With  every purchase of $25 or more today through Thursday, November 5th, a  free
surprise gift will be included with your order! No coupon code needed!
The bigger your  order, the  bigger the gift! Gifts will range in value from $2-$20...just one way we are saying "THANKS" to our  amazing customers for helping us make it this far. We truly appreciate you!
Be sure to keep checking the SNSS blog each day this month for more excitement, birthday celebration and more.... Now for my creation.

This weeks Featured Stamper 456 is Kim aka kimjolley. Beautiful gallery of creations. I choose this Postmark Tulips creation to case. No I did no watercolor, just look at her card. gasp!! I kept with tulips, over all layout and design. Changed the sentiment, used Copics and scored the border. Enjoy your week Kim. 
I stamped Spring Tulips onto white card stock. Layered onto some black then red card stock. Colored my tulips with Copic markers and added some sparkles in red to the blooms. My sentiment is from Happy Birthday stamp set and voila!