Friday, 27 June 2014

A Note to Say

A card for the current CASE Study Challenge #197 - I love orange paired 
with gray or black for a sharp contrast, so when I saw the talented Pamela Ho's 
design below, I knew I had to give it a go!
I'm also entering the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge!

I made some "stencils" with post-it-notes and Nestie circles, then sponged 
with Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw and 
Spiced Marmalade ink.  I added some notes from CASual Friday's Love Notes,
 a sentiment from WPlus 9 Hand Lettered Hello, a border with a fine line 
black marker, and then a few black sequins for the finish.
I'm into those black sequins at the moment!
I had fun with this one -  
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

SNSS June 2014 Release

Hello and welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June 2014 Relealse.  
It's a smaller release this month but we have two fabulous and versatile stamp 
sets and a matching die set!  The design team have been 
having a lot of fun with the sets, 
so hop along and talke a look at what they've come up with!

Birthday Word Art

 The 13 large sentiments in this set are perfect for mixing and 
matching on your birthday cards for friends and family!

The first card uses SNSS Pennants and More dies with scraps of dp.  
The backround is done with stencils using Stampin
Up Blushing Bride and Ranger Distress Scattered Straw ink.
I added Studio Calico Wood Veneer birds and buttons to embellish.

For the second card I used watercolor paper, stencils and sponging to create 
the coloured panel.  The numbers are such a fun addition to this stamp set, 
there are so many fab things you could do with them!  
Take a look at the full set and details below:

The next set is What's Up with coordinating What's Up Dies.

My card has a stenciled background using Stampin Up Cool 
Caribbean ink along with somepaint splats using SNSS Grunge Elements 
and SU Blushing Bride ink. I added some Studio Calico Wood Veneer 
arrows to the fun arrows creatd using the What's Up stamps and dies.
Now take a look at the full set along with the dies below:

It wouldn't be a SNSS Release without fun prizes and
 a challenge so here are the details!

One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a 
$10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.
  You have until Thursday, July 3rd at midnight EST to leave your comments.  
The winner will be posted on the SNSS Blog on Friday, July 4th.

Our release challenge this week is 
"Anything Goes!" 
You have until Thursday, July 3rd at midnight EST to enter.  
One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be
 used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 50 participants 
(not including the DT) 2 winners will be selected to recieve a $20 Gift Code, 
so invite your friends to play along!
The winner, or winners, will be posted on the SNSS Blog on Friday, July 4th.  

A few guidelines to remember as you play:

- Add your card using the linky tool below.
- To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card
no back linking, please, and enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.
- You don't have to use an SNSS image to enter, though of course, we love to see it when you do!
- You'll have until Thursday, July 3rd at midnight EST to enter.
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to SNSS Stamps.
- Please use SNSJRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other on-line galleries.

Thanks for joining us today and be sure to come back on Friday, 
July 4th to see if you've won to and check out the new Friday Feature and Challenge!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Love You

Hello!  It's been a wee while since I've posted as my sister from Minnesota 
was here visiting for 9 days - we don't get to spend much time together so 
I put card making to the side in order to spend every available minute with 
her to talk, laugh, drink coffee, sight see, and pray together - so much fun!
But today I've made a card for the Featured Stamper challenge over at 
Splitcoaststampers which I'm hosting  - we're 
CASEing Katlyn Traxler, aka K. Joy this week 
and HERE is the lovely card from her gallery which inspired me.
This is also for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
and the Less is More Challenge: Watercolour.
I masked a panel across the card with tape and then painted in with a
 brush rainbow colours using Ranger Distress ink
 Nothing like rainbow colours to cheer me up!
The bird is a die-cut using Impression Obsession Sea Birds and the 
"you" is cut four times and layered using a Simon Says Stamp You die.
The "I LOVE" sentiment is from CASual Fridays Love Notes set.
I added a few clear sequins to finish.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful Sunday.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Butterfly Prayers

Just a quick clean and simple card for Monday using a 
Marianne Creatable Butterfly die along with some 
Basic Grey Knee Highs dp strategically placed in the background.  
I added a black button with white twine 
for the butterfly center and a doodled black frame.  
Love this sentiment which is a Verve Plain Jane 
stamped with Color Box Black Licorice ink -
if I get a card letting me know someone is praying for me, 
I'm encouraged and uplifted for sure!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Pink Stripes, Gold Feathers

A card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers with a
 colour combo I've been wanting to try lately - magenta pink and gold.  
Laurie, aka lhs43, is our inspiration this week and 
HERE is the lovely card from her gallery which I chose. 
I created the stripes by temporarily attaching the panel to lined 
writing paper and then using the lines to position masking tape, 
sponging with Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry.  
I saw this great idea on Laura Bassen's blog, Doublestick Heaven!
The feathers from Waltzingmouse Fine Feathers are gold embossed 
on vellum and the "hello" (Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello Die)
has been embossed with several layers of gold. 
I added some brushed gold brads and gold cord to finish.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful Sunday!