Friday, June 23, 2017

Romans 8 and a thank you card

Good morning!
Today I am sharing two projects, a card and a bible journaling page, using the Fantastic Flowers stamp set.  The card I made also uses Kindness Matters.

This card is simple but very striking with the flower layered onto the white panel. I simply sponged 3 colors of ink onto white cardstock and stamped the flower on top in black. After I cut the flower out, I hated to throw away the leftover sponged piece, so I stamped the leaves, cut it down to the size I needed, and used it for my background.  I stamped the sentiment and added a few Nuvo drops to finish it off.
After my card was done, I loved the color combo and decided to re-create it in my bible. I chose Romans 8:37-39 to journal. The colors are a little more muted on the bible page but it still turned out fine. I masked the verse and purposely sponged the color lighter on the top left corner.

The same leaves and flower were stamped in black and highlighted a bit with a white pen. "Made for More" was stamped with the Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha. "Nothing can separate us..." was typed on my computer and cut out.
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kindness Matters

Hello Everyone!!  It's Sheri here with another card using the NEW Kindness Matters stamp set.  I just love this set!!  I created this card for a sweet friend that I wanted to show that I appreciated her KINDNESS!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With Thoughts and Prayers

Hello crafty friends! Kim here with you today sharing a card I created using the beautiful Mason Jar Bouquet stamp set. Isn't this image divine?! It's a great line image for coloring with you favorite coloring medium.

My background started with Distress Inks and a stencil. I inked the background using a blending tool and Distress Inks, laid a stencil on top of the inked background, and spritzed the stencil with water. Because Distress Inks react with water, the stencil design appeared. You can use a heat tool to dry the paper.

Next, I stamped the image on watercolor paper, using Archival Ink, and colored the flowers with more Distress Inks. Just smoosh some of the ink onto a non-stick craft sheet or acrylic block and use a water brush to pick up and apply the color. 

After my coloring was complete, I used a script background stamp to very lightly stamp on the edges of the vase and flowers, and then aged the edges of the paper using more Distress Ink (Vintage Photo).

I mounted my floral piece on to a piece of gold embossed paper (just emboss the edges of cardstock since the middle won't be seen), and finished with a black embossed sentiment, which was stamped on vellum.

I hope you enjoyed today's card! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cutest Coffee Cup with Fill Me Up

Hi! It's Gracie Chavez from Graciellie Design and today I have a fun freestyle collage card using stamps from Fill Me Up and Scribble Flowers!

To make this card I went ahead and stamped as many scraps of white cardstock I could with flowers and leaves from the set Scrible Flowers with Black Premium Dye Ink. This particular ink I used is hybrid and it allows you to watercolor the stamped images. I colored them with Zig Markers and a waterbrush using bright colors. Once all the images were colored I fussy cut them and set them aside.

I then stamped the coffee cup from Fill me Up on kraft cardstock and the heart coffee cup sleeve on patterned paper using the same black ink, and fussy cut those too. The final element I stamped was the mini label with little check box words from the same set and heat embossed them in white.

Putting all the pieces together is always fun, but it can take time since there are so many ways to arrange them. The background is actually stenciled with Mixed Media Medium and half of it is foiled in SIlver Sequins and another part has Winter Frost glitter. I added a Wild Orchid Double Stitch Design small circle die cut on the back to make all the element pop. I finished off the card with some pink paper twine, a green notebook page edge die cut and 3/8 Reversible Satin Ribbon w/stitches which brings together all the design.

That's it for today! For more ideas an inspiration make sure to subscribe to this blog! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Spotlight on SNSS

Hello, sweet friends!  Hope your weekend has gotten off to a great start.  I have several cards to share with you today using some of the new June Release by SNSS.

One of the large flowers from the Fantastic Flowers set was stamped on a panel and three concentric circles were cut from it.  Two of the circles were colored and the pieces were put back together.  The sentiment was made with the new Grunge Type Alpha.  The inspiration for this card came from Freshly Made Sketches #292.

Another new stamp set released this month by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is Child of the King designed by Krista Hamrick.

The jewels were white embossed on the background and watered down distress and oxide inks were dabbed over the panel.  The King's robe and crown were colored with Copic Markers and the sentiment was white embossed on the angled magenta panel.  A few sparkly gems fit for a king were added to finish the card.  

Don't forget about the Fabulous Moving Sale going on right now at the 
Everything on the site, including these fabulous new stamps, is 25% coupon code is needed!  

Happy shopping and happy stamping...until next time!
Have a wonderful day,

Friday, June 16, 2017

Blast from the past - Treasured

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a card using Treasured clear stamp set. It's one of those sets that I used to love, but put aside in favor of new sets... but this year my goal is to rediscover old favorites and give them some love. If you are like me, you have so many stamp sets, you can't even count them... as much as it's fun getting the new sets, we end up with not getting enough use out of our old sets.

So let's pull those 'old' sets out and give them some LOVE!

I also used another favorite of mine, Be Encouraged clear stamp set. It's a great companion set with powerful greetings.

Just for fun, here are some TREASURES from the past, using the same flower image:


Thank you for stopping by,

Thursday, June 15, 2017


{jane bosi}

Focus on the good.....such a simple message, yet so easy to overlook!  There's some big stuff going down in my world right now.  If I'm not careful, I can make myself a little Satan target.  He just lies in wait for me to start doubting, to be sad, to get negative.....and, BAM!!  In the pit I go.

The good news is........there is Good News!!  Focus on the good!  I absolutely adore Rebecca Rios' designs.  Just from her stamp sets alone, I imagine her to be one of my best friends, full of positive light and an awesome sense of humor and fun!  I used her set called Capture This Moment for this quick and fun card.  I might be stuck in a water coloring rut, but its a good place to be stuck!   I hope you enjoy this fun card and reminder to focus on the may have to look harder at times, but I guarrantee it---it is there!!!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Thank You for Your Kindness!

I am loving the great new stamps sets SNSS has this month and today's cards use a couple of them - Kindness Matters and  Fantastic Flowers

The sentiments in the Kindness Matters set are fantastic! They can be used on a variety of cards and the Flowers really are Fantastic - they are pretty big, but they are great and there are several to choose from including leaves.

For my first card, I played around with emboss resist and ink blending.

SNSS TY for your Kindness copy

For the second one, I went pretty simple using the twig of leaves and water color (with Distress Inks). I colored it up twice, then created a 3D effect then added the "Thank you!" sentiment and that is all there is it. For some reason, this one really makes me happy.

SNSS Leaves copy

Finally, I got out my Inktense pencils and a Grid stencil and created a background for the bigger sentiment. The background was a little bight so I went over it with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

This is really exciting - Now I have a thank you cards for my stash which is something I don't really think about too often so... yay!!

I hope today's cards provide you with a little inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thank you for your Kindness

Hello friends, Stephanie here with a card for you using Fantastic Flowers and Kindness Matters both by Korin.  I colored with copics and the paper is by Echo Park.  I switched up my white stitching for black on this one.  Everything is on sale so hop on over and grab everything on your wish list!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

hedgie hello

Good morning!
Today I am sharing this card using two stamp sets… Outline Alpha and As The Deer (two of my faves!)

This is a 4 1/4" square card.  The letters and hedgehog were colored with Copics. It's easy, sweet, CAS, and I love it!  (I hope you like it too).  :)
Have a great day!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fly High, Dream Big

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you a card I made with the 'fly high' stamp set.

The images are so cute and they're great for a one layer card. So I started this card on watercolor paper, stamped the elephant and his balloon and started coloring. I used watercolor markers and a anwaterbrush to color the images. I couldn't resist to add some of the beautiful words from the stamp set so I decided to go for 'fly high, dream big'. There are a lot of great words in this set so you can make a lot of different combinations.
- Lucinde

Friday, June 9, 2017

Kindness Matters!

Happy Friday!
It's Ceal, here to share a card using two of the newest release stamp sets. I am in love with both of these sets. 
To make my card I started with a white top folding card base. I made a couple of backgrounds by using an old technique (shaving cream) with a new twist. After the backgrounds had dried I stamped the large flower and a couple leaves from the Fantastic Flowers set and fussy cut them out. 

The greeting is from the Kindness Matters set. I love this set because kindness does matter!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thank you for your Kindness

Hello Everyone!!  It's Sheri Gilson with a thank you card featuring stamps from the NEWLY released Fantastic Flowers and Kindness Matters stamp sets.

I wanted to show that by using a natural color combo and a little twine I was able to create a masculine thank you card using the Fantastic Flowers stamp set.  I just randomly stamped the large leaf image and did some quick copic coloring.  The sentiment is also heat embossed for some added texture.   

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Friend Loveth

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a quick Mixed Media card using the Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Set (designed by NinaB Designs for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps).  

To create this card- heat emboss the large peony image from the  Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Set with black embossing powder onto white cardstock. 

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the image using water-based markers and distress inks, layering the colors and carefully using the heat tool to dry the layers.  Fussy-cut the image cutting off the leaves, use a clear shimmer pen to add shimmer to the petals and the Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen  to add highlights to the center of the flower.

For the background panel, tap a bit of picked raspberry distress ink onto a cellophane envelope, spritz with water and lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink, smooshing it around a bit.  Lift up the cardstock and dry with the heat tool. 

Repeat the same steps as above with diluted hickory smoke distress ink and once you are satisfied, use a paint brush to splatter hickory smoke ink onto the panel before trimming and mounting onto black cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Set with archival black ink and mount the trimmed background panel onto black cardstock.

Mount white cardstock onto a piece of black cardstock, add the layer created with patterned paper before mounting the main focal image layer and the peony.

Adhere the entire card front onto the white card base and add a few ebony black crystal drops to finish off the card.

I just love the Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Set and I hope I have inspired you today!   

Thanks for stopping by- have a blessed week, sweet friends!