Monday, April 15, 2024

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge


Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is the sponsor for April's Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. One lucky participant will win a $25 gift code to the store so hop on over and check it out! 

Supplies and Tools:

  • Silver Sparkle Cardstock
  • Silver gems 
  • Concord & 9th inks (Carnation, Fig and Dragonfruit)
  • VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink

For the background pieces, I ink blended first then went over the top with the same color and coffee background stamp.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 19, 2024

All My Love

I received both volumes of The Color Cube for Christmas and have really been enjoying using them. It has been challenging to incorporate all five colors into my projects and makes me think in a different way. I am trying new color combos and that's a good thing.

I went through through the cards and chose one that sparked my interest. Honestly, as I was coloring this image I really wasn't sure about my choice. Once I fussy cut the image and starting putting the other elements together I liked it much better.



From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
    -Flourish Background
    - With Love
    - Blooming Anemones
    - Delicate Doily Die

Concord & 9th inks
    - Juniper
    - Poppy
    - Sorbet
    - Midnight

- VersaMark
- Kraft  & White Cardstock
- Canson Watercolor Paper

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, August 11, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 5

Hey everyone! Today is the final day of my Growing in Unity Week. I love Donna Downey stamps and have been slowly adding them to my collection. They are perfect for inky backgrounds which I love to make too!

I asked my 16 year old to help me decided on the colors for the background. Rachel really liked the combo of yellow, orange and red so that is how this bold background came about. I used Marmalede(retired), Poppy and Buttercup dye inks from Concord & 9th. 

I ink smooshed until I was happy with the depth of color. Then, I added various images in the same ink colors. I'm kind of sad you really can't see the brick background I added to the entire panel, but it is there. I stamped the flower with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and embossed with clear powder.

I find making these kind of cards very relaxing.

Supplies used:

You are Important 

Hit the Brick

Make Today

When I See You

I hope you have enjoyed my Growing in Unity week! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and all your kind words!


Thursday, August 10, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 4

Welcome back to another one of my Growing in Unity days! Today's card features Butterfly Moment by Ann Corbiere Scott. I have been eyeing this stamp set ever since it came out and recently acquired it. As you can probably tell by now I like larger images. I find them easier to color and come up with layouts than smaller ones.  

I love that you can use this butterfly image to create a slimline or A2 card! I especially love that you can create two A2 cards from the one butterfly. I really don't enjoy making multiples of the same card so I mix it up just a bit like I did with these cards. I swapped out the stencil and added some stitching to one of them. Do you like it better with the stitching or without?

Supplies used:

Butterfly Moment

Flutters to Go

Time to be Happy Again

Stencils- the dots are from a previous Whit Kit and the other one is from Gina Marie Designs

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 3

Welcome back to another Growing in Unity day! Today's cards feature the Layering Tulips stencil in an array of colors. Lots of photos for you guys today!

These orange ones are my favorite of all the colors I used! All I did for each one was ink blend using the stencil as my guide. I only used the first two layers of the stencil and just kept blending until I liked it. Add a variety of sentiments and use some fancy edge die cuts for some quick cards. Easy peasy! 

Oh, and the butterflies were because of an oops on one of them that needed to be covered up. I liked it so much I added it to all of them.

I like to play and use color combos that are not expected hence the gray leaves on some of them. 

Supplies used:

Layering Tulips stencil

Empowered Words

Always by Your Side

Words Fail

She is Strong

Prayer Changes Things

Look Forward Trust God

Concord & 9th inks

VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and thanks so much for stopping by!