Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Love Is Heartfelt Wednesday ~

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful day celebrating LOVE divine birthed for us. My brother and his wife joined us this year for Christmas! What fun as we laugh and create memories our way through the holiday. All too soon they will drive back to Canada. 

Today I am showcasing a simple card using dies, designer paper and some bling! I love when a card comes together quickly! You can find out all the details on the Heartfelt Blog and see what all the other designers have created for you! Be sure to check out the limited edition stamps while you're there.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas ~

Merry Christmas to Everyone and May God bless us All! I have a very simple card for you today. I have to confess that I made this a few months ago when this set was to be released. I was on a CAS kick and trying my best to create a card that I thought fit the bill.

The card is created on a white base that has been scored at 1" all around the card and then another scored line at 1/8" from the first line. It gave me a clean frame to work from. I stamped the sentiment from the Seek Him Still set and die cut it using the Decorative Plaque dies. This was sponged in yellow and finally stamped the star over the top right corner. I added glitter for some dimension.

Enjoy your holidays with Family, Friends and take time to give thanks for the divine Love born for us in human form and seek Him with your heart, mind and soul.

Materials used:
stamps: Seek Him still
Inks: SU colours, Versafine
Paper: SU whisper white
accessories: Gold glitter, scor pal, decorative plaque dies

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Heartfelt Frosty Petals ~

Heartfelt Wednesday!!! Love to see what all the creativity from the design team! Be sure to head over there and see what everyone has been working on and read about  the exciting giveaway from Heartfelt!!! More details about this layout are available on the Heartfelt Blog. 

Heartfelt Creations is giving away $20 Dollar Gift Certificates on December 19th from 7PM - 9PM EST. Restrictions: one per household, register between 7PM - 9PM EST on December 19th, must be redeemed by January 19th, 2013.

Good luck! Have a great week! 

Heartfelt Products used:
HCPC 3313 Perfect Petal Medley
HCPC 3491 Holiday Haven
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Die
HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Die
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Collection
Paper blossoms tool kit and Molding mat
Other products:
SU Corduroy buttons, Night of Navy ink, CM fancy frame cutting template, white embossing powder, stickles

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Gift of YOU ~ stamps for a cause

Hi Everyone! Another reason to {heart} stamping and help a great cause. Sweet'nSassy is coming alongside an International ministry for Orphans...I love this set that Korin designed perfect for families that have adopted children. Read all about the organization and the personal stories here My first card depicts the heart and prayer of all adoptive families everywhere.
Both of my cards are combined with Vintage Baby designed by dKdesigns, it is available in the store. For the second card I added hearts from the heart die.
Be sure to view the full set over at Sweet n Sassy blog! The Gift of You is a great addition for those hard to find sentiments! Thank you all in advance for helping  the cause of the orphans!

We prayed for you - 
Stamps: The gift of you, Vintage Baby
papers: MME, SU
inks: versafine black, coloured pencils
accessories: copics to colour rhinestones, ribbon, spellbinder dies, ribbon 

Miraculously my Own -
Stamps: The gift of You, Vintage Baby
Papers: MME, SU
Inks: versafine black, pretty in pink SU
accessories: SNSS hearts die, SU punch, ribbon, pearls, Copic to colour pearl

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Beautiful Heartfelt Day ~

It is Heartfelt Wednesday! I love the variety of creative styles each designer brings each week! Be sure to head on over and see all that the DT have for you this week! While you're there, check out the limited edition offerings! Once they are gone on December 31st, they are gone. My first ever set from Heartfelt are the Flora Grande 1&2...I guess all great stamps come to their final run.

This week, I am using the beautiful Asters Collection papers and matching stamps and dies! Love, love this set. I combined it with the beautifully scripted heartfelt expressions.

Fold cardstock in half and score. Cut down your patterned paper to leave a 1/16” margin around the perimetre. Cut a length of ribbon for your desired bow size, position and place between card base and patterned paper. Adhere the paper onto the base.  Let the tails hang off to the side. Stamp Asters onto coloured card stock and die cut using matching dies. Build your flower as desired and adhere to the card base. Stamp sentiment onto one of the journal cards, trim and place onto your card. Add pearls for embellishment if desired. Finish your bow and trim tails.

Heartfelt Products:
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCDP1 226 Delicate Asters Collection
Other products: SU rich razzleberry ink, Cats Eye wisteria chalk ink, want2scrap pearls, seam binding ribbon, ctmh brad, crystal lacquer, dimensionals

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Merry Christmas Poinsettia ~

Good morning! Love this time of year, the crisp mornings and the scent of pine in the living room with glistening lights and coffee in my hand. I have a Christmas card for you today. I love the layers in this beautiful flower.

This poinsettia takes it all, in my opinion! I love the ease in which we can colour this and cutting it out by hand was quick. The flower is coloured using copic markers and paired with MME paper. The fish tail banners are hand cut.

As we prepare for the Christmas Season, let us always remember the divine love birthed on our behalf. I love the variety of Christmas stamps SNSS has in the store. Check them out for your gift giving and gift creating. Have fun!

Supplies used: 
Stamp: poinsettia
Inks: Copics, memento ink, versafine black
Paper: MME, SU
Accessories: pearls, rhinestones, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday ~

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a Happy Wednesday! Today, I want to share a little project I created from the Timeless Amour die...I cut several pieces from this die and glued them together after scoring them in half. I added some pearls and beads and created an ornament!!! Love the elegance of this die.
A closeup of the ornament, You can see the sparkles I placed and adhered on the swirls of the die. These little sparkles were the perfect size!
I love this little truck! I coloured it using copics and chose colours to fit my colour scheme. I love red antique trucks. I die cut this using a matching die. The truck door swings on its own, cut when you run it through a machine.
Finally, a closeup view of the card. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Blog to see the other projects made by the Design Team. There are more details available to the card and ornament I created on this blog.

Timeless Amour Ornament
Heartfelt Products:
HCD 728 – Timeless Amour Die
Other : beacon 3in1 glue, CTMH bitty sparkles, MS pearls, seam binding ribbon, SU pretties(hat pin, pearls and beads)

Antique Tree cutting
Heartfelt Products:
HCPC 3482 – Antique Truck precut set
HCPC 3487 – Classic Edition precut set
HCD 724 – Classic Edition die
HCDP1 -225 Frosty Blanket Collection
Other: Layered poinsettia shapeabilities, CTMH hinges, CTMH sparkles, stickles star dust and yellow. SU Garden Green ink, Memento ink, Copics-R39,R37,C5,C3,C1

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends of SNSS's Blog Hop ~

This is the long awaited Blog hop!!! We are so excited you are hopping with us today in Celebration of Sweet'nSassy's 5th Birthday! My introduction to SNSS was when I first fell in love with Cocoa! I was invited to be on the Crazy4Cocoa team, followed by the digi team and now, part of the SNSS Design Divas. I appreciate Korin and Dan for the exclusive designs they bring and providing Christian and inspirational stamps! It has also been great fun working with them and stamping fun times with Korin. Happy Birthday Sweet'nSassy!!!

OK, Here are a few things you need to know as you hop along ~ 
  • There will be 4 random blogs from whom SNSS will choose 1 commenter to receive a $15 store credit.    
  • To be included in the drawings, comments must be left by midnight EST Friday, November 30th. 
  • The winners will be announced on the SNSS Blog on December 1st at 8am EST
 My cards feature the Christmas Sentiments combined with the decorative frame toppers. Each card is very simply done, as the sentiments have their own elegance. I love the addition of the stamped toppers to create simple elegant "framed" cards.
For Each card I added pearls from want2scrap. I love that a simple pearl can dress up a card. On my first card, I added fabric rosettes that match the colour beautifully. 

Don't forget to leave me and all our friends a comment for a chance to win a prize! Enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Materials used:
Stamps: Christmas Sentiments, Decorative Frame Toppers
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Papers: SU, K&Co.
Accessories: Want2Scrap pearls, fabric rosettes    

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday ~ To a Beautiful You

Timeless Amour was released on Black Friday. If you haven't yet checked this new release, you might want to head over there and see all the beautiful new designs in this collection! The new dies are Gorgeous, you will want to purchase those to create beautiful layouts and cards! 

My card is featuring the newly released stamps, papers and dies from the Timeless Amour Collection. This die is a filigree/lattice die that is gorgeous as is or inked and layered as I did on my card. I took the blooms from the rosette precut set and layered them onto the die using dimensionals to give them varied dimension. I stamped the sentiment onto matching paper and hand cut it to a fishtail banner. I added the rhinestones that I coloured using copics to give it some blingy pizzaz.
Be sure to check out what the Heartfelt Design Team has created with this new release, complete with instructions for each project you view. 

Have a great day!

Heartfelt Products:
HCPC 3509 - Timeless Sentiments precut set
HCPC 3505 - Timeless Rosette precut set
HCPC 3507 - Timeless Amour Background precut set
HCD 728 - Timeless Amour Die
HCDP1 228 - Timeless Amour Paper Collection
Other products: brushed corduroy distress ink, su early espresso ink, rhinestone swirls, vintage lace and trim, su dimensionals, liquid glue, xpressit tape  Copics: RV95,RV93,RV91,YG95,YG91,0

Sunday, November 25, 2012

True Friend ~

Happy Cyber Monday! Will you be shopping online without the jostling of carts, people and hurried frenzy? Check out  Sweet 'n Sassy  and take advantage of the Christmas sale! But hurry, it ends on the 30th!

I made this card using True Friend and combined it with Nature's Silhouettes. I stamped the sentiment using versafine black ink onto white shimmery card stock. I stamped the floral silhouette in rich razzleberry and old olive inks from SU in first and second generation. The sentiment and stamped images were die cut with spellbinders oval die that was layered in scalloped oval die. I adhered this onto my prepared card base using CTMH papers.    

Enjoy your day! 

Materials used:
stamps: Nature's Sihouettes, True Friend
Inks: versafine black, rich razzleberry, old olive SU inks
paper: SU, CTMH
accessories: spellbinder dies, seam binding ribbon

Friday, November 23, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Timeless Amour Layout ~

The latest Heartfelt Creations release is here!!! Debuting the Timeless Amour collection at midnight, every purchase made on Black Friday will benefit a worthy cause. Heartfelt Creations is known for their beautiful designs and coordinating stamps. What is more inspiring is that their heart, their generosity and compassion is truly heartfelt. I am so thankful to be a small part of this company. 
 I created this 12x12 layout using the latest products being released. The details and the design of each stamp and die is so beautiful. I added stamps from the vintage floret collection to complete my layout. You can read more details at the Heartfelt blog and see what the rest of the team created with this beautiful collection.
As I previously mentioned, every purchase on Black Friday will benefit a worthy cause...
10% of all Black Friday sales feed hungry children. Click Here for more details.
Place a $75+ order and enter coupon code blackfriday12 to SAVE $15 off your order. 
Buy the Timeless Amour I want it all and SAVE $20.
Black Friday is on November 23rd.
Heartfelt Creations Products used:
HCPC 3508 Timeless Lace Precut set
HCPC 3507 Timeless Amour Background Precut set
HCPC 3506 Passage to my Heart Precut set
HCDP1 228 Timeless Amour Paper collection
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCPC 3501 Bold Vintage Floret Precut set
Paper Blossoms Molding mat 

459222 Paper blossoms tool kit 
Other product: Spellbinders nested leaves,brushed corduroy distress ink, rich razzleberry and early espresso inks, paper distresser, clear embossing powder, stampamajig, Ctmh mocha opaques,
Copics: YG99,YG95,YG91,RV95,RV93,RV91,RV0000,E50,0

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In God is my Salvation ~

Hi everyone! I love this scripture from Sweet 'n Sassy! How appropriate to declare this the day before Thanksgiving! This scripture comes from the Our Refuge set combined with Natures Silhouettes it becomes a dynamic duo.

I stamped the scripture in Versafine ink onto white shimmery cardstock. Yes, it shimmers. The solid images were stamped using crumb cake ink and the wildflowers were stamped in second generation while the bird was stamped directly onto the scripture. I embellished using bakers twine and using a flower for the centre.

Thank you for stopping by!

materials used:
stamps: Our Refuge, Natures Silhouettes
inks: versafine, SU inks
paper: SU cardstock
accessories: mft royal rose die, bakers twine

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Thank God for You ~

Hi everyone! With Thanksgiving around the corner, these images are perfect and appropriate for the season. A season of harvest speaks volumes to me in relation to reaping a harvest in our labour of prayer. We shall reap a harvest in due season if we faint not.

My card is a regular A2 size. Fold card base in half and layer classic editions paper that is cut down by 1/4". I stamped the wagon in memento ink and created a mask for it. I layered the mask over top to stamp the wheat sheaves. I cut a slit in the wagon and layered it onto the first layer of the beautiful Classic editions dp. I coloured the wagon and the sheaf using copics. The pumpkins were stamped in memento ink on copic friendly paper. I die cut the images out using HCD724. I began to arrange them into the wagon and adhered them using dimensional tape . The sentiment is stamped using black ink onto a matching dp and cut down to create a fishtail tag to finish the card. To ground the wagon, I added some texture to the ground by dotting with copics. You can find additional products appropriate for this season at Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Products:
HCPC 3483 - Days Gone By precut set
HCPC 3484 - Pumpkin Harvest precut set
HCPC 3363 - Inspire Me Sentiments precut set
HCD 724 - Classic Editions Die
HCDP1 224 - Classic Editions 12x12
Other: SU paper, Neenah CS, dimensionals,memento ink black, paper distresser

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heartfelt Creation Falling Leaves Canvas ~

To view Cocoa's Peppermint Latte - scroll down to second post

Happy Wednesday! Today, I want to share with you my final submissions to Heartfelt Creations. I created an altered Canvas and a card using the stamps and dies HC sent me.
12x12 Open Leaves Canvas:

Stamps: HCPC 3334 Open Falling Leaves
Dies: HCD 707 Falling Leaves, HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
Paper: HCDP 224 Classic Editions 12x12
Other: 12x12 blank canvas, MS Punch, Stickles, rhinestones, spellbinder labels 4 die, mod podge, seam binding ribbon, pop dots
To prepare canvas:  the canvas was "painted" with Matte Mod podge to give it texture. Classic Editions paper was cut to fit the inside of the canvas and glued in place using mod podge. I cut a coordinating piece to frame the main panel. Next, I cut four strips to cover the exposed inset of the frame. After it was all dry, I added stickles to all the highlighted areas of the decorative paper and let it dry completely. I took exacto knife and carefully cut around the pieces I wanted to lift and give dimension. I added a coordinating piece of dp that I punched using a decorative MS punch and adhered it to fit under the cut out design. 
closeup view and details
The leaves were embossed using copper EP and cut out using the coordinating die. I began to build my leaf layers on the bella rose die along the edges of my canvas frame. Pop dots are used to give adequate dimension to the leaves. The sentiment is stamped using versafine and die cut to fit the leaf design on the lower left corner. I added leaves to the upper right corner and topped it off with antiqued seam binding ribbon. Finally, I adhered two rows of rhinestones that I coloured using Copics to match my colour scheme. To seal the whole piece, I brushed mod podge on all the leaves and sentiment. It adds stability.

Thanksgiving Card:

Stamps: HCPC 3334 Open Falling leaves
Dies: HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures
Paper: HCDP1 224 Classic Editions Collection 12x12

Classic editions paper was cut down to layer onto regular A2 size cardstock base. The sentiment was stamped in versafine ink onto a journaling block and adhered onto matching cardstock. Vintage lace is adhered to the bottom edge of the sentiment. Decorative metal fixtures were die cut and positioned to create a framing effect. Pearls were added for embellishment on the corners and edge of card.

Thank you for joining me! Have a beautiful day!

Cocoa's Peppermint Latte ~

Good morning everyone! Cocoa's Latte is my most favourite Cocoa! I paper pieced  this image using some of my Christmas dp from Basic Grey. I stamped this image three times on dp and once on the copic friendly cs so I could colour Cocoa with my copics. I wove bakers twine through the scallops around the die cut for a peppermint twist appeal. The designer paper is embossed using SU's snowflake embossing folder.

Beginning tomorrow, you can purchase your own favourite Cocoa with a discount at the Sweet'nSassy Store. Why not create a card using your favourite Cocoa image? Check out the store to see the special on Cocoa and Cookie.

stamps: Cocoa's Latte
Paper: Basic Grey, SU
Inks: memento, copics, versafine
accessories: Spellbinder dies, SU embossing folder, bakers twine, pearls

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SNSS DT Favourites Blog Hop ~

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating 5 fabulous years this month. It sure has been an honour playing a part in this company by showcasing their awesome stamps and helping celebrate is even more fun!!!

Korin has a lot planned this month in honor of SNSS 5th birthday starting with today's special DT Favorites Blog Hop.  The best part about this hop is that all of the sets the DT is featuring are on sale---25% off today through November 7th!!! Yay! 
I chose Rhubarb's Christmas...I mean, how can you choose just one of the many adorable images. I finally narrowed it down to the upcoming season! My first card is showcasing Rhubarb in his santa hat holding a present wrapped in a festive bow. This set comes with three images of Rhubarb plus four sentiments.
My Second card also features Rhubarb's Christmas. Rhubarb is holding a gingerbread cookie. I made this card 3x5, great for use as a gift tag or as a money holder. 
Finally, I chose this Morning Glory as one of my floral favourites! The set comes with two scriptures and four sentiments. I kept the design clean on a white background purposely to showcase the flowers. The sentiment is a declaration of praise appropriate for this gorgeous set.

I hope you enjoy the beautiful creations shared today featuring our favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp sets!! you will want to make some of these sets your own faves and order them before they sell out!

Here's the list of blogs you won't want to miss:
Mary Faus << that's me!
Santa Hat Rhubarb
stamps: Rhubarb's Christmas
Inks: Copics, memento, SU
Papers: SU, Scenic Route Paper
Accessories: SNSS Decorative Plaque die, Spellbinders, Twine, Pearls

Gingerbread Rhubarb
stamps: Rhubarb's Christmas
Inks: Copics, Memento, Versafine black
Papers: SU, Scenic Route paper
Accessories: SNSS Decorative plaque Die, Spellbinders, seam binding ribbon 

To God be the Glory  
stamps: Morning Glory
Inks: Copics, memento, versafine black
Papers: SU
Accessories: CB folder, Spellbinder dies, SU Punch, Seam binding ribbon, pearl

Thank you for joining us!


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