Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finally! An Update and A New Card for Sweet Stop Sketch 11!

Things here have been really crazy! In the last two weeks, we have gone thru:

A) a brushfire burning in the heavily wooded area behind our property for three days,
B) a snakebite to my youngest child's ankle,
C) a trip to the ER and stay in the hospital for said child,
D) a whole lot of thankfulness to God that my son is ok and my house did not burn down!
So, if I have been especially quiet the last couple of weeks, now you know why!

Here is my latest creation, using Sweet & Sassy Stamps "Birthday Buddies" set. My inspiration for this card comes from the Sweet Stop Sketch Spot Challenge #11. If you have not had a chance to participate in any of these, hurry on over there and take a look!

The CS is SU Yoyo Yellow and Brilliant Blue. The green is DCWV, olive 12 x 12, textured. The DP is also DCWV, not sure of the name but I will try to get it and add it later. I added some red crystals on the corners for some bling!

Isn't this little guy just too cute? I colored him with Copics (C1,3,5 and E00,02) and detailed him with white gel pen and Glossy Accents. The balloons are colored with Copics in the R, Y, and B families. I used a MS border emboss/punch to jazz up the horizontal strip of Brilliant Blue CS and added some skinny red ribbon from Wally World.

The sentiment is also from the same set, it has several to choose from. You may not be able to tell from this photo, but I embossed the image and sentiment with clear embossing powder after I stamped it. It really makes the sentiment POP!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Here's is the Latest News from Sweet & Sassy Stamps!

Lots of cool stuff going on over at Sweet & Sassy Stamps, just in time for the hot weather!


Wanna get your hands on some great spring and summer stamps at a great price? All of our spring and summer stamp sets are 15% off all month long!

Firecracker Festival!
We'll be hiding a firecracker somewhere on our website for the whole month of July. Find the firecracker and gain access to some great specials and give-aways! Visit our homepage for more details and to find out where to register!


We've added MANY more great digi stamps this past month so if you haven't checked them out lately, you are really missing out. Remember, digi stamps are wonderful when you are crafting on a budget and who doesn't love instant gratification!? Here are some of our fun new designs:

Sweet as Hunny
Celebrate America
Lemonade Stand
Basket Full of Love
Catch of the Day


Despite the warm weather we know many of you are wanting to get a head start on those Christmas cards so we're having a Christmas in July Celebration! For the entire month of July, our Christmas & Winter stamp sets are 15% off!

But the fun doesn't stop there! When you spend $25 in Christmas & Winter stamps,

you will receive a FREE Holiday Greetings stamp set.

Hold on, there is still more!!!

Wanna order our other stamps and products instead? We have something for YOU, too!

Place a $20 order: receive Stanley the Penguin digi set

Place a $35 order: receive Stanley the Penguin AND

Do Not Open Till Christmas digi sets!

Place a $50 order: receive Stanley the Penguin,

Do Not Open Till Christmas AND You Light Up My Life digi sets!

These exclusive digis can only be earned through our Christmas in July Celebration and will not be available to purchase.

Sassy Stamper Savings

Receive FREE SHIPPING with your $40 order when you enter coupon code SUMMER during checkout. Offer expires July 31, 2009.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Guilt-Free Candy!

My very talented friend, Enfys at Going Buggy, has the most wonderful candy up for grabs! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win. If you follow, you get two entries. If you post about it, you get another entry!
Happy Candy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Having Fun with My New Stamps...WoJ

I got a bunch of Whiff of Joy stamps from the Medieval Collection and have not had a chance to play much with them, so I thought I would give it a shot....

This guy is SOOOO CUTE! I just love the sweet little expression on his face. I used DCWV Charcoal 12x12 CS, SU Brilliant Blue CS, and some textured olive CS from my stash.

The dragon is stamped in Versafine Ink, on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and colored with Copic markers in the YG, Y, and C ranges.

The sentiment is one I came up with on my own, I thought it worked well with this image. For those of you that don't "get" my humor, it is like "Been draggin'?" As in, feeling down or weak and weary. I printed it out on SU Whisper White CS using a Celtic font.

I was trying to find a way to work this image into a card that was spiritually related, so I chose Habakkuk 3:18-19 to go with it. Let me know what you think! I appreciate your comments.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I am so excited that I just cannot stand myself!!! I have been chosen to be a Jr. Design Team member for none other than.........

Sweet & Sassy Stamps!!!!!!!!!

I have followed Korin and this company since I started papercrafting in early 2008. The thing that I really love about SNSS is that they use their company, their stamps, and their lives to bring glory to God. What a blessing to combine my love for Christ and my love for creating in such a wonderful way. There also is the added benefit of getting to know the wonderful and talented group of other DT members that are part of SNSS. I will be telling you more about them in the near future.

My design term starts in July and runs thru December. Be looking for some really great SNSS stuff to appear on the blog, along with blog hops, giveaways and release parties! WooHoo! Who does not love a party?