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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sweet N Sassy April Round Up

Today is "tax day" here in the US which explains why I was not able to even get close to the post office yesterday when I wanted to mail a couple packages. Today is also a day for birthdays, 3 people that I know are celebrating their birthday today so birthday shout outs going to my cousin Mario, my friend Jen and my other friend Jessica. Now I know that Jess is a follower of my blog so "Happy Birthday Jessica, hope you are having a nice trip!" So I guess I should have made a birthday card for the Sweet N Sassy stamps April round up huh? Well my card is a general card so it could be used for a birthday too. Have a look:

I just can't seem to put this fabulous new Dream Silhouettes set from Sweet N Sassy stamps down! I love it and there are so many different ways to use it. You can create scenes with it, color on it using markers which I showed you on Monday, or use it in the bg stamping a sentiment or scripture over it. I think you will find this to be a great addition to your stamp collection!

Today I created what I call a Zindorf with a twist. Michelle has fabulous step by step tutorials on her blog. Now, I seem to be brayer challenged so I always sponge my scenes rather than brayer them. I combined my moonlight lake with the grid technique. To create the card I first made the grid using my scor-pal and making score lines diagonally at half inch intervals. I then sponged my sky and lake followed by stamping my images in black ink. I embellished my card by tying some satin ribbon at the top and adhering rhinestones in the scallops. The fabulous cardstock I used on the card is my favorite sparkly cryogen white from paper temptress and I also used some onyx metallic. One of the things that I like about Paper Temptress is that the paper is sold by the sheet so you can pick and choose what you want and you don't end up with a whole package of cardstock that does not get used up that you just had to have. I can tell you that I am well stocked on some of my colors that I don't think that I will ever use them up LOL! She does offer some packs of paper too so that you can save a little money too. BTW- the shipping is very reasonable too so be sure to check it out! There is also a new PT blog where you will find lots of inspiration and be able to see terrific samples using some of the beautiful papers.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Dream Silhouettes
ink- soft sky, baja breeze, blue bayou, not quite navy, black
CS- Paper temptress onyx metallic and cryogen white, SU soft sky
accessories- scor-pal, rhinestones, corner rounder punch, satin ribbon

The rest of the DT have some really great projects to show you today for the round up so I hope you can take a minute to visit the SNSS blog for some terrific inspiration.

Tomorrow, I am headed to PA to visit some of my fellow DT members but I will be scheduling a couple posts while I am gone.

Hope you have a wonderful day!



bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Janette, this is lovely! Perfect in everyway....wonderful!

Tonya said...

I adore this is my favorite from the newest release. Your card is gorgeous!!

Happy Birthday to Mario, Jen and Jessica! >:0)

Jeanette said...

Absolutely stunning Janette. I love this. Hugs Jeanette

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Janette!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Wow Janette! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Christi said...

This is stunning!!

Brenda H. said...

This card is just gorgeous...way to go!