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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tea time Sweet Peek

Tomorrow Sweet N Sassy stamps will be releasing 6 new stamp sets. For the past 5 days the DT have been sharing "sweet peeks" on the SNSS blog. If you have not seen them yet, I encourage you to visit the blog to check it out.

Today, I am sharing a peek of an adorable new set called Tea Time. I used the tea cup image, an accessory image, and a sentiment.


I created a tea bag box holder using a free template from My Time Made Easy called Cutesy Cover. I did slightly alter it.


I also covered a tea bag with some dp and added the sentiment. The box will fit about 2 covered bags or 4-5 uncovered.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Tea Time
SU dp
white shimmer brads
copics- R24, R29, R89, YG93, YG95, B91, B93, B95
gingham ribbon
square nesties

Thank you for visiting today. Don't forget to stop on by the Sweet N Sassy stamps blog for some more sweet peeks. Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April showers bring May flowers

The challenge for the next 2 weeks on the 7 kids challenge blog is April showers bring May flowers so you get to choose either showers or flowers for your creation. The prize for a random participant is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 kids college fund store.


I went with a flowers theme for my card. This super sweet image from High Hopes is called Little Missy. I colored her with copics and added diamond stickles to the center of the flowers and the bow.


What could you spend your gift certificate from 7 kids college fund on? Perhaps...
New Penny Black stamps that just arrived in the store
New collections from Crafters Companion like Flower Fairies or S.W.A.L.K
Belles and Whistles brand new Fairy Friends collection or the super cute Sweet Art Girls
All Zva Creative products on clearance till April 29 using code ZVACLEARANCE25

high hopes little missy stamp
copics (R46, R39, Y15, Y17, E00, E50, R20, E31, E33, E37, W1)
diamond stickles
black brads
CS- riding hood red, black, red, kraft dp from Stampin Up
taffeta ribbon from Stampin Up

I hope that you will be able to join us and play along with the challenge at 7 kids. We would love to see what you create!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Elegant Blessings

Happy Resurrection Day everyone! I hope that your day will be filled with joy as we celebrate the rising of our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord, He is risen!


My card today uses one of Sweet N Sassy stamps older sets called Elegant Blessings. I thought that with it being Easter today it was particularly fitting. However, the set has 2 cross images and 11 sentiments so it is definitely great for other occasions besides Easter. I used the smaller cross from the set on my card. I sponged ink around the image and added small pearls to accent it.

stamp- Elegant Blessings from Sweet N Sassy stamps
Papertrey dp
PTI aqua mist ink and CTMH Juniper ink
white pearls and pearl flourish
white satin ribbon
Oval nestabilities
paper piercer

Again, Happy Easter to you all and I hope that you are surrounded by family, friends, and most of all God's abundant love on this Resurrection Sunday! Thank you for sharing a part of it with me!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Many blessings

It's that time of the month, that is time for the Sweet N Sassy stamps customer blog hop. The theme for this month is birthdays- easy peasy right? I did want to get my card posted sooner but the weekend kind of got away from me.

I created a sunset scene for my card using my favorite set from Sweet N Sassy stamps called Serene Silhouettes. I sponged ruby red, pumpkin pie, and summer sun ink for the sky. Using my scor-pal, I created an embossed diamond pattern on the bottom panel. The paper was turned on the diagonal and scored at 1/2" intervals. I hope you like it.

Stop by the Sweet N Sassy stamps blog to see all the details for the birthday blog hop. There are lots of awesome blogs to inspire you.

stamps- Serene Silhouettes and Poppies and Greetings (sentiment)
cryogen white paper
labels 8 nestabilities
black rhinestones
SU ink- ruby red, pumpkin pie, summer sun
Martha Stewart lattice border punch
black satin ribbon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring and Easter challenge at 7 kids

The challenge for the next 2 weeks on the 7 kids college fund challenge blog is spring and Easter. It has been awhile since I have inked up my high hopes stamps and I thought the bunny blooms image would be perfect for the challenge.


My bunny was colored with copics and the tail was accented with frosted lace stickles and the tulips were accented with a spica glitter pen. I sponged the edges around the image with tattered rose distress ink, sewed it onto my green matte, then distressed the edges with my scissors. The close up photo below shows a bit of the sparkle.


stamp- high hopes bunny blooms
neenah white paper
memento black ink pad
copics- W1, W3, W5, R20, R22, R24, R00, R02, E21, G21, G24, G28
frosted lace stickles
clear spica glitter pen
tattered rose distress ink
sheer blush satin ribbon
basic grey porcelain dp
shimmer brads

Also, be sure to check out the 7 kids college fund challenge blog to see the great samples from the other 7 kids DT members and the details and prize info for the current challenge.

Hugs and Blessings,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Korin!

Today is a very special day. It is Sweet N Sassy stamps owner Korin Sutherland's birthday! I am very blessed to be able to represent her company and I am also very proud to call her one of my dearest friends. So, I wanted to be able to do something special for her in celebration of her birthday. The Sweet N Sassy divas and the Cocoa Crazies are throwing her a cyber birthday party today and are celebrating with a surprise birthday blog hop.

Here is the birthday card that I created for Korin, I hope she likes it!

I used the party hat Cocoa pre-colored digi but added the green for the ground and shadow with my copics. I created the background paper using a newly released stamp set called Happy Birthdays. I also used the new Circus Fun set for the sentiment.

What is a birthday party without presents? On one of the blogs along the hop there is a prize of 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice which will be drawn at random. You will want to stop by all the blogs on the hop to see who has the present. Your next stop on the hop is Tammy and she has an adorable card to share with you.

Here is a complete list of the blogs in case you miss one along the way
Sweet N Sassy stamps blog
Janette Olen
Tammy Maynard
Sandy Domelle
Kim Schofield
Monika Davis
Carol Longacre
Jessica Fick
Julie Smith
Ceal Pritchett
Lorie Ames
Taylor Usry
Jessica Stockmeyer
Melissa Craig
Amber Hillman
Stephanie Serrano
Neva McMullen
Joni Mastronardi
Mary Faus

I also wanted to mention that my card also fits our Crazy 4 Cocoa challenge this week which is a birthday theme. Today only (April 5th), in honor of Korin's birthday, there is an adorable free Cookie digi, you can see the details HERE.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Seeing spots

Well I just realized that I have forgotten to post my card for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge last week. The challenge is Seeing Spots and it runs through April 11th so there is still plenty of time to play along and be entered into the prize drawing.

I used this super cute ladybug Tilda from the Raising the Ceiling collection by Magnolia. I colored her with copics and added stickles to the hearts.

stamp- Ladybug Tilda from Magnolia
copics- R24, R27, R29, R46, R59; E50, E30, E31, E33, E37; C3, C5, C7, C9; W00, W1, W3
stardust stickles
white pearls
BoBunny crush dp
white lace
black satin ribbon

I wanted to let you know that the new Magnolia Butterfly Dreams collection is now IN STOCK in the 7 Kids College Fund store so hurry over and pick up your favorites before they sell out. There are also new paper pads in the store from Prima and from Cosmo Cricket that you will want to check out.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts- sketch
Just Magnolia- anything goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- ribbon