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Monday, October 31, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

Today I would like to share with you a masculine card which is not something I tend to create often. My husband needed a card for a birthday card for a friend whose party was a couple days ago. This is what I came up with:


I stamped the lighthouse image from the Shine Your Light set from Sweet N Sassy stamps onto confetti white CS with black ink then sponged around the edges with baja ink. I crinkled my white paper then sponged the creases with ink to make them stand out before stamping the sentiment over the top. The tabs are made using the word window punch and putting a brad through. The middle strip is accented with charcoal twine.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Shine your Light and Happy Birthdays set for the sentiment
paper- kraft, black, baja breeze, confetti white
accessories- charcoal twine, word window punch, pewter brads, sewing machine, distressed stripes cuttlebug folder, foam tape.

This Thursday, Nov. 3, Sweet N Sassy stamps is releasing 6 new stamp set along with some new dies as well. The release party is from 8-10pm EST in our forum on Splitcoast so you won't want to miss the fun. We are also having our release blog hop so I hope you will stop back on Thursday for a peek at the new sets before they are released. It is also our birthday month so lots of sales and cool events happening. You can read more about it HERE.

Well, I am off to work now. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Fall blog hop!

The design teams of Sweet and Sassy stamps and The Twinery have teamed up for a fun blog hop complete with some awesome prizes up for grabs.

I really enjoy using twine on my cards, it really adds a nice touch and is a great alternative to ribbon since it is not quite as bulky. Sweet N Sassy stamps has a wonderful variety of The Twinery twine in the store so you will want to check it out!

If you have already been hopping you should have arrived here from Sheri Twing's blog. If you are just starting here, I invite you to start back at the beginning and hop along with us!

I have 2 cards that I would like to share with you today.

The first is a card that I made during the summer for one of the SNSS kits but never shared yet- gasp!

I used the Seeing Spots set to create a strip and then I cut around the circles to create a scallop edge. I accented the card with honeydew twine.

The second card is a pretty simple Christmas card that would be easy to reproduce.

For this card I stamped the holly image from the Holly Jolly Christmas set randomly to create a background panel with green ink then used candy cane stickles for the berries. I stamped the sentiment beneath my punched border. I wrapped Maraschino twine around the border and then cinched the twine by tying a bow through my button. I love how twine looks when used on buttons!

Your next stop on the hop is:
Emily Leiphart

But before you go....

Here's the wonderful prize The Twinery has up for grabs with today's hop,
the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack valued at $25....

And here's Sweet 'n Sassy's prize...
the super popular Season of Change Stamp Set (which you have seen me use a few times now) & Die Bundle valued at $28....

For a chance to win these fabulous prizes you MUST comment on each blog in the hop.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 23rd on The Twinery Blog as well as on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.

Thanks for hopping along today! I hope that you have been inspired by all of the wonderful creations that the DTs have shared.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Thank you

I made a thank you card the other day that my husband needed and I just remembered that I forgot to post it here on my blog. I participated in the Splitcoast sketch and color challenges with it.

Pretty simple and straight forward card really. I used one of the leaf images from the Season of Change set from Sweet N Sassy stamps and did the rock and roll technique using mustard and tangerine inks. The white panel is embossed with a cuttlebug polka dots folder, add some pearls to the corners and some ribbon and call it a day :)

Enjoy your weekend all!


stamps- Season of Change and Many Thanks sets from Sweet N Sassy
paper- soft suede, whisper white, more mustard from Stampin Up
tangerine tango ribbon