Bugaboo ATG Challenge

Today starts a new challenge at Bugaboo Stamps and as the new format says…Anything Goes! I have tried slimline cards before (I think they were called tall cards then :)) but I really wanted to play around with a tall digi and make it tall enough for a slimline card. I found the perfect image in Morning Coffee. I totally know how she feels some days are just like that. And mornings…grrr.

For my card, I made my image as tall as I could and still keep it the right width (a slimline card is essentially 8.5″ tall and 3.5″ wide.) I colored up my image with Copic markers then did some detailing with Polychromos pencils. I had a clear stamp set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps that had coffee splashes and spots and a perfect sentiment for this not ready for the morning gal… I had a slimline die set in my stash waiting for me to finally give it some love so I layered the image. I used some banner dies to cut out and mount my sentiment. It was a little harder than I thought it would be to work with a canvas this size using just one image, but in the end, I absolutely LOVE how this came together!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you were inspired! Grab your supplies and try a slimline card if you haven’t – they fit in a business envelope for the same stamp as an A2 card 🙂

Hugs,
Lyn

Bugaboo Stamps Freebie Friday – Umbrella

Today Bugaboo has a cute umbrella for the Freebie Friday offering – You can get it HERE. Considering the amount of rain lately, it is a really timely image haha! I created a collage of umbrellas by placing them randomly over my page before cutting a panel. I added a simple, chunky sentiment and a bold black. To finish it, I added the only color in the form of some enamel dots. Super fun, super easy!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired! Have GREAT weekend!
Lyn

SNSS April Blog Hop … Mr and Mrs – Re-thunk

Did someone say April?? What is going on!? Today we have another new release Hop at Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I think you are going to love all of the inspiration we have for you! There are some really fun sets!

You should have arrived here from Michelle‘s page. If not, jump back there so you don’t miss anything – she is super inspiring! Hop along to all of the blogs (listed below just in case something goes wrong along the way) for even more inspiration with the April stamps. Leave a little comment at each stop on the hop before 10pm Eastern on April 27th and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, April 28th.

Hop Order:

This month I am featuring the Mr and Mrs Stamp set.   I really love the fun design of this set but I didn’t really have a need for a wedding stamp in my stash right now so I decided to see how I could use it in OTHER ways…you guys know I love to stretch my stamps!

My first card has a simple ink background using distress inks in grey and vintage photo on the Grunge Dots Stencil which I spritzed and smooshed onto my kraft cardstock (Neenah desert storm). I inked a line of the men’s shoes in vintage photo on a strip of white watercolor cardstock, spritzed them with water for a messy look then after it dried, I went in with colored pencils to make the details a bit sharper. I added a simple sentiment from Sentimental Wordfetti and a Father’s day note on the inside – I love that this can go to a plain old masculine card rather than a wedding card and now I can check my Father’s Day card off my list 2 months early – hooray!

Next, I created another simple card but this time, I went for an encouragement card. Honestly, it could be my Mother’s Day card too I think but instead, this one is for a sweet friend who I like to remind just how awesome she is when I get the chance… I inked up the wedding dress on kraft cardstock (Neenah desert storm) with light gray archival ink and colored it with bright (not white) Polychromos pencils. It looks like a party dress now – not a wedding dress don’t you think? With a black pencil, I wrote a scripture from Proverbs 31:25 into her dress. (The Proverbs women is so fantastic – I want to be just like her!) To finish it off, I masked the dress and added a little texture with my distress ink pads directly to the card. I added a few gems and that is this one.

I hope you had fun hoping along and were inspired to use your stamps for something other than what they are “supposed” to be for! NOW head over to see what Lieschen has created for you!!

If if you get the opportunity to craft with some of these great stamps (or any other SNSS stamp) we would love to see what you create on our SNSS VIP Group Facebook Page; Or tag your creations with #snss or #sweetnsassystamps on Instagram.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS Mr. & Mrs.

Today I have a CAS Congratulations/Wedding card using the new Mr. & Mrs. set. I had a kraft card front on my desk and decided to use it. I think next time, I will go with a white card but I do like it… I used a light gray ink and stamped the shoes and the Mr. & Mrs. to create a background. I lightly colored the shoes with colored pencils then added a banner sentiment.

Sweet and simple and now in my stash – I don’t need these very often but when I do, I rarely have one ready.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS Kindness Matters!

Today I have a couple of cards using the Kindness Matters set. In a crazy world, it is so important to remember just how much!

My first card uses Texture Tiles 10 clouds embossed and resisted with Distress Inks. To finish it off, I added another one of those adorable chicks from Hoppy Spring. I rotated it to make it look like it was flying instead of standing. What do you think?

My second card uses Distress Oxides on kraft. Using the word “matter” from the Kindness Matters set as well as the Texture Tiles 11 and Delightfully Delicate Stencil , I created texture then added my sentiment. All those textures made for a super fun experiment.
I hope you were inspired! Thanks for stopping by!
Lyn

Bugaboo – Bee Kind

Today at Bugaboo is an “Anything But a Card” Challenge. I have created a sweet little ATC Coin featuring Bugaboo Bees – Flowers. I printed the bee on watercolor cardstock and colored up with copics. I added a few random textures and doodles. Then I thought it would be cute to add the single word “Kind” to go with the bee. Sweet and simple and that is all there is to this one.

I hope you were inspired.

Thanks for stopping by!
Lyn

SNSS Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies

Today I have a super sweet post filled with the cutest cuddliest… bunnies! Who doesn’t love bunnies amiright? Sweet N Sassy has some truly adorable bunnies in both clear stamps and digital stamps….

FIRST we have this so cute little guy from this month’s Hoppy Spring set. I inked him up on a Neenah Desert Storm card stock base, masked him, them covered the background with the new Textures 11 flowers using Versa Mark for a tone-on-tone look. I unmasked and those flowers moved to the background so I could color my bunny with colored pencils and have a one layer card.

Next I have another clean and simple card, but this time, I didn’t fill in the white space. (I did, however, die-cut and mount my panel for a little dimension :)) This card uses a new digi called Bunny Love. It comes with a sweet sentiment that I have used on many a project lately! I created my “card front” in a word doc with the bunny and sentiment placed just where I wanted them. I printed, colored him with Copic markers, and die-cut the layers – that is all there is to it!

My last project is a mixed media ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I created for a team swap. I used Distress Oxides on heavy watercolor paper to start my card. I added texture with Typewriter Text BG, Texture Tiles 5, and the new Grunge Dots Stencil. I created a word doc with a bunch of my images and sentiments from Valentine Bunny with Heart and Bunny Love respectively and had a fun day of coloring and fussy cutting. I added a little washi from my stash to “ground” my bunny and balance my ATC then glued my image and sentiment down… I signed the back and mailed off to my friends – SO MUCH FUN!

I hope you were inspired today – HOP to it and go great something this weekend!

By the way, there are still a few more days to get in on the SNSS moving sale!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lyn

Bugaboo – Bingo Challenge – Bunny Love

Today we have a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it is a BINGO challenge.

For my card, I used several Washi Tapes to create a striped background paper. I didn’t really use a pattern for the stripes but just went with it. I colored up LB Bunny with Copic markers Finally, I Die cut rectangle layers starting with wonky rectangle image, then Rectangle nesting dies from A Jillian Vance Design. It is bring and Spring-y.

That is the center column and I really like how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired!

Hugs,
Lyn

SNSS March Blog Hop Hi, Hi Birdie

Happy March – Did you guys Spring Forward? We do that in Georgia and it is so hard! But it means Spring is just around the corner so I will suck it up and be happy for the blessing 🙂

Today we have another new release Hop at Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I think this month is my favorite new release! (I mean it this time!) I think you are going to love all of the inspiration we have for you!

You should have arrived here from Lieschen‘s page. If not, jump back there so you don’t miss anything – she always inspires me! Hop along to all of the blogs (listed below just in case something goes wrong along the way) for even more inspiration with the March stamps. Leave a little comment at each stop on the hop before 10pm Eastern on March 23rd and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, March 24th.

Hop Order:

This month I am featuring the Hoppy Spring Set. I am OBSESSED with the little birds. They are oh so sweet and I have them inked up all over my desk just so I can color them different colors with different inks. I really pushed myself to use non traditional colors so I could have bright, cheerful cards. I hope you like them!

My first card has a simple ink smooshed background (blue and green for sky and grass). I inked one of the birds and a sentiment on top of the ink (after it dried) and colored my bird with polychromos pencils. I colored him turquoise with pink wings and used a Glaze pen on his eye… L-O-V-E! This is a perfect layout for a set of cards (just saying)

Next, I created another simple card but this time, I channeled my inner Andy Warhol and used both the left and right facing chicks and shades of turquoise, pink, orange, and yellow-green. I inked them with Versaclair Nocturne then colored them with my polychromos pencils since they were still sitting on my desk (haha!) I die cut them into squares and mounted them onto black. I used a Glaze pen on their eyes for dimension and that is that! This one make me Smile OUT LOUD!

P.S. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here is a bonus project for the day. I created and ATC (Artist Trading Card – 2.5″x3.5″) using The new Lucky Bear Digital Stamp and the Rise and Shine Stencil and Texture Tiles 10 – so so cute!!

I hope you had fun hoping along and were inspired by all you saw! NOW head over to see what Sheri has created for you!!

If if you get the opportunity to craft with some of these great stamps (or any other SNSS stamp) we would love to see what you create on our SNSS VIP Group Facebook Page; Or tag your creations with #snss or #sweetnsassystamps on Instagram.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lyn