SNSS – God is for You

Sweet N Sassy has some great new images releasing and they are pretty versatile. I am starting with a very quick card using a sentiment from the God is For You Stamp Set. I just a new set of stencil brushes and so I had to try them out. Clear emboss the image and lightly brush distress ink.

I think that these sentiments on just the small cut out would be fun to stamp up and give to my Bible Journal friends…Hmmm I think I will get right on that!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lyn

FTHS Bunny Love

WOW!! I am so excited to have Faith back and drawing and right out the block we have absolute adorableness(that is a word right?) We have an image for From the Heart Stamps this week Bunny Love – it is new and FREE.

The pieces from my cards last week was sitting on my desk so I thought they would make a fun background for this sweet bunny! LOVE!! And I can mark off another valentine from my long list!
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Recipe:

  • Image:  Bunny Love digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White (PTI), Purple (Recollection), Digital Background paper
  • Ink: Copics (BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, R81, R83, R85, W1, W3, W5
  • Other: Backdrop Basics and Polkadot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Stiched Circle DIes (Simon Says Stamps, Circle Die (Spellbinder), Scallop Edge (PTI)

Go on and get your free Bunny Love and have fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS #154 Sweet Puppy!

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For today’s’ challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps  – Challenge #154 “Anything Goes!”, I colored up a sweet image and used some of the digital paper left on my desk from last week’s inspiration cards…Isn’t Polka Dot Pals Katie soooo C-U-T-E!

lmms-pdp-kaiteRecipe:

  • Images: Polka Dot Pals Katie Digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White, cardstock(PTI, Brown (Bazzill), DP (Digital Paper)
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: Polkadot and basic backdrop dies (AJVD), Circle and Scallop Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Fishtail Dies (My Favorite Things) Corner Rounder

Come on over and join in on Challenge #154 – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

SNSS PB&J Valentine

Today I have a quick set of Valentine cards. I have lots of kiddos to send them to and I thought these would be fun for them. I finally got to use the Peanut Butter and Jelly from the Sweet N Sassy You and Me Set.

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I inked up the image on water color paper then on a piece of post it paper for a mask. Then I did a mix of distress inks in a water color “smoosh”. Finally I colored my image with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. They are a little dark so I think I’ll make another set using less background ink but I still like them as a start to my Valentine’s fun!

Thanks for stopping by – Have a great one!

Lyn

 

 

 

LMMS Fun with Retiring Stamps

Badge for SidebarLast week I was not inspired to make cards, but I had lots of fun coloring. I just printed up a page of images and colored. Sometimes that can be difficult to convert to cards because then you have to find papers to match the colors you chose. But when the desire to just color strikes, I just go with the flow. It was relaxing not to worry about the finished product to just color for the fun of coloring – does this ever happen to you?

This week I got inspired and decided to make some simple cards and create a little set of sugar and spice cards. Since they have a tag, I thought it would be cute to add a tag to the cards. I went through a file of digital papers and matched them up to my colors. I made three then I just had to use the Farfalla Sprite because I love it!

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I can’t believe how much fun they were and if you haven’t gotten them already, you better get them as they are about to retire!! I may need to grab a few more – I cut the cards in a way that now I have all the pieces to make cards with the other halves!! I Win!

Here they are up close…

Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Tarragon

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Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Sassafras

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Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Bay

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Farfalla Sprite

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Lots of Wink of Stella glitter on those wings – here is is close up for you.

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I hope you found some inspiration too! Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

SNSS Happy New Year! – 2017

Happy New Year my friends! I have a couple of projects for today. I had fun with some Sweet N Sassy numbers – Number Dies and I’ve Got Your Number Clear Stamp Set.

First up is a fun shaker card – simply cut out the year and create a simple shaker. You can’t see it very well, but I clear embossed the star from the Receive the Savior set into the background for some texture.snss-2017

I didn’t get all of my Christmas cards out this year so I will be sending this out in the mail tomorrow. A New Year card instead of a Christmas card is still good, yes?? [I did put the Christmas star in the background just in case :)]

My next project is a Bible journal page. It required a lot of layers so I was a leery of going directly into my Bible with it; therefore, I created a vellum insert. It is fairly simple. The year (in a fun way) and the verse I wanted to concentrate on…

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

This seemed a fitting verse for a New Year…this is a new beginning with all the potential in the world. I didn’t make any resolutions, but I do want to be a better listener this year. I have many things I have been praying for and this year, I need to “listen” for the answer. I am excited and anxious, but I know that God has a plan for me and, if I listen to Him and not try to go my own way, it will be revealed.

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Recipe:

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful NEW Year, and I hope that you “hear” the answers to your prayers this year too!

Lyn

SNSS Thumbprint Christmas!

Merry Christmas too you! I hope your day was blessed with friends and family and the love of Jesus. I know mine was!

Today I have a fun Christmas project to share. (Please forgive the picture – I didn’t get it into my computer and edited before it was given away and there were no do-overs.) My family is full of bakers and every year, they give out baked goods. I, however, am not a baker so several years ago I came up with a gift using my talents…crafts. I create a thumbprint ornament with the kiddos in the family and that is what I give to parents and grandparents instead of cookies.

This year I have been so busy at work that I decided to do a single ornament for all the kids in each family instead of individual ornaments and it turned out so cute! I used Christmas Pine from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, then turned their thumbprints into the ornaments.

I think it is a hit with everyone – they make sure I going to do it each year and the ornaments of their thumbprints growing each year are so much fun to see. (who needs cookies right?)

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Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS THe Most Wonderful Time of Year

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Yesterday was an awesome, relaxing day. I crafted the day away at my leisure which considering the last two months I have had to squeeze it when I could, it was a blessing! I colored up one final Christmas card. I went big on the coloring and simple on the layout and it definitely makes me smile 🙂

My card uses two of the new images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps Polka Dot Pals Brianna and Evergreen Tree – there are some truly fun images in the shop that you should check out if you haven’t already!

lmms-pdp-and-tree-copyIf you haven’t had a chance to join the challenge, come on over and join in on Challenge #153 – Anything Goes! There is still time – it has been extended for 2 weeks to allow the DT a little time to rest.

I hope that you have a truly blessed Christmas and enjoy time with friends and family It truly is the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR!

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

HOHOHO! Are you on the list?

YAY! After a crazy month, I am on vacation! I have had a wonderful day of crafting and no work. Perfect, right? Today I have my card for the Gerda Steiner December progressive challenge (and it is not even the last day of the month…what!?) The image this month is called Wishlist Santa.

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What a wonderful challenge…If you play along each month, you get the next month’s image for free – Why not join in now – you have plenty of time!

I decided to create a simple background that kind of looks like Santa’s suit.

Recipe:

  • Image: Wishlist Santa Digital Stamp by Gerda Steiner
  • Sentiment:Season’s Greetings by Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: White, Red Poppy and Black (PTI)
  • Ink: Copics  W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, R24, R27, R29, G99, C5, C7, C9, B0000, E50, E51, E53
  • Other: Backdrop Basics Dies (A Jillian Vance Design)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS – Give Praise Shaker Card

It’s the weekend!! YAY! I have had a crazy month (or two) and I am soooo tired! I have a report to finish up but I decided I needed to take a fun break just to keep myself sane! Today I am playing with a new stamp set that SNSS just released. This set is called Give Praise. I can’t wait to do a Bible journal page with this, but for today, I decided to try a shaker card idea from Jennifer Mcguire.

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It turned out pretty good, though I am going to need some more practice to get the shaker a little more shaker-y….

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I used some scrap paper and inked up a bunch of the stamp elements then colored them up with with my Copics. I ran the base background through my Cuttlebug with some embossing dies. Then with Circle dies, I created a frame. With Distress Ink, I dropped some color onto some watercolor paper and ran that though my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I cut out the elements for the shaker pieces and added sequins.

Now I am sitting here just shaking it for fun. See, my break was truly successful!

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn