SNSS – Snail Village ATC Card

Today I have a fun card that uses an ATC card as it’s focal point. I first created the ATC and then decided it would be a fun card so I went for it…

I started with an ATC panel of watercolor paper. I smooshed some Distress Oxides (Hickory Smoke and Aged Mahogany.) I added a little color texture with the bitty heart stencil that I spritzed with water so it blended into the background. I added more texture around the edges with the Grunge Elements 3 and Texture Tiles 7. With my backgrounds created, I colored up my Snail House from Snail Village and fussy cut it. I added a little washi for it to sit on and added a sentiment. ATC done.

For the card, I simply layered some Neenah Solar White and Bazzill Brick cardstock and that is that. I love it!

I hope you like it and are inspired!

Have a great day!

Bugaboo Freebie Friday

Today’s Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps is called Deacon Cake and it is a-dorable! I printed it up to fit an A2 card, colored it with Copic markers, added birthday sentiment and mounted it onto a coordinating green background – clean and simple and i love it!

Head on over to Bugaboo and snag this cutie for yourself!

I hope you were inspired! Thanks for stopping by!

SNSS – Scribble Flowers

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Today I have two different projects using an all time favorite Sweet N Sassy Stamp – Scribble Flowers.

The first project is a CAS card with some very unique pieces. I stamped the Texture Tiles 11 Background onto a piece of tissue paper with archival ink. I adhered it onto a piece of cardstock I cut it into strips with a pierced die then I inked up each piece with Distress Oxides and added it to a card base, fussy cut it, and glued it onto the card. Then I water colored the leaf from Scribble Flowers in coordinating colors. A simple Birthday greeting from Birthday Wordfetti and that is all there is to this one.

My next project is a mixed media ATC Coin. These little canvases are so much fun to work on and this little 2.5″ circle has a lot going on.

I created the background with Distress Oxides and the smooshing technique. Using Archival Inks and the Typewriter Text Background, I added a little texture. Then I Copic colored the Flower and bee from Scribble Flowers. Finally, I added a sentiment from the Faith Wordfetti Set and that is all there is to this one. I really love it!

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

PS – The entire store in on sale for 15% off until the 31st if you want to grab any of these sets!

Bugaboo – Stella Says Sketch

Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug. It is simple and fun!

I pulled out some of my stash pieces of papers (already started on a card) that had some great color combos, and had so much fun coloring my image – Butterfly Bear 4 to match the paper rather than coloring the image and finding papers to match… So much easier this way! I used Copics.

I hope you are inspired to join in the sketch challenge with us and have fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!

SNSS – Butterflies Fly!

Happy Friday!! I have a bright fun card for you today. With all of the beauty that spring is bringing those warm days are starting to produce a few butterflies. 

I have been in love with the Garden Whimsy set from day one and had this little guy colored up on my desk. This month, I am trying to use my stash of colored images and backgrounds to create actual cards (haha!) so I paired this image with the sentiment from the new digi set called Favorite Mom. This set has lots of great flowers and sentiments but the one I chose was so perfectly how I feel about my mom, that I had to use it on a card for her! She loved it!

The background is Distress Oxide on kraft – if you haven’t tried that, you definitely should! I stamped the image with Archival Ink on top after the Oxides dried and colored over it with Polychromos pencils. 

I hope you are inspired and have a great weekend!



Psst….PS and By the Way, there is a sale going on this week for any images by Rebecca Rios, I am playing with some of them now and will post soon!

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 🙂


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!

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!


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!


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!