Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bring On Spring!

I love the sassy look to Winnie in this new stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Winter With Winnie. There are some really fun sentiments to go with this set. I chose "Bring on Spring" with spring flowers in the background and snowflakes in the foreground (I like how the snowflake has hearts like the blue DP!), making for a wishful change in temperatures.
I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Georgia Pacific White paper and then colored in with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. It's almost time for a new release at SNSS, so if you haven't already, check out the February release HERE!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Warm Wishes for Spring

I am sending warm wishes for all of you in the throes of cold winter temperatures! One of my wishes is that Spring would come really early this year! I'm not holding my breath, though, so the mittens are staying out for now!
I used images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Winnie's Warm Wishes, one of the new February releases. I love how the sentiments are all interchangeable to say all sorts of different things. 

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the mittens with Copic markers. I decided to have them facing so the hearts were right side up. The banners are handcut, and the little mittens are backed by a purchased snowflake doily. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the February release HERE.

It's was a crazy weekend at my house as my daughter got engaged! We are so excited and thrilled, and are busy planning for a summer wedding. I am on a roller coaster, with my first grandbaby coming in September (via my son and his wife), and now a wedding! 2015 is turning out to be a whirlwind year already!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Nearly Everyone I Know Has Caught One This Year!

Hello! Today I want to share a quick and easy card from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps using one of my favorite get well sets ever, Get Well Critters. I have been using a lot of watercolor paper and different types of inks lately, and today's card is an easy and fun way to make a cute and eye-catching background.
I used two different Distress Stains for my circle background, and then stamped both the sentiment and little bug with VersaFine Onyx Black. A quick and easy, colorful get-well greeting!
Hope you've let your bug go and are healthy!

Friday, February 6, 2015

It's February Release Day at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Hello, sweet friends!   Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February 2015 Release Day Blog Hop! Baby…it's cold out there, but our February release is sure to warm your heart so grab your favorite hot beverage and get ready to be inspired by the projects created for you by the talented Design Divas!

There are so many fabulous products being released today, so you just must head over 
to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog and check them all out!
There are two new Wynne Gettelfinger sets (which I will be showcasing next week), some fab sentiments, a sweet bird, cute critters, and lots of new dies to help show off your designs. I am highlighting just one of the new sets available today.

I made two designs with this set for today's release. Each use the same color combination and watercolor backgrounds.
After the watercolor wash, I stamped the sentiment and flowers with VersaFine Onyx Black, and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The flowers are stamped on a wood tag.
The next little card is 4.25" square. I added Diamond Stickles to the bugs' wings.
You can preorder the dies at the SNSS website!

Release Giveaway!
As part of our release day fun, one random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code for  the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, February 12th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, February 13th!
One more thing before we let you go...

We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!
Since the cold winter month of February often brings with it a case of the sniffles, create a warm get well card and join our...
"Warm Get Well Wishes Challenge"   
Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter 
(although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges- You'll have until Thursday, February 12th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSFEB2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries

To enter simply share a link to your creation below!

Thanks for joining us today!  
Be sure to join us again on Friday, February 13th to see if you've won!

Now it's time to see what the DT has created with these fabulous products! The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool below...HAPPY HOPPING! :D

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hey Cat Lovers!

I like cats. I just don't have any. My mom was allergic to them, and then my daughter, so we have always had dogs. But if I had a cat, it would be cute like this one!
Your cats knead you, right? My daughter eventually developed a tolerance for cats and today has a super cute one named Meowth. She says when he wants her to get out of bed, he kneads her stomach. Makes me laugh. They knead (need) you in other ways too!

Today is Club Set Release Day at The {Stamps} of Life and cat2stamp is ADORABLE. 

There are also DIES! Yep. But you gotta be a Club member to get them this early! 
Check it out HERE.
I made a couple of other designs with this cute set. On this one I embossed the fish bone with silver embossing powder and then punched it out with an oval punch. The cute typeset paper is from the brand new Celebrate Collection Patterned Paper Pad.
Love that there is a solid footprint and an outline! This sentiment is PURRFECT for those needed "pick-me-up" greetings:
And if you aren't a cat lover? Then check out Stephanie's dog, Cookie! I have one more cat2stamp design to show you later this week! Have a blessed day!