And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Welcome to the Divinity Designs December 2019 Release

Hello, friends...Happy Friday!  It's the beginning of a new month and time for another fantastic release by Divinity Designs The count down until Christmas begins.  This month we are featuring Christmas and winter stamps and dies.  I don't know about you, but I am still working on my Christmas cards and gifts!    


My first sample features the new True Light stamp set and Christmas Lights Dies.


Creative Nugget:  The card base layers were cut from card stock and papers from the Rustic Christmas Paper Pad using Pierced Rectangle, Double Stitched Rectangle, Circle and Scalloped Circle dies.  The Christmas lights hanging from the deer's antlers were cut with the new Christmas Lights Dies from different colors of mirrored card stock and the bulbs covered in Glossy Accents.  The deer was cut with the Deer Silhouette Die from Kraft card stock and sponged with distress ink to accent the details.  The sentiment from the True Light stamp set was embossed on a banner cut with a Double Stitched Pennant Flags Die and layered onto a Treat Tags die cut to finish the card.

My next project uses the new Home for Christmas Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  I just had to put this cozy log cabin from the new Home for Christmas Stamp/Die Duo onto a quilt cut from papers in the Christmas 2017 Collection using the Log Cabin Quilt Die.  The log cabin was colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating die.  The Circles Stencil was used to dry emboss the background which was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and lightly sponged to add a bit of color.  A sentiment from the stamp set was heat embossed and cut with a Circles Die, lightly sponged and mounted to a Pierced Circle die cut.  Finally, lights cut using the new Christmas Lights Dies were hung with care to finish this warm and cozy Christmas card.

The new products used to create the cards above are now available at the Divinity Designs Store:


Thanks so much for stopping by...Be sure to pop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out all of the beautiful projects created by the Divinity Divas using the new December release.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, November 15, 2019

Looking Back Divinity Designs November 2019 Release

Good morning, friends...happy Friday!  Today I have several projects to share using products from the Divinity Designs November 2019 Release. 

My first project is an adorable Milk Carton Holder filled with Milk Cartons full of coffee treats!


Creative Nugget:  The Milk Carton Holder and Milk Carton with Layers Dies were used to create this wonderful little gift.  The layers were cut from papers from the Latte Love Paper Pad. 

The Coffee Heartbeat Die was used to decorate the front and back panels of the holder.

Different sentiments from the Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo were added to the milk cartons.  The little coffee mug was cut with a Mini Cups & Mugs Die and added to clothespins which were used to hold the milk cartons closed.

My second card uses the new Four Panel Card with Layers Dies and the Christmas Wishes stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Christmas Card Collection 2015 Paper Pad were used to layer each of the panels on the card.  The Christmas Dove Dies were used to cut the layered dove and the Peace & Joy Die was used for the sentiment for the first panel.

Two of the sentiments from the Christmas Wishes stamp set were embossed on panels cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle Die.  These sentiments were added to two of the panels while the Globe and Stand Dies were used to decorate a third panel.

One of the Christmas Card Papers were perfect for the last panel.  Pine Branches Dies were used to cut the pine topper and the Peace & Joy Die was again used to cut the sentiment.

The Four Panel Card also makes a wonderful Christmas decoration!

Be sure to check out the Divinity Designs Blog to see more beautiful samples created by the Divinity Divas using products from the November Release!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SNSS November 2019 Release Blog Hop


Hello friends and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November 2019 New Release Blog Hop and 12th Birthday Celebration!  We are so excited about the release this month...get ready to see some amazing creations by the Creative Team.  


Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you just might be a lucky winner.  One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  The winner will be announced on the SNSS Blog on Wednesday, November 20th.
For my first sample I used the adorable Cheerful Snowmen stamp set designed by Jen Nilsson 


Creative Nugget:  The snowflakes from the Cheerful Snowmen stamp set were randomly stamped around the border of the Stitched panel using coordinating inks.  A die cut frame was mounted to the middle of the panel.  The snowman and bird were colored with Copic Markers and popped onto the card.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Pine stamp set.  A few Sparkletz were added for some bling to finish the card.

My second sample was made with the new Folk Art Snowflakes stamp set designed by Nina Brackett. 

Creative Nugget:  Several of the smaller snowflakes from the Folk Art Snowflakes stamp set were randomly white embossed on a stitched Kraft panel.  White acrylic paint was splattered on the panel.  The largest snowflake was white embossed on textured vellum, fussy cut and popped onto the card.  The sentiment was also white embossed...love the look of white embossing on Kraft card stock.  A few white gems were added to finish the card.

These new products used on the cards above are now available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store...


...as well as this old favorite:


While you are there be sure to take advantage of the ongoing Birthday Celebration sitewide sale!
Ceal is next on the blog list so hop on over to her blog for more fabulous inspiration from the November release!

Thank so much for stopping by...enjoy the rest of the hop and good luck!  Don't forget to check the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Wednesday, November 20th to see if you won!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, November 1, 2019

Welcome to the Divinity Designs November 2019 Release

Hello, friends...Happy Friday!  It's the beginning of a new month and time for another fantastic release by Divinity Designs This month we are featuring large Christmas sentiments and some wonderful 3-D Dies for creating a fancy fold card and an adorable milk carton holder perfect for gift giving.    


My first sample features the new Christmas Birdhouses Stamp Set and the Four Panel Fold Card with Layers.


Creative Nugget:  The card base and layers were cut with the Four Panel Fold Card with Layers Dies.   Each panel was decorated with papers from the beautiful new Christmas Collection 2019 Paper Pad.

The sentiment from the Christmas Birdhouses Stamp set was split and white embossed on vellum strips cut with the Sentiment Strips Dies.

Long & Lean Letter Dies were used to create the JOY sentiment on the first  panel.    The new Christmas Dove Dies were used to cut the dove on the second panel as well as all of the snowflakes on the card.  

One of the papers from the Christmas Collection 2019 Paper Pad was all that was needed for the third panel.  The Christmas Birdhouses were colored with Copic Markers, cut with a Square Die and mounted to a layer cut with a Scalloped Square Die. Curvy Slopes Dies were used to cut a snow drift and the Peace Border Die was used for the sentiment on the fourth panel. Gems were added to all of the snowflakes to finish the card!

My next project uses the new Keep Christ Stamp Set.

Creative Nugget:  A Square Die was used to cut a window from one of the pretty papers from the Christmas Collection 2019 Paper Pad.  The frame was then popped up onto a white panel with a sentiment from the Keep Christ Stamp Set embossed in silver.  Silver embossing powder was used to make paper from which some of the snowflakes and the Holy Night Die was cut. Snowflakes and gems were added to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by...Be sure to pop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out all of the beautiful projects created by the Divinity Divas using the new November release.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, October 18, 2019

Looking Back at Divinity Designs October 2019 Release

Good morning, friends...happy Friday!  Today I have several projects to share using products from the Divinity Designs October 2019 Release. 

My first project is a Half Shutter Card using the Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duo, the Pinecones & Pine Branches Dies and the Merry Christmas Die.


Creative Nugget:  The base of the card was cut with the Half-Shutter Card with Layers Dies with the layers being cut from papers in the Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad.  The Merry Christmas Dies were used to make the greeting on the front panel.

One of the sentiments from the Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duo was gold embossed on a panel cut with a Pierced Circle Die and layered onto a gold embossed Circle die cut.  The foliage on this panel was cut with the Pinecones & Pine Branches Dies.


The Deer Ornament on the back panel was white embossed on one of the coordinating papers in the Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad and was also embellished with Pinecones & Pine Branches.   A bow made with metallic gold floss was added to finish the card.

My second card uses the Deer Silhouette Die and papers from the Rustic Christmas Paper Pad.


Creative Nugget:  Both white panels were cut with Pierced Rectangle Dies, embossed using the Arrows Stencil and layered onto black panels cut with Scalloped Rectangle Dies.  The buffalo plaid paper was also cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and modified to fit the card.  A sentiment from the Loads of Love Stamp/Die Duo was white embossed on a banner cut with one of the Treat Tags Dies.  Other dies used to embellish the card include the Deer Silhouette, Pinecones & Pine Branches, and the Test Tube Trios Dies for the little bow.  Black Pearls were added to finish the card.

These new products from the Divinity Designs Store were used to make the cards above:



Be sure to check out the Divinity Designs Blog to see more beautiful samples created by the Divinity Divas using products from the October Release!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SNSS October 2019 Release Blog Hop


Hello friends and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps October 2019 New Release Blog Hop!  We are so excited about the release this month...get ready to see some amazing creations by the Creative Team.  



Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you just might be a lucky winner.  One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  The winner will be announced on the SNSS Blog on Wednesday, October 23th.

For my first sample I used the adorable Rhubarb's Harvest stamp set which is a remix of many of the favorite retired Rhubarb stamp sets perfect for fall.


Creative Nugget:  The outline hexagons from the Cheerful Hexies stamp set were white embossed on a Kraft panel.  White and black acrylic paints were splattered onto the panel.  Oxide inks were applied to the solid hexagons, spritzed with water and stamped on a piece of mixed media paper.  The matching outline stamps were stamped in black making a border around each shape.  The hexagons were cut with my Scan 'N Cut and randomly popped onto the card front.  Rhubarb was colored with Copic Markers, cut out and added to the card.  The sentiment was black embossed on a white strip and tucked under Rhubarb. A jute bow was added to finish the card.

My second sample was made with the new Succulents stamp set.


Creative Nugget:  Oxide inks were streaked on a stitched rectangle panel and stamped with the pebble stamp in the Texture Tiles 2 stamp set.  A sentiment from the Scripty Thoughts stamp set was embossed on a sponged panel and a Penny Black frame die cut was popped on the panel.  Several succulents from the stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut out and arranged on the frame.  Some sparkle embellishments were added to finish the card.

The new produces used on the cards above are now available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.


Ceal is next on the blog list so hop on over to her blog for more fabulous inspiration from the October release!

Thank so much for stopping by...enjoy the rest of the hop and good luck!  Don't forget to check the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on the 23rd to see if you won!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, October 4, 2019

Blessed Beyond Measure

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing some Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps inspiration for you over on the SNSS Blog.

My first card features a little sneak peek of a wonderful new stamp set being released next week on October 7th as part of the October Release.

Creative Nugget:  Some of the smaller succulents from the stamp set were randomly stamped in light green ink over the background.  The grid from Texture Tiles 1 was stamped in purple ink.  A second panel was embossed with a leafy stencil.  Oxide ink was rubbed onto the raised edges to bring out the detail. This panel was cut in half lengthwise and added to the background. Different succulents from the stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card.  A sentiment from the Faith Wordfetti stamp set was white embossed on a purple strip.  A few gems were added to finish the card.

My second card features the adorable Fur-ever Friends stamp set released last month.  This card was also used as the inspiration for the Sketch Challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers.

Creative Nugget:  Stripes of Oxide Inks were sponged on a white panel and then a different leafy stencil was used to emboss some texture on the background.  The wood pattern from Wood Backgrounds was stamped on a strip used to ground the cute little fox which was colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card.  Some of the leaves from the set were colored and added to the card.  The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut banner and white gems were added to finish the card.

The following stamp sets from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store were used for the cards above:


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


So glad you could pop in for a visit...hope you've been inspired to do some stamping.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Welcome to the Divinity Designs October 2019 Release

Hello, friends...Happy Fall!  ***My favorite season...love the colors!***  Hope your week got off to a wonderful start.  It's time for another fantastic release by Divinity Designs Not only are we getting ready for Christmas, but there is a little something there for other occasions as well.  I have quite a few projects to share...just take a look!    


My first sample features the new Treat Tower Dies, Deer Silhouette, and the gorgeous Rustic Christmas Paper Pad!


Creative Nugget:  The Treat Tower Dies were used to cut the base of the box from heavy card stock and the layers from pretty papers from the Rustic Christmas Paper Pad...I'm just loving that plaid!  After the base and inside boxes for the tower were assembled, it was time to decorate the outside of the box and the new Deer Silhouette Die was the perfect accent.  Pierced Circle and Circle dies were used to make a base for the deer head.  The little sentiment is from the new Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duo and was embossed on a Treat Tag die cut.  The Pine Branches Dies and twine were used to tie everything together.

The little boxes inside are perfect for tucking in yummy little treats!

My next project uses the new Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  Oxide Inks were sponged onto the top third of a square panel of mixed media paper.  The sentiment from the Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duo was gold embossed on the bottom and the circle die included in the set was used to cut the aperture for the shaker.  The panel was then embossed using the Circles Stencil.  The hangers for the ornaments were also gold embossed.  The shaker was backed with paper from the Rustic Christmas Paper Pad and gems added behind the acetate.  The Deer Ornament was gold embossed and a Circle Die used to create a small border around the ornament. Greenery was created with Pine Cones & Pine Branches Dies and the smaller Pine Branches Dies.  Gems were added to finish the shaker card!

My final project was created using the Loads of Love Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  The back panel was cut from mixed media paper with a Pierced Rectangle Die and smooshed with watered down Oxide Inks.  Curvy Slopes Dies were used to cut three snow drifts which were sponged with Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink. The truck and tree from the Loads of Love Stamp/Die Duo set were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating dies.  Other dies used to create the scene include the Trees & Deers Dies, the Farm Fence Die, and the Merry Christmas Die. Gems were added to complete the card.

These new products from Divinity Designs were used to create the cards above...

Thanks so much for stopping by...Be sure to pop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out all of the adorable projects created by the Divinity Divas using the new October release.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac