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)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Looking Back at the Divinity Designs August 2019 Release

Good morning, friends...happy Friday!  Today we are going to head to the farm to look back at the Divinity Designs August 2019 Release. I have used some of the new farm dies and stamp sets on my Z Fold Card.


My project uses the Farm Friends Stamp/Die Duo, sentiments from the Rise & Shine stamp set, and the Barn and Farm Fence Dies.


Creative Nugget:  The card base and layers were cut with the Z Fold Card with Layers Dies from card stock and papers from the Follow the Son and Fall Favorites paper pads.  All of the cute animals are from the Farm Friends Stamp/Die Duo and were colored with Copic Markers.  All of the fencing was cut with the Farm Fence Die and the grass was cut with the Grass Hill Die.

This photo shows the Z Fold Card opened.


I just love how the Barn Dies work together to create such a wonderful home for the animals!  The circles, representing a sunrise, were cut with a Pierced Circles Die.  All of the sentiments are from the Rise & Shine stamp set.

Here is the back of the card...


...and another Barn on the back.


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

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SNSS August 2019 New Release Blog Hop


Hello friends and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps August 2019 New Release Blog Hop!  We are so excited about the release this month...get ready to see some amazing samples using the fabulous new products from the August release!

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, August 21st.

Cathy McCauley (You are here!)

For my first sample, I used the Singing Praises stamp set designed by Nina Brackett which is the August Stamp of the Month, free with your $75 order before shipping and taxes.

Creative Nugget:  A background was made with Oxide Inks and script text from the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set was added.  The feather panel was created by white embossing the feather from the His Wings stamp set and sponging Oxide inks over the embossing.  This was spritzed with water and white acrylic paint splatters were added.  The Chickadee from the Singing Praises stamp set was colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto a sponged, stitched square panel.  The sentiment was white embossed on card stock and adhered across the bottom of the card.  A few pearls were added to finish the card.

I wanted to use the little ladybug from the new Tea for Two stamp set for my second card.

Creative Nugget:  Leafy branches from the Fantastic Flowers stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and added to the corner of a smooshed  Oxide ink background.  A PTI fence die cut was added to the lower corner. The little flowers and ladybugs from the Tea for Two set were added to the fence and the leaves.  A sentiment from the Sentimental Wordfetti stamp set was stamped on the fence to finish the card.

There's a special alphabet sale going on right now at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store until August 19th.  Buy two Alphas and get one free alphabet set (of equal or lesser value) no coupon needed!

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

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1932 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 233 - Animals + A Sentiment
CCEE1932 - Embossing: Wet or Dry

Thank so much for stopping by...enjoy the rest of the hop and good luck!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Two for Tuesday - Color My World

Hello everyone!  It's time for another Two for Tuesday feature over at the Divinity Designs Blog.  My cards today feature the Color My World stamp set and the Globe & Stand Dies from Divinity Designs.


Creative Nugget:  Two concentric panels were cut with the Pierced Rectangles Dies, sponged with Distress Ink and mounted on black card stock.  The sentiment from Color My World was embossed on the smaller rectangle.  Paper from my Gelli Print stash was cut with a Circle Die and used as a base for the Globe & Stand which was placed off the edge of the smaller rectangle. The smallest of the Sparkling Stars Dies were used to cut accents to finish the card.



Creative Nugget:  For the stepped up version, the larger white panel was covered with paper from the Weathered Wood Collection.  The smaller mixed media panel was created with Distress Oxide Inks and some sponging was applied through the Circles Stencil to add texture.  The sentiment was embossed on a Pierced Circle die cut, layered onto a black Circle die cut and also placed off the edge.  The same little stars were added as accents.

Be sure to hop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to see more Two for Tuesday creations!

Hope your week got off to a great start...thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, August 9, 2019

Hey Chick!

Happy Friday to all my peeps!  Today I'm sharing a couple of cards using some farm themed products released by Divinity Designs this month.

Creative Nugget: Oxide inks were applied to the back of the Arrows Stencil, spritzed with water and smooshed onto a piece of mixed media paper cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die to create a splash of color.  Some twine was wrapped around the card front and A Circle cut from the following card was popped over the twine.  Love the Chicken Wire Background Die and those adorable little peeps from the Farm Friends Stamp/Die Duo.  A sentiment from the Hogs & Kisses stamp set was embossed up in the corner and some sequins added to finish this CAS card.  There you have it...1 sentiment, 2 colors, 3 peeps, 4 layers, and 5 sequins!


My second card features all the same stamps and dies!

Creative Nugget:  The Chicken Wire Background was mounted to a piece of mixed media paper covered with a splash of Oxide inks to create the card front.  The little peeps were randomly stamped through the Chicken Wire and a Circle cut from the lower corner. This is the circle that was used for the card above...can't resist a chance to use all the leftovers!  A little frame was created using the Double Stitched Circle and Circle Dies to place around the circular aperture.  Two banners were cut with one of the Treat Tags Dies...the black one was adhered across the circle and a sentiment from the  Hogs & Kisses stamp set was embossed on the yellow one.  Another of the sentiments was embossed on the yellow circle and an extra little chick added to finish the card.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, August 2, 2019

Back to School

Hello friends!  WOW...it's August already!  That means it's time for a new release by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps AND almost time for the kids to head back to school.  One of the new stamp sets designed by Jennifer Nilsson, Back to School, is perfect for tucking little notes into a child's lunchbox or sending the new teacher a note of appreciation. I'm sharing a couple of cards over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog today.

Creative Nugget:  The design of this card is from the current Mojo Monday Sketch.  Oxide inks were applied to an acrylic block, spritzed with water and stamped onto the upper corner of the card.  The corner was masked off and the Typewriter Text Background was stamped over the color.  The images were colored with Copic Markers, cut out and mounted to the card following the sketch.

Creative Nugget:  The background on this card was created the same way as the card above.  More images from the Back to School stamp set were colored, cut out and mounted to the card. A little Glossy Accents was added to the windows on the bus and schoolhouse to finish the card.

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


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


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

Hugs,
Cathy

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Welcome to the Divinity Designs August 2019 Release

Hello, friends!  Where is the summer going...it's already August and time for a new release by Divinity Designs This month we are off to the farm with adorable new stamp sets and dies.    


My first sample features the new Hogs & Kisses stamp set and the Farm Friends Stamp/Die Duo.


Creative Nugget:  I used the Surprise Box Dies to create the collapsable box and covered it with layers cut from papers from the Boho Bolds and Christmas Coordinating 2015 Paper Pads.  The new Farm Fence Die was used to cut two fences which were wrapped around the bottom of the box.  The sentiment is from the Hogs & Kisses stamp set and was embossed and cut with a Pierced Circle Die.  Those cute little piggies are from the Farm Friends Stamp/Die Duo.  Grass cut with the Grass Hill Die was used to decorate each of the Layering Hearts die cuts on which the little "Hogs" were mounted.  The XOXO's were cut with the Long and Lean Letter Dies.  The Clouds and Raindrops Dies were used to make additional embellishments to finish the Surprise Box!


My second project uses the new Z Fold Card with Layers Dies and the Rise & Shine stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  The card base was cut with the new Z Fold Card with Layers Dies.  The layers were cut from mixed media paper sponged with Oxide Inks.  Farm Fence, Grass Hill, Pierced Circles, Circles, and Fancy Circles dies were used to create the scene and the sentiment.

The rooster from the Rise & Shine stamp set was colored with Copic Markers.  The Chicken Wire Background die cut was glued to paper from the Weathered Wood Collection and a frame was cut from the panel.  A Double Stitched Square and a Square Die were used to make a window sill.  The sentiment was embossed, cut with a Double Stitched Oval and mounted to a Pierced Oval die cut.  The sentiment on the opposite panel was embossed and cut with a Pierced Circle Die and mounted to a Circle die cut to finish 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 August release.

These card will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...hope you were inspired!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, July 26, 2019

Welcome Little One

Happy Friday everyone...hope you have all had a wonderful week.  Today I have a card to share using the adorable new Baby Clothesline Stamp/Die Duo by Divinity Designs.

Creative Nugget:  Center Step Card and Center Step Layers Dies were used to create the base for my little baby scene.  The designer papers used come from the Baby Girl AND Baby Boy paper pads.  The clouds and grass were cut with the Cloud Border Dies and the Grass Hill Die.  I am always looking for different ways to use the dies that I have so found that the handle die from the Bountiful Basket Dies worked perfectly for the poles for the clothesline.  The baby clothes were colored with Copic Markers, cut with the coordinating dies and hung with the little clothespins...aren't they just the cutest.  "WELCOME" was cut with the LetterBoard Dies and the Fence and grass were added across the bottom of the card.  Scalloped Rectangle, Double Stitched Rectangle and Rectangle Dies were used to frame the embossed sentiment to finish the card.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1929 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #351 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #232 - For a Child + A Sentiment
Happy Little Stampers July Challenge - Anything Goes With Dies
The House That Stamps Built Challenge J2419 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sending Birthday Wishes - DD Color Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone!   Hope everyone experiencing the heat wave is keeping cool.  It's time for another Divinity Designs Color Combo Challenge. This month we are using colors inspired by papers from the Shabby Pastels Paper Pad...Gorgeous!


I decided to use the Sending My Love Stamp/Die Duo for my sample.

Creative Nugget:  The new Chevron Background Die was used to cut papers from the Shabby Pastels and Shabby Rose paper collections.  Both of these paper pads are beautiful and the colors and patterns coordinate perfectly.  The chevrons were then pieced back into the frame to form the card front which was then mounted to a Scalloped Rectangle.  Circles were cut with coordinating papers using the Circles, Scalloped Circles and Pierced Circles Dies.  The Sentiment from the Sending My Love Stamp/Die Duo was popped onto the circle.  The new Sentiment Strip Dies are perfect for sentiments from all of the stamp/die duo sets.  I'm so glad the Pretty Posies Dies have been redesigned and added back to the store...they were used to make the flower embellishments for this card.


This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out the other Color Challenge projects created by the Divinity Divas!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac