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)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Together Forever

Hello sketch lovin' friends!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a white one here for the first time in so many years, but the snow didn't stay very we're expecting more today!  It might be a good day to stay in and stamp...SNSS has a small release coming next week, so I get to play with some new stamps!  Yea! Since it's Saturday, there's also a new sketch at The Sweet Stop and it's one I'll be using again and again!  One of the little girls from our church, grew up (Where did those years go?), went to school in Australia, and came home with a fiancĂ©!  So for my sample today, I chose an old favorite stamp set for her wedding shower.

Creative Nugget:  I love the vintage papers from A Ladies' Diary paper pad by Graphics 45 and thought it would be perfect for a young lady's wedding shower.  The papers were matted in black and attached to a Vintage Cream card base.  The darling image from Together Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink, the best ink for stamping silhouettes IMHO!  The umbrella was paper pieced using the same paper as one of the strips on the background.  This was cut with the Labels Four Die, sponged with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, and mounted onto a Romantic appropriate!  A bow and some pearls were added to finish the card!  I hope my young friend likes it and you do, too!

Be sure to check out the wonderful samples by the other Sugar Babies...I hope you can join us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a safe and 

Happy New Year!


Card Recipe 
Stamps: Together Silhouettes (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Vanilla, True Black (PTI), A Ladies' Diary Paper Pad (Graphics 45)
Accessories: Labels Four Die, Romantic Rectangle Die (Spellbinders), Black Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Pearls

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

Hello friends and happy Saturday to you!  Before I get to this week's sketch from The Sweet Stop, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for visiting with me from time to time and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  I appreciate so much your very kind and supportive comments and have enjoyed getting to know you better. This Christmas, may the warmth of the Lord's presence bring you joy, peace, and blessings that last throughout the coming year.

Now onto the sketch!

Creative Nugget:  Yes...I'm still making Christmas cards!  My plan is to continue with a Christmas version of the sketch each week to begin building my stash for next year.  We'll see if I can keep up!  LOL!  For this sample, Festive papers by Authentique were stitched to Smokey Shadow card stock and mounted to a Soft Stone card base.  The candle image, from one of my very favorite Christmas sets by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Christmas Light, was cut with the matching die and colored with Copic Markers.  It was then popped up onto Circle Nesties and a Lacey Circle.  The sentiments from the Christmas Tags set were hand cut into banners.  A couple pearls, Glossy Accents, and Stickes added to the flame, create some texture. 

For more Christmas eye candy, stop in on the other Sugar Babies.  I hope in all the hustle and bustle of the next few days you find some time to play along with us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

Have a Very Merry Christmas!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Light, Christmas Tags (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Papers: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Festive Collection Paper Pad (Authentique)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Lacey Circles (Spellbinders), Christmas Light Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Sew Mini (Janome), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Glossy Accents, Stickles (Ranger), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers R32, 35, 37, 39, 59; YG00, 25, 93, 95, 99; Y11, 15; YR15; T3, 5, 7, 9

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Happy Sunday, friends!  I have just a quick card to share with you today created for the Shining the Light Challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs.

Creative Nugget:  This week's challenge was a word challenge... "Noel."  Here's what I used:
N - Noel, Nesties;  O - Ornaments, Organdy Ribbon;  E - Embossing;  L - Lots of Layers

A piece of Turtle Dove paper by KaiserCraft was matted onto scarlet Jewel Card stock and adhered to a Vintage Cream card base.  The frame , made from Labels Seventeen Dies, was stamped with the Joy to the World Hymn in Scarlet Jewel after stamping off twice.  This was then embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate.  The swag from the Gift of God set was stamped three times, colored with Copic Markers and all three were cut out.  The ornaments from the Holiday Ornaments 2 set were gold embossed on Vintage Cream and Scarlet Jewel card stock, Cut with the matching dies, and hung from the frame with gold cord.  The swags were then popped up on top.  And another Christmas card done!  Time is running out!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Joy to the World Hymn, Holiday Ornaments 2, Gift of God (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Scarlet Jewel (PTI), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Turtle Dove Paper Pad (KaiserCraft)
Accessories: Labels Seventeen Dies (Spellbinders), Spellbinders Holiday Tags Dies (ODBD), Organdy Ribbon (PTI), Ice Stickles (Ranger), Snow Marker (Marvy), Gold Cord from Stash, Copic Markers E49, 55, 57, 59;  YG00, 25, 93, 95, 99;  BG0000, 000

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tag Along

Hello friends!   So glad you decided to tag along today because it is Saturday and time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop.  It's the third week of the month and you know what that means...a spin! The spin is Winter Wonderland, so get out those wintery images and create a tag to go on your creation. One lucky participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store...just in time for Christmas!

Creative Nugget:  The inspiration for my card came from the Turtle Dove Paper Pad by KaiserCraft.  The children at the bottom of the card are actually part of the DP.  Snowflakes were embossed on the top part of the paper, and a kraft knife was used to cut around the tops of the images so the tag could be tucked behind.  The snowdrifts were made using one of the borders included in the paper pad.  The trees and deer are part of the Forest Silhouettes stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, not a Christmas set, but works wonderfully when paired with these papers, to create a wintery Christmas card!  Everything was stitched to a Riding Hood Red mat and attached to a Kraft card base.

I enjoyed this sketch so much, I used it again to tell you about a brand new stamp set being released today at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Not only is this a fabulous Adoption Set that can be used for so many other occasions, but every purchase will benefit orphans in Henan China!

Creative Nugget:  Several patterns from the Little Darlings paper collection by Graphics 45...LOVE these baby papers...were stitched to a Kraft mat and attached to a Vintage Cream card base.  One of the sentiments from the The Gift of You set was very lightly stamped in Walnut Stain ink several times on the tag.  The booties from The Vintage Baby set were lightly stamped on the tag as well.  The mother image from Vintage Baby was paper pieced and colored with Copic Markers.  A sentiment from the set was stamped on a hand cut banner.  You can see other gorgeous samples using this stamp set on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog!  The Sweet 'n Sassy Store will begin taking preorders for this wonderful set today!

I hope you will tag along and play with us at The Sweet Stop this will love working with this sketch!  See what the other Sugar Babies have created for your inspiration!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for deciding to tag along, especially at this busy time of the year!  Have a wonder filled weekend!


Winter Wonderland Recipe
Stamps: Forest Silhouettes (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Riding Hood Red (SU!), Turtle Dove Paper Pad (KaiserCraft)
Accessories: Snowflake EF (ProvoCraft), Piercing Tool (SU!), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint (Plaid Enterprises)

The Gift of You Recipe
Stamps: The Gift of You, Vintage Baby (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Early Espresso (SU!), Fired Brick and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI), Little Darlings (Graphics 45)
Accessories: Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Bakers Twine (eclectic Paperie), Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers E00, 11, 13, 50, 53, 55, 57; B000, 00, 01, 02;  G40, 82;  R20;  Y21, 26;  YR30

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Penguins

Happy Saturday to you, sketch lovin' friends!  It's been a BUSY week, but now it's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop.  This one is perfect for those last minute Christmas cards that need to be finished.

Creative Nugget:  These adorable penguins from Sweet 'n Sassy's Christmas Penguins clear stamp set were colored with Copic Markers quite a while ago, waiting to be mounted on the perfect card...this was the sketch!  A snow marker was used to give texture to the fur on the penguins' hats.   I changed the circle to an oval, but other than that, kept true to the sketch design.  The Winter Park papers by Echo Park and the snowflake embossed panel provided the background for this festive image.  A snowflake punch, ribbon, and rhinestone stickers were added before mounting everything to a Neenah Solar White panel.  The sentiment from the Cocoa's Christmas clear stamp set was stamped on a hand cut banner and added to the card.  And there you have it...quick and easy!

I hope you get a change to join us this week over at The Sweet Stop. Be sure to check out the amazing samples by the rest of the Sugar Baby Team!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonder filled weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Penguins, Cocoa's Christmas (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Winter Park Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), CB Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Sew Mini (Janome), Scallop Border Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Rhinestones (Recollections), Snow Marker (Marvy), Copic Markers

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sweet Paperie Techniques

Hello and welcome to the Great Gifts Blog Hop!  Last year you might remember joining us for the combined blog hop with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Technique Junkies Newsletter. Well now we're adding eclectic Paperie to the mix!   This combination is a match made in heaven...fabulous stamps, beautiful papers and accessories, and wonderful gift techniques...and just in time for your Christmas and holiday gift giving!

You are in for a real treat as sixteen talented bloggers from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Technique Junkie Newsletter, and eclectic Paperie join together to share some gorgeous gift ideas with you. Just look at this wonderful line up of talented paper crafters:

From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Monika Davis
Ceal Pritchett 
Giovana Smith
Cathy McCauley    
Jennie Harper 

From Technique Junkie Newsletter
Holly Brown
Judy Jackson
Ann Clark 
Jane Bosi
Jackie Kalchert
Pat Huntoon

From Eclectic Paperie
Sherry Cheever
Mary-Ann Maldanado
Micki Harper
Broni Holcombe
Julie Masse 

Not only will you get a chance to see some beautiful gifts, but you will have the chance to win some fabulous PRIZES!  Each of the companies will be giving away a prize randomly drawn from their designers' blogs.

 EP: 25% discount on a future order
SNSS: $15 store credit
TJN: Great Gifts CD or any TJN CD of winner's choice 

All you need to do to become eligible for one of these prizes is to leave a comment on each blog by midnight EST on Friday, December 7th. The winners will be posted on each company's blog on Sunday, December 9th.

So grab a snack, get comfortable and get ready to hop using the Linky Blog Hop Tool at the end of this post!  

How about a little tea!  For my project today, I created a little tea gift set.  
First, we need some tea!

Creative Nugget:  This cute Tea Bag Dispenser is one of 40 gifts on the Great Gifts CD by Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Tea Time Cocoa by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was the perfect stamp set for decorating all the projects in my gift ensemble.  Cocoa was colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and popped up onto the box.  An assortment of items from eclectic Paperie including Papers from the Persnickety paper line by LilyBee Designs and a Maya Road Flower finish off the tea dispenser.

Next, we need something to drink from!

Creative Nugget:  This coffee mug should do the trick!  Just the head from Tea Time Cocoa was used to peek out from the flowers created with the Kindness clear stamp set and the matching Kindness Flower Die Set.  Other embellishments from eclectic Paperie include a vintage pin and canvas tag from Maya Road, Buttons from Buttons Galore, and Twine from The Twinery.

And finally, a gift card to include with the gift!

Creative Nugget:  Left over papers were layered and stitched to a Neenah Solar Crest card base.  The only additional accessory used on this card was the small Scallop Border Die by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

What tea lovin' friend wouldn't love to receive this adorable gift ensemble!  As you continue on your way, I'm sure you will get many more fabulous gift giving ideas!
Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Come Seek Him

Good morning, everyone! that December is finally here...can you believe it...the crunch is on to get those Christmas cards finished, and even though I've done pretty well on working on mine all year long, I still have quite a few to do...which means that you will probably be seeing a lot of Christmas cards this month for the Sweet Stop Sketch!  And here's the first sketch of the month over at The Sweet Stop!

Creative Nugget:  For some reason I struggled with this one, and even now I'm not sure I like the final product.  I could not find a sentiment I liked that would fit the circle element, but it is what it is, and I hope you find something inspirational about it!  The music score from the "Joy to the World Hymn," by Our Daily Bread Designs, was lightly stamped using Old Paper Distress Ink on a piece of Vintage Cream card stock.  The "Seek Him Still" image, by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was embossed using Fine Detail Gold over the music score.  This panel was torn around the edges to mimic the border around the wise men.  A piece of Twig and Berry DP by KaiserCraft was matted on Scarlet Jewel card stock for the second layer. The Music Score impression plate was used on another piece of Vintage Cream and the edges embossed with gold.  A circle punch and Splendid Circle die were used to create the circle element.  Everything was mounted on a Scarlet Jewel card base.  Gold ribbon and a few gold pearls were added, and now that I'm looking at it again, a few more gold pearls scattered around, may be what is missing to finish the card...Hmmmmm...think I'll go do that now!

Even though I struggled with this one, the other Sugar Babies did not, as you will see.  Don't forget to check them out and welcome Sephanie Serrano to the Sugar Baby Team before joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Sugar Babies

                                                         Stephanie Serrano

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...thanks so much for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Seek Him Still (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Joy to the World Hymn (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: VeraMark (Tsukineko), Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger), Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Twigs and Berries DP (KaiserKraft)
Accessories: Splendid Circle Die (Spellbinders), Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Circle Punch (SU!), Music Score Impression Plate, Gold Ribbon (PTI), Kaiser Pearls

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends of SNSS Blog Hop

Welcome dear SNSS Friends!  Having celebrated Thanksgiving just one week ago, I want to take a moment to thank Korin and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for giving me the opportunity to serve on this awesome Design Team!  I love working with the variety of stamping styles, Christ honoring images, and scriptural sentiments offered by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  I am doubly blessed to live not far from Korin, so have gotten to know her personally, and I can honestly say that she truly is a sweet and generous person determined to follow the leading of the Lord!

With only two days left in November, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is continuing their five year anniversary celebration with a HUGE Friends of SNSS Blog Hop!  Thirty-seven talented Sweet 'n Sassy Friends have prepared tons of eye-pleasing projects using some of your favorite stamp sets and digital images.  You might want to grab a warm beverage and some tasty snacks, get comfortable, and get ready to hop along for some wonderful eye candy and a chance to win several Prizes!  Four lucky commenters chosen from four random participants will win a $15 credit to the SNSS Store.  You will have until midnight EST on Friday, November 30th to leave your comments.  The four winners will be announced on the SNSS Blog on Saturday, December 1st at 8:00 AM EST.

Instead of a lo-o-o-ong blog list, we are using a blog hop linky tool for you to use to hop from blog to blog.  Please see the linky tool at the end of this post!  

If you enjoy silhouettes, SNSS has some gorgeous silhouette stamp sets.  One of my personal favorites is Together Silhouettes designed by Dina Kowal.

Creative Nugget:  This adorable silhouette image was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut with a rectangle Nestie, and sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink while still in the Nestie.  Smokey Shadow card stock and Basic Grey scallops were layered and stitched to the Vintage Cream card base. A fishtail banner was hand cut and stitched to the card with the main panel popped up on top.  A few rolled flowers and die cut leaves were added to finish the card.

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I used the beautiful Vintage Ornaments stamp set and some bleach for my second sample.

Creative Nugget:  The "Light of Christmas Background Stamp" and bleach was used to stamp a strip of Smokey Shadow card stock.  This produced a kind of burgundy color that is very hard to see in the photo.  This strip and a Vintage Cream panel was stitched to Scarlet Jewel card stock and mounted on a Smokey Shadow card base that had bleach applied to the edges.  The sentiment from the Vintage Ornaments stamp set was stamped using Scarlet Jewel ink.  This panel was sent through the Big Shot with the Canvas Impression Plate.  The ornaments were white embossed on Scarlet Jewel card stock, painted with bleach, and fussy cut out.  They are hanging on the card with silver cord.  Silver bows and pearls were added to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by...SNSS appreciates you so much! Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win one of the prizes before continuing on your way.  Have Fun Hopping!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Is...

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I for one ate way to much, and even now we are living on the leftovers!  The bounty of our Thanksgiving meal and the friends and family that surrounded our table made me realize how much we have to be thankful for.  Most of all, I'm thankful for our Lord and Savior, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for my salvation. Even though the Thanksgiving holiday is over for this year, I hope the many blessings in our lives cause thankfulness to reign in our hearts all year long.  

Time marches on...and since this is Saturday, it's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop.  My card sample for this week focuses on the next special holiday right around the corner...Christmas!

Creative Nugget:  A new set, but currently unavailable, at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store called "Christmas Is," was used for this card.  The pretty poinsettia frame is perfect for sending Christmas wishes.  The frame was stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  The poinsettia corner was fussy cut, making it possible to cut the other two sides with a Square Nestie.  The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped in the frame.  This was popped up on papers from the Christmas This & That Paper Pad by Echo Park, True Black card stock, and mounted on a Pure Luxury card base.  Another little poinsettia from the same set, was stamped, colored, hand-cut, and added to a Baker's Twine bow in the upper corner.  Pearls added to the corners and the centers of the poinsettias, finish the card.

Check out the other wonderful samples by the Sugar Baby Team. This was a fun sketch to work with, so I hope you'll be able to join us this week at The Sweet Stop!  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Sugar Babies

I'm so thankful you decided to stop by for a visit...Have a wonderful weekend!
Only 31 more days until Christmas!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Is (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)(Currently Unavailable)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs), Cryogen Iridescent White, True Black (PTI), Christmas Tis & That (Echo Park)
Accessories: Square Nestie (Spellbinders), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers R32, 35, 37, 39, 59, 89; YG03, 63, 67; Y35

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Milk and Cookies

Welcome's the third Saturday of the month (can't believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away), AND time for another sketch with a spin at The Sweet Stop!  With visions of roast turkey, stuffing, and all the fixin's, the spin is to use a tasty treat somewhere on your stamped creation.  There's also a chance for a prize at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store where all the digis will be on sale until November let's get started!  I was thinking about foods that go turkey and stuffing, bacon and eggs, peas and carrots, but my favorite is milk and cookies!

Creative Nugget:  This darling Tiddly Inks Cookie Bugg digi was printed on Cryogen Iridescent White card stock and colored with Copic Markers.  The image was cut using a Square Nestie and Diamond Stickles were added to her wings.  The milk glass was printed and fussy cut from Neenah Solar White card stock.  A liberal layer of Glossy Accents was added before popping it on the card with Dimensionals.  The designer papers from Bo Bunny and My Mind's Eye were backed with Purely Pomegranate and stitched to a Neenah Solar White card base.  The sentiment is from the You and Me clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and was hand cut to fit on the banner.  The flowers were punched twice and topped with a button threaded with some button twine.  A few pearls finish the card.

Now it's your turn, but before you rush off to start your SSS185 card, check out the marvelous creations by the other Sugar Babies for some fabulous inspiration!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...and if I don't get a chance to post again before Thursday...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  You and Me (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Cookiebugg Digi (Tiddly Inks)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger), Computer
Paper: Purely Pomegranate (SU!), Sunshine (My Mind's Eye), Sweet Tooth Collection (Bo Bunny), Cryogen Iridescent White, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Square Nestie (Spellbinders), Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Flower Punch (SU!), Button and Twine (PTI), Kaiser Pearls, Sew Mini (Janome), Copic Markers E000, 00, 11, 13, 34, 47, 49, 50, 53, 55, 57, 93;  Y21, 26;  RV32, 34, 69;  BG0000, 000

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veteran Appreciation

Happy Saturday sketch lovin' friends...time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  Hope you've all been having a wonderful week.  It's definitely turning colder here, and there was even supposed to be some snow, but it never materialized!  Winter is finally here, and along with it, the winter holidays.  In fact tomorrow is Veteran's Day...or Remembrance Day if you are in Canada or the United Kingdom.  With that in mind, I created my sample for this week's sketch.  I have quite a few friends and family members who are veterans including my DH and brother-in-law.  As a nation we owe a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women who put their very lives on the line to protect us and our freedoms.  Let's remember to pray for them, especially those who are serving in dangerous places around the world.

Creative Nugget:  This was a very clean and simple sketch..the hardest kind for me since I do love my layers, but I must say, this card came together easily.  The chevron stripes from Grunge Borders were stamped in Cherry Cobbler at the top of the panel.  The stars were embossed on the top also, right over the stripes.  The sentiment from the Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp set, You, was stamped at the bottom.  This panel was stitched to Enchanted Evening and attached to a Neenah Solar White card base. Some Baker's Twine separates the stars and stripes from the sentiment. The star circles from Seeing Spots were stamped in Nautical Blue and punched out with a 3/4" circle punch and offset with Cherry Cobbler.  This card was also used for the Ways to Use It Challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers where Toni challenged everyone to make a thank you card with veterans in mind.  The men and women who serve in our military truly are amazing!

Now let's check out what the other Sugar Babies have done with this sketch...they are truly amazing as well!  Can't wait to see you over at The Sweet Stop this week!

Sugar Babies

                                                       Ceal Pritchett
                                                       Marlena Peduzzi

Thanks so much for stopping by...I always appreciate when you do! Have a fabulous weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Grunge Borders, You, Seeing Spots (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Nautical Blue (Memento)
Paper: Enchanted Evening (PTI), Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Stars Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Sew Mini (Janome), 3/4" circle Punch (SU!), Baker's Twine (PTI), Kaiser Rhinestone Stickers, Star Sequins

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Poppy Greetings

Hello friends...what an eventful week we've had!  I want to begin by expressing my sincerest thoughts and prayers to those on the East Coast whose lives have been uprooted by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  What we experienced here was mild in comparison and not nearly as severe as predicted, and for that I am grateful.  My card sample for The Sweet Stop was made with these thoughts in mind.

Creative Nugget:  The sketch design for this card was followed exactly and kept pretty clean and simple.  The background was embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate and a few score lines added for interest.  The DP layer was stitched to True Black and black pearls were added to the corner.  The poppies from the Poppies and Greetings stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps were colored with Copic Markers and cut using the out-of-the-box technique and an oval Nestie.  Distress inks were sponged on all of the edges.  Two of the poppies were stamped again, colored, cut out, and popped up for dimension.  This was adhered to a True Black Scalloped Oval Nestie.  A Black seam binding bow and a sentiment tag were attached.  Everything was mounted to a Soft Stone card base.

We have LOTS of inspiration for you this week as our Sugar Baby team is growing, and the card samples are simply gorgeous!  So take a peek at them all and welcome the new DT members by leaving a little love on their blogs.  Then come join in the fun this week at The Sweet Stop!  We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week, and don't forget to VOTE on Tuesday!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Poppies and Greetings (Now on sale for 25% off until Nov.7th at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Soft Stone, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White, Classic Collection Paper Pad (FabScraps)
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate, Tiny Tags Die (PTI), Black Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Scor-Buddy, Sew Mini (Janome), Kaiser Pearls, Signo Gel Pen, Copic Markers R43, 46, 59, 89; YG03, 61, 63, 67; C5, 7, 9