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, 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

Friday, July 19, 2019

That's Fin-tastic

Hello stamping friends!  I am sharing several cards over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog today using the new Fin-tastic Friends stamp set released this month by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Creative Nugget:  My underwater scene was created with stamps from the Fin-tastic Friends stamp set along with some images from the Mer-mazing set which is a perfect complement.  The underwater background was sponged using a torn paper mask and Oxide inks.  The sandy bottom is torn Kraft card stock stamped with texture from Texture Tiles 1.  The adorable images were colored with Copic Markers, cut with a Scan 'n Cut and popped onto the background.  The sentiment was white embossed on teal card stock to finish the card.

Creative Nugget: On my second card Stitched Edges Dies were used to cut two panels from a piece of Yupo paper that was swiped with Alcohol Inks.  These were popped onto a white panel leaving without the center piece.  The Copic colored images from the Fin-tastic Friends set were cut and pieced onto the card.  The sentiment was pieced together using the Sentimental Wordfetti and Typewriter Blocks Alpha stamp sets.

The stamp sets used in the cards above are available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

To see more cards made with these fabulous stamp sets and others released this month, take time to participate in the July Release Blog Hop which begins HERE.  It's not too late to comment for a chance to win the prize!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


I'm so glad to SEA you stopped in for a visit...be sure to stop back often for more inspiration! 

Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool!

Hugs,
Cathy

Looking Back at the Divinity Designs July 2019 Release

Good morning, friends...happy Friday!  Today we are looking back at the Divinity Designs July 2019 Release. I have a couple of projects to share using some of the new baby products that were released this month.


My first project uses the Baby Blessings Die Set and the Chevron Background Die.


Creative Nugget:  A piece of white card stock sponged with some Oxide ink was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die, embossed with the Cross Stitch Folder and mounted to paper from the Baby Girl Paper Pad and a Scalloped Rectangle.  Some chevrons cut with the Chevron Background Die left from a previous project were added across the card.  The Onesie and sentiment were cut and decorated with dies from the Baby Blessings set.  The sentiment was mounted to  Double Stitched Oval and Scalloped Oval die cuts.  An organdy bow was added to finish the card.

My second card features the Bless This Baby Stamp/Die Duo and the adorable little Candy Carrier Dies.


Creative Nugget:  The adorable Candy Carrier Dies were used to cut the carrier base and the layers were cut from Baby Girl papers.  The Cross Stitch Folder was used to add some texture to the layer on the handle.  The sentiment from the Bless This Baby Stamp/Die Duo was stamped and layered onto pieces left over from cutting the handle on the carrier.  The little bunny is also from the same stamp/die duo.  A bow and some chocolates were added to finish the little favor.

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

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #231 - Bingo + A Sentiment (Pattern Paper, 3D item, Ribbon)
Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

SNSS July 2019 Release Blog Hop


Hello friends and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps July 2019 Release Blog Hop!  We are so excited about the release this month...get ready to blast off to see samples that are just out of this world!


The participating blogs are linked below...just follow along and get ready to be inspired by the samples created just for you by the Creative Team.  Be sure to leave a little love behind to be eligible for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

Cathy McCauley (You are here!)

For my first sample, I use the adorable new stamp set, Over the Moon, designed by Jennifer Nilsson.

Creative Nugget:  A galaxy background was created with Oxide Inks on mixed media paper.  The star was cut from a white panel with my Scan 'N Cut and a Stitched Rectangle frame was then embossed on the panel.  A few stars and a sentiment from the Over the Moon stamp set were silver embossed.  A pair of astronauts were colored with Copic Markers, joined together with silver metallic thread and popped onto the card.  A few gemstones were added to finish the card.

The newly designed By the Sea stamp set was used to create my second sample.

Creative Nugget:  The Adirondack chair image from the By the Sea was white embossed on a Kraft panel and the umbrella paper pieced with paper from my stash.  A frame was cut from white card stock and the sentiment embossed.  The shells were colored with Copic markers and added to finish the card.

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

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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Two for Tuesday - Elegant Embellishments

Hello everyone!  It's time for another Two for Tuesday feature over at the Divinity Designs Blog.  I was feeling like a little Christmas in July so I used the Elegant Embellishments stamp set and the coordinating Elegant Embellishments Dies from Divinity Designs for my two cards today.


Creative Nugget:  White card stock and paper from the Christmas Collection 2018 were cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and pieced together to make the card front on this CAS version.  The ornaments and sentiment from the Elegant Embellishments set were stamped on coordinating papers, silver embossed and cut with the coordinating dies.   The ornaments were hung with silver metallic thread.  Bows and pearls were added to finish the card.


Creative Nugget:  For the stepped up version, the white panel was embossed with the Flourishes Embossing Folder.  The Merry Christmas Border was cut three times and stacked with the silver embossed layer on top.  The edges of a Scalloped Rectangle were silver embossed and layered behind the card front which was then mounted to the card base.

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

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers Challenge - July Anything Goes with Dies
ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for No Peeking and Ornament
Always Fun Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #188 - Christmas Anything Goes
Jingle Belles Tic-Tac-Toe (Stamping/Bling/Die Cuts)



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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Monday, July 8, 2019

Fin-tastic!

Hello, friends!  I have a quick card to share using a FIN-TASTIC new stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and the Freshly Made Sketch.

Creative Nugget:  Neenah white card stock was embossed with swirls from an old Cuttlebug folder.  The kraft strip across the center was added following the sketch and the circular window cut with a Spellbinder circle die.  The images from the new Fin-tastic stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card front.  A sentiment from the Sentimental Wordfetti set was white embossed on a Kraft strip and added along with some sparkly sequins to finish the card.
These images are sooo adorable, I just had to color up a bunch of them...I'm sure you will be seeing these on more cards in the coming days!  


This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches - FMS395
Watercoolor Wednesday Challenge - WWC228 Feminine Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #435 - Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, July 5, 2019

A Good Day to Have a Good Day

Hello, friends!  Hope all of you in the USA had a blast on the 4th of July yesterday!  Today is Friday and it's a good day to have a good day!

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Today I'm sharing a couple of cards over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using some of the new products released this month by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.


My first card features the Over the Moon stamp set designed Jennifer Nilsson and you will be Over the Moon with all of the fabulous images and sentiments in this adorable set.

Creative Nugget:  Oxide Inks were applied to an acrylic block, spritzed with water and applied to a piece of mixed media paper. A little more sponging, some white paint splatters and stamped stars complete the galaxy sky.  The rocket and moon were colored with Copic Markers and a little Glossy Accents applied to the window.  The sentiment panel and some gems were added to finish the card.

Next up is a card made with the beautiful Happy Irises stamp set.  This set was the Stamp of the Month last month, but is now available for purchase.

Creative Nugget:  Oxide Inks were sponged onto a piece of mixed media paper, spritzed with water splatters and stamped with the grid texture from Texture Tiles 1.  Another piece of white card stock was impressed with a canvas pattern and stitched to the sponged panel.  The irises were colored with Copic Markers, cut with the Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card.  The sentiment is from the new Stamp of the Month, Sentimental Wordfetti, and is available free with a $60 purchase.

The stamp sets used on my two cards are available from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.


These cards will be submitted for the following challenges: 


Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathy

Monday, July 1, 2019

Welcome to Divinity Designs July 2019 Release

Hello, friends!  It's time for the July release at Divinity Designs Oh, Baby...the products being released this month are so sweet!  Today I am sharing several projects using some of the new baby products being released.    


My first sample features the new Bless This Baby Stamp/Die Duo.

Creative Nugget:  The Tri-Fold Card with Layers Dies were used to make the card base with layers cut from papers from the Baby Girl Paper Pad.  The Cloud Border Dies were used to create the clouds from which the stars were suspended.  The Sparkling Stars Dies were used to cut the stars.  The new Bless This Baby Stamp/Die Duo was used to create the sentiment for the card with the stamped portion of the card on one of the Sentiment Strips die cuts.

My second project uses the Sweet Baby stamp set, the Chevron Background Die, and the Baby Blessings Dies.

Creative Nugget:  Kraft card stock and papers from the Baby Boy Paper Pad were cut with the new Chevron Background Die.  The pieces were then fit back into the frame to create the background for the card which was adhered to a Scalloped Rectangle die cut.  The Baby Blessings Dies were used to make the cute little onesie, rattle and pacifier.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Baby stamp set and was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  Some jute bows were added to finish the card.

My third project Coordinates with the card above and uses the new Candy Carrier Dies, The Chevron Background Die, and the Sweet Baby stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  I just love the new Candy Carrier Dies...What a sweet little gift to accompany the card above.  The carrier was decorated with Baby Boy Papers and some leftover chevrons and the little bear from the Baby Blessings Dies.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Baby stamp set.

Awww...how sweet!

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 July 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