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 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


LeAnne said...

Cathy, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love every element you've used here...the papers, the deer, the trees, the snow, those sweet little vintage images, the stitching....can you tell I LOVE this? SO sweet! Now I must get some of that paper too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. Both version looks amazing. Awesome images and papers. The adoption words look perfect with the precious image. The stitching looks great.

Stephanie said...

Holy smokes, both of these cards are AMAZING!