Category Archives: Sweet and Sassy

two challenges in one

This card is for both the color challenge and sketch challenge this week on SCS.  I used all Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper for it – no card stock!

It’s more of a “scrappy” card than a stamped card and a bit more layers than my usual style, but that is why it is a challenge! 

I followed the basic sketch pattern, added a prima flower and scalloped border on the bottom .  The scallop border die is from Papertrey.

The sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy stamps and nestabilities circle dies were used to cut all three circles.

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in a color rut….

I was looking through my gallery the other day and noticed that so many of my cards are in shades of blue and green, with the occasional pink thrown in.  

Realizing that I was in a color rut, I decided to go bold and red today.

This card is made with the beautiful patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye – Lush series.  It’s the damask and floral paper on the card – both of which are flocked papers.  The red ribbon is also from My Mind’s Eye.

The butterfly is from Sweet n Sassy stamps and was colored with two shades of red copic markers – the closest reds I could find to match the paper.  I cut the image out and popped it up on the floral piece.

Nestability dies were used to cut the circles, a Papertrey die cut the scallop border.    The red textured cardstock is from Bazzill.

So – I’m out of my color rut, at least for this card!  I really like pop of color that red provides and will have to work more of it into my cards.

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featured stamper!

Hi everyone!  We have family visiting from out of town, so I won’t be doing much crafting or blogging this week.  I did want to mention that the card I made on Monday is being featured on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog!!!

If you missed it, check it out on their bog here.  

We’ll be spending alot of time on Pensacola Beach, working on our tans and sipping cold ones!  See you soon!

clean and simple happiness!

I love it when a card just “comes together”!  It does not happen often with me, but it did today in this card for the Clean and Simple challenge at SCS.

I had the layout already in my head  – usually this is the hardest part for me! The butterfly and sentiment images (from Sweet and Sassy Stamps) were also already selected.  All that was left to decide was a leaf type image for the background and a color palette.

True confessions here:  I have alot of leaf stamps.   And I think I need more.  While going through my stamps looking for one, I stumbled across this old and well loved Stampin’ Up set – Ferns.  I used this set so much when I first got it, but it had been pushed aside for newer leaf stamps.  I am so glad I found it again because I love how it looks on this card. 

I stamped the leaf with Memento Bamboo Leaves.  The butterfly was colored with copics YG03, YG06, YG17 and RV32.

I don’t know if a pink and green butterfly actually exists in real life, perhaps only in the stamping world!  Originally I thought this would end up more pink, but as I got to coloring the butterfly I liked how the green looked, so I just went with it.  The little bit of pink adds just enough color to offset the greens.

The green cardstock is Bazzill Swiss dot.

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