Brutus Monroe and Waffle Flower Collaboration Blog Hop

I am so excited to be apart of the collaboration for Brutus Monroe and Waffle Flower! For the hop I received several Waffle Flower stencils, the new Blending Brushes and the full size Stencil Mat! Let me show you!

The blending brushes are so pretty! I love the colors and it makes it easy to dedicate 1 brush per color family. The stencil mat is my new favorite tool! It helps hold the stencil in place while you are using it and it holds your ink pad in place too! It makes it so easy!

For the collaboration I made 4 cards using the blending brushes with Distress Oxide inks and stencils from Waffle Flower. From Brutus Monroe I used a medium with the stencil and a stamp set. So let me show you what I created!

To create this Halloween card, I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. Then I used the Waffle Flower Bog Dots Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Night Sky Velveteen Glaze. I stamped and colored images from the Brutus Monroe Seasonal Wreath Stamp Set.

My next card features the Waffle Flower Sunburst Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Metallic Chroma Glaze in Brass. I layered it on top of an ink blended background of Mustard Seed, Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany. I used the You are Awesome sentiment stamp set heat embossed in Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder. I added a few Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles for some bling.

My next 2 cards are Christmas cards. I used the Waffle Flower Holiday Stripes Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze in Scarlet. I applied it to an ink blended panel of Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry. I then added a plaid ribbon from my stash. I die cut a tree from glitter paper using the new Brutus Monroe Stand Alone Tree Die set. I added the sentiment from the Brutus Monroe Seasonal Sentiments in Alabaster White embossing powder. i added Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles for bling.

My last card today features an ink blended background using Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire. I used the Waffle Flower Snowfall Background Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Metallic Chroma Glaze in Opal. I stamped images from the Brutus Monroe Fall Prairie Stamp set in Brutus Monroe Sterling embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Brutus Monroe Seasonal Sentiments stamp set.

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you check out all the new products from both Brutus Monroe and Waffle Flower.

Here’s the blog hop list. Check out the inspiration on each blog just click on each name!

Betsy

Aya

Brutus Monroe

Michelle– you are here.

Renae

Shannon

Make Your Own Patterned Paper and Turn it into 8 Cards

I recently took a sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock and stamped all over it to create my own patterned paper. Then I thought it would be fun to see how many cards I could make using my new patterned paper. Here’s the paper I made.

To make my patterned paper, I used Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, and Gathered Twigs on a light butter yellow colored cardstock. I used the Delightful Daisies Stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

I used the Everyday Greetings from Sweet N Sassy Stamps for the sentiments.

Here are the cards I made.

To make the cards I cut the sheet of patterned paper up. I will show you what cuts I made below. I die cut 8 ovals for sentiments and I heat embossed the sentiments in white. I also cut 8 card panels out of kraft paper measuring 4×5.25 inches. I embossed all the kraft card panels with an embossing folder of large dots. I sponged a little white pigment ink on top of the embossed panels to bring out the definition. Once I cut up the patterned paper I cut a border panel for each piece of white cardstock. Each piece was a quarter of an inch bigger than the patterned piece. To help embellish the cards I heat embossed in white 8 of the daisies with the stem out of orange cardstock and fussy cut them out. Lastly I added ribbon and sequins.

Here is how I cut my patterned paper.

These cards were lots of fun to make! And now I have a set of 8 cards to give as a gift to someone!

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November Sweet n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop

Hey There!

I’m super excited to be apart of the Sweet n Sassy November Release Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps November Release Hop! We’re celebrating 13 years of Sweet n Sassy Stamps this month! Hop along with us as we celebrate and share our projects with the fabulous November release with you! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, November 25th.

Before I give you the list of designers to hop to let me show you my latest card.

I used the new Make a Wish Stamp Set for those adorable cupcakes and the sentiment. I used the Texture Tiles 4 to create the plaid inside each cupcake’s frosting.

Here’s your chance to hop along with us and be entered to win! And don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop! Thank you for stopping by!



Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog


Julee Tilman


Ceal Pritchett

Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury

Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick

Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomli
Michelle Hale (you are here)

Sheri Gilson

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Ice Cream Bouquet Digi Stamp from Graciellie Designs

I love how digi stamps are instant gratification! No waiting for shipping or even leaving your house. Graciellie Designs has some beautiful images and recently I sat down and played with Ice Cream Bouquet.


I made 3 cards using the same image. The card in the front is a traditional A2 size, 4.25×5.5 inches. The 2 in the back are business envelop size, known as slim line cards.

For this card, I sized the image to fit an A2 size card. That’s one of the great things about digi stamps, is they can be any size you need! I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I fussy cut the image out and then used foam squares to pop it up on the card panel. The card panel is actually a gel press print that I had in my stash. I added a sentiment from the Ice Cream Bouquet digi stamp set and used foam squares to pop it up.

Here are the slim line cards. I enlarged the image to almost fill an 8.5×11 inch piece of cardstock. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers and then cut it in half. It was a little scary to cut the paper in half after I spent all that time coloring! But it worked out ok. I mounted each on a piece of printed cardstock and then a black piece of cardstock and then mounted them to a card base. I did fussy cut the image and mounted them on foam squares. These cards will fit in a standard business envelop. The sentiments are from the Ice Cream Bouquet stamp set also.

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Sweet n Sassy Stamps April Launch

HI Crafty Friends!

I’m so excited, I am a guest designer for Sweet n Sassy Stamps for April 2020! I had the chance to play with 2 brand new stamp sets before their launch. So today I will show you one of the cards I made.

I think it came out so cute! I used the new Country Garden Stamp set, the existing Fur-ever Friends stamp set and the Tea for Two set, both illustrated by Jennifer Nilsson. Here are the sets.

To make the card I used water color paper and did a quick background using my Jane Davenport water color paints. I colored the all the images with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers and popped them up on foam squares. I did fussy cut the cute bunny to layer behind the wheel barrow. I used printed paper from my stash and a scallop rectangle die from my stash. I added blue and pink sequins to finish.

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Altenew Modern Anemone

Hi Crafty People!

I recently picked up the December 2019 issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine. It came with Altenew’s Modern Anemone stamp and die set. Here are the cards I made using the stamp and die set with a few extra items from my stash. All the cards are A2 size with the card panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and are popped up on a fun foam panel.

I think they came out so pretty! Here’s each card and the supplies I used.

Here is the set that came with the magazine.

It’s a simple stamp set with matching dies.

Let’s start with the blue flower card.

For this card I stamped 2 flowers using Altenew inks, Sapphire and Persian Blue. The leaves are stamped in Sweet Leaf and Just Green. I used the same colors plus Caribbean Sky for the stencil in the background. The stencil is from Altenew and is called Feeling Dotty. I did use a set of make up blending brushes, from Amazon, to apply the ink with the stencil. The sentiment is from the Modern Anemone set. I stamped the sentiment and frame in Jet Black ink from Altenew. The frame is from Altenew’s Sweet Friend stamp set. Lastly, I added a few Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.

I stamped the 3 flowers in Blush and Jet Black both from Altenew. I used Blush and Pink Pearl on the stencil background. Same frame and leaves as in the other cards and added Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.

The last card’s flowers are stamped in Crimson and Coral Bliss. The stencil background also has Rouge ink as well as Crimson and Coral Bliss. Same frame, leaves and Nuvo Drops.

I really loved how these cards turned out. This was also my 1st time using the Altenew inks and I really loved the colors!

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Fun Stampers Journey New Joyful Greetings Stamp Set

Hi Crafty Friends!

Fun Stampers Journey has a new collection coming out and it is Spring, flowers, and Easter! I bought their project kit Ready, Set, Spring. It comes with a large stamp set with matching dies, a small stamp set and a set of stand alone dies plus 4 cards kitted out with a info card. There is also a video on You Tube to show you how to put your card kit cards together. I decided to wait on the card kit and the Easter theme and make some cards for right now! Here’s what I came up with.

I made 3 note cards that are 4.25×4.25 inches and one A2 size card. On the note cards, I did some circular stamping or wreath building stamping. There are some cute small images in this stamp set that are perfect for this technique. For the A2 size card, I repeatedly stamped the heart from light to dark in 4 different ink colors to create the background. All the sentiments are from other FSJ stamp sets in my stash and are heat embossed in white. Two cards have ribbon or Nuvo Drops and one is a shaker card!

This is a super cute stamp set that is very versatile. I can’t wait to use it for Easter Cards a little closer to the holiday. Here’s what comes in the stamp set and there are matching dies available.

Supply List ( All FSJ product is available on the Spellbinders web site)

Joyful Greetings Stamp and Die set (available on it’s own 2/10) sentiments are from the following stamp sets Hey Girl, Letterboard Minis, and Penguin Waddle. I used the following inks Outrageous Pink, Sweet Berry, Candy Apple, Raspberry Berry, Rustic Rose, Bubble Gum, Lemon Drop, Watermelon, and Lavender Fusion.

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Valentine’s Day Cards with Sweet n Sassy Stamps

HI Crafty Friends! I made 2 cards with a couple of what I call people builder stamp sets from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I will show you the guy card 1st since I think making cards for guys is the hardest!

For this card I used some red paper from my stash then layered a piece of kraft cardstock that I had stamped sentiments from the Love Wordfetti Stamp Set. Instead of using each sentiment on its own, I leave them all together and stamp them all at once. I can then use it as a background like I did here or cut them into sentiment strips to use on lots of cards. The “guy” is from the Brotherly Love Stamp Set. It has lots of choices to you can “build your person”. I choose the glasses and longer goatee so it would resemble my husband. I added in the main sentiment and hearts from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. I used a few different reds and a deep brown inks to stamp the hearts in. I also inked the edges of all the kraft cardstock. I think it’s so fun that you can combine lot of different features to make your person!

Now for the girl card. Have you ever heard of “Galentine’s”? I hadn’t till last year. But I think it’s a great idea to make cards for all the great girl friends in your life. So here is my Galentine’s Day card.

I used the Girl Power Stamp Set to build my girl. She actually kinda looks like me instead of one of my friends. There is also a Girl Power 2 Stamp Set, so there are tons of options for hair, accessories and clothes! This card has lots of pink and is soft and feminine. I love it! I used the flowers from the Happy Day Stamp set and stamped them in a soft pink and sage green inks from my stash. I also splattered some pinks and black inks in the background. The Happy and Day sentiment words are from the Happy Day Stamp Set also. To make the Galentines, I used the Mini Grunge Type Alpha, so I could spell out Galentine’s. The heart is from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. The ribbon and sequins are from my stash. Below are the stamp images.

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The ArtsyStamper Blog Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends!

Twice a month The ArtsyStamper Shop from Etsy has a blog challenge. The winner receives a digi stamp from the Etsy store!

Here is my challenge inspiration.

I used paper and ribbon from my stash and the Rose Heart Layered Digital Stamp set from the Artsystamper Shop.

I just love that heart shaped rose, and because it’s a digital download, you can make it any size you want! I colored the rose with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Then I used a Quickie Glue Pen to trace the outline of the petals. I added glitter from my stash. The sentiment is from the digi stamp as well. Quick and easy!

Here is another card I made with the same digi stamp from last year.

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And check out the ArtsyStamper challenge blog Here make sure you enter to win. Each challenge has a theme and if you don’t have Artsystamper digis, that’s ok! You can still enter and win.

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Penguin Waddle stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey

Hi Crafty Friends!

I’m sharing a card today using the Fun Stampers Journey December Stamp of the Month called Penguin Waddle. It’s a cute set of 14 stamps including 6 different penguins, sentiments and accessories to dress up the penguins. Super cute!

Penguin Waddle from Fun Stampers Journey

I choose to use the penguin couple and to give them both glasses since my husband and I both wear glasses. I have them walking on heart clouds to give it a love or Valentine’s feel. To do this I used the Cascading Hearts Die.

Cascading Hearts Die from Fun Stampers Journey

To do this I used the die to cut out the hearts on white cardstock. I trimmed away the border so I was just left with the hearts. I used the hearts and Pool Play ink pad and added subtle cloud like hearts in the background with a sponge.

You can see the heart clouds better in this photo.

After I used the die cut as a stencil to make the heart clouds in the background, I then sponged on Bubble Gum and Sweet Berry inks onto the heart die cut. I used FSJ glue to adhere the hearts to my card panel and added foam squares to my penguin couple. I stamped the 2 sentiments. Then I mounted the card panel onto a foam panel and glued it to my card base. The card is standard A2 size 4.25×5.5 inches.

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