Tuesday, September 30

Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends! It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! I made this card last month but never blogged about it and today is the perfect occasion.

This is a 6" x 6" card, and believe it or not super easy to make.

Here are the details:

  • Stamp the Sun Kissed Fleur on a piece of Sun Kissed Fleur Patterned Paper in Versamark ink, then add white embossing powder and heat set.
  • Die-cut flowers with Sun Kissed Fleur Die, ink all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mount flowers to create different sizes.
  • Die-cut Leaves Swirl from Gift Ensemble set, paint them with Green Paint.
  • Die-cut a lattice from Raindrops on Roses set in White cardstock.
  • Cut panels from Yellow and Light blue cardstock, Patterned paper. Add them all to card base. Add die-cut pieces, sentiment and sequins.

This is the list of participants:

Don't forget to leave a comment in ALL the blogs participating in this hop for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Heartfelt Creations Store!
You have until October 3rd midnight (Eastern Time) to leave a comment. Good luck!!

Hope you like my project.
Have a great day and have fun hopping!

Monday, September 29

It's National Coffee Day!

Hello friends!! Hope you all are having a great Monday! Today is a great reason to celebrate, especially is you "love coffee" because "I DO" LOL.

Today, I am participating in a fun blog hop "Coffee Lovers Blog Hop", isn't that fun? Just coffee lovers sharing coffee projects = coffee heaven.

And this is the card I made, I used a set and coordinated dies from Latina Crafter. Sorry about this picture, natural light was not cooperating.

Here are the details:

The saying says: A cup of coffee and you, the best combo

Submitting this project to:
Hope you like it!
Have a great day and drink a cup of coffee ;)

Friday, September 26

You bring great joy to my life

Hello friends! Hope you all are having a great Friday! Today I am sharing with you a pretty card I made using the new Flowers in Bloom Die that coordinates with Flowers in Bloom Stamp Set.
This card is super easy to make, mists and markers and you are good ;)

Here are the details:

  • Make a card base from Light blue cardstock. A2 size.
  • Stamp image on a piece of white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color image with markers, here I used Spectrum Noir.
  • Die-cut image with coordinate die.
  • Die-cut a cover piece and create a border frame.
  • Die-cut a rectangle piece, mist this piece with green and yellow sprays. 
  • Adhere rectangle piece to frame  with foam adhesive.
  • Then add the flower piece with foam adhesive. Add some sparkle to the flowers with Clear Stella Pencil.
  • Stamp sentiment on a banner, adhere it to card.
  • Add pearls and you are done! 

Are you ready for the a new Sweet Perks Club? The October deals are posted, ger yours before they are gone!! Check them out HERE

Submitting this project to:

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, September 24

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I am bringing you a super easy and fun tutorial using a couple of new Signature Dies from Top Dog Dies, these dies will be available September 26th.

So let's get started.

  • Cut a panel from Glossy Cardstock 5.75" x 11", fold cardstock piece in half (5.75" x 5.5") and die-cut under the straight line, like creating a card using the Top Dog Die Signature Emerson Die.

  •  From the center line, score at 1" each side, as seen in the picture.

  •  Fold center score line like creating a little book.

  •  At this point you can decorate your gift card holder any way you like. Here I used a  ziploc bag, used 4 Spectrum Noir markers and sprayed alcohol, then rub the front of my gift card holder and set aside to dry, you can check out the tutorial about this technique HERE

  •  Add strong adhesive and closed that side.

  •  Decorate the inside if you wish, here I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Innies set, insert your Gift Card.

To finish the project I tie on fuchsia satin ribbon, I stamped a Happy birthday sentiment on a little tag from Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Die Set, then tied it on the ribbon.

These are the dies I used for this project:
TDD Signature Beatrix Die

TDD Signature Emerson Die

TDDMini Tags Die Set
Submitting this project to:

I hope you like this project!
Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 23

What adventures!

Hello friends! Hope you all are having a great day! Today is the day!! The new Brambly Hedge Collection is here!!
Beautiful images, if you enjoy coloring these sets are for you!!

Today, I am sharing a card I made using The High Hills Set, I really loved how this image turned out. When I colored this image I was picturing a whole family picking apples by the river, and trying to get the ones floating on the river.

Here are the details:

  • Make a card base from Yellow cardstock, this is 6" square.
  • Stamp image on a piece of Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock in Black Ink. 
  • Colored image with Spectrum Noir Markers and Blendable Pencils, this is the list of the ones I used:
    • Greens: LG2, LG2, LG3, DG3 / 108
    • Water: IB1, BT1, BT2, TB2, TB3 / 065
    • Boat: TN2, TN3, TN5, TN7 / 101
    • Mice: TN1, TN2, TN3 / 092
    • Leaves: GB6, OR1, DG2 / 057
    • Apples: CR6, CR8
    • Basket: EB2
    • Sky and sun reflection: 067, 014
  • Cut image to 5.75" x 3.5", add a 0.25" strip of orange cardstock and add stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment and die-cut it with circle dies. Die-cut a scallop circle from orange cardstock, adhere it to sentiment piece and add it to the right top corner .
  • Add pieces to card base.
  • Tie-on twine and make a bow.
  • Die-cut a swirl from Leaf Swirl Die, mist it with green color and add it to card.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to apples and Crystal Lacquer to create some river waves.

Submitting this project to:

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Monday, September 22

Thank you!

Hello friends! Happy Monday to you all! I am posting a little late than usual, well, a lot late, but I hope you like this card. I made a card the other day using the September challenge (Sketch + Stitches) from Latina Crafter and I lost it, well, it must be somewhere and I am pretty sure I will find it some day, hopefully soon :)

Anyway, since I needed to make a new one, I decided to add few challenges and something more "Fall"

Here are the details:

  • Make a card base from White cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from Patterned Paper, this one has a newspaper/chevron combo, but I took the dot stencil and added white embossing paste to create more textured.
  • Stamp the image from Prairie/Pioneer Girl on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black, color image with markers, I used Spectrum Noir:
    • Skin: TN2, FS1
    • Hair: TN3, TN5, TN7
    • Dress, Apron, Bonnet: LY1, LY3, OR1, OR3
    • Shoes: EB2
    • Basket: GB3, GB9, BT1
  • Die-cut image using a tag die, ink all edges with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.
  • Die-cut a couple of pieces of short and tall grass from Patterned paper, ink all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then add zig-zag stitches to short grass pieces.
  • Mat embossed background panel with a larger piece of orange cardstock and add stitches.
  • Add all pieces to card base.
  • Add ribbon to tag, stickles to bonnet and dress.
  • Die-cut and stamp sentiment on a small banner.

Submitting this project to:
Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Friday, September 19

Autumn Mum Greetings.

Hello friends! Sharing today a couple of cards I made using the brand new stamp "Autumn Mum Greetings" from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

If you have not had a chance to check out the new stamp sets and dies released by SNSS this month, head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store to see what's new! 

For my first project, I stamped the mum twice om white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black, color them with Spectrum Noir Markers and the cut them out (I didn't have the dies yet). I cut a panel from White cardstock (3.5" x 4.75"), dry emboss about less than 3/4 of the panel, then I color some areas with a fine brush and Distress Inks, added a piece of tape ribbon, hemp and the flowers. I stamped the sentiment on a small tags. Add all pieces to a pink card base. I added few strokes of Clear Wink of Stella to the flower.

For my second card, I kept it very CAS. I stamped the flowers in red and green ink. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of white cardstock and I took advantage of a scrap piece and kept the shape of it, added a piece of dark red cardstock and added stitches. Added more stitches to all the sides and added it to a white card base. Finally, added clear and red rhinestones, super easy!

I am submitting these projects to:
For more gorgeous samples just click on the links below.  
If you have made a card using any of the new stamps and dies from the September Release feel free to add your card to the gallery.  We'd love to see your creations as well!  The Linky List will close on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Hope you like my projects!
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 18

Congratulations! Sneak peek

Hello friends! Today, I have a sneak peek from a super sweet set, part of the "Brambly Hedge" collection from Crafter's Companion, it will be released next week!!
The image and sentiment are part of the new Poppy's babies set, very cute set, you are going to love all the images in this set :)

Here are the details:

  • Die-cut a couple of pieces of  Pink Cardstock using the Elegant Stamping Frame Die. Score and adhere one piece to create a card base.
  • Stamp the image on a piece of Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock in Black Ink.
  • Color image with Spectrum Noir Markers, I used the following:
    • Crib 1: TN3, TN5, FS3, FS6; Mouse: TN1, FS1, FS2; Blanket: FS4, Toy & PJs: LY3
    • Crib 2: TN2, TN4, LY1, LY2;  Mouse: TN1, FS1, FS2; Blanket: CT2, GB6.
    • Crib 3: TN2, TN4, TN5,  Mouse: TN1, FS1, FS2; Blanket and top: TB1, TB2, BT1
    • Floor: BG1, BG2
    • Toys on floor: TB3, LG4, CR4, TN1, FS1, FS2
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with the square die from the Elegant Stamping Frame Die set. Tie on ribbon.
  • Cut a slightly bigger square piece from patterned paper and adhere it to card base.
  • Add image to card base with circle foam adhesive. 
  • Stamp sentiment, die-cut it and adhere to image with foam adhesive.
  • As a final touch add Stickles to cribs

Submitting this card to:

Hope you like it.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 17

BOO Brooch!! + Tutorial

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday! I am heading outside to do yard work before the weather changes it to COLD in no time, yes, that happens every year, so far this week has been really pleasant. I think today it going to be the last mowing  of the season, and also time to harvest all the pumpkins and any other vegetable, my kitchen counter is already full {wink, wink}

Ok, today I have a very cool and different project, I created a brooch using Top Dog Dies. I had fun making this project and I hope you like it! I used felt, but this can be easily translate into a paper project.

  • Sew border together, then pull the sides to give the shape you want.

  • Sew the orange pieces , one of each side of the purple border.

  • Glue the cat and the word BOO, add cheese cloth to back, black ribbon and create a bow with orange ribbon. 

Here is my daughter with the brooch put on her t-shirt. You can add it to your purse or backpack! 

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, September 16

Hot pot

Hello friends! How are you doing today? Hope your day is amazing and better than mine, personally is not bad at all, BUT yesterday we found mouse droppings around the kitchen, oh my goodness! I freaked out, I cleaned up like crazy, but at the same time I was looking around because  "I am scared of mice!" YES! I am admitting it, they freak me out, I can't even see pictures of them. My daughter told me yesterday "Mom, I think you are overreacting! LOL!!

Anyway, hopefully we (I mean my husband) can catch it and my life will be back to normal ;)

Ok, now to my card. I created this card with using one of the new Halloween stamps "Best Witches", from Crafter's Companion. I had a lot of fun coloring this image! I decided to keep the layout pretty simple.

Here are the details:

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Monday, September 15

Hola, Hola!!

Hi friends! Hope you are starting a great week! Today, I want to show you a couple of cards I created for Latina Crafter's new release!! Six fabulous dies and wood veneers. Maybe, you have a friend or 2 or more who speak Spanish, I think these dies would be so handy to have around ;)

Let's get started!

Hola! For this card I used the new die "Hola", die-cut a couple of pieces, one in red and one in black to create a little shadow. The background was created with the "Chevron stencil" and 4 different spray mist colors. I glued the die pieces onto the background piece, then added few black sequins and added the panel to a A2 white card. It took less than 5 minutes to create! YAY!

Feliz cumpleaños: I wanted to keep this card in a monochromatic style. I used a piece of Kraft cardstock (love this Kraft CS, super smooth and not too dark in color) to create my card A2 card base. Then I cut a panel from white cardstock (3.75" x 5"), I used a "Dot Stencil" and Distress Inks to create the background. After that, I die-cut a kraft panel, die-cut the  "feliz cumpleaños" in pink cardstock and glued them to the panel. Added a couple of the new wood veneers and fuchsia rhinestones. VOILA! Card was done.

Submitting these cards to: 

Hope you like them!
Have a fantastic day!

Friday, September 12

Sweet 'n Sassy September release!!

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to the September 2014 Release!  Autumn is such a wonderful time of the year.  Just think of cool crisp mornings, warm colors, ripe, juicy apples, changing leaves, beautiful fall flowers, and Thanksgiving and you have the makings of a fabulous release!

This release is a little different from those in the past as some of the items have already been released to Sweet Perks Club participants…but now, there are a few more Fall surprises we have to share with you!

Here you have the new stamps:
They are all GREAT!!  You are going to love them all! 

Let me show you what I have for you today.

Thankful for you: This card is super simple and I love how it turn out, I wanted to create more than just a background, so I stamped the  Skeleton Leaf Background (twice) on a piece of white cardstock in Versamark Watermark ink, then added white embossing powder and heated set. Then, I used Distress Inks to create a yellow/orange background and for the other one I used blue/green Distress Inks. Then, I used the new Leaf Silhouettes Die Set to die-cut leaves. I used only one from the blue/green background I created, I will be using that one in another project ;) After that I added the die-cut leaves to my background piece, stamped the sentiment from So Grateful set, added a little strip of Cooper Metal Sheet to the end of the BG line, added sequins and twine, added my pieces to a white card base and my card was done!

Happy Fall: Here I used Beary Bountiful Autumn set. This card turned out a lot better than I expected, my main idea was to create something CAS, then I added few things here and there and I started liking more that way, LOL. This card is 5" square. The white panel is 4.5" square, I stamped the background using Distress Inks  and Falling Leaves Set, then I scored each side at 1/8". Then I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers and die-cut, embossed and stenciled it with a square die. I stamped and colored extra hat, pumpkin and Happy Fall sign, then cut them out and added them to the image with foam adhesive. The sentiment was stamped in Coffee Archival Ink. Finally, I die-cut and embossed the small leaves from Leaf Silhouettes Die Set using Cooper Metal Sheet and added them to the card.  


Please join us for our release day blog hop featuring our talented DT creations.  You are going to FALL for all of their gorgeous projects! :)

The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool at the end 
of this blog post.

One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, September 18th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, September 19th!

 One more thing before we let you go...

We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge
"Create a Fall Themed Card"   

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:            
  • You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
  • Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
  • We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
  • You'll have until Thursday, September 18th at midnight EST to enter
  • We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
  • If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
  • Please use code SNSSept2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below, but don't forget to visit the DT blogs to see their beautiful release creations!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, September 19th to see if you've won!