Monday, January 24


I spend a LOT of time playing peek-a-boo each day... it's one of our favorite games in the January household. How could anyone not love to see the genuine delight on a child's face when they are surprised?

This sassy girl is for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. I'm so smitten with the Pure Innocence line of stamps... perfection. My favorite thing about this little darling? Her rhinestone buttons, of course. ;)
Stamps: MFT: Peek-a-Boo; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics; Cardstock: SU Old Olive, PTI Plum Pudding and SS White; Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzie and Fine and Dandy; Tools: PTI Build a Banner dies, SU Corner Rounder; Sassy Somethings: Taylored Expressions Tiny Twinkles, PTI Plum Pudding twill and white buttons, rhinestones, SU Old Olive striped grosgrain

Saturday, January 22

Cream + Color

Charming birds. Damask. Eyelet trim. Rolled Roses. These are a few of my favorite things. The challenge this week at The Shabby Tea Room is called White and Bright - or in my case, Cream plus Color. The idea is to use white or cream and only one additional pop of color. I chose Baja Breeze as my accent. Stunning. I will definitely return to this idea because I absolutely adore the result. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, Damask Designs, Text Style, and Fillable Frames #8 (and die); Ink: SU Baja Breeze and Soft Suede; Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream; Tools: My Favorite Things - Rolled Roses die; Sassy Somethings: eyelet trim, SU Baja Breeze striped ribbon (retired), SU basic pearls

Friday, January 21


This week has been busy and my crafty mojo seems to be on hiatus. I'm hoping the weekend brings some focused time to create - ie. that my hubs will take the kids out of the house for a few hours and bless me with some peace and paper-crafting!

My little boat is for 2 challenges:

Supplies: Stamps: Verve - Text Objects; Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, and Dark Chocolate; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon - Thrift Shoppe; Tools: PTI Limitless Layers #1 and Double-ended banner die, SU Corner Rounder; Sassy Somethings: PTI Dark Chocolate felt, buttons, and baker's twine, Fine Linen double-stitched ribbon

Saturday, January 15

Miss You a Latte

Just me poppin' in with a colorful card for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week. Santa left me Copics under the tree so I am having fun re-learning how to color. ;) I think I say 100 times a day, "No Abigail, these are Mommy's special markers".
But I digress... hope you're enjoying the weekend... maybe you're lucky and have three days to stamp! HUGS.

Stamps: MFT - ala Modes - Miss You a Latte; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye - Chamomile, Copic markers; Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Snow Day collection; Tools: SU Top Note die and Corner Rounder, Fiskars Apron Lace punch; Sassy Somethings: PTI Chocolate baker's twine, buttons, and Prisma glitter

Thursday, January 13

Love Lives Here

Smitten. That's me. The Love Lives Here stamp set by Melissa Phillips makes me want to sing from the rooftops. And speaking of rooftops... how cute is this little house all sugared with Prisma glitter? Smitten, I tell you.

Two fabulous challenges combined to make this sweet cardstock confection:

A lovely color combo that has me ready for spring!
Sketch This {week 44}

Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here and Text Style; Ink: SU Soft Suede, PTI Vintage Touch - Chamomile; Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, PTI Rustic Cream, Spring Moss, and Aqua Mist; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop and PTI Pretty Pastels; Tools: All PTI dies: Mat Stack 1, Love Lives Here, Heart Prints, Limitless Layers #1, Double-ended Banner, Banner Toppers; Ribbon: PTI Aqua Mist saddle stitch; Sassy Somethings: Prisma glitter, Jenny Bowlin rhinestone button, Maya Road crystal trinket pins, PTI Lavender Moon buttons and Rustic Jute twine, adhesive cork

Tuesday, January 11

Give a {glittery} Gift

Today's project is 100% glittery Valentine's Day goodness. The design is inspired by the WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge... which reminded me of a cute gift bag. I also managed to squeeze some WMS on it with the 'mom' sentiment from Roses In Bloom.
I used Papertrey Ink's Timeless Template: Around the Town Tote to whip up the bag and think this will be a template I return to many times for packaging presents.

All the glittery paper makes me smile, and I know it will make my mother smile when it's filled with goodies on February 14th.

Template: PTI Around the Town Tote; Stamps: WaltzingMouse - Roses In Bloom (sentiment); Cardstock: SU Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla; Patterned Paper: SU Sending Love specialty (retired); Tools: PTI large Scalloped border die; SU Corner Rounder and Large Oval punch; Ribbon: SU Vanilla grosgrain, PTI Pure Poppy grosgrain; Sassy Somethings: PTI cream button and twine, Kaiser rhinestone

Sunday, January 9

Through the Trees

Simple and sassy today for the Play Date Cafe where this week's color challenge is grass green, gold, and silver. An unusual combination, but I enjoy giving the 'ole crafting 'noodle' a work-out every now and again. Honestly, I love the result - it struck the right balance for me.

My background was created using WaltzingMouse Musical Backgrounds. {sigh} It is a perfect stamp set. Paired with the lovely image and quote from Through the Trees (PTI), I hope it will be warmly received by its recipient - a beautiful person that is in my thoughts daily.
ETA: This card was created for fellow stamper, blogger, and mom, Katie Renz. She is battling Stage 4 stomach cancer. You can read her story here. It touched my heart and reminded me to be grateful for the blessings and small moments that colour my life each day. As you can imagine, treatment and health expenses are piling up. A lovely group of digital stamp designers have put together a special bundle of images and are collecting donations for Katie's family with the purchase of the images. Please check out the images and consider helping Katie and her family during this difficult time.

Stamps: PTI Through the Trees, WaltzingMouse Musical Backgrounds; Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Pinefeather, SU Old Olive; Ink: SU Basic Gray, PTI Vintage Tea Dye duo - chamomile, VersaMark; Tools: SU Corner Rounder, PTI Heart Prints dies; Sassy Somethings: SU gold glitter, Stampendous Sterling Silver embossing powder

Friday, January 7

Pure Innocence

Today's card makes me SO happy. I adore the Pure Innocence collection from My Favorite Things. They are filled with sweetness and sass and all things adorable. I combined two fabulous challenges for this cutie:

My Favorite Things is hosting a NEW weekly sketch challenge. Be still my heart.
CR84FN is Mona Pendleton's color inspiration challenge. I am absolutely smitten with Mona's work - everything she touches turns to beauty so I am thrilled that she started a site dedicated to her lovely ideas.
Hope you love this Little Angel as much as I do. Looking forward to a weekend filled with stamping!

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence Little Angel; Cardstock: PTI Melon Berry and Stamper's Select White, SU Pink Pirouette; Patterned Paper: SU (retired), My Mind's Eye; Ink: Memento Tuxudeo Black, PTI Vintage Touch - Chamomile, Copic Markers; Tools: PTI Banner Topper dies, Double-ended Banner die, Heart Prints die, Mat Stack #1 die; Ribbon: Memrie Mare on etsy; Sassy Somethings: SU Basic Pearls

Tuesday, January 4

Birds of a Feather

"Birds of a feather sip tea together". Darling. This card is actually a 4x4 square mini. I can see myself loving this size - such a perfect little something to slip on top of a present or leave in a special spot for a loved one.

The color combo is inspired by The Play Date Cafe - so bright and cheerful.
Stamps: Dear Lizzy - Bell Flower; Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz and Rustic Cream, SU Crumb Cake; Patterned Paper: PTI Sweet Symphony; Tools: PTI Banner Topper Die, SU Corner Rounder; Ribbon: PTI Berry Sorbet grosgrain; Sassy Somethings: PTI buttons and Kaiser rhinestones


Hi-ya friends! Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I lovity-love the month of February with it's sweets and sweethearts. Most of all, I love ANY excuse to deck things out in PINK. Do you remember in Steele Magnolias when they ask Julia Roberts her wedding colors? Blush and Bashful. {sigh} A girl after my own heart. ;)

Speaking of things that make my heart skip a beat: How about the new challenge site I found? The Shabby Tea Room is filled with vintage inspiration that makes me smile. This week their Challenge #43 is to use 11 elements on your card. Wow! I'll count them off for you: 1) layers 2) patterned paper 3) text 4) tag die 5) wrinkle ribbon 6) jeweled button 7) pearls 8) flower 9) stamped image/sentiment 10) cardstock 11) glitter

I'm hoping the New Year brings lots of fun things to Stamp with Sass - I'm looking forward to sharing it with you!

This card is FILLED with lovelies:
Stamps: Dear Lizzy - Bell Flower, PTI - Text Style; Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, PTI Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist; Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Sweetness collection; Tools: PTI Tag Sale 1 die Ribbon: MemrieMare on Etsy; Sassy Somethings: SU Basic Pearls, Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz Accoutrements