Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Woo Hoo, it's time for another Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jeanette's blog, but if you want to start from the beginning, click over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog so that you won't miss any of the treats that are in store for you today through Friday. The full schedule is on the right column of my blog.

The theme is Take a Walk on the Wild Side, as we are featuring five of the cutest animal stamp sets you ever saw: Elly & Friends, Baby Blessings, Owl Celebrations, Sweet Dreams, and Doodle Bird. Scroll down to see the card I posted on Sunday using Elly & Friends.

When I first saw Doodle Bird, I fell in love. The images are just so cute! I truly love the "doodle" look of this stamp set. For my card, I stamped the tree and then used Sweet Pea Flower Soft to make it look a bit like a crepe myrtle.

This is the first time I've used Flower Soft, and I'm hooked! I added a little sparkle by sprinkling glitter after applying the Flower Soft. I learned how to work with Flower Soft and the glitter trick by watching this tutorial by Suzanne Dean.

I was also inspired by Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13. I just love the color combos that girl comes up with, and this is no exception. I'm definitely going to use it again.

Note: I'm looking at my card IRL and it looks SOOO much better than the picture. I think that's because I took the photo at night with artificial light. I'll take another picture in the morning, so if you see this post before then, be sure to come back later for a better look! Edited to add: I took another picture this morning and it definitely looks better... the colors are more true in daylight.

ENABLER ALERT: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a blow-out sale on several stamp sets plus all non-stamp items. Korin is going back to the basics of just selling acrylic and digi stamps, so she's running a sale of 40% to 50% off on several items! Mind you, her inventory is flying off the shelves (so to speak), but there are still great deals to be had. Be sure to check it out! You also have only a couple more days for the Christmas in July Sale. Both sales end Friday, July 31st, so hurry!

Okay, now on to your next stop on the blog hop. Sandy is waiting for you!

Have a great day!

P.S. Don't forget my Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon #2

Happy Sunday! I want to thank those of you who played in my inaugural Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon. It means so much to me. And I hope it was fun for you!

According to, the winner of the LeLo Design stamp is Michelle! Woo hoo! I'll get your prize in the mail to you tomorrow. I hope you enjoy it!

Today's challenge is reflected in the card I'm sharing today... which also combines two other challenges: Mojo Monday Sketch #96 and The Pink Elephant Challenge #24. The Pink Elephant Challenge is a theme challenge: Animals. Perfect timing since I've been itching to ink up Elly & Friends by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I couldn't resist coloring Elly pink. I glammed her up with a rhinestone crown by Heidi Swapp, and created a jeweled necklace with Kaisercraft pink rhinestones. To get the right effect, I paper-toled Elly's head.

The DP is part of the Lemonade collection by Basic Grey. It's hard to see in the photo, but there's lots of stitching with my Janome Sew Mini. I struggled to find the right ribbon for the bow, and after three tries, settled on this one. I'm still not convinced, but I can't find anything better (oddly enough, since I have ribbon galore!). I still wasn't quite satisfied, so I added the rhinestone swirls.

Speaking of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, we are having another blog hop starting on Wednesday and running through Friday. The details are in my sidebar. Please be sure to join us. The theme is Take a Walk on the Wild Side and will feature... ta da...stamps of animals! There are more surprises to come, so stay tuned!

Okay, now on to Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon #2! I wonder what it could be given that I've mentioned just about everything about my card already. Thinking, thinking, thinking... give up? It's the green circle behind Elly! What's so special about that, you might ask? Well, it was something I came up with when my die cutting machine suddenly went on the fritz and I started to panic because the sketch called for circles. How would I manage until my new handle arrives?

So I started digging around, pulling out bins of old punches because I began to have a dim memory of having bought some sort of decorative circle punches long ago. Sure enough, there they were... three decorative edge circle punches by Fiskars. I blew off the dust (ha!) and gave them a try. It required that I pull out another long neglected crafting tool, my Creative Memories circles cutting system, to make the basic circle to feed through the edge punch. It actually turned out kinda cute, I think.

So, this week's challenge is to find an old tool (or tools) that you used long ago when you first started crafting, but have put aside forever because of all the newer, hipper tools that are out today. It can even be an old punch or an old template or cutting system or a certain kind of tool that does some special thing, or whatever you come up with. Be sure to tell us in your post what that item was that you used to create your card (or other paper craft project).

Dig around, blow off the dust, and have fun! Everyone is welcome to participate. One entry per person, please. The deadline is 10 pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8) on August 1, 2009. Please link your project using Mr. Linky.

The randomly chosen winner will receive a tube of Liquid Glue by Stampin Up (retired) and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

I'd love it if you'd share the opportunity with your friends by posting my badge on your blog with a link back to the post category of Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon. Leave me a comment when you do as I'm planning RAK's for randomly chosen bloggers who help me spread the word!

Thanks again my friends. I hope you have a wonderful day, full of blessings!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lifting You in Prayer

It seems like lately I've received so many prayer requests. What am I saying? There are always people who need prayer. Sometimes even me! Perhaps it's just that I've grown in my faith and so my heart is more open to the needs of others. Whatever the reason, I'm always ready and willing to pray for anyone. I believe in the power of prayer. And I'm also keenly aware that "but by the Grace of God, there go I."

So, when one of my Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps DT sisters asked for prayers for her birth mother, who is newly diagnosed with cancer, and for cards to cheer her, I was happy to oblige. This is the card I made. I specifically bought the stamp set Lift Up Our Hands from Our Daily Bread Designs to make cards of encouragement in times of need.

The cardstock, DP and ribbon are from Papertrey Ink. I tied the ribbon through a "keyhole" embellishment by Melissa Frances. And, of course, I did a lot of stitching with my Janome Sew Mini.

Okay, I'm off to tend to my chores... and to prepare for tomorrow's Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon. You won't want to miss it! Have a great day, my friends!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A New Badge and a Treasured Friendship

Check this out!!! My BBFF Kristine Breach created this super cool badge for my new Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon. Isn't it great? What's even greater is what a good friend Kristine is to me. The very best part of blogging is all the amazing people I've met all over the world... people who have become very special to me, who have truly become dear friends (hi there Kristine, Debbie, Michelle, Carolann, Patti J, and Sara!). I just can't believe how lucky I am.

Anyway, I hope you'll decide to play in my challenge. I sorta went out on a limb with this...there are so many challenges out there already. But I'm totally fine with mine being combined with others, and I'll always have a prize up for grabs every week. I'd be honored if you would display my badge on your blog with a link back to my blog. Leave me a comment if you do. There very well could be a prize in it for you!!!

There's still time for this week's challenge described in this post below. It closes midnight Pacific (GMT -8) on Saturday, July 25 (not July 18... thanks for the catch Debbie!) ... which means 5:00 pm Sunday evening for my Aussie friends!

Off I go to my craft room. So many fun things to do, so little time!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ian the Scot!

Hi y'all! Just popping in to post this card for the Farm Fresh Friday sketch challenge at The Greeting Farm. I can't help it, I just LOVE Anya and Ian stamps! This is one of the recent releases, Ian Laddie. I paired him with DP from TGF's Sunny Glen collection. I love how the little deer is peeking up from the corner.

I ended up flipping the sketch upside down. It seemed to fit better with the DP. It's hard to see in the photo because I had to take it in artificial light this evening, but the buckle on his cap and the medallion on his sash are colored with my atYou Spica gold pen for just a touch of sparkle. I also lifted his paper pieced tam o'shanter just a bit in front with a couple of Dimensionals. Ian is, of course, colored with my Copics. That's one of the things I love most about TGF stamps... they are so much fun to color!

By the way. The Greeting Farm has a big Happy Anyaversary Blog Hop planned for August 1st. Click on the badge in the right column of my blog for more information.

Gotta run. It's so hot, I feel like I need to strip down to my tee shirt and shorts and lay under the ceiling fan for awhile. Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget... there's still time to win a cute LeLo Designs stamp by playing along with my challenge. See this post below.

I hope you're staying cool wherever you are!

Christmas in July!!!

Hello my friends! Yes, you're seeing correctly... this IS a Christmas card, and it IS July. It's all to celebrate the Christmas in July specials going on right now at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! All Christmas and Winter stamps are on sale 15% off, and you can get this sweet digi image (part of a set) free as a gift with purchase! In fact, this is just one of three free digi sets you can receive as gifts with purchase!!!

Seems like every year I plan to make my Christmas cards, which means I tell myself that I'm going to start making them several months in advance... but every year that doesn't happen and I end up sneaking off to Hallmark and buying my cards. I'm feeling pretty motivated now that I've made my first Christmas card of the year. Try it and you'll see what I mean!

This is also a card for this week's sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop. The spin is Christmas in July. It was hard to pick which of the three digis to use, but I finally settled on Santa Bear. We Hjulbergs have a fondness for Santa Bears. Not to mention, we have a hard time waiting to open presents until Christmas day!

Gosh, right about now, with all this heat, I wouldn't mind if it were December!

Other deets: the DP is by Papertrey Ink. I colored the image with my Copics, but I added some sparkle to the bulbs on the tree, the bear's hat, and the bow on the present with my atYou Spica pens. I also used some white Fun Flock for the snow, and used my Zig Painty pen to add gold to the label holder (from SU's Hodgepodge Hardware). It's hard to see these details in the photo, so I took a close-up. It's still hard to see in the close-up, but trust me... the sparkle and snow really look great in real life.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. And don't forget, there's still time to win a prize if you enter my challenge, described in this post below. Right now, the chances of winning look pretty good! LOL

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hey there! This is something I made up quickly for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #12. Whew, I barely made it on time thanks to my son hogging the computer (ha!). I've been wanting to try one of her color challenges for awhile, but never seem to get my cards made on time. There's that pesky little detail about working full time...

Anyway, I love Dawn's work and her cool color combos are something she is known for. I did stick mainly to Papertrey Ink colors (Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Scarlett Jewel and Vintage Cream), which happened to match perfectly with Basic Grey's Lemonade DP. The stamp is from the Bird Watching set designed by Melissa Bickford for Papertrey Ink. Love it! Although I don't think I did it justice. For one, I was having problems with Copic marker bleed on the cream paper. And, for another, I was in a hurry, and I'm not a very good speed stamper. But there you have it!

I tried to make the birdhouses look weathered by using my Copic Blender pen to remove some color. The strip behind the image was punched with an EK Success border punch. I'm not sure what it's called, but it's one of those thin flat punches that locks down flat for easier storage.

Well, I must dash and get a couple of things done this evening. I hope you have a great night (or day, depending on when you read this). Stay tuned for tomorrow's post feature Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas in July!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Matryoshka (say what?) and a Challenge!

Hello my friends! Have you missed me? I was down with a bit of a stomach bug for a few days, which wiped me out. I might have lost a few pounds, though, which is good. TMI, I'm sure!

Anyway, when I finally felt up to stamping, my mojo apparently had a bug as well... or should I say, had bugged out...and I was stumped, pure and simple. I even printed off several challenges, but nothing was coming to me. Then I came across this little stamp set I recently bought for about $2... it's by Basic Grey.

I've always been fascinated with nesting dolls. I was thinking they were called Babushkas for some reason. So I Googled and found out that, yes, some are called Babushka, but that describes a type of these dolls, which are really called "matryoshka." If you want to know more, I found this site with a History of Russion Nesting Dolls.

This card is very simple (which is just what I needed to get my mojo started). The images paired perfectly (I think) with this paper by October Afternoon. I was rooting around for a sentiment to stamp in the upper right, when I stumbled across this clear medallion which... although perhaps impossible to see in the photo... actually contains a floral image much like that in the paper. It was self-adhesive, so I punched out a bit of the patterned paper and mounted the medallion on top, then punched a red circle mat and made my embellishment. I wish the pattern lined up a bit better, but by the time I thought of that, the stick was already stuck. The finishing touch was a bit of this vintage lace from Taylored Expressions. Oh, and the ink is Pure Poppy by Papertrey Ink.

Very simple, but I love it!

Now for the challenge part. When I found the medallion I used in my card, it was in a cup of misc items that I had tossed aside to use one day on a card. It sat there for months... so long, I've forgotten where I got it in the first place. So, here's the deal. I'm going to call this "Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon." To play along, make a card and incorporate something laying around your work station or that you've been saving aside for a looooong time to use someday. Someday is now! All who enter the challenge will be eligible to win this cute stamp from LeLo Design by Stampavie. It is a brand new stamp in the original package, but I tried to take a picture close up and without too much glare.

Here's the deal, you can combine this with any other challenge you might be working on this week. I know there are so many challenges, and so little time, so this is meant to be fun and to stimulate your creativity. Be sure to mention in your blog post or online gallery the item(s) that you FINALLY used on your card. The deadline is Saturday, July 25th at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. And, yes, my friends from Australia, Canada and the UK are all welcome to participate!

I'm trying Mr. Linky in hopes it will make it easier to post your card. Also, if you post at SCS, please use the key word CFASA1. If this works out, I'll keep hosting a challenge each Sunday. I've got lots of stash to give as prizes!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I'll be back soon with more to share!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Club Anya VSN!

Those of you who visit my blog often know that I'm particularly keen on The Greeting Farm stamps... especially the Anyas and the Ians. They are so cute and sooooo much fun to color! Well, tonight, Club Anya is hosting a Virtual Stamp Night. They posted the challenges ahead of time, thank goodness, or I would have been hard pressed to play. I'm not good at speed stamping!

One of the three is a sketch challenge. When I saw the two ovals, the first thing I thought of was to pair Hula Anya with Hope and Grace Sing. They are perfect together! And since it's summer time... and vacation time... who wouldn't want to be relaxing in Hawaii at a luau? I would definitely be doing the happy (hula) dance if it were me! {LOL}

The cardstock and DP comes from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit. The surfboard and starfish are K&Company (I changed the color of the flowers with a Copic marker). I finished off my card with four Dew Drops. The greeting is from Gina K.

Another challenge was to, "Create your best disco, retro, psychadelic, or "trippy" card." Well, I confess that in the 60's, I was a mere child... and we spent most of the 60's overseas (my dad was in the Air Force). But the 70's I definitely do remember, and are what I refer to as my "ill spent youth." I won't say more on that subject. (*grin*)

I naturally thought of Hope and Grace Peace for this card. Again, the cardstock and DP are from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit (I just love those kits... they come with so many wonderful, coordinated goodies, it makes it super easy to put a card together).

For this card, I played with the 7/11 SFYTT sketch. Fun! I cut out part of a Prima crystals swirl for the "circle" element. I also used my atYou Spica pens to add a bit of sparkle to the peace sign and center of the flowers on her hairband.

I just love this image. I can't help but think of my friend Susan's sweet daughter Lauren when I see it. Lauren is crazy about peace signs.

Okay, I'm off to check in on the Club Anya VSN festivities, and also the Papertrey Ink release party. I'm in stamp release heaven right now!!!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! Have a great evening.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Have a Cherry Happy Day!

Hello my friends! Today I have a happy card to share... a "cherry" happy card. Don't you just love this DP? It's from the Early Bird collection by Cosmo Cricket. Let me just say that Cute Stamp + Cute Paper = Very Easy Card! In this case, the cute stamp is actually another of the wonderful digis offered by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Sweet as Pie... and is it ever! I love the images and sentiments in this set and plan to use them again and again!

And a great sketch doesn't hurt, either. This week's sketch over at The Sweet Stop is awesome! Please join us and play. I don't think you have to have SNSS stamps to participate... but if you don't have any, then what are you waiting for? A sale? Well, we've got that, too! Be sure to check the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps website for details on the Christmas in July special offer, which includes exclusive gift(s) with purchase!!!

If you're anxious to play before your new rubber arrives, there are plenty of fun digi stamps to play with. New ones are released every week. Check out this week's offering, Doggy Days. Hey Susan, that looks a lot like Pepper to me!!! Jump on it, girlfriend!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm helping a friend with a garage sale today, and then I MUST catch up on laundry and such at home since I was gone last weekend, but I hope to get into my craft room for some stamping therapy at some point. I hope you can, too! Until next time, stay cool!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

See the Miracles in Each Day

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) is sponsoring the CPS Sketch this week! And what a cool sketch it is. If you haven't already, jump in with your interpretation and you may win a prize from SNSS!

For my card, I used In His Time, one of the June releases from SNSS. Isn't that a gorgeous butterfly? I love it! And the sentiments are simply wonderful. I especially love this one... "see the miracles in each day." Even in the darkest moments, there are still miracles all around us.

My DP is from the White Out collection by We R Memory Keepers. The stitching is actually rub-ons. I colored the butterfly with my Copic markers, but then glittered them up with my atYou Spica pens.

Today was Michael Jackson's memorial service. I was a huge fan of Michael's in the early 80's. In fact, I went to a Jacksons concert at Dodger stadium in November 1984... I was eight months pregnant with my eldest son. That was the Victory tour, and around the time that "Billy Jean" and "Thriller" were popular... the peak, I think, of Michael's career. He surely was a wonderful entertainer... so talented, so much fun to watch, so much fun to dance to his music. Hearing his music takes me back. I have the Thriller album on vinyl (pristine condition, I might add).

I also love a lot of the old Jackson 5 music. I remember watching the Jackson 5 cartoon when I was a kid. I guess you could say I grew up with Michael since he and I are just a year apart in age. I'm sorry that somewhere along the line he seemed to derail and became the subject of so much suspicion and criticism. I have my own opinions on that, but it doesn't really matter. It's not for me to judge. I do think he was one of the greatest entertainers of all time, and I'm sorry to see his life end so soon. His comeback would have been a thing to behold. Rest in peace Michael.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Very Special Blog Award

Since I'm on the road, I have no cards to share today, but rather something else that is very special and important to me. I received this awesome blog award from my dear friend and BBFF (Best Blogging Friend Forever) Kristine Breach. Kristine and I became friends because of our mutual love for the Lord. I saw a post on her blog in which she asked for prayers for a loved one, I replied back, and the rest, as they say, is history! She is a very special friend and blessing to me, that is for sure. So thank you Kristine for honoring me with this award. It means so much!

Without a doubt, I'd pass this award to Kristine. But now it's my turn to pass it along to others. I'm sure some of these ladies have already received this award, but I want to make sure they are all recognized... they are my sisters in Christ with whom I serve on the Design Team for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I'm so blessed to be a part of this group, you have no idea. I recently sent a prayer and RAK request to them for a dear friend who is battling cancer, and they immediately jumped at the chance to lift my friend up in prayer and send her cards to encourage and strengthen her spiritually.

So, this is for you, ladies: Janette Olen, Shannon Pankow, Nancy Brown, Courtney Fowler, Jeanette Comerford, Lorie Souther, Connie Babbert, Sandy Domelle. Suzy Haghighi, Teresa Kline, Deedee Anderson, Leah Cornelius, Belinda Chang, Chris Dickenson, Ceal Pritchett, and last, but certainly not least, our own Korin Sutherland.

And can I say what a talented group this is? I'm bowled over every time I see their creations.

I would also like to pass this award to another BBFF Patti J. If you visit her blog, you'll know why!

Okay, the troops (i.e., Paul, Avery and my MIL) are anxiously waiting for me to get off the computer and get ready to go shop for a new recliner. I'm going to have to talk them into stopping at a craft store along the way...

Have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to my American friends! Again, this was a super quick card I put together before dashing off to Arizona. I used today's sketch from The Sweet Stop, as well as a digi image from a digi stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Celebrate America. Can I just say once again that if you haven't tried digi stamps, you should? The newest digi set called Sweet as Pie by Tami Mayberry for SNSS is posted on the front page... just scroll down and you'll see it. And while you're there, be sure to check out this month's special sale and gift(s) with purchase, Christmas in July. You must also check out the Firecracker Festival going on during the month of July.

When I get home, I'll be featuring some cards made with the ultra sweet "gift with purchase" digi stamps you can get from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month. I'll be ready to think snow after all this heat. Speaking of which, not only is it super hot here in AZ, but now the monsoons have rolled in so it's humid. Yay! I just love free sauna's... NOT. {LOL} Of course, on the plus side, maybe it'll steam off some pounds...

Okay, enough complaining about the heat. I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July, however you choose to spend it. Ours will be pretty low key. The only fireworks we'll see (i.e., little poppers and such we bought at Target) will be those Avery and Paul set off in the street. But we'll have good eats beforehand, and hopefully a bit of scrapbooking for me this afternoon, so it's all good!

God Bless America!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Greetings from Arizona!

Hey y'all! (That's the southern belle in me coming out...hee hee.) Greetings from Arizona, where it is currently 93 degrees at 9:45 in the morning. It was 99 degrees when I went to bed last night at 10:00. They are expecting a high today of a balmy 105! Gee, this is just my favorite type of weather... NOT. It's a good thing we love my MIL so much or we would never venture from "the frying pan into the fire" temps. They are a good 10 degrees hotter here than in Riverside (at the hottest point of the day... right now it's 70 degrees at home), and the nights stay hot here.

On the plus side, I'm away from work, away from home, and all the attendant stresses, so I will finally have time to relax, catch up on my blog surfing, and even do some scrapbooking (naturally, I brought some stuff with me... what else is a girl to do when it's too hot to go outside?) I needed this break sooooo badly. Even the boys stayed behind... except for Avery... so I don't have anyone pulling at me (much). Bliss!

I've been meaning to share this with you... as if you probably haven't seen it already... but Pink Cat Studio is hosting a fundraising event for Make-A-Wish Foundation in honor of Ethan Weiman, who passed into the arms of our loving God at the tender age of 5 after a battle with neuroblastoma. Melissa has designed the cutest Lily and Billy digi stamps (called Cowboy Ethan and Cowgirl Ava for the Weiman children) that you can purchase, with the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Even if you don't stamp, you can still download, print and let your kids color these adorable pictures! Only $6 for the entire set!

My sample was done in a huge hurry before I left town, so it isn't very good... and I messed up on Cowgirl Ava's face... don't look... ah you looked, didn't you? But I'm posting anyway, because I want to support this very worthy cause. Also, of course I MEANT to stamp the greeting crooked so that the pony could read it better. {LOL} Seriously, this isn't about my card... it's about giving to children with catastrophic illnesses. So please download today (if you haven't already).

Also, the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog hop continues, so check my side bar and be sure to take a look at all the wonderful eye candy the DT has to offer!

I'll be back tomorrow with another post. And I'll be catching up with your blogs soon, so stay tuned! I've missed all my friends and the fun these past couple of weeks while life's stresses and demands have interfered with my happy time.

Love and hugs to you all!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SNSS Blog Hop - Sweets for the Sweet!

Hello there! I'm so excited because today is my first official day as a Jr Design Team member for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! We are having a Blog Hop to say goodbye to some of the DT, starting with yesterday's post by Korin on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog. If you didn't Hop yesterday, be sure to start there and then follow along to see the posts by the gals who are leaving the DT. I'm sorry I never got to work with them. From all I've seen and heard, they will definitely be missed.

Today's portion of the Blog Hop again starts on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog, so if you arrived here before starting there, be sure and click over and follow along to enjoy all of the great eye candy being posted today.

My card uses one of my favorite stamp sets from the June release, Birthday Buddies. Aren't those images just the cutest??? They remind me of cartoons my boys used to watch... Little Bear and Franklin. The best part is that there are a lot of little images that you can use to build a scene. If I were you, I'd grab your set now before they sell out!

My little fox is colored with Copics, cut out and mounted with Dimensionals to give the card some depth. I followed The Sweet Stop sketch for this week. The DP is by We R Memory Keepers from the White Out collection. I stitched the white mat with embroidery floss, just for fun. I think I'll send this card to my sister Linda, whose birthday is next week.

Now hop on over to Shannon's blog to see what sweetness she's come up with. Thanks for stopping by!