Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop April Release #2

Today is just so full of excitement! This is my second post for the day, so if you're looking for the new CASology post, scroll on down!

Sweet Stamp Shop is releases the second round of sweet goodness today!  You're not going to miss out because these new sets are THE cutest!  Hey, don't I say that about all the Sweet Stamp Shop sets...I just can't help stating the obvious!

Just take a look...

I am such a big hedgehog enthusiast when it comes to stamps!  When I saw this set was about to be released, I could hardly contain my excitement!  Aren't these little critters so sweet?!  I used little black gemstones for their adorable little noses!  Take a look at the rest of the Hedgehog Kiss set:

Next up?!  How about a little Artsy Fartsy fun!

I added a little gloss to the tip of the paintbrush for a wet paint look.  I couldn't resist making another card with the cute little glue bottle...

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (Artsy Fartsy, Mr. Octopus - sentiment)

Take a look at the rest of this set!

I'm thinking I'll use this for end-of-the-year school cards for DS1 & DS2's teacher gifts!

The third set in the new release contains even more cuteness!  (Does the cuteness ever stop?!)  How about a little sea creature who has a thing for coffee and donuts?!  Mr. Octopus is just learning how to use today's modern technology, but hasn't quite figured out that food and computers don't mix...

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (Mr. Octopus, Today Was)

I used the grid from the Today Was set as a background.  I actually applied gloss to the icing on the donuts, but this particular photo doesn't show it well.  Orange Stickles were applied to his stylin' spectacles and clear gemstones were adhered to the corners.  Yep, he's into fashion statements too.  Take a look at the rest of this fun stamp set:

Now head on over to the Sweet Blog to see the fourth new release set and more sweet design team creativity!  You'll want to grab the sets you love right away because there is a discount code for you to use on the new release and it is only good for TODAY...Code = AR10!

It's errand day here, so now I'm off into the sunshine!  I had a busy weekend and am getting my balance back slowly, but surely.  Sorry about the missing Happiness Is posts lately.  I am definitely still happy, just lacking in blogging time the last little while.  Hoping for smoother sailing now!

Have a terrific Tuesday!


CASology #91: Ransom NOTE

Today marks the beginning of a brand new cue word week over at CASology!  Like many of the cue words, this week's word can be interpreted more than one way!

I took off in a direction that will give away the fact that I'm a big mystery novel lover.  Oh, and I have a thing for chocolate too...

Sweet Stamp Shop is sponsoring CASology this week, so I used one of their many fantastic stamp sets on my card, Alpha Tabs.  I added a few chocolate looking ink smudges for good measure and then had this crazy idea that I should crumple the ransom note a bit because, after all, isn't that the official way to make it look like I mean business?!  I preserved white space by using small letters to create both dimension and interest.  The message is the focal point of the card!

Please be sure and go take a look at the Sweet Stamp Shop's new release that is kicking off today!  You'll want to take advantage of the discount code over at CASology for 10% off (today only) in the Sweet Shop on the new release sets!

Also, go say hello to the CASology design team members and this week's guest designer on their personal blogs!  They work so hard each week to provide inspiration for you and they would love to hear from you!


Be sure and link up your own NOTE creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win this week's Sweet prize!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CASology 89: Wet


It's Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  With April rains beginning to fall, this word made me think of umbrellas.

Stamps:  Tim Holtz
I decided to pop up the sentiment a little for dimension and also added some dew drops and gemstones to guide the eye around the card.  Notice I kept my embellishments clustered in three groups.  Love this particular image!

Go take a look at the rest of the design team members' blogs as well as this week's guest designer photo gallery!  You'll find lots of fantastic inspiration!


Don't forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win this week's prize from STAMPlorations!

Another day of laundry as well as errands awaiting, so it's off I go!

Have a terrific Tuesday!