Thursday, November 19, 2015

Butterfly Flourish and a Snowman

Hello,  Friends!  I have two posts today so if you are looking for Red Rubber Designs check HERE!

 All month long at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps we are revisiting some of our favorite sets and today's feature is Butterfly Flourish!  

I have had a lot of fun designing with this gorgeous stamp set.  The flourishes  flow gracefully among the gorgeous butterflies and I absolutely love the sentiment style!

For my first card, I used a previously made background and simply stamped the flourish and sentiment. I added a piece of glitter paper and gems for a quick and pretty card!


For my next card, I once again used a previously made background and stamped the image. I stamped the image a second time on a separate piece of cardstock, colored the butterflies with Chameleon Pens, then fussy cut each butterfly and added them to the card!



In celebration of Sweet N Sassy's 8th birthday, we are doing a little "About Me" segment so here's a little bit about me!

We have lived in Georgia for 25 years and in January my husband and I will celebrate our 26th anniversary!  We have a busy year ahead as our oldest is a senior in High School and will be transitioning to college. Yikes!  How did that happen so quickly? Our daughter is a freshman in High School and I think she is looking forward to having some "only" child time at home next year!  

I started stamping a little over four years ago when I decided to create "thank you" cards for my children's teachers.  One of their teachers told me about the Splitcoaststampers community and the rest, as they say, is history.   I made stamping friends on the forums, found loads of tutorials as well as daily gallery inspiration  AND discovered Sweet N Sassy Stamps during a release party held at Splitcoaststampers.  I fell in love with Sweet N Sassy Stamps beautiful designs and inspirational sentiments so much so that I can still remember going into great detail with my mom about the stamp set God's Purpose while talking on the phone with her one evening.





One of the happiest moments in my stamping journey came in November 2013 when Lydia, manager of Splitcoaststampers invited me to join the Dirty Dozen team.  My very first card that I posted for the November DD featured Sweet N Sassy Stamps Mini Tags & Sentiments clear Stamp and Mini Tags Die Set and Cathy McCauley was the first person to comment on my card!



Sweet N Sassy Stamps has been part of my stamping almost from the very beginning so you can imagine my delight and awe when I was asked in December 2014 to be on the design team!

I am inspired by so many talented artists but Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Lydia Fiedler are among the top designers that I love to watch on youtube.  They create gorgeous cards and inspire me to try new techniques.

I have grown leaps and bounds as a stamper because right from the beginning I found an online stamping community where I made friends and had access to a huge amount of tutorials so my advice to new stampers is find a community, youtube channel and/or bloggers to follow and inspire you.  Practice, practice, practice your art and pay attention to what makes you happy while creating and keep DOING that!!!

I love working with Sweet N Sassy Stamps so it's super hard to choose a favorite but I can say that the Sweet N Sassy stamp set that I have used the most is Welcome Jesus.  I just love the expression of joy on the snowman's face! 


I created my night sky with the help of the Splitcoaststampers tutorial: Outer Space Background.



Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me!




6 comments:

  1. Oh Angie I do love your cards - the placement of the feature panel on the first one is fabulous, and I do love the snowman!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. All of these cards are fantastic. Love the snowman and your outer space background. Enjoyed really a little about you. Thanks for all your inspiration. Linda

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  3. i always love that sweet snow man. i have the digi. i really should get the real deal and the die for him.

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  4. Oh, Angie, I visited the SNSS blog earlier this morning and left a comment, but I loved reading all about you and count it a blessing that we've become great friends. And I love each and every card. I especially love what you've done with the Butterfly Flourish stamp! That's one that's always captured me. And I have God's Purpose but don't have that adorable snowman. Hmm, you are an enabler! Two more things on my wish list! Haha! Hugs!

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  5. Oh, I so enjoyed spending some time with you now and getting to know you a bit better, Angie!!!! And what great cards you have here!!! The butterflies absolutely shine against the wonderful bgs you created!!! What a beautiful stamp that is!!!! Love the cute bird, the fun tea pot and the fabulous night sky on the other cards!!!!! Such wonderful creations, my friend!!!
    Hugz

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  6. All your cards are wonderful and such a joy to see. I must check out the other SweetNSassy blogs, I have so many of Korin's stamps and many have yet to see ink. Maybe I'll find some inspiration and get them out and use them. thanks for sharing.

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