Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Childhood – Journey Blog Hoppers Hop

It’s time for another blog hop! This months theme is Childhood.

If  you arrived here from Heather’s blog, then you are right on track. If not just keep hopping along until you come full circle.

I had a bit of fun with my card this time. I love playing & experimenting. I saw a card on Pinterest from another company & decided to translate the sketch design into my card for this hop. I also had recently taken a class featuring the art of Laurel Burch & incorporated that too. Here is what I came up with in design:

I know several little girls that would love this card!

I started by making the colored circle. I took a Color Splash sheet & heavily spritzed it with water on both sides then started dropping Sweet Berry, Lavender Fusion & Pineapple Smoothie Splashes into the water on the Splash sheet.  When the color started to blob, I spritzed the sheet more. I set the sheet aside to dry.

I don’t work in gold a lot as I much prefer silver, but there is something about the thin gold lines in Laurel Burch art that is very appealing with the rich color. Much like the thin gold accents found in Washi or Yuzen paper, another favorite of mine. I stamped the angel from the Guardian Angel set in clear pigment ink & embossed in Gold embossing powder. I used my Color Splash Pencils & a Journey Blending Brush filled with water to color my angel. I left the wings uncolored, added glue & sprinkled with Sparkle Cuts. I cut my little angel out with the matching die.

Next I worked on the Whip Cream card base. I stamped the sentiment from Be Happy in Lavender Fusion. I took the large stars from Create Confetti, stamped them in clear ink & embossed with White Embossing powder.  They are subtle but add great tone on tone interest to the card with a bit of shine. After the Splash sheet was dry, I cut a circle out with Journey Circles & popped it & the angel on the circle with Journey Foam Squares.

Next up on the hop is Betsye’s blog.

It’s a short but fun hop this month! Please leave some love in the comments of each artist, it’s always appreciated.

2. Heather 

 

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February Card Buffet Part 2

Welcome back!

Today I am posting the last 4 cards from my February Card Buffet.  Check them out:

 

Aren’t these Color Cross cards beautiful? There are 2 because I colored them differently with the Confectionary Days Panpastels within the silver embossed outlines. The lovely flower card was made with the Amazing Day stamp set from the Bloom This Way mini catalog & colored with the Color Burst pencils.

 

I was trying to incorporate a couple of cards into the set that could easily be used for guys. The pup yesterday & the world card today are what I came up with. Again if you are not a Bloom Box subscriber, you will be waiting a couple of more months before  you can order the My World stamp set. It looks gray but the mat for the globe axis is brushed silver for just a touch of elegance on this card. The Bunny Bum was just pure fun. Unfortunately I had nothing on hand to create a fluffy white tail. The sentiment is from Happy Eggster which is a free Bloom Benefit. With every $50 you order, you can pick a Bloom Benefit for free all year round. We all like bonus & free items! Bloom Benefits include stamps, dies & embellishment pieces, there are several to choose from.

I hope you enjoyed this look at February’s Buffet cards. Think about joining in on April 29th for the next Card Buffet.  For March 25th, I will be hosting an RG Presents Spring into Summer event instead of a card buffet. There will be more RG Presents events this year. Stay tuned for more info.

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February Card Buffet Part 1

Welcome back to my blog!

I’m  running a bit behind my goal to get 2 blog posts in a week but determined to make this week work. Life is still just upside down enough that I also am not getting my samples done as early as I’d like but I’m improving.

Most months of 2017 I will be offering a Card Buffet on the last Saturday of the month. It will include 8 cards for $1 each & you can make as many as you like. Now in order to keep it budget friendly these are simple, basic cards with just a touch of WOW. Also at this price point everyone is required to bring their own adhesives. It works really well & leftover card kits are modified either for Cards for the Troops or the Salvation Army to bless others.

In this post, I am highlighting the first 4 cards.

   

These cards feature our FSJ ATS stamps, perfect size for quick cards as well as Artist Trading cards and very affordable for starting your stamp collection. I also used our newest embossing folders for a bit of dimension. Fun! You can check out the newest products in the Bloom This Way mini catalog, but you’ll need to hurry as this is the last month before the Spring into Summer catalog launches April 1st.

  

These cards are so yummy! I cased the butterfly idea from a fellow coach because it’s so pretty. If you are not a Bloom Box subscriber you are going to have to wait a couple of months to purchase the butterfly. Bloom Boxes are so much fun & at $24.95 plus shipping a great way to treat yourself to a new stamp set & 4 cards kits, plus learn some new techniques each month. Bloom Boxes are a 6 month minimum commitment. You’ll get to play with brand new stamp sets a full 3 months before they are released for everyone to buy.

I used Panpastels on both of these cards for the fabulous bold color. On the banner card, I stamped the background in clear pigment ink & then colored with the Panpastels. The butterfly is stamped in Black Licorice & then colored.

 

Thanks for popping by! Stay tuned for Part 2 of the February Card Buffet.

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Another Dude Card

Welcome back to my blog!

There are pluses & minuses to working your own business from home, the most challenging one being time dedicated to the business. So I am going to challenge myself to post twice a week during the month of March & see if I can develop a new habit of posting more regularly. And don’t forget you can find more of my business posts over on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/SassyAngelSStudio/    I will often do quick posts of cards & artwork there as well as Fun Stampers Journey promotions & class reminders.

Our youngest son’s birthday is in February & like most of the guys in my family, well…let’s just say they don’t really care if we celebrate their birthday or not, or if they get a handmade card. However, we have a standing tradition of a family birthday dinner. Sometimes at a favorite restaurant & sometimes take out at home, playing board games & visiting.  I let Colton off the hook the past year or two with no card, so this year I made sure to create one for him.

I originally thought I might use this card for the Dude Blog hop & then decided to make the motorcycle card instead.

I used one of the prints from our Mother Nature collection for the background, layered on a Lemongrass card base. I happened to pick up the Pennant Fun dies at Leadership & decided they fit the patterned paper perfectly. I cut out my Whip Cream pennant with the piercing element for detail. I choose the Bike Life stamp set & embossed the bike with silver embossing powder. I then layered it on a Riverstone mat that I hand trimmed to be a little closer than the next size die cut which was too big for the card. The happy birthday sentiment is from the Rock Notes set & is silver embossed on the patterned paper. I whipped this card up in under 30 minutes, great when you need a card quick.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take some time out of your busy schedule to do something fun this week!

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Dude Journey Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Journey Blog Hoppers Hop!

If you arrived here from Becky’s  blog then you are right on track. No worries if you didn’t just keep hopping until you come full circle.

The theme for this month’s hop is Dude. It seems really easy to design feminine & general cards but a lot of us just draw a blank when it comes to designing a card for the guys. I find it especially challenging since I live with techno geeks not sports fanatics. I often choose nature or vehicles when designing masculine cards & this month is no exception.  I started my design process by flipping through my stamp sets & seeing what grabbed my attention. Having just modified a store-bought card with a car on it for a friend, I gravitated towards my FSJ Let’s Ride motorcycle stamp. Here is the result:

When the weather is warm, we see a lot of motorcycles here in Oklahoma. I made this card to reflect leaving the OKC metro area behind & hitting the open road. This card can easily be used for many different occasions.

The card base is Pomegranate Splash with Brushed Silver & Pool Play layers. I used the Journey Long Rectangles to create the horizon line & added a strip of Denim Days embossed with the new Love Stripes Embossing folder to the bottom. I needed a “city” so I used the Build-A Skyscraper stamp set to make my buildings. I used Pool Play ink for the buildings so they were more in the background. Tone on tone offers a softer effect. The sentiment is from the Hit The Road stamp set. I then stamped the Let’s Ride motorcycle on Whip Cream in Pomegranate Splash ink & fussy cut around the image. I then pulled out my Silver Silk & highlighted the lights & some of the chrome areas on the cycle. A touch of River Stone PanPastels beneath the bike softened the stark white so it blended with the card more. The motorcycle is popped with Journey Foam Squares.

Be sure to check out all the artists on the hop & leave some love in a comment. Your next stop on the hop is Betsye’s blog.

Here is the complete blog list:

4. Ruth Cooper – You are here
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All You Need is Love February Blog Hop with The Savvy 7

Welcome back to my blog! Today I am hopping with The Savvy 7 as a guest blogger.

Our theme for February is All You Need is Love and I chose a classic white on white card featuring some great Fun Stampers Journey products.

I like to create Valentine cards that can also be used for Weddings & Anniversaries. I used Whip Cream cardstock for this particular card but will often raise the elegance level by using our white Pearled Basics paper.  This card features the I Heart Embossing Folder from the new Bloom This Way mini catalog. I just love the little hearts. I took our White Liner adhesive sheet & attached it to the Whip Cream cardstock to cut out the Decorative Hearts Die. I then peeled away the remaining adhesive backing & added Sparkle Cuts to the delicate die cut. I cut a separate solid heart from the die to back it with. The sentiment comes from Banner Sentiments. I masked off the word forever & stamped the Love in Clear Pigment ink, embossed with Silver embossing powder & diecut with an Ovals die. The background, heart & sentiment are all popped with Foam Squares to add dimension & interest. A couple of Rhinestones with a Sparkle Heart complete the card. It is much more dynamic & sparkly in person.

 

Thank-you for visiting my blog today. Be sure to check out all The Savvy 7 projects.



 

 

 

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Welcome to 2017 & Sassy Angel’S Studio Fun

Happy Late New Year!

2016 ended with my husband having a heart attack 2 days before Christmas & so I kind of have been behind the power curve since then. He is fine & I’m ready to get Sassy Angel’S Studio off & running for 2017.

I updated the Information & Current Class pages so be sure to check them out. I am working on  Mixed Media Canvas & Spring Wreath classes so stayed tuned for  upcoming class dates.

I did get to go to the Fun Stampers Journey Lead With Heart Leadership Conference in January. Lots of great things in store for 2017. Be sure to check out the new virtual tour RG Presents Spring  Into Summer & join me in the Studio. Going to be lots of fun!

Here are a couple of highlights from Leadership.

 Pictures with Gabby & Richard & most of the Amazing Bloomers who attended.

 My main swaps for the event.

Friday night we went on the High Roller Ferris Wheel. The pretty fountain was on the promenade. My picture on the ride & the wheel with my fabulous upline Deb & her husband in the foreground.

My make & takes from the event.

I learned a lot & will be working to make 2017 the best year yet for Sassy Angel’S Studio.

Stay tuned for my 1st blog hop of the year tomorrow with The Savvy 7.

Blessings & Hugs,

Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Fun Stampers Journey Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome back to my blog and this months Journey Holiday Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Crissy’s blog  then you are right on track. If not just keep hopping right along & you’ll come full circle.

This month’s theme is holiday and I chose to do something a little different.

I decided to use the Bloom Cluster die, some Cranberry Bliss & some Pearled Basics paper in white to create my focal image on my card. I started with a Limeade Splash card base. I embossed Silent Night from the Oh Holy stamp set in Gold Embossing powder. I then added a splashed background with my Gold & Silver Silks. I attached my Bloom Cluster die cuts & a few rhinestones for a simple elegant card.

As you read this, I am traveling home from a Christmas trip to Nashville Tennessee. I took very limited supplies with me on my trip. This helps me think outside the box. It also shows that with just a few items & one holiday stamp set that you can create a variety of cards on a budget. Creating can be as budget friendly as you need it to be, while still allowing you to add in a new purchase here & there to your stash. For the New Year, take a fresh look at your supplies & see how many possibilities are there. When you pick up a new purchase think of how many different ways you might  be able to create with it. A good suggestion is if you can make 3 different projects with it, it’s a good purchase.

Stayed tuned for the new Bloom This Way mini catalog launching Jan. 1st. You might just find a new supply or 2 that might have endless possibilities for creating.

Hop on over & check out what  Kim Lamos has created.

Blog Roll:

2. Ruth Cooper – You are here
Thanks for hopping by! Have a truly Merry Christmas!
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Be Amazing Blog Hop

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Welcome back to my blog & the Fun Stampers Journey Be Amazing Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Betsye Rose’s blog you are right on track. If not, no worries, just keep hopping until you come full circle.

This month we are featuring the Be Amazing Collection. This collection is fun, vibrant & has possibilities for endless creating.

I made an encouragement card. Everyone needs a day brightener now & then. The Amazing neon colors deliver sunshine & smiles & would definitely chase away the winter blues.

 

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This card features a Black Licorice card base with a Whip Cream layer stamped with the Amazing Hearts background stamp & Turbo Teal Fusion ink. I accented the hearts with Outrageous Pink & Electric Lime Silks using a stylus tip. The center of the card is trading card size & has an Orange Rave mat, layered with a Cosmic Grape background embossed with the Yummy Dots embossing folder & popped with Journey Foam Squares onto the Amazing Hearts background. The sentiment is from the Rock Notes stamp set & was stamped with Turbo Teal Fusion ink first, then stamped with Clear Pigment ink & embossed with Clear Embossing Powder with a touch of Sparkle Dust mixed in. I die cut the sentiment with Journey Tag Elements dies & layered on a black mat and popped onto the Cosmic Grape background. I used a heart & star from the Amazing Accents painted with Outrageous Pink & Electric Lime silks. A few Outrageous Pink, Electric Lime & Orange Rave sequins finish off the card with style.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hop on over to Kim’s blog next and enjoy her amazing creation.

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Here is the Blog Roll of all our participants.

2. Ruth Cooper –  You are Here
Have a Wonderfully Blessed Thanksgiving!
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Blog Hop, Cards, Faith Based Art, Fun Stampers Journey, Scripture Art

Faith Journey Blog Hop

 

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Welcome back to my blog & the Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Faith Journey Hop! If you arrived here from Carol’s blog then you are right on track. If not, no worries, keep hopping & you’ll come full circle.

How we express our faith is different & unique to everyone. I usually don’t post a lot of “religious” stuff. I try to live by, though imperfectly, the 2 commands Jesus gave us. To love God with all our heart, soul & mind and to love our neighbors. Being the hands & feet of Jesus by loving & serving others is my small part in this world & it’s taken me a long time & a lot of grace to discover this.

One of the ways I absolutely have always loved to share is by encouraging others. Everyone can use a smile, kindness, thoughtful deed or some other small act to brighten their lives.

During October, Fun Stampers Journey is hosting a Be Brave Card Drive for breast cancer patients & their caregivers. Anyone battling any type of cancer is in for a rough road & faith can play an important part in the patients or their families journey. So I chose to make a pink ribbon card & use the Through the Storm stamp set.

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Pink cards don’t have to be all pink. I used Huckleberry Fusion for the card base. The designer paper is a lovely ombre from the Party Pop Prints paper pack. I embossed the print with the Above the Clouds embossing folder & then highlighted the edges of the clouds with Bubble Gum Panpastels. I used the Heartfelt dies & piercing elements for the heart, which I also edged in Bubble Gum Panpastel. The sentiment is stamped in Watermelon Fusion & the heart is popped up with Journey Foam Squares. Unfortunately, I realized I had not yet purchased any FSJ pink ribbon so I raided my sewing stash for the ribbon & added a Sparkle Heart embellishment to the center. Pink ribbon will definitely be on my next order.

I’ll send this card off with a prayer that it brightens up the day for a patient or their family.

If you would like to send in a card before the end of October to the Be Brave Card Drive, you can check out the details here:

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Your next stop is Kim’s blog.

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Blog List:

4. Ruth Cooper – You are here

Make a difference & share a little love. Do something special this week to brighten someone’s day.

Thank-you for visiting my blog!

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