Friday, March 11, 2011

Hoppin' with Sweet 'n Sassy

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a spring blog hop today.  It's one of those fun hops that I can link everybody who participates to my blog so you get to see a lot of fun examples at the bottom of this post!!

I was going to have my card up and ready to go when the hop started, but - being married to a geologist for the last 21 years - we have been watching this morning's earthquake and tsunami with utter fascination.  It is an interesting experience to watch these things with a geologist.  I got a clue over 20 years ago when the earthquake hit California.  We are in Colorado but we had the World Series on TV. There was a quiver on the screen and everything went dark.  While I was thinking my TV crashed - my husband is up dancing around the living room singing "shake, rattle and roll"!  He knew right away what was happening.  He is an interesting enigma because he has a very kind heart - he feels the pain of victims and he is the first to help when possible - but he is utterly and completely fascinated by the workings of our earth.

On to my spring card - - -


This is an absolutely darling digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy called One of a Kind.  It comes with two darling sentiments -  "You are one of a kind" and "God made you for a special purpose & no one can take your place!".  I didn't add a sentiment simply because our church card racks really need some blank cards. You could also get this set in an actual clear stamp set, or another option is a pre-colored digi.  I used the plain digi and I did flip the branch around to fit the sketch.

Check out the bow.   I am almost through with a "Friday Focus" post on various ways to tie bows and "toys" to help tie them - so check back later today (or tomorrow morning if my husband and I don't manage to break away from today's news).

And, I used a sketch from a new iPod App. (Click on the Label: iPod Apps in the left column for other recommended apps).  This app is called "Sketches 4 Cards" and I would highly recommend it.  It includes around 125 card sketches with a VERY nice sample for each.  It took me awhile to figure out where the samples are - when you are looking at the sketch, you simply tap on it and a nice sample with a full recipe pops up. 

As compared to other iPod Apps, it is quite pricey at $4.99.  But that is less than an average magazine and you get 125 sketches and samples!  There is a free version with 12 sketches that you can try out.

The company also has scrapbook apps called "Sketches 2 Scrapbook".  There is a basic version and a winter version - also both pricey but with smaller free versions.  I do have them in an app that I have that watches the price for me.  If the price dips - I want the scrapbook apps also!  And I promise to let all of you know if there is ever a deal!

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy One of a Kind digi
  • Ink: copics
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Daffodil, Baja, Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up embossing folder, scallop border punch and Crumb Cake seam binding
  • Challenges: color throwdown color challenge 

And here are the other participants in the spring blog hop!  (This will update as others add their cards to the Sweet 'n  Sassy blog)

17 comments:

Janice M said...

Adorable! Love the Kraft base with the embossing.

Kim said...

Adorable card Kim, love that embossing!!

Karen McAlpine said...

I love this new image and you made such a sweet card with it. Love how you colored the birds. Great!

Keva said...

This is so cute! I really like the image and the way you used the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Color Throwdown this week..

Melissa said...

This is such an adorable card! I love the kraft embossed background & the yellow accent! I'm excited to hear of the ipod app! I just got an ipod touch and am trying to get it figured out so I can run it smoothly! :) I can't wait to see your bow tutorial because I am such an awful bow creator! I need all the help I can get! LOL!

Heidi said...

Love the kraft paper with embossing - and I'm excited to take a look at the ap. Beautiful card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Kim. Love the image. Perfect for spring. :o)

Fot said...

Such a pretty card,

Debfoti ~ www.Scrappingmamma.net

Vanessa said...

FUN card! I love how you placed the border and bow on the side where the tree trunk would be!! Very cool! :) Have a great weekend!

Natalie said...

Love the embossing background to set the "stage" for this adorable image! What a CUTE card!!

Broni said...

Love the adorable image and your embossed background! Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Janette said...

This is very pretty! Love the clean look of it. BTW- I have not forgotten about you. I will email you this week- I am thinking June but will confirm. So glad you could hop along with SNSS!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Awwww, So cute Kim. Love it.

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the layout and the bow.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Love the embossing on this. Looks ever so cute and seems like these cuties just might be discussing the Spring weather. Lol. Great job.

Neva said...

Fabulous job on this springtime beauty Kim

Jonia said...

Just such a fabulous card! So CAS, but so elegant! Beautiful and the coloring of the image is wonderful!