Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sweet November March 2014 Preview - Hoppy Easter and Two Farewells

Hi all!  Welcome to the Sweet November March 2014 Preview.  Amy has created an adorable set of four Easter rabbits entitled, Bunny Tails.  I've used two of the images on two cards.  You'll need to check out Amy's blog and the CC Designs blog to see the other two cute little bunnies!  I chose the rabbit sitting with an Easter Egg for my first card.  Isn't he sweet?  The dotted background paper is from the new Doodlebug pad, Springtime.


For my second card I used the bunny chasing a butterfly...yes, "a" butterfly, hehe.  The image has only one butterfly, but I couldn't resist adding a few more along with the sentiment, Follow Your Dreams.



Follow Your Dreams leads me into the first of the farewells.  Amy is stepping away from designing, and ending her Sweet November line of stamps.  How do I even express the sadness I feel knowing such a talent is no longer going to be shared with others?  Amy's was the first card blog I ever visited.  I fell in love with her amazing coloring and card layouts.  And when I discovered she was also a stamp designer...well, I became a devoted fan.  Her images are cute, joyful, and fun to color.  Imagine my delight when she asked me to be a Sweet November Gal and craft cards with her images!  My hope is Amy will become a book author and illustrator and continue to share her stories and drawings with us.  (If she does, I'll get to tell my grandchildren, "I knew her when...")  So dear Amy, I have relished my small part in your journey, and look forward to seeing where your path takes you in the future!

And the second farewell.  I'm stepping away from this blog.  I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and thank you to everyone who visited and left sweet comments!  I will miss you all, especially Amy and my former teammates from the Outlawz...Carla, Dawn, Linda, Penny, and Jen...you ladies are the best!  And I apologize to the ladies at From the Heart Stamps...I never really had the opportunity to get to know you.  A special shout out also goes to Mary J, Pam Sparks, Lau, Krista, and Mo for their encouragement and technical assistance.  My decision to step away was not an easy one, but I am at peace with my choice.  Thank you for all the inspiration and support you've given me over the past nearly two years.  What a fun ride it has been!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sweet November January 2014 Review

Happy Wednesday!  I'm here today with a card for the Sweet November January 2014 Review.  The stamp, The Birds, is the second of the SN January Release.  Don't you just adore the expressions on these birds' faces?  For this card, I layered a digital heart over the image before printing.  Twice altering its size, and adding a sentiment to the inside of one, I printed the same digital heart to use as embellishments.  All three hearts were fussy cut before adhering them to the patterned paper background.


Please stop by Amy's blog and the CC Designs blog to view other creations from the SN January release!  Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous rest of your week!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sweet November January 2014 Release

Happy 2014!!!  And welcome to the Sweet November release for January 2014!  Amy has two adorable stamps this month for you to use on your Valentine's Day cards.  I've used "The Bees" to craft this card.  Aren't they just the cutest bees ever!?!  I added a heart shape around the image and the sentiment "Bee" My Valentine before printing.  Then layered the heart on a patterned paper, added a ribbon, bow, and two double heart stickers.  Voila!  A sweet Valentine's Day card!



Amy has candy, so please do not forget to stop by her blog, and leave a lovely comment for her!  You'll also get to see the other image in this month's release entitled, The Birds.  Both of the images can be purchased at CC Designs tomorrow at 9 a.m.!