Monday, May 20

Fiesta Time


Happy Monday Friends,  I have a fun little card for you this morning using a few stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  When I first saw this little guy from the new set Paw-some Pals he reminded me of the Taco Bell dog from the long time ago now commercial.  I just had to put him in the sombrero from the set Lama Love, the little banner is also from the same set.  The cacti is from Refresh my Soul.  I colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV.  Make sure you check out the new release this month it is full of some wonderful sets and don't forget if you spend $75 you will receive the stamp set of the month Peony Cluster which is AMAZING absolutely FREE! As always free shipping with $75 purchase!  Happy Stampings!!
~Stephanie
Simon Says-stitches 


 

Thursday, May 16

Faith.....

Have you played along with our FB challenge in our  Sweet'n Sassy StmapsVIP group?  This month it is Rainbow!  Use actual rainbow images, designer paper or just the colors of the rainbow- must use at least 5 colors that are in the rainbow (I know pink is a stretch)!  I used Long Stem Silhouettes, Faith, and Texture Tiles 1.  I used 5 colors of Distressed Oxide Ink, I kind of just swiped the pad across my white panel and splattered with water and blotted and then I stamped the flowers and sentiment and thought it needed something else so I added the dots from the Texture Tiles.  Make sure you check out this month's new release and Stamp of the Month which is free with a $75 purchase.
~Stephanie 
Simon Says Stamps-stitching 
Brown Sugar- flowers 
Word Art Wednesday-AG

Wednesday, May 15

Oldie But Goodie!!!

Hello friends, Happy Wednesday!  I have been SLOWLY cleaning my craft room and just realized how many of my older stamps that never see any love, do you have that problem?  Well, I have decided I need to create with an older stamp a couple time a week.  Today I pulled out this sweet Cow from Penny Black Stamps, I love the cows but I think because they are wood stamps they just sit in the drawer! The sentiment is from Unity Stamps.  I colored with Copic Markers and the papers are all from my scrap bin.
Hugs,
Stephanie 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge-AG
Simon Says Wednesday- Stitches 

Tuesday, May 14

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps... May New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Release Blog Hop at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  We are so excited about the new stamps this month and can't wait for you to see our projects from the design team. 
 My first card is using these sweet little pups from the set Paw-some Pals, Oh my goodness this set is just so precious!  I colored with Copic Markers and the design paper is from Authentique.  
This next card is using Happy Couple. When I started my card, this is not what I had in mind but while looking through supplies I found this front embossed panel that someone had gifted me in a craft exchange-It was perfect for this image and makes for a nice clean and simple wedding card.  I stamped my image with Versamark Ink and embossed with platinum embossing powder. Remember Shipping as well as the Stamp of the month is free with a $75 purchase.  I am the last stop on the hop but if you happened to come her first the list of blogs is below.  Make sure you leave some love on everyone's blog, there is a $10 gift voucher up for grabs to the Sweet 'n Sassy Shop!  
~Stephanie

Monday, May 13

I Woof YOU!

Hello sweet friends, have you seen this new release from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Paw-Some Pals?  Oh my goodness, it is just the sweetest!  I am using one of the sweet pups, I colored him up with Copic Markers and the paper is from DCWV.  Make sure you check out the Stamp of The Month called Peony Cluster which is free with a $75 order.  Happy Stamping!  ***Stop by tomorrow for our May Blog Hop***
~Stephanie
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-more than one die

Sunday, May 12

Just Because

Hello friends, it's time for a new  sketch challenge at Catch The Bug.  For my card I am using Kidz Bella Ladybug Flower, I colored it up with copics and the paper is from Simple Stories.   Play along with us for your chance at 4, 7 or 10 digis from Bug-a-Boo Stamps.  You do not need to use a Bug image but we love it when you do.
~Stephanie
Brown Sugar-flowers

Friday, May 10

Growing In Unity- Day 5

Let me start by giving a big shout out to Unity Stamps for allowing me this opportunity!  I really enjoyed my week.   For my card today I am using this sweet elephant stamp called Sweet Elle, this card is great for new babies or for 1st Birthday Cards etc. I clored witch Copics and the paper is from Pebbles.  
 This next card is using the set Happy Moments. I did some water coloring and the paper is from my scrap pile.  I did stitching around the edges with my sewing machine.  Make sure you check out Unity Stamps, they have a great sale going on right now. Make sure you comment on my post, I will be drawing 2 names to win some Unity Stamps over the weekend.  Thanks for making me feel at home during my week as as a GIU Gal, I appreciate all your nice comments.  I would love for you to follow my blog or my new instagram page @22stephanieserrano  or both.  Be Well and Happy Stamping!
~Stephanie

Thursday, May 9

Eek! It's Your Birthday!

Happy Thursday everyone, we've almost made it through another week.  I decided to play along with the new sketch challenge at MFTstamps.  I was not sure if I would like the sketch but love how this card turned out!  I am using It's a Mice Time to Celebrate, I colored with copics and the paper is from Doodlebugs.
~Stephanie

Growning In Unity- Day 4

Happy Thursday friends, I can't believe how fast this week is flying by.  It's May and that means lots of Graduations to attend so I decided to make a Grad card using this little cutie from Owl Graduate.  I love all the Owls at Unity and this one is so fun to color up!  I used Copic Markers and the paper is from Simple Stories.
 This card is using another favorite stamp this time from the Happy Snail Mail sentiment set.  I just love coloring mushrooms!  I have used my Copic Markers and this DP is from My Minds Eye.  Make sure you leave a comment because I will pick 2 lucky winners for some Unity Stamps!  Happy Stamping!
~Stephanie

Let's Do Coffee!

Hi friends, I have a little coffee card for you on this Oldie But Goodie Day at Catch The Bug.  I am using Ava Latte, I colored up with copics and the paper is from BoBunny.  I had to get one last card in for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
~Stephanie
Coffee Loving Card Makers-spring/summer

Wednesday, May 8

Growing in Unity-Day3

I hope you are enjoying my post this week as much as I am enjoying being a GIU girl.  This card features Focus On The Things.  I am a nature photographer  wannabe so when I saw this stamp set I had to have it.   I colored with Copic Markers and the paper is from BoBunny.  I started an Instagram account this year and you can see some of my nature photos there along with my cards, I would love for you to follow me! @22stephanieserrano

 My next card features another one of my favorites (I have a lot of favorites, LOL!).  You are Forever Beautiful, I colored with copics and the paper is from my scrap bin.  The sentiment is called a Friend Loves you Just The Same.  Make sure you leave a comment so you will be in the draw for some Unity Stamps, I will pick 2 winners at the end of the week. 
~Stephanie 
Shopping our stash- may flowers 
Penny Black and More-feminine

Tuesday, May 7

For the Bride

Hello friends, it is new release time at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and there are some wonderful new sets out for May.  I am using Happy Couple, I decided to make a card for a wedding shower.  I colored with Copic Markers and then did some fussy cutting.   The Designer paper is from DCWV.  Check out the early bird bundle for a great discount and also the Stamp of the month which is gorgeous, you get that free with a $75 purchase.
Hugs,
Stephanie
Always Fun Challenge- female/mom


Growing In Unity- Day 2


It's day 2 of my week as a Growing in Unity Girl and today my first card is using this sweet sweet itty bitty called Whoooooo's Birthday.  I colored with copics and the paper is from Doodlebug Designs.  Make sure you check out the Unity Stamps store because they are having a HUGE sale in celebration of their 11th birthday!


 For my second card today I wanted a card for the Coffee Lovers Hop so I decided to use Love To Go. I colored with Copic markers and the paper is from BoBunny. I was going to add a flower to the corner of this card but decided I liked it simple.  Please make sure to leave a comment on my post all week so you will be entered into the draw for some Unity Stamps.  
~Stephanie 
Coffee Loving Card Makers- spring/summer 
Simon Says Stamps- Birthday

 

Monday, May 6

Growing In Unity-Day 1

I am so excited to be this weeks Growing In Unity Girl, such an honor.  For my first card I am using Margaret Girl one of Angie's girls of course! The sentiment is called Celebrate Vertically.  I colored her with copics and the background paper is from Pink Paislee.  
 This next card uses one of my favorite Unity Stamps called Jar of Hope.  I did some water coloring with my distressed oxide inks and added a little texture with a background stamp and by splattering some ink.  The sentiment is called God's Timing, Trust it- another one of my favorite stamps. Make sure you stop by everyday to check out my creations and leave me a comment, at the end of the week I will pick two winners to receive some awesome Unity Stamps! Make sure to check out Unity Stamps, they are having a Birthday Celebration 11 Years, and have a HUGE sale going on right now! Thanks for visiting my blog, you can also check me out on instagram at @22stephanieserrano
~Stephanie
Simon Says Stamps- Birthday (1st card)

Sunday, May 5

Cocoa's Cups

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a super sponsor for the Coffee Lover's Spring/Summer blog hop. The hop goes through the 10th of may and all you need to do is make a Coffee/Tea/Cocoa themed card and post it on the official post.


 For my second card I am using Cocoa's Cups, I did a lot of paper piecing on this card and colored the rest with Copic markers.  The paper is from My Minds Eye.  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps May release is up and ready for your shopping pleasure, check out the early bird bundle and stamp of the month...  Pics are below. As always Free Shipping with a $75 purchase
~Stephanie
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- spring/summer
Penny Black and more- feminine
 







 

Saturday, May 4

Birthday Balloons

It's time for Anything Goes at Catch The Bug.  I am using Mouse-Balloons, I colored them with copics and the paper is from MY Favorite Things.  Play along with us for your chance at 4, 7 or 10 digis from Bug-A-Boo Stamps.  You do not need to use a Bug image but you get browning points if you do.
~Stephanie
Simon Says Wednesday-birthday

Friday, May 3

Birthday Chicks

Loving these chicks from MFTStamps!  I colored them up with copics and the paper is also from MFTStamps.  Playing along in their sketch challenge today!  
~Stephanie
MFTStamps- sketch 
Simon Says Stamps- Birthday