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Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet N Sassy Stamps Christmas in July

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to our July 2014 Release!  Are you ready for a little Christmas in July?  I love the opportunity to get a jump start on making my Christmas cards for the year, and with this release you'll have the chance to do just that!  Today we're releasing one wonderful image set and two fabulous sentiment sets that not only look great on the outside of the card, but are perfect for finishing up the inside of the card as well!

As always Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and another  Release Day Challenge for you!

~One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th!

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: "Christmas in July"  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 50 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $20 Gift Code, so invite your friends to play along!  The winner (or winners) will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th. 
(Guidelines for the challenge are listed below!)

 Now, for the Release!
First up…Christmas Morn



  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 9 Sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The Christmas tree image measures approximately 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

Whether your style is Clean and Simple, Vintage, elegant or cutesy, you'll love mixing and matching the images and sentiments in this stamp set to create the perfect Christmas cards for your family and friends!

Next is Jesus is Born



  • Stamp set includes 15 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The "Joy to the World" sentiment measures approximately 1 1/4" x 1 3/8" Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

These 15 sentiments are perfect for proclaiming Jesus, the real reason for the season!

And FinallyChristmas Innies




  • Stamp set includes 6 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The longest sentiment measures approximately 3 1/4" x 1 1/4" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code!

Our challenge is "Christmas in July"  Just add your card to the gallery using the linky tool below.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.  

Here is my sample to help inspire you:


To make it appear as if I matted all the layers, I used a silver paint pen along the edges- cool trick.  I finished off the card by adding some rhinestones for the ornaments.

Now, if you are like me and you don't quite know what to write inside a card or if you just like to have the inside of your card look finished, you are going to love the Christmas Innies!  Here is a look at the inside of my card:




Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
            
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 50 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSJULYRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, July 18th to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Birthday Boy

Today I have a birthday card that I made for my nephew that I would like to share with you.


I used the balloon die from the birthday bash die set along with the mini tag bundle both from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  


On the inside I created a fun pop up tier of presents and used the Celebrating Milestones stamp set to personalize the birthday sentiment.

The dp is from Stampin Up and I used brilliant blue and bashful blue card stock.  

Thank you for taking the time to visit today- have a great day!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Inspired Trio

I have always really liked the comforter in my bedroom- the colors, the design etc.  I have thought about designing a card inspired by my comforter for awhile and I finally actually did it.  I have 3 similar cards that I would like to share with you today.  Here is a photo (very poor quality) of the comforter:


Here are the cards based on the comforter:


I used my favorite set- Long Stem Silhouettes and the new coordinating die set for this card.

Second card:


This card uses the Precious Poppies set and I made the image sparkle by painting it with Wink of Stella.

Finally the last of the trio:


This last card uses the new Cattails die and the sentiment is from the Spring Tulips set.

Thanks for stopping in and have a fabulous day!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Enjoy and Relax!

Hi everyone!  We are enjoying an absolutely beautiful weekend here in WNY.  The weather is just awesome.  What a treat to share some summer themed cards with you today.  I am not missing my snowman stamps one little bit lol!  My cards today feature the Wish you Were Here stamp set and matching dies from Sweet N Sassy stamps.  This is also available as a bundle which is a great way to save a little money!


I used the super fun Sun card template for my card base.  I sponged the edges and added stickles to define it.  The sand is kraft paper that I tore and sponged the edges.  I used the cloud dies as a stencil to sponge in clouds and used the wave dies for the water.  I really had fun creating this card.  


My second card is a CAS card that I was pretty happy with.  I really like the color combo of pool party, black and white.  The flips flops were stamped on dp and die cut again using the Wish You Were Here stamps and dies and 2 ribbon flags were added to accent.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope that you are able to "relax and enjoy" a bit today!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Believe

Today I would like to share a card with you that I created using Nature Silhouettes 2 from Sweet N Sassy stamps:



I created a sunrise scene using orange, yellow, and sky inks and then stamped my image from Nature Silhouettes 2 several times in versa fine gray.  I then used the Birds and Feather die set and placed a bird in the lower left corner to accent.  The sentiment is from the Inspirational Word Art set and used inked up only part of the sentiment before stamping it.  The papers are from the My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart collection.

Be sure to check out some of the new products that were just added to the Sweet N Sassy store!  There are some great new dies that coordinate with some of our stamp sets including my favorite set- Long Stem Silhouettes.

Thanks so much for stopping in, have a great day!

Friday, May 16, 2014

You did it!

Hello sweet friends and welcome once again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 
April Release Friday Feature!
The Design Divas have some fun samples for you to see today as we feature one of our new stamp sets and matching dies available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store.

Today's features are:
You're a Star Stamp Set and Star Dies
                   
         
  • Set includes 5 images & 17 sentiments
  • The large star measures approximately 1 7/8" x 2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Coordinates with Star Dies
  • Stamp set priced at $15
Here is the card I would like to share with you today:


Wow, this was a tough card for me to make in a way.  This is for my oldest daughter Rachel's high school graduation which is just over a month away.  I can hardly believe it- really where did the time go?  These are her school colors and 14 of course is the graduation year.  I originally wanted to use 2014 but I could not find a layout I liked using both the numbers and the stars.  So, seriously after quite a few hours playing around with it, I finally decided to just use "14" because it fit better.  I die cut the numbers with our number dies (love them- perfect size and font) out of silver sparkle paper and then outlined the edges with a black copic marker so they would stand out a bit more.

Our challenge to you this week is to make a Congrats card.
The first 10 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own Congratulations card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
            
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, May 22nd at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
- Please use code SNSFFC12 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, May 23rd to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Feature- Lots-a-Spots

Hello sweet friends and welcome once again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 
April Release Friday Feature!

Today's feature is:
Lots-a Spots
                                         
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/new/

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/lots-a-spots-clear-stamp-set/
  • Stamp set measures approximately 4" x 4"
  • The Happy Birthday Sentiment measures approximately 2" x 1/4"
  • The largest Circle measures approximately 3/4" x 3/4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $11
Here is my sample I would like to share with you today:


I really enjoyed playing with this set and creating some fun background papers with it!  Since I had the set out I made some various different ones changing up the colors which you are likely to see on my blog in the future.  Besides, who doesn't love polka dots?  I also really love the sentiments included with the set and the size is one that I frequently use.  I also used the number dies which I absolutely love and reach for quite often.  They are the perfect font and size once again! Anyway, I made this card for a friend of my daughter and chose the color combo of pink pirouette and costal cabana from Stampin Up!  

Our challenge to you this week is to use Polka Dots on your card.
The first 11 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own POLKA DOT card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
            
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, May 15th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
- Please use code SNSFFC11 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, May 16th to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!