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Friday, May 28, 2010

Some Exciting News

Hi there everyone! It has been awhile since my last post as my family and I were on vacation. Upon returning earlier this week I was welcomed back home with a cold that the rest of my family had and decided to share with me. So, between trying to unpack, do laundry, grocery shop and get the house back in order I have not felt up to stamping and creating with the cold added to the everyday mix. I will have one to show this weekend hopefully though. It seems that the cold may be breaking so perhaps I will be able to wander down to my craft area.

However, I wanted to share some really cool news with you that I had not been able to until now since I had little internet service while away. Sweet N Sassy stamps is bringing back clear stamps!!! How cool is that? Now the digis are staying but we are reintroducing the stamps into our line. I am thrilled as I like using digis but I LOVE using my stamps especially for sentiments. Our official release is this coming Tuesday June 1st and there are 5 amazing sets to be released- woohoo! Now of course there are going to be some prizes up for grabs for you so be sure to stay tuned. Now even though I don't have a card to show you today, there are some great sneak peeks going on over at the Sweet N Sassy blog from the DT. I did post this morning a couple of cards you might have previously seen on my blog over there.

Also, I am the SNR challenge host this week of the SNSS digi challenge. Every week there is a new challenge posted in our SNR and PCP groups where we give away free digis. The challenge for this week goes until Wed June 2nd so there is plenty of time left to play along. The challenge is called Patterns O'Plenty so it is a pretty easy one. Now, all participants who play along will earn a free digi so I hope you can join in on the fun. You can find all the challenge info HERE.

Monday, May 17, 2010

blog hop winner!

I have chosen the winner of a free digi from Deedee digi's by

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-05-17 21:47:56 UTC

So, the winner is Rose Petal (Sandra). Congrats to you and be sure to email Deedee at with your digi choice from her store

Friday, May 14, 2010

Deedee's digis blog hop

Deedee's Digis Grand Opening Blog Hop

Friday, May 14th

In the wake of her husband's unemployment, our stamping sister Deedee Anderson is answering God's call to support her family by starting her own digi store. Please help the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Design Team send her off in style today with a blog hop celebration of the grand opening of "Deedee's Digis!" Visit each participating designer's blog for fun, creative inspiration, along with several chances to win freebies from Deedee's new store. Hope to “see” you at the party!!!

Now Deedee has some super cute digis to offer so be sure to visit each of the designers to see the eye candy they have and not only that but blog candy if you will. Each of us is giving away your choice of a new digi from her store. All you need to do is comment on this post and I will draw a random winner from the comments left and you can choose your prize from the store. But before I send you off to the next stop on the hop, here is a card I made a couple weeks ago using one of my favorite of Deedee's teddies called Rain or Shine:

If you arrived at my blog from Darsie's then your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Kim. If this was your first stop then you will want to start at the beginning with Ceal. Now don't forget to leave your comment for your chance to win your free digi and happy hopping! You have till this Sunday 5/16 at 9PM EST to leave your comment.

I am also submitting this card for the if the shoe fits scrap it challenge which is rain or shine.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A little birdie told me

Hi there blog friends! It's mojo sketch time- are you ready? Below is my sample and the sketch:

I must admit that I really struggled with this sketch and the card. I colored this image while I was at Korin's last month and was pretty happy with how the image came out. However, I colored it to coordinate with some patterned paper that I had, problem is that I could not figure out which when I was trying to put the card together- frustrating. Korin even asked me if I was gonna remember which paper I used and I said oh yes for sure lol. I feel like it needs something although I just don't know what. I tried various ribbons in different spots, lace, and some more pearls but nothing seemed to work oh well. The image called One of a Kind from Sweet N Sassy stamps is colored with copics and the clouds are sponged in using my scalloped acetate oval as a stencil.

stamps- One of a Kind digi, retired sentiment both from Sweet N Sassy stamps
Paper- SU choc chip, My MInds eye dp, Neenah white and Tangy Orange from Paper Temptress
accessories- brown pearls, copics

Be sure to visit the mojo Monday blog for more details on the sketch and for some more inspiration from the mojo makers.

Challenges that I am entering this card in:
Stamp Something- birthday
Simon Says- birthday
Dare U2 digi challenge- anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Hugs and blessings~ Janette