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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Some Simple Sweet N Sassy

I am trying to get a jump on my Christmas cards this year. I have a pretty simple card to show you today. The card uses Christmas Itty Bitties.

I stamped the gingerbread image 6 times onto Neenah white. I colored them with copics and then cut 3 of the gingerbread men out and popped them up over the other 3 images. I added 3 rhinestones to each for the buttons. He is such a cutie!

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Christmas Itty Bitties
Paper- ctmh dp, kraft, red, black, neenah white
accessories- MS border punch, rhinestones, copics

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar- Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations- 2 or more stamped images
Charisma Cardz- Anything Goes

Guess what?? Sweet N Sassy stamps is holding a DT call. Here are the details:

We're looking for some talented stampers to join our design teams: SNSS Design Team and The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Design Team.

No previous DT experience required and ANYONE can apply, however you must have a blog, participate regularly at Split Coast Stampers and be willing to use both digital and clear stamps.

To apply please send the following information to your full name, address, phone number, blog address, SCS gallery link, 4 samples of your favorite paper craft creations, any current or previous DT experience and the team(s) for which you are applying.

Our DT term is 3 months with the option to renew for a maximum of 6 consecutive months.
If we feel you are a good fit for our team, you will be notified by phone or email. Due to the number of applications received we cannot reply to each person.

This is an ongoing call so there is no deadline to apply.

Good luck to all of you who decide to apply!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cocoa's Gift

There are some new Cocoa images in the Sweet N Sassy stamps store. They are so cute! One of my favorites is Cocoa's Gift. It is available as either a digi image or as a clear stamp set. It is great to use for any occasion- birthday, gift for you, Christmas etc. Today I used it as a Christmas image.

I stamped the image twice- once onto Neenah white and once onto patterned paper. I paper pieced the present and colored the image with copics. I distressed the edges with ink.

clear stamps-
Paper- Neenah white from Paper Temptress, Basic Grey Wassail dp
accessories- pearls, copics, oval nesties, felt poinsettias

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar- Animal Crackers
Simon Says Stamp and Show- Holiday Fun
Fussy and Fancy- Christmas colors

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sketch Challenge winner

Hi there, just finishing up getting things ready for the first day of school tomorrow. I wanted to pop in and announce the winner of my sketch challenge though. I would like to thank everyone who participated in my challenge. I put all the participants names in a hat and my husband was kind enough to pick our winner. The winner of the Christmas Itty Bitties set is:


Congratulations!! Please contact Korin at to claim your prize

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Joyful Christmas

I hope those of my American friends are enjoying the long Labor day holiday weekend. For me, this is the last weekend before the start of school for my daughters so there are lots of last minute preparations to finish in anticipation of school commencing. This is the first year that all of my girls are in school- my youngest is starting kindergarten and my oldest is going to be starting high school. Yikes- I have a freshman in high school???!!! How on earth did that happen lol? I hope that with school starting that it will allow me extra craft time but it already seems that the calendar is filling quickly.

I am very excited as I received an email on Thursday accepting one of my cards for publication in Papercrafts magazine Stamp It cards Spring issue. I have not had time to submit anything in the last 8 months so I am very happy about this news. Anyway, I do have a card to share with you today. I made this about a week or so ago when I visiting my friend Korin (owner of Sweet N Sassy stamps) down in PA. I hope you like it.

I stamped this super cute snowman onto Neenah white and colored with copics. I also stamped just the scarf onto patterned paper and pieced it onto my colored image. It is available both in clear stamps (Welcome Jesus) and as a digital image (Smiley Snowman). I sponged pink ink around the colored image, added rhinestones for buttons, white stickles for snow, and pearls in the corners.

clear stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Welcome Jesus set
paper- Neenah white, CTMH Jingle dp
accessories- pearls, pink rhinestones, white cotton lace, circle nesties, frosted lace stickles, copic markers, grosgrain ribbon

I am submitting this card for the following wonderful challenges:

Simon Says stamps- Pearls and Lace
Charisma Cardz- song inspired (Frosty the Snowman)
Paper Sundaes- Christmas in August

Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit on Monday if participated in my sketch challenge on the previous post to see if you are the winner of the stamp set. Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sweet N Sassy stamps blog hop

Hi there! Can you believe it is the first of September??? The summer has really flown by and school starts next week already. Wow, how time flies!

Anyway, Sweet N Sassy stamps is releasing 10 new stamp sets today. They are all fabulous and to celebrate we are having a blog hop featuring them. The set I am featuring today is called Christmas itty bitties. This set is going to be awesome for making CAS cards and is a must-have in my opinion. The set features 6 images and they each measure about 1 1/8 inches or so.

As a bonus today, I have a challenge for you. And what is a challenge without a prize?? The winner of my challenge will receive the Christmas Itty Bitties stamp set- how cool is that?! My challenge for you is a sketch challenge and you will have until Saturday Sept. 4th to play along. Please post a link to your entry by commenting under this post. You do not need to use Sweet N Sassy stamps to be entered into the drawing but I would love to see them if you have them. The winner will be chosen by and will be posted here on my blog on Monday Sept 6. Below is the sketch and my sample.

The large image square can be used for one big image or for several smaller ones which is what I have done. Have fun with it!

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Christmas itty bitties, Christmas Wonder (sentiment)
accessories- gingham ribbon, apron lace border punch, stickles, copics, square nesties

Now, if this was your first stop on the hop then you will want to go back and start at the Sweet N Sassy stamps blog so you don't miss any of the awesome projects that the DT has for you. There may just be a couple of other challenges/prizes offered for you as well. Now if you have already been hopping then your next stop is the incredibly talented and owner extraordinaire Korin. I also have a list of the blog hop participants below in case you missed someone along the way.

Ceal Pritchett
Darsie Bruno
Korin Sutherland
Kim Schofield
Leah Cornelius
Lisa Jurecek
Lorie Souther
Nancy Brown
Tricia Traxler
Chris Dickinson

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope that you will be able to play along with my challenge, I look forward to being inspired by all of YOU! Have a blessed day and happy hopping.