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Saturday, November 27, 2010

December Poinsettia

Hello everyone! I hope that you had a blessed Thanksgiving for those of you here in the US. Today is one of those days you just want to stay in the warm and cozy house. We had our first snow of the season here in Buffalo. We did not get too much at my house- perhaps 1.5" to 2" but it is VERY windy out and that makes it bitter cold. I have some blog candy coming for you all. I have to still finish putting it together and take a photo but hopefully by Monday it will be done. In the meantime, I have a card to show you using one of Sweet N Sassy stamps new birth month flowers- December poinsettia.

This flower is the last in the beautiful series illustrated by Leah Cornelius. It is available both in clear stamp form which includes the image and 6 sentiments and as a digi. I used the digi for my card today.

stamps- December poinsettia digi
paper- CTMH mistletoe dp, Neenah white
accessories- copics, white gel pen, pearls, taffeta type ribbon from Hobby Lobby, large scalloped oval nesties, white lace, Marvy corner scallop punch

This is a perfect time to pick up this beautiful image as well as the rest of the wonderful images at Sweet N Sassy stamps. There is a fantastic sale running till the end of the month. ALL clear stamps and digis are 20% off!!!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Autumn tree birthday

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend of mine and wanted to go with a fall theme since their birthday is in the fall. I really love the tree image from Sweet N Sassy stamps Forest Silhouettes set. I love making winter scenes with it but this time I thought I would try to make it into a fall tree. To my delight it worked! Take a look

I stamped the image with memento rich cocoa and then used my copics to make dots for the "leaves". I sponged olive ink for the grass and sky ink around the image while still in the nesties.

Here is a close up and you can see the sparkle in the cryogen white paper

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Forest Silhouettes
paper- Paper Temptress cryogen white, basic grey mellow dp
accessories- Spellbinders fancy tags, oval and labels nesties, copics (YR23, YR14, R24, YG93), green twill, pearls, cuttlebug vintage dies, paper piercer, sewing machine

Thanks for visiting. I hope you will stop back soon as I will have some nice blog candy for you in celebration of my birthday!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

And the winner is...

I just realized that I never posted my winner from the birthday blog hop here on my blog. I gave my winner's name to Korin but I actually never let you guys know- how rude of me :) So, without further adieu, the winner of my Snowflake Silhouettes stamp set picked by is comment #40 which is


Congratulations Lavonne, please email me at with your shipping information so Korin can mail your stamp set out to you.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sweet n Sassy stamps Birthday blog hop

Thanks for hopping along with the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop today! I am the first blog on the hop today.

We have over 30 amazingly talented ladies participating in today's hop plus a prize at every stop so you really don't want to miss a single blog!

I started out by stamping my 2 snowflake images onto four 4" square pieces of white cardstock. I then adhered them to my 4 inch coasters and trimmed and sanded the edges. I inked the edges of all the sides as well and added stickles as an accent. One of the nice things about making your own pattered paper is that you can customize it with any colors you want. I made this box to coordinate with the card on my last post. There is a wonderful step by step tutorial of how to assemble the box on Splitcoast so I will just give you the box link if you would like to know how to make your own. This was the first time that I have made one! I made it for my friend who runs our bible study group and truthfully I will replace the bath goodies with some chocolate. I just did not get to the store in time to do it.

This was also my first time making a tag and I am not completely happy with it. I need to improve a bit and I would not be surprised later to replace this one lol. I stamped my snowflakes all over the tag (which is hard to see in the pic) then stamped the sentiment (which is included in my set) over the top and finished it off with some punched snowflakes and ribbon.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Snowflake Silhouettes
paper- Stampin Up whisper white, blue bayou, soft sky
accessories- 4 inch coasters, sissix tag die, stickles, MS snowflake punch, grosgrain ribbon, stitched ribbon, crop a dile, rhinestones

So, what is my prize? It is my brand new Snowflakes Silhouettes set! To win this clear stamp set all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Thursday November 11th at 9PM EST, I will draw the winner by and announce the winner on Friday.

Your next stop on the hop is Lorie and she has an adorable Cocoa card to show you! However, if you find yourself getting lost somewhere in the middle I am listing the blogs below for you or you can hop back to the Sweet N Sassy blog as well.

Deb V.
Lisa H.
Debbie S.
Deb F.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Snowflake Silhouettes

I am super excited as my Snowflake Silhouettes stamp set is officially released and for sale at Sweet N Sassy stamps! I made a couple more cards with it using this week's Sweet Stop Sketch. Below are my samples and this week's sketch.

I chose to make one vertical and one horizontal for the sketch. This is a great sketch to use if you have some small images like my snowflakes or the images from our Christmas Itty Bitties set work very well also. I of course blinged up my snowflakes and used stickles and silver beads on the first card and rhinestones on the second card. I wanted to get these posted for you sooner but I wanted to make a matching ornament which just did not happen lol. I am sure that many of you can relate.

Stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Snowflake Silhouettes
paper- blue bayou, soft sky, pink pirouette, real red, and blanc sparkle from paper temptress on both.
accessories- nesties, ribbon, rhinestones, silver beads, fiskars apron lace punch and snowflake punch, snowflake and swiss dots cuttlebug folders

Before, I go I want to tell you about the awesome sale going on at Sweet N Sassy stamps. We are celebrating our 3rd birthday this month and you receive the newly released Santa's helper Cocoa stamp set FREE with your purchase of 3 stamp sets or if you want to purchase it separately you receive $3 off of it. There are a total of 8 new sets that were just released on Monday! I am off to get mine- what are you waiting for?

Next Tuesday November 9th, we are having a HUGE blog hop in celebration of our birthday. The DT, past DT members, and some friends of SNSS are participating for more than 30 blogs! Of course, there will be TONS of stamps and digis given away so it is something that you will not want to miss. I wonder what stamp set I will be giving away (wink)?

Thanks for stopping by today. I always appreciate your visits and sweet comments.