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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  Today I am sharing a card with you that reminds me of the reason we celebrate Easter/Resurrection day.  I used the Celebrate Today from Sweet N Sassy stamps set which is appropriate for today especially.

I colored on the stamp with markers before stamping my image and accented the flowers with stickles.  I spritzed marker in the background for a subtle splattering effect and used the SNSS Lacey Eyelet Border die at the top and wove ribbon through the openings in the die cut.  The sentiment "Each day is a gift" makes me think of the amazing gift of love that God offered each one of us as a follower of Christ- that is the gift of salvation through the death and resurrection of his son Jesus.  Salvation is the most precious gift that we can receive and are reminded of today as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet N Sassy Stamps Friday Feature- MOM

Hi everyone and welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 
New Release Friday Feature!
The Design Divas have some fabulous samples for you to see today as we feature four new April release products available at the Sweet 'n Sassy StoreThankful Blooms, and Thankful Innies stamp sets, and the Thankful Blooms Die Set and the Mother Die.
  • Stamp set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The largest bloom measures approximately 2" x 2 1/4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15
  • Die set priced at $15.25

  • Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The Tender care sentiment measures approximately 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15
  • Die measures approximately 3 3/4" x 1"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die priced at $7.25
Here is the card I would like to share with you today:

Our challenge for you this week is to create a Mother's Day card!

Going along with our challenge, I created a card for my mom for mother's day.  I absolutely love the Mother die, it cuts so well!  I did pop up the word "mother" using very tiny pieces of foam tape so it would stand out.  I used MME Hazel collection dp and Stampin Up blushing bride ink and baja breeze along with versa fine smoky gray inks to coordinate with the dp.  Pearls accent the card for the finishing touch.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card as well using the new Thankful Innies:

The first 13 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 Mother's Day 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, April 24th 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 SNSFFC8 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, April 25th to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature Stamp Challenge!