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Friday, January 30, 2015

Parisian Thinking of You

Hi there!  I hope you are all staying warm and cozy.  I would like to share a card with you using one of our newest releases from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

Take a peek:

I created a background by masking off the bottom section of my paper and stamping the flower image repeatedly.  I then stamped the butterfly, cut it out and adhered it with foam tape onto my circle which I had sponged while in the circle die.  I added some ribbon where the stamping ended, sewed the edges, stamped the sentiment, and added rhinestones to the butterfly and corners to finish off my card.

Paper- cryogen white, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Ink- So Saffron and Versafine Smoky Gray
Accessories- Gray taffeta ribbon, rhinestones, circle dies, sewing machine
Stamps- Sweet N Sassy Stamps Parisian Postcard (shown below)

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Pile It On- Hearts and/or Flowers
Cute Card Thursday- Stamping Mad
Tuesday Throwdown- facets for crafting

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Natures Inspiration

Hi everyone!  I have a couple cards to share with you that I made as samples for a stamp store in my area.  I used Inspirational Word Art and Nature Silhouettes 2.  I love the fonts and encouraging sentiments and I think the beautiful nature stamps compliment them well.  I used papers from My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart collection.  I hope that you like them.

Here are the Sweet N Sassy products that I used on my cards:


Monday, January 12, 2015


I have a wintry card to share with you today using one of my favorite winter sets which is the Spectacular Snowflakes set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

I stamped several snowflakes in colors coordinating with my decorative strip of paper at the top of the card and then used the coordinating die set to cut them out.  I then stamped a sentiment from the Winter Silhouettes set and finished off by adding some rhinestones and twine at the top.

Here are the products that I used to create my card:

Have you seen the new stamp sets that were just released on Friday from Sweet N Sassy Stamps?  They are awesome!  Be sure to play along with our "new" challenge for your chance to win some credit from the Sweet N Sassy Store.

Thanks for stopping by today- have a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sweet N Sassy January Release

Hello, sweet friends!   Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps January 2015 Release Day Blog Hop! We are excited to share some fun new designs with you and we have a fun challenge for you to participate in so grab a snack or your favorite beverage and stay a while. :)

Introducing our newest products...

We're very excited to have a new stamp designer, Graciellie Design, joining us this year.  Check out her beautiful new stamp set, Parisian Postcard.  Just imagine all the gorgeous cards you'll be able to make with this stamp set!
  • Stamp set includes 11 images and 2 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 6"
  • Eiffel Tower measures approximately 1 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Designed by Graciellie Designs
  • $15
I made a shabby chic collage card which is a bit out of my norm with this beautiful new set.

I used papers from Echo Park Yours Truly and painted the edges with picket fence crackle paint to create the shabby chic look.

 Diane Zechman brings us TWO fun and quirky sets this month.  They are sure to make your friends smile AND giggle with delight!
  • Stamp set includes 1 image & 11 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 6"
  • Cindy image measures approximately 1 3/8" x 2 1/8"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • $15
I have a card today to share with you that I made for a friend's mother using Sassy Cindy and the speech bubble dies.  She loved it and it totally fit her personality!

I colored the image with copics (boy it has been awhile since I pulled them out) and used some patterned paper from Stampin Up.

Here is a peek at the inside:
  • Stamp set includes 1 image & 13 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 6"
  • Sarah image measures approximately  1 1/2" x 2 1/8"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • $15
We couldn't resist pairing Diane's sentiments with some versatile speech bubble dies...a perfect match, don't you agree? Of course, they will be great for most any sentiment you have!
  • Includes 8 dies
  • Large rectangle bubble measures approximately 2 1/4" x 1 3/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • $22.50
Also available now individually...our January Sweet Perks Club dies!

Release Giveaway!
As part of our release day fun, one random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code for  the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, January 15th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, January 16th!

 One more thing before we let you go...

We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!
Since it's a NEW YEAR, we want you to
"Use something NEW"   

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!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, January 15th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSJAN2015RC 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, January 16th to see if you've won!

 Now it's time to see what the DT has created with these fabulous products! The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool below...HAPPY HOPPING! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!  It is hard to believe that 2014 has come to a close.  Time sure does fly doesn't it?

I am not a fan of snow at all which is rather ironic since I live in Buffalo, NY.  However, I really love snowman.  Sweet N Sassy Stamps has quite few adorable snowmen stamps in the store and I am sharing a couple cards with you using some of my favorites- Warm Hello and Snowy Hello.

I colored the image with copics and used stickles on the snow and the berries on the hat.  The dp is from Basic Grey's Jovial collection.

Here are the products that I used on my card:  

My second card uses the Snowy Hello set:

Once again I colored the image with copics and used stickles for the snow.  The dp is from MME Winter Wonderland.

Here are the products I used:


Thank you for visiting today.  I wish you all many blessings in 2015!