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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! 


Sandy Berl said...

Love the new releases, and your card is great!

Angie said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the beautiful papers you used!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous colouring! The paper combination is beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet card Janette. Love the coloring and the speech bubble. The stitching looks great.

Jenny said...

Ha Ha!! That sassy sentiment is one of my faves! Beautiful coloring and I like the way you finished off the inside. Hugs, Jenny

Brandi R said...

Love your card! Fabulously done. I'm head over heals with these new stamps!

Jane Bosi said...

I never adorn the inside of my cards! I love the added detail! Great cards!

wannabcre8tive said...

Such a cute card. Great colors and coloring.

Iris said...

Super cute card - love the funny sentiment.
isoscia at aol dot com

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic b'day card!! She'll love it. I really like your coloring.

D.Ann said...

Sweet! (Yeah, and sassy, too!)

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! I LOVE the papers and colors you used.

Graciellie Ch said...

Very fun card! Hugs.

Heather Thompson said...

those sentiments are awesome, I know a couple friends they would be awesome for. Great release.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shabby look of the Paris card. The sentiment for the second card is great. I'll be using that one a lot.
thanks for sharing two great card.

Sue D said...

Beautiful Paris card and fun Cindy card.

Indy said...

Super fun release, and wonderful cards!

Cathymac said...

Shabby chic may not be your usual style, Janette, but your Parisian card is just gorgeous! Love the fun birthday card…that sentiment is just so perfect. Beautiful stitching as always! Hugs, my friend!

Kari V. said...

Wow! I love your Parisian card clever! And your coloring is amazing on your second card. Love!

Pati said...

wow, I kept staring at your Paris card wondering if you had used crackle or distressed the edges, or both then I finally saw where you said you used crackle. What a great design and cool effect! Fun Sassy card too :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very elegant first card and the last just cracks me up!

Cynthia said...

Great set of cards, Janette. I especially like Sassy Cindy and that sentiment is perfect!

Donna said...

Stunning Paris card. I love that vintage look. And what a fun card with Sassy Cindy. Thanks for the fun hop!

snazzyjj said...

Your coloring is amazing.

Barbara Rankin said...

I love the new releases, and the cards are just wonderful.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love the black n pink combo and the distressing of the Eifel Tower. Love the humor and DP of 29 + S & H.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I absolutely LOVE the birthday card! Great greeting, and the coloring is fabulous. Especially if you haven't done Copic coloring for a while. Thanks so much for sharing these. That sassy stamp set is looking more and more like a must-have!