Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Feature & Challenge: MOM

Hello sweet friends 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 three 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.
     
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/new/

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/thankful-blooms-stamp-die-bundle/
  • 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


http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/new/
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/thankful-innies-clear-stamp-set/

  • 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

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/new/

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/mother-word-die/
  • Die measures approximately 3 3/4" x 1"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die priced at $7.25
Our challenge to you this week is to create a Mother's Day card!
The first 12 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!

Here's mine...
My mom loves blue so I made this card especially for her.  I used our brand new Mother die and cut the word out in black.  The stamped side panel was done with one of the Thankful Blooms flower in two tones of the same ink.  Then I stamped over the flowers with our Delightfully Delicate Background in second generation black ink to make it gray.  I added some fun borders from our Border & Backgrounds set with dies and topped it all off with pearls and Stickles.  The sentiment was stamped in blue and black inks to match the color scheme.  

I hope you like it!  Be sure to check out the rest of the team's amazing creations and then join our challenge for a chance to win!

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 & Challenge!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Flower Blocks 3


Welcome to DAY 1 of our March Release Blog Hops!

Today the design team is thrilled to share our new Flower Blocks 3 Clear Stamp Set with you.  This large set offers a wide range of possibilities---a beautiful new set to get you ready for Spring.


This is the third set in our Flower Blocks series.  These bold and beautiful blooms make the perfect focal image and can be easily paper-pieced or colored.
  • Stamp set includes 4 images and 4 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The images measure approximately 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland


For my sample today I used the lovely pansy image.  I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to color the image because there are so many beautiful variations of this flower so I did a Google search and found just the image I wanted to *try* to mimic. Here's the image I chose...


After I colored the image I cut out each petal and glued them all back together using foam tape and glue dots to create some dimension.  Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to see the dimension in my photo, but I assure you, in real life, it's there. :)

Since I spent a great deal of effort on the image I really wanted it to take center stage on my card so I kept the rest fairly simple.  I stamped our Delightfully Delicate background in Stampin' Up's Elegant Eggplant ink (second generation) on a white cardstock base.  Then I added a pretty rhinestone flourish and some ribbon and finished it off with a tag sentiment from our Mini Tags & Sentiments stamps and dies.  I really hope you like it!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!  The team outdid themselves yet again with their amazing creations!

Check out the rest of the team's samples in the thumbnails below.  Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of (2) $20 gift codes to our store over the course of our 4 days of blog hops!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on release post in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all participants in our release challenge hosted on our blog

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, March 14th.  The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, March 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Release Hop: Bloom & Grow

Welcome to DAY 1 of our February Release Blog Hops!

Today the DT is thrilled to share the new Bloom & Grow stamp set with you.  This 4"x6" set includes 6 images that can be used together for layering or to create backgrounds.  It also includes 6 beautiful sentiments that have to do with blooming and growing---a lovely new set to get you thinking Spring.

 
  • Large Flower Petal image measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5"
  •  Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is $15 
Here are a couple samples I made.  The first one you may have seen on the SNSS Blog yesterday.  It's my sample for the Think Spring Challenge we are hosting through our release celebration. (Enter for a chance to win a $20 gift code to our store!!  WOOT!)  
 For this card I simply stamped the petals numerous times rotating their angle each time to create a layered flower and then I stamped the two stem images one on top of the other a few times to go with the layered look of the flower petals.  The sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner and then I freehand drew the border with a black Micron pen.

For this card I stamped the Delightfully Delicate Background, that we will be featuring tomorrow, very lightly with brown ink in the background and then stamped the flowers and stems in first and second generation to create a garden.  The dainty scallop border is from our Bookmarks & More Dies (LOVE THEM!!).  I added some twine and a button for a bit pf interest and then stamped the sentiment directly on the card front in brown ink (Vintage Sepia Versafine).


The DT has shared their own gorgeous samples in the thumbnails below.  Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of (2) $20 gift codes to our store!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on full reveals in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all participants in our release challenge hosted on blog
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, February 14th.  The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, February 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Peaceful Blue

Happy Saturday to you!

I stumbled across a fun challenge blog this morning called Shopping Our Stash and when I saw their challenge for this week, I just HAD to play along.  I LOVE blue! :)

Here's my peaceful blue snowflake card.  It's snowing again today here in chilly PA so I thought it was a very appropriate theme. :)


For my card I used my Spectacular Snowflakes stamp set and matching dies as well as my Doily Borders dies.  I added bit of bling (clear rhinestones, blue button, and silver cord) for interest and made a very simple card that packs a lot of punch.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink from my Vintage Ornaments stamp set and the designer papers (from the lovely Winter Park & Winter Wishes pads by Echo Park) and the snowflake were sponged with Stampin' Up Pacific Point ink to soften the edges.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!

~Korin

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monarch Dies


www.sweetnsassystamps.com/monarch-dies/

  • Die set includes 6 dies
  • Dies range from approximately 3/4" x 1" to
    approximately 2.25" x 2.75"
  • Dies coordinate with the Majestic Monarchs Clear Stamp Set
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set - $14.75





Check out more fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (5) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 5 blog hops).

Thanks for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

God is Bigger

Today the SNSS Design Divas are showcasing a beautiful uplifting set of sentiments...


www.sweetnsassystamps.com/god-is-bigger-clear-stamp-set/
Clear stamp set includes 24 sentiments  
Set measures approximately 4" x 6" 
Longest sentiment measures approximately 2/8" x 2.5"  
Designed by Korin Sutherland
Stamp set - $15


 I used a bunch of great products along with the God is Bigger set including our new Grunge Elements stamp set, Majestic Monarch stamp set and die, and Leafy Flourish Background & More stamp set to create this fun graphic card.

 Check out more fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (5) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 5 blog hops).

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Valentine Critters

Hi there!  You're going to love the adorable set we are featuring today on our 3rd day of January release blog hops...


www.sweetnsassystamps.com/valentine-critters-clear-stamp-set/
  • Clear stamp set includes 6 images and 10 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • Bunny image measures approximately 2.25" x 2.5" 
  • Elephant image measures approximately 2.75" x 2.25"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • Stamp set - $26
 I have two fun CAS cards to share with you today...


 

 Check out more fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (5) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 5 blog hops).

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!