Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop-Blog Candy!

I'm joining the fun for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with a fun friendship gift tag I created this morning with some of my favorite stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  We're sponsoring the hop with a fun prize so play along for a chance to win!!

In addition to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps contributing some goodies, I am, too!  But you don't have to participate in the hop to enter, you just have to comment on this post to enter!  I'll share my prize at the end of the's my creation....

I have TONS of these shipping tags (literally hundreds!!) that I purchased for a homeschool co-op project so I thought I would make a tag instead of a card.  I stamped the tag with some of the images from Pick Me Up, Special Blend and Delightfully Delicate Background.  I also sponged the edges to give it a more vintage-y feel.

The stack of cups was cut out with a die and colored with Copics.  I added some Stickles for a bit more interest....who doesn't love bling? :)

I hope you'll join the hop and check out all the fabulous coffee creations. 

Here are the stamps and dies I used for my card...

Okay, now how about that blog candy!

I'll be giving away (25) shipping tags like the one I used for my creation above, (1) silver washi tape, (1) pack black rhinestones & (1) Cocoa's Latte stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

 The winner will be announced early next week!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

So Grateful For You!

During this beautiful season of thanksgiving, I just wanted to tell you all how grateful I am for you.  Over the past 7 years I have watched this small stamp company grow and grow.  I have experienced many ups and downs, many uncertain times and many great blessings, but perhaps the greatest blessing of all has been my privilege of meeting so many amazing women who have, in fact, become some of my very dearest and treasured friends. 

If you have a blessing you would like to share with me, I would love to hear it.  Please feel free to leave me a comment.  I read each one.  Let's count our blessings together and praise our generous Father for all He has given to us!

Much love,

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November Release

Good day, friends!

I am excited to share with you a couple samples from our newest release. You can find all of the release details HERE.  Be sure to hop along with the DT (this is one of the spots) for a chance at our release prize.  We hope you enjoy all the pretties we have to share with you today!

First up is a lovely winter scene I created with our Comforting Pines stamp set and dies and Hillside Edges dies.

Would you believe we woke up this morning to temps in the 20s and snow on the ground?  It wasn't as much snow as shown above, but it was enough to cause a bit of surprise.  I'm not quite ready for the scene above to be real. :)  To create this card I cut out the hillside edges and very lightly sponged them to create some depth.  I layered them over some lovely snowy DP I had in my stash.  The trees were die cut and colored with Copics.  I added some "snow" with a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen (which I have added to the store because we get so many requests for it!) and topped the snow off with Stickles for some sparkle.  Finally, I added some ribbon and popped the whole panel up on gray cardstock and a white card base.

Next up is a fun sample using our new Baked for You stamps and dies

I love pie and around this time of year you can find it in so many delicious varieties.  For my card, I layered some adorable papers from Doodlebug Designs.  The pie was die cut and colored with Copic markers.  You can't see it in the picture, but I added Glossy Accents to the pie plate to make it look like "glass".  I sprinkled some chunky glitter on top to resemble sugar crystals.  The sentiment was stamped directly on the layer of DP and then I added some rhinestones and seam binding to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today!  I appreciate you stopping by!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Snowy Hello

Hello friends!  You still out there?  My blog hasn't seen any love in a long time.  Priority shifts in a hectic life have made that so, but I had some time to stamp for fun this weekend so I thought I would pop over here and share a couple cards I made.

A friend from church came over Saturday to start on her Christmas cards.  She is new to stamping and picked it up like a pro.  We were on a snowman kick so I chose to play with my friend Diane's adorable set, Snowy Hello.  I just love this precious image of a bunny sharing his lunch with a noseless snowman. :)  It's so cute!

Here are two completely different cards I created using this fun image...

I colored them both with Copics and paired them with some fun new papers I got from Doodlebug Designs.  Goodness, I love their papers! :)

Both cards have a bit of sparkle on them, but it was hard to capture in the photos.

I hope you are able to enjoy some stamping time this week!  I know it was a blessing for me!

Until next time...

Much love,

 Love the stamp set I used?  You can grab it here:

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.
  • 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
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!