Monday, September 1, 2014

September 2014 Happenings at SNSS

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy, Friends!  Happy Labor Day!  School is back in session for most kids which means that fall is on it's way.  There are lots of fall happenings going on at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month!

There is still time to take advantage of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps new Sweet Perks Club!
To see the details, simply click the logo below!


Recently, the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Sudio got a face lift…which means there is now room for classes!  To celebrate, there will be an Open House on
Friday evening, September 5th from 6:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST, and on
Saturday, September 6th from 10:00am EST - 4:00pm EST at the new store, 
69 Ridge Drive, Mohrsville, PA  19541
Light refreshments will be served and there will be a table set up for a free Make and Take!
There will also be an opportunity to sign up for our classes being offered in September and October.
If you are in the area, stop in to shop, create, and chat!

On September 12th we will be releasing new stamps and dies to help you 
Fall into Fall!
The Design Divas are busy making samples with these fabulous new products so you won't want to miss the September Release Activities.  You will be able to see the full reveals
along with samples at our Release party on the SNSS Member Forum at Splitcoaststampers,
Thursday evening, September 11th, beginning at 8:00pm EST.
Join us for a fun time of chatting, checking out the fun new products, and participating in the new release challenges for a chance to win a prize!

We will be continuing Our Friday Features during the month of September.  Each Friday we will be featuring one of the new products being released this month.  Join us for the 
Friday Feature Blog Hops!

Every day in September, here on the SNSS Blog, you will find new samples created by the 
Design Team!  Check back often to see new techniques and different ways to use your favorite
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps products! 

September Classes at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Studio:
September 13th (10:00am-12:00pm) - Reflection Class with Cathy
September 16th (6:30pm - 8:30pm) - Reflection Class with Cathy
September 30th (6:30pm - 8:30pm) - Leafy Flourish Class with Korin

Finally…I have a card to share with you to help you get ready for Fall!


The Prim Blessings stamp set was used to create my fall card…love the sunflowers and adorable images in this set!  The background, which is hard to see, was created by sponging distress inks through a honeycomb stencil.  The smaller sunflower was stamped through the stencil as well using the same ink.  A black frame for the happy sunflowers was mounted at an angle, and a little crow was popped onto the sunflower.  One of the sentiments from the set was stamped on an oval die cut and mounted to a Scalloped oval nestie.  A few embellishments were added to finish the card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Enjoy your Labor Day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer's End

Hi Everyone!

It is hard to believe the kids are back in school already; before you know it, the nights will be chilly and the sweaters will come out of the drawers. 
Fall is one of my favorite times to go to the Botanical Garden; we have a fabulous one here in St. Louis.  I love those last few flowers that are hanging on into late fall, which are often cone flowers.  This Flower Block 3 image reminds me of those late fall flowers and was perfect to color up as we head into a new season.


I was wanting to do some sort of 'technique' on this card and I found a wonderful tutorial on a faux watercolor technique.
I started by heat embossing the image with white embossing powder on mixed media paper.  I made 3 separate images. On one image I used a blue Distress Ink Pad and sponged some ink onto the sky.  Then I spritzed it with water so the color would move around.
Next, I rubbed a yellow Distress Ink Pad directly onto a second image, followed by a bit of orange ink.  Again, this was spritzed generously with water followed by pearlized spray to give it a wonderful pearl sheen.  
The third image was colored the same way the second one was.  All were allowed to dry.  Once dry, One of the yellow/orange flowers was fussy cut out.  This image was then adhered to  the sky panel colored in blue.  The second orange/yellow image was fussy cut out, not including the cone of the flower.  Some petals were eliminated as well.  Once layered on top of the main panel with dimensionals, you get great depth with the two fussy cut layers of petals.
This technique is super easy- there is no time consuming coloring and is perfect for all of the Flower Block images. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a relaxing Labor Day Weekend!

Hugs!

Lee Ann  :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Exciting Announcement: Sweet Perks "Club"!!

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!
We have an exciting announcement to share with you today, but first we want to thank all of our participants from last week's Friday Feature Challenge.

The random winner from our "Border Background Challenge" and winner of the $10 Gift Code is #1

Here is her beautiful Border Background card featuring some retired Sweet 'n Sassy stamps:
Kathy, please send an email to jacquie@sweetnsassystamps.com to claim your Gift Code!

Nowthe Exciting News!

We've been working on a FUN surprise for you and after receiving a lot of really great feedback from our email survey this week we are ready to share it with you!

We have tried to design a "club" that has MANY of the benefits you shared with us but NONE of the drawbacks!  We hope you will join us in our excitement as we bring you the Sweet Perks Club (SPC)!
How does SPC work?

On the last Friday of the month (today) we will share the next month's SPC bundle(s) (yes, there may be more than one to choose from!). The bundle(s) will consist of one stamp set and one coordinating die set---the quality you have come to know and love from us. The NEW product bundles will be available to at a 20% discount with FREE SHIPPING for only 2 weeks!  When the two weeks are up, the products in the bundle(s) will be made available for purchase on our website for the FULL retail price with the rest of that month's NEW release

While saving 20% on brand new product is a pretty sweet deal, that isn't all!  After all, it's called the Sweet PERKS club!!  When you purchase one (or more) of our SPC bundles you will ALSO receive 10% off ANY additional purchases you make that month!! SWEET! 

For those of you who aren't comfortable with committing to a typical club, YOU get to pick and choose when to participate.  When you do, you get that month's perks, when you don't, you don't.   Pretty simple, huh?

Of course, the savings are GREAT, but we're also throwing in some freebies to reward your continued club participation. 

Check out these SWEET PERKS!
  • When you purchase 2 or more SPC bundles in one month you will receive a surprise gift in that month's SPC shipment.  Who doesn't love fun little surprises? :) SWEET!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 6 (within a 6 month time frame) you will receive a FREE 4x6 stamp set of your choice.  WHAT?  Yes!  YOU get to pick your FREE gift for fulfilling a typical 6 month club term.  EVEN SWEETER!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 12 (within a 12 month time frame) you will receive a FREE SPC BUNDLE of your choice valued between $25 and $30!  THE SWEETEST!
We may even add more perks for "club members" as time goes on.  We are also hoping to be able to offer some tutorials featuring the products offered in the "club".

*Please keep in mind, because this is new to all of us, we will be doing this on a trial basis to feel things out and make sure it works well for everyone.  If necessary, the program could be tweaked or discontinued at any time. 


You can check out our FOUR awesome 
September SPC Bundles available NOW by clicking HERE.

But how about a little Sweet Perks Club eye candy before you go...
 
This GORGEOUS creation was made by the talented Cathy McCauley.  She is an ARTIST and really know how to put things together.  You will LOVE the bundle she used to created this delightful fall scene!


This simple yet striking card was created by myself (Korin Sutherland).  Lately I LOVE simple and I know many of our customers do, too.  The bundle I used for this card can used for simple and complex cards alike!

Diane Zechman, one of our fabulous illustrators, created this gorgeous box with another of our bundles for this month.  Wouldn't this make the sweetest little gift box?

And to conclude your little taste of this month's SPC goodies, I created this simple design with our 4th bundle and some lovely designer paper.  If you love cone flowers, you'll definitely want to snatch up this bundle.  The price is amazing!!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

birthday fishes

Have you checked out the new Sweet 'n Sassy die sets yet?  They make creating with their companion stamp sets fun and easy!  Here's a card using the Happy Ocean Friends stamp set and dies.  I also used the Tall Grass die.


 
The fish and bubbles also have some sparkle from a clear Wink of Stella brush.
 


You can see how nicely the dies cut these little fishies out.
 
These images aren't just for summer...you can "fish" someone a happy birthday all year 'round.  And now that the kids are starting to hit the books again, how about making a card to wish them a great "school" year?  I bet the teachers would appreciate one too.  ;)
 
Have a fabulous day!
♥ Diane
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ocean Paradise

I just love spending time on the beach by the water.  The sound of the waves and the salt air is so relaxing.  I was fortunate enough to spend some time with my family in Ocean City, MD this past week "relaxing and soaking up the sun".

My card that I am sharing with you today reminds me of my time at the beach:


I used the Ocean Paradise set for my card.  I colored the image with copics, paper pieced the umbrella, and used stickles to accent the water.  The papers are from My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping by today- have a great day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Ocean Friends


Hi there and thanks for stopping by It's Ceal sharing a fun card with you today. I
love this cute little set Happy Ocean Friends and now there are coordinating dies. 
To make my card I started with a white piece of card stock and sponged the background using a stencil, next I spritzed it with some color shine to get this playful background. I colored my images with Copic markers and then used the Happy Ocean Friends Dies to cut them out. I also added the Tall Grass die for the fish t swim through 


Thanks for looking!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Beauty by the Sea


Good morning!

Jessica here with a card to share with you this morning using the lovely Beauty by the Sea stamp set with its coordinating dies.  This is such an elegant stamp set and perfect for lots of techniques!  I chose to watercolor the shells with Peerless Watercolors.  I embossed the images on watercolor paper with white embossing powder and after the images were painted and dried, I used their coordinating dies to cut out the images.


Have a lovely rest of your day!
Jessica