Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hawaiian Chicken...yum!

Hello!  Today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes in a 6x6 format. While you are reading this, I am spending the day stamping with good friends from NY and PA.  This recipe was scrapped for one of the swaps we are having.

I stamped the little chicken from my Get Well Critters stamp set.  I didn't want his bandaged wing to show since I was doing a Hawaiian scene, so I gave him a tropical drink to cover it up!  ;)  The drink, sun, beach ball, and palm tree are from the Wish You Were Here stamp set.  And I gave the sand a little "texture" by stamping some speckles from Grunge Elements.

The Get Well Critters Dies and Beach Dies made cutting all the pieces out a snap!
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you try the recipe... and like it!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Winter is on the Way!

Hello friends!  Cathy here with several cards to share.  As much as I don't want to admit it, winter is on the way so I've slowly been working on winter and Christmas cards.  I've been having fun with the Winnie's Warm Wishes Bundle offered as one of our Sweet Perks Club selections for this month, which by the way, we have EXTENDED through October 15th since our release was pushed back a week. :) 

You may also notice something new and fabulous on my card…a sneak peak of a wonderful new stamp set being released next Friday, October 16th!
I'll give you a little's not the mittens or Winnie. ;)

The Freshly Made Sketch for this week was used for the design of this card.  Winnie and her mittens were colored with Copic Markers.  Just take a look at that beautiful background…first embossed with Clear Sparkle Glitter, then spritzed with water and Color Burst pigments…*dazzling* in real life!  

Another Color Burst background was perfect for the silhouette image in the new We Three Kings stamp set.  The gorgeous We Three Kings stamp set is perfect for creating Christmas cards depicting the true meaning of the season.  You all loved this set so much we sold out of it already (WOW), but don't fret, it is available for preorder at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store and will be back in stock soon, so grab yours today!

Here are the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps products used to make these cards:

Just a Reminder…
Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11th! 
Stop in and see us at our booth if you are planning to attend!
Here is a coupon for you to bring along to the show for additional savings!  We're heading to York today to set up our booth and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by...have a blessed day!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Owl Be Here

Hi there Sweet 'n Sassy friends, thanks for stopping by! It's Ceal here to share with you today a card I made for the Hope You Can Cling To card drive that is going on the entire month of October. 
To make my card I used three different sets. For the tree I used the Tree Background stamped in Ground Expresso distress ink. The leaves are from the Falling Leaves set stamped in Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber distress inks,since these inks react with water, I took a damp water brush and lightly went over the leaves to bring them together.  The cute little owl and greeting are from set Owl Be There. I wanted to make the owl a shaker, and using the Owl Die made it super easy. 

Supplies used


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Winter is For the Birds!

Happy Wednesday!    Angie here with a winter card using the super fun For the Birds stamp set.  I think this set is darling and includes sweet and funny sentiments!  

  For the Birds is one of this month's Sweet Perks Club Bundles which means you can get this stamp and coordinating die set for a special price but you have to act fast!!!  The Sweet Perks Club price only lasts through midnight tomorrow!

For my card I swished my background through distress ink spritzed liberally with water, dried with heat gun and repeated.  I used the same technique on a small piece of mixed media paper with seedless preserves distress ink then die cut the hearts with SNSS Heart Dies.  For the finishing touch, I stamped the sentiment and die cut with Speech Bubbles.  I love how Cathy layers her speech bubbles so I have borrowed the technique for my cards!

 In this lighting, it's difficult to see but I added Wink of Stella to the hearts and also the snow on the branch.

   Make sure you stop by the store and pick up your Sweet Perks Club Bundles today!!!

October Sweet Perks Bundles:

 For the Birds

Harvest Blessings
 Winnie's Warm Wishes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes ~

Good morning everyone! Mary here, sharing a quick warm wishes card from Winnie's Warm Wishes. She is coloured using my latest fad of colouring with Tombows on mixed media paper. I layered her onto decorative plaques dies and the sentiment is stamped on a punched oval. To give added interest, I added the hearts scallop border die and stitched on my card! 

Winnie's Warm Wishes is part of the latest Sweet Perks Club for the month of October!

Materials Used:
Stamps: Winnie's Winter wishes
Inks: Tombows, archival ink, SU, QQ powder puff inks
Paper: SU, MME, mixed media
accessories: SNSS decorative plaques die, SNSS hearts scallop border die, SU punch, ribbon, stitching.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Emboss Resist - Monday Morning Technique

Hello! It's Monika here today with a step-by-step tutorial on how I made my emboss resist Fall card.

1. I stamped the silhouette leaves (Falling Leaves Clear Stamp) on a piece of water color card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. You could also use white embossing powder.

2. Next (starting with the lightest color) I sponged Mustard Seed distress ink on the background with a Blending Tool.

3. Then I sponged Mowed Lawn and Rusty Hinge distressed inks on the background.

4. You can leave the background as is, or add some brown around the edges. I used Vintage Photo distress ink. Then I wiped the background with a paper towel to get the ink off of the embossed areas.

5. To make the coordinating leaves, I sponge green, yellow and rust ink on strips of water color card stock and die-cut some leaves with one of the small leaf dies from the Leaf Silhouette die set. Then I covered the leaves with Glossy Accents.

6. I stamped the greeting on a thin strip of white card stock (from Be Encouraged Clear Stamp Set) with Onyx Black Memento ink. Placed some thread on the background, and adhered the greeting over it with dimensional tape.

7. Next I adhered the die-cut leaves randomly to the card. Then I adhered the card front to a white card base.

I hope I inspired you to get inky today.
Thank you for stopping by,


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monochromatic Sea

Hello!  Diana here to share with you a monochromatic card I made with the stamp set The Sea.  To make it a bit more dramatic, I made an alteration of the telescoping technique.  After sponging the sea and sky and stamping the image, I die cut three concentric circles with the smallest centering on the boat.  

Diana Nguyen, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, The sea, monochromatic, card

 I then popped up the outermost ring with one layer of foam tape, kept the middle ring flat, and then popped up the center with two layers of foam tape.  I liked how you still get a dramatic effect yet the card is not too thick.  I then added the banner with the Scripture from Mark and touches of white with a gel pen.  

Diana Nguyen, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, The sea, monochromatic, card

 I just love this set!  So great for masculine cards!