Thursday, July 2, 2015

Beauty by the Sea...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you an elegant beach card.


Couple of weeks ago, I made a beach card using a water color pastel technique. This time, the background was made using the acrylic block water color technique (there is a sweet tutorial HERE). I used blue and tan markers to color the block, spritzed water over it, then used the block as a stamp. You always get a different look with this technique and it is super easy.

Next I stamped the silhouette image from Landscape Silhouettes clear stamp set onto the background.  
 

To add dimension to the card, I die-cut a stitched circle out of the background and popped it up with dimensional tape.

 Then made the embellishments... I heat embossed some of the smaller images from Beauty of the Sea clear stamp set on Vellum with white embossing powder and cut the images out. There is also a coordinating die set: Beauty of the Sea die set.
 
Thank you for stopping by,
Monika



 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 2015 Happenings

Hello sweet friends!  Can you believe it's July already?  That means the summer is almost half over!  Thank you so much for your sweet comments, your friendship, and your overwhelming support of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.   During the month of July, you can look forward to the talented Design Divas focusing on stamp sets currently in our store…and as always...few special surprises!

Here's the scoop for July…

Friday Features

Fridays are special at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  On the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blogthe Design Divas will share different ways to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your stamps using featured stamp sets.   

That's not all…the featured stamp set will be available for purchase at a 10% discount during the week the set is being featured and that mean they sell out quickly which is what has happened to this week's featured stamp set.  Don't worry…we will have another fabulous stamp set featured this Friday!

Design Diva Demos

Be sure to join us each Monday on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog as the Design Divas continue to present tutorials showing step by step instructions for creating fabulous projects using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  You will LOVE the inspiring demos full of tips and techniques that can easily be incorporated into your own paper crafting projects.  You can look forward to seeing tutorials by Ceal, Diane, Jane, and Kim this month!  
If you did not see Kim's video tutorial from this past Monday, you will want to check it out HERE!

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Finally, here is a card made with some of our favorite products currently available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store:


An Anna Griffin Poppy Embossing Folder matches the wonderful Mini Flower Blocks 3 poppy image perfectly.  Colored with Copics, the poppies look fabulous against the clean white background.  Every flower garden needs a few fluttering butterflies…this Majestic Monarch was easily cut with the coordinating Monarch Die.  The sentiment from the Keep In Touch stamp set was stamped on just the edge of one of the Decorative Plaques Dies.  The design of this card was taken from the Splitcoaststampers Sketch for this week.

These Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps products were used to make this card:


That's a wrap for July…thanks so much for stopping by.  Blessings to you and have a wonderful first day of July!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Poppies for Grandmother

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a card with you that I created for my grandma's birthday which is coming up soon.


I used a paintbrush wet with water to "paint" a rectangle onto watercolor paper.  While the paper was wet I painted my background with blue and purple reindeers.  Once the bg was dry, I stamped my poppies with black ink.  I then finished off the card by adding sequin accents and my sentiment.

Here are the SNSS products I used on my card:

  



Monday, June 29, 2015

Silhouette Stamping Tutorial

Happy Monday! Kim with you today to share a video tutorial on stamping with silhouette images. Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time will not be surprised about my love for silhouette stamps. These images combined with my love of Distress Inks are the perfect card making combo! The video below is an older video, but the techniques are still ones that I use on a regular basis. After the video, I'm sharing some of my all time favorite silhouette stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy. Enjoy!!






Wildflowers stamp set


Sunday, June 28, 2015

sew thoughtful

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Where has June gone?  I can't believe the month is almost over.

Today I have a card to share with sweet Cocoa mouse.  I made this card quite some time ago but never got around to sharing it.  This image and sentiment is from Sew Happy Cocoa.


The stitching was done on my sewing machine...it was acting a little wonky at the time but I ended up liking the not-so-perfect stitches.  The button border is a punch.

If you like Cocoa Mouse, check out all the sets available in the SNSS store.

Hope you have a fabulous week!
♥  Diane

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Flower Blocks III ~

Happy Saturday morning Sweet'nSassy friends! Mary here with another favourite image from Flower Blocks 3 to share with you today. This lovely Rose is coloured using copics and layered onto coordinating MME papers. 

Grab your favourite lined SNS image, your favourite medium, your favourite drink and cozy up for some colouring today. It's a perfect day to be indoors on a rainy day. Share your results with us on SCS or your favourite social media.

Materials Used:
Stamps: Flower Blocks 3
Inks: Copics, Memento black, QQ powder puff inks
Paper: SU, MME Dp
Accessories: Pearls, SU banner die 

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Feature: Owl Be There and Owl Die

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Welcome to this week's Friday Feature.  The samples we have to share with you today are as cute as can be.  Here is Owl Be There and the Owl Die by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Today's feature is:
Owl Be There and coordinating 
Owl Die

  • set measures 4"x4"
  • illustrated by Korin Sutherland
  • includes 1 image and 7 sentiments
  • owl image measures approximately 2.5" x 2.3"
  • Includes 1 die
  • Measures approximately 2 5/8" x 2 3/8"
  • Coordinates with Owl Be There stamp set

Whether you need an adorable card for a birthday, for encouragement, for a friend, or just because, Owl Be There and the matching Owl Die are so much fun to use.  Colored, paper pieced, or just stamped...this fun set is sure to be a big hit!

Need a card for a special friend?  Owl Be There is the stamp set to use.  Here the owl has been colored and his little belly was paper pieced. The Branch from the Love Birds stamp set is the perfect resting spot and it is super easy to cut out using the matching Love Birds Die Set.

Using the Congrats Grad stamp set and matching Congrats Grad Dies makes this owl a wise old bird!  How cute is this for a graduation card!  The sentiment and the label were cut with the fabulous Decorative Plaques Die Set.

Here are some fabulous samples from the past that were made by the amazing Design Divas using the Owl Be There stamp set and the
coordinating Owl Die:


Kim used the Decorative Plaques Dies and the Scalloped Star Border Die along with the owl to create this enchanting tag…SWEET!


Here's another delightful card created by Kim.  Love the polka dot pattern used on many of the circle elements and the Scalloped Heart Border along the bottom edge. 


On this charming card, Mary chose to completely paper piece the owl from Owl Be There.  Love how the fishtail banners on the side match the papers used on the owl!


Owl Be There is one of those stamp sets that can be used in any season.  This darling card created by Judy using fun papers, colors, and a Scalloped Border just screams SPRING to me!


This card created by Bridget was pulled from the archives.  In the stamping world, owls can be any color, especially if you are the queen of color!  The colors for this SWEET owl were pulled from the patchwork paper and the sentiment was stamped on one of the Clouds and Raindrops die cuts.

Owl Be There and the matching Owl Die is a winning combination to add to your stamping collection!

Both are 10% for a limited time!
Owl Be There
 Owl Die
No Coupon Needed!

   Head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store and pick up a fabulous deal 
on this whimsical duo today! 
Thanks for stopping by…have a wonderful day!