Monday, December 22, 2014

2014 Year in Review - Day 14: From Cocoa's Kitchen

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Our 2014 Year in Review ends this week as we bid this year good bye!  I'm not sure where 2014 has gone…it's hard to believe we'll soon be celebrating a new year.  It's not to late to grab a year's end deal at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  All of the featured stamp sets are reduced by 25% from now until December 31st!

Our Day 14 feature is:
A Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps review would not be complete without featuring at least one stamp set with that adorable little mouse we've all come to love... Cocoa!

Here are some new samples made by Jessica and me using the 

Jessica used the From Cocoa's Kitchen stamp set to create a pie just for you…and look who's peeking over the top!  The sentiment as well as the faintly stamped background is from the Birthday Word Art stamp set.

I decided to pair From Cocoa's Kitchen with the new Baked for You Apron Die.  A perfect match…don't you think?  The trim on the pockets were made with the Doily Border Dies.

Here are several other projects made by the Design Team in 2014 using

This glassine treat bag created by Monika is just adorable!  Wouldn't you just love receiving some freshly baked goodies from chef Cocoa?  From Cocoa's Kitchen is perfect for giving a tasty treat to a loved one.

This nostalgic card made by Bridget using the From Cocoa's Kitchen stamp set looks like it might have come right from my grandmother's kitchen!  Love the patterns, the colors, and the little rolling pin accent!

I love the way Mary has used a rhinestone flourish to represent steam coming from Cocoa's freshly baked pie on her card using From Cocoa's Kitchen.

Yummy!  Lee Ann's cupcake holder is not only gorgeous, but looks delicious!  The Delightfully Delicate Background was used to decorate the treat box and looks wonderful with a tag made with stamps From Cocoa's Kitchen.

Janette's card made with the From Cocoa's Kitchen stamp set is beautiful!  She found the perfect DP and her fussy stitching, lace, and warm colors have a wonderful cozy, homey feel.

Thanks so much for joining us today.  Tomorrow we'll take a look at another adorable character from the Sweet 'n Sassy line of stamps so be sure to check back again!

Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 Year in Review - Day 13: Beauty By the Sea

Hello sweet friends and welcome back to Day 13 of 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Year in Review!

Today's feature is:
If you love the ocean as much as I do, then you will LOVE this stamp set.  The gorgeous shells in this stamp set are perfect for creating beautiful summery cards, but Mary and Diane have a bit of a surprise for you today!

Would you ever think to use Beauty By the Sea for a Christmas card?...

What a gorgeous Christmas card Mary has made with the Beauty By the Sea stamp set!  The sponging on the shells and the papers along with the torn edge give this Christmas card a vintage look that is just beautiful!  The sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments available as a digital stamp set.

Diane used bits of holly with white embossed shells from Beauty by the Sea to create her beautiful Christmas card.  The texture at the bottom of her card reminds me of waves at the beach.  Part of the sentiment is from Christmas Morn and the holly is from the Christmas Silhouettes stamp set.

And now let's look at more Beauty By the Sea created by the 
Design Divas in 2014!

Diane has again used the beautiful fan texture reminiscent of waves at the beach to create her uplifting card.  Saran Wrap was used to create a watery background for her seashells.  The scripture verse is from the Beauty By the Sea stamp set.

Jessica used Peerless Watercolors to paint her gorgeous shells after embossing them on watercolor paper.  These shells definitely reflect Beauty By the Sea!

How stunning!  Janette used layers of beautiful papers and her perfect stitching to make a base for the gorgeous shells from Beauty By the Sea!

The embossed starfish on the background makes the perfect base for Giovana's seashell wreath.  How creative…love the coiled twine and the bits of cheesecloth tucked behind the embossed shells from the Beauty By the Sea stamp set.  The pearls are the perfect addition to this gorgeous card perfect for almost any occasion!

On this card created by Lee Ann, the shells from Beauty By the Sea were gold embossed on vellum and hung with jump rings to make a gorgeous seashell swag!  The shells were cut with the matching Beauty By the Sea Dies.  
The SNSS Design Divas are so creative and very talented! 

Hope you've been inspired by your visit today.  Don't forget that our featured stamp sets are on SALE right now at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You can snatch up these sets at 25% OFF the regular price from now until the end of the month.  What a perfect Christmas gift for a stamp lovin' friend!

This concludes another week of 2014 features.  The Design Team will be posting some beautiful samples for you over the weekend, and we'll be back next week with a few more features to end our look back at 2014!

Thanks so much for stopping by…we so appreciate each of you!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 Year in Review - Day 12: Happy Home

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Our count down to Christmas and the SNSS 2014 Year in Review will continue today with an adorable stamp set designed by Diane Zechman.

Today's feature is:
This darling stamp set can be used for so much more than its intended purpose as you will see as you take a look at the fabulous creations by the talented SNSS design team.  Janette and Monika have made two new cards using the Happy Home stamp set.

What a fun shaped card Monika made pairing the Happy Home stamp set with the new Hillside Edges Dies and the Fence Die.

Janette also paired a sentiment from Happy Home with the Hillside Edges Dies to create the snowy scene on the outside of her card.

And look at the inside…the silhouette house trio makes a wonderful border for her cute Christmas card!  Using the sentiments from Seasonal Wreaths, Janette was able to craft her own Christmas greeting! 

Here are a few more creations using the Happy Home stamp set that were made during this past year:

I just love the watercolor look on Giovana's sweet card made with the house and tree images from the Happy Home stamp set.  The section of Fence and the Clouds perfectly complete her beautiful scene!

The little house and the trees from the Happy Home stamp set were colored and fussy cut to make this adorable card crafted by Kim!  Love how she pieced her scene on text paper, sponged the sun rays, and added a few Clouds to create a vintage look!

On this Christmas card created by me, the house trio from the Happy Home stamp set is tucked behind sponged snowy drifts.  The Light of Christmas is lightly stamped on the background.  The tree and deer are from the Christmas Silhouettes stamp set and the deer was cut with the coordinating Christmas Silhouettes Die.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Innies stamp set.

A ribbon ruffle grounds the little paper pieced house from Happy Home on this darling Mother's Day card created by Jessica.  The Mother Word Die featured earlier this month was used to cut the word, Mother, out of felt and the embossed sentiment is from the Thankful Innies stamp set.

Awwwwwww!  How cute is this little kitty from LOL Cats sitting in the window!  The sentiment is from the Happy Home stamp set.  The branch in the upper corner is from the Love Birds stamp set and was cut with the Love Birds Die Set.  The Tall Grass die cut finishes the scene perfectly!  Just adorable, Lee Ann!

Well…what do you think?  Isn't this just the cutest stamp set?  Right now it is marked down 25% at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store along with all of the other 2014 featured stamp sets.  This Christmas Sale will continue until the end of the month or as long as supplies last.

Wait until you see what we have in store for you tomorrow!  Be sure to stop back again for our SNSS 2014 Year in Review.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Year in Review - Day 11: So Grateful

Hello again sweet friends!  Have you had a chance to check out the sale going on from now until the end of the month at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store?  Our featured stamp sets have been marked down by 25%!

Our feature for today is:
This beautiful stamp set of thankful wishes was designed by Gloria Stengel and is wonderful for building your own sentiment.  The different fonts look beautiful when paired together!

After we've celebrated Christmas with friends and family, it's time to send out the thank you notes.  Janette's beautiful card is perfect for an after Christmas thank you!  Love the embossed texture and the sparkly silver frame for the message made by combining two of the sentiments from So Grateful!

If you need a few quick and easy thank you cards, this design by Jessica would be perfect!  Stitch two panels of designer paper together and add your segmented sentiment from So Grateful…how beautiful!

Here is another look at a few more cards created by the Design Divas 
in 2014 using the So Grateful stamp set:

A little cheesecloth tucked behind layers of Graphic 45 papers makes such a gorgeous presentation on this card created by the designer of So Grateful, Gloria Stengel!  

How creative!  Diane made a silverware holder that would look fabulous on a Thanksgiving table, but by changing a few elements, this idea would be perfect for any table decor!  The sentiment from the So Grateful stamp set was paper clipped to a label from the Bookmarks & More Die Set.  The Season of Change leaves cut with the coordinating Season of Change Leaf Dies look wonderful with the wood grain background made with the Grunge Borders stamp set.

 By embossing the matched sentiments from So Grateful on a piece of vellum, Bridget was able to achieve an elegant look for her note of appreciation.  The gold embossed Skeleton Leaf Background is just gorgeous!

Just one script word from the So Grateful stamp set is all that is needed to send  an uplifting note to a friend.  Lee Ann's beautifully colored Flowers in Bloom image was cut with the coordinating Flowers in Bloom Die and the partial Scallop Border adds balance to her gorgeous card.

This clean and layered Thanksgiving card was created by Lee Ann.  I love the way the Skeleton Leaf Background peeks through the Leaf Silhouettes die cuts!  Gorgeous!
Now head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store to grab this versatile stamp set while supplies last!  You may just find a last minute Christmas gift while you are there!

We have a fun stamp set to feature tomorrow so be sure to join us once again!

Thanks so much for stopping by…you are a blessing to SNSS!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 Year in Review - Day 10: Bloom & Grow

Hello SNSS friends!  Welcome to Day 10 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Year in Review!

Today's feature is:

Here is a beautiful new Bloom & Grow sample made by Jessica:

The colors and papers Jessica used on her card give it a warm country feel.  I love how the pieces of the flowers in the Bloom & Grow stamp set are each separate stamps so it is very easy to build your flowers using different colors.  The addition of the doily, stitching, and the Scalloped Border add charm to Jessica's pretty card!

Here are other Design Team samples created throughout this past year:

Monika has a wonderful way of combining elements on her gorgeous card creations!  The flowers from the Bloom & Grow stamp set frame the sentiment beautifully!  A Lacey Eyelet Border, some loopy thread, and a scattering of gem stones were used to finish her card.

Janette's use of soft color, texture, and sparkle are just elegant!  The Delightfully Delicate Background was used on a panel under the softly sponged flower image and sentiment from the Bloom & Grow stamp set!

Layers of lace and doilies help to ground these gorgeous flowers from Bloom & Grow on Giovana's striking card.  Love how she curved the petals on the flowers to look so life-like!

Kim added texture paste through a checkerboard stencil to add texture and interest to her background.  The flower images from Bloom & Grow were over stamped several times in different hues to create depth.  Simply beautiful, Kim!

Lee Ann used some hexagons from the Shape Up stamp set featured earlier in the month as a background for her pretty flower from Bloom & Grow.  A strip of Delightfully Delicate Background, a Scallop Border, and a sentiment from the God is Bigger stamp set were used to finish her clean and layered card.

These gals have showcased the Bloom & Grow stamp set beautifully!  This stamp set and all the others being featured this month are on sale at 25% off the regular price at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store from now until the end of the month!

We'll be featuring a beautiful sentiment stamp set tomorrow so be sure to join us again as we take a look back at 2014!

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Year in Review - Day 9: Script Mother Word Die

Hello friends!  It's time to begin another week of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 2014 Year in Review!  We hope you've been enjoying our look back at all the wonderful stamps and dies released in 2014, and now you can pick up all of stamps and dies being featured at 25% off the regular price through the end of this month!  

Word dies have gained in popularity throughout this past year and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has a word die honoring Mother.

Today's feature is:

Here are a couple new samples created by Mary and Janette:

Beautiful paper and a lovely sentiment from the Bridge of Hope stamp set are a gorgeous background for the sparkly Script Word Mother die cut on this card created by Mary.

Love how Janette layered two of the Script Word Mother die cuts to add depth to the word Mother.  She added a pretty Scalloped Border and a sentiment from the Lots-a-Spots stamp set to finish this beautiful birthday card for MOM!

Here is another look at several samples from this past year made by the 
Design Divas:

The Typewriter Text Background and a few splatters make a delicate background for the Script Word Mother die cut on this gorgeous card created by Monika.  The sentiment and flower are from the Thankful Blooms stamp set and the flower was cut with the matching Thankful Blooms Dies.

A stenciled background and a sentiment from the Thankful Innies stamp set were used with the Script Word Mother die cut on this beautiful card created by Bridget.  The leaves on the flowers were cut with the Thankful Blooms Die Set.  Bridget's use of colors just grabs us again!

Ceal created a soft stenciled background for her Script Word Mother die cut which was placed on an angle along with a flower from the Thankful Blooms to make her beautiful Mother's Day card.

Lee Ann used the negative Script Word Mother die cut layered on some beautiful Spellbinders rectangle dies to create this gorgeous card for mother.  Love how she rolled and glittered the flowers from the Thankful Blooms stamp set.  

Several of the Script Word Mother die cuts were layered, glittered, covered with Glossy Accents, and embedded on this Mother's Day card created by me.  The layers of flowers from the Thankful Blooms stamp set was also covered with Glossy Accents for a shiny finish.

Whether you need a birthday card, a thank you card, a Mother's Day card, or just want to send your love to Mom…this die is a fabulous addition to your stamping supplies…so head on over to the SNSS Store and grab a good deal!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Join us again tomorrow for another look back at 2014!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

snowy scene tag

Christmas will soon be here...are you ready? I hope you are enjoying the holiday preparations. May you have peace and joy as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!

Today I have a snowy tag using the Sweet 'n Sassy Hillside Edges dies, Spectacular Snowflakes dies, Small Snowflakes dies, and Christmas Silhouettes stamp set (sentiment). The snowy scene was created with an old technique using packing tape and ultra fine glitter.

hillside edges tag diane zechman

hillside edges tag close diane zechman
To create this tag, I started with a 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch piece of cardstock and scored it at 4 1/4". The fold will be at the top of your tag.
To make the tag shape, I cut a 1 inch square in half diagonally and traced one of the pieces on each top corner and cut on the traced lines.
Next I diecut the second largest snowflake die (Spectacular Snowflakes dies) from the front of the tag.
At this point you can decorate the "inside" of the tag however you want. I used the Hillside Edges dies and colored them with markers.
Now the fun part...adhere clear packing tape to the inside of the front layer, making sure you completely cover the diecut opening. Then apply ultra-fine glitter to the front of the tag (it will stick inside your diecut window where the packing tape was placed).
Adhere the front to the back with double-sided tape (Scor-Tape works great!) and finish as desired. I used a Small Snowflake diecut and a sentiment from Christmas Silhouettes.
Thanks for visiting our blog...have a wonderful day!
♥ Diane