Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Woman That Feareth...

Hi all!  It's Kim (Schofield) and I'm so excited to be back with the Sweet 'n Sassy design team!  Today is my first time back sharing a project on the blog - yeah!  Check out all the details below...

While today's project is a traditional card size (5.5"x4.25"), I mounted the design on heavy chipboard and am thinking of it as a tiny canvas, being held by an easel.  The verse is a good one to keep out on my desk...remind me of what's really important. :-)

To start, I stamped and embossed the large background design from the Leafy Flourish set on a piece of vintage book paper.  I used Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink and embossing powder (Watering Can) on the flourish design.  That combo left me with just spots of embossed areas vs. the entire piece being shiny.  The ink very quickly soaked into the paper, which meant that the powder only stuck to a few areas...love the worn, vintage look!

After my "canvas" base was cut, I layered with black and cream cardstock.  I also ages all of my edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Next, I die cut a circle and used the Delightfully Delicate Background stamp to add a design to the circle, before stamping the verse.  (I also added a tiny piece of polka dot paper and faux stitched the two pieces of paper together.)

Once my verse circle was finished, I got to work on those beautiful poppies from the Precious Poppies set.   I used black Archival Ink to stamp the image on heavy watercolor paper and colored the images using Prismacolor Watercolor pencils (LOVE them!)

The last step was to cut out the flowers and attach them to my card.  I attached the first flower flat and then used foam tape to attach the other flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!  Now run out and grab yourself some of these beautiful stamps!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 2014 Release…Take 2

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  

It's really beginning to look and feel like winter, especially for those of you getting record snowfalls!  This weather just gets me in the mood for creating Christmas and winter themed cards, and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November release is perfect for that!  Today we're going to take a closer look at some of the new products from the November Release, but first...we have a random winner of our "Wintery Birthday" Release Day Challenge.  We apologize for the trouble some of you had uploading your cards, but we did include you in the random drawing.
The winner is #15:
Anita Autore

Anita, please send an e-mail to Jacquie@sweetnsassystamps.com
to claim your gift code!


If you have not had a chance to check out the new stamp sets and dies released by SNSS this month, head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store to see what's new! 

Before you go, take a look at a few gorgeous cards created by the Design Team Divas using products from the new release.



Just take a look at this gorgeous wintery scene created by Korin using the Hillside Edges Dies, Forest Silhouettes Dies and a sentiment from Christmas Silhouettes!





Believe it or not, the wreath on this card was made using the Bare Tree Die.  The chickadee from God's Purpose was cut with the new 
God's Purpose Chickadee Die and the sentiment is from Mod Ornaments.




Don't you just love this gorgeous scene created by Lee Ann using the Scripture & Sentiments Companions stamp set and the Bare Tree Die?





Bridget made this bright and festive card using the new Birthday Word Die and the Companion Words stamp set.  I just love how she used the 
Small Leaves Dies for the flames…how creative is that!



Thanks so much for joining us today…we hope you've enjoyed your visit!
Now head on over to our website and pick up your faves from this month's release!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Congrats!

Hello! It is Gloria with you today. I am sad to say that this is my last post as part of the SNSS Design Divas. While I am stepping down from the team, I hope to continue behind the scenes designing stamps! Thank you to Korin and the other Divas for their love and support! And thank you, Readers for stopping by!

I used the super cute Baked For You stamp set to make a sweet baby card.



I love the playful style of this set. It is perfect for creating "sweet" cards!


I stamped and colored the bun, and then added Frosted Lace Stickles to create frosting!


And, a sweet message on the inside!

Thank you all for being SWEET to me over the past months.

Gloria

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Let it Snow!

Hello Everyone!

Have you noticed that once November 1st gets here, time just flies by at lightening speed??  I am finding it hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away and we have already had our first snow.  Yes, I have snow on the mind!
This is my last post for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Korin. It has truly been a blessing to work for Korin and with this talented design team, but it is time for me to step aside.  I have been neglecting so much this last year or so and I need to spend time getting back to some of those neglected things.
That said, I thought it would be appropriate to make a card for my final blog post using the first Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp that caught my eye while perusing the SCS gallery.


Isn't he just the cutest????  You can see why I fell in love with this set, Welcome Jesus.  I stamped the snowman on kraft cardstock and colored him with Prismacolor pencils.  Initially, I had other ideas for this snowman, but it did not pan out, so I fussy cut him out and broke out some fine glitter and made him sparkle.
Did you know that this adorable stamp set now has a matching die?  Yep!  I can't wait to get my hands on the Welcome Jesus Die Set!
I hope I have inspired you to break out the ink and the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps one more time!  Thank you so much for all of your encouraging comments over the last year or so.  I will continue to create with my Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps; I would love it if you would stop by and visit me at my blog.  I am sure to see some of you around in blog land.
Lastly, wishing all of you a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Hugs!

Lee Ann  :)
www.greytpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

fuzzy pink birthday wishes

Did you see the new release?  I love the new Birthday Word die and wanted to try cutting a piece of felt with it...some fuzzy pink felt!  It looks pretty cute in person!



The word Wishes is from Companion Words and the cupcake was cut with the Birthday Bash dies.  A little scallop border was made with a die from Bookmarks & More.

Thanks for popping in and have a great day!
♥  Diane
 
birthday word die companion words  birthday bash dies bookmarks & more dies

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mod Ornaments

Hi friends!  Janette here today to share a couple Christmas cards that I made.  I used the Mod Ornament stamp set and matching dies to create some festive Christmas cards.  The first card is my sample for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast this past week.

I used coastal cabana and real red inks from Stampin Up as is the patterned paper.

On the second card I embossed the ornament with silver ep and used patterned papers from Kaisercraft



Here are the Sweet N Sassy Stamps products that I used:

   

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bless You

Hi there Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!
It's Ceal here to share with you today. I hope you have enjoyed our new release blog hop and are playing along with our challenge. 
My card today uses another new release Scripture & Sentiment Companion set.