Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Well, hello there!

I know!  I am shocked that I am posting, too.  I just thought I would share a couple of fun pictures from our trunk show this past weekend at Scrapbook Super Station in Butler, PA.  Dan the man, AKA Mr. Sassy, and I had a great time sharing our products with the wonderful customers in the Pittsburgh area.  We look forward to doing it again!

 Here I am with Amy Shepherd, the fabulous owner at Scrapbook Super Station.  She has created an amazing place for scrapbookers and stampers to enjoy their love and share it with each other.  Her business has been open for 16 years!  That is practically unheard of in this industry!  I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet her and spend time in her delightful store.

 Look, it's Vicky Gould from SCS!  Love this lady!  So glad I was finally able to meet her in person. :)

 Here is our make 'n take area with the full display in the background.  

And here's a close up of our fun make 'n take featuring Christmas Morn.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for our October Happenings post!  You don't want to miss it!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Many Blessings, So Thankful ~

Good morning Sweet'nSassy fans and friends! Mary here with two cards to share with you using Flowers in Bloom with the newly released matching die. This is one of my favourite flowers to colour. This time I sponged directly on the flower using distress inks and coloured the stems with coloured pencils.

Both cards are also using burlap that was stiffened using glitter ModPodge. The sentiments used are from Gloria Stengel's So Grateful Sentiment set. I love the versatility of these words! Have a blessed Week!!
Materials Used:
Stamps: So Grateful, Flowers in Bloom
Papers: SU, Heartfelt Creations
Inks: Versamagic Aspen Mist, Versamagic Perfect Plumeria, Versafine black
Accessories: Burlap, modpodge, SNSS flowers in Bloom die, ribbon, Cheery Lynn doily die

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Give thanks...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a Fall card. 

I am loving the new Leaf Silhouettes die set. Especially the tiny dies with the dry embossing.

My first card was made for Friday's challenge at SplitCoast Stampers. You had to use something 'natural' on your card. I decided to make a wreath out of raw twine. 

The background was stamped with the wood grain image from Grunge Borders. I was trying to make it look like a door with those panels. The greeting is from Leaf Silhouettes clear stamp set.

The sweet little leaves were die-cut out of a piece of hand-made card stock. I water colored the paper with orange, green, and yellow... then spritzed brown ink on top... I was going to use thread too, but at the end, it didn't work with the wreath.

I love how these leaves look. Can't seem to stop using them... here are couple of my previous cards (just in case you missed them), using Leaf Silhouettes:

I hope I have inspired you to make something fun today...

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy Fall

Hello! It is Gloria with you today. I have created a cute fall card for you, using the Beary Bountiful Autumn September Release stamp set.

Rhubarb is getting is scarecrow on! I stamped Rhubarb with brown ink and colored him with Copics. I also stamped the greeting and used a die cut template to cut it out.

I wanted to mix in some teal accents with the traditional fall colors.

I used the Leaf Silhouettes die set to cut some leaves for the inside of the card. I stamped a sentiment from the Beary Bountiful Autumn in brown ink.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, September 26, 2014

October Sweet Perks Club

Hello stamping friends!

Our 2nd batch of Sweet Perks Club stamp & die bundles are NOW AVAILABLE to order!  We think you are really going to LOVE what we're offering this month! :)

Please note:  This month's stamp & die bundles include stamp sets that are already in our current line (meaning they are NOT new).  Please make sure you check your stash before ordering so you do not end up with duplicate stamps.  Thank you!  

So, 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 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) that are not already available will be made available for purchase on our website for the FULL retail price.

While saving 20% 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 small 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!
Please be sure to keep track of your SPC bundle purchases so you can let us know when you have earned your FREE gifts!

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 also 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.  As with anything new, there may be little kinks that need to be worked out so we really appreciate your patience with us.  If necessary, the program could be tweaked or discontinued at any time. 

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

But how about a little Sweet Perks Club eye candy before you go...

This adorable card was made by the talented Cathy McCauley.  Her coloring of the sweet penguin is wonderful, as always, and I love the patterned paper she chose to coordinate with the image.  See those little dew drops?  What a great added touch of texture and shine!


Here's another beauty by Cathy McCauley.  You gotta love that giant smile on the face of this sweet and simple snowman.  You can just feel the joy as he celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior!

If you like to add a little laughter to the holiday season then this guy is for you!  I think the wreath makes him look wonderful, don't you? :)


This chubby cardinal is perfect for those classic Christmas cards.  There is just something about red and green for Christmas and this image certainly lends well to that!  Add bit of sparkle to the pine needles and pine cone and you have a lovely Christmas creation.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Birthday Mum

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying all of the fall inspiration that the Design Team has been sharing.  I love all things fall, so why I decided to make something other than a fall card is beyond me!  I chose to 'repurpose' one of the new sets, Autumn Mum Greetings, and use it for a birthday card in bright and bold colors instead of fall colors. 

This is such a gorgeous flower that I could not resist coloring it in a bold pink.  I masked the image multiple times to create the corner bouquet.  I colored the main flower using Copics for the petals and a black Sharpie for the leaves.  Once I finished coloring, I masked the flower and sponged around the card edges with black ink.  I have never sponged with black ink before and I think there is a bit of a learning curve, but I still like the results.  The sentiment is from the Forest Silhouettes Stamp Set; it is stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  I added sequins for a bit of shimmer and shine. 
Now I cannot take credit for this technique.  The talented Deepti, who some of you may know from the blogging world, described this technique, which is called the Focal Black and White technique; she has lifted it straight from the world of photography! 
That is it for me today; I hope you give this technique a try and I hope you try to 'repurpose' one of your Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!


Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

beary happy fall

Hello friends!  The card I am sharing today uses Sweet 'n Sassy's new stamp set called Beary Bountiful Autumn.  I chose to use the image of the bear picking apples and colored it with Copics.

What a cute stamp set!  He looks like he is stocking up for the winter.  I am actually looking forward to apple picking season too.  We always make and freeze our own applesauce.  Last year I had a good idea and added some peaches to our apples for a peach applesauce.  It was SO good!  It quickly became our family's favorite.  So this year I plan to open a few jars of our home canned peaches to add to the apples.  Yum!

Have a wonderful day!
♥ Diane