Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wishing you

Hello friends! Giovana here today with a very clean and simple card for you. For this project I used Sunshine & Flower Clear Set, just released. I used the little flower from this set and stamped it all over the bottom edge, then cut around the edges and added a piece of Strawberry Blush cardstock to create a fun border. I die-cut a stitched label from Bookmark & More Dies set and stamped the sentiment in Coffee Archival Ink.
The flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers, also added Crystal Lacquer and clear glitter to all the flower centers, added red ribbon and the card was done :)

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Birthday Dots

Hello, it's Bridget here to share with you a birthday card 
made using the newly released Lots of Spots!
I've come to love the color combo of teal and blush pink and I used a 
Ranger Distress Ink Blending tool to sponge the card base 
with Stampin Up's Pool Party and Blushing Bride ink.  
The dots are stamped with white embossing ink in a random 
pattern across the bottom right corner.  
I then cut some circles from vellum and sponged a few
 with the same ink colours, layering them in a random 
way to create some dimension.  The sentiment is also 
from Lots of Spots, I like how the various words can be
 be mixed and matched.  I've become a fan of embossing 
with white on vellum recently, I think Monika's 
beautiful creations have influenced me!
I added some sequins to finish because they seemed to play 
along with the circles/dots theme.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, April 14, 2014

May Flowers

Hi folks and welcome to Monday!!!  I'm sharing a quick and easy one layer card today, showcasing a darling new set, Sunshine and Flowers.  This sweet set features this large floral stamp along with a whole bunch of individual flower stamps (think endless laying possibilities!) and three sentiments...all for only $15!

My Copic Markers have been feeling lonely so I decided to simply stamp on a cardstock base and spend some time coloring.  Once my image was stamped and colored, I added a sentiment and a big 'ol bow (my ribbon is lonely too!  It's been too long since I've played with ribbon...)

A super clean and simple card to start the week!  I hope you enjoy and be sure to check out all of this month's new sets...just click here

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Hello, Hello Friends!!  Thanks so much for visiting today!!  Jacquie here, to share a CAS Thankful Blooms creation!  I just LOVE these blooms!  Not to mention the different fonts this set offers!

 For my creation , I used SU Raspberry Ripple ink, May Arts ribbon, Bazill Cardstock in pear, GP White cardstock, a SU Label Punch, and some clear rhinestones.  The SNSS supplies I used were the THANKFUL BLOOMS clear stamp set and THANKFUL BLOOMS DIES!  We have so many things to be thankful for, so this set will be PERFECT for all kinds of THANK YOU'S!!

Thanks again for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL Sunday!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wishing You Sunshine & Flowers

Hello everyone…Happy Saturday!  Have you had a chance to check out Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps April Release?  WOW…eight new stamp sets and five die sets!  To see all the sweet details of this fabulous release, click HERE 

Don't you just love Spring?  Our landscape starts turning green again and flowers begin to show off their splendor, adding glorious color to our world.  Today I'd like to share a card made with one of the new stamp sets that just shouts SPRING…Sunshine & Flowers, designed by Diane Zechman.

The adorable doodled flowers were stamped in Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic Markers.  One of the flowers was colored twice and popped up for dimension.  A Wink of Stella marker was used to add shimmer to the flowers making them sparkle.  Glossy Accents and micro beads were added to the centers of the flowers, and stitching, Baker's Twine, and Enamel Dots finish off the card.  Happy, happy!

Speaking of happy…there's still time to participate in our Release Day Challenge, found at the bottom of THIS post.  Just create something "Happy" and add it to the linky tool for a chance to win a PRIZE…a $20 Store Gift Code

Thanks so much for stopping by…enjoy the beautiful spring day!


Friday, April 11, 2014

April 2014 Release Day!

Hooray for release day!  It's finally here! :)  The DT has been anxiously preparing to share this fabulous release with you but before I reveal all the new goodies, I wanted to mention a couple important things...

{Please bear with us...this is a LONG post.}

~This month's release is a LARGE release because we will not be having a release next month.  Our plan is to do bi-monthly releases at least through the spring & summer months.

~Instead of following up our release day with a week of blog hops featuring each new product we will be spreading our features out through April & May in conjunction with our usual Friday Features with challenges so be sure to join us every Friday so you don't miss a thing!

 Now for that release....first up...
You'll love playing with these adorable images and uplifting are just a few sweet 'n sassy samples from our talented team...

 I LOVE Bridget's use of this set to create a bright and cheery scene.  She added even more interested with our fence die - the perfect touch!

Isn't this fun?  Jessica used all three images in the set to create this warm and sunny card.

I've got a thing for CAS cards anymore so here's another on featuring that cheery sunshine.  I added some beautiful shimmer with a Wink of Stella brush pen.  LOVE it!

Next up...
This set is so much fun!  You can use as few or as many of the images as you want to create backgrounds and so much more.  Here are a few fabulous samples from our talented team...

 How fun is this bubbly creation?  Bridget used only the solid images to create a fun birthday card.

Diane really got creative with the solid spots and made a flower!  How cool!  She used the leaves from another one of our new sets which we'll introduce shortly...

Check out our next stamp & die combo...
This combination of stamps & dies can be used alone or with many of the sets we already have in our line (I'm thinking of all those other BIRDS, aren't you?)  You'll love these adorable creations by our team...

 I went clean and simple with this fun card and added some clouds from the Happy Happy set.  You gotta love when the sets coordinate together! :)

Lee Ann created a beautiful baby congrats card with the nest, eggs and tree branch.  I love her added touch on the nest!  So clever!

Oh my goodness, is this card not the cutest thing ever?!  Bridget certainly outdid herself with this one.  From that totally adorable fence and clever sign she created (both using our Grunge Borders stamp set) to the precious flowers, grass using our die and sponged cloud background using our cloud dies...this card is just amazing and so full of personality!

Next up from Diane Zechman...
This set is so much fun to color, but it doesn't stop there.  Check out these wonderful creations by our team...

Bridget never ceases to amaze with her AMAZING coloring skills and her knack for CAS designs.  This card to screams HAPPY. :)  The sun from our new Happy Happy set is the perfect addition to this delightful card.

No time to color?  The large image in this set also looks great when you simply sponge a background.  I did add a bit more pizzazz to this card by creating my own stencil with our Borders & Blooms dies and then using some modeling paste to create some texture.  I then inked over it and stamped some more to create layers of "texture".  Some Stickles & bling finish it off.

Even embossed in white, this image is fabulous!  I love Jessica's use of vellum and the clever sunshine die cut behind the vellum & sentiment.  So cute!

Next up...
I was amazed to see how many different ways the team used this fantastic set of stamps & dies...check it out...

Diane created a cool faux tile panel for her card.  I love the softness of the monochromatic color.

Jessica's card is really cool with those layered flowers.  I'm not sure what she used to make them but I don't doubt she'll share with us on her blog soon!

Lee Ann created a fabulous 3D flower by cutting along the line and rolling is like a rosette.  How cool!!

Next up...
This die is hopefully going to be the first in a new series of word dies.  They add such a great touch of personalization to your cards and projects.  Check out these beauties from our talented team...

 Cathy has done it again with this beautiful tribute to Mother.  She paired the die with our new Thankful Blooms set and created a lovely card full of texture.

My mom loves blue, so I created this card for her.  I paired the Mother die with our new Thankful Blooms set, as well as, Delightfully Delicate Background & Borders & Backgrounds stamp & die sets.  There are so many ways to use this wonderful new die!

Jessica's card is awesome with all those dainty elements and her felt "mother".  The little house from Happy Home was the perfect touch!

Next up...
Our innies sets are very popular and what collection could be complete without a thank you innie?

Another fun card by Jessica showcasing a wonderful sentiment and paired with the Mother die & Sunshine & Flowers stamp set.

Bridget's soft colors are the perfect palette for this lovely heartfelt card.  Stamping the sentiment on vellum is a clever way to keep the soft theme throughout the whole design.

This one is a signature Monika card with all those fabulous elements and textures rolled into one amazing card.  In addition to the sentiment, she used our Grunge Elements, Pick Me Up, Typewriter Text Background and Majestic Monarchs sets.  What a great compilation!
What a fun set of stars & sentiments!  You can't go wrong with stars.  They works for so many occasions and the matching dies are the icing on the cake!

Diane did a great job showing how versatile these stamps & dies can be!  Those DP stars are a fabulous addition and create such interest for this fun encouragement card!

Jessica is at it again with her creative use of felt (LOVE IT!!).  I love everything about this card.  So fun and full of texture!

I went with a pretty CAS design so the stars could do all the talking.  There is something striking about white on white and I took it a step further with the white mat.
Diane's sweet little houses create the cutest scenes.  This set is useful for so many occasions even outside of the "new home" theme and those little trees are so adorable!

I cannot say enough about this precious scene Bridget created.  What a cheerful card to congratulate new home owners!

Jessica's signature doily is a dainty touch to this lovely creation.  She's so good at combining textures to create an eye-catching design and the colors are wonderful together!

How cute is this little circle card?  It's the perfect little homey scene and those paper pieced trees are such a fun touch!  What about that adorable little fence!  CUTE!!

Well, that's it for this time....although that was A LOT!

If you love it all (and I can't imagine you wouldn't after all that eye candy!) you'll definitely want to grab the RELEASE BUNDLE (valued at $174) a fantastic collection for just $148!!

The bundle includes EVERYTHING (8 stamp sets and 5 die sets) shown above !!

Be sure to join us every Friday through May for MORE inspiration featuring this brand new release.

Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code!

Our challenge to you is to make something HAPPY!!  If it's sweet, cute or just makes you happy, it fits! :)

Enter your link below!