Friday, August 1, 2014

August 2014 Happenings at SNSS

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!
Just a quick post to let you know what's happening during the month of 
August 2014 at  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

But first, we want to thank all of our challenge players from last Friday's 
"Winter Challenge!"   

The random winner from our "Winter Challenge" and 
winner of the $10 Gift Code is #5


Here is her beautiful Winter card:
Sue, please send an email to jacquie@sweetnsassystamps.com to claim your Gift Code!

Next week we will be continuing our Friday Feature Challenge complete with special discounts and prizes so be sure to check back then...and each Friday during the month of August!

Each day you can be sure to find beautiful samples created by the Design Divas using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps here on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog!  Check in often to see a variety of techniques and styles using some of our favorite SNSS images!

On August 2nd-August 3rd, Korin and her family will be taking 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to Novi, Michigan for 
Heirloom's Novi Rubber Stamps & Paper Arts Festival.  
The Convention will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace (Hall C) at 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI  48374
(248)348-5600
Stop by the booth if you are in the area to meet Korin and her hubby! There will be a Make and Take table set up as well!  

Then, on August 8th-August 9th, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will have a booth at the Stampaway: Cincinnati, Ohio Show.
Stampaway USA will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center, 5669 Creek Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513)793-4558
Korin and her family will be there, so stop by to say, "Hi!"

Here are some coupons to use if you are in either of the stamp show areas and plan to attend:

On August 15th Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will be releasing three new die sets  that coordinate with some of our favorite summer stamp sets!  The design team is busy working on some amazing samples for you to see during our Release Day Blog Hop, so be sure to stop by to see what's new and play along in a summery challenge for a chance to win some fun prizes!

Finally, I have a card to share with you just to get you ready for our August 15th Die Release!




Aren't these Happy Ocean Friends just adorable?  Their darling faces are sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipient!  Layers of die cut circles from the Beach Die Set along with stamped circles from the Lots-a-Spots stamp set were used to create lots of bubbles in this happy ocean scene.  The Long Stem Silhouette Dies work perfectly for coral and the Tall Grass Die makes lovely sea grass!  I just love being able to use my supplies in creative out-of-the-box ways…makes the money I spend for them well worth it!

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Cathy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

You're A Star!

Good Morning Friends!!  Jacquie here to share with you today!  Today I have an card of encouragement to share with you!  Can you believe that it is ALMOST time to send the kiddos back to school?  Wow, this summer went QUICK!

So, with school in mind and my kids in mind, I created this card.  I LOVE to give my kids positive reinforcement! The set I used it PERFECT for that!  While creating I followed the Splitcoast sketch from yesterday, SC499, and added a bit to it.  Here is the sketch for you to check out.


Here is what I did with the sketch!  I used a pre-made black card base and added 2 panels of DCWV patterned paper.  Now, these were just scraps, as I like to use up what I can.  I added stars from the You're A Star clear stamp set and I combined 2 phrases from the set, to make my sentiment.  After piecing the whole thing together, I completed my project with some red bakers twine and green sequins.  I think this will make a GREAT card for my son!



Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a WONDERFUL day!



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You Are Special


Hello Friends!
Today I am sharing a Clean and Simple card with you using the Birthday Word Art set.  I started out with white card stock and a Tim Holtz heart stencil. I sponged the rows of hearts in 4 different colors, sewed on some velum and added the "You are special" sentiment from the Birthday Word Art Set

Monday, July 28, 2014

Winter is...

Hello friends! Giovana here sharing a winter card with you. I got inspired by the last challenge "Winter". I used the "Winter Silhouettes" set, stamped the image and sentiment on a piece of light brown cardstock in Versamark Watermark ink, then added white embossing powder and heated set.
After that I added a strip of red cardstock on top, tie on copper twine and added gold sequins. Super easy!!


Hope you like it. Don't forget our new challenge"Winter", you can upload your projects HERE.

Have a great day!
Giovana

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blue Poppy Garden


Hello, I hope your Sunday has been a good one so far!  It's Bridget here to share 
a watercolor creation with you today. I used the beautiful set,  Precious Poppies.
The medium sized poppies have been stamped three times across 
the bottom of the card in Versafine Black Onyx ink on watercolor paper.  
Versafine works well because it's waterproof and won't run. 
I masked the poppies once or twice so that the images could overlap.  
I then sprayed the whole panel with water before brushing
 in the color using Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters 
and Peeled Paint for the green areas and
Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Stormy Sky for the blue areas.
When doing this kind of watercoloring, it's hard to make a mistake,
 it's meant to be outside the lines - fun, when you get used to the idea!
It works particularly well with flower images, such as these in
the Precious Poppies set.
I then sponged and splattered ink for some extra color
before adding some gems in various sizes.
The sentiment is from the fantastic Birthday Word Art.
My card is also for the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers 
today where we're being inspired by Heidi Tekunoff, aka Stamptek, and
here is the lovely watercolor card which inspired me.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For Your Wedding

Good Morning Friends!  Jacquie here on this rainy morning to share with you!  I created the card below for my step son.  He just got married last weekend and their colors were eggplant and black.  So, I got out my SU Eggplant ink and my Versafine Black ink out.  Then, I thought the Thankful Blooms clear stamp set and coordinating Thankful Blooms die set would be perfect!  Now, of course I couldn't really, THANK them for getting married?  Haha!  So, I used the, "Just For You", stamp from the Birthday Art clear stamp set!  Ahhh.....I love it when you can utilize your stamp sets for ALL kinds of occasions!  I completed my card with a scrap of black ribbon, as I am all about using up those scraps, and some clear sparklers!  Hope you like my creation and thank you for stopping by!  Have a WONDERFUL day!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Feature & Challenge: Winter Scene

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends and welcome to this week's 
Friday Feature & Challenge!  

Players will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Store so grab your stamps and inks and play along with the last Christmas in July challenge for 2014!

We want to thank all of our challenge players from last Friday's Ornament Challenge!  If you've been playing along with us, you're getting a good start on your Christmas cards for this year! 

The random winner from our "Ornament Challenge" and 
winner of the $10 Gift Code is #9
Here is her beautiful Ornament card:


Zella, please send an email to jacquie@sweetnsassystamps.com to claim your Gift Codes!

This week we're featuring

 You will enjoy making beautiful winter and Christmas cards with these  nostalgic silhouette images and beautiful sentiments.

This darling set designed by Dina Kowal sells for $15, but you can get it today through Thursday, July 31st for just $12.
That's a 20% savings!
No Coupon Needed!

Our challenge theme this week is Winter!
Create a winter scene on your card or project.

Here are some gorgeous samples made by the design team 
using our featured set:









Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
            
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter 
(although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, July 31st at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit 

to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
- Please use code SNSFFC20 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to come back again on Friday, August 1st to see if you won and to check out our next Friday Feature & Challenge!