Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrate Independence Day!



Happy July 4th to all my U.S. friends!

My family and I celebrated with a bbq and pool
time at our home yesterday.  It's always so much
fun to have a relaxing day together.

My card today carries on the celebration of the
birth of our nation with a bright, totally 
red, white, and blue sparkly creation 
using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and dies.

Credit goes to a family friend who owns a 
print shop and gave me all kinds of wonderful
shimmery card stock.  I hope I was able to 
capture it for you!  Just love that blue and gold paper!

You can find all the marvelous Sweet 'n Sassy products
 below, and everything I used on my card up on my blog.

Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend!

Hugs,

Jenny


Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Feature: Keep In Touch

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Welcome to this week's Friday Feature.  The samples we have to share with you today are as different as can be.  From splashy to shabby chic…you are sure to find a sample that speaks to your heart.  Here is Keep in Touch by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Today's feature is:
Keep in Touch
  • Stamp set includes 6 images and 12 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • Typewriter image measures approximately 2.25" x 2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland

This fabulous vintage stamp set containing a little bit of ephemera is perfect for dropping a little note in the Snail Mail or keeping in touch with those friends too far away to visit. 

With a little bit of masking, Monika was able to create a beautiful one layer card using the Keep in Touch stamp set.  Love the ombre effect and the water marks made by spritzing the sponged part of the card.  The typewriter image was cut with the matching Keep in Touch Dies making this card easy to reproduce!


Similar colors were used to create this card with a bit of a shabby chic look.  GMTA!!  Ink was applied to an acrylic block, spritzed with water, and stamped directly onto a piece of patterned paper.  A few splatters were applied with watercolors.  A shabby bow and stitching help to create an aged, vintage look. Once again, the fountain pen and typewriter images were cut with the matching Keep in Touch Dies.  A few of the postage marks from the Parisian Postcard stamp set were also used on this card.

We reached back into the archives to pull out these amazing samples 
made with the Keep In Touch stamp set:










As you can see, the Design Divas were able to create a variety of looks and styles with the Keep in Touch stamp set.  Two other stamp sets that are perfect companion sets to Keep in Touch were used in a lot of the samples... Grunge Elements and the Typewriter Text Background which is currently out of stock but will be available in the future.

Keep in Touch is now available for just $13.50 for a limited time!
No Coupon Needed!

   Head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store and pick up a fabulous deal 
on this nostalgic stamp set and don't forget the matching dies!!

Thanks for stopping by…have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Beauty by the Sea...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you an elegant beach card.


Couple of weeks ago, I made a beach card using a water color pastel technique. This time, the background was made using the acrylic block water color technique (there is a sweet tutorial HERE). I used blue and tan markers to color the block, spritzed water over it, then used the block as a stamp. You always get a different look with this technique and it is super easy.

Next I stamped the silhouette image from Landscape Silhouettes clear stamp set onto the background.  
 

To add dimension to the card, I die-cut a stitched circle out of the background and popped it up with dimensional tape.

 Then made the embellishments... I heat embossed some of the smaller images from Beauty of the Sea clear stamp set on Vellum with white embossing powder and cut the images out. There is also a coordinating die set: Beauty of the Sea die set.
 
Thank you for stopping by,
Monika



 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 2015 Happenings

Hello sweet friends!  Can you believe it's July already?  That means the summer is almost half over!  Thank you so much for your sweet comments, your friendship, and your overwhelming support of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.   During the month of July, you can look forward to the talented Design Divas focusing on stamp sets currently in our store…and as always...few special surprises!

Here's the scoop for July…

Friday Features

Fridays are special at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  On the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blogthe Design Divas will share different ways to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your stamps using featured stamp sets.   

That's not all…the featured stamp set will be available for purchase at a 10% discount during the week the set is being featured and that mean they sell out quickly which is what has happened to this week's featured stamp set.  Don't worry…we will have another fabulous stamp set featured this Friday!

Design Diva Demos

Be sure to join us each Monday on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog as the Design Divas continue to present tutorials showing step by step instructions for creating fabulous projects using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  You will LOVE the inspiring demos full of tips and techniques that can easily be incorporated into your own paper crafting projects.  You can look forward to seeing tutorials by Ceal, Diane, Jane, and Kim this month!  
If you did not see Kim's video tutorial from this past Monday, you will want to check it out HERE!

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Finally, here is a card made with some of our favorite products currently available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store:


An Anna Griffin Poppy Embossing Folder matches the wonderful Mini Flower Blocks 3 poppy image perfectly.  Colored with Copics, the poppies look fabulous against the clean white background.  Every flower garden needs a few fluttering butterflies…this Majestic Monarch was easily cut with the coordinating Monarch Die.  The sentiment from the Keep In Touch stamp set was stamped on just the edge of one of the Decorative Plaques Dies.  The design of this card was taken from the Splitcoaststampers Sketch for this week.

These Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps products were used to make this card:


That's a wrap for July…thanks so much for stopping by.  Blessings to you and have a wonderful first day of July!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Poppies for Grandmother

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a card with you that I created for my grandma's birthday which is coming up soon.


I used a paintbrush wet with water to "paint" a rectangle onto watercolor paper.  While the paper was wet I painted my background with blue and purple reindeers.  Once the bg was dry, I stamped my poppies with black ink.  I then finished off the card by adding sequin accents and my sentiment.

Here are the SNSS products I used on my card:

  



Monday, June 29, 2015

Silhouette Stamping Tutorial

Happy Monday! Kim with you today to share a video tutorial on stamping with silhouette images. Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time will not be surprised about my love for silhouette stamps. These images combined with my love of Distress Inks are the perfect card making combo! The video below is an older video, but the techniques are still ones that I use on a regular basis. After the video, I'm sharing some of my all time favorite silhouette stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy. Enjoy!!






Wildflowers stamp set


Sunday, June 28, 2015

sew thoughtful

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Where has June gone?  I can't believe the month is almost over.

Today I have a card to share with sweet Cocoa mouse.  I made this card quite some time ago but never got around to sharing it.  This image and sentiment is from Sew Happy Cocoa.


The stitching was done on my sewing machine...it was acting a little wonky at the time but I ended up liking the not-so-perfect stitches.  The button border is a punch.

If you like Cocoa Mouse, check out all the sets available in the SNSS store.

Hope you have a fabulous week!
♥  Diane