Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sweet Autumn

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Have any plans for the weekend?  How about heading over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store to catch the good news…The Sweet Perks Club is back!  YEA!!   It's Cathy here, sharing a few cards to get you ready for the fall season which is quickly approaching…and yes, each card features some of the fabulous stamps and dies that are part of the new Sweet Perks Club release.

This first card uses the new Autumn Leaves Bundle.  Memento inks were sponged onto the background and spritzed with water removing some of the ink creating a little texture.  The leaves were stamped on another sponged panel and die cut.  The Skeleton Leaf Background was embossed with Seafoam Powder and the color was sponged over the embossing.  The sentiment was stamped in the corner…stitching, seam binding, and pearls were added to finish the card.


My second card features the Prim Blessings Bundle…oh this is such a cute set…love all the sweet images and sentiments in this bundle!

A stencil was used to sponge a honeycomb pattern on the background with some sunflowers stamped on a few of the hexagons.  Three sunflowers were colored with Copic Markers and placed inside the die cut frame along with the little crow.  The sentiment was stamped and the little heart added as an accent.  This was cut and matted with Spellbinders Nesties.  Pearls and Baker's Twine tie everything together to finish the card. 


So what are you waiting for?  You can find all the SWEET details for the Sweet Perks Club by clicking the logo below.
Thanks so much for stopping by…we love hearing from you!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Our Sweet Perks Club is BACK!!

Hey friends!!  Korin here to share some exciting news with you today, but first things first...I know you really don't hear from me much mostly because I have such an amazing team of talented ladies who pump out stunning card after stunning card to share with you here on our blog, but also because I do most of the "behind the scenes" stuff, like customer service, website maintenance, and when the creative bug bites, designing new stamps. :) Since my design team is really the "face" of  this company, I wanted to take a quick moment to say a HUGE thank you to them for all of their efforts for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, but also for their friendship. These precious ladies are each blessings from God. He uses them in my life and even in yours, through their inspiring creations, their time and love for this craft, and their prayers and support. You, too, can let them know how much YOU appreciate them by visiting their blogs (see the list on our sidebar) and leaving some love for them, or even by commenting here. They deserve so much more than this little shout out. Thank you, ladies! You are the best!!

Sweet Perks Club
As you probably know, for the past few months we have been taking things slow here at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps as far as ordering and releases go. Being in business can be hard. It costs money to make money and even though we are not in this to bring in big bucks, it still is a business so we have had to take a step back for a while and just pray about our future. God has been very gracious in allowing us to continue on and although we are not out of the woods yet, we are excited to share that we will be gradually adding more new products to our line again as the Lord allows. We are expecting our two newest sets, Lovely Lotus and Floral Pattern Background next week so watch for your preorders to arrive soon.

Here comes the exciting news...we are also thrilled to be bringing back our Sweet Perks Club!  WOOHOO! We know MANY of you have missed our club (we did, too). We made a couple small changes, so please be sure to read the club details found here

Without further ado, here they are...to get you ready for cooler weather and the beauty of Autumn...


http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-autumn-leaves-bundle/

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-autumn-leaves-bundle/

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-autumn-leaves-bundle/
 
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-autumn-leaves-bundle/


http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-prim-blessings-bundle/
 
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-prim-blessings-bundle/

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-prim-blessings-bundle/


http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-prim-blessings-bundle/

So, what do you think? Aren't they GREAT? Now head on over to our website to grab your bundles. Remember, there is NO SIGN UP necessary to join our club, you just order a bundle and you are IN! Did I mention there is also NO COMMITMENT? How sweet is that?! We can't wait to see what YOU create with these awesome stamps and dies! :)

Looking ahead...
In addition to our club being back, we are excited to share that our next release with be Friday, August 14th.  Be sure to join us for a fun and fabulous blog hop right here on our blog. We'll have 3 fabulous new stamp sets to share with you as well as a NEW designer to introduce to you!!!! We can't wait to share!!!

Until next time...Happy Stamping!
~Korin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I'm praying for you today...

Hello! It's Monika here today, playing with the new sets Lovely Lotus and Floral Pattern Background.

 
To make the background:
1.I 'smooshed' pink and purple ink on my craft mat, spritzed water on it, and placed the water color cardstock over the ink puddle.
2. After the ink dried thoroughly, I stamped the Floral Pattern Background image with VersaMark, and poured white embossing powder over it.
3.I brushed off some of the powder to give the image a weathered look.
4. Then I heat embossed the image.

 
Thank you for stopping by today,
Monika




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sunset By The Sea

My family and I are preparing for a trip to the ocean in a couple weeks.  I was going through some of my photos of cards that I created but have not shared and I came across the one I am sharing today that gets me excited about our upcoming vacation.  I am really looking forward to the sunset ocean views.  Take a peek:


I created my sunset by using a post it note to mask off my horizon line and sun, then sponged red, dark orange, orange and yellow inks.  After my sponging was finished I then stamped my sea image in versa fine black ink.  I used a white gel pen to add some highlights.  I used a Fiskers border punch along the bottom and accented with some black pearls.  Rather than matting my image with black, I added a layer of white which I think makes the image pop a little more.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that you are enjoying your summer so far.  It is sure going by so quickly...


Monday, July 27, 2015

Using Watercolor Powders with Handmade Stencils

Hi everyone! Kim here today to share a fun photo tutorial with you, demonstrating Color Burst watercolor powders. I'll also show you how you can quickly and easily make your own handmade stencils using dies. Let's get started!

I'm starting with four Color Burst colors. Color Burst powders are highly pigmented, watercolor powders that react with water. Wait until you see the results!
To create my stencil I grabbed the Monarch dies set and positioned five of the dies on a manila tag. Then I ran the tag through my die cut machine. I then re-positioned a few of the butterfly dies to cut out more shapes.
Here's my finished stencil! And check out all of the pre-cut butterflies I can now add to my stash!
Next, I gently tapped out the Color Burst powders through my stencil and on to a piece of heavy watercolor paper. These powders pack a punch so you don't need much. I used a tiny bit of all four colors on my butterflies...and then I spritzed the entire stencil with water.
Wow! Check out that intense color! It's amazing! 
At this point, the paper is very wet and I don't want the color to run underneath my stencil so I blotted the excess color with a paper towel.
And the left over stencil isn't too bad looking either...think that's going to find a home in an art journal.
Here's my card after removing the stencil...isn't it so pretty! I love the look of the colors all running together in that beautiful watercolor effect. (Note - Color Burst powders will react with water, even after they're dry so be careful.)
I then decided to use the Majestic Monarch stamp set to add detail to my butterflies. I'm giddy over the look of the color running beyond the stamped image...so cool. I also cut off the extra cardstock, where I had a little splashing from the powders, on the right hand side of the card. All that was left to do was finish my card!
Since the butterflies were so colorful, I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple so I added an embossed piece of cardstock, and used lace to hide the seam. Then I die cut a small tag, stamped a brushstroke image, from the Grunge Elements stamp set on to the tag (I stamped off first so that the brushstroke wouldn't be too dark), and added the sentiment. 

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and you'll try creating your own stencils with dies!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lovely Lotus



Hi there, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!
 It's Ceal here to share with you a card I made using the Lovely Lotus set. This set is being released in August but guess what? You can Per-order today! 


To make my card I used a watercolor wash for my background and Inktense pencils to watercolor the mage. To finish it off I spritzed it with some Heidi Swapp color shine.





Friday, July 24, 2015

Pre-Order Bonanza

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!  Did you know that many of our popular Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets are now available as a pre-order?  These stamp sets are so difficult to keep in stock due to the fact that they sell out as quickly as we get them in.  Now is your chance to get the stamp sets you have been waiting for...beginning with our new July release, Lovely Lotus and Floral Pattern Background.


The Design Divas have been having so much fun using these two new sets this past week...Just take a look !





Some of our most popular stamp sets are the Innies.  The sentiments included in these sets are perfect for the inside of your card, but can also be used on the outside!  Many of these sets are now available as a pre-order.





Sweet 'n Sassy silhouettes stamp sets are sought after because of their versatility.  Many of these sets are also now available as pre-order items.





As you can see, there's something available for everyone!  Head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store and pick up those favorites you've been waiting for!

Don't forget to check out our Out With the Old sale.  You can pick up these fabulous stamp sets for 50% off!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!