Friday, December 9, 2016

Heartwarming Alphas

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone! 

It finally feels like winter here in St Louis; fall surprised us and went on and on.  I do welcome the snow, but not frigid temps.  Is it getting cold in your neck of the woods? 
One of my favorite things about winter crafting is snowmen!  I just can't get enough of them. 

I combined the old with the new on this CAS card.  The super sweet snowman in a cup is from the Snowman Soup Stamp Set; he is colored with Copics.  I used the snowflake images in the new Holiday Hugs Stamp Set and did 3rd generation stamping with them. I LOVE being able to create sentiments with the alpha sets and my favorite is this new one, Rebecca Script Alpha.  I pieced my sentiment together with singular words from other sets (you and my).  The heart on the cup was the perfect way to finish the sentiment!
That's it for me! 
Check out all of the alpha sets at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Korin is running a special through 12/15- buy two alphas, get one FREE!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!  

Lee Ann  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Alpha Script Joy

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a card created with the Creative Worship Rebecca Alpha Script Clear Stamp Set designed by Rebecca Rios  and Celebrate the Savior Clear Stamp Set (designed by Krista Hamrick) along with SNSS Music To My Ears Clear Stamp Set (designed by Korin Sutherland).

I had fun creating the "JOY" sentiment for this Christmas card and am looking forward to using the SNSS Alphabet sets for Scrapbooking, Card Making, Tags, Personalized Gifts, Home D├ęcor as well as Bible Art Journaling!   Love that you can create your own sentiments- perfect customization!  

Plus, this month Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is celebrating with their  "It's All About Alpha" Sale- Buy 2 Alphabet Stamp Sets and Get One Free now thru December 15th!

I used water-based markers to watercolor the SNSS Celebrate the Savior angel, poinsettias and holly images and added shimmer with a clear glitter pen to the angel’s wings, gown and white highlights with a white extra fine paint pen to the poinsettia centers before fussy cutting the images.

I used the SNSS Music To My Ears Clear Stamp background image for the one panel as well as sporadic background around the SNSS Celebrate the Savior angel and sentiment.

I used water-based markers to watercolor the SNSS Celebrate the Savior angel, poinsettias and holly images and added shimmer with a clear glitter pen to the angel’s wings, gown and white highlights with a white extra fine paint pen to the poinsettia centers before fussy cutting the images.

I used cherry distress ink to stamp the CW Rebecca Alpha Script letters and finished off by layering all of the images and adding a cherry bow along with pearls to finish off the card
I hope I have inspired you with this fun Christmas card!

Thanks for taking the time to visit- hugs and we hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday, December 5, 2016

I (Heart) U!

Our all about ALPHAS sale continues, all our alphabet stamps are on sale until Dec. 15th, including 3 new ones that were just released.  I made this quick and easy card using one of the new sets called Shake It Off Caps.  I stamped the letters with black versafine ink and embossed them and then I free handed the small and large hearts. I added some stitching to the border of the card and around the hearts. The paper is from The Paper Studios.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Today it's All About Alpha's

Hey Guys, Lyn here and today I have a CAS card using some of the fun new alphabet stamps available at the Sweet N Sassy Stamps Shop. And in case you missed it... they are actually on sale as part this weeks special - Oh yes they are!
I used some water color paper for my card base and went with a one layer card. I wanted some rich colors so I dug through my inks until I found exactly what I was looking for and for fun, I went with some mixed fonts. After stamping up the chunkier words, I went over the inks with my water brush to make it look more like water color. Then all there was to do was add the perfect final touches - a manger scene and a star. The manger was colored in using some inktense pencils and the waterbrush.
It took me a while to get it the way I want it, but now I absolutely love it. I have to be honest. I am not sure this will ever be sent as I now kind of want to cut of the front and put it in a frame. What do you think?!
SNSS Stamps used:
Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Hi Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!
It's Ceal, here to share card with you today using one of our most recent sets Faith Quote Blocks.  I needed a masculine card to send to my bestie's husband who is fighting cancer and this sentiment was perfect. 
I stamped it in Early Expresso ink and then colored it in with some Copic Markers C4, Bg72 and W1. This card was quick and easy to make and will bring some encouragement to him.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Future is Bright

It's Susie here to share a card made with two great new sets.  The saying is
from the brand new Faith Quote Blocks clear stamp set.  There are five 
uplifting quotes in this set and each is beautiful.

Here's a look at the whole set:

 The other set I used is the Furry Friends clear stamp set.  I focused on the
smaller images to make my background.

 I hope you have a creative day.  Be sure to stay tuned for more 
projects from our design team


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

hedgie hi

Good morning!
Today I am sharing this card using the Furry Friends and Chunky Alpha stamp sets.

I don't remember where I saw a card with a similar sketch, but I love it!  I think it will quickly become one of my "go-to" sketches.  This hedgie is quite cute...I masked him and stamped the stump below so he had a resting place.  Then I chose a patterned paper with a sort-of "woodsy" feel to go with him.
Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Faith Quotes

Hello, sweet friends!  It's is hard to believe the month of November is almost at an end which means our Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 9th year birthday celebration is coming to an end as well! 
Here is a sampling of some of the fun we've had this month:

Faith Quote Blocks was one of the new stamp sets released this month.  This quote by C. H. Spurgeon was stamped twice in different colors and some of the parts cut out and popped up for a two-toned sentiment.  Some stitching and die cut hearts were added to finish the card.

The scripture verse from the Faith Quote Blocks set was stamped randomly with Kaleidacolor ink to create a background for this fall card.  Harvest Blessings was one of the stamp sets available during the 20% off all Fall and Christmas stamps week.

Speaking of Christmas…how cute is this pop up box created with stamps from the Holiday Hugs stamp set!

Finally…the little stamp single freebies offered last week were just the icing on the cake!  Leave it to the Lord was popped up on a background created with Color Burst powders and the Skeleton Leaf Background stamp.

 We hope you have enjoyed all of the birthday festivities and have taken advantage of all the cool specials and daily deals!  Stay tuned…we have one more fabulous deal for you and there is still time to take advantage of the drawing for a free $99 Shopping Spree!  All who have purchased at least $9 this month will be entered into the drawing and the winner will be announced early in December.

I hope you've enjoyed taking another look at all the fun we have had this past month.
Look forward to more sweetness coming your way in the month of December!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Furry Friends

Hello! It's Monika here today with a pop-up box card.
After checking out the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers, I was able to make this WOW! card. I made the vertical version so it would fit in an A2 envelope. 
I love how well it showcases the sweet images from Furry Friends clear stamp set. You can build great scenes with this pop-up design.
I stamped the cute image with Onyx Black VersaFine ink on water color paper and used Tim Holtz distress inks and a paint brush to color them. After fussy cutting the images, I adhered them to the inside tabs.

While it looks difficult and time consuming, it was relatively easy to make. I made a 'master' template so now I can have measurements and a visual of the flat base card right in front of me...
The designer paper added a nice base to the punched out flowers... and that was all I did for embellishments.

It folds flat so it's easy to mail... and look how well the images show up! It only took some 'strategic' arrangement of the images.

Thank you for stopping by,

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello All! 

I would imagine many of you are headed to the kitchen to start all of the Thanksgiving prep for today!  Once today is over, it is full speed ahead on to Christmas!  Although, if you have been to any retail store lately, you would think that Christmas is in a few days!

I was so excited to try this image-Old Fashioned Christmas- along with my MISTI; using the MISTI allowed me to layer different colors on a silhouette image.

I started by inking up the sleigh and horse, making sure to wipe any ink off that got on the trees.  I stamped this using my MISTI.  Once I had this done, I layered different shades of green on the trees and stamped with the MISTI.  I colored the tree trunks with a Distress marker and then, once again, stamped with the MISTI. 
I created a mask for the trees and sponged the sky in.  To add to the snowy look, I inked up some of the tree branches with white ink and stamped.  Then final addition to the scene is some spattered white acrylic paint. 
A bow, sequins  and fussy cut pine cones from the new Christmas Pine Stamp Set embellish the card.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Joy Stamp Set

That's it for me! 
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!