Friday, August 29, 2014

Exciting Announcement: Sweet Perks "Club"!!

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!
We have an exciting announcement to share with you today, but first we want to thank all of our participants from last week's Friday Feature Challenge.

The random winner from our "Border Background Challenge" and winner of the $10 Gift Code is #1

Here is her beautiful Border Background card featuring some retired Sweet 'n Sassy stamps:
Kathy, please send an email to to claim your Gift Code!

Nowthe Exciting News!

We've been working on a FUN surprise for you and after receiving a lot of really great feedback from our email survey this week we are ready to share it with you!

We have tried to design a "club" that has MANY of the benefits you shared with us but NONE of the drawbacks!  We hope you will join us in our excitement as we bring you the Sweet Perks Club (SPC)!
How does SPC work?

On the last Friday of the month (today) we will share the next month's SPC bundle(s) (yes, there may be more than one to choose from!). The bundle(s) will consist of one stamp set and one coordinating die set---the quality you have come to know and love from us. The NEW product bundles will be available to at a 20% discount with FREE SHIPPING for only 2 weeks!  When the two weeks are up, the products in the bundle(s) will be made available for purchase on our website for the FULL retail price with the rest of that month's NEW release

While saving 20% on brand new product is a pretty sweet deal, that isn't all!  After all, it's called the Sweet PERKS club!!  When you purchase one (or more) of our SPC bundles you will ALSO receive 10% off ANY additional purchases you make that month!! SWEET! 

For those of you who aren't comfortable with committing to a typical club, YOU get to pick and choose when to participate.  When you do, you get that month's perks, when you don't, you don't.   Pretty simple, huh?

Of course, the savings are GREAT, but we're also throwing in some freebies to reward your continued club participation. 

Check out these SWEET PERKS!
  • When you purchase 2 or more SPC bundles in one month you will receive a surprise gift in that month's SPC shipment.  Who doesn't love fun little surprises? :) SWEET!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 6 (within a 6 month time frame) you will receive a FREE 4x6 stamp set of your choice.  WHAT?  Yes!  YOU get to pick your FREE gift for fulfilling a typical 6 month club term.  EVEN SWEETER!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 12 (within a 12 month time frame) you will receive a FREE SPC BUNDLE of your choice valued between $25 and $30!  THE SWEETEST!
We may even add more perks for "club members" as time goes on.  We are also hoping to be able to offer some tutorials featuring the products offered in the "club".

*Please keep in mind, because this is new to all of us, we will be doing this on a trial basis to feel things out and make sure it works well for everyone.  If necessary, the program could be tweaked or discontinued at any time. 

You can check out our FOUR awesome 
September SPC Bundles available NOW by clicking HERE.

But how about a little Sweet Perks Club eye candy before you go...
This GORGEOUS creation was made by the talented Cathy McCauley.  She is an ARTIST and really know how to put things together.  You will LOVE the bundle she used to created this delightful fall scene!

This simple yet striking card was created by myself (Korin Sutherland).  Lately I LOVE simple and I know many of our customers do, too.  The bundle I used for this card can used for simple and complex cards alike!

Diane Zechman, one of our fabulous illustrators, created this gorgeous box with another of our bundles for this month.  Wouldn't this make the sweetest little gift box?

And to conclude your little taste of this month's SPC goodies, I created this simple design with our 4th bundle and some lovely designer paper.  If you love cone flowers, you'll definitely want to snatch up this bundle.  The price is amazing!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

birthday fishes

Have you checked out the new Sweet 'n Sassy die sets yet?  They make creating with their companion stamp sets fun and easy!  Here's a card using the Happy Ocean Friends stamp set and dies.  I also used the Tall Grass die.

The fish and bubbles also have some sparkle from a clear Wink of Stella brush.

You can see how nicely the dies cut these little fishies out.
These images aren't just for can "fish" someone a happy birthday all year 'round.  And now that the kids are starting to hit the books again, how about making a card to wish them a great "school" year?  I bet the teachers would appreciate one too.  ;)
Have a fabulous day!
♥ Diane

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ocean Paradise

I just love spending time on the beach by the water.  The sound of the waves and the salt air is so relaxing.  I was fortunate enough to spend some time with my family in Ocean City, MD this past week "relaxing and soaking up the sun".

My card that I am sharing with you today reminds me of my time at the beach:

I used the Ocean Paradise set for my card.  I colored the image with copics, paper pieced the umbrella, and used stickles to accent the water.  The papers are from My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping by today- have a great day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Ocean Friends

Hi there and thanks for stopping by It's Ceal sharing a fun card with you today. I
love this cute little set Happy Ocean Friends and now there are coordinating dies. 
To make my card I started with a white piece of card stock and sponged the background using a stencil, next I spritzed it with some color shine to get this playful background. I colored my images with Copic markers and then used the Happy Ocean Friends Dies to cut them out. I also added the Tall Grass die for the fish t swim through 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beauty by the Sea

Good morning!

Jessica here with a card to share with you this morning using the lovely Beauty by the Sea stamp set with its coordinating dies.  This is such an elegant stamp set and perfect for lots of techniques!  I chose to watercolor the shells with Peerless Watercolors.  I embossed the images on watercolor paper with white embossing powder and after the images were painted and dried, I used their coordinating dies to cut out the images.

Have a lovely rest of your day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Hello friends! Giovana here sharing with you one of my favorite cards recently made! I shared this card during our latest release, and just in case you haven't seen it yet, here it's for you.

For this card I used Beauty by the Sea Stamps and Beauty by the Sea Dies. 
Here are the details:

  • Create a card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a panel from light gray cardstock (3.75" x 5"). Stamp images in Versamark ink, add Bridal embossing powder and heat set. Ink all edges with a light blue ink color.
  • Stamp shells on White cardstock (I used textured) in Versamrak ink, then add white embossing powder and heat set. Color shells with markers. Die-cut them using coordinated dies.
  • Create a wreath (kind of) with jute twine and hot glue it to card panel. Add shells, cheese cloth, pearls.
  • Die-cut a label and stamp sentiment in Jet Black Archival ink.
  • Add panel to card base with foam adhesive.

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Nothing is Impossible...

....with God! 
It's Bridget here, with a watercolor creation to share with you today.
I've been praying for a loved one for years and after a long time of praying and waiting, 
a feeling that the situation is impossible begins to creep in.  These words of the 
angel to Mary, the mother of Jesus, from Luke 1:37, are incredibly encouraging to me!   
This one sentence - this one truth - is enough to keep me on track praying!
It's one of the many encouraging phrases in the appropriately named set Be Encouraged .
The silhouette is from the beautiful Nature Silhouettes 2.
I hand cut a tag from watercolor paper and added water with a brush to the whole area
before brushing in some color with Ranger Distress Barn Door ink.
If the ink doesn't "move" and disperse enough,, it works well to spray over it lightly
with water which will do the trick, but don't start with a big blast - just spray 
lightly at first, you can always go for another pass!  Too much spray
will cause the water and ink to just puddle at the lowest place on the
paper.  After thoroughly drying, I stamped the sentiment and silhouette in Color Box
Black Licorice ink - this ink gives a good strong black image.
The background is created by stenciling with the same ink,
using a polka dot stencil and large weave magic mesh.
Thanks for stopping by today - whatever your plans for this weekend, 
I hope it's a good one for you!