Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our October Release Blog Hop! 
We're thrilled about the new stamps available in the shop this month and are so excited to share the projects we've been working on with you! Read on for a bit of inspiration and a little walk through of our new release, then hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration!

Plus, there's a GIVEAWAY! Leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced here on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, October 23.

Here's the official hop list. If a link misbehaves along the way,
hop on back here to pick  up where you left off.

My card today features the Autumn Splendor set. I just love the size of these beautiful Autumn leaves.

To create the card, I stamped the leaves randomly on a cream panel of cardstock in distress oxide inks (fired brick, rusy hinge, wild honey, and cracked pistachio). Next I embossed the smaller oak leaf in cracked pistachio and then watercolored with the same colors of ink. I then fussy cut this and masked off a rectangle for a background and watercolored it as well.  The sentiment is embossed in copper and then I added some distressing with antique linen and gathered twigs distress oxides and a few splatters with glimmer metallic ink.

Okay, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry.  But before you go, there's a SALE in the shop right now! Take a look...

Take 15% off stamps in our Autumn category through October 31.

Now back to the release. Here's a little look-see at the sets included in the OCTOBER release...

First up... the fabulous SEPTEMBER stamp of the month, Donut Worry is now available for purchase! his whimsical stamp set brings some sweet fun to your crafting. It includes punny builder sentiments and sweet donut imagery.

Next up is the OCTOBER stamp of the month, Grateful Heart. This elegant set of fall imagery and classy sentiments will make your seasonal stamping a breeze. Grateful Heart is available as a FREE gift with a $75 or more purchase during the month of OCTOBER.

Illustrator Rebecca Rios brings us a beautiful set of Succulents this month. So many options with these beautiful stamps.

Our Creative Worship set for this month is the beautiful Fall in Love with Jesus set from Rebecca Rios. Her beautiful lettering brings so many options for focusing God's love and her beautiful fall accents will make for some beautiful creations.

Next up is one of our fall remixes of older sets by Korin Sutherland, with new sentiments created by me. Autumn Splendor is a beautiful autumn set with lovely leaves and acorns in two sizes making them great for focal points and backgrounds.

Our next fall remix is Rhubarb's Harvest. This adorable set depicting Rhubarb Bear in fun autumn scenes is just delightful.

That's our October release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! What's your favorite? 

May you be blessed today and always!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Splendor of Autumn

Hello Everyone!

Lee Ann here, sharing cards using the new set, Autumn Splendor.  I have been crafting up a storm with this set, ever since it actually started feeling like fall here in St Louis.  I love the different sized leaves, allowing for a lot of flexibility with how you use the stamps.

I used the larger of the images for this card as I planned on covering the card front.  Once I stamped the leaves onto Neenah Solar White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I used the Typewriter Text Background Stamp-without mounting it on a block or the MISTI- and partially inked it with the same black ink and randomly stamped it over the leaves.  I love the texture it gives the leaves.
Then it was just a matter of coloring everything.  The entire card is colored with Copics, including the background.  I really did not do much shading. I tried to keep one half of each leaf darker than the other to give it dimension.  I colored the background similarly, darker around the darker side of the leaves.
The sentiment is heat embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder, which in real life, matches the orange colored leaves well.  I bit of linen thread behind the sentiment strip finishes the card.

My second card is water colored with my favorite Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  I love the vivid color you get with these powdered water colors. 

I did no line coloring; the leaves were stamped in Memento Desert Sand ink on water color paper.  I used the wet on wet technique, dropping in various shades or yellow, orange, and red.  When the leaves were dry, I added the veins with Burnt Umber paint.
I stamped the sentiment, from Inspirational Word Art 1 and then framed it with a scalloped rectangle die and patterned paper.  I embellished it with my leaves and a bow.

That's it for me!  Don't forget the New Release Blog Hop tomorrow!  
Happy Stamping! 

Lee Ann  

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Punny cards

Hello everyone! A little throwback to one of the 'older' sets from this year. I love all the punny sentiments in this one and they work great on cards.

I stamped the images on marker paper and colored them with alcohol markers. After that I stamped the sentiments and I used a die cut to cut out the tags. I added a little ribbon on the top of the tags and searched for some matching background papers. I added a couple of pearl drops to finish the cards.

I used the stamp set Punny Love for these cards.

- Lucinde

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Coffee Day Blog Hop Winner

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee popping in with a little happy news for one of you blog hoppers!

We had so much fun participating in the National Coffee Day Blog Hop! Sharing our caffeinated creations and reading all the comments was so much fun. We've randomly select ONE lucky reader from all the comments on the hop post to receive a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sasssy Stamps shop.

And the winner is...

Congratulations Carla!
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

Thanks to all of you who commented. We love sharing this wonderful craft with you and look forward to hopping with you next week!

Join us here on the blog, Wednesday, October 16th

 for our October Release Hop!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Donut Worry

Hello Sweet 'N Sassy Friends!  Sheri here today with a couple cards featuring the NEW Donut Worry stamp set illustrated by Rebecca Rios. This set is NOW available for purchase if you did not pick it up last month when it was the Stamp of the Month.


I had a lot of fun with the donuts!  To create the glaze look I added Glossy Accents after coloring them with copic markers.  I love how 3D they turned out!

 Happy Stamping!!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Autumn Splendor

Happy Monday! 
Today I am sharing a couple cards with you using the Autumn Splendor set that was just released today. This is a remix set and I absolutely love it! 

To create the first card, which is a one layer card.  I started with a white top folding card base, the Autumn Splendor set,  Fadeout ink and some colored pencils. I positioned the leaves in the Original Misti and then stamped them with Fadeout ink and the colored them with Polychromos colored pencils by Faber- Castell

The second card I stamped the leaves from the Autumn Splendor set using the Original Misti with my favorite embossing ink and then embossed them with Gold Rush powder. I added color to them by using the Life Changing Bender Brushes and some Gina K Designs ink. To finish the card I added some Peel Offs along the top and bottom of the panel. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Grateful Heart

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee Tilman here, popping in to share a couple of cards with the October Stamp of the Month: Grateful Heart.

Grateful Heart is a sweet remix of images from a retired set by Korin with a few new sentiments I designed sprinkled in. For my first card, I went for a traditional Thanksgiving card using the cornucopia image from the set. I remember in 2nd grade making a "stained glass" cornucopia project with aluminum foil, saran wrap, and markers. Ever since then I get delighted every time I see a cornucopia, so I had to start with this image!

I colored it with Copic markers, then highlighted with glossy accents and glitter for a little shine.  This panel is matted with brown cardstock and the corners rounded.  I did a similar treatment with the Thanksgiving Blessings sentiment and then finished with some patterned paper from my stash.

For this next card, I strayed just a bit from traditional colors, adding in a bit of aqua. I love all the aqua and sage fall decor I've been seeing, so colored this fall bouquet with  an aqua flower and bow.  The background for the card is a sage patterned paper that I stenciled with a ledger stencil then used distress inks to shade the edges.  I added a bit of patterned paper for interest and some lace trim.  Each of my focal circles is matted with a vellum scallop circle. I love the soft look to it.

Since Grateful Heart is our stamp of the month, it's available for purchase right now. Or you can get it for free with a $75 order (after discounts and before shipping) in the month of October. Don't miss the rest of the October release, coming on Monday, October 7!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Blessed Beyond Measure

Hello sweet friends!  Cathy here with some Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps inspiration for you.
My first card features a little sneak peek of a wonderful new stamp set being released next week on October 7th as part of the October Release.

Some of the smaller succulents from the stamp set were randomly stamped in light green ink over the background.  The grid from Texture Tiles 1 was stamped in purple ink.  A second panel was embossed with a leafy stencil.  Oxide ink was rubbed onto the raised edges to bring out the detail.  This panel was cut in half lengthwise and added to the background.  Different succulents from the stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card.  A sentiment from the Faith Wordfetti stamp set was white embossed on a purple strip.  A few gems were added to finish the card.

My second card features the adorable Fur-ever Friends stamp set released last month.

Stripes of Oxide Inks were sponged on a white panel and then a different leafy stencil was used to emboss some texture on the background.  The wood pattern from Wood Backgrounds was stamped on a strip used to ground the cute little fox which was colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card.  Some of the leaves from the set were colored and added to the card.  The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut banner and white gems were added to finish the card.

The following stamp sets from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store were used for the cards above:

You will need to stop back again next week to see the new stamp set as well as other sets being released in October!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Autumn Splendor

Good morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the fun new release coming soon at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! This month's release will be on October 7.
This stamp set is called Autumn Splendor and is perfect for your fall cards! I stamped the leaves on watercolor paper and then spritzed with water.

Have a great day and on Monday check out all the new stamps in this month’s release!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hooray for Fall!

Hello Everyone!

Whether the temps are cooperating or not, it is fall!  I love walking down the drive hearing the crunch of the acorns and leaves under my feet.  Pumpkin patches and corn mazes make the top ten list of best things about fall as well.  Scarecrows adorn many a front porch. I'm a fan of fall!
I used  Happy Scarecrow for my first fall card.  

This cutie is colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I was in a color rut and ended up finding a color combo on my Pinterest board.  That saved the day!  Do you get in color ruts?   Tell us what you do to break out of a color rut!
I gave my scarecrow an autumnal background with a wheat stencil.  He is popped up on dimensionals. 

My second card is super CAS.  I challenged myself to make a one layer card with the same set, Happy Scarecrow

I used my MISTI to create the check border.  The sentiment is a sneak peek of a new set which Korin will be releasing next week sometime!
 I hope I have inspired you!  Happy creating!

Lee Ann