Saturday, March 28, 2020

Friends are a blessing

Hello everyone,
today I want to share this cute little lamb card with you. These lambs look so sweet!

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor markers and a water brush. I die cut the rectangle frame but the white background was a bit distracting. At first I thought I would add a bit of grass and a blue sky but I had this stencil with little hearts that I wanted to use too. So I decided to mask the images and to make a blue background with Distress Oxide ink. After that I added the hearts with the stencil (you could use one of the texture tiles for this too). I distressed the borders of the frame and decided to add the message on another rectangle frame.

After all the elements were done, all I had to do was to pick a nice patterned paper for the background and finish the card with some enamel dots.

I hope you're inspired to create!
- Lucinde

Friday, March 27, 2020

Sweet Little Lamb

Hi Friends! Whew, what a week this has been...Thank Goodness it is Friday! Right?!

Today I have some projects using the new stamp set called Sweet Little Lamb, It is absolutely adorable!! It has so many extra images and sentiments that it really is super versatile. (Note: There are affiliate links in the post - no cost to you!)

My first project is a peek-a-boo type card. The image is actually on the inside popped up on foam tape through a window on the outside.

Here is the inside:

I colored the lamb with Copics and went pretty simple with the rest of the card so it could shine. I did find some designer paper for the inside that has been in my stash longer than I care to admit - that is a win in itself haha!

My second project is a mixed media ATC Coin.

I colored the three flowers with Copics and fussy cut them out. I used acrylic inks to put down a base then inked over a couple of stencils for some texture and the new stamp set called Psalm 23 Background for the pop of white in the background (I used white acrylic an lightly brushed it on my stamp.) I finished with two sentiments from Faith Wordfetti.

I had so much fun creating these projects! I hope you are inspired to get crafty - it is fun to see how many different ways you can use a stamp set. I can't wait to try some more - maybe I will work on an art journal page next!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

March Release 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 sharing the current release with you on our March Blog Hop. We so hope you enjoyed it, too, and gleaned a little inspiration for using this month's stamps! While we think you're ALL winners, we did randomly select ONE lucky reader from among all the comments on the hop to receive a $10 gift certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy shop.

And the winner is...

Congratulations Carla (cghundley)!
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 again next month! Just wait until you see the April release... squeal!!!

If you're in the mood for a challenge, our VIP February challenge is still open for entries. This month we're playing with this inspiration photo. Find all the details in our VIP Group on Facebook.

We hope you'll play along!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sweet Little Lamb: Baby Cards

Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today with two baby cards featuring the adorable NEW Sweet Little Lamb stamp set. 


I wanted to keep the sweet little lamb the star of the card so I stamped them in copic friendly ink and then used copics to color. I then used some pattern papers and embellished with ribbon.

Create your own fun Faux Enamel Embellishments by adding Glossy Accents to any Die Cut or Punched shape to coordinate with your project!   

Happy Stamping

Monday, March 23, 2020

Background Stamps Two Ways

Hey friends, Esther here sharing two cards with you featuring the new Psalm 23 Background stamp. On the first card I used it for it's intended purpose -- as a background. On the second card I created a scenic background and used it as the main feature!

To create my first card I  embossed the dandelion in white embossing powder on blue card stock, and then added some random leaves in a moonlight white ink. I distressed the edges and inked them in chipped sapphire distress ink. Since I love lace and doilies, I added a pretty strip of white lace to one side before adhering it over my Psalm 23 background. The dragonfly was embossed in blue, colored with real brush pens, and then made to sparkle with some Nuvo glitter drops.

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Supplies and Tools:
  • Blessings In Disguise (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Psalm 23 Background (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Dragonfly Dreams (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Real Brush Pens (Arteza)
  • Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Lapis Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko) 
  • Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • White Blizzard Glitter Drops (Nuvo)
  • Foam Mounting Tape

For my second card I created a scene using three different scene silhouette stamp sets before embossing the new Psalm 23 Background stamp over top. I wanted to keep this card fairly simple so a paper crimped background and some elegant photo corners were all I added.

(You can purchase these three silhouette sets as a bundle and save money!!  CLICK HERE for the Woodland Bundle)

Supplies and Tools:

Friday, March 20, 2020

His Strength

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee popping in with an encouragement card.  My mind has been wandering and my heart has been restless this past week, and my creativity has been at a low. I've walked into my stamp room several times, sat down, stared for a while, then got up and left. So today I was pretty sure I was going to share a card I had made a week or two ago.  But then the sun came out and I sent the kids out in the back yard and I felt like stamping! Here's the card I made.

I knew I wanted to use the Psalm 23 Background stamp as this scripture has been on repeat in my head all week long. I hadn't had a chance to play with the Lovely Lotus set yet, so decided to pair them together.  I stamped the lotus in morning mist versafine clair ink, then stamped a mask from a post-it note. Once it was cut and placed over the flower, I stamped over it with the Psalm 23 Background in the same gray ink.

Next I pulled out tumbled glass and broken china distress oxides and blended a background, adding some interest by fingerpainting a little gesso over it here and there.  Once that was dry, I lifted the mask off and colored the flower with Arteza brush markers.

I then cut a 4 x 5.25" panel of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Be Encouraged 2 in the bottom center, then ran the upper portion through my die cut machine with a swiss dots embossing folder. I finished with a taffeta bow, a gray mat for my stamped panel and a white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic day.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

be joyful

Good morning! Today I have two projects to share. I used Sweet Little Lamb, Loop da Loop Alpha and the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps March Stamp of the Month: Blessings in DisguiseFirst I made a Faithdex card using one of the lambs.

Since my alpha was large and I didn't know where my letters would land, I first masked the top of the lamb. Only a small portion of the letter f ended up needing to be masked!

The sun was a pre-printed die-cut prompt from the Gifts & More section of the SNSS Store.

While I had that awesome Loop da Loop Alpha out, I decided to also make a card. I used my MISTI to stamp the letters onto some patterned paper, then added some stamped and fussy cut leaves. This is a 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 card which fits into a regular #6 3/4 envelope. Sometimes it's nice to make a different size and we mostly all have this size envelope handy!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March 2020 New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our March Release Blog Hop!

March blew in with a fabulous new lineup of stamps and we're 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, March 25.

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

For my card today, I'm sharing a card I made pairing the previously released Llama Love (currently on sale!) with the NEW Messy Stamped Alpha. I just love the look of this alpha!

For the card, I colored and hand trimmed the llama, party hat, and cacti images.  Then I did a little smooshing with carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade, and broken china distress oxides for the background. I flicked on some black paint, then stamped the sentiment, Let's Party! with the alpha set.  I then layered my stamped images above the sentiment, and added the don't siesta let's fiesta! sentiment at the very end.  Super fun!

Okay, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry

Here's a little look-see at the sets included in the MARCH release...

First up is the March stamp of the month, Blessings in DisguiseThis gorgeous mix of floral images and sentiments themed around blessing is a definite fan fave. This set is available for purchase for $15.95, OR you can get it as a FREE gift with a $75 purchase (after any discounts and before shipping and tax) during the month of March! Just add it to your cart and the discount will automatically apply once you've qualified.

Jenn Nilsson is at it again with her cute critters and these sweet little lambs are all kinds of precious. The Sweet Little Lamb set is perfect for Easter, but also for spring, babies, friendship, and so much more.

And this month Jenn Nilsson also brings us the elegant Rustic Easter set. With traditional cross imagery and some beautiful floral bouquets, this set is a definite must-have.

The Psalm 23 Background is another wonderful release from Korin Sutherland. This is her actual handwriting of the 23rd Psalm, turned into a beautiful background stamp. So beautiful and versatile!

Our Creative Worship set for March is a fabulous alpha collaboration with Bridget Brainard of Scribbles on My Heart.  The Messy Stamped Alpha is so fun and gives a great rustic look when paired with the beautiful Rustic Easter set from this release.

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

May you be blessed today and always!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

For Such a Time as This

Hello All!

I have a couple of cards to share with you today using the Succulents Stamp Set.

These were easy-to-color images that I did not get all detailed with, nor did I think about things like light source much.  I just did some basic coloring with Copic markers.
The 3 images were fussy cut out; then came trying to figure out what to do with them.  Nothing seemed quite right until I landed upon a monoprint made with acrylic paint and my gel plate.
The background panel was cut with a stitched rectangle die.  The succulents were attached, using foam tape to pop up the top most image. The sentiment is from the Love Wordfetti Stamp Set.

Anyone who knows me knows I am a colorist.  I typically shy away from silhouette stamps.  I was determined to use a silhouette stamp from this set.  The outcome was this wreath, made with the larger of the two silhouette images in the stamp set.

I stamped my wreath in desert-like colors and then fussy cut the wreath out.  I die cut a white frame and then used my Wood Background Stamp Set to create a wood grain effect on the frame.  I stamped in a light grey ink.
The inside panel of the frame was done on a medium grey cardstock and again stamped with the woodgrain stamp, this time in time in a darker grey ink.
The sentiment is from the Sentimental Mash Up Stamp Set.  I stamped the 'Hugs' in Onyx Black Versafine Ink directly onto the card and then heat embossed it with clear ep.  'To you' was stamped on a dark gray strip and heat embossed in white.
After spritzing the wreath with an irridescent Shimmer Spray, I popped it up on dimensional tape, surrounding the word 'Hugs'.  I glued the 'to you' onto the wreath and added a few sequins to finish it off. 
I made these cards to send to my parents to encourage them during this unsettled time.  Being in their 80s, they are pretty much house bound for the long haul.
It sure is easy to get caught up in the panic of it all, but believers can get out there and share God's love.  For we were created 'for such a time as this.'  

Have a blessed day all! 

Lee Ann 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Rainbows and Babies

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share a couple cards featuring one of our March releases, Sweet Little Lamb
This set is so versatile and to show you that I created two completely different cards with the same set.  I m playing along with the 30 day coloring challenge, so both of these are for Day 16.

To create the first card I started with a white top folding card base, a panel of rainbow patterned paper by Lawn Fawn and a white panel cut with a stitched die. 
I stamped the flowers from the Sweet Little Lamb with a Copic friendly ink and then colored them using rainbow colors. 
The greeting is from the Sentimental Wordfetti set.

To create the second card I also started with a top folding white card base, a blue panel and a white panel cut with a stitched die.
 I stamped the Lamb from the Sweet Little Lamb with Copic friendly ink and colored him using Copic markers. The greeting "sweet baby" is from that same set but the "hello" is from the Sentimental Wordfetti set.

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