Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August 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 August Blog Hop last week. 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 Daylene!
Please send an email to korin@sweetnsassystamps.com 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 in September!

Didn't win this time?
There's still time to comment on our SNSS + MSP Blog Hop!
Commenting for the giveaway closes on
August 26th at 11:59pm ET.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Friendship Warms the Heart

Hello sweet friends!  Cathy here and I have a couple of cards to share with you today using products from the August release.  First up is a card created with the Tea For Two stamp set.  What a cute set...perfect for sending warm wishes!


A background was created with some papers from my stash and a little stamped texture using one of the stamps from the Texture Tiles 3 stamp set.  The steam from the Tea for Two stamp set was stamped over the texture and a heart shaped frame was cut using some Spellbinders Dies.  The teapot, cups and tea bag were colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card.  The split sentiment was embossed above and below the heart frame to finish the card.

My second card features the Stamp of the Month which is available free with a $75 purchase until the end of the month.


Twilight and Sand Castle inks were swiped down a sheet of white card stock.  The wood grain stamp from Texture Tiles 2 was used with Black Jack ink to create texture.  A wood grain texture plate was then used to emboss the panel before it was cut into four sections.  The sections were mounted to a piece of pink card stock.  A Tim Holtz die was used to cut two spirals and the bird from the Singing Praises stamp set was Copic colored to resemble a bluebird, cut with the Scan 'N Cut and mounted to the card.  A sentiment from Sentimental Wordfetti was embossed on a banner die cut to finish the card.

The stamp sets used are available from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathy

Monday, August 19, 2019

Clean & Simple Stamping



Hello there and thanks for stopping by.
It's Ceal, here and I am sharing a couple of super CAS cards with yo today. 
My style is clean and simple but this past wee I have been catching up on Dare to get Dirty challenges at Splitcoastsrampers so these two cards are super CAS.






To make these card I simply stamped my images, the Unicorn from the Be Unique set and the rocket from the Over the Moon set and colored them using Copic markers. The greetings on both cards are from the Faith Wordfetti set



Saturday, August 17, 2019

In His Image

 Hello! It's Monika here today with couple of cards using the new Creative Worship: In His Image clear stamp set

My first card also incorporates images from Back to School, Itty Bitty Blossoms, Sentimental Wordfetti and Typewriter Text Background clear stamp sets. I love how it all came together with lots of dimensions and fun elements... without the flowers, this would also make an excellent masculine card!


I stamped the images on water color card stock then colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors before cutting them out. The text background was (again) the perfect backdrop... subtle, but still noticeable... 


My second card is filled with images just from In His Image clear stamp set. I used masking technique to stamp the bottom panel... then instead of coloring the images, I stamped them with the splatter image using different colors... it's so much fun to add a splash of color this way...


I hope I have inspired you to craft today!

Thank you for stopping by!

Monika











Friday, August 16, 2019

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps + My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi friends! It's a fabulous day today because Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is joining forces with My Sweet Petunia for an awesome collaboration blog hop and giveaway! There's a chance to win a $50 gift code to each shop, so we hope you'll join the fun and hop along with us! To be eligible for the drawing, just leave a little comment on each stop along the hop. (Official hop list at the bottom of this post.) Winners will be posted here on our blog and on the My Sweet Petunia Blog on August 27.

I'm a great lover of my MISTI and rarely make a card without either the Mini or the Original. It completely changed the way I stamp, taking out all the wishing and praying for a great image, leaving just the joy of stamping! 😀



One of the super fun things I like to do with the MISTI is to add dimension to solid stamps. For this card, I used the Delightful Daisies set and stamped the outline of the flowers on a panel of cardstock. I then flipped my Mini MISTI around and aligned the solid image stamps.  Once I had it all set up, I inked up in a lighter color and stamped, then inked with a slightly darker color just around the edges of the stamp, using a paper towel to soften the ink edges towards the center so you don't get a harsh line.


Since I was using water reactive inks, when I was finished with my ink layering, I went over the entire stamp lightly with a waterbrush (you don't want too much water), then stamped again to help the colors to blend even more. Since everything was still lined up on the mini MISTI, I could just flip the cardstock again and repeat the process with whatever colors I wanted, then grab a new panel of cardstock and make more! So handy for color layering!



It was so quick and satisfying, that I ended up creating a bunch of flowers.



I fussy cut them all out, then got to work stamping in some stems.  I used the stem from the single daisy in the set, straightening it out and masking off the end so I could stamp just the stems.  I then used a sticky note to mask off parts of the stems while I stamped in some leaves from the Doodle Florals set. I just love these swirly leaves, don't you?



The sentiment is from the Sentimental Wordfetti set. I love these small sentiments, and the Cut-Align makes it a breeze to trim a teeny tiny border around them! I love this little tool, and I keep it handy on my desk always! It's a clear acrylic ruler with lots of guidelines. The ruler has a slit in the center, allowing you to insert your craft knife and make an easy straight cut, and by lining up the guidelines, you can make sure you get an even border every time.



I finished off the card with a bit of ink blending of the sky and grass.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the hop.



The next stop on the hop is Colleen Gaddie.

Here's the Official Hop List

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Back to School

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a card and project with the Back to School stamp set from the new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Don't forget that SNSS also has a great sale going on NOW on all alpha stamps! Be sure to check it out!



I made a fun collage card with many of the images and sentiments to wish my daughter (who is a teacher) a great year.



I also made her class a pile of pencils to start the year off. Here's a sample of them. The smaller sentiments on the bottom were stamped with Stazon ink using Sentimental Wordfetti. The larger sentiments on the top are obviously too large to easily stamp on the pencils so I stamped them on scraps of clear sticker labels and stuck them on.



Have a great day!
Diane

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our August 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, August 21.


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 darling new Back to School set. I love all the little images, but by far these little crayons had me itching to get inky. I've had a love for crayons for as long as I can remember, and I can remember my first box of 64 (with a built in sharpener) like it was yesterday! Unfortunately my boys felt they grew out of crayons at the age of 4! They're for colored pencils or bust. 😄



I started my card by stamping out all the images in the set. and coloring with Copic markers. This set is positively adorable and since my boys are headed to a new school for 2nd grade, I thought it would be nice to give a card to their teacher (bless her heart, super competitive twins in the same classroom!) on the first day.

I chose some fall patterned papers and aged them a bit with distress oxides, divided them down the center with a seam binding bow.  I layered on a couple of the crayon sets and the school image, then added the sentiment on another strip of patterned paper.  Some brown mats and a card base and this fun little card was done. Here's a look at the whole set all colored up. Isn't it the cutest?
Here's a fabulous card by Korin featuring the Faith Wordfetti stamp set. I love the rich texture she created with Texture Tiles 1 and Cheerful Hexies and it's perfectly framed with some of the fabulous sentiments from Faith Wordfetti.



And Julie Cassell pairs the School Days Alpha and Back to School sets beautifully on this rolodex card. So fabulous, makes me want to go find a rolodex and start stamping!


Okay, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry.  But before you go, there's an AWESOME sale in the shop this week! Take a look...



Simply add THREE alphabet sets to your cart and you'll get one of them FREE! Woohoo!
Time to catch up on your ABC's! Offer good through August 19. We've got over 20 alphas, including our brand new School Days Alpha  so don't miss out!

And here's a little look-see at the sets included in the AUGUST release...

First up... the fabulous JULY stamp of the month, Sentimental Wordfetti. With 30 all occasion sentiments, this set is perfect for mixing and matching on your projects. The sentiments are the perfect size to add to a card to let your images and backgrounds shine. This may be a smaller set, but it packs a big punch and has quickly become a fave in my stamp room!


Next up is the AUGUST stamp of the month, Singing Praises. This elegant Scripture set is timeless. With uplifting Scripture and two gorgeous bird images, this set is sure to bring delight. Singing Praises is available exclusively as a FREE gift with a $75 or more purchase during the month of AUGUST.



Our new illustrator, Jenn Nilsson, is back at it with two adorable new sets this month. The Back to School set is filled with images and fun sentiments great for encouragement cards, back to school, lunch notes for your kiddos, or cards for the amazing teachers that shape our little ones' minds. I especially love the you ring my bell sentiment! 😁




Next up is another ADORABLE set illustrated by Jen. The Tea for Two is a great all occasion set celebrating two fabulous things... friendship and tea! An adorable bunny in a up, a tea kettle and lots of coordinating images make this such a fun set!



Continuing on with a back to school theme, this next set has a little something for the artist in you. In His Image, illustrated by Rebecca Rios is filled with builder sentiments and artistic imagery perfect for both cardmakers and bible journalers alike. After all, we're created in the image of the ultimate maker!


Next up is a little set that packs a BIG punch. Meet Faith Wordfetti. Another fabulous sentiment set from Korin Sutherland, this faith inspired set of 32 sentiments is just fabulous.



Rounding out our back to school theme is the School Days Alpha illustrated by Rebecca Rios. This fun alpha with both upper and lowercase letters and a couple punctuation marks is super fun and versatile. The team has created some wonderful projects with it!


That's our August release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! Thanks so much for hanging out with me as I reviewed this fantastic release.


May you be blessed today and always!