Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a shaped card with some creative folds.
I challenged myself to make a Circle Side Step Card. Beate has a fabulous tutorial on SplitCoastStampers. I followed her directions, but I did make mine a bit smaller, so it fits an A2 envelope.
I am not ready for fall yet, so I used some pretty flowers on my card (no butterflies!). It never gets old or goes out of style, and works for almost all occasions. These pretties came from Kindness clear stamp set, and I used the coordinating Kindness Flower die set.

The frame was made with one of the Decorative Plaque dies and a square die from Spellbinders. To give texture to it, I stamped the wood grain image from Grunge Borders clear stamp set repeatedly on the frame. After cutting the opening out, I glued a piece of old book page behind it, that was spritzed with brown ink.

The background was stamped with Music Background clear stamp set. Another image that can be used for any occasions. I used one more fun die, the grass from Fence & Grass die set

To embellish my card, I used ribbon, pearls, Baker's Twine, Stickles, Cheese cloths, buttons, and a Tim Holtz pin that holds the greeting.

Hope you will challenge yourself to make something different today! Give your creativity a go!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cocoa is the Best!!

It's Kim and I have a fun Cocoa card for you using All-Star Cocoa.

Living in a household of men, my family is very aware of the fact that it is football season!!!

Besides watching a continual loop of ESPN Sports Center and multiple preseason games (Go Broncos!), my teenage son is having an interesting experience.  He has recently transferred to a small Christian high school.  My husband, who also attended a small Christian school, warned my 6'4", 200 pound son that he would get the attention of all of the coaches (even though his "sport" is actually band!)  We visited the school about a month ago and, as we were touring, a gentlemen at the other end of the hallway saw us and practically ran down the hall saying, "Are you a new student?  Do you play football??" And now that my son is actually enrolled there, the teacher in his Theology class asks him every single morning, "Are you sure you don't play football?"

So I created this card for my son.  When he is having a down day - I'll bring out the card.  Inside it says, "You are the best (but are you sure you don't play football!!)"  It will make him smile...

I impressed myself a little with the pennants (I'm easily impressed).  I tend to take stamps at face-value...a postage cancellation stamp is a postage cancellation stamp. this case, the curves on the postage cancellation stamp from Vintage Postcard became the folds on the pennants!!

I also brought out my favorite basic set - Grunge Borders - to do the diamonds on the green panel.

(All other details are on my blog.)


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Seasonal Fun with Guest Lee Murphy!!!

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Welcome to the last of my posts as August Guest Designer!!!! I truly have been blessed and honored to be a small part of the Sweet & Sassy Stamps family!!!!

I love these sweet butterflies in the Butterfly Flourish!!!  And couldn't resist using my favorite pink and brown color combo!!  It's a farewell to summer since September is almost here!!!  And I'm so ready for that!!!

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And from farewell to summer we jump to welcoming all the preparation for Christmas and winter!!  LOL  Which is my very favorite season!!!!

 I LOVE birds and Korin has some truly elegant and stunning bird images!!!  This beautiful cardinal is from Christmas Joy!!!  And red and gray and plaid just make for a traditional and masculine design.  Usually I struggle with masculine cards...but this stamp set makes it so easy!!

Big huge THANKS to Korin and Taylor....and everyone at SNSS!!!  You know I'm a customer for life and hope to find some more time soon to join in more of the fabulous SNSS challenges too!!!  Whatever the season....enjoy all the beautiful days and Happy Stampin'!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wishing you

Hello!! Hope you all are having a fantastic day! August is coming to an end and with season changes, which I really love! Fall is my favorite season, so I decided to create a Fall card using "Leaf Silhouettes" set.
This card is super easy!! I stamped 3 of the leaves on White cardstock in Wild Honey Distress Ink, cut them out and then ink all edges with Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, love the result!
I added stitches all around the card, die-cut 3 scallop edges borders from Patterned paper. Added them to card front, as well as small gold nail heads and a bow with a big gold pearl brad.
I stamped the sentiment on Ivory Cardstock, die-cut it using one of the Decorative Plaque dies. Added to card with foam tape, added the leaves and you are done :)

Products Used on this Project:
Hope you like it!!
Have a great day!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Naught Changeth Thee

Hello, Jennie here and today I have a fun autumn card I made using Season of Change from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pitt artist Big Brush pens (no ink pads, shock and awe I know!).  I colored directly on the stamp using two markers prior to stamping on white card stock.  I love the two-toned look on the leaves...  To add some filler to the white space I inked the Friendship Script Background with a light yellow pen.  The sentiment was inked with a brown markers and and some flecks by coloring with the same marker on my craft mat, spritzing with water and then flicking over my panel using a water color brush...uber cool technique, and a favorite!

Here is a closer look at the flecking:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday!

Good morning!

Jessica here popping in to share a sweet baby's 1st birthday card I made for a special little girl using Rhubarb's Birthday Wish stamp set.  I paper pieced Rhubarb with some textured brown paper and added a little paper pieced cupcake to his hands for the birthday girl.  Rhubarb is my go to stamp line to use for cutesy birthday cards lately!  I just love him!

I'm going to bore with the story on why baby Grace is so special to me and my family. I taught Grace's daddy when he was in fourth grade while he was living in Michigan which is where I student taught. Grace's mommy Hannah is the daughter of a former teacher of mine who is from the school that I am currently teaching at in Wisconsin.  Before they were married, they were reminiscing about teachers they both mentioned that one of their favorite teachers was a Miss Ewers.  Since my maiden name isn't the most common one, Hannah called me up out of the blue and asked me if I ever taught at such and such school and did I remember teaching a Tim while there.  I did and we all had a good laugh.  Isn't that funny?  They met at college, married, and are now back in the area and going to our church.  It's really a small world sometimes, isn't it?

Have a blessed day, friends!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Season of Change ~

Fall is right around the corner! Schools have flung their doors open for many and the anticipation for gorgeous crisp colour is brimming...I couldn't help but create a fall card for as I wait for my next favourite season to kick off. 

I love finding treasures in the most unexpected leaf is showcased on a square I punched with my latest find! It was the perfect punch to create a border for these Season of Change stamps and matching die

Thank you for stopping by. Have a beautiful day! 
~ Mary

Stamps: Season of Change
Dies:  Season of Change leaf 
Papers: SU, BoBunny
embellishments: Ribbon, MS punch, Su punch, 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Seaside Postcard

Hello, it's Bridget here today with a card using a couple of my favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps sets, Vintage Postcard and The Sea.  It seems a perfect pairing, considering many people send home beautiful postcards of their vacation destinations by the sea!
The layout is thanks to Korin, who gave it to us for this weeks Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!
I also used the set Light of Christmas to add some script bg to the left side of the postcard.  Because I wanted the edges of my stamping to fade out, I wiped away ink around the edges of the stamps before stamping.
The dp and cardstock have been sponged with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap for a distressed look.  I used a post-it-note cut with a Spellbinders circle to mask a sun behind the sailboat.  The seam binding has been sprayed with water and crinkled up.
Have a great Wednesday, the week is half way over!
Hugs, Bridget
Supplies include:
Stampin Up Daffodil Delight cardstock
Stampin Up Vintage Buttons
October Afternoon dp
Ranger Distress Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap ink
Stampin Up distressing tool
Sewing machine
Stampin Up seam binding
Stampin Up Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles small

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy Fall with Guest Lee Murphy!

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 YES!!!!  It really, truly is almost Fall!!!!!  Just a week and a half until it's September!!!!  Happy Dance!!!

I just LOVE this SNSS set, Autumn Leaves!!!  I stamped one of the beautiful leaves in a golden autumny color....and then one of the lovely sentiments right on top.  It really is a simple card but chock full of Fall colors and gingham ribbon to go with Korin's gorgeous set!!!!  And know I just had to get some bling on there!  LOL  Enjoy the last few days of summer.....I know I'm sure happy that Fall is almost here!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fall Weddings

Welcome Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!  Are you ready to begin a new week? The summer seems to be slipping by and it won't be long before fall arrives.  I love fall fact my anniversary is in fall!  So in honor of fall weddings, I have two cards to share with you.

I just love the elegance of the new Script Sentiments clear stamp set. This all white card with lots of texture and bling highlights the Best Wishes sentiment from the set.

For this fall card, the Fall Time Cocoa image was colored with Copic Markers.  A few leaves from the new Leaf Silhouettes clear stamp set were stamped in fall colors to match the DP, fussy cut, and tied on with a bit of Baker's Twine.  The sketch is last week's Sweet Stop Sketch!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a little fall preview!  Have a blessed day!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

To Everything, A Season

Hello everyone, it's Taylor here today.  As many of you know, I've been a part of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for quite some time - just about eighteen months, to be exact.   And for a little over a year, I've had the privilege of serving as the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator.  It is with a twinge of sadness that I'm writing this today - it will be my last official post as part of the Sweet 'n Sassy team.

The decision to step down has not been an easy one for me, and it has taken quite awhile to come to.  I love Korin, and have been so happy to work for (and with) her for so long.  And the Design Divas - well, you couldn't ask for a more caring, supportive group of women to be around. 

I just wanted to take this time to thank all of you - the team and the customers, for the friendship and encouragement you've given me for the past eighteen months.  It has been wonderful getting to know all of you, and seeing the inspiration and creativity you bring to the table.

I won't be going far - you'll still see me in the gallery over at SCS, and sharing my SNSS creations on the Facebook page, too.  I love my SNSS stamps too much to not get them inky all the time!

I appreciate all of the opportunities I've been given as a part of this team.  Truly, SNSS has been such a blessing to me!  I cannot wait to see future releases and what the talented ladies who work with them will create.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

You & Me

Have I told you how much I love this stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy. *smile* There are four sweet images in the You & Me set, Coffee & Donuts, Peas & Carrots, Salt & Pepper, Milk & Cookies, and PB&J!

Check out this tutorial on SCS for how to make this fun pop up card. I paired my darling stamps with paper from Bo Bunny and Anna Griffin. (Someone stop me...I'm in a major pink phase lately!) My image was colored with Copics and mounted on some fun text paper. The ribbon is from SU!, the buttons are from Papertreyink, and the twine is from eclectic Paperie!

Kim Schofield

Friday, August 17, 2012

End of Summer Sale!

The kiddies are heading back to school soon and Fall sports have already begun so that can only mean one thing....Summer is coming to an end, but we're not going to let that get us down! 

We're celebrating with a HUGE 
  End of Summer 30% off Stamp Sale!!  
Be sure to grab those wish list sets before they're gone.  We may not be bringing some of them back!

Don't forget to enter code HELLOFALL2012 during checkout! 

PLEASE NOTE: Our August 2012 release is not included in this sale.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School

Hello! Giovana here bringing you a cute "Back to School" card using "Back to School Rhubarb" set. I colored Rhubarb pink because that's my daughter's favorite color; she really loves this card, maybe I will send this one to her new teacher next week :)
For the background I die-cut few clouds and positioned them on the cardstock and sponged them around, then I added few clouds with pop dots. The sentiment was stamped on the biggest cloud.
I found this cute Patterned Paper on my stash and decided to add it to my card, as well as few grass and a bit of Pink Twine :)

Sweet 'n Sassy Products used on this project:
Hope you like it.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Leaves and Blessings

I worked on this simple card for quite awhile trying to come with some special technique or layout, but I finally sat back, took a look at the strip of leaves and realized that they can stand alone!!  A simple card with these clean and graphic leaf silhouettes (and a sweet sentiment) is special just as it is!

I used this week's card sketch at Splitcoaststampers.  The orange panel is stamped with one of the fun borders from Grunge Borders.

Enjoy your season of blessings!

Kim Singdahlsen

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Winter Gift......With Guest Lee Murphy!!

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Winter is sooo my favorite season!!!  And Korin has some truly deeeeeelightful winter stamps!!!!  I just love her snowflakes and I can't wait to see more winter fun from her soon.....after all......only 132 days until Christmas!!!  LOL

I used the Snowflake Silhouettes and Snowflake Flourish stamp sets.  Two of my very favorites!!!  I used my Silhouette to make the snowflake box and stamped the snowflake around the top.  I made a little 3x3 gift card to match and used one of the greetings in the corner.  Now what to fill the box with?  Well it will be filled with some yummy chocolate of course and sent to surprise someone with some happy mail!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back next week with another Sweet N Sassy creation to share!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, August 13, 2012

Clean and Simple with Sweet 'n Sassy

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you Clean and Simple (CAS). I'm known for my messy/distressed style, but I always admire simple cards... and sometimes, LESS is more! So I set out to play around and come up with some CAS designs.

I decided to use the new Grunge Border clear stamp set as my base set...

For my first card, I used Kraft paper, and just added similar hues and white. The images are from Vintage Postcard, Thinking of You , and New Beginnings along with New Beginnings Butterfly die. The butterfly is die-cut out of vellum, stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder (something you've seen me do over and over-and I can never get tired of the soft look). 

On my second card, I used bright colors with the awesome chevron image. (You might have seen this card on SplitCoast Stampers. I made if for one of the challenges at our last release party.) This was super easy to make, and you can change the colors to work for the occasion. The quote is from Kindness clear stamp set.

On my last card, I used the negative image of a die, Season of Change Leaf. I stamped the white base card with the wood grain image. You can also just stamp a piece of white card stock, and tuck it behind the die-cut image. The quote is from the new Autumn Collage clear stamp set.

Hope we will see some of your CAS creations.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Season of Blessings

Hello! Today I have a 5x5 card to share that I made for the sketch challenge over on SCS this week. LOVED this sketch and thought immediately of the new SNSS set Leaf Silhouettes. The leaves were stamped with Memento Morocco, Cantaloupe and Bamboo Leaves and obviously wanted it to coordinate with some fun Bo Bunny patterned paper. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Eat More Veggies

This month there are eight fantastic sets being released; I honestly cannot choose my favorite!  But the first one I inked up was Save the Turkeys!  How cute is that guy?  He comes with all sorts of interchangeable sentiments that you can put in the banner.  I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers:

Body/Feathers: GB10, GB9, GB8, TN4, EB2, EB1
Head/Legs: GB5, GB4, GB2
Beak/Waddle: TN3, TN4, CR5, CR6, CR7
Banner: GB4, EB2, EB1
Outline: BG2, BG1

This card is just hanging out on my desk - it makes me smile so much, I don't want to give it away!

Stamps: Save the Turkeys (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Card Stock: More Mustard, Aways Artichoke (SU); White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Forever Fall (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pumpkin Kitty With Lee - August Guest!!!

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Howdy!!!!  Lee here with my first guest post.....I'm sooo excited to be here at Sweet N Sassy Stamps for August!!!  Between moving our oldest out into her first apartment and having a stampin' friend and her family from out of state for a visit to getting ready for a Texas roadtrip.....stamping is keeping me sane!!! sane as I get!  Heehee!!  Even though it's a hot summer and I can NOT wait for Fall....the newest SNSS Release is soothing my hot self!!  LOL 

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Now isn't Pumpkin Kitty just so dang adorable???  Look at that face!!!  I got totally inspired for Fall just seeing her!!  So Fall colors and bling it was!!!  I used Copics YR16, YR15, YR12 and YR00 for the pumpkin and C4, C3, C2, C0 for the kitty.  You'll definitely want to check out the entire SNSS August Release and cool yourself off with all of the Autumn beauty!!!!

I hope you all have a fabulously crafty week!!!  I'll be back next week!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Cocoa's Gift

Good morning!

Today I'm popping in quickly to share a fun girly birthday card I made with our favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Cocoa mouse.  This adorable image is from Cocoa's Gift stamp set.  I did a bit of paper piecing with some brightly patterned papers and the finished the image off by coloring Cocoa with some copic markers.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

So Happy ~

stamps: Together Silhouettes, holiday baubles
Happy Monday morning, it's time to get ready for school! My husband tells me the story of many mornings when his mother would wake up a household of eight sleepy kids with this call from the hallway ~

I am so happy to share my back to school challenge card that I made showcasing dkDesign images from Together Sihouette. I fell in love with this set when it came out and these two images remind me of children walking to school. I layered the silhouettes on a piece of dp that I cut into a school house shape. The Bell is from the pre-released Holiday Baubles set. The sentiment is one that I inked partially from the together silhouette set and fashioned a label and adhered using a corduroy button layered on a round felt.  

Enjoy your week creating and thanks for stopping by!

~ Mary

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Butterfly Chevrons

Hello, it's Bridget here and I've got a card for you using several of the newly released SNSS sets AND honoring our new Design Team member Ceal Pritchett, who is the Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers today!  Congratulations, Ceal!
HERE is the lovely CAS card that I chose to CASE from Ceal's gallery.
I used the fantastic new set Grunge Borders to stamp the chevrons four times across the bottom of the card and then added the sentiment which is from the new set Script Sentiments.
Both of these sets are incredibly versatile and can be used along with all your other sets.
The butterfly is one of my favorites - it's from Everyday Miracles and has been colored with copics.
The whole card was easy and quick, and I'm patting myself on the back for having made a card without any embellishments!
Have a wonderful Sunday,
hugs, Bridget
Supplies used:
SU Real Red, Cool Caribbean ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grunge Borders Miracle

Hi there! It's Ceal and I am so excited to be back as Design Diva for Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I am a huge fan and Korin is just one awesome friend!
For my card I used two different Sweet 'n Sassy sets, Grunge Borders and Everyday Miracles. Grunge Borders is a new release and boy is it versatile. On my card I added Grunge Borders as a background stamp and embossed the panel to give my card a vintage look. For the release hop I shared a card using Grunge Borders to make faux washi tape. It has four different borders that will cover your card either direction.
 Next I used Everyday Miracles for the sentiment and the butterfly. This is one of my favorite butterfly images to color. To finish off my card I added some lace and ribbon. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Saturday!

Friday, August 3, 2012

New faces & release recap!

Did you enjoy yesterday's blog hop?  I sure was impressed with all the beautiful Fall creations!  If you missed it, there is still time to hop along. Simply follow the links on the post below!

I am thrilled to introduce a couple of new faces to you today.  

First up is our August Guest Designer, the sweet and talented, Lee Murphy!!
Hi!  My name is Lee Murphy and I'm just so excited to be August's Guest Designer here at Sweet & Sassy!!  I'm a mom to 2 grown kiddos....well at 19 and 21 they think they're grown up anyway!  LOL    I'm married to a real life Prince Charming who spoils me and is truly my best friend!  We are so blessed to live in the Colorado mountains.

My love of stamps came from a promise to help support a friend starting a home business....yep....Stampin' Up.  Well it didn't take long at all for a full-fledged stamp addiction to take hold and my love of all things stampy to overflow to so many fabulous stamp companies!!!  I'm an equal opportunity stamp shopper!!  LOL  I love Korin's sweet and generous personality that just shines through her designs!!  Some of my favorite SNSS images are the gorgeous birds and flowers!!  I'm thrilled to share some of my creations with you this month!  Thank you so much for having me!

You can check out Lee's fabulous blog here:

Welcome to the team this month, Lee!  We look forward to seeing all of your Sweet 'n Sassy creations!!

Next is more of a re-introduction.  We are so excited to be welcoming Ceal Pritchett back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Design Team!!!  

Ceal has been around for as long as I can remember, honestly.  She was one of my first customers and has been a loyal friend ever since!  She works behind the scenes as our sponsorship coordinator and is also a part of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Digi Challenge team!  You can visit her delightful blog here:

Welcome back, Ceal!!  We are so glad to have you!!  

Just in case you missed it yesterday, here is our fabulous August release!! 

Have a beautiful Friday, dear friends!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August New Release Celebration & Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends!!  It's that time again!  This month's release celebrates the cool, crisp season that is Autumn!  We've released 8 new stamp sets this month that are sure to get you in the mood for pumpkin pie, raking leaves and the beauty of Fall.

All 8 sets are available to preorder NOW on our website!

The Design Divas have created some fabulous eye candy for you featuring the 8 sets from this release so grab your favorite warm bevvy, a pen and some paper (because you are definitely going to want to jot down your favorite sets) and hop along with us today!

Be sure not to miss a single stop along the way because we'll be drawing one lucky commenter from a random DT blog to win 2 free sets from this month's fabulous Autumn release!

Here's the list of blog participating in today's hop:

 We're also celebrating today with another fun Virtual Stamp Day over in our Splitcoaststampers forum.  We've got a whole day of challenges prepared for you which include chances to win a $20 store credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  We can't wait to stamp with you!

When you are all done hopping, stop by the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps website and place your $50 order to receive the adorable new Pumpkin Kitty stamp set for FREE

We've changed the rules for our Free w/$50 set this month, so you can purchase stamps AND/OR dies to get this set FREE :)!! How fantastic is that?! 

Enjoy the hop!