Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cherished Friend

Hi all!  It's Kim here today to share with you a great way to recycle using dies and paper towels!  I've recently starting using a lot of new products, such as ink sprays, and experimenting with many mixed media projects.  The results of much of my work left with my a large pile of brightly colored used paper towels.  (I use the towels to mop up access ink) 

I held on to the piles of paper towels for a few months because they were just too pretty to toss and I figured I'd find something to do with them sooner or later.  Well when Korin introduced the Shape Die Set and I received them in the mail, I immediately picked up on the flower petal/leave shape and grabbed that stack of paper towels!

I cut a bunch of the petal shape and got to work scrunching the petals for a more realistic look.  I then layered the petals around a die cut circle that I'd covered with sticky tape.  Once my flower was assembled, I added the button and used ribbon to create the stem.  (Yes, the stem was the trickiest part of this card!)  The leaves were folded in half to create a vein and then the edges were tucked under the stem.  Then I just needed to add a sentiment and this one, from the Long Stem Silhouettes set, was just perfect!

So the moral of today's story?  Hold on to those pretty, inky paper never know when you might be able to turn them into a beautiful flower!!


Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Sale going on NOW!

Happy Friday to you! 

Whether you're out braving the crowds today or staying home in your pjs for some online shopping, why not enjoy a little sale just for YOU...

Mark your calendars for our December Release!
4 fun and fabulous new stamp sets plus 1 coordinating die

Release Party at Splitcoaststampers - Thursday, December 5th @ 8pm EST
Release Intro Blog Post and Email Blast - Friday, December 6th
Release Feature Blog Hops - Saturday, December 7th-Tuesday, December 10th

We also wanted to make sure you knew of the following stamp sets now back in stock...

Don't forget about our SNSCash Rewards Program. 
Recieve a $5 voucher for every $50 you spend!

Thank you for your continued business.  You are a blessing to us!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Snowy Thanksgiving Wishes

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!  It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another year. Thanksgiving is a time to look back over the year and reflect on the many blessings in our lives, and in spite of our circumstances at the present, whether good or trying, we do have much to be thankful for.  We want to take this time to thank all of our Sweet 'n Sassy patrons who have been such a blessing to us throughout the year.  We so appreciate your support and friendship!  I also want to personally thank Korin for the way she honors Christ in every stamp set she and her illustrators design, and for the compassionate and caring person that she is.  We, on your design team, could not ask for a more kind and generous leader!  We LOVE you!  Mwaaaah!

And now...I have several cards to share.  First, everyone's favorite, adorable mouse, Cocoa, with a Thanksgiving wish for all of you!

The image from Autumn Lovin' Cocoa was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped up on the circle panel.  The sentiment is from another Cocoa set, Fall Time Cocoa.  The sketch is this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

This masculine birthday card features the new Tender Thoughts, Spectacular Snowflakes, and the matching die sets.

The Salted Technique found HERE was used after embossing the Spectacular Snowflakes on the background.  Glitter was added to one of the large Snowflake Dies.  The sentiment is from the Snowflake Flourish clear stamp set.

I hope you've been inspired by your visit!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow, Black Friday,  for the beginning of the Thanksgiving Sale!  Select stamp sets and dies will be on sale for 20% - 25%  off the regular price.

May your Thanksgiving be full of fun, laughter, friends, and family...and of course good food!

" everything give thanks;  for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."  (1 Thessalonians 5:18)


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I Woof You ~

Good Morning everyone! Mary here with this adorable Woof You set that comes with four sentiments suited for the doggie lovers in your life and two additional accessory images to complete an adorable canine card. I completed this card with the one of the the bookmarks and more dies. Basic Grey papers are used to complete the design and chose the city map background.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! Let us not forget to remember those in the service. 

Be on the lookout for upcoming specials from Sweet'nSassy for Black Friday!!! 

Materials used:
Stamps: Woof You
Papers: Basic Grey, SU
Inks: Copics, memento ink, QQ powder puff ink
Accessories: Ribbon, SU punch

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Blessings

Hi friends,
Are you ready for Thanksgiving?   Tomorrow I put my timeline into action.   But for now, it's time to share one last November Release card with you.   About a week ago I stopped to get a drink at my local Starbucks, and while waiting, looked at this years Christmas gift cards.
Hmm, I think I have everything I need to create my own "gift card" as it were, and include a little surprise for the recipient as well.    And so she did (smiling).
Here's a little something about me you might not know.    As a stamper and card maker, I love to create scenes and write stories to accompany them *wink*.    Oh, you knew that?!  *tehe*   I want to share with you how easy it is to create a scene with multiple stamp sets.    First I made a card base from light blue card stock.   Then used the Landscape Silhouettes Stamp set for the background trees.   I stamped them with Memento Northern Pine and Grey Flannel (a little darker than the London Fog), then placed the first hill on top of them.   The trees in the foreground are from our November Release Stamp Set, Tender Thoughts.   I embossed them and used the coordinating die, Birch Forest to cut them out.   Then I cut out several hills.   Don't worry if you don't have a die.   These types of hills are easy to free hand cut.    The snowman is also from our November Release.   He's part of the Snowy Hello collection illustrated by Diane Zechman.    The circular tag uses our Spectacular Snowflakes Stamp set, and sentiment from our October Release, Born This Day

Now of course I had a little mishap *frowning*    I hadn't used my Mister Huey's Calico White mist in about two years.   Well, of course it came out like gang busters - ack!   Sometimes you can recover and sometimes you can't.   But there's no crying in baseball so you just have to move on *laughing*.   I think I'm going over to our Starbucks for a hot beverage!   That's the ticket!

May this Thanksgiving be a blessed one for each of you.   I'd like to leave you with this quote.   Teddy's grammy shared it the other day and I'd like to share it with you my friends.

"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."
~ Theodore Roosevelt.

May the words of our mouth come from our heart, and may we sow kindness to all.
Happy Thanksgiving, and blessings be unto you and yours.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Season's Greeting

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a Holiday card.

I am in full Christmas mode now and trying to come up with interesting designs using the wonderful new stamp and die sets that were released this month.
Today I used Tender Thoughts and Spectacular Snowflakes clear stamp sets, and the coordinating Birch Forrest Die and Spectacular Snowflakes Die sets.

The snowflake was stamped and heat embossed on Vellum, then die-cut with the matching die. It was the perfect embellishment to my card along with the wood veneer tree and pearls. The background was splattered with white watercolor after I stamped the trees.

The greeting came from Poinsettia clear stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Country Christmas

Good Morning, Friends!

There is no place I would rather be than in a forested mountain setting; Tender Thoughts is my new favorite set as it brings to mind log cabins,  hiking mountain trails, walks in the woods and wildlife watching.   This card has that rugged, outdoor feel, perfect for a country Christmas, thanks to the great images.

It is so easy to get the look of the 'outside the box' technique with the matching Birch Forest Dies-no fussy cutting necessary!  I paired the Tender Thoughts set with the Decorative Frames set and simply stamped the images, die cut them out and then free handed my little snowbank.  The sentiment is from the Winter Girls set.
I have used the Decorative Frames Stamps and matching Dies for this next card as well.  I added lots of Small Leaves Die cuts and other embellishments to create my centerpiece.  And did you notice the little image from the Vintage Postcard Stamp Set tucked in there as well?  
With Thanksgiving upon us, my wish to all of you is that you have a Very Blessed Thanksgiving!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

a suspension/tent card

Hello and happy Saturday!  For my card today, I combined a Suspension Card with a Tent Card to create this snowy hello...

I used the new Sweet 'n Sassy Spectacular Snowflake dies to cut an opening in the card front.  A large snowflake was stamped through the opening, onto the inside of the card.  Then I borrowed some of my husband's fishing line ;) to suspend the smaller die cut and stamped snowflakes.  The fishing line is adhered at the top and bottom with Scor-Tape.  The lighter purple layer was embossed and additional snowflakes were added, along with a sentiment banner (from my Snowy Hello stamp set).

Since there's no place on the tent cards to write a short message and sign it, I like to add a little something to the back.  Sometimes it's a pocket with a tag but this time I simply added the negatives from the die cut opening on the front.

Have a great day, friends!
♥ Diane

Friday, November 22, 2013

November Release Recap

Happy Friday Friends!  Hope you had a WONDERFUL week!  Since SO many BEAUTIFUL creations have been made with our November Release and we just LOVE all these new products, we had to share some more!  Let's not forget our winners!  We will share ALL of our winners first, then on to the RECAP!

Day #1- Zella
Day #2- Kris B.
Day #3-Pati
Day #4- Mary Anne V.
Day #5- Heather
Day #6- Tamara D.

Challenge #1-Pink Lady
Challenge #2-Javagirl984
Challenge #3-Kalla Walla

Congratulations to ALL of our winners!  If you see your name, be sure to email and we will get you your prize!

Hope you have enjoyed all these BEAUTIES as much as we have!
Have a WONDERFUL day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CAS Spectacular Snowflakes

It can be tricky creating beautiful cards that are easy to mail.  Today I would like to share some one layer cards that I made using post it notes for masking.

The first two cards are pretty similar.  I used large post it notes to mask off a rectangle and sponged ink inside of the rectangle.  I then stamped the snowflakes from the newly released Spectacular Snowflakes set in different colors and sizes and accented with rhinestones to finish it off.

The last card I masked off a horizontal strip across the card and sponged with light blue ink.  Keeping the masks in place I then stamped the snowflakes in navy and purple and accented them with stickles.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope that you have enjoyed the cards I have shared.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanks Snow Much

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!  
It's Ceal here, we have snow in our forecast for tonight and tomorrow so I could not help but use two sets from our November release Spectacular Snowflakes and Snowy Hello.
I Stamped and colored my image and then masked it off and  random stamped the snowflakes from Spectacular Snowflakes in Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana. Next I sponged distress ink over it to give it more of an aged look. I embossed a piece of white cardstock and then used a circle die for my image to show through once I put the pieces together. to finish it off I added my sentiment and adhered the panel to kraft cardstock

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

a Snowy Hello

Good morning!
Jessica here with two cards I made using the adorable new Snowy Hello stamp set.

For both of my cards, I stamped the images in Black Memento ink and colored with Copics and then fussy cut them out.  On my first card, I created a snowy scene with the embossed snowflake sky and snowbanks which I added white liquid pearls to the tops of the hills for more dimension.  Some platinum shimmer baker's twine was the only added embellishment and added some sparkle.

My next card is one of my favorites that I made for our new release.  I used an older pack of October Afternoon patterned paper pack and colored the images using them as my guide.  I love this sweet image.

Have a great day - I hope it's filled with time spent with friends!