Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This New Year's Eve.........

Hello there friends!  So excited to be here sharing with you today!  That and it is SO hard to believe that it is the LAST day of the year!  Wow, the last day of 2013!  New Year's is always a time to reflect.  You know, it really does make me remember, just how thankful I am for ALL my family and dear friends.  How all throughout the year, I have been blessed!  Old friends and new?  Family that has ALWAYS been there for me?  What can I say?!  Each and EVERY one makes MY world the BEST place to be!  Each and every one?  Colors MY world!  I couldn't have made it through the year without them!

So, thank you to ALL my family and friends!  Thank you to all of you for being a friend of Sweet n' Sassy Stamps!  May you ALL have a blessed New Year!

My CAS SNSS Creation:
SNSS Grunge Elements Clear Stamp Set
Kraft CS
Colorbox Chocolate and Strawberry inks
Brown Twine

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy New Year!
Jacquie Peifer/Javablustamper

Monday, December 30, 2013

A Christmas Thank You

Hello everyone... hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Now that the gifts have been opened and the trimmings are being put away, it's time to send out those Christmas thank you notes.  I'd like to share one of mine with you that uses a little bit of tissue paper recycling…didn't want all of that pretty wrapping paper to go to waste!

The background, salvaged tissue paper from one of my Christmas packages, was scrunched in a ball, smoothed out, and glued to a piece of Vintage Cream card stock.  The ornament from Mod Ornaments was cut with the matching Ornament Die and stamped in Pure Poppy.  The split sentiment is from the Script Sentiments and Kindness stamp sets.  A Small Snowflake die cut from a matching piece of wrapping paper was added and the gold pearls help to pick up the gold in the tissue paper.

To celebrate the end of another year and to thank you for your amazing support, 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a big Store-Wide Year End Sale 
from now until December 31st!

Now I can put all of my Christmas stamp sets away for a while and concentrate on the beginning of a new year!  Can't wait to see what Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has in store for us in 2014!  Until next year…

Have A Happy & Blessed New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Coffee and Donut ~

Good morning! Mary here with an adorable card from the You and Me set...These images create quick and easy cards suitable for everyone. I especially love this one with the glazed donut. This season has been filled with crisp snows and chilly winds so this card fits the mood.

Don't forget the current sale going on until the end of this month! 

Happy New Year to all Sweet'nSassy fans! May 2014 be filled with joy and blessing!  

Materials Used:
Stamps: You and Me
Paper: MME, SU
Inks: Memento Ink, Copics
Accessories: Spellbinder dies, Want2Scrap bling, washi tape

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Paint the Town Red!

Hello friends,

What a year this has been!  In a few days we will ring in the New Year - 2014!   We've had a wonderful time this month sharing some very colorful cards with you from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps December release.   I have one last card to share with you from the Colorful Cocoa Stamp set.
Paint the Town Red!
Whatever your plans are this year, whether you're spending a quiet evening at home or painting the town red, let's continue to remember and treasure the gift of salvation given to us by God.  May our hearts be filled with love for one another.   And may we reflect the light to those who seek.

I am looking forward to our visits in the coming year.   Let's make 2014 a colorful, creative year!

Blessings to you and yours,

Friday, December 27, 2013

God Is...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you an all occasion card. 
Now that I officially had to put my Christmas stamps away, I had a hard time picking a set... Finally I decided on God Is clear stamp set, since I had not used it for ages. It is such a sweet set, plus silhouette images are very easy to work with.

I wanted to use a specific sketch from Unscripted Sketches #236... and this is what I came up with:

Simple lines, with a little bit of embellishments... and voila... an elegant and classy card.I used washi tape, silver rhinestones, Baker's Twine, and couple of wood veneer shapes... 
The fence was die-cut with with Fence & Grass Die set.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Keep in Touch

Hello Everyone! 
Are you recovering from yesterday's festivities?  I had a very quiet and relaxed Christmas at home.  I so appreciated the time to slow down during this very busy season- a time to reflect on the Christ's birth  and spend time with my son.  Now things get crazy again, squeezing in all of the errands and chores to be done during Christmas break! 
Today's card has a wonderful vintage feel and is easy to make-perfect for a quick set of cards.

I used the Keep in Touch set and stamped the Typewriter, then die cut it out with its matching die.  The card base is stamped with a wonderful grungy image from the Grunge Elements set.  I added several banners, popped the typewriter up on a dimensional and tied a bow in my most favorite twine. 
Thanks so much for popping by during this wonderfully busy time of year! 
 Happy New Year to all!

Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6

I used the beautiful Christmas Light stamp set and coordinating die to create my last Christmas card of the year.  I also used one of the pretty Doily Borders dies to accent the ribbon.

Today we gather with family and friends to celebrate, hope, and reflect on that very first Christmas.  May you feel the warmth and be filled with the wonder of God's love, His gift to us. 

From all of us at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps...
Have a Blessed and Meaningful Christmas! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Snowman Soup

Hello everyone, Merry Christmas Eve!  Today I would like to share a couple cards with you using the adorable Snowman Soup stamp set.

For my first card I colored the image with copics and added some sparkle with stickles and a rhinestone.  I created the bottom layers of the card with the scallop border die and used the mini tag die set for the sentiment.

My second card I again colored the snowman mug with copics and added a rhinestone to the star.  For the whipped cream, I used liquid appliqué and heated it with my heat tool so it became puffy.  Once again I used the mini tag die for the sentiment.  The designer paper for both cards is from the My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I wish you all a very blessed Christmas!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Simple Snowflakes



Hi there it's Ceal here to share a clean and simple card using the Small Snowflake Dies
I love anything to do with snow, snowflakes and snowmen and the snowflakes are so beautiful. So beautiful in fact they can be mistaken for flowers. I used  some wash tape sequins  and a sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!



Good morning!

Jessica here this morning stopping by to share several Christmas/Winter themed cards with you.  With all the things going on this week leading up to Christmas, I was unable to finish the card I had started and was planning on sharing with you today so I decided to look through my files to find some of my past favorites to show you today.

My first one uses the adorable Cozy Friends - I forgot how much I love those wintery animals in the circles!

My second card uses another one of my favorite Teddy Bears - sweet Rhubarb from Rhubarb's Christmas stamp set. I made this card a few years ago for my father-in-law whose birthday is on Christmas day.

My next card uses the lovely Vintage Ornaments with their coordinating dies.  This one shouts 'Nordic Christmas' to me and my Norwegian heritage!  Love the blue ornaments and woodgrain patterned paper together!

And, last but not least - this one with the GORGEOUS Poinsettia stamp set with coordinating die.  LOVE the traditional Christmas colors on this one and that paper pieced/colored flower was so fun to make.  I may be allergic to poinsettias in real life, the stamped version gives me only joy! 

I hope you have a very blessed Christmas season with your family and are able to spend some quality time with your loved one's celebrating our Savior's birth!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Snow Day!

Check out the cute Winter Stamp sets HERE.

Hello friends! Giovana here today, bringing you a Winter-y card. Today, winter starts officially, although in this part of the country, we have had -15F already, which I consider pretty cold and winter weather. My daughter is anxiously waiting for snow and her wishes may come true today!! We are expecting some snow and hopefully this will make her very happy. So, to celebrate the occasion, hehehe, I made a snow-y card and I hope you like it.

For this project I used Snowy Hello Set, stamped the image on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Markers, then I die-cut, embossed and stenciled it. I die-cut a bigger piece in Light blue cardstock and did some dry embossing. The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Archival. I die-cut Small Snowflake dies in Gold cardstock and added to the card. I added some crushed glass to the image to create snow. I added red ribbon and a bow.

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Rainbow Snowflake



Hello, it's Bridget here with a clean and simple thank you card - time to think about coming up with a few cards to let people know I appreciate their Christmas gifts!  
I made a rainbow effect with some strips of Echo Park polka dot dp, then die-cut the largest snowflake from the fabulous Large Snowflakes die set.
I used a negative die-cut from the same die on a white piece of card, then set the rainbow snowflake into the negative die-cut.  I then added the little pieces back in like a jigsaw puzzle.  Yes, it took a little time, but once I got started with it, I had to finish!  
To finish I added two buttons and popped it up on a black frame.
The sentiment is from the cute set Snowy Hello,
perfect for your post Christmas thank you cards!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

You Are Loved




Hi friends!  Kim here with a simple floral card to share today!  I was in a coloring mode over the weekend and grabbed a larger image that I could really have fun coloring (with Copics) and shading.  This beautiful image is from the Precious Poppies stamp set, which includes three different floral images and a boatload of sentiments.  Beautiful!

I stamped my image with black Memento Ink, which is the best ink for Copic markers, as it won't smudge or bleed.  Then I colored with my markers, adding a pale blue shadow around the flowers.  Of course I had to ink the edges of the image and sentiment.  I wanted to keep things simple so I just paper pierced the edges around the image and mounted it on a piece of embossed black cardstock.  Clean and simple but oh so elegant, thanks to that stunning image!  (And those pretty flowers makes me think of spring...such a nice thought when one is looking at a foot of snow outside! LOL!)


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Drop Me A Line.......

Don't forget about our 12 days of Christmas specials!!

 Hello Friends!  How are you?  Jacquie here, dropping by to share with you today!  I am so excited to show you what I have been working on!  I created a card with my new, FAVORITE, clear stamp set!  I made my distressed creation with the KEEP IN TOUCH clear stamp set and dies.  I love how simple this set is and how easy it is to create something with it!

First I gathered some October Afternoon, Thrift Shop, journal cards and then I distressed the edges with my Chocolate Colorbox ink.  I then set those aside and stamped my typewriter image and sentiment with the same chocolate ink; followed by more distressing of the kraft card edges.  Once everything was ready, I layered it all.  I used my KEEP IN TOUCH dies to cut out the typewriter and finished my project off by adding my typewriter and some distressed yellow twine.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my sharing, and have a WONDERFUL day!
Be sure to stop by our store for today's Cocoa Mouse special!!

-Keep In Touch Clear Stamp Set
-Keep In Touch Dies

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Good Tidings!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is continuing the countdown to Christmas!  Today's 6th Day of Christmas special is 25% off all Valentine's Day stamp sets…SWEET!

Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.   (Luke 2:10)

Are you still trying to get those last minute Christmas cards finished or have you already sent yours? Cathy here with two more cards to share with you before Christmas, both with the same message and both using the same darling stamp set, Born This Day, along with the matching Manger Dies!

During the hustle and bustle of last minute preparations...decorating, shopping, sending Christmas cards, baking…pause to remember the birth of our Savior, the real reason for the season!

Wishing you all a very, merry Christmas!

Materials used:
Stamps: Born This Day
Dies: Manger Die Set
Ink: Memento, Ranger
Paper: Solar Crest, SU!, BasicGrey
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Pearls, Fun Flock, Gold Gel Pen, Sewing Machine, Copic Markers

Monday, December 16, 2013

Jesus Paid it All ~



Hi everyone! Mary here to share with you. My card today might seem out of season but not really. The chronology of Jesus birth, life and death was all a Master plan for mankind. As you celebrate Christ's birth let us not lose sight of the life laid down for us at Calvary. 

I combined the all new Grunge elements to depict drops of blood and used the stamp and matching dies from Jesus Paid it all

Materials used:
Stamps: Grunge elements, Jesus Paid it all
Paper: MME, SU
Inks: Versafine red, Versafine black
Accessories: Ribbon

Have a beautiful Day! 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Letter to Santa and a Prayer

Hello dear friends,

With each ornament there is a story.   We sigh as we gently unwrap each treasured piece.   A season of life passed, sweet memories relived once more.   A communion cup that holds an ice cream sundae made in Sunday School (she smiles).   Beautiful ceramic ornaments made by another navy wife and friend of many years.   And two glass ornaments from Germany that graced our tree the second year of marriage.   All special and meaningful to each of us.   Our children who are now grown still love to hear the stories again.
Did you ever help your child pen a letter to Santa?   My husband use to answer letters from the children of employees who would write letters to Santa.   Yep, for years he was Kris Kringle.   But he also knows the real meaning of Christmas too.   The gift of salvation given to all mankind - Jesus Christ, the greatest gift of all.   A gift given before we ever had to ask.
May we humble ourselves and receive him.  To God be the glory.

Today I'm sharing a card I created using one of the new Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps December Release sets, Typewriter Text Background.  I used a Darice embossing folder (Christmas Ornaments) as my background with some Graphic 45 ephemera fussy cut from their collection, Christmas Emporium. I sanded the embossed panel and used gold ribbon, twine, and some rusty bells to finish the card.   I thought it provided a nice vintage feel.

Before I go this evening I'd like to remind you that Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with a special sale.   Today only, 40% off all digi stamps.

I'll see you again soon.
Until then,
Peace be unto you.
Blessings and Merry Christmas 

Susie ~

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Silhouettes...


Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a Christmas card... but before I get to my card, I would like to remind you that Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is doing 12 Days of Christmas. 12 days of sweet deals, and today it's 15% off bundles! 

Now to my card... I am so in love with Christmas Silhouettes clear stamp set and the coordinating die set. (If you don't have this set, today you could get a sweet deal on the stamp and die bundle!)
I love using the pretty images, (especially the mistletoe), but today, I decided to use the elegant deer image.

I also used the Large Snowflake Die set and die-cut a medium large snowflake out of vellum. It was the perfect backdrop to the deer. The background was stamped with the brand new Typewriter Text Background stamp and splatters from Grunge Elements clear stamp set.

The unusual color combination came from The Color Throwdown #272.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, December 13, 2013

Paint the Town Orange!


Hello Everyone!

Have your heard about the 12 Days of Christmas Sale?  Every day until the 23rd, you can get some 'sweet' deals on Sweet 'n Sassy products.  Today is FREE shipping!  Check us out daily for the current deal!
Christmas is just 12 days away!  I hope all of you are farther along in your preparations than me!  Of course, I still had to work in some stamping time.  Today's card uses the newest Cocoa stamp.  He is just the cutest thing, and if you are one who likes bright colors, this set is for you.  These Colorful Cocoa images are full of potential!

Cocoa is colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I am loving the paintbrush- so fun to put spatters behind Cocoa and his brush.  You can either use the Grunge Elements or, as I did here, some spriting of ink.  The teal banner is actually a paint swatch from Home Depot; I really wanted to work one of them into the card as there are usually several taped to a wall in my house at any given time! 
That's it for me; I hope you like the card.
 I won't be posting again until after Christmas so I want to wish everyone a 
Very Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

keep in touch

I love them all, but my favorite set from this month's Sweet 'n Sassy release is Keep in Touch.  The coordinating dies are not only a bonus...but a must-have as well!  Here's another card I made that I didn't share in the blog hops.

Inspiration for this card came from one that my friend Tracy made two or three years ago.  She used a similar image with a "quilted" background and I loved it so much.  I knew when I first saw this set that I wanted to somewhat case it.
Is this not a fabulous typewriter?

I am having a hard time putting this set away.  I hope you enjoy it too!
♥ Diane

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snow Glad We're Friends

Hi everyone!  I hope that your holiday planning is going well.  It is such a busy and fun time of the year.  Today I would like to share two cards with you using the adorable Snowy Hello stamp set.

I stamped the snowflakes in the bg and popped up the snowman which was colored with copics with foam tape. Stickles were added for sparkle.  The papers are My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland.  I used the mini tag die for the sentiment which is from Christmas tags set.

The image once again was colored with copics and stickles were added as the snow.  I added rhinestones to the scallops that were cut using the scallop border dies.  The papers are also from My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland collection.

Thanks for stopping in today, have a great day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Release Blog Hop Day 4: Colorful Cocoa

  • Includes 2 images and 5 sentiments
  • Paint can image measures approximately 2.5" x 2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp - $11
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (4) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 4 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Monday, December 9, 2013

December Release Blog Hop Day 3: Grunge Elements

  • Includes 9 images and 3 sentiments
  • Word "art" measures approximately 1.5" x .75"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp - $26
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (4) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 4 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December Release Blog Hop Day 2: Typewriter Text Background

  • Includes 1 background stamp
  • Measures approximately 3.75" x 3.75"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp - $11

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (4) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 4 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!