Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday Feature & Challenge: Big Blooms

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends and welcome to this week's 
Friday Feature & Challenge!

Players will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Store so grab your stamps and inks and play along with us this week!

Before we get started, we have a big announcement to make!
Gloria Stengel, the newest illustrator for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and designer of the popular new Birthday Word Art stamp set, will also be joining Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps as our newest Design Team Diva.  Here's Gloria and a little bit about her in her own words:

My name is Gloria Stengel and I am an eastern USA transplant now living in OceansideCA. I’ve been a CA resident since March 2005, after living in five other states. My husband Matt and I have three children, Nathan (22), Laura (18), and Jonah (13). I am a homeschool mom, however my oldest son and my daughter have both graduated and now attend college full-time. I can see the light at the end of the homeschooling tunnel!

I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create "projects"! In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across "modern" scrapbooking. (Oh, yes, I am old enough to have been at it this long! Which means I have DECADES of hoarded products!) I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!

I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including three terms with Graphic 45 and one term with Spellbinders. I also accept various guest design spots and work with online stores from time to time. The design teams I have worked with are very diverse, which is an amazing thing for me considering that I love all sorts of art mediums. 

I have  been published in several magazines. Plus I have a blog, a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTubechannel in order to share my creative work. 

Welcome to the team, Gloria!!
We also want to thank all of our commenters and challenge players from last Friday's Release Day!  WOW!  What beautiful creations you made!  

Our random commenter and winner of our $10 gift Code is:

Shani Thomas from Gloria's Blog who said ~
"Bravo Gloria!!!  Gorgeous stamps and your stunning sample cards want to make us all rush right out and buy them."

The random winner from our "Anything Goes" challenge and 
winner of the $20 Gift Code is #29:
Sue D.
Here is her beautiful sympathy card:
Shani and Sue, please send an email to to claim your Gift Codes!

This week we're featuring
Flower Blocks 1 

 This gorgeous set of large flower block images is a dream to color.  You'll love adorning your all occasion cards with these 
lovely images and sentiments.

Save $4 today through Thursday, July 10th when you can snatch up this set for just $22!!
No Coupon Needed!

Our challenge theme this week is Big Blooms!
Create a card or project with a large flower as the focal point.

Here are some gorgeous samples made by the design team 
using our featured set:

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, July 10 at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
- Please use code SNSFFC18 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to come back again on Friday, July 11 to see if you won and to check out our Christmas in July Release!


Pam said...

Congrats to Gloria & SnSS! Adore her work. She will be fabulous addition to the team!

Natalie said...

Yay Gloria!! Congrats again on the stamp set release and you will rock (as always!!!!) as a DT member!

Gloria Stengel said...

Thanks for the warm welcome!!! I am so happy to be here!

Paperesse said...

Well, how do you like that?! Thanks so much!


Unknown said...

I just adore Gloria's work!!!

Graciellie Design said...

Ok so with so much going on at home I didn't have a chance to say thank you for a wonderful, inspiring challenge and congrats to Gloria! I'm a fan of both SNSS and Gloria so to me this is a match made in heaven. Very excited!

Sue D said...

Looking forward to Gloria's creations!