Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Somebunny Special

 Hi Sweet 'n Sassy Peeps!

(It's almost Easter, so I thought 
"Peeps" would be
more appropriate :)

I had so much fun creating this little bunny scene
with my Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and dies!

This card came together pretty quickly by using 
several dies.  I started by die cutting the fence 
and then stamping it with the wood grain stamp 
from the retired Grunge Borders set.

Next I die cut the sunshine, the grass border three times
 and the cloud.  I sponged around the cloud and
colored some of the grass tips with a Copic.  
That adorable bunny was die cut and colored
up with my Copics.  I went over the whiskers 
with a black multi liner.  I added a smiley face on my
 sunshine and placed black pearls on the sides of the mouth.
I adhered the scene to my card base and then stamped 
on my sentiment.  Finally, I plopped the bunny onto 
the grass with a dimensional and "highlighted" 
my sentiment with a few sparkly sequins.

You can find all the Sweet 'n Sassy products
I used below and everything else up on my blog.

I think this bunny card may just find its way 
into an Easter basket this year for a little
"somebunny special".

Thanks for stopping by today!



Monday, March 30, 2015

Watercolor Bokeh Background Tutorial

Hello Sweet and Sassy friends, it's Ceal here to share how I made this beautiful background for my card.  

Here are the supplies you will need. Some type of watercolor paper (I used Tim Holtz), White pigment ink, a sponge dauber, three or four different colors of re-inkers (I ended up using only 3), Painters or Washi tape to use around your paper (this acts as a seal and keeps the colors on your paper), A stencil with circles (I made mine from circle diecuts)  a paintbrush and of course water.
This first step is to tape your paper to some sort of surface, could be a cart sheet, I use a cutting board. Next you will wet your entire paper with water. Place a drop of re-inker in a palette and pick up a little with your brush then  randomly with each color, dab it on your paper (this is the cool part) it immediately reacts with the water and creates little bursts of color, if it doesn't create a burst you do not have enough water on your paper. 
Now it will need to dry, you can speed up the process by using your heat gun.
After your paper is completely dry, take your stencil, place it over your paper and use the sponge dauber to sponge the white ink randomly all over it.

This is what it will look like after you have competled all the steps, remove the tape and you have a beautiful Bokeh background for your card. 

For my card I used the Majestic Monarch set, along with the Monarch
dies. I colored the butterfly with Copic markers and then decided it was just a little to bright for my background. I stamped another butterfly image in Versamark ink and embossed it in white to lay over the top of my colored image to make it more subtle. The greeting is from the set Keep In Touch, Too
This is really a fun technique, I hope you will give it a try.  


Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Mercies

Good Sunday to you!
Of all the scriptures I ponder regularly this one is probably my most frequent.  

Lamentations 3:22-23
23 They (His Mercies) are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  

I am so thankful for the new mercies every morning and a fresh start each day!  With that thought in mind I reached for Sweet 'N Sassy's New Creature Clear Stamp set to feature on my Sunday post. 

I sponged distress ink over two stencils for the base then swished paper through distress ink spritzed with water for the butterflies.

Did you know that the New Creature stamp set now has a coordinating die set?

Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday!


Friday, March 27, 2015

April Sweet Perks Club Now Available!!

Hello friends! It is that time again! 

You know how difficult those masculine cards are to make, but with this month's Sweet Perks Club Bundles those masculine cards will be a snap…we have some GREAT Masculine themed bundles for you as well as a bundle perfect for graduation that you are sure to love.  Before we get to that, though, we need to make a special announcement...


As you know, we started this club last year based on the feedback of our customers.  It was something we planned to offer on a trial basis as we determined what was the best way to run a club like this. We have been evaluating our club over the last 9 months and have determined that some slight changes need to be made in order for us to continue offering this fun shopping option to our customers. Please see the updated details below...

Before you head to our site to order your bundles, please read ALL of the info below. 

Our club bundles will ship 3-4 weeks from the initial release date (that's today) so please keep this in mind when you are ordering.  The earlier you order the sooner your order will ship.  This time frame is necessary to ensure we have enough product on hand to fill orders and enough time to fill those orders.  If you add other items to your club bundle order, those items will also be delayed so it is best to keep your CLUB orders separate from your regular product orders.  We cannot partial ship orders.

Please note:  
One of this month's bundles include a stamp set that was previously released to our line (Buggin' Ya).  Please make sure you check your personal stamp inventory before ordering so you do not end up with duplicate stamps.  Thank you! 

For those of you NEW to SPC, this is how it works...

On the last Friday of the month we will share the next month's SPC bundle(s) (yes, there may be more than one to choose from!). The bundle(s) will consist of one stamp set and one coordinating die set and they will be available FOR PREORDER at a 20% discount for only 2 weeks!  The new products in the bundle(s) will be made available later in the month for purchase on our website for the FULL retail price.  

While saving 20% is a pretty sweet deal, that isn't all!  After all, it's called the Sweet PERKS club!!  When you purchase one (or more) of our SPC bundles you will ALSO receive a separate discount code for 10% off ANY additional purchases you make that month!! SWEET! 

To "JOIN" our club, all you have to do is order one of the bundles and you are in! There is NO COMMITMENT. YOU get to pick and choose when to participate.  When you do, you get that month's perks, when you don't, you don't.   Pretty simple, huh?

Of course, the savings are GREAT, but we're also throwing in some freebies to reward your continued club participation. 

Check out these SWEET PERKS!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 6 (within a 6 month time frame) you will receive a FREE 4x6 stamp set of your choice.  WHAT?  Yes!  YOU get to pick your FREE gift for fulfilling a typical 6 month club term.  EVEN SWEETER!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 12 (within a 12 month time frame) you will receive a FREE SPC BUNDLE of your choice valued between $25 and $30!  THE SWEETEST!
Without further ado HERE THEY ARE...our April Sweet Perks Club Bundles

Buggin' Ya designed by Korin Sutherland
This stamp set is currently in our line, but we have added a set of dies to make it even better!
(stamp set is 4"x6")



Super Dad designed by Korin Sutherland
This brand new stamp set with coordinating dies will be perfect for creating cards for your Super Dad or any other super man in your life!
(stamp set is 4"x3")



Congrats Grad designed by Korin Sutherland
Another brand new stamp set with coordinating dies just in time for the upcoming graduate in your circle of family and friends!
(stamp set is 4"x3")



Okay, now off you go!!!  Time to grab some SWEET Bundles!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

He is strong

Hello friends!  For my card today I turned to the Celebrate Today stamp set, along with Grunge Elements, New Beginnings, and Be Encouraged.  I also used the Bookmarks & More dies and Butterfly dies.

Any monochromatic color plus black makes a striking card and I especially like the yellow/black combo.  There's a bit of green on the stems though!

Sentiment reads: When I am weak, HE IS STRONG.  So true.

Have a wonderful day! 
 ♥ Diane

What I used:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Faith Is... Clean and Simple Spritzed Card

Good Morning!! Tami Mayberry here with you once again to share my final Clean and Simple card created using Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

For this card I once again used the Faith stamp set...because, if you haven't noticed, I'm all about getting LOTS of use from a stamp set. That's why I love, love, love the vast array of Sweet n Sassy sentiment stamp sets!!!

I began by spritzing my card front with an ink spray taking care to leave an open area for my sentiment.

Next, I rounded the corners and stamped my sentiment in the open area using black ink.

Finally, I added a few silver sequins for interest.

And there, once again, a card you can make in minutes!

Here is another look at the stamp set I used for this card.

A huge thanks to all of you for letting me share my Clean and Simple creations this month. It's been a blast playing with my Sweet n Sassy stamps, as always. Also, last but far from least, a huge thank you and hug to Korin and the whole Sweet n Sassy crew! <3

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mini Flower Blocks 1

Hello! It's Monika here today with a Spring card. 

We still have snow on the ground so I am ready for some pretty flowers and Spring colors.I decided to use one of the mini blocks from Mini Flower Blocks 1 clear stamp set

I stamped up 3 Daffodil images. After coloring the images with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, I cut one whole flower out, and the upper part of the second flower. Then I popped the pieces on the third, main image with dimensional tape.

The background was stamped with images from Vintage Postcard clear stamp set (out of stock). I also spritzed black ink over the background with my Spritzer Tool. The greeting is from Keep in Touch Too clear stamp set

I also added a sweet little butterfly, stamped and heat embossed on vellum. The image is from Majestic Monarchs clear stamp set. It was die-cut with the coordinating Monarchs Dies

Thank you for stopping by today,

Monday, March 23, 2015

You Are Treasured ~

Mary's Version of No-line colouring  

Good Morning Sweet'n Sassy Friends! Mary here to share with you my version of no-line stamping. Treasured was just featured on the Sweet Perks Club with a new matching Treasured die! So, I wanted to use this set for my technique. Let's get started!
Gather your materials - here I have my stamp of choice, a light memento ink and my copic markers.
Stamp your image of choice onto Copic compatible cardstock with a light coloured Memento ink. I used Desert Sand on Neenah Cardstock.
Colour your image with your copic markers, blending your colours accordingly.
Once, you are finished, die cut your image and finish your card to your liking.
Stamps: Treasured
Inks: Memento Desert Sand, Versafine Vintage sepia, Copics
Paper: Neenah CS, SU CS and DSP
Accessories: SNSS dies, SU dies, Ribbon

Here is another sample I made using this same technique. This card features Praise the Lord set and matching bluebird die.
I so love the soft look this technique creates, why not grab your favourite SNSS image, your favourite medium and create a card? I look forward to seeing your creations! 

Have a wonderful Week!!