Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Poppies for Grandmother

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a card with you that I created for my grandma's birthday which is coming up soon.

I used a paintbrush wet with water to "paint" a rectangle onto watercolor paper.  While the paper was wet I painted my background with blue and purple reindeers.  Once the bg was dry, I stamped my poppies with black ink.  I then finished off the card by adding sequin accents and my sentiment.

Here are the SNSS products I used on my card:


Monday, June 29, 2015

Silhouette Stamping Tutorial

Happy Monday! Kim with you today to share a video tutorial on stamping with silhouette images. Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time will not be surprised about my love for silhouette stamps. These images combined with my love of Distress Inks are the perfect card making combo! The video below is an older video, but the techniques are still ones that I use on a regular basis. After the video, I'm sharing some of my all time favorite silhouette stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy. Enjoy!!

Wildflowers stamp set

Sunday, June 28, 2015

sew thoughtful

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Where has June gone?  I can't believe the month is almost over.

Today I have a card to share with sweet Cocoa mouse.  I made this card quite some time ago but never got around to sharing it.  This image and sentiment is from Sew Happy Cocoa.

The stitching was done on my sewing machine...it was acting a little wonky at the time but I ended up liking the not-so-perfect stitches.  The button border is a punch.

If you like Cocoa Mouse, check out all the sets available in the SNSS store.

Hope you have a fabulous week!
♥  Diane

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Flower Blocks III ~

Happy Saturday morning Sweet'nSassy friends! Mary here with another favourite image from Flower Blocks 3 to share with you today. This lovely Rose is coloured using copics and layered onto coordinating MME papers. 

Grab your favourite lined SNS image, your favourite medium, your favourite drink and cozy up for some colouring today. It's a perfect day to be indoors on a rainy day. Share your results with us on SCS or your favourite social media.

Materials Used:
Stamps: Flower Blocks 3
Inks: Copics, Memento black, QQ powder puff inks
Paper: SU, MME Dp
Accessories: Pearls, SU banner die 


Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Feature: Owl Be There and Owl Die

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Welcome to this week's Friday Feature.  The samples we have to share with you today are as cute as can be.  Here is Owl Be There and the Owl Die by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Today's feature is:
Owl Be There and coordinating 
Owl Die

  • set measures 4"x4"
  • illustrated by Korin Sutherland
  • includes 1 image and 7 sentiments
  • owl image measures approximately 2.5" x 2.3"
  • Includes 1 die
  • Measures approximately 2 5/8" x 2 3/8"
  • Coordinates with Owl Be There stamp set

Whether you need an adorable card for a birthday, for encouragement, for a friend, or just because, Owl Be There and the matching Owl Die are so much fun to use.  Colored, paper pieced, or just stamped...this fun set is sure to be a big hit!

Need a card for a special friend?  Owl Be There is the stamp set to use.  Here the owl has been colored and his little belly was paper pieced. The Branch from the Love Birds stamp set is the perfect resting spot and it is super easy to cut out using the matching Love Birds Die Set.

Using the Congrats Grad stamp set and matching Congrats Grad Dies makes this owl a wise old bird!  How cute is this for a graduation card!  The sentiment and the label were cut with the fabulous Decorative Plaques Die Set.

Here are some fabulous samples from the past that were made by the amazing Design Divas using the Owl Be There stamp set and the
coordinating Owl Die:

Kim used the Decorative Plaques Dies and the Scalloped Star Border Die along with the owl to create this enchanting tag…SWEET!

Here's another delightful card created by Kim.  Love the polka dot pattern used on many of the circle elements and the Scalloped Heart Border along the bottom edge. 

On this charming card, Mary chose to completely paper piece the owl from Owl Be There.  Love how the fishtail banners on the side match the papers used on the owl!

Owl Be There is one of those stamp sets that can be used in any season.  This darling card created by Judy using fun papers, colors, and a Scalloped Border just screams SPRING to me!

This card created by Bridget was pulled from the archives.  In the stamping world, owls can be any color, especially if you are the queen of color!  The colors for this SWEET owl were pulled from the patchwork paper and the sentiment was stamped on one of the Clouds and Raindrops die cuts.

Owl Be There and the matching Owl Die is a winning combination to add to your stamping collection!

Both are 10% for a limited time!
Owl Be There
 Owl Die
No Coupon Needed!

   Head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store and pick up a fabulous deal 
on this whimsical duo today! 
Thanks for stopping by…have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Creeping By

Hello, Angie here to share a cheerful card with you today!

I think the bugs in the "Buggin' Ya" Clear Stamp set are SO cute!  What makes these bugs even cuter?  A coordinating die set!!!  It's so much fun to stamp and color these critters, then use the "Buggin' Ya Die" instead of having to cut around all those tiny legs and antennae!  

For the inside,  I used one of the twelve sentiments and inlaid the sentiment circle within the designer paper.

For my design I used a Tuesday Morning Sketch from a few weeks ago, Sketch #304.

Fine Details:

Buggin' Ya Clear Stamp set 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thankful.....for Everything

{jane bosi} Hello, Sweet Friends!

I recently purchased this set, Thankful Blooms, and matching dies.  And, then became completely uninspired--total loss of mojo....does that ever happen to you?  What do you do during those creative-less times?

For me, the spark came back through play.  Oh, what we can learn from the littlest of children.  Their whole world is about playing.  Learning and play are just one thing.  Wouldn't it be great for us, as adults, to embrace the same concept?

I'm always interested to see what I can make things do.  How my colors work together, alone and with water.  So, I started with water color paper, three shades of distress ink, some sponge applicators and...because the pipette from THIS TUTORIAL was still sitting on my desk, a pipette and some water.

The key to the water splatter omit, is to add the splash before the inks have a chance to dry--which is oddly different since, I feel like I am ALWAYS waiting, impatiently, for something to dry before moving to the next step.  This is a refreshing change.

The blues are more vibrant in real life and only required a bit of piercing and a colorful flower to pull it all together.  Naturally, I added a few rhinestones because......everyone needs a little sparkle every once in a while.

That's all for me today!  Don't forget to be awesome!  TTFN Jane

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thinking of You

For today's tutorial, I must give credit to my sweet friend, Dina, as she is the one that came up with the idea and original directions! Today I am sharing her Latch Card, using Parisian Postcard.

Cut your cardstock to 7 1/2 x 5 1/2, and then score at 3 1/4.

Fold at the score line. Score again three times just to the right of the opening edge. I just found a groove that would work, and then moved my card over a little for the remaining two score lines. Do not fold on these lines. They help with flexibility when opening and closing the latch.

Decorate your front focal panel and choose what you will use for your latch. It can be a die cut shape, or a plain sentiment square, or any number of things. I chose a simple layered circle and flower.

Assemble your card, using foam tape for the latch, just to the right of the three scored lines.
I used a watercolor wash for the background, and then stamped my images on top. Since it's also watercolor paper, the images are not as crisp as they would be on smooth cardstock, but I liked that effect. The Tower is stamped twice and popped up with foam tape. I used the wrong stamp for my "postage cancellation," (the rectangle instead of the circle) but decided to just leave it!

And the finished product:
You can decorate the inside or even the side to the right of the score lines (for the latch). This has such fun possibilities for all sorts of neat ideas!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Remembering Dad

Hello, sweet friends and Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!  Cathy here with a Father's Day card for you today.  My dad passed away almost twenty years ago.  He loved the ocean, especially deep sea fishing, so The Sea clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, now back in stock, was the perfect choice for a card in memory of my DAD!

Graphics 45 papers helped set the stage for the sailing vessel image from The Sea which was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  The split sentiment is from the Camping Fun stamp set and was cut with the Banner Dies.  A sailor's knot made with rope twine and a few black pearls were added to finish the card.

Here are the products from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store 
used to make this card:

Trips to the ocean always bring back fond memories of my dad!  Even though my dad is no longer here, I have a heavenly Father who loves me even more than my earthly father did…and so do you!

Have a wonderful Father's Day!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Catch a Wave

Summertime has arrived so I decided to share a card I created with this super cute Summertime Rhubarb set.

I colored the image with copics, sponged some clouds in the background, and added stickles for some sparkle on the waves.  I added a bow in the corner and a sentiment from Wish you were here to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Look What's Back!

Hello, sweet friends!  Have you heard the news?  Look what's back!  It's Cathy here sharing a few cards made with some of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps favorite stamp sets that are now back in stock.  

Precious Poppies is a stamp set full of beautiful poppy images and wonderful sentiments in gorgeous fonts.  A frame for the poppies was made using distress inks and the wrinkle free technique.  The poppies were watercolored using the same inks used for the frame.  Mixed Media paper was used for the poppy panel and the frame.

Our popular Flower Blocks 3 stamp set is back in stock.  These beautiful big flowers are fun to color or paper piece.  I went back to my coloring roots and dug out my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to color the rose from the Flower Blocks 3 stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Wishing You Well stamp set, also back in stock!

We just finished a week of VBS at our church and we had the kids make cards for our Encouragement Committee.  One of the stamp sets we used was Landscape Silhouettes which is now available!  We kept the design simple and used the wonderful sentiments from the Be Encouraged stamp set.  The kids had such a good time making the cards and I know those who receive them will love the fact that they were made by the children.

Here are the stamp sets now available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store 
used to make these cards:

Here's a list of all the stamp sets and dies that are now back in stock:

These stamp sets sell out FAST…so hurry on over to pick up those sets that you have been waiting for!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!