Thursday, December 31, 2015

Warm Wishes for 2016!

I am sending warm wishes for all of you for 2016! 
I used images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Winnie's Warm Wishes. I love how the sentiments are all interchangeable to say all sorts of different things. 

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the mittens with Copic markers. I decided to have them facing so the hearts were right side up. The banners are handcut, and the little mittens are backed by a purchased snowflake doily. 

This is my last post as a SNSS Diva. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year on this team, and am so grateful to Korin for the opportunity! You will still see me occasionally as a Guest Designer in 2016.

Thanks for stopping by today and
Happy New Year!
xo -- Judy

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

warm wishes for the new year!

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends! 

Today I am sharing a card with some warm wishes for the new year.  Where has 2015 gone?

I used the Winnie's Warm Wishes set and Winnie's Warm Wishes Dies on this CAS card.  Doesn't it make you want to snuggle under a blanket with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa?

Thanks for popping in…happy stamping! ... and... best wishes for a great New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Precious Poppies ~

Good morning Sweet'nSassy friends! Mary here to share with you one of my favourite sets from SNSS. Precious Poppies is embossed in gold and coloured using colour burst and a water brush. I created a wash for the background and stamped the verse directly on the colour. The gold cord is tied to complement the embossed flower and I embellished with rhinestones on the corner. 

Happy New Year! 2016 is around the corner and let it begin with Love, Joy and good health. Blessings, everyone!

Materials Used:
Stamps: Precious Poppies
Paper: SU
Inks: Versafine habanero, embossing ink, colour burst 
Accessories: embossing powder, rhinestones, gold cord

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Spread those wings

Good morning! This is my last post as Guest Designer and I want to thank Korin for having me these last two months. What a wonderful lady to design for and with such a talented group of ladies, thank you so much. 

My creation today is using the beautiful Majestic Monarchs stamp set. I stamped three of the different sized butterflies onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I delicately cut around each of the wings and only the biggest butterflies antennas. They curled as I cut them so closely which was perfect! if you want to die cut them instead, check out the Monarch Dies matched to the stamp set. Layered them onto the card base and added sparkles for some fun. A few scattered jewels and voila! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Winter Tree

Hello!  Angie here hoping you are enjoying the weekend after Christmas!  We enjoyed a lovely celebration earlier in the week so I had plenty of time to stamp this week.  

For today's card, I am featuring the beautiful Tree Background stamp and Birds & Feather Die.  

Since it's been so warm here I've been reminiscing of my snowy childhood winters and decided to flock my tree branches with flower soft.  That's likely all the snow I am going to see this year!

Before I go, I want to leave with you this notice of Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps fabulous sale!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Wishing you
the comfort
of His love,
the joy
of His salvation,
& the piece
of His presence.
Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you my last Christmas card of the year. I decided to make a votive holder card.
The manger image (from Season of Love clear stamp set) was stamped on vellum with VersaMark then was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The three kings image (from We Three Kings clear stamp set) was stamped on colored cardstock, was heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then was cut out.
 The greeting was stamped from We Three Kings clear stamp.
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas week, Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a card created with three sets- Peace of God, Winter Blessings and We Three Kings. I think it is fabulous that we can mix and match Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and they work so well together :-)

I just love the Tufted Titmouse image along with all of the sentiments and verses in the Peace of God stamp set, don’t you?  

My hubby and I love watching birds and “Tufty” as we like to call him (or her), is one of our all-time favs! Along with chickadees, they dart into the feeders and grab a peanut and/or seed and "run" :-)  So much energy and such a joy to watch for sure!

This card was fun to create with a bit of watercoloring, masking, stenciling, sewing, die-cutting (with the Doily Border Dies), dry embossing and of course, layering- well, I just decided to throw everything into the mix- lol!!

Woohoo!  Only two more days until we celebrate Christmas- Merry Christmas to all of you and I hope you have a blessed New Year!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Welcome, Jesus

{jane bosi}  Merry Christmas, Sweet Friends! I created a few of my Christmas cards this year using the Welcome Jesus Clear Stamp Set and matching dies.  Such a sweet set! 
I hope you enjoy the stampy inspiration, but most importantly, I hope this Christmas Season finds you celebrating the true Reason for the Season, surrounded with love and all good things!

Blessings to you, Jane

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Snowy Hello to 2016!

I just adore this little snowman from Warm Hello. He is so sweet and has all the perfect "snowman elements": hat, carrot nose, buttons, and twig arms! Plus a cute scarf to color or paper-piece. I used one of the sentiments from another snowman set, Snowy Hello.
I added some different "white" sequins and a snowflake die cut for my embellishments. This guy is all decked out and ready to greet 2016 with a smile!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

clear-ly Christmas

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends and Merry Christmas! 
I can't believe Christmas is just a few days away...yikes!  The time just always seems to fly in the weeks prior...I hope you've had time to stop, reflect, and enjoy this wonderful season.
I have a quick card today that is good for those last minute needs. I made a clear card (love these!) with the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Christmas Silhouettes images, the Christmas Silhouettes dies, and the Hillside Edges dies.

It was hard to photograph without getting a glare.  The front of the acetate card was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.  The reindeer is on the front and the tree is on the inside of the front.  Some deco labels were cut and adhered to the inside back.  Then the hillside edge die was cut and layered with the sentiment stamped on it.

An additional white layer was cut and adhered to the back to hide the tape and provide a place to write a greeting.
Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wise Men Seek Him

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!  Cathy here to share several last minute Christmas cards I made for some of my friends at church.  Since Christmas is only a week away, I needed something quick and easy.  A silhouette set would work perfectly, so I reached for We Three Kings.  The image and the sentiments in this stamp set point to the Savior, the real reason we celebrate Christmas.  Color Burst Powders were used to create different backgrounds for the three wise men image...I was having too much fun with these and kept playing until I had quite a few!  The Freshly Made Sketch design for this week provided the perfect layout for my cards…all that was left to do was to emboss the sentiment and put everything together.  

As you can see, each are similar, but the backgrounds make each one unique.  A few rhinestone stickers were added for some shimmery stars.

Now I'm off to get some packages wrapped!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  
I wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pick Me Up

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a fun card created with two sets- Pick Me Up and Grunge Elements.

I love the Pick Me Up stamp set with the Pick Me Up coordinating dies!  The sentiments in the stamp set are perfect for thinking of you along with thank you cards and the cute little coffee (or cocoa) mug with the heart is just adorable!

I also love the Grunge Elements set (and now there is a great Grunge Elements 2 set as well) for adding just that right amount of distressing- on this card I used one of the splatters to mimic spilled coffee- lol!!

I decided to break the “I just want to espresso my thanks” sentiment apart to fit onto a stenciled heart...this is another thing that I love about clear stamps- you can see where you are stamping!  In fact, I will let you in on a secret- I cut this stamp apart so I could center the sentiment but also use the words separately in the future :-)  Again, another reason why I love clear stamps!!

Pick Me Up Dies
During this holiday season, we want to take a moment to “espresso our thanks” to all of you!   May you have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the greatest gift of all, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!

Pick Me Up
Grunge Elements 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winnie's Warm Wishes~

Good morning! Mary here to share this adorable image from Winnie's Warm Wishes. The rhinestone swirls were added to depict the hot steam from delicious mugs of cocoa. Sound like the right season for that!
The background is created using colour bursts and Winnie is coloured with Tombow's on mixed media paper. She is die cut from the Decorative Plaques die set. The rhinestone swirls are hightlighted with white fine point sharpie.
Have a wonderful Christmas as you celebrate with family and friends! 
Materials Used:
Stamps: Winnie's Warm Wishes
Inks: archival ink black, tombow markers, colour bursts, versafine black 
Paper: mixed media
Accessories: rhinestones, SNSS Decorative Plaque dies, sharpie