Monday, September 16, 2019

Singing Praises

Happy Monday, Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal here to share with you today a couple cards using the Singing Praises set with two different looks.

The first card I stamped the image with embossing ink and watercolored it with Zig watercolor markers. I stamped the Wood slice from the Wood Backgrounds set as the background. The greeting is from the Thoughtful Words set. 

The second card uses the same set Singing Praises but this time I created a fall card with it. I stamped the bird and masked off the branch and then stamped the leaves from the Give Thanks set. I colored them all with Copic markers. The greeting is from the Incredibly Blessed set.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Come let us adore Him

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you two cards I made with the Adore Him stamp set. These cards are pretty clean and simple and easy to make.

I made a background with Distress inks in the colors of a night sky (yellow, red, purple, blue) and used that as a base for my card. On the first card I stamped the message on top of the background and used gold heat embossing to make it stand out. It's hard to get a good picture of it but I love gold embossing. I colored the letters and stars with a white pen to give the card a bit more interest.

For the second card I stamped the message with white ink on a dark blue cardstock. I added a little crown on top of it and colored the heart with a white pen.

Of course I had to add a couple of sequins to the cards, but that's it!

I hope you're inspired to create.
- Lucinde

Friday, September 13, 2019

Deck The Halls!

Today I have some super fun projects using the new Deck the Halls set!

During the September "new stamp" reveal on the SNSS VIP Facebook Page (join if you haven't already - it is lots of fun!), we were all talking about how one of the ornaments looked liked a hot air balloon and another looked like a light bulb...

In the hopes of inspiring you to look at your stamps in different ways, I have colored this one up and used it in ways other than the standard one. I hope you like them!

The first two cards are at least Christmas themed (haha!) For these, I used the ornament as an "O" in the word JOY. It is a fun way to use Alphas in combination with images. The Alphas for this one are from the Shake It Off Alphas set. I used Distress Oxides to color these.

The second card uses the argyle ornament. I flipped it over and masked the circle hanger. I drew a basket in with a Copic Multiliner and colored everything with Copics. I added a sentiment from the Inspirational Word Art set (on sale this month!)

Finally, I created two project with the plain ornament turned over with the circle hanger masked off and the bottom of a light bulb hand drawn in with a Copic Multiliner.
The first project is a CAS card with lots of sparkle and shine (via Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents). The sentiment is from the Be Unique set (perfect isn't it!)

The second one is a journaling card for my compact Bible. I used Texture Tiles 1 on the card's background. PS and by the way, if you get no other texture set, I highly recommend this one - I use it all of the time!

To finish my journaling car, I cut out the bulb and adhered it and added the sentiment (sorry! this sentiment came from an old set called Shining Light) 

I hope you are looking at all your sets in new ways - it makes them new again which is a win in my book! I can't wait to see what you do with these ornaments!

Thanks for stopping by! Hop over to the store to check out the Sweet and Sentimental Sale!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Warmth of Christmas

Happy Thursday!!  I'm not really into planning ahead, but for those of you who like to plan ahead and get a jump on things...this month's release from Sweet N Sassy Stamps is going to get your Christmas card mojo going for sure!!  There are three new Christmas sets this month, CHECK them out!!

Today, I'm sharing a few ideas using Warmth of Christmas.  The front panel is tucked behind an adorable gate, held closed with an evergreen wreath:

The inside panel includes a sentiment and peaceful snowy bench scene.

My second card, also features Warmth of Christmas and Thrill of Hope.  This card makes me think of my nephew and his love of ski hills.  It feels a little weird to be thinking about snow already, in Wisconsin, it's inevitable!!

That's all for me today--make it a great week!  Get inky and be kind,

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Be Jolly & Deck the Halls

Hello Sweet 'N Sassy Friends!  Sheri here today with a couple cards featuring the NEW Deck the Halls stamp set illustrated by Rebecca Rios.  This months release has me wanting to get a jump start on my Holiday about you?!?!


On the first card I stamped the ornament & holly leaves and used copic markers to color.  I then stamped the "Be Jolly" sentiment with VersaFine Clair ink using my Misti to ensure I was able to get perfect coverage.  (Did you know that SNSS is now carrying the original size Misti and they are available for pre-order HERE). As a final touch I added red pearls for the berries.

For my second card I wanted to keep a very clean & simple design so I stamped two ornaments and a sentiment.  I used copic markers to color and for a final embellishment I tied two bows with twine and attached with a drop of clear glue.

Have you seen this months YUMMY Stamp of the Month?  It's called Donut Worry and is FREE with any $75 order.

Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Deck the Halls

Hi friends! It's Julee, "popping in" this morning to share a one layer card (well, I matted it so it's more, but the concept is one layer. LOL) using the new Deck the Halls stamp set.

Y'all!!! This stamp set is so pretty. I love the hand lettered sentiments and the sweet ornaments, and that popcorn string, and the holly.... and well just ALL of it

! For this card I just wanted to color, so I stamped an ornament, masked it off, then stamped the other two ornaments. Then I decided to stray from my original plan and add the popcorn string, so I cut two more masks and then stamped the popcorn string. I like it, but if I make this one again, I'll start with the pop corn string so it's the front image. I've never been very good at figuring out the order to stamp things when I'm masking! 😂

I added the deck the halls sentiment up above, then did a little Copic coloring  and finished off with a bit of tumbled glass distress oxide blended up top. I popped this panel up on foam tape and added a black mat to finish things off. 

There are some ADORABLE sets in the new September release. Through September 9th you can get the entire release at a discount by purchasing the Early Bird Bundle.

And I've been drooling over the Stamp of the Month! Donut Worry is a free gift with a qualifying $75 order in the month of September.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a sweet day!

Friday, September 6, 2019

'Tis the Season

Hello sweet friends!  I know it is only September, but it is not too early to begin working on cards for Christmas.  The new Deck the Halls stamp set designed by Rebecca Rios just released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a wonderful set for creating your holiday cards.  Cathy here and I have a couple of cards to share with you using this fun new set!

My first sample was made by creating a wreath with the holly leaves included in the Deck the Halls set.  Some of the leaves were cut out and popped onto the wreath for dimension.  The berries were stamped and covered with Glossy Accents.  The Christmas ornament was colored with Copic Markers and hung from the wreath with metallic thread.  A bow was added, a sentiment embossed and a strip of patterned paper added to finish the card.

On my second card, the popcorn and cranberry garland was stamped repeatedly across the card and colored with Copic Markers.  The cranberries were covered with Glossy Accents.  Ornaments were hung with metallic thread and the sentiment embossed on a stitched circle die cut.  Behind  the popcorn panel is a strip of red card stock on which the script from Texture Tiles 1 was white embossed.

These stamp sets from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store were used to create the cards above:

Be sure to check out five of the new stamp sets in the September Early Bird Bundle and save over 10% until September 9th!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Warmth of Christmas

Hey… we're already a few days into September! That means fall is just around the corner AND there’s a fun new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! In the crafting industry, September is also quite often the month companies are gearing up for Christmas so you have plenty of time to get your holiday cards and projects done. So today I’m sharing 2 cards with the Warmth of Christmas stamp set from this month's release. On my second card, I also used Puppy Love.
The black color of these silhouette images caught my eye on the stamp label and so I decided to make my cards with a striking red & black color combo. The wreath was stamped in green, though, to help it stand out.

The fireplace is such a great image and I thought the dog would make this card even more warm & homey. I grabbed a scrap of patterned paper for the buffalo plaid background but here's a great set to make your own!

Have a great day and go check out all the new stamps in this month’s release!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

One Set, Four Ways


I am thrilled to be posting after a very long hiatus.  Those who have been around a long while may know that I have been on the SNSS DT in the past.  Korin is just the sweetest person and has some of the best stamps out there, so it is no surprise that I keep returning!
Speaking of the best stamp sets, The new Fur-ever Friends is hands down the cutest stamp set ever!  It is by Jenn Nilsson.  You honestly cannot go wrong with this set.  I have been creating like crazy!
I am sharing 4 cards with this set- two are very similar, using the most adorable deer, and highlights the different ways you can use the image.

Christmas!  What is Christmas without deer?  This set works beautifully.  There are gorgeous foliage images in the set and the berries color up beautifully in red.  I created a wreath, with the tree rings from the Wood Backgrounds Stamp Set as the base.  The image is stamped in versamark on vellum and heat embossed in white.  Everything is colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from the Born this Day Stamp Set.

Next up, the same deer from the Fur-ever Friends set, this time watercolored.  I again used the Wood Background Stamp Set as well as the Scribbled Flowers Stamps Set.  The sprig of leaves is heat embossed in gold on vellum.
Two very similar yet very different cards with the same stamps.
In case you have not seen it yet, this set comes with 3 other large, adorable critters- squirrel, fox, and hedgie.  With the foliage stamps included, this set makes for a darling autumn themed card.

And how about those mushrooms?!!!  Gosh, they are adorable!   I have been wanting to try a long, narrow card for a while, and with these 4 critters, it was the perfect opportunity.  The card is approximately 4 x 9.
So far we have a Christmas card, a friend themed card, a fall themed card and now- a BABY card!
This fox!  It is so sweet.  I have been stuck in a color palette rut and had to do something different, so I gave gray and coral a try. I love how this turned out!

My background is sponged with a stencil, for a tone on tone look.

This is just one of 5 new sets released and you can get them as part of an Early Bird Release Bundle, saving you over 10%  when you order all 5!  This bundle price ends September 9th!

That's it for me!
Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann

Monday, September 2, 2019

Christmas Card Style

Hello Everyone and Happy Labor Day! 
It's Ceal, here to share a couple Christmas cards with you using the Deck The Halls set. I have two very different cards but they use the same set. 

For the first card I used some Color Bursts watercolor pigments. I simply sprinkled them on a piece of Briston and then spritzed with water. I stamped the ornament bulb with versa mark ink and embossed it in gold. I added some Peel Offs by Love From Lizi around the outside.

The second sample I stamped the holly leaves with black ink and the added the berries stamped in red. I stamped the greeting in embossing ink and embossed it using gold powder.
Whether you are a traditional Christmas card maker or an Artistic Christmas card maker, this set would be perfect for either. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September VIP Challenge | #SNSSVIP919

A NEW challenge has started over in our VIP Facebook Group!

This month we are challenging you with a "Sweet September" theme!  Use your sweet/sugary stamp sets!

Here's a little inspiration featuring the sweet Ice Cream Cone digital image!  ( may find this image as a FREEBIE over in the Challenge Folder...just one of the many benefits of being a VIP Member!)

We can't wait to see your projects (cards, altered projects, journal pages, etc.). Remember if you use SNSS stamps you will be entered for a chance to win a $10 giftcode to the shop!!

To play along...head over to our FB VIP Group Page and upload your project in the September Challenge Album.

Happy Stamping!!