Thursday, November 21, 2019

snow much fun

Good morning! Today I have two cards with some more cute snowmen stamps from this month's release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! This set is called Snow Much Fun.  And if you haven't checked out SNSS’s birthday sale yet, it's not too late! This sale runs all month long. No code needed!

I die cut an oval shape from plain copy paper for my first card and used it as a stencil to sponge on a bit of blue. The I stamped the flakes and sentiment and popped the snowman up. There's a little Stickles that doesn't show in the photo.

I also popped up the second snowman...this time in front of a die cut window with patterned paper behind it. If you look closely, there's some subtle red snowflakes stamped on the red cardstock base.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Poinsettia x3

Hello Everyone!

Lee Ann here, with more Christmas cards using the gorgeous Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set.

First up is a pink Poinsettia, colored with Copics.  I CASed this design from an amazing talent in blogland, Yana Smakula.  The poinsettia was initially stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink using my MISTI, then colored with Copics. Once I was done coloring, I put the panel back in my MISTI, stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold.  I then fussy cut the flower out.
I did some tone on tone stamping with the flower in the lower right hand corner of the card.  To allow the large, Copic colored flower to blend into the card front better, I colored the outer edges of the fussy cut flower with a pink Copic that matched the pink cardstock.
I selected several sentiments from the Christmas Wordfetti Stamp set and heat embossed them in white across a black sentiment strip.

Next up, I decided I needed a softer poinsettia, as everything that I had done so far was very bold in color.

I used a bunch of Shimmerz Paints products on the card and love how different it turned out from all of my other poinsettia cards.  Details for this are on my blog.
For the third poinsettia card using the Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set, I CASed myself, making a green poinsettia similiar to the blue one I shared earlier this month.

You can probably guess that I love this stamp!  It is a real beauty.  I got out my trusty Ken Oliver Color Bursts for this card and stamped the image in Versafine Black ink on watercolor paper.  I used mostly green Color Bursts (Pthalo Green, Lime Green), but I did add in a bit of Turquoise to the flower and a lot of it to the background.  I spattered the card front with black watercolor splatters and watered down white acrylic paint.
The image panel is matted on shiny gold paper and mounted on the white card base.  Sequins finish it off.  
Thats it for me! 
I hope I have inspired you to try different methods of coloring with this stamp! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lee Ann

Monday, November 18, 2019

Snow Much Fun!

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share a couple cards with you today featuring one of our super cute November release sets.  We released several snowmen/snow sets this month and they are all fabulous!  
I hope you enjoyed our release hop and got lots of inspiration from the team. If not you can go HERE and hop through all the participating blogs.

For my cards I used the Snow Much Fun set. The first card I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel. I paired it up with the Thrill of Hope set by using the trees.
The second card I started with a top folding card base and a white panel as well and then used the LCBB to create the hills and a stencil to create the snow. The greeting is from the Deck The Halls set.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

All is Bright

Hi friends! It's Julee Tilman popping in today to share a bright and fun poinsettia card. I really can't get enough of this big flower from Poinsettia Greetings! For my card today, I'm using alcohol inks and the emboss resist technique.

I haven't really played much with alcohol inks, but I always love the results. To start the card, I grabbed some Spectrum Noir alcohol reinkers and yupo paper and just started to play.  I embossed the Poinsettia Greetings image in white, then started adding the alcohol inks.  When this was dry I added some drops of metallic ink for a bit of interest. The metallic inks are water reactive, so don't try to do this when the alcohol inks are still wet, or you'll get a muddy mess! Ask me how I know! 😉 Once I had the flower how I wanted it, I fussy cut it and then added some pearl clusters from my stash for the flower center.

I was quite messy with my alcohol inks, so the background is a panel made by smooshing into the leftover inks on my glass mat. I added a bit of blending solution and puffed on it with a straw for some fun effects.

I finished with the All is Calm and All is bright sentiments from the Christmas Wordfetti set. I just love all the sentiments in this set! I then added a few snowflake sequins (from Target a few years back) and embellished with a teeny pearl in the center of each one.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven't shopped yet, be sure to take advantage of the Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Sale! Everything in the shop is 12% off this month! And remember that Poinsettia Greetings is the November stamp of the month, so you can receive it for FREE with a $75 order (before tax and after discounts and shipping)

Friday, November 15, 2019

Warm Wishes

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Have you taken time to enjoy our November Release Hop yet!  If not there's still time to see the awesome card projects made with new products available at the SNSS Store and to qualify for the prize drawing.  You can see the hop details HERE.

I have two cards to share with you today.  It's starting to feel a little more like winter so my first card was made to send warm wishes and features the new  Folk Art Snowflakes stamp set.

A Tim Holtz embossing folder was used to add snowy texture to a stitched panel and a sentiment from the Christmas Pine set was embossed at the bottom of the panel.  One of the snowflakes was white embossed on a smaller panel and then sponged with Oxide Inks.  White gems were added to the centers of the snowflakes to finish the card.

My second card was made with the Succulents stamp set.

Nuvo Shimmer Powder was sprinkled through a stencil and spritzed with water.  The stencil was dabbed with a paper towel and lifted off the panel to reveal a pretty muted background.  Two woven die cuts were cut with a die by Paper Roses and layered onto the card.  The largest succulent from the Succulents stamp set was colored with Copic Marker, cut out and added to the card.  The sentiment was silver embossed and dew drops added to finish the card. 

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

We are also offering a special deal as part of our ongoing 12th Birthday Celebration!

So glad you stopped by today...have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Release Blog Hop!
We're celebrating 12 years this month, and our November release is filled with all the things we love about Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! We're thrilled about the new stamps available in the shop and are so excited to share the projects we've been working on with you! Read on for a bit of inspiration and a little walk through of our new release, then hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration.

One of the ways we're celebrating is a fabulous sitewide sale all month long! Head to the shop to save 12% on everything. A perfect time to stock up or find a little gift for someone on your shopping list. NO CODE NEEDED. Discount will come off in cart. 👍

Plus, there's a GIVEAWAY! Leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced here on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, November 20.

Here's the official hop list. If a link misbehaves along the way,
hop on back here to pick  up where you left off.

I'm loving this beauty by Korin. If you caught our fun Birthday Crafting Day on Facebook, you might have seen her creating these fabulous backgrounds live. Replays are available if you still want to get in on the fun! She used Folk Art Snowflakes, Art Deco Alpha, and Poinsettia Greetings.

We have two awesome Cardmaking Guest Designers this month, and they both have been creating some wonderful creations!

Susie Lessard captured the joy of the Christmas season with this fun card featuring Snow Much Fun. Don't you just love that blended background and these jolly little snowmen?

Susie Moore creates this beautiful card featuring Folk Art Snowflakes. I love the clever way she turned the snowflakes into ornaments!

Okay, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry

Here's a little look-see at the sets included in the NOVEMBER release...

First up is the NOVEMBER stamp of the month, Poinsettia Greetings. This large GORGEOUS poinsettia takes center stage, along with a host of builder sentiments to make your holiday cardmaking a breeze. Poinsettia Greetings is normally a $21.95 value, but is available as a FREE gift with a $75 or more purchase during the month of NOVEMBER. What a deal!

Illustrator Krista Hamrick is making spirits bright with this set of winter adventure loving snowmen.  Snow Much Fun includes four snowmen, five snowflakes, and two sentiments.

Our Creative Worship set for this month is the lovely Art Deco Alpha set from Rebecca Rios. This alpha is great for cardmaking and journaling alike. It includes 26 uppercase letters an an ampersand.

Next up is another adorable snowman set, this one drawn by Illustraor Jenn Nilsson. Cheerful Snowmen includes two snomen, a few bird and branch images, four snowflaks, and four sentiment stamps.

Our next set is the elegant Folk Art Snowflakes by Nina Brackett. This beautiful set includes seven snowflakes, a snowflake border and a Noel sentiment. It's perfect for your winter crafting.

Our final set for this release is small, but packs a big punch. If you've been a fan of our Sentimental Wordfetti and Faith Wordfetti sets, you're going to love Christmas Wordfetti! With a typewriter typeface, we've included 30 sentiments perfect for the holiday season.

That's our November Release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! What's your favorite? 

May you be blessed today and always!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps VIP Challenge | #SNSSVIP1119

Hello Sweet 'N Sassy Friends!  Sheri here today to share a fun little altered gift sack I created for this months VIP Challenge over in the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps VIP Group on Facebook.  Each month I host a challenge and if you use SNSS stamps you are entered for a chance to win a $10 gift code to the shop.  You can find this months challenge details HERE.
 My little sack features the NEW Cheerful Snowmen stamp set illustrated by Jennifer Nilsson.  These little sacks are easy to decorate and a fun way to present small gifts during the holidays.

Paper Sack (used 3 1/2" x 6 3/4")
Tag (Use your favorite tag die or punch)
Favorite Stamp Set (used Cheerful Snowmen)
Favorite Color Medium (used Copic Markers)
Embellishments (Ribbon, twine, jingle bells, dies, punches, etc) 

Hope you will be inspired to stop by and play along!!!
Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hey cutie!

Hello everyone! I wasn't ready for winter yet so I sticked to the fall theme. But I think you can use this fox for every season and the butterfly gives it almost a spring feeling so let's just say it's a card you can use for the entire year ;).

I stamped the image on white paper and colored it with colored pencils. After that I die cut a panel around the image and added a golden border to the panel with a gold watercolor paint. I wanted to have a golden accent in the background too so I used a foiled background paper. Of course I had to add a couple of sequins and the little butterfly to finish the card.

I used the stamp set Fur-ever Friends.

- Lucinde 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday Feature - So Sweet Cocoa

It's a sale!! Today only you can get five stamps for a special price!!

For my inspiration card, I did some fun smooshing for this Sweet N Sassy Friday Feature - Love this sweet mouse Cocoa and this So Sweet Cocoa set has cookies and cupcakes in addition to the donut - a trifecta RIGHT?! I think it will be a SWEET encouragement card!

Have a great day and if you have a chance join us tomorrow for more Birthday fun! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

cheerful snowmen

Good morning! Today I have two cards with a sweet snowmen stamp set from the new November release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!  We all love snowmen and this set is a adorable! It's called Cheerful Snowmen and they are aptly named... sure to bring a smile to all who receive them! (While you are on the site, be sure to check out the birthday sale. SNSS is turning 12!)
How cute is this snowy fella with his banner? Instead of coloring in his scarf, I dotted it with my marker tip.

My second card was inspired by one that was done maybe 8 or 10 years ago but I still love the look of the snowflakes punched with small circle punches. It really gives a whimsical feel to it!

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Snow Much Fun!

Hello, Hello!

Yes, it is that time of year, when everything seems to revolve around Christmas preparations.  That includes greeting cards!  This month's stamp sets have wowed me!  Versatile, compatible with each other and just plain fun!  Like these snow peeps!

These adorable snowmen are from the Snow Much Fun Stamp Set designed by Krista Hamrick.  Gosh, they are cute!  I colored this one with Copics and fussy cut him out.
The background is done with the new Folk Art Snowflakes Stamp set by  NinaB Designs.  I stamped the largest of the flakes in Versamark ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed white.  Next, the background received a light wash of Daniel Smith Watercolor paint in blue.  I let it dry and then added a second layer. 
The smaller snowflake was done similarly, then it was fussy cut out.  I layered the snowflakes and popped the snowman up on dimensional tape. 
The perfect sentiment seemed to be 'Be Jolly' from the Deck the Halls Stamp Set.  I was able to get a nice,solid image because I used my MISTI which allowed me to stamp multiple times, getting good coverage on the watercolor paper. 
The next card is similar (and I do seem to be in a color rut, LOL!), as I used the same Snow Much Fun Stamp Set and did a watercolor wash on the back panel. 

Mr. Snowman is again colored with Copics and fussy cut out. 

The snowflakes, some of which are from the Snow Much Fun set and some from the Folk Art Snowflakes set, were stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next, I did a wash of Daniel Smith Watercolor in teal/aqua shades.  I let the first layer dry and added a second layer after that. 
Instead of stamping a sentiment, I used a die cut 'Be Jolly'.  I came up with the idea of him twirling atop the 'l' in Jolly.  I die cut the words 4 times in white cs and glued them together for dimension, after coloring the top die cut in aqua/teal Copics in ombre fashion.  Sequins and some Wink of Stella were added for shine. 

That's all for me today! 
Don't forget, this month's FREE stamp set is the stunning Poinsettia Greetings, with a purchase of $75 or more. 
Plus, You can save 10% on the new release bundle until November 9th, so if you were considering shopping, now is the time! 
AND, it is Sweet n Sassy Stamps 12 Birthday and we are celebrating this amazing company!  All month long you can save 12%- and that includes the new release bundle!  See site for details.