Friday, June 28, 2019

June Blog Hop Winner

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee popping in with a little happy news for one of you awesome readers! Sorry I'm a bit late with the winner post this month. With all of the excitement leading up to our June release I forgot! When you see the release, you'll see why. So much stampy goodness just around the corner!

We had so much fun sharing the current release with you on our June Blog Hop last week. We so hope you enjoyed it, too, and gleaned a little inspiration for using this month's stamps! While we think you're ALL winners, we did randomly select ONE lucky reader from among all the comments on the hop to receive a $10 gift certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy shop.

And the winner is...

Congratulations Linda!
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

Thanks to all of you who commented. We love sharing this wonderful craft with you and look forward to hopping with you again next month!

Fun Background with Hymn Word Art

Last week I challenged the folks at Splitcoast Stampers with a fun, easy, and colorful background using my Distress Oxide Ink Pads. I thought it would be fun to share here too - Take the challenge if you dare :)
All My cards use the NEW Hymn Word Art Set. 
Now for the instructions:
I started by randomly  placing the ink pad directly down on my paper and repeating  the  process  with  more  ink  until I was  happy  with  way  it  looked.  The  first  one  uses blues,  greens,  and yellows.When I had used all the colors, I went back in with the lightest colors to fill in the blanks. And that was it. Fun geometric looking background.
I  made  several  more  using  colors  in  rainbow order. Here is what they all looked like before I stamped the Hymn Word Art on them (Pics above).
Now it is your turn! Try it with different colors, different inks, different ink pad shapes. Just have Fun!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Delightful Daisies

Hello Sweet 'N Sassy Friends!  Sheri here today with a couple cards featuring the recently released Delightful Daisies stamp set.

I was inspired by a couple of cards I found over on Pinterest and just had to try out this color combo.  I just love how the white pops against the kraft card stock.


Card #1

 Card #2

To create the Flower Panels: 
  • Stamp a texture tile onto kraft card stock with white pigment ink and heat set with your heat tool.
  • Using a stamp positioner stamp the flower image.  Do not remove stamp.  I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
  • Use a white, gold, & green color pencils to color the images.
  • Place image panel back in stamp positioner and re-stamp the image.
  • Sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock.
  • Optional: Add black and gold paint splatters.

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Summertime Fun!

Hello friends, have you seen one of the newest sets called Mer-mazing by Jennifer Nilsson? Well, it is just that, Mer-mazing! So much fun to play with and perfect for all your summer cards.
For my first card I used a stencil on the background with oxide inks and added some waves using a diecut.  I did not have a sun stencil so I made my own using the negative from a die.  I colored the mermaid with copic markers and fussy cut her, she is popped up on foam tape.
This next card I made my background stamping with oxide ink on kraft paper.  I decided to use a couple other stamps from the set, I love this cute little seagull.  One of our favorite places to vacation is Sanibel Island which is one of the best shelling places in the world so this set is close to my heart, I have a huge shell collections from all of our visits to the island.
You still have a few days left to get this month's stamp of the month Happy Irises, spend $75 and it's yours for FREE!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Floral cards with a message

Hello everyone! I love to use short messages on my cards so the Peony Cluster stamp set and the Surrounded in Prayer set had some beautiful stamps for me. I used the stamp sets in combination with the flower and leaves from the Be a Flamingo set.


I stamped the images on white paper and colored them with alcohol markers. After that I cut them out and searched for some matching floral patterned papers.

I stamped the messages on papers with a soft background color or pattern so the message would still be readable.

When you're in doubt about the colors that you want to use for your images; take a look at all the beautiful patterned papers. You can get a lot of color inspiration from them!

I hope you're inspired to create :)

- Lucinde

Friday, June 21, 2019

Iris Inspiration

Hello sweet friends!  I have a few card samples to share using some of the new products from the June Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps release.  


My first card uses the Happy Irises set which is the Stamp of the Month.

Distress Oxide inks were applied to an acrylic block, spritzed with water, stamped off once, spritzed again and stamped onto a mixed media panel.  Texture was added with one of the stamps from Texture Tiles 1.  The panel was framed with a Penny Black die cut and mounted to pink card stock.  The framed piece was layered onto a panel embossed with a TH embossing folder.  The iris from the Happy Irises stamp set was colored with Copic Markers, cut with a Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the card front with fun foam glued to the back for dimension.  The sentiment was white embossed on hand cut banners.  A few sequins were added to finish the card.

This card was made with the Mer-mazing and Llama Love stamp sets for a little girl from my church who just moved and will no longer be in our class.  We will miss her, but hopefully this cute little crab will remind her how much Jesus loves her and we do too!  A TE Sunburst Die was cut from different papers and pieced back into the frame to create the top of the card.  Oxide inks were used to create the bottom of the card.  Shells from Mer-mazing were stamped on Kraft card stock for the center strip.  The sections of the card were divided with jute twine and some of the images were colored with Copic Markers and popped onto the card.  The little crab was watercolored with Zig Clean Color Markers, the sentiment from Llama Love was stamped and google eyes were added to finish the card.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget...the blog hop winner of the $10 gift voucher to the SNSS Store will be announced here on the SNSS Blog on Tuesday June 25th!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

count it all joy

Good morning! There's a fun release this month at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Today I’m sharing two projects with the new Life & Lemons stamp set. I also used a few images from Mer-mazing. AND.... for a limited time, when you order Life & Lemons, you will also receive the Squeeze the Day printable for FREE! It will be emailed to you separately once your order is completed.
For my first card, I cut away half of the card front. The lemon slice was stamped in various colors for lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit.
The jar and part of the sentiment are actually on the inside.

Next I stamped some images from both of the lemon and mermaid sets on the background. I tried to keep them on the lighter side so the words would show better.

The jar and flower were popped with foam dimensionals.

I "squeezed" in another card quick with the FREE printable! :) I put the images together in Photoshop but you could resize them in a Word document, print them out, cut and layer.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

June Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to our June Release Hop! We're so excited about the new stamps available in the shop this month and can't wait 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! Plus, there's a GIVEAWAY! Leave a little comment love 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, Tuesday, June 25.

Here's the official hop list. If something goes wrong along the way,
hop on back here to pick  up where you left off.

I have a great love of the ocean, so the new Mer-mazing set was love at first sight for me. Here are a couple of cards with some serious ocean vibes featuring this fabulous new set. Creating a summer/beach themed card just happens to be the June challenge in our VIP facebook group. We'd love to see your summer creations, and as always, there's a chance to win a gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. So come join us in the group!

For my first card, I stamped the sand dollar image multiple times across a panel of cardstock, then colored with Copic markers. I used some copy paper to mask them off and then smooshed and splattered spray inks for the water.  I then stamped the sentiment on a circle die cut and shaded to give the same feel as the sand dollars. My finishing touch was the adorable little flipflops, colored and fussy cut.

I couldn't not use this adorable little mermaid. I inked her up, colored with Copics and then fussy cut her. I love all the little accessory stamps in the Mer-mazing set, so chose the two little flowers and colored them to match and layered them as a little flower in her hair.

The beach scene is created with distress oxide inks and a bit of white acrylic paint stippled on for the surf. I finished with the let's shell-ebrate sentiment and a few stamped and colored shells on the shore.

Alrighty, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry, where I'm sharing a few more cards with the new release. Before you go, here's a little look-see at the sets included in the JUNE release...

First up... the gorgeous MAY stamp of the month, Peony Cluster, is now available to purchase! Timeless and elegant, the large floral cluster in this set packs a big punch. And meaningful quotes and verses round this out into a definite must have set.

Next up is the JUNE stamp of the month, Happy Irises. Another beautiful floral set from Nina Brackett, there's something here to delight both those who love to color and those who would rather stamp in color! The inclusion of a few celebration sentiments make this set one to remember. Happy Irises is available exclusively as a FREE gift with a $75 or more purchase during the month of JUNE.

This month marks the addition of a wonderful illustrator to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps lineup. Jennifer Nilsson's art is sure to delight you, starting with her very first set, Mer-mazing. Build your own seaside story with this sweet little mermaid and her darling beach accessories. Delightful punny sentiments make for some fin-tastic projects.

The Hymn Word Art set is a definite must-have in my opinion. Beautiful word art inspired by some timeless favorite hymns. They're large enough to make a focal point statement on a card, but there's still enough room to place additional imagery. A perfect way to share scripture.

Our next set, Life & Lemons, will have you counting your blessings and sipping on a tall glass of sweet tea (or lemonade). The sentiments and images are so fun and versatile they lend themselves to both cardmaking and bible journaling. Definitely a sweet set!

Speaking of sweet sets, the new Sweet & Simple Alpha set finishes off our June lineup. It's a perfect pairing with the Life & Lemons set and a great simple alpha to add to your stamping arsenal.

Alrighty, that's our June release in a nutshell! Thanks so much for hanging out with me as I reviewed this fantastic release. May you be blessed today and always!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy Irises

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today using the Stamp of the Month, Happy Irises.
The first one I used the outline image and colored it with Copic markers and the second one uses the solid image. For details on how I created these cards head over to my blog, Simply Beautiful.

We also have a blog hop happening tomorrow with a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate so be sure to stop back by!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

June showers bring flowers?

Hello! It's Monika here today with some flower cards... it's been a pretty rainy season so far... and even thought it's not raining today, it's been raining flowers in my craft room left and right!

I am obsessed with flowers! 

So, first up is a card with the brand new June Stamp of the Month: Happy Irises clear stamp set:

 I heat embossed the iris image with white embossing powder then colored it in with Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors. To embellish the card I used washi tape and rhinestones.  

Next is another flower card using an older stamp set, Itty Bitty Blooms clear stamp set:

First I stamped the images on water color card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then water colored them with Jane Davenport water color markers. Next I spritzed the images with water and after the paint dried, I fussy cut them. I stamped some images onto the background to 'anchor' the base flower cluster. After coloring the images, I spritzed the whole background with water and let the colors freely move around... 

The greeting was stamped from the trusty Keep in Touch Too clear stamp set.

I hope I have inspired you to craft today!

Thank you for stopping by!