Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our July Release Blog Hop! 
We're thrilled about the new stamps available in the shop this month 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! 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, Tuesday, July 23.

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

My card today features the Sentimental Wordfetti set. I love all these little sentiments and think they're just the perfect little addition to any card.

I started by creating a galaxy background, blending inks on smooth bristol cardstock, then adding splatters of water, ink, and paint to give it texture.  I chose the you mean the world to me sentiment, so I embossed that in white on black cardstock.  Next I remembered there was an earth image in the previously released Doves of Peace set, so I stamped that, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut.  I added a bit of upholstery thread behind it as an accent.

When I was finished, I felt the background needed a bit more, so I pulled out a couple stars from the new Over the Moon set with white pigment ink.

This month's release is so versatile and great for mixing and matching! Here are a couple fabulous creations from Korin, pairing the new Set Apart set with Sentimental Wordfetti.

And this lovely card by Deirdre Cason pairs the Walk by Faith set with By the Sea and Sentimental Wordfetti. I just can't get over those colorful seashells! 😍

Alrighty, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry, where I'm sharing a video on my galaxy background technique. Before you go, here's a little look-see at the sets included in the JULY release...

First up... the gorgeous JUNE stamp of the month, Happy Irises, is now available to purchase! Another beautiful modern 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.

Next up is the JULY stamp of the month, Sentimental Wordfetti. With 30 all occasion sentiments, this set is perfect for mixing and matching on your projects. They're the perfect size to add to a card to let your images and backgrounds shine. This may be a smaller set, but it packs a big punch and has quickly become a fave in my stamp room! Sentimental Wordfetti is available exclusively as a FREE gift with a $60 or more purchase during the month of JULY.

Our new illustrator, Jenn Nilsson, is on a roll with her adorable seaside critters. The Fin-tastic Friends set brings some darling sea friends to life, along with more punny sentiments. Pair it with last month’s Mer-mazing set for all sorts of ocean fun!

We get double the fun this month with Jenn illustrating a second out of this world set for us! We're Over the Moon for this one! A galactically cute set with a space theme, there are so many possibilities for both cardmaking and journaling with the sweet images and sentiments in this set. So much fun for all ages!

Sometimes you just need a nice little bit of rest from your weariness. This beautiful By the Sea set by Korin Sutherland brings us seaside for a little well-deserved R&R. With relaxing beach imagery as well as lovely scripture and all occasion sentiments, this set is sure to send you on a little vacation in your stamp oasis.

There’s nothing like the shepherd's love for his flock and that concept is illustrated so beautifully by Krista Hamrick in The Shepherd's Voice. This precious set includes imagery and sentiments themed around the good shepherd. These sweet little lambs are sure to tug at your heartstrings and bring your papercrafting projects to life.

Faith can move mountains, and this set is sure to move you! Walk by Faith is perfect for journaling as well as encouraging cards. We all need a little more faith, right? Such beautiful lettering and whimsical imagery from Rebecca Rios.

Sometimes we just need a little reminder of how we’ve been set apart. This sweet Set Apart set from Korin Sutherland is pure doodling fun. Sit down and stamp awhile, maybe even pretend you’re back in high school doodling. Our Heavenly Father is definitely worthy of our daydream doodle time! Great for bible journaling the doodles in this set are also perfect for adding accents to your cards, too!

Alrighty, that's our July release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! Thanks so much for hanging out with me as I reviewed this fantastic release.  We'll be hopping again next week with a very special Christmas in July Blog Hop that you won't want to miss! Save the date to come hop with us on July 24th, there will be a couple awesome surprises!

May you be blessed today and always!


Esther Asbury said...

Another awesome release and great inspiration from the DT!

Christine said...

So much beauty in this release! I love your cards...must learn to ink space backgrounds!

LadyEm Davis said...

The talent on your team is amazing. <3

Ellie said...

Wow!! A super release and amazing hop!!

Linda Baxter said...

I love all of them! As a Bible journaler, I especially love all of the Christian ones, and seeing how people use them!

sharon g said...

I especially like the You mean the world to me card. Great atmosphere..

Sherry said...

awesome hop and awesome new stamps!!!

Karen Decknick said...

Awesome new sets!

Laurie said...

I love the stamps. So cute!! Can hardly wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Kentucky Daisy said...

Great cards! I especially like the "faith over fear" one because I know I need to stand strong in my faith so I don't fall prey to all the fear that wants to overtake me.
I also the Wordfetti stamps used and will be glad when they are available!!

Denise Bryant said...

Wonderful cards with these sets! Hard to choose a favorite, but I am really drawn to the By the Sea designs and the Happy Irises set!

Birgit said...

Lovely projects and lots of great new sets! I'm in love with By The Sea and Jen Nilsson's sea creatures are so adorable too. That blowfish is totally darling! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards! :) Love the galaxy one.