Monday, September 30, 2019

Autumn Critters

Happy Monday, Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share with you and let me tell ya it's definitely Monday!
I was going about my day and working in my planner for next month and then realized I was supposed to post today. 
I whipped up two cards using the Fur-ever Friends stamps set. This set is so adorable and can be used for many different occasions. 

For the first card I paired it up with the Wood Backgrounds set which in my opinion is a must have to compliment this set.  and the second card I stamped the adorable fox, masked him off and then used a stencil to create the background. Both images were colored using Copic markers

Sunday, September 29, 2019

National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Hi friends! It's Julee popping in with a super exciting blog hop today! We're so excited to be a Super Sponsor for the National Coffee Day Blog Hop. This is a traditional blog hop hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with prizes for commenting. Each of the stops on the hop are hosting their own giveaway, so you'll definitely want to grab yourself a cup of something awesome and hop along!

We've got a few caffeinated creations to share, along with our giveaway info, so be sure to read to the end and comment for a chance to win!

It's no secret that I'm a huge coffee lover, so making this card was on the top of my list of favorite things to create this month! I think Korin loves coffee *almost* as much as me, so there are a number of coffee/tea/cocoa related sets in the shop. And most of them just happen to be included in our Sweet & Sentimental Sale going on through September 30! Hooray!

I started with the coffee cup from Jesus & Coffee, stamping in no line fade out ink and then coloring in with Chameleon Fineliners.  I then masked off the cup and added a background from Texture Tiles 2 as a table  for it to rest on.  The leaves are from the Give Thanks set and I watercolored them using Chameleon Fineliners, then fussy cut and slit a little bit around the coffee cup with an x-acto knife to tuck them in. This sentiment from Life & Lemons is one of my favorites, and I embossed it in sparkle gold, then finished off with some patterned paper.

This next beauty by Sheri Gilson also features our Jesus & Coffee set. I love that big bow, the classy color combos, and the coffee stamp border. So sweet!

And this darling card by Jane Bosi combines the sweet Cocoa's Cups set with our September Stamp of the Month, Donut Worry. (Our stamp of the month is FREE with a purchase of $75 in the month of September.) Donuts and coffee are the perfect pairing! She finishes off with a lovely sentiment from the Fill Me Up set and some textured circles from the Grunge Elements 2 set.

Korin shares a spot of tea with us featuring the adorable Tea for Two set and the Delightfully Delicate Background.

And Janelle and Stephanie from our Creative Worship team, share these fabulous pages featuring the Fill Me Up set.

Alright, now it's time for the giveaway! Please leave a comment below for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet & Sassy Stamps shop. Our giveaway will be open through 11:59PM Eastern on October 6. Winner will be announced here on the blog on Wednesday, October 9.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a little shout-out in the comments for a chance to win. Then hop along to the next stop on the host below. We're #5 on the link list, so there's still a whole lot of coffee goodness to go!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fur-ever Friends

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you two cards I made with the Fur-ever Friends stamp set. These little critters are just too cute.

I colored the squirrel and fox with alcohol markers and cut them out. I wanted to give the cards a forest feeling so I decided to go for a background with a lot of green. I love the golden details in this vellum paper so I thought it would be a perfect match.

I cut out two frames with a wood pattern and stamped the sentiments on them. After that I adhered everything to a kraft colored card and added a couple of wooden elements and sequins to finish the cards.

I hope you're inspired to create!
- Lucinde

Friday, September 27, 2019

Adore Him!

I am not sure about you guys but Christmas stuff is popping up everywhere around me - It is 93 degrees here in Georgia so it is a little hard to get into the Christmas spirit, but this new set from Sweet N Sassy surely has done it! It is called Adore Him. It is so precious. It has so many different elements in the Christmas Story that I have lots of ideas running through my mind.

Today's images were colored with Polychromos pencils. They take a little while to build up the color, but the end result is great!

My first card uses Distress Oxides to create a night time sky.  I used Wood Backgrounds to create "wood pieces" for the "manger" and the colored the baby , fussy cut it, and popped it up on fun foam. I used the sentiment from an older set called Peace on Earth (retired) And that is all there is too this one - clean and simple but not really, right?

SNSS OCome copy

My second card uses The Three Wise Men. This one is very  clean and simple. I colored them, fussy cut them, and glued them onto a white card. I rounded the corners for a little added interest. For this one, I used a sentiment from We Three Kings - I love this sentiment!

SNSS Adore Him copy

These were so much fun! I hope you are inspired to get your Christmas cards started. It will actually be here before you know it!

Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, September 25, 2019

September Blog Hop Winner

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends. It's Julee popping in with a little happy news for one of you blog hoppers!

We had so much fun sharing the current release with you on our September 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 Denise Bryant!
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 in September!

Didn't win this time?
Join us here on the blog, Sunday, September 29th
 for the National Coffee Day Hop!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sentimental September

{jane bosi}  It's Sentimental September, Friends!! We've been sharing, all month long, different projects that feature lovely images along with stamps in the "sentiment" category.  The more you buy, the more you save!!  What a sweet deal!  The card above features Sentimental Wordfetti and Be A Flamingo.

The next card features Puppy Love and God is For You.

 The gelli plates are also available in the store now.  This is such a great tool!!   I made the flamingo card and this one from the same "pressing"--for two completely different looks.  I've posted a picture tutorial on my blog if you are curious!  This card features leaves from Happy Scarecrow and The Future.
 I saw this idea on pinterest and wanted to try it myself.  The cross is a die--there are many companies who carry this kind of die--here is where google is your friend!!  I added another of the sentiments from The Future to finish it off.

My final card features another background I made using the gelli plate.  Stamps are from Sentimental Wordfetti and Fill Me Up.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Give Thanks

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee Tilman popping in this fine Saturday morning to share a couple of the creations I've been working on this month.

Both cards today feature the gorgeous Give Thanks set. I love the leaf imagery in this set. I started by smooshing some Shimmerz inks onto watercolor cardstock, then embossed the leaves in copper over the smooshed background and fussy cut. I then created a simple backdrop by inking up a long acrylic block with coordinating distress oxide inks and then spritzing with water and stamping onto the watercolor paper. I left the block in place with something heavy on it for 5 minutes to make sure I'd get a vibrant transfer of ink.

Once this was dry, I embossed the sentiment from Keep in Touch, Too in white on the panel and cut down to pop up on my card base. I then layered the leaves in a falling formation to finish off the card.

For my second card, I used the rest of the smooshed background leaves I had embossed and fussy cut, adding a bit more vibrancy by spraying with more of the Shimmerz inks.  I tucked in a few leafy sprig die cuts painted in copper and a bit of enamel dots for accent.  The sentiment is from the beautiful Inspirational Word Art 1 stamp set.

If you haven't shopped our Sweet & Sentimental Sale, you should definitely check it out. Both of the sentiment sets I used today, along with a whole host of other stamp sets are included in the sale. The more you buy the more you save!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Nuts About Fur-ever Friends!

Hello sweet friends!  By now you have probably seen all of the fabulous stamp sets released for the month of September by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I have been having so much fun with the Fur-ever Friends Stamp set...I'm just nuts about all of the adorable critters that are a part of this wonderful stamp set designed by Jennifer Nilsson!

The background for my scene was created by applying Oxide Inks to a piece of acetate, spritzing it with water and patting and smearing the wet ink onto a piece of mixed media paper...blues on the top and greens on the bottom.  A smaller rectangle was cut from the panel, mounted to a piece of white card stock and popping it back onto the larger rectangle.  The fence and clouds were cut with retired dies from SNSS and were popped onto the scene along with the cute critters from Fur-ever Friends which were colored with Copic Markers and cut with my Scan 'N Cut.  One of the sentiments from Fur-ever Friends was embossed on one of the clouds to finish the card.

Oxide Inks were swiped down a piece of mixed media paper and stamped with the wood slice from the Wood Background stamp set.  A circle was cut from the ring off the edge of the paper.  More texture was added to the wood background using one of the stamps from the Texture Tiles 2 stamp set.  This panel was popped onto a piece of brown card stock and the sentiment was white embossed.  The cute little squirrel, acorns and leaves from the Fur-ever Friends stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with my Scan 'N Cut and popped onto the front of the card.

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

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


Thursday, September 19, 2019

fur-ever friends

Good morning! Today I’m sharing some cards with the Sweet ‘n Sassy Fur-ever Friends set. No matter the weather, these sweet critters are sure to get you in a mood for fall. Autumn is just a few days away!
I kept my cards pretty CAS to let these images pop.

The fox is one of my favorites but I love them all.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September Release Hop

Welcome to our September 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, Wednesday, September 25.

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 precious Adore Him set from the September release. I love the sweet illustrations and had fun coloring these shepherds with their little lambs.

I  chose a soft palette of aqua and silver, mixing a few patterned papers from my stash and matting each panel with silver matte cardstock.  The sentiment and star are from the O Holy Night set, and I embossed them with sparkle silver embossing powder and then finished off the card with a silver bow.

Here's another beautiful Christmas card featuring the Adore Him. I love how Korin embossed the rays on the vellum panel to make it look like light is emanating from this sweet illustration of the Holy family. So lovely.  She finishes with a sentiment from Jesus is Born.

And here's another beautiful creation from Korin featuring the Trust in the Lord stamp set, along with Faith Wordfetti, Delightfully Delicate Background and the new Gel Press products in the shop. Don't miss her process video on creating this page. 

Okay, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry.  But before you go, there's a fantastic sale in the shop right now! Take a look...

Purchase stamp sets from our Sweet & Sentimental Sale category and stack up the savings!
The more you buy the more you SAVE!

Now back to the release. Here's a little look-see at the sets included in the SEPTEMBER release...

First up... the fabulous AUGUST stamp of the month, Singing Praises is  now available for purchase! This elegant set is timeless. With uplifting Scripture and two gorgeous bird images, this set is sure to bring delight.

Next up is the SEPTEMBER stamp of the month, Donut Worry. This whimsical stamp set brings some sweet fun to your crafting. It includes punny builder sentiments and sweet donut imagery. Donut Worry is available exclusively as a FREE gift with a $75 or more purchase during the month of SEPTEMBER.

Illustrator Jenn Nilsson has some adorable woodland critters for us to play with this month in her adorable Fur-ever Friends set. Lots of fun greenery and butterfly accents make this a perfect set for all seasons.

Next up is the precious Adore Him set from Krista Hamrick. With beautiful nativity imagery and lovely lettered sentiments, this timeless set is a definite must-have for your Christmas creating.

Our Creative Worship set for this month is the beautiful Trust in the Lord set from Rebecca Rios. Her beautiful lettering  brings so many options for focusing on trusting God and his plan for our lives.

Rebecca also illustrated the whimsical Deck the Halls set. The ornaments, popcorn string garland, and delightful sentiments are perfect for a jolly good stamping time.

Rounding out our September is the elegant Warmth of Christmas set illustrated by Diane Noble. The timeless silhouette imagery in this set is perfect for scene building. So many options for creating a beautiful Christmas card, but our Creative Worship team has also made some fabulous non-holiday themed pages with the images in this set. So versatile!

That's our September release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! Thanks so much for hanging out with me as I reviewed another fantastic release.

May you be blessed today and always!