Saturday, January 31, 2015

Out With the Old!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a fab sale - but things are going fast, so you better go have a look. This classy stamp set, To Paris With Love, is on sale, and I just love it! It makes a pretty collage card for those that like the style but find it hard to do! It's all done for you!

Check out the rest of the sale items here

Next week I will have some peeks from the new release by a brand new illustrator!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Feeling Fowl?

I am hoping that you and your loved ones are staying healthy this first month of 2015. I am just getting over bronchitis, and almost everyone at my work has missed a day due to illness of their own or of their children. We have had Influenza A and B, RSV, and Whooping Cough going around in my co-workers families, and ten percent of the workforce was missing one day this past week!

If you do know someone that is ill, a sure way to cheer them up is to send them a handmade card using this adorable, just-released Sweet Perks Bundle stamp set with dies by DT member Diane, called Get Well Critters:

I chose that cute fat little chicken with the sore wing for my card today, and added the matching "Feeling Fowl?" sentiment. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored in using Copic markers.
Stay healthy -- take your Vitamin C, and if you get sick, make some chicken soup! Oh--- don't tell my little chick about that part....... have a great week!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sweet 'n Quick!

I appreciate my close friends so much. Even if we aren't able to get together often, it's as if we were just together when we do. We pick up right where we left off. This week I was able to catch up with two of them, after having not seen them for about 2 months! It was really fun. So I wanted to make a thank you card that was "sweet 'n quick" to send each of them.

I chose images from Sweet Sarah, one of the January releases at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:
I stamped with VersaFine ink on Kraft, and then colored in using my Prismacolor pencils. I don't get those out very often, but I do like the result on Kraft cardstock! I added a strip of Sweet Girl designer paper (Echo Park) at the top, and added ribbon and twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon) to tie the design all together. A little piercing for added interest, and it's all sweet 'n quick!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to join in our Release Day Challenge. You have until January 15th at midnight EST to enter!

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's Release Day at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Hello, sweet friends! Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps January 2015 Release Day Blog Hop! We are excited to share some fun new designs with you and we have a fun challenge for you to participate in so settle in and enjoy today's hop!

There are so many fabulous products being released today, so you just must head over 
to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog and check them all out!
There are two new Diane Zechman sets (which I will be showcasing next week), some adorable animals, and lots of new dies to help show off your designs.
I am highlighting just one of the new sets available today.

We're very excited to have a new stamp designer, Graciellie Designs, joining us. 
Check out her beautiful new stamp set, Parisian Postcard
Just imagine all the gorgeous cards you'll be able to make with this stamp set! 
+Stamp set includes 11 images and 2 sentiments 
+Stamp set measures 4" x 6" 
+Eiffel Tower measures approximately 1 7/8" x 3 7/8" 
+Designed by Graciellie Designs 

I made two designs with this set for today's release. Take a look:
I used the Eiffel Tower and Thinking of You greeting for this design.
One of my favorite things to do is stamp directly on my designer paper,
and that's what I did for each of these designs today.
Can you find all the stamps from Parisian Postcard that I used in the card above?

Release Giveaway!
As part of our release day fun, one random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code for  the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, January 15th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, January 16th!

 One more thing before we let you go...

We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!
Since it's a NEW YEAR, we want you to
"Use something NEW"   

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter
(although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, January 15th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the  
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSJAN2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries

To enter simply share a link to your creation below!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, January 16th to see if you've won!

 Now it's time to see what the DT has created with these fabulous products! The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool below...HAPPY HOPPING! :D

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Got the Winter Blues?

I am thrilled to be joining the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Design Divas as of January 1! Today is my first official post. A big thanks to Korin and the rest of the team for the warm welcome!

Got the Winter Blues? I do, as today I return home after several wonderful days in Utah and a late Christmas and New Year's celebration with my whole family. They all live so far away, so I don't get to see them often enough. So nothing better to chase away those blues than my favorite shades of pink and an adorable cup of snowman from Snowman Soup!
This is one of my favorite SNSS stamp sets, and has such adorable images and sentiments for holiday wishes, as well as all winter long! Take a look:
  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 8 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The large snowman image measures approximately 2" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
So -- Winter Blues? Get in the pink and remember that each day is getting longer and longer. More time to stamp!

This Friday is Release Day at SNSS, and I will have two projects to show you with brand new stamp sets!