30 May 2014

Friday Feature: Happy Happy Set and Dies.


Hello sweet friends and welcome once again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  April Release Friday Feature!
The Design Divas have some darling samples for you to see today as we feature one of our new stamp sets and matching dies available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store.
Happy Happy is a fun set perfect for creating uplifting cards that will bring a smile to the recipient's face.

Happy Happy & Happy Happy Dies
  • Set measures 4" x 6"
  • Set includes 4 images & 8 sentiments
  • The kite measures approximately 1" x 3 3/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15
  • Coordinates with Happy Happy Dies
This is the card I created for you today, a very Happy Happy card. I remember when I was a kid, my siblings and I going to the big park to flight our kites, it was so much fun! Also, going to my grandparent's house and playing outside with my cousins, goodness!! great memories!

Back to the project, few days ago, I bought textured cardstock for a really good price, and since the colors are pastel, I decided to create a cute card with them.
I also had the perfect kite patterned paper, happy colors and happy images :) I think the happy face gives the images a very sweet detail. The kite was paper pieced, I added the kite and sun with dimensionals, added zig-zag stitches and voila!!



Our challenge to you this week is Child's Play.  Put a child in your scene or use something a child would like to do.
The first 11 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own child card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!
Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:        

  • You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
  • You'll have until Thursday, June 5th at midnight EST to enter
  • We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
  • Please use code SNSFFC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
  • Share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, June 6th to see if you won and to check out our brand new June Release!
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29 May 2014

Purple Butterfly

Hello friends! Hope your day is fantastic, I am having lot of internet problems lately, not fun at all. I am writing this post very quick just in case my connection goes down again.

I created this pretty card using one of the colors I don't use very often "purple", I used to love purple when I was a teenager, LOL, but now not so much.

Here are the details:
Submitting this project to:

Hope you like.
Have a great day!!

28 May 2014

Welcome Baby Pop Up Box

Hello friends! Hope you are fantastic Wednesday. Today I have a little tutorial, showing you how I make this Pop Up Box using Top Dog Dies!! You can check out different versions at Splitcoaststampers, mine is a little different.

Let get started:
  • You need a piece of cardstock 4.25" x 12"
  • Score piece at 2.75", 5.5", 8.25" and 11" (the little line score line at 3" was my mistake, pretend it's not there ;)

  • Turn around your piece of cardstock and score it at 2" all the way down.


  • Cut each score line from the 2" side all the way to the middle line. Cut the last line in an angle (as shown in picture)


  • Add adhesive and create the box. 







Submitting this project to:


Hope you like it and give it a try!
Easy and fun to make.

Have a great day!!

27 May 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni May Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! Spring is here and I really wanted to share a fun "garden-like" card. I created a long skinny card, this one is 3.5" top x 6" long.

Here are the details:

  • Create a card base from Texture light blue cardstock. 3.5" x 6".
  • Cut a piece of yellow textured cardstock and patterned paper from Sun Kissed Paper Collection, add a piece of yellow cardstock on top and add zig-zag stitches. Add panel to card base.
  • Stamp birdhouse image from Spring Season Set in black ink on White cardstock. colored image with markers. Here I used Spectrum Noir.
  • Cut image and mat it with a piece of yellow cardstock. Add  straight stitches. Add piece to card base.
  • Stamp open leaf and color it with markers. Die-cut it with coordinated dies.
  • Stamp Sun Kissed Fleur flowers on Purple vellum, die-cut them with Sun Kissed Fleur Die.Mount 3 flowers and add it to card. Add pearl to flower.
  • Die-cut a little butterfly from Garden Romance Die set, add it to image.



Now it's your time to join us! One lucky winner will be choosing from one of the participant blogs and win a $25 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations!! You have until Friday, May 30th at midnight (Eastern Time) to leave a comment.

Here is the list of participants:

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

26 May 2014

Wishing you well

Hello friends! Hope you all are having a great day, I am here tired, my daughter is sick, hopefully she will feel better soon, school is almost over and she has a lot of activities planned before school is out.

Although I didn't make this card for her, I think this is what I wish for her. This card was made for a girl who had a horse accident, my friend asked me if I had or could make a card for her and of course I say yes .

Here are he details:

  • Make card base from White cardstock. A2 size.
  • Mat together a piece of pink cardstock and patterned paper (PTI), add straight stitches.
  • Die-cut a scallop border in green cardstock and add it to panel, add zig-zag stitches.
  • Die-cut a scallop circle in red and circle in white cardstock.
  • Stamp polka dot flowers in yellow and red ink. Die-cut images with coordinated dies.
  • Stamp leaves in green ink, die-cut image with coordinated die.
  • Stamp little dots on white circle piece in yellow and pink ink.
  • Add die-cut pieces to circle. Add pearl.
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink.
  • Add circle piece to card base with dimensionals.
  • Add little pearls to scallop piece.




Hope you like it!
Have a beautiful day!

23 May 2014

Wishing you a lovely day.

Hello sweet friends and welcome once again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 
April Release Friday Feature!
The Design Divas have some beautiful samples for you to see today as we feature one of our new stamp sets available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store.
The doodled flowers in Sunshine & Flowers is a sweet set perfect for creating whimsical cards for that special someone!


Please join us for this week's April Release Blog Hop Feature and Challenge!

Today's feature is:



  • Stamp set measures 4"x 6"
  • Set includes 8 images & 3 sentiments
  • The large flower image is approximately 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • Stamp set priced at $15





  • For this project I die-cut 3 little labels from White cardstock and stamped the flower in different spots. Colored the flowers with Spectrum Noir Markers: CR4, CR5, CR6 and GB6, then stamped the sentiment in Coffee Archival Ink, added the little labels to white panel with dimensionals, added a strip of Patterned Paper.
    After the card as finished, I covered the petals with Stickles and the centers of flowers with Crystal Lacquers.


    Our challenge to you this week is to Make it Colorful... use at least 5 colors on your card (not including black & white).
    The first 11 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own Colorful card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!

    Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
                
    - You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
     - You'll have until Thursday, May 29th at midnight EST to enter
    - We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
    - Please use code SNSFFC13 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
    Share a link to your creation below.

    Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, May 30th to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

    22 May 2014

    Little Cutie

    Hello friends! Today I have a very sweet card, as you may know, I love to create baby cards and this one is super cute! I used the Bebunni Bundle of Joy Set from Crafter's Companion.

    Here are the details:

    • Make card base from Blue Textured cardstock. 5" x 5.5"
    • Emboss a piece of White cardstock using Starry Eyed embossing folder. Ink emboss stars with blue ink. Mat this piece with a slightly bigger piece of Yellow Cardstock. Add to card base.
    • Stamp bunny on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock in Memento London Fog Ink
    • Color image with Spectrum Noir Markers, here is the list of markers used:
      • Bunny: IG1, IG2, IG3. BG2, FS2, FS5, TN1
      • Blanket: BT1, BT2, BT3, TB2, LY1, LY3
      • Scale: GG1, GG2, GG3, TB1, TB2, TB3, GB1, GB9, FS1
      • Hat: LY1, LY2, LY3, BT1, BT2, BT3
      • Mobile: TB2, LY3
      • Outline: BGR1, BGR2
      • Shade: EB1, EB2, IG1
    • Stamp edges to blanket with Electric Blue Radiant Neon Ink Pad 
    • Stamp sentiment on White cardstock in  Electric Blue Radiant Neon Ink Pad .
    • Add image and sentiment to card with dimensionals.
    • Add Crystal Lacquer and glitter to mobile and blanket.

    Submitting this project to:


    Hope you like it!
    Have a great day!

    21 May 2014

    Felt Headband with Top Dog Dies.

    Hello friends! Today I have a super cute and easy project using the new Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Die set, I created a cute headband for Miss. E, she has been waiting too long "according to her" for me to finish this project. She loves it and I think you will too.

    Here are the details:
    •  Mix colors and glue them together. I used hot glue.
    •  Play with them until you find the perfect position.
    •  Glue a felt circle to hold all the flowers together.
    •  Glue circle with flowers to elastic headband. Add little pearls to flowers.

    •  Then, add an extra circle to cover the elastic band from the flower.

    And here is the project done! And my beautiful model is Miss E. She enjoyed the photo session ;)



    Hope you like it and give it a try.
    Have a great day!

    19 May 2014

    Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop!

    Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps & Add a Little Dazzle joint blog hop! We're so excited to be sharing some fabulous creations featuring the wonderful products from both companies in today's hop.  Our teams have created some fabulous projects for you to enjoy so please grab your favorite beverage or snack and cozy up for a great blog hop!

    First we'd like to share a little bit about the two companies...

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    We are a small family owned company specializing in wholesome/Christian clear stamp designs. We also carry a wide range of coordinating dies and digital stamps. We have been in business for over 6 years and have been so very blessed to be a part of the paper crafting industry. Our stamps are a lot of sweet and little bit of sassy. :) We invite you to check us out and enter coupon code ALDSNSS to save 15% on your order! Coupon good through May 31st.


    http://www.addalittledazzle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/logo-lady.png
    We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. We invite you to visit our blog and receive a FREE BONUS TUTORIAL when you purchase the Add a Little Dazzle Sampler Pack. This special offer is good through Wednesday, May 21st.

    I have 2 projects for you!! Working with this line of craft metal is fantastic, easy to work with and super fun!.

    Each day is a gift: Love all the dimension in this project. Beautiful.
    For this project I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch #220


    Here are the details:
    • Make card base from White cardstock, A2 size.
    • Cut a panel from Red Cardstock (3 1/8" x 4.75"), mat it with a smaller White piece, add straight stitches.
    • Die-cut a Decorative Frame using Wondrous White Metal Sheet, then emboss it with an embossing folder, sand the emboss part with a sanding block, after that apply Golden Glitz Delicata ink, set aside to dry.
    • Cut a piece of Wondrous White Metal Sheet, prepare it with embossing buddy, then stamp a blossom from Thankful Blossom Set in Versamark Watermark Ink, add red embossing powder and heat set (Apply the heat from behind the piece, so you don't burn the powder, also use tweezers to hold the craft metal sheet) After it cools, die-cut piece with coordinated Blossom dies.
    • Repeat the same with leaves, Bend the ends to give a more natural look.
    • Add frame, blossom and leaves to card panel.
    • Stamp sentiment from Celebrate Today set in Jet Black Archival Ink.
    • Die-cut a border using Lacey Eyelet Border Dies and Perfect Peacock Metal Sheet. Add border to panel.
    • All card panel to card base.


    It's the little things: This card was very quick to make and the picture just doesn't make justice on how pretty it is. The shimmer from the Scarlet Red Metal Sheet is beautiful.
    I used the sketch from Seize the Sketch.


    Here are the details:




    Submitting these projects also to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Die-Crazy.

    Now how about we get to that blog hop! Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the DT blogs for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies valued at $25! You have until Monday, May 26th to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs by Friday, May 30th.

    Hope you like my projects!
    Have a fantastic day!
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    18 May 2014

    Thank you for everything

    Hello friends!! Hope you are having a fantastic day. Today, I have a Clean and Simple card for you, it took me only 13 minutes!! Pretty good, right? I used Thankful Blossoms Set and Thankful Blossom Dies, and Typewriter Text Background set.

    Here are the details:

    • Cut a card base from Pink Cardstock. A2 size.
    • Cut a piece of Watercolor paper 3.5" x 4.75", mist it with Taxi and Estate Green colors. Set aside to dry.
    • Stamp blossom in red ink and leaves in green ink. Die-cut pieces with coordinated dies.
    • After watercolor paper is dried, stamp Typewriter Text background in Vintage Photo Distress ink.
    • Stamp sentiment in Jet Black Archival Ink,
    • Adhere the blossom and leaves to panel with foam adhesive. Die-cut a large scallop border and adhere it behind panel.
    • Add red sequins.
    • Add panel to card base with foam adhesive.

    Submitting this project to:


    Hope you like it!
    Have a wonderful day.

    16 May 2014

    SNSS Friday Feature and Challenge: You're a Star

    Hello sweet friends and welcome once again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps April Release Friday Feature!
    The Design Divas have some fun samples for you to see today as we feature one of our new stamp sets and matching dies available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store.
    You're a Star is a fun set perfect for creating cards for many different occasions!

    Please join us for our April Release Blog Hop Feature and Challenge!
    Today's features are: You're a Star & Star Dies
                       


    •  Set includes 5 images & 17 sentiments
    • The large star measures approximately 1 7/8" x 2"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Coordinates with Star Dies
    • Stamp set priced at $15

    This is the project I have for you today. I started stamping the stars in random places, then I created a stencil with the stars, used to add Versamark Watermark ink , then added UTEE and heat set, added about 3 coats of UTEE, as you can see it on the stars. Then I die-cut the first 2 layers, stamped the #!, added an extra layer of cardstock and stitches. Finally added the panels to a card base.



    Our challenge to you this week is to make a Congrats card.
    The first 11 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own Congratulations card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!

    Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:            
    • You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
    • You'll have until Thursday, May 22nd at midnight EST to enter
    • We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
    • Please use code SNSFFC12 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
    • Share a link to your creation below.

    Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, May 23rd to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

    15 May 2014

    Look Deeply into Nature

    Hello friends! Hope you all are having a great day, I started my day a little late than  usual, but in serious need of coffee.

    Today, I have a beautiful card for you. I love these poppies! they looks so real and love to color them too. I used Poppies and Daisies Set. For this card I used the new Spectrum Noir Blendables Pencils.

    Here are the details:

    • Make card base from White cardstock. 5.5" square card.
    • Cut a panel from Red Cardstock (5" square), mat it with Patterned Paper.
    • Emboss a piece of Red cardstock using Splendour Embossing folder, add it to panel and add straight and zig zag stitches.
    • Stamp Image on Watercolor Paper in Jet Black Archival Ink, Color image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils: I used these pencisl:
    • Blend color with Blending solution. Die-cut image with Label dies.
    • Stamp sentiment on White cardstock in Jet Black Archival Ink. Die-cit with Circle Dies.
    • Add image and sentiment to card base using foam adhesive.
    • Add pearls and bow.


    Submitting this project to:

    Hope you like it!
    Have a fantastic day.

    14 May 2014

    Thanks so much

    Hello friends! Happy Wednesday, yay! midweek is here, that means we have survived Monday and Tuesday and getting ready for Thursday and Friday, LOL!! Ok, just trying to be funny, just trying ;)

    Anyway, I have a super cute card using brand new dies from Top Dog Dies! Have you seen them yet? If not, you should. Four new sets have been released and I used 3 of them for this card.

    Here are the details:
    • Cut a piece of Pink Cardstock 9"x 4.25". Score at 2.5" and 6.75". Fold sides to create card base.
    • Die-cut a couple of Top Dog Dies Laurel Lace Border Die using Textured vellum cardstock.
    • Cut stripes of white cardstock (.25"), adhere them to border die and add zig zag stitches to both sides.
    • Add borders to front open panels.
    • Inside: Cut a piece of White cardstock (4" x 4.25"). Die-cut a couple of Top Dog Dies Decorative Corner Dies in Pink Cardstock, added them to opposite corner. Add zig-zag stitches to all sides.
    • Stamp image and sentiment on panel.
    • Die-cut flowers from Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Die set in strawberry felt and vellum textured cardstock.add a little pearl and glue flower to right pane.
    • Add Honeydew Twine through the little holes from the borders to make and bow and close the card.



    These are the dies used in this project:




    Submitting this project to: