Monday, March 31, 2014

Hope. Fight. Believe. Pray.

Hello, it's Bridget here with you today to share some banner cards with an 
encouraging message.  I don't know about you but I can never have enough 
cards with messages of encouragment for those going through difficult times.  
There are so many people among friends, family and the church family 
who are going through difficult circumstances at any given moment.
 Jesus Himself said..."In this world you will have trouble..."!
Thankfully, he also said. "...But take heart! 
I have overcome the world." John 16:33
I love the little mix and match phrases in the set God is Bigger
and recently made a set of 4 cards with banners using the Pennants and 
More Dies  (on sale right now!).

For both designs I used dp and stitching, sewing down the banners - 
with a tiny touch of glue or tape to keep the pennants in place, 
this is easy to do, though I suggest to avoid using the adhesive
 directly under where the needle will pass - I found that the needle 
catches in it and sometimes skips a stitch.  I curled up the 
ends of the pennants slightly and attached an adhesive dimensional 
under the end.  I also attached a little pearl under each sentiment on the 
first one and placed them more randomly on the second one.
Each pennant has been sponged slightly with ink 
around the edges for more definition.
Thank you for stopping by today - I hope 
your week starts out with a great Monday!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Colorful, Doily Friend...........

Hello Friends!  Jacquie here with a colorful creation!  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share with you all, at the Heirloom Festival in Allentown.  So, for those of you who could not attend, I thought I would share with you here!

I used some large daubers to sponge  Memento ink onto a white card base.  Here I used 2 colors, but, you could use as many as you would like; my other creation I used 3!  Then I used the SAME colors to stamp my doilies, from our Delightful Doilies clear stamp set.   In addition to the colors, I stamped some doilies in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I really like the contrast, as it really makes the card POP!!  Once my base was ready, I took a small scrap piece of the same white cardstock and mimicked  what I did for the base.  After that was done, I added a sentiment from our True Friend clear stamp set!  Voila!  A colorful creation!!

Thanks for letting me share with you today!  Have a WONDERFUL Saturday!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Feature & Challenge #6: Use a Bird, Birdhouse or Rose

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!
It's time for another fun Friday Feature challenge to go along with our Friday Feature stamp set.  Players will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store!

Our random winner from our last challenge is #12
Liz Williams
Check out this beautiful Calla Lily card she made for our "Oval" challenge:

Liz, please send an email to to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who played along with us last time.  We enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations!

This week's feature is the lovely Birds & Roses stamp set.

You can get it today through Thursday, April 3rd for just $8.80!  
No coupon needed!

And this week's challenge is to…
Use a Bird, Birdhouse or Rose...or a combination of all three!! :)
Here are some lovely samples featuring Birds & Roses to help inspire you…

 Now it's YOUR turn to show us what you've got!
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, April 3rd 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 SNSFFC6 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Share a link to your creation below.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just a Little Pick Me Up

Good morning, friends!  It's Cathy here with a little Pick Me Up for you!  Even if you are like me, and  not a coffee drinker, The new Pick Me Up stamp set and matching Pick Me Up Dies are so much fun and perfect for sending darling thank you cards and thoughtful wishes.

Tuesday's Colors and Wednesday's Sketch from Splitcoaststampers were used to design this card along with a few Grunge Elements, stitching, and Modeling Paste texture.  

The past several days have been cold and SNOWY here, so I'll just pretend that steamy cup of espresso is really a cup of salted caramel hot chocolate topped off with whipped cream!

Now I'd like to espresso my thanks to you for popping in for a visit today.  Be sure to check out the fabulous sale going on right now at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store where you can get a 50% discount on selected stamp sets.  

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Landscape Silhouettes ~

HI Everyone! Mary here to share this fun silhouette card with you. Recently, at the Heirloom Show in Allentown, my sister Diva Cathy taught us how to create these amazing sponged cards. She's an amazing teacher and me, the willing student. It was so much fun!

I chose three colours of the ranger distressed inks and sponged the oval I cut out with my first colour. Next, I created a mask for my sun and sponged directly over the top the remaining colours. I took the amazing landscape silhouettes stamp and stamped in black. Voila! There was my most beautiful sunset. The sentiment is taken from flower blocks 1 and stamped directly onto the base. This card excites me, it looks like an authentic Nakuru, Kenyan sunset with the animals on the horizon.

Materials Used:
Stamps: Landscape silhouettes, Flower Blocks 1
Inks: Ranger distressed inks mustard seed, spiced  marmalade, fired brick, Versafine black, 
Paper: SU
Accessories: Spellbinder ovals die, CTMH brads

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Hello friends,
Susie here with two cards using several Sweet n Sassy Stamp sets I've come to love, and reach for often.  Majestic Monarchs Monarch Dies, and Everyday Miracles.

My first card is a 5.5 x 5.5 square.   I've created several dreamy layers in an aqua, sage, and light brown color palette.   Some second generation stamping across the horizontal panel provides an old world botanical feel.   I stitched across the bottom for added interest, and to secure the layers (especially at the edges).   The sentiment from Everyday Miracles is the focal point with the lovely Monarchs surrounding it in flight.   Each butterfly is layered over an existing stamped butterfly.   A few sprinkles of sequins and a twine bow complete the card.
My second card is an A2 size.   This card has a pretty fall palette, with the sentiment as the focal point again.   I embossed the sentiment in gold and vellum, and laid it over a piece of rustic cream card stock for a nice soft feel.   Tiny black rhinestones embellish the center of the butterflies.   Both cards will be a nice addition to my card keeper for future use.   Isn't it a nice feel to have hand crafted cards on hand to give at a moments notice.   I like to call them sweet offerings from heart and hand.

I'm stepping down from the Sweet n Sassy Stamps Design Team.   But, I'd like to thank each of you for all your kind comments over the past 8 months during our monthly releases, blog hops, and monthly posts.   It has been a wonderful experience, and one I shall always cherish.   I will continue to support Sweet n Sassy Stamps and the design team in their future endeavors from the sidelines.    But it's time to explore and develop some new areas of art, photography, and do some traveling when time permits.   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will leave you with a photograph I took in 2010.

Behold the Heavens
"You are the light of the world. 
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden."
Matthew 5:14
Until next time,
Adios and vaya con dios
Susie Lessard ~

Monday, March 24, 2014

Joyful Greetings...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a Christmas card... I know, I know... you are all ready for Spring! I am ready too, but Mother Nature thinks otherwise, and we still have snow on the ground and another snow storm on its way! So might as well be Christmas... and on that note, have you seen the ON SALE promotion? There's a pretty SWEET deal going on on some of the products. Perfect time to do some shopping! Just call it Christmas in March!

Back to my card... I wanted to make more Christmas cards this year, and my plan was to make one every week... well, I am way behind, but today I can add one more to my slowly growing stash! 

There's so much going on my card, so I wanted to break it down for you and show you what I did:

First I used Embossing (Modeling) Paste and a stencil, and added some pretty pattern (and texture) to my white card stock, then I misted it with pink glimmer mist. (Note: while the paste dries very fast, you might want to set the card aside, or dry it with a heat tool.)

Next I stamped the arrow lines from the new Pick Me Up clear stamp set, stitched some lines, and adhered a strip of silver glitter paper.

Then... I added green thread to my card. I love that subtle look it gives to your project. I used a sticky dot, and adhered the thread. I like to do it in a figure 8 pattern. (Note: I made sure the loops were big enough so they would show from underneath the poinsettia image.)

My poinsettia flower (Poinsettia clear stamp set) is stamped on vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. (Note: I usually stamp and heat emboss a bunch and cut them out while watching TV). To add color to the flower, I used a Copic marker on the back side of the smaller flower. The greeting is from Christmas Tags clear stamp set (on sale and will be gone... so pick it up now!).
To further embellish my card, I die-cut some leaves and added some blings... the bottom corners were punch with a corner punch.
The sketch came from Cardabilities Sketch #95.

Hope I inspired you to make something pretty today! Whether it's a Christmas card or a Spring card, create something for FUN!
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring is in the Air!

Good Morning Everyone!

Spring is finally here!  Have you been stamping with spring images and colors?  I know I have!  The card I am sharing today is done in soft pastels and I think has a bit of a vintage look to it.  I used several sets for this card~

I am really enjoying layering and using doilies lately.  Only problem is, I only have one style of paper doily.  So today I cheated!  :)  I used one of the scalloped border images from the Borders and Background Set and curved it when adhering it to my acrylic block.  I stamped it in Versamark ink on the top half of my white card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

 Here is a close up of the doily effect.  I had a tough time with pictures this week, so I added close ups for you to see the detail. 
 I sponged Soft Sky ink around the edges of the embossing powder doily.  Next, I layered on another half doily, this time an actual paper doily.
On the bottom of the card, I stamped one of the background images from the Borders and Background Set, then added a banner strip across the middle of the card with a bit of lace trim along the bottom edge.

My butterfly, from the Majestic Monarchs Stamp Set, was stamped in Versamark on vellum,  heat embossed with Pool Party embossing powder, and die cut out with the matching  Monarch Dies.  I added a few die cut leaves and some pink scalloped buttons for my flowers.  The sentiment is from the New Beginnings Stamp Set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

thankful rose

If you've seen the March Sweet 'n Sassy release, you may have fallen in love with the third set of Flower Blocks that Korin has released.  For the hops I used the cute coneflower to make some cards but today I've turned to a different flower and used the rose.

My rose was stamped and heat embossed on vellum cardstock, colored on the reverse side with markers, and layered onto a scrap of white cardstock.  The light blue frame was then popped up around it with dimensionals.  The black border and matching die is from the Borders & Backgrounds Stamp & Die Bundle.

I made a few cards of this design for thank you and birthday occasions, but this would also be pretty for Mother's Day!

Have a wonderful weekend!
♥ Diane

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Feature & Challence #5: Use an Oval

Happy Friday, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!

It's time for another fun Friday Feature challenge to go along with our Friday Feature stamp set.  Players will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store!

Our random winner from our last challenge is #4
Gerri Morgan
Check out this beautiful butterfly card she made for our "Stamp a Border" challenge:

Gerri, please send an email to to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who played along with us last time.  We enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations!

This week's feature is the beautiful Graceful Calla Lily stamp set.
You can get it today through Thursday, March 27th for just $12!  
No coupon needed!

And this week's challenge is to…
Use an Oval on your card!
Here are some lovely samples featuring Graceful Calla Lily to help inspire you…

 Now it's YOUR turn to show us what you've got!
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, March 27 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 SNSFFC5 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Share a link to your creation below.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!

Hi everyone!  Today is the first day of spring- woohoo!!  I just hope someone informs the weather that snow is not welcome in the spring (shaking my head as the forecast here in Buffalo has snow in 3 of the next 5 days LOL).

So since it is officially spring, I thought I would share a card with some flowers.

To create this card, I used 2 large post it notes to mask off the strip along the side.  I then brayered 2 different coral inks and removed the post it notes.  I stamped the Wildflowers and sentiment with black versafine and added some twine and ruffled trim to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thanks A Latte

Good morning friends, today I am sharing a card with you that uses our cute new set Pick Me Up along with the coordinating dies. This set makes the cutest cards.  To make my card I started with a 4.25 X 5.5 piece of Kraft cardstock and added some designer paper. I stamped the cup image and used the coordinating die to cut it out. To finish it I added a little heart border.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Espresso my thanks!

Good morning!

Jessica here with a card to share today that I made with a couple of the new March stamp and die sets through Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: Pick Me Up and Borders & Backgrounds.

The flag banners at the top of the card are from the arrow die in the Pick Me Up stamp set - fun!  I used linen white card stock to die cut the border dies and purposely didn't stamp them cleanly, as I wanted a bit of the texture of the paper to show through.  

Have a great day! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

What a blessing!

Hello friends! Giovana here today with a flower card. I really like the new flowers from Flower Block 3 set, I stamped this image on Watercolor paper and used Inktense pencils to color it.  I added Distress Ink around the edges.
The background imageis from Leafy Flourish Background and was stamped on White cardstock in Tumble Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, cut the piece to 3.75" x 5", stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Archival, then added twine and the main image.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rainbow Butterflies

Hello, it's Bridget with you today to share a card using one of my 
favorite SNSS sets, Majestic Monarchs.  I'm also hosting the 
and here is the lovely card by Diana Nguyen which inspired me!
Rainbow colors and butterflies really appeal to 
me, so this was a fun one to make!
I used one of the bookmark dies from Bookmarks and More Dies to 
create the tag - I love how by just cutting the die-cut down on 
one end, and hey presto, you have a tag!  
This works with either one of the bookmark dies.
I stamped the butterflies from Majestic Monarches using various 
Stampin Up inks. I created a small black frame using a paper cutter, 
and a little trim with small scissors along the rounded bit at the top.  
Twine and gingham ribbon were added to finish off the tag.
Then it was on to the background.  I used some magic mesh as a stencil, 
sponging the rainbow colours across in diagonal lines.
The sentiments are from Precious Poppies.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Grow in Grace

Hi there and happy Saturday!  Here's to the weekend and hopefully more time for crafting!  Today I'm sharing a card I created for this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers, which gave me a geat opportunity to combine a whole lotta Sweet 'n Sassy stamps along with some beautiful paper from Graphic 45 (Botanical Tea).

I started by very lightly stamping the Friendship Script stamp in the background of my main image.  I then layered the frame, and words, from the Seed Packet stamp set onto the background and adding some aging with my Pumice Stone Distress Ink pad.  I then die cut and stamped the butterflies (don't you just when there's a die to coordinate with a stamp?  Swoon!) from the Majestic Monarchs stamp and die set.  I colored the butterflies using Distress Markers and a water brush.  I finished by using the darling circle "long distance hug" and heart from the Vintage Postcard set.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and check out all of the those great vintage 'em all!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

God's Got This..........

Good Morning Friends!

Jacquie here to share with you today!  Hope you all  are having a wonderful week! I made another card of encouragement today!  I LOVE to share positive words!  My project today has TWO of my favorite things!  Our NEW Borders and Backgrounds Die Set & the God Is Bigger Clear Stamp Set!  I combined these FAVES with my favorite patterned paper, from Basic Grey?   Some scrap ribbon; a few pearls?   And........voila!!  My creation!  I am really liking the simple stuff here lately!  I am a firm believer of the whole, "It's the little things in life"?  I think that's why it has transferred to my crafting as well!!   I am also a firm believer in the whole "God's Got This" thing too?  So, what can I say!!   Perfect combination!!  Hope you like and thanks for stopping by to share with me!!

PS.  Don't forget to come and visit us at the Allentown Festival!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Little Sunshine

Hello sweet friends!  Can you believe this weather?  One day it's beautiful, sunny, and 60 degrees, and the next it's rainy and dreary with temperatures plummeting to below zero with the wind chill. Well...yesterday was so dismal, I decided to create a little sunshine!

The background was made with a stencil and some modeling paste.  After the rays were dry, some Daffodil Delight ink was sponged on them.  The borders, from the newly released set Borders and Backgrounds, were white embossed on different colors of card stock and die cut with the Borders and Background Dies to make a rainbow.  Because I was trying to make a happy card, the flowers from the Happy Place stamp set were colored with Copic Markers in rainbow colors.  A Clear Wink of Stella marker was used to make the sun rays and the flowers really shimmer.

A sunny bow, a banner sentiment, and some rhinestone stickers were added to finish the card.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has been busy preparing for Heirloom's Allentown Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival this weekend, so if you are in the area, be sure to stop in and say hello!  We'd love to meet you!

Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit!  Be a blessing to someone today and add a little sunshine to their life!

Oh, and one more thing---We just added a bunch of our exclusive dies to our 50% off sale---CHECK IT OUT!!! They're sure to sell out FAST


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jesus is Risen ~

Good morning, Mary here sharing that Jesus Christ is Risen//He is Risen Indeed! I love this image from He Lives! The image is coloured using copics and die cut using spellbinders. You can also cut this out using the matching Rugged Cross die. All this is layered onto Delightfully Delicate background embossed in white and sponged with various colours of blue QQ powder puff inks. I embellished with silky ribbon and rhinestones.
Materials Used:
Stamps: He Lives, Delightfully Delicate background
Inks: Copics, Memento, Versafine, QQ powder puff inks
Paper: MME, SU
Accessories: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Spellbinder, SU punch

Sweet'nSassy will be present at the Heirloom Productions Show in Allentown this weekend! Stop by and say hello. They will be doing some make'ntakes that will sure to wow you!

Thank you for stopping by! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Release Feature Day #4: Pick Me Up


  • Stamp set measures 4"x4"
  • Coffee mug image measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5"
  • Illustrated by Korin Sutherland
  • Coordinates with Pick Me Up Dies

  • Set of 6 dies
  • Coffee mug measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5"
  • Coordinates with Pick Me Up stamp set

The DT has shared their gorgeous samples in the thumbnails below.  Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of (2) $20 gift codes to our store over the course of our 4 days of blog hops!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on full reveals in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all participants in our release challenge hosted on blog

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, March 14th.  The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, March 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!