Saturday, July 28, 2012

Vintage Holiday Christmas ~

stamps: vintage ornaments

Earlier this month, Sweet'nSassy hosted a Christmas in July Bloghop and they pre-released the sets I am featuring in this post. These sets are only available while supplies last and they will be officially released later this Fall.

My first card is using the Vintage ornaments set which includes four ornaments and five different words. Love the fonts on this set.  I intentionally kept these cards CAS - Clean and Simple. It should be super easy but I find myself wallowing in a struggle.
stamps: Holiday Baubles, Christmas Sentiments
My second card is using Holiday baubles which include everything from lights, stockings, ornaments and also include different holiday sentiments. Super fun to work with! In addition I added the Christmas Sentiments that I stamped twice to achieve the layered look to fit my die that I used. Again, this card is one layer save the die and ribbon.

Have a super Saturday!!! Be cool.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July ~ Sweet'nSassy BlogHop

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating Christmas in July! There is nothing more fun than to be dreaming of "sleighbells ringing" on a hot, hot day. I'll admit I have to muster the courage to think of drinking hot apple cider though...nevertheless, Christmas will soon be here! Let's preview some goodness from the SNSS divas and friends...If you came here from CathyMac you are where you need to be.  
Stamps: Rhubarbs Christmas
For my first card, I chose to feature Rhubarb's Christmas. He is shown holding a gift and the other images include Rhubarb holding a candy cane and a gingerbread. This set comes with four sentiments.

Stamps: Away in a Manger
This card features Away in a Manger that includes three scriptures and two verses of the song. I coloured this one using chalks. I love this set!

stamps: Away in a manger
Lastly, this card is a CAS card and it uses one of the decorative plaque dies. I also coloured this using chalks and layered the image onto the plaque that I cut in half. 

Lots of great things are happening at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps during these pre-holiday festivities!  ALL Christmas clear stamps are 20% off through Wednesday, July 25.  Three new holiday sets are in stock early, for a fun pre-release, and they you can get them before they are released in September and October... if you buy them now, you can take advantage of the sale price!

Every order of $25 in Christmas clear stamps will receive Gingerbread Man, a darling new 2" x 2" mini clear set.  And as always, all clear stamp orders of $50 or more get this month's free w/ stamp set, Christmas Candle (while supplies last).

Ready to see what the Design Divas and a few special friends have been up to with their Christmas stamps?  Take a look (and be sure to read on, for information about how you can join in on this hop  and win some prizes):

Mary Faus  < you are here

And what's the best part about Christmas in July?  We want YOU to play along with us!  Just link up your Christmas project using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps below and join in our Customer blog hop.  You have until Sunday, July 22 at 11:59 PM EST to play along.  One randomly selected participant will receive their choice of one Christmas clear stamp set! 

Now Hop on over to Ceal's Blog. Don't forget to play along and stay cool!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Congratulations ~ Grads

stamps: Denami designs
Graduations are important milestones in a person's life. I created these cards for some of the graduates in our church. The first went to a college grad. I bought this little Grad chickie I couldn't resist at a recent show I attended. I also purchased the circle congratulations stamp to nest the chickie.

stamps: My Favourite Things
This card went to a high school graduate. I used the cuttlebug congrats folder to give the card the background it needed without detracting from the image. I love this grad girl from MFT.

Tomorrow, join the Sweet'nSassy Divas and friends for a fun Christmas Bloghop! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Words of Jesus ~ Sheltering Cherry Blossom

Stamps: Words of Jesus, Sheltering Cherry Blossom
Good Morning! To CAS or not to CAS is the question for is my attempt at Clean and Simple. Why, I wonder... mine always manage to look heavy & frumpy? haha... Love this scripture from the new Words of Jesus and I combined it with the branch from Sheltering Cherry Blossom also from the newest release.
Stamps: sheltering cherry blossom
Another card I made with the new Sheltering Cherry Blossom. This one is coloured using Copics and the shadowing is created by applying colour to the outline of the image. I layered this image onto a spellbinder lacey oval die twice and also used a fancy tag die for the scripture. The background is a CB folder.

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 9, 2012

July Release Bloghop ~

Are you ready for a chance to win the entire amazing July release?? Hop along with us this month and leave a comment on each blog and you could be the winner of the entire release! You will have until Friday at 12:00AM EST to leave a comment....So hop on and enjoy the ride! Be on the lookout, some of the Divas have extra prizes along the way to sweeten your ride. If you came from Giovana's blog, you are on the right track.
Stamp: The Sea comes with quotes and scriptures

My first card uses the sure to become an all time favourite The Sea. I was reminded of this technique recently, using contact paper, some chalk (do you still have your set of fifty?) Lol...I added texture to my card base with CB folder and added some jute with an imaginary nautical knot. Next, I added some corrugated paper to give it some rugged goodness. Love the finished card.
stamp:  sheltering Cherry Blossom has 7 sentiments/scripture
My second card features Sheltering Cherry Blossom. I love this branch with sweet blooms! I turned the branch to make it into a tree and applied ink to give it some shadowing around the image to create dimension. Now head on over to Kim Schofield and see what eye candy she has for you. Below is the bloglist if you lose your way...

Don't forget about our Virtual stamp event over at the member forum on SCS! The party gets underway immediately!  Click on the badge for more details!
8:00 AM -- New Release Blog Hop
8:00 AM -- ALL sets will be revealed in full & available for purchase in the store!!!
10:00 AM -- CAS Challenge
12:00 PM -- Color Challenge
2:00 PM -- Sketch Challenge
4:00 PM - Product Challenge
6:00 PM -- Inspiration Challenge
8:00 PM -- Theme Challenge
In addition, You will have opportunity to purchase the entire bundle! Remember, SNSS has a free stamp set if you purchase $50 or more before S&H&TX.

Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment =)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 236th birthday America ~

Patriotic Cocoa
Let's celebrate the day with lots of sparkle! Today, I am hosting the hump day challenge over at Splitcoaststampers sweet'nsassy member forum. Your card does not have to be red, white and blue, it only needs to carry alot of sparkle.

I coloured my Patriotic Cocoa using copics and then "coloured" the white stripes with liquid pearls to give it some shimmer. Lastly, I added transparent glitter over the red and blue. The picture doesn't give it the full shine - sorry. To give it a final glam, I added the pearl and rhinestone spray to give it some fireworks appeal. I chose the red/white twine for my final embellishment. 

Enjoy your day and celebrate with sparkle!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ready to Sparkle ~ Chef Cocoa is

Digi Chef Cocoa

Love this image of Chef Cocoa - perfect for the bbq chefs' or culinary artists in your world! I gave his hat some sparkle as he debuts his culinary skill for the 4th of July!

I pulled out my die from Cheery Lynn to give the Backdrop that Chef Cocoa deserves. Cocoa is coloured using copics and layered on SU shimmery white and Silver that was run through an embossing folder. 

Check back tomorrow for more Cocoa sparkly fun!  Enjoy your day :-)


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