Friday, December 31, 2010
However before I introduce our new members I need to say thanks for an excellent month to our December guests designers Denise Marzec and Danielle Shaffer. They have done an outstanding job this past month inspiring us with their fabulous cards and projects!
I also want to say a fond farewell to 2 of our Design Team members that have been with us for quite a while and are moving on- Ceal Pritchett and Nancy Brown. These ladies have been awesome team members and have done a truly great job at promoting Sweet N Sassy stamps! Ladies, you will be missed for sure but not strangers as I know everyone will be visiting your blogs to be inspired by your creativity.
Now I would like to introduce you to our 2 January guest designers- Pattie Goldman and JenMarie Taylor.
Pattie Goldman- My name is Pattie and I live in Hanover (South Central) PA with my wonderful husband of almost 20 years and two beautiful children - my son is 17 and my daughter is 13...and two furry kids too...a yellow lab named Dixie and a black and tan Pomeranian mix named Shadow!In order to support my love of all things crafty, I work full-time as an Office Manager for a local furniture store. I loved being inspired by so many artists on their blogs, that I decided to join in on all the fun they are having and start my own blog to share my craftiness.
Jennifer Taylor (JenMarie)-Hi, I'm JenMarie! How did I get started stamping? I was born and raised in Louisiana. Two years after getting married my husband and I moved to Illinois. When we moved to IL, a gal from church invited me to a stamping workshop and I thought ~ well, I'll go so I can meet people. Um, yeah... the rest is history! I met peeps AND found an AMAZING hobby! We moved to Georgia three years ago and thanks to stamping and the internet/SCS I've made some amazing friends online and in person. Thank You to Korin and Janette for having me as a Guest Designer for SNSS...I'm so very excited!
Last but certainly not least, I would like to introduce you to our new Design team member Julie Smith. Julie was one of our November guest designers and we enjoyed having her so we asked her if she would be willing to stay on as our newest team member and we are so happy that she agreed.
Julie Smith- Hi, my name is Julie Smith (hobbywoman on SCS) and I am super excited to be a guest designer for November! I am married, have 2 teenage boys, and work full time selling insurance. I started out stamping many years ago…dabbled in that a bit, then did some scrapbooking, and eventually came back around – full circle to stamping again. I’d say it’s almost an obsession at this point! When I have free, time you can either find me in my stamp room or surfing the internet looking for inspiration to stamp something!
Welcome JenMarie, Pattie, and Julie, we look forward to seeing the projects you will have to share with us!
Isn't this digi just the sweetest thing you ever saw. As much as I love coloring with Copic Markers, there comes a time when you just need to make a card in a hurry. The pre-colored images are the way to go.
The sentiment is from the Sweet 'n Sassy Clear Stamp set called Sentiments for Him!
Here's to a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Blessings to you all!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I used my DCWV Citrus stack and SU Real Red cardstock to make this creation. I also followed this weeks' Splitcoast sketch, SC313. After layering my DSP and cardstock, I used my Spellbinders to cut out the orange tag and added some misc rhinestones. I finished my BUGGY creation with my Copic colored, stickles adorned firefly; wrapped in raffia!! I hope you like and hope you will check out the rest of the DESIGN DIVAS, for some MORE Sweet N Sassy Sneaks!!! Have a WONDERFUL day!! Until next time........................
Stamps-Somebuggy Loves You
Cardstock-SU Real Red
DSP-DCWV Citrus Stack
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Nested Hearts, Bella Drops in Red, Letter U cut by my Cricut., Sparkly red felt from the craft store.
Monday, December 27, 2010
This is Cocoa Loves Football and so do my boys! I paired it with Sport Sentiments, although the circle sentiment is not a Sweet n Sassy image, but it worked well. I kept this card very simple which makes it friendly for our toddler friends.
Don't forget that all Christmas stamps are on sale until January 1st - 30% off!! And then on January 1st Korin will be releasing some wonderful new stamps... I cannot wait to show them to you. Have a great week and if I don't talk to you again this week, I wish you a very prosperous and bountiful blessings New Year!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas filled with many blessings. Now we are in our last week of 2010- yikes! As soon as I saw this amazing gift bag and matching tag created by Nancy Kirk, I knew that I wanted to share it with all of you and feature her as our customer spotlight. Nancy used our Smiley Snowman digi for her project. Even though, she used it as a Christmas bag, it would be great for a birthday or generic winter set.
Here are some close ups for you
Nancy used flower soft for the snow- how clever!
One of the great things about digis is that you can make them any size you want. This gift bag and tag are a perfect example of that allowing you to customize your projects.
Thank you Nancy for sharing your beautiful work with us!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Just some quick notes about my card.....the main image is Cocoa Christmas Tree, the sentiment was made on the computer and popped up on foam tape, and I added a bunch of diamond Stickles to the garland on the tree.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
SUPPLY LIST ~
Digi Image: Cocoa Christmas Tree
Paper: Scarlett Jewel, White, Little Yellow Bicycle DP--Christmas Delight
Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Corner Rounder Punch, Oval Punches, Foam Tape, Diamond Stickles, Burgundy Ribbon, Lattice Embossing Folder, Sharpie White Paint Pen
Card Size: 5" Square
Friday, December 24, 2010
Today's card features this adorable turtle image, called Thankful Tommy Turtle. Ah, I just have a thing for turtles, they're so darn cute!! Tommy is currently a digi image, which can be purchased and downloaded from the Sweet 'n Sassy web site...but....if you can wait a few more days....you'll be able to purchase Tommy, along with a bunch of other darling turtle images and sentiments, as a stamp set!! Ohhh...I can't wait!!!
My card features sweet paper from My Minds Eye; I kept the card layout fairly simple so I could give all the attention to Tommy. *wink* I did slightly alter the image by cutting the thank you tag off of the flower. I was going to have Tommy "holding" it but decided that it looked cute with a bit of twine, layered on his shell.
Be sure to check back on the Sweet 'n Sassy web site on January 1st for lots of new goodies!!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I printed 2 images and cut out Cocoa's head to pop it up on the original image. The gift card holder is die cut with Top Note Sizzix die. I die cut 2 pieces, cut one in half and embossed it with Textile embosing folder... I sponged chocolate brown ink on top, and around... I also used Square and Lacey Square Spellbinders dies... To highlight the greeting (December Poinsettia clear stamp set), I punched out an oval shape and using the negative, sponged white craft ink inside the oval , then stamped the greeting with red ink.
I am in love with bead embellishments these days so I added some to the red and white Baker's Twine. To dress up the tree, I used Gold Spika Marker, red Stickles, and red rhinestones.
Hope you liked this cute idea. It is so easy to customize it to any occasions.
Thanks for visiting!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Today is a sad day for me as this will be my last post as a Sweet 'n Sassy diva. I have been with SNS almost from the beginning and I will miss it terribly but I won't be a stranger because Korin as asked me to be a Cocoa Crazies', what is that you ask? Well if you have not heard the news SNS has a new challenge blog for Cocoa lovers only Crazy4Cocoa and I am definitely crazy for cocoa.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Today our customer spotlight features Margo Smith and this adorable Christmas card that she made using one of our new December release digis- Cocoa Loves Soccer. I love how Margo creativity made the soccer ball into an ornament! I love all the sparkle she used on the soccer ball. I bought one of my daughters a soccer ball Christmas ornament this year too so this immediately reminded me of that.
Well, here we are in the homestretch- the last week before Christmas. Are you ready yet??
Have a blessed day everyone!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Have an awesome day!
SUPPLY LIST ~
Digital Image: Spot
Stamps: Woof You (sentiment)
Paper: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, White, Misc DP from Mike's
Accessories: Waterfall Stickles, Sharpie White Paint Pen, Kaiser Craft Pearls, May Arts Plaid Ribbon, Rectangle Nestabilities
Card Size: 4" Square
Friday, December 17, 2010
Card measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. Background is cuttlebug'd with the swiss dot folder. Colored Cocoa with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless minerals. Cocoa is cut out of the circle and cut out with a circle Spellbinder and then layered onto a scalloped circle Spellbinder. Entire layer is on dimensions. Did a faux layer, by using a black marker, around the digital Sports Sentiments. On the inside I wrote "Happy Birthday, All Star!" Added a ribbon tied in a knot at the top to finish off my card.
I love simple and quick cards and am really pleased at how this turned out. And with that I will leave you with this....... only 7 more days until Christmas! (eeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I have a cute Christmas card to show you today which could pretty easily be reproduced. This would also make a nice generic winter card as well if you change the sentiment. I used the emboss resist technique for the background behind my snowman. The "snow" is torn paper strips edges with snow glitter and stickles. The snowman from the Welcome Jesus set was colored with copics, cut out and adhered with foam tape between the snow layers. This image is also available in digi form called Smiley Snowman which would be great to use if you still have more Christmas cards to finish.
I just love this cute little snowman- don't you?
Have a fabulous day!!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!! Only 9 more days till Christmas!!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Black
Accessories: EK Success Snowflake Punch, SU tag punches, Green Stickles, White Liquid Applique.
Monday, December 13, 2010
The image is called Feel Better Paulie and the sentiment is from a new set being released January 1st. The striped DP is from Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey.
I know the card is a tad girlie (ok, maybe a lot girlie) for a "boy" bear but, I couldn't help myself :). Poor Paulie.....he sure looks like he could use a pick-me-up, doesn't he ;)?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Today's spotlight is from one of our DT alumni---Lorie Souther. She created this beautiful card using the Season of Love set, which is back in stock now :). I love the gold paper, ribbon and embossing and WOW that awesome work with the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant.
Thank you, Lorie, for allowing us to showcase your beautiful card today!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Good morning! Today I want to share with you a card I made with the new Snowflake Bear digi. The main image is up on foam tape. I added fruit punch Stickles to the scarf and diamond Stickles on the snowflakes.
Hope you have an awesome day today!
SUPPLY LIST ~
Digital Image: Snowflake Bear
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Kraft, Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas DP
Accessories: Pink Twine, May Arts Plaid Ribbon, Rectangle Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, Foam Tape, Fruit Punch and Diamond Stickles, Sharpie White Pain Pen, Sewing Machine
Friday, December 10, 2010
Good Friday morning everyone. Since it's Christmas time I couldn't resist using this precious snowman stamp. The set is called 'Welcome Jesus'. Isn't he adorable? I just had to add him to my snowman collection. I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop Saturday Challenge SSS85. You will have to stop by this weekend and play along.
Stamps: Welcome Jesus
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Georgia Pacific White, Dream Street Wonderland designer paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin Dimensionals, Spring Rain Satin Ribbon
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful day.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
It's hard to believe that it's been 20 months since I started designing for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Where has the time gone! I've been so blessed to have been working with Korin's wonderful stamps and digi's for this long, along with all the great DT, past and present!
Anyway, here is one of my favorite winter Digi Images that we seem to forget about because if is from last year. It's called Self Conscious Paulie. This just makes me smile each time I see it. I hope it does you too!
Have a Blessed and Safe Holiday!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Stamps-Owl Occasions clear stamp set
Paper-SU Positively Pink
Stamps-Cocoa's Mittens clear Stamp set
Paper-PTI Smoke,DCWV DSP
Tools- Scallop Dienamics,Oval Nesties
TAKE CARE & ENJOY LIFE!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Ink: Copic Markers B000, B00, B01, B93, B95, B97
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacey Squares, Circles and Scalloped Cirlces, Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch, Misc. Ribbon from my Stash, Zva Jewels
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Today we have an adorable project to show you which is perfect for the upcoming holidays. Our customer spotlight features LeAnne Pugliese and this super cute goodie bag she made using Cup of Cocoa. Who wouldn't love to receive this for a gift? This cutie is also available as a digi called Sweet Cocoa.
How are you doing with your holiday cards and projects? I am still busy working on mine. Sweet N Sassy stamps has some great images to work with to help you out. Check out all our fabulous Christmas stamps and digis, I am sure you will find something you'll like.
Thank you LeAnne for sharing this wonderful project with us!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The card measures 4.25" square. The main panel and star are up on foam tape. I drew in a bunch of grass with a Copic marker and then accented the grass with eucalyptus Stickles.
SUPPLY LIST ~
Digi Images: Cocoa Loves Soccer, Sports Sentiments
Paper: Prism Herbal Green Medium, White, Pixilicious DP, My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market DP
Accessories: Eucalyptus Stickles, Sharpie White Paint Pen, ZVA Mini Rhinestones, Rectangle and Star Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine
Card Size: 4.25" Square
Friday, December 3, 2010
Anyway, I also hope you got in on the great deal that Korin was offering last month on the super sweet Santa's Helper Cocoa. If you did, I have a card to share with you that will perhaps inspire you. If not, there's still time to get this sweet stamp set.
I used the sketch from Crafts 4 Eternity for the layout and the gorgeous papers from Echo Park that you can find in the store here. These papers are so rich in color and really make the sweet Cocoa image pop! He looks so sweet peeking out of Santa's hat.
This is the inside view of the card. My oldest son always fusses at me when I leave the inside blank, so now I've gotten to where I make it a point to decorate the inside, too.
I do have one other card to share with you that you may have seen on my blog earlier this week - I think it's so cute that it's worth a 2nd glance. This is not me tooting my own horn, it's easy to create a really pretty card with Korin's images and these Echo Park papers.
This card features the Cocoa's Christmas Tree that was just released a couple of days ago. Cocoa has to be my absolute favorite and I look forward to featuring the new images all month long.
Let me also take this time to send you my own Christmas wishes. I hope that your Christmas is filled with joy, laughter and the love of Jesus Christ.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Today's card features one of the brand new digis, called Snowflake Bear and he is super-duper sweet. I colored my bear with Copics (I love that SNSS images provide me with a wonderful opportunity to practice my coloring skills!) and actually used yesterday's SCS sketch challenge (SNSS hosted) for the layout. For a bit of sparkle, I added light blue rhinestones, Stickles on the snowflakes, and a 3-D silver snowflake sticker. The Holiday Greetings sentiment is from the O Christmas Tree stamp set.
Head on over to the web site and check out the new releases...There's bound to be something you'll just love!!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The 2 talented ladies who will be joining us as guest designers for December are Denise Marzec and Danielle Shaffer.
Denise Marzec is an SCS dirty dozen alumni. She has a beautiful simple style and boy can that girl color! I was thrilled when she accepted my invitation to join us this month! I am also blessed to be able to call her a friend. A picture and a little more information on Denise...
Hi there, I’m Denise (peanutbee on SCS). I live in Pennsylvania and work from home as a transcriptionist. I’m married to an awesome guy who is most definitely my best friend and biggest support, and I’m a mom to two beautiful girls. I started out my paper crafting journey as a scrapbooker and then in 2007 I was introduced to stamping and card making. I found SCS and the whole world of blogging, I’ve been lucky to be a part of some amazing design teams, and the coolest part is I’ve made some awesome friends through it all. I got to attend my first CHA consumer show this past summer (amazing experience), took a couple Copic classes in October with Suzanne Dean, and recently worked at a local stamp show where I got to meet Korin and Janette! What sweethearts! Coloring images is my favorite part of crafting; I think it’s relaxing. Thank you Korin, Janette, and all the girls on the SNSS team for having me as your guest this month! I’m excited to be here!
Danielle Shaffer is a frequent participant of the Sweet Stop Sketches. I immediately noticed her work and just knew that I wanted to invite her to be one of our guest designers. I was very excited when she accepted. Below is a photo and a little more info on Danielle.
I started scrapbooking in early 2006 just after my second daughter was born. I love scrapbooking, the whole process of being able to turn regular pictures into art is something I enjoyed...and then I found cards and copics! I dabbled in cards until January 2008 when I discovered Copic markers and I haven't looked back. I love making cards because I can make something different every time, and I can finish a project in one sitting. Nothing motivates like seeing the finished product! Just this past summer I discovered digital stamps and that has opened up a whole new world for me. I am excited to be the Guest Designer this month at Sweet N Sassy Stamps and so honored that I was asked. I am both amazed and grateful for the wonderful friends that I have made on my papercrafting journey so far and I am excited for what the future holds.
We are so fortunate to have both Denise and Danielle with us this month. I know I am looking forward to seeing the awesome creations that they will have to share!
Glitter was applied to the flower centers and in areas around the images.
The frame is designed to cut the rectangle out of the center but by rolling the die into the machine just far enough to cut the edges and rolling back out again will keep it as one piece which is easier to work with as a full card.
Dry emboss the entire panel.
Sponge the dots before removing the cardstock from the die.
Mask off the rectangle with sticky notes and ink distress the edges.
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Ranger distress ink – spun sugar
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, Art Glitter adhesive, Expressions glitter, Diamond Glaze, Pearls, Aleene’s tacky glue, Marvy black marker
Tools: cutting scissors, paper stumps, Frameabilities, Cuttlebug, stamp positioner, sponge, sticky notes
Techniques: Prismacolor, dry embossing, sponging, ink distressing
Monday, November 29, 2010
Our debut challenge is TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 30th. We are GIVING AWAY an exclusive Cocoa digi to EVERYONE who plays along with the first challenge.
You can read more about it here: http://crazy4cocoachallenges.blogspot.com/2010/11/introducing-crazy-4-cocoa-challenges.html
I hope you'll join the fun!