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butterfly birthday

Welcome!  Today Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is hopping with Add A Little Dazzle!

First we’d like to share a little bit about the two companies featured in today’s hop…

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
We are a small family owned 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.

Add a Little Dazzle
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.

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.

Add A Little Dazzle’s metal sheets come in several colors and I chose the pretty Princess Pink to make my card. I also used Sweet ‘n Sassy’s New Beginnings and coordinating dies, along with a sentiment from Special Blend.

Here’s my card…I took a few photos so you can see how different the shiny metal looks when turned in the light.  The metal craft sheet was embossed with a Sizzix butterfly embossing folder.  Then I carefully added Stazon Black ink to the raised areas, dabbing my inkpad directly on the metal sheet.

Here’s some close-ups of the embossing.  It’s also difficult to see but I added Wink of Stella to the butterfly and it really sparkles!  The patterned paper diecut and the butterfly were both raised with foam dots.

The metal sheets are super easy to cut and work with.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere it to the card which worked great.  This was a fun project!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy New Beginnings and Special Blend; paper- white, SU! Melon Mambo, DCWV Street Lace; ink- Stazon Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Add A Little Dazzle Metal Sheet, SNSS New Beginnings Butterfly die, Sizzix Butterflies embossing folder, Scor-Tape, Labels 14 Nestabilities, ribbon, foam dots, Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, gemstones.

so sweet cocoa

Just popping in quick with a card for this week’s sketch challenge

I used the cute doughnut image in the So Sweet Cocoa set from Sweet ‘n Sassy.  The sentiment is from Sweet Kiwi Koala.  I’ve been wanting to emboss on vellum since I haven’t done that for a long time so I used a Sizzix embossing folder that has dotted circles.  I thought it would go well with the main image.

Mother Nature teased us this morning with a dusting of snow.  Come on spring!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy So Sweet Cocoa and Sweet Kiwi Koala; paper- SU! So Saffron and Cool Caribbean, white, brown, vellum cardstock; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! So Saffron; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Dotted Flower Rings embossing folder, Spellbinders Ovals, tracing wheel, Paper Shapers Scallop Photo Corner punch, rhinestones.

my furry valentine

Hello friends!  It’s time once again for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!  We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the first Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun!  This month it is my turn and my challenge theme is “My Furry Valentine”…use any kind of animal to make a Valentine!  I was going to make a card and then I changed my mind and decided on a treat box.   Here’s my furry valentine…

I used the puppy from my Sweet ‘n Sassy Valentine Critters and popped him up on the front.  The “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment was placed on the acrylic block in a curve so it could be stamped across the top of the back and align to the curved shape of it.

A close up…

I love the Sizzix XL dies and this Fry Box is one of my faves.  I see it is now only $7.99 on the Sizzix site…wow!

Please join us and create a Furry Valentine… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…please use the keyword CHXFEB14.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Valentine Critters, SU! Tiny Tags; paper- white, SU! Primrose Petals, MME- Love Me; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Sahara Sand; accessories- Sizzix XL French Fry Box die, Heart Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, Copics, ribbon, rhinestones, SU! Jewelry Tag punch, heart brad, button, thread.

Have a great week, friends!  I hear Ol’ Phil saw his shadow.  And there’s more snow is in the forecast.  :(

live love bloom

Today I have a card that I made with my set, Prim Blessings, from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release.  This fall-ish set was used to make a summery card by changing the tones of brown in the sunflower to shades of pink.  I also used the fun triangle die from the Shape Dies.

The background was embossed with the Sizzix Dotted Flower Rings embossing folder…one of my favorites.

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Prim Blessings; paper- white, black, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Shape Dies, Copics, Sizzix Dotted Flower Rings embossing folder.

chocolate chunk- yum!

I’m back again today with another sample project for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges.  Today I made a card for Angela’s (ArizonaMaine) challenge.  You can see all the details for her challenge here.

What would be better than fries in the Sizzix French Fry Box?  Why a chocolate chunk cookie from Sam’s Club, of course!  😉  I dressed it up with a cute Penny Black critter.  It had a little ladybug on the bottom which I didn’t want on this project so I added another flower instead.

Thanks for the fun challenge, Angela!

stamps-Penny Black- Greetings, SU! Pretty Petites (yum); paper- SU! Parisian Breeze, white; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sizzix French Fry Box, Scor-Tape, ribbon, Copics, adhesive pearls, SU! Petite Curly Label punch.

Christmas JOY

It’s time again for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!

This month it’s Anna’s turn and her challenge is… Christmas in July”. Perfect!  I got my monthly Christmas cards done along with the Challenge Chicks Challenge!  😉  This month, Stacy’s challenge is all about JOY.

I had the Sizzix Movers and Shapers JOY die but I wanted to use it alone, without one of the large dies that it’s supposed to go inside.  So I experimented a bit with shims and plates on my Cuttlebug and found a sandwich that worked just fine.  All machines may be slightly different, but here’s what worked for me:  B plate/cardstock/movers & shapers die/B plate/B plate/cereal box shim/cereal box shim.

After die cutting the word JOY, I found a Spellbinders die to cut a frame around it.  I used the Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  Then I hand cut a piece of red cardstock in an oval shape using the embossed, dotted line on the frame as a template.  The white diecut was popped up onto the red layer underneath with foam tape.

Now come play along and show us your Christmas projects on our Facebook page! And use the keyword CHXJULY13 if you upload to the SCS gallery.  Be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

And if you incorporate JOY, be sure to also use the keyword for the Dirty Dozen Christmas Card challenge!

paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Sizzix Joy Movers and Shapers die, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, SU! ribbon, foam tape, Sizzix Holly Swirls embossing folder, Prima flowers, glue dots, Stickles.

a Summer Die-version

Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps is having a little Summer Die-Version with a special blog hop featuring some fabulous new dies, released today!  I have 3 cards to share…they are fun to create with!

I just love them all and had a hard time choosing which ones to use first.  I guess the Shapes dies were calling my name.  lol.  Here’s a few cards I made with them.

Last night I really wanted to try using the leaves dies with the Puzzle Piece Resist technique so I started another card…but I had surgery on my hand the day before and I was really over-doing it to try to craft.  Luckily, I was together with my friends so my friend, Jeannette, finished sponging and put the twine on for me and Shannon glued my leaves back in place.  lol.  I have the best group of friends!  In turn, I cut paper for Jeannette which was less stress on my finger!

So here’s my card with puzzle-pieced leaves…

I embossed the Sweet ‘n Sassy Music Background on white cardstock with clear embossing powder.  Then I cut it into squares and diecut the leaves.  Next the background and leaves were sponged separately, then the leaves were glued back into place.  Here’s a close up.

 

Now here’s the full sets of dies being released… ♥  The leaves match the Nature Silhouettes 2 stamp set!

 

AND…Korin is having a Summer Sale in the SNSS store…be sure to check it out!

Check out more samples with the new dies made by our DT on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog!

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

card 1: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Kiwi; paper- Vanilla, DCWV Spring Fling; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SNSS Shapes dies, adhesive pearls.

card 2: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Kiwi; paper- white, DCWV Spring Fling; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SNSS Shapes dies and Pennants & More dies (circle), gemstones.

card 3: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Music Background; paper- white, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake; ink- Versamark, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Crushed Curry; accessories- SNSS Small Leaves dies, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Sizzix Country Foliage embossing folder, baker’s twine, button, adhesive pearls.

Scor-Pal and Heartfelt Creations!

This week the Scor-Pal team joined the Heartfelt Creations DT to share projects combining their awesome products.  For today I created an Easel Card with some UTEE flowers and a lovely HC die with matching stamps.

Here’s a pic of the card when “opened”, with the “shutters” open as well…

And here it is closed, flat.

I used my Scor-Pal to make the Easel Card base.  Directions can be found here.  The background is a brick embossing folder.

I also used the Stay Put Craft Mat to make my UTEE flowers.  This mat is a great work surface for your inks and paints but it is also heat resistant which makes it awesome for working with hot UTEE.. or ultra thick embossing enamel (a large particle embossing powder).

First I melted some UTEE in my melting pot.  I didn’t add much UTEE here because I was only dipping a few flowers.  The flowers started out as a lighter lavender color but after dipping, they will turn a darker purple.  Keep this in mind as you plan the colors for your project.  The hot UTEE will turn an amber color which is normal.

These flowers have a wire to hold onto but I used a tweezers for other flowers I dipped.  Do not touch the hot flowers!  You can drag them on the mat to remove excess UTEE.  When the excess cools, just pick it up off the mat (it doesn’t stick!) and place it back into the pot to re-melt.  If you aren’t happy with a dipped flower, just stick it back in and dip it again.

Place the flowers onto the craft mat after dipping.  The mat has a non-slip back side which keeps it in place while you are working.   This is a nice feature when working with inks and hot UTEE.

Since the purple flowers have a rounded backside, I attached them to my card with a hot glue gun.

The sentiment was stamped over the same image that was used on the shutters, then punched out and popped on dimensionals.

Be sure to check out all the projects this week on the Scor-Pal and Heartfelt Creations blogs!

stamps- Heartfelt Creations Grand Portal Precut set and Mystic Hideaway Precut set, sentiment is a Michael’s $1 stamp by Hampton Art; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Concord Crush, Bazzill Vintage Marketplace; ink- Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Concord Crush, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Stay Put Craft Mat, Heartfelt Creations Decorative Chateau Gate dies, Copics, Melting Pot, UTEE, Prima flowers, Sizzix Bricked embossing folder, SU! Decorative Label punch, dimensionals.

 

 

it’s a girl thing

Welcome to Day 1 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy June Release Features!
Today we are sharing samples of a set called It’s A Girl Thing.  My local stampin’ friends and I get together once a month for dinner to celebrate our birthdays so this month I made some girl’s night out cards.
These images are really fun to paper piece.  I also added dots of Liquid pearls.
Did I mention that there are matching dies?  😉  What a fun set!
This adorable set with matching dies is perfect for those frilly, girly girl cards we all love.  Create fun spa or dress-up birthday party invitations, girls night out invitations or just cheer up your friends by letting them know how beautiful they are inside and out.  There are so many fun possibilities with this versatile set and dies.
    • Stamp set includes 8 images and 7 sentiments
    • Set measures approximately 4″ x 4″
    • The dress image measures approximately 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Stamp set is $11
    • Die set is $9.75
    • OR get them both for just $20 in the It’s a Girl Thing Bundle
Check out the other samples made by our DT in the thumbnails on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.
Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we’re giving away this fabulous bundle to one lucky commenter!
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, June 21st. The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, June 24th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!
stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- It’s A girl Thing; paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Girly Girl dies, Labels 18 Nestabilities, Liquid Pearls, adhesive pearls, Sizzix Three Dots embossing folder, ribbon, dimensionals.

some Sweet ‘n Sassy news!

Hello!  I am thrilled to share some news today!  It was such an honor and sweet surprise to be asked to Guest Design for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps for February!  What fun!  Thanks, Janette, for inviting me!

On Tuesday I will have my first project to share with the February release stamps…both here and on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  In the meantime, here’s a little valentine treat using SNSS’s Owl Be There set.

Is this owl cuuute or what???  ♥   I knew right away it would be super fun to paper piece.  :)

The little treat pocket was made with the retired SU! Petal Card die.  And the scalloped piece behind the top is from the SU! Petal Cone die.  (I made a treat cone at a friend’s house and threw the extra scalloped piece in my bag…it fit perfectly here.  Thanks, Shannon!)  When three of the flaps on the diecut are folded in, it makes a super cute pocket that perfectly holds a Ghirardelli square.

Have a great weekend!  I gotta ask…what happened to January?  FLEW right by!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Owl Be There; paper- white, Cosmo Cricket- Tea For Two; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sizzix Petal Card die & Petal Cone die, Martha Stewart Valentine lace punch, ribbon, Ghirardelli chocolate.