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Thursday, August 2, 2012

SNSS August Release Blog Hop



Welcome to another fabulous Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Release Blog Hop!  Now that August is here, it won't be long before the weather cools, the season changes, and fall will be here!  Our new stamps being released this month will help you get ready for autumn with falling leaves, back to school images, turkey feathers, and warm sentiments.  Grab some refreshments and get comfortable!  As you hop along, you will see incredible projects created by the Design Team Divas!  Make sure you leave a comment on each blog along the way because one lucky person will be selected from a random blog to win the two new stamp sets of their choice from the sets being released! All comments must be completed by 8:00 EST tonight.  After the hop, head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store where you will find all of the new sets available for purchase!  
Are you ready to hop?


If you came here from Jessica's Blog, you are in the right place!  If not, the hop begins at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog...you won't want to miss any autumn eye candy!




For my first sample, I used the adorable new Pumpkin Kitty Clear Stamp Set.  This little set includes one image and three sentiments.  It is also the stamp set you will receive free with a $50 purchase during the month of August!




Creative Nugget: Pumpkin Kitty was colored with copic markers, cut with a circle nestie, and mounted onto a Chocolate Chip scalloped circle.  Papers from the Forever Fall Collection Paper Pad by Bo Bunny were pieced together and sewn to Chocolate Chip panels.   The corners of the center panel were rounded.  The little picket fence was also cut from the same paper pad.  All layers were attached to a Vintage Cream card front.  The sentiment was stamped onto a banner that was punched with a photo corner punch.  Pearls were colored and added to the fence.  Glossy Accents was added to the kitty's eyes.  Isn't she CUTE?!


My second sample is from the new Autumn Collage Clear Stamp Set which includes one collage image and five sentiments.  This set coordinates perfectly with the Autumn Leaves and Flowers in Bloom clear stamp sets and the Season of Change Leaves Die Set.



Creative Nugget: The collage image was stamped on paper from the Forever Fall Collection by Bo Bunny.  Parts of the image were colored with copic markers.  The post mark image was stamped again on a scrap piece of Naturals Card Stock, punched out with a circle punch, colored and popped up on the main panel.  The butterfly was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with white detail powder.  It was fussy cut, colored on the back, and attached over the butterfly on the main panel.  The Kraft panel and the leaf die cuts were rolled through a corrugator.  An EK Success Border Punch was used to make a matching scalloped border.  Some mesh, jute, and colored pearls were added to complete the card.  Everything was added to a Naturals card base.

Here is the blog list in case you get lost, but before heading over to the amazing Mary Faus, be sure to read all about the special activities we have planned for you over at Splitcoaststampers!

Cathy McCauley <--- You are here!



Please join us for our second Virtual Stamp Day Celebration over at Splitcoaststampers!  Beginning at 10:00 EST, the Design Divas will be available throughout the day on the SNSS Release Party Forum to share challenges with you.  You'll have until Monday, August the 6th at 3:00 PM EST to play along in any of the challenges. Three challenge participants will be randomly selected from all of the projects submitted to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store!


Here's the Virtual Stamp Day Celebration Schedule:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you be able to join us for some fun challenges over at SCS!


Hugs,
Cathymac


32 comments:

Kim said...

Cathy - Your cards never disappoint! I love the stiching on your first card and the spotlight stamping on the second...Delightful!

EstherT said...

Your colouring skills are wonderful! The cards turned out beautifully - so rich and vivid! Thanks!

Jennie said...

Lovely designs Cathy! Your Pumpkin Kitty is so cute and GREAT sketch design...love the stitching. And love the spotlighting on the Autumn Leaves design.

Marie said...

Great color combos on these cards, love the LO and the beautiful coloring.

Ceal said...

beautiful cards! love the Autumn collage

Jingle said...

Your cards are beautiful!!!!

Indy said...

What gorgeous cards with those rich fall colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Fantastic coloring and stitching on the first, and I love all the crimping on the second!

Emily Davis said...

Gorgeous Cards!
Em

Angie said...

Fabulous card!!! I love Pumpkin Kitty!!!! Beautiful coloring!!!!

Basslady said...

fantastic inspirations with a GREAT style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Kathy said...

Love, love the Collage stamp and the leaf dies are just perfect with this stamp!

Cynthia said...

Sweet Autumn cards, Cathy. I realy like your textured leaves in the second card.

Lyn said...

Just WOW! So much detail and such beautiful results. Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Both cards are lovely Cathy, but I ESPECIALLY LOVE that cute kitty - I love how superbly you colored it and the deep rich autumn tones.
~Meredith

Ginger said...

Beautiful creations! I am not ready for fall, but it is inevitable. Great inspiration to start making fall card! Great blog hop too!

Helen Dooley said...

Love these cards! I like the colors and layout. Really great cards.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome cards!

Catherine Kraft said...

I love the detail you have added to both of your beautiful cards. The stitching, shading with the copics, etc....on the kitty is so well done. The combination on the collage card is so gorgeous- butterfly, leaves and the extra post mark just really added a beautiful eye-catching card. Great job!!

Peggysuez said...

Very pretty! I like the collage in the autumn tones.

Kathleen said...

Rich colors in your cards are beautiful

Kelly said...

beautiful! I love the stitching detail. I think that Autumn Collage is still my favorite newbie.
Creative Blessings!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. Such pretty fall colors on both. Love the stitching and the fence on the kitty card... your collage card is just perfect with the textured leaves and background!

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Cathy! These are So Fabulous! Wow! Lov yrou Awesome coloring on that Sweet Pumpkin Kitty! His eyes are amazing! Wow and the collage stamp with the die cut leaf accents is Gorgeous! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

jordanbev5 said...

Love your rich color choices and beautiful stamp designs! Love your coloring of that adorable little cat! Great job!

Sharon Roselli said...

love both cards but the second one is outstanding! love the pop of colored images added. so much talent you have.

Debbie said...

These are beautiful!! I love the rich colors and wonderful images!!

Mary Kruschke said...

Cathy, love your pieced detail and your fall colors. Collages are always my favorites and such great details on yours!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous fall creations! You are making me ready for cooler weather. ;)

Pam D said...

Both great fall cards! Nice coloring on the pumpkin kitty, my fav, TFS!

itzamitzi said...

Your card are soooooo beautiful! I can't pick a favorite. I love the colors and sewing on the kitty card, and the kitty is adorable. But I also like the more elegant look of the collage card... the dimension, texture and hint of blue add so much.

Pati said...

Very cute kitty, love the eyes :) Cool layout of papers! Love the fall colors & your use of the corrugator, nice effect! I forget I have one.