And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends of SNSS Blog Hop


Welcome dear SNSS Friends!  Having celebrated Thanksgiving just one week ago, I want to take a moment to thank Korin and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for giving me the opportunity to serve on this awesome Design Team!  I love working with the variety of stamping styles, Christ honoring images, and scriptural sentiments offered by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  I am doubly blessed to live not far from Korin, so have gotten to know her personally, and I can honestly say that she truly is a sweet and generous person determined to follow the leading of the Lord!

With only two days left in November, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is continuing their five year anniversary celebration with a HUGE Friends of SNSS Blog Hop!  Thirty-seven talented Sweet 'n Sassy Friends have prepared tons of eye-pleasing projects using some of your favorite stamp sets and digital images.  You might want to grab a warm beverage and some tasty snacks, get comfortable, and get ready to hop along for some wonderful eye candy and a chance to win several Prizes!  Four lucky commenters chosen from four random participants will win a $15 credit to the SNSS Store.  You will have until midnight EST on Friday, November 30th to leave your comments.  The four winners will be announced on the SNSS Blog on Saturday, December 1st at 8:00 AM EST.

Instead of a lo-o-o-ong blog list, we are using a blog hop linky tool for you to use to hop from blog to blog.  Please see the linky tool at the end of this post!  

If you enjoy silhouettes, SNSS has some gorgeous silhouette stamp sets.  One of my personal favorites is Together Silhouettes designed by Dina Kowal.


Creative Nugget:  This adorable silhouette image was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut with a rectangle Nestie, and sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink while still in the Nestie.  Smokey Shadow card stock and Basic Grey scallops were layered and stitched to the Vintage Cream card base. A fishtail banner was hand cut and stitched to the card with the main panel popped up on top.  A few rolled flowers and die cut leaves were added to finish the card.

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I used the beautiful Vintage Ornaments stamp set and some bleach for my second sample.


Creative Nugget:  The "Light of Christmas Background Stamp" and bleach was used to stamp a strip of Smokey Shadow card stock.  This produced a kind of burgundy color that is very hard to see in the photo.  This strip and a Vintage Cream panel was stitched to Scarlet Jewel card stock and mounted on a Smokey Shadow card base that had bleach applied to the edges.  The sentiment from the Vintage Ornaments stamp set was stamped using Scarlet Jewel ink.  This panel was sent through the Big Shot with the Canvas Impression Plate.  The ornaments were white embossed on Scarlet Jewel card stock, painted with bleach, and fussy cut out.  They are hanging on the card with silver cord.  Silver bows and pearls were added to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by...SNSS appreciates you so much! Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win one of the prizes before continuing on your way.  Have Fun Hopping!

Hugs,
Cathymac


28 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Totally Gorgeous Cathy!!! Love them both and especially the second card! Lovely.

Janice M said...

Oh what beautiful card Cathy!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! I love that paper and the soft sponging of the first, and that really cool bleach stamping on the second! Great cards!

synthis said...

Very Nicely Done! :D

RitaR said...

Love the beautiful dsp you chose for your silhouette card. What a lot of detail work you did on your Christmas ornament card. They are both lovely creations!

Robyn said...

What a cute couple of cards! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Huffman said...

Wonderful I love the vintage look of both cards!

Debbie said...

Both of these are beautiful! I love the silhouette and layered borders! The ornaments are so elegant!!

Maria said...

great projects

Caroline said...

Both cards are great. Love the colors on the Peace card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. The silhouette image looks so pretty. Also like the pretty papers. The ornaments are beautiful. Love the different colors on them. So creative!

naneruth said...

Nice cards.

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one with the silhouettes and the paper roses.

Tami said...


The colors are amazing!

Mary-Anne V said...

great cards...love the silhouette image and the amazing use of bleach!

Mary Kruschke said...

CathyMac, I so love your style...will try this one for sure. Beautiful!!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great cards! Love all the texture on the first card. And, the ornaments are really pretty on the second card!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Cathy! These are Both Soo Beautiful! Love the Sweet Silhouette and layers of scallops on your first one and LOVE the Super layout and the Pretty vintage ornaments on your second one. 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Jennifer said...

I adore this silhouette set! Love the design to your card to, such sweet little flowers!

Lydia Fiedler said...

Beate and I were oohing and aahing over your bleach card first thing this morning - these are just fantastic. As usual!

acpriess said...

Both cards are lovely, but my favorite is the silhouette card. Love the sponging and the sentiment.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic design for your card!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are lovely, Cathy! Dina's "Together Silhouettes" is my personal favorite as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jo4Him said...

Great cards, especially the ornament card-very creative. Thanks for sharing

Angie said...

Hello!!!! I see you over at SCS! I am "ohmypaper!" Beautiful cards!! Love the ornaments! Oh my! They are so pretty!!! Your first card is lovely with the pretty layers and great sentiment!

I am following your blog now!! :)

Tara said...

I love the old fashioned feel of this card. And you're right, the silhouette is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!