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)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Special Blend

Welcome Blogland friends!  I'm so glad you happened to stop by today, because not only will you see the new sketch from The Sweet Stop, but you will be able to join a mini blog hop featuring the first of the new stamp sets released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the month of March!

The stamp set being featured today was design by the newest illustrator for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, 
Diane Zechman!  WOOHOO!!
The featured set is...


Creative Nugget:  The layout for this first sample happens to be the new sketch at The Sweet Stop.   The different layers of Graphics 45 designer papers were stitched to Kraft card stock. The top layer was cut with an edger die and lined with Cameo Coral card stock.  The sentiment from the Special Blend clear stamp set was stamped on the Vintage Cream card stock and embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate.  The teacup from the same set was colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and popped up.  An organdy bow was topped with a button, a twine bow, and a pearl to finish the card.

Check out the other Sugar Babies for more wonderful samples using this week's sketch!

Sugar Babies


Here's the scoop on our featured stamp set:


This fantastic set is for all you coffee and tea lovers out there!
(Personally, I'm a tea drinker!  LOL!)

  • Set includes 5 images and 17 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • Stacked cups image measures approximately 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Illustrated by Diane Zechman
  • Set is priced at $26

Here's another sample with this fabulous new set:


Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.


Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this adorable stamp set to one lucky commenter!


The dead line to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, March 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage on Thursday, March 14th.

I hope you'll have a chance to join us at The Sweet Stop this week, and if you get a chance, play along with the challenges over at our Member Forum at Splitcoastampers...we're giving away a PRIZE to one lucky participant...a $25 Credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!!  You have until Wednesday, March 13th to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have fun hopping!

Hugs, 
Cathymac

44 comments:

Faye said...

Cathy your work is so beautiful, I always end of staying here for longer. The papers are perfect with the image and sentiment on the first. Fabulous work. The card in the post under this one is breathtaking. X

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

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Zella said...

Cathy, the first card is absolutely stunning! And the second card I love how you colored the image....both cards are so pretty!

Sandra said...

lovely cards - love your color choices and the stitching.
Sandra ltb

Marie said...

It is amazing to see all the different interpretations of this stamp set. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I hope someday to be able to put together cards like you do.

Sabrina said...

What lovely cards!

jcobb said...

The cards are just beautiful. I love the stamps!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous layers and stitching!

Kris B said...

Both your cards are gorgeous! Love the popped up cup and ribbon/bow accent on the first! Love the added pearls to the second little tea cup! TFS God bless!!

Becky said...

OH My, both of these are gorgeous! Gorgeous design paper on that first one, and beautiful coloring on that second, also love the zigzags.

Kim said...

Stunning, Cathy! I love the vintage look of your first card (those papers are perfect!) and the bright colors of the second is a wonderful pairing with the bird on the cup.

Cynthia said...

Both designs are lovely, Cathy! This set is adorable and going onto my Wish List.

Natalie said...

Beautifully done, love the theme and your cards gorgeous.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Cathy. The coloring is fabulous on both images. I love the pretty rose paper on the first one and the sheer ribbon. The "oh, so popular" chavrons look great on the second. :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Cathy. The coloring is fabulous on both images. I love the pretty rose paper on the first one and the sheer ribbon. The "oh, so popular" chavrons look great on the second. :)

Marilize said...

Stunning, stunning card. Wowzers :) I am a tea drinker myself and really love this set.

Jean Bullock said...

WOW! .......WOW! I am really impressed. Gorgeous! Both of them!

Judy P said...

Love the cameo coral and the chevrons on the second one. Very pretty.

Indy said...

Cathy, This is a beautiful card! Love the Victorian look!
{hugs}
Indy

Christina Betts said...

OMGoodness, both cards are so cute!! Love the stamp set. Tea and coffee lovers alike would be happy to have this set in their collection!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful but I simply love your first card! It reminds me of a "tea party" and that sentiment is perfect!

momandmec said...

Cathy, Both of your cards are outstanding. like the layout and the combo of designer paper and images. the more cards I see with this set the more I am loving it!

Bonnie Worley said...

Both cards a beautiful. Amazing talent here!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cathy, I adore both cards! ♥ Thanks for showcasing it so beautifully!

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards. I like the layout on the first and the chevrons and twine on the second.

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty coloring on both, the first matches the paper so well, and love the sentiment on it!!

Holly M said...

Cathy your card is phenomenal! I love how you've colored the tea cup to match your pretty papers. The bow treatment is beautiful too! I also want to say I love your theme verse, Micah 6:8. It was the focus of a ladies bible study I was at today!

sparkling stamper said...

Wow, your card is very eye-catching! The dp is perfect!

Jennifer said...

These are both beautiful and I love the cup and sentiment with your first and the great chevron with the second!

Cards By Jan said...

Cathy...I love the cards...especially your last one...with the beautiful DSP!! It would be fun to join your challenge!!
Hugs

Shea said...

Oh my, Cathy, this is GORGEOUS! I'm not doing the blog hop, just wanted to stop by and say how much I absolutely LOVE this card. The edge die cuts really add so much to the overall romantic feel of this card, and your choice is papers is out of this world. And I LOVE the multi-layered bow treatment. Simply stunning, that's what this card is. Thanks so much for sharing!

Just Me said...

Very pretty cards, I like them both.

Pati said...

Wow, beautiful cards! On the first card, I Love how you colored the cup to match the paper, very pretty paper selection & use of the layout! On your second card, lovely chevron stamp & colors used, I forget about that stamp. Cool background for the cup, very cute, cheery card. Definitly 'perked' me up!

the primitive country bug said...

Your cards are so elegant and pretty. Love them both!

ajax said...

What can I say? The first card is out of this world with beauty. I have a friend who does that also. The 2nd card with the chevron design and the tea cup bird is precious. I am a simple person. Thanks for both ideas.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

really beautiful card!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the stitching detail and color combos!

Sherry said...

very pretty! love them both!

Jonia said...

Love both your samples and love this set also.

Lorie said...

Your cards are gorgeous and color is just beautiful!

Joan V said...

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful. I am new to your blog and just love what I see. Thanks for your inspiration. This looks like a wonderful set to put on the "LIST" .
Thanks for sharing.

synthis said...

Both are very classie cards. Nice job

Jo4Him said...

Super cute cards; love all the details. Thanks for sharing

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are fabulous and totally different style! Fantastic samples!