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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Time to Celebrate!

Hello to all my Blogland friends!  We do have cause to celebrate today! First...it's finally beginning to feel a little bit like Spring around here...for the first time, temperatures actually hit 60 degrees yesterday, and with clear skies, it was a glorious day!

Secondly...it's Saturday and that means its time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  We have a challenging one for you this week that I hope you will enjoy...after all, it is called a challenge for a reason, right?!  LOL!

Next...yesterday Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps released NINE new clear stamp sets and TWO matching die sets!  The Design Divas will be featuring these over the next four days in mini blog hops that you won't want to miss!

And finally...the reason for all the HOOPLA...it's my good friend and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps owner, Korin Sutherland's birthday!  She is celebrating 35 years and she's doing it up right...there are some amazing specials going on over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, so if you have a large wish list be sure to check out the specials on the SNSS Blog and over at the Store!

Now on to my Sweet Stop Sketch sample, which features the new stamp set Birthday Bash and the Birthday Bash Die Set!


Creative Nugget:  The three circle shapes in the sketch were perfect for balloons and Jennie challenged us yesterday to use primary colors, thus the idea for this card was hatched!  Solar white and True Black panels were layered, creating a frame for the balloons.  The speckled background was made with the confetti stamp in the set.  The blue balloon was die cut and the blue balloon shape and the words were stamped using two different stamps from the set.  The other two balloons were made from sparkle paper   and circle punches.  Some Glossy Accents and glitter were added to all the balloons to make them really sparkle. The bows on the balloons are dies...YEA!  Some hemp twine was added for the strings and wrapped around and behind the sentiment banners which were hand cut.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KORIN!  Hope you had a wonderful day!!!!!














This fantastic set is a must have for all your birthday needs and the matching die set just makes it even more fabulous!

  • Stamp set includes 18 images and 9 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The party hat measures approximately 1 3/8" x 2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $26
  • Die set includes 18 dies
  • Dies can be used with or without the stamp set
  • Die set is priced at $23.75
  • Get them BOTH for just $45 when you purchase the Birthday Bash Bundle...available for a limited time!
Be sure to check out all the other sketch samples by the wonderful Sugar Babies!

Sugar Babies



Here's another sample from the Birthday Bash stamp set and dies:


Check out some more fabulous samples made by the talented SNSS Design Team in the thumbnails below.

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

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, April 10th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Thursday, April 18th.

Thanks so much for stopping by...enjoy the hop and have a marvelous day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

40 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Sweet Cards Cathy!!! love the glitter paper ;)

cairn1 said...


I really like your happy colors,
makes you think of Spring... finally!

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE those balloons and cupcake Cathy!

Jane Bosi said...

Super Cute Cards!!!

Patty said...

Wow...love both your cards..first one blew me away because i didn't even see the confetti on the stamp set till you mentioned it! Love the striped paper and colors on your second card!

craftymom205 said...

Love the colorful cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Anita said...

Wow! What a cool card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty birthday cards Cathy. Love the shiny balloons and the twine on the first one and the fun paper. The capcake looks so yummy with the tiny blings. Such pretty colors. Have a wonderful weekend.

Gio Smith said...

YAY!! Love your reasons to celebrate!! Beautiful cards!

Bridget said...

Both cards are so pretty with the bright, happy, striped dp, Cathy - they're perfect birthday "party" cards!!!

Sabrina said...

Both cards are cute! I love how your cupcake has sprinkles!!

itzamitzi said...

Those cards definitely say the "happy" part of birthday. Great work! Your striped card just keeps catching my eye. I didn't think I "needed" any dies for birthday cards, but now I'm rethinking that.

Em's Thoughts said...

Great cards Cathy. I love the way you designed those balloons. Now you've made me want a cupcake..:)

Em
timandem2000@yahoo.com

Becky said...

I just love these, my fav are those balloons, the background sounds happy :)

jean w. said...

Love the embellished cupcake!

Ceal said...

super cute cards!

Debbie said...

Fun birthday cards!! That set looks awesome!!

the primitive country bug said...

Love your sweet cupcake card. The striped background colors really make it feel like a party!

Sandra said...

what a great set - fun cards!
Sandra ltb

Mary Kruschke said...

Cathy, such a clever addition of the string.

Rhonda Miller said...

Both cards are great.

Heather said...

These cards are so fun! Love your take on the Sweet Stop sketch, it really gets my wheels turning. And I really like the tails on the balloons and how they wrap around the banners.

Jennie said...

Love your balloon design and your cupcake is so cute!!!

Jean Bullock said...

These cards are so cute. I must say that the second one is my personal favorites. Love the color and design and the stamps are perfect.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun hop! Happy bday to Korin!~ Love all those primary dots!!

Sue D said...

Very festive balloon card and cute cupcake card.

Indy said...

What festive cards! I especially love the first one! The colors are so bright and cheerful!

Faye said...

Cathy, I really like both these cards. I have a soft spot for cake and that layout is gorgeous. Your balloons, which look fab, are perfect for that scary layout and I love the bright colours too. Have a great Sunday. X

Kris B said...

Fun cards! Love the boldness of this set! Great b-day set! TFS God bless!!

Kris B said...

Fun cards! Love the glossy accents effect on the balloons and the "sprinkles" on your cupcake are adorable! TFS God bless!!

Kim said...

Such fun cards, Cathy!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Sweet cards! The balloons look especially amazing!

Pati said...

Fun take on the sketch, love the glossy & glittery balloons! What fun birthday cards.

Cynthia said...

Both cards are so fun, Cathy! I like how you've created the bg of confetti for the first card.

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, I just love this stamp set. Your creation is fun and bright, can't go wrong with this card.

zehra said...

Love the glossy look and the beads on the second card, great cards

Christine Kiehl said...

Beautiful card, yum. I love the icing on the orange, pops! Thank you for sharing with us hoppers! It is beginning to look a bit like Spring you're right! It is a cause to celebrate and HOP!! Wheee..

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love your cards! The balloons are so festive and the cupcake looks good enough to eat!

Chris L.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

These are such fabulous birthday cards! I simply love how you used the glossy accents and glitter on your balloons!

Lorianna said...

This is just Stunning!
Love everything about it!
Thank You so much for sharing
your wonderful talent
with all of us!!
Hugs
Lorianna