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)

Friday, June 28, 2013

SNSS Summer Die-Version Blog Hop

Now that summer is finally here, how about a little diversion...that is...a Die-Version!  Welcome to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Summer Die-Version Blog Hop! We are so thrilled to bring you 3 fabulous new die sets today plus oodles of eye candy for your creative taste buds.  :)

Before we get to sharing the pretties, check out these wonderful new dies!

Small Leaves Dies  $6.25
Shape Dies  $19.75

Wave Dies  $8.50

How fun are they?!  Wait till you see what the Design Team has done with these dies!

Here's what I created using the new
Small Leaves die set:

Creative Nugget:  This card uses the sketch from the Sketch Challenge on SCS this week.  The background  was made with several layers of Dylusions ink sprays.  The little diamond pattern was sponged through a stencil with Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs Distress inks.  The Queen Anne's Lace from the Nature Silhouettes 2 stamp set was double stamped with Early Espresso Ink to create a shadow and dotted with a white gel pen.  The little leaves were die cut from a variety of left over scraps from my mixed media experiments.  Some of the leaves were embedded using the Canvas Impression Plate and other were popped up for dimension.  The banner was hand cut from Bo Bunny DP and layered onto Early Espresso card stock.  The sentiment from the Prayerful Thoughts stamp set was stamped on the hexagon from the Shapes Dies set.  A ltttle twine bow finishes off the card.

This next fun card was made with the Shapes Dies!

Creative Nugget:  The hexagon shapes were again cut from scraps of DP and mixed media paper and layered onto True Black hexagons...what a good way to use up those scraps!  The sentiment and bees from the Bee Happy Rhubarb stamp set were stamped between the hexagon shapes and embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate.  Gingham ribbon was tied in a bow around the card front which was matted in True Black and mounted to a Golden Harvest card base.  Rhubarb was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped onto the card.  Stickles glitter was added to the wings to finish the card!

To see my card made with the Wave Dies set you will have to stop back tomorrow for The Sweet Stop challenge where we will have another wonderful sketch to spark your creativity!

Be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win one of our new die sets!  We will be awarding 3 winners one of the new die sets!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Hopping!!

Hugs,
Cathymac


48 comments:

Tamara D said...

Your "Prayer Changes Things" card is simply beautiful!! Of course, Rhubarb is as cute as can be, too!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love the shapes die set! Great cards and love the bear bee!

Doris said...

What cute cards!

Moosisk said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Both cards are wonderfully creative, Cathy! Love the sprayed background and use of MM scraps! I haven't finished anything with my sprays yet...hopefully soon!

Kathy said...

Love your cards but the hexagons and the bee are definitely my favorites. The dies are great!

Sue D said...

I like the mixed media techniques you use on your wonderful cards.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Cahty. Especially love the cute Rhubarb image with the hexagon shapes. I was going to use him, but didn't have a chance to color the image. Thank you for your sweet comment. Same back to you! Love the way you use the dies and images... and your coloring and layering are awesome... it's a joy visiting your blog and seeing your creations. :)

starqueen said...

Hi Cathymac,
Love both of your cards...sweet and bee-utiful Rhubarb and your simply elegant Little Leaves card. Thanks for sharing!

Bridget said...

Both these cards have amazing bg's, I just had to study the first one to see how you achieved it - so beautiful! The hexagons go perfectly with this little Rhubarb, highlighting a honeycomb effect!

Jean Bullock said...

Darling cards. Love the falling leaves and the sentiment on the first card. Love how you colored and popped the bee on the second. The hexagons look great.

Maria said...

love the cards very pretty

Nana Rogers said...

Oh how sweet is your Bee-utiful card. Love him to bits!

Natasha G.P. said...

I love the honeycomb shapes on your card. It is just perfect with the bear.

sharon g said...

Your bear card is really cute. What a sweetie pie.

Ceal said...

great cards! I love them both but that Rhubarb is the cutest :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice cards today...love the elegance of the first and the sweetness of the 2nd.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable cards. TFS

Pam said...

Great cards! Love the bear bee.

Giovana Smith said...

Super cute cards Cathy!! Both are fantastic!

Anita said...

Wow! Amazing cards! The details are amazing!

Cards By Betty said...

Love the sentiment that Prayer changes everything can sure use that on many card I send to christian friends. Love your background on that card also

MiamiKel said...

Oh your cards are inktastic! So delightful and charming! tFS ;)

Michele I said...

the cards are great, thanks for sharing

Katie said...

Your cards are amazing! I love that silhouette stamp and the leaves, oh my. Also love that cute bear with the hexagons. Great job!

I met you and Korin last weekend at Angela's and since you mentioned that you had a challenge blog I entered a card using the stamp set I bought, I am number 29 at the sweet spot or you can go here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/53388866@N02/9161436115/in/photostream I thought you would like to read what I wrote and see my card.

Off to finish the hop. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful cards Cathy! love your Rhubarb card with the shadow on the "honeycomb"

Heidi said...

Stunning! I love the autumnal colors of your first card, and your coloring is fantastic on the second!

guilinger2 said...

Both cards are awesome. And I love The little bee bear!

Kris B said...

Both cards are wonderful! I really love the leaf card, great colors and techniques! TFS

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the fun techniques on your first card! The leaves add such a fun element! Your bee card is just too cute! Love the hexagons!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Love both your cards so much!

ajax said...

I love this die blog hop. Your falling leaves card is so pretty. I am so ready for fall. Your Bee card is really pretty also. Thanks

Riette said...

Those shapes are so cool! Lot's of applications.

~ Connie said...

Both of your cards are so cool ... especially love the little Bee. The octagons are a perfect suggestion of a beehive!

McStamper said...

I love your cards. The octagon shape is really versatile.

Sylvia said...

Very cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tami B. said...

Both cards are wonderful, especially the little bear card. Great job.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are fabulous and the little bear bear is so gosh darn cute!!

Janis said...

Love your Prayer Changes Things card! The colors are so beautiful and I love the shadow effect you achieved by double-stamping the QAL. Also love the falling leaf effect. Gorgeous project!

Gail said...

HI Cathy - both of your cards are lovely - I really love that bee card! I think the shape dies are my favorite - thanks for the hop!

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Lynne said...

Great hexagon card. My fav new die this time is the waves. Great for all those summer cards.

the primitive country bug said...

Great new die sets! They're all so versatile and I love the falling leaves!

Del Marie Riley said...

Very nice cards. Love the hexis

momandmec said...

Love the shadow effect in the first card...the bear card is sooo cute!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love both cards! The background on the 1st one makes me want to get out my sprays and get inky. The bee one is so cute and love the scrap tip.

Mary Kruschke said...

Cathy, both of your cards are sensational, but Rhubarb always tugs at my heart. So creative!

StampingJudy said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one!

Indy said...

Cathy, What fun cards! Love them both!
{hugs}
Debbie