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, September 11, 2015

SNSS September 2015 Release and Blog Hop

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps September 2015 Release and Blog Hop!  We are super excited to be releasing five brand new stamp sets this month and adding four new products from the September Sweet Perks Club to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  

Time to check out our gorgeous release for September 2015…

My first sample uses the adorable Season's Greetings stamp set!

Creative Nugget:  The Echo Park papers and snow drifts cut with the Hillside Edges Dies were matted and stitched together using the design from the Sketch Saturday sketch from this week.  The images from Season's Greetings were colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped onto the scene.  The cardinal is sitting on a Fence die cut from the DP.  A sentiment from the set was stamped on a matted oval Nestie and a little embossing and chunky glitter were added to give the card a more wintery look.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas with a few cardinals sitting in a snow laden evergreen…or feeding at a birdhouse filled with sunflower seeds.  The brilliant red of the cardinal against the pristine white of snow makes a pretty picture, and so will the images from this adorable stamp set.

  • Stamp set includes 6 images and 4 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The large birdhouse image measures approximately 3 1/4" x 1 5/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland

My second sample shows how Bible Journaling stamp sets can also be used to create cards making them doubly versatile!

Creative Nugget:  The background was made by spritzing Dylusions Ink Sprays on a piece of Mixed Media paper that had been sprayed with water.  After dry, water was spritzed through stencils to remove some of the ink creating patterns on the background.  Gesso was also scraped through a stencil adding more white to the background, and finally white acrylic paint was splattered over the panel.  Words from the Words of Life: Collection 1 and Words of Life: Common Words 1 were placed on one large acrylic block and stamped at once to achieve the desired spacing and design.  The globe from the Bookmark Bits & Pieces stamp set was then stamped over the sentiment.  The globe was painted with Dylusions ink and Wink of Stella glitter pens. A few tiny rhinestones were added for some sparkle.

This card will also be submitted for the 200th Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge Celebration.

Words of Life: Collection 1
The words in this versatile stamp set can be combined to create many different Bible verses that can be used in your Journaling Bibles.  Many of the SNS stamp sets you already have can be used to illustrate the verse.

It's hard to make a sentence without using some common words, so this set can be used to complement the Words of Life: Collection 1 set as well as future Bible journaling stamp sets released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
  • Stamp set includes 51 common words
  • Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
To view the entire release head on over to the 
To see more gorgeous samples made by the Design Divas using the new stamp sets from the September Release, click on the links below for our blog hop!  Don't forget to leave a little love on each blog as you hop along.

Then head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store to pick up your favorite stamp sets from the release!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy stamping…until next time!



merrymstamper said...

I love your cards Cathy! The birdhouse laden with snow is almost making me ready for snow. I love the background of your Words of Life card. Beautiful!

Bunny said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the Bible journaling with the beautiful background.

muscrat said...

Youve used my favorites from the new release!

Julie Gearinger said...

Cathy, your birdhouse scene is so cute and love all of the extra details from the sewing, the fun designer paper and the scene itself- just fabulous!! I also love your card using the new Word of Life sets- the stamps are so versatile and your card is just one example of what a truly creative mind can design with both of these sets!! I am so thrilled to be Guest Designing with you- hugs and have a blessed week, my friend!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Fabulous cards - both are lovely!

Debra Miller said...

Love your take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Deb DT

Nana Griffin said...

These are lovely.

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful cards but the one with the birds - WOW! What a wonderful and serene winter scene!

Pat said...

Nice cards - I especially like the Cardinal (and I don't like snow!).

stampingbowd said...

Cathy, every card you create is exquisite! I think you are quite amazing!!! I love your coloring on the cardinal and your fussy cutting is outstanding! I love how you put the words together on your second card! Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and inspiration!

Jenny said...

Cathy, you wow me on every creation your make!! I can almost feel the snowy scene on your first card!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful winter Card (first one)you've created. I'm dreaming of the a white Christmas.. la la la la la la la la :-)

Hugs Doris

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous, Cathy! Those bird houses are adorable and you really kicked it up a notch the way you used the sketch! Amazing work, my friend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cathy as usual. That scene is amazing on the first one. (Pst! You gave me the idea to use the hillside edges dies on my card. I loved your layers so much!). The marbled background is so pretty on the second card. Great message!

Sandy said...

Love your interpretation of the Sketch Saturday sketch.

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards! That first on is gorgeous! Love your snow "hills" and the beautiful papers you used.

Jane Bosi said...

Out of the park, as usual!!