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Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February New Release Blog Hop!  This month's release is so exciting  - it was even released a week early as a surprise! Get your warm beverage and a tasty snack, and get ready for some amazing inspiration from the Design Divas!
If you've just come from the amazing Holly McMillen, you're on the right track...otherwise you might want to go back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog to start at the beginning.  You won't want to miss a single project from this fabulous release!
For my first sample, I used the new "Morning Glory" clear stamp set which includes one image and six wonderful sentiments perfect for letting someone know you are praying for them.

Creative Nugget:  The morning glories were colored with copic markers and cut with a Labels Six Die.  While still in the die, a little Broken China Distress Ink was added around the outside edge.  This was all layered on some of my favorite Bo Bunny DP and a fence die cut.  The Fanciful Flourish die cut was woven through the fence posts.  Several of the flowers were stamped and colored a second time so they could be popped up for depth.  A sentiment, pearls, and a rhinestone were added to finish the card.

My second sample features everyone's favorite mouse, Cocoa.  Korin has done it again...another adorable Cocoa clear stamp set that has Cocoa peeking out of an Easter egg!  The "Egg-cited Cocoa" clear stamp set also includes five sentiments perfect for Easter and throughout the year.

Creative Nugget:  For this sample I used this week's sketch at The Sweet Stop.  The colors were pulled from the My Mind's Eye DP.  Cocoa is always so much fun to color with copics.  The eyelet border die was cut twice and layered so the Baker's twine could be weaved through. The sentiment was stamped before embossing the Select White card stock with the Swiss dots EF.  All the elements were layered following the sketch design.

I hope my projects have inspired you to add these two new, wonderful sets to your wish list!  Now head on over to the ever-so talented, Amber Hillman for some more release time eye candy!

Be sure to make plans to join us for our new release party tonight; the fun takes place over in our member company forums on Splitcoaststampers.  We'll have great fellowship with crafty friends, challenges, and a prize drawing!  The excitement starts at 8:00 PM EST.
Now, take a look at what the other Design Divas have created to show off this amazing batch of February stamps:
Don't forget, the entire February release is available in the store right now; you can order the stamps individually or at a discounted bundle price! Head over to get yours today!

Thanks so much for stopping by...come again on Saturday for another fabulous Sweet Stop Sketch!


Morning Glory Card Recipe
Stamps: Morning Gory (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Modern Label Punch (SU!), Labels Six (Spellbinders), Fence Die (PTI), Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn), Kaiser Pearls and Rhinestone, Clear Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Copic Markers YG17, YG21, YG23, 
YG25, BG49, BG53, BG70, V000, V05, V06, V09, W9, W7, W5 

Cocoa Card Recipe
Stamps: Egg-cited Cocoa (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Smokey Shadow, Spring Moss, Vintage Cream (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Ooh La La DP (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Square Nestie Spellbinders), Lacey Eyelet Border Die, Baker's Twine (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Kaiser Pearl, White Poster-Paint Pen (Sharpie), Copic Markers W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, R00, R20, R81, R83, R85, E40, E41, E42, BG49, BG53, BG70, YG25


Taylor said...

The colors you used on your Morning Glory card are so fantastic! And I love the twine through the border on the Cocoa card - so fun!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Love your cards!

Kim said...

So pretty Cathy! I love the colors you used (ahh, reminds me of spring) and the vines on the floral card are a great extra touch!

merrymstamper said...

You did it again Cathy!!! Gorgeous lineup of cards! wow!

Unknown said...

Wow! Love them both! Especially love the leaves wrapped around the fence and panels of the first one...wonderful dimension!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy! What a fun color combo on both cards! Love the different layers on your first card, and all the pretty twine on your Cocoa card.

Giovana said...

Beautiful coloring!! and great cards!

Unknown said...

They are so beautiful Cathy!! Your coloring is amazing!

synthis said...

The Easter Cocoa Egg is so adorable. I love the color scheme you used and it makes me want to go out and buy paper to make my own Easter Cards!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Both of these are fantastic! Love those morning glories.