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)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

It's hard to believe Sweet 'n Sassy Sassy Stamps is celebrating 5 fabulous years this month.  Time sure flies when you're having fun!
We have a lot planned this month in honor of our 5th birthday starting with today's special DT Favorites Blog Hop.  The best part about this hop is that all of the sets the DT is featuring are on sale---25% off today through November 7th!!!
I hope you enjoy the beautiful creations shared today featuring our favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp sets!!

Here's the list of blogs you won't want to miss:

The hardest thing about today's Blog Hop was choosing a favorite...I love them all!  From cute and whimsical to vintage and collage, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has a stamp set to suit every stamping style.  Since I am on a mission to get my Christmas cards done ahead of time this year, I chose two of my favorite Christmas sets for my first two samples.

Creative Nugget:  If you've been visiting my blog for a while, my first favorite should not come as a big surprise.  I cannot resist this adorable puppy from the Christmas Puppy clear stamp set.  The detail on this image is perfect for any coloring medium, but I especially love coloring it with my Copics.  No matter how much I try, I cannot help but make this pup golden!  LOL!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Puppy (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Early Espresso (SU!), Neenah Solar White, Turtle Dove Paper Pad (KaiserCraft)
Accessories: Splendid Circle Die, Circle Nestie (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Modern Label Punch (SU!), Gold Ribbon (PTI), Kaiser Pearls and Rhinestones, Copic Markers

My second sample Features one of the cutest snowmen ever!

Creative Nugget: See what I mean!  I just love this happy face!  This joyous fellow is from the Welcome Jesus clear stamp set.  He can be colored in a jiffy, or paper pieced as was done here with the scarf and the little heart.  Torn paper, sewing, and a few snowflake dies were added to finish this card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Welcome Jesus (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Neenah Solar White, Winter Park Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Accessories: Snowflake Dies (Spellbinders), Sizzix Embossing Folder, Sew Mini (Janome), Snowflake Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Rhinestone Sticker (Recollections), Jute, Copic Markers

I chose this last favorite stamp set before the devastating effect Hurricane Sandy had on the east coast, especially the beaches of New Jersey, New York, and Maryland.  Many people living in these areas have lost everything, and my heart goes out to them.  Please remember them and all those still without power in your prayers.

Creative Nugget: I'm so thankful that even in the midst of devastation, the Lord holds us in His hands.  Beauty By the Sea is a wonderful stamp set with six shell images, six sentiments, and two Bible verses.  Korin's Sketch Challenge from yesterday at Splitcoaststampers was the perfect inspiration needed to begin this card.  The smaller shell images were embossed in white down the Groovy Guava strip, and the larger shells were colored with Copic Markers.  Cheesecloth (thank you, Monika), Glossy Accents, and Stickles were used for added dimension to finish the card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Beauty By the Sea (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Chocolate Chip (SU!), Walnut Stain and Dried Marigold Distress Inks (Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Soft Stone (PTI), Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava (SU!), Neenah Solar White, Indie Chic "Saffron" Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Square Nestie (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Detail White Embossing Powder (SU!), Glossy Accents and Stickles (Ranger), Cheesecloth, Button Twine, Copic Markers

Are you keeping a list of all your favorites so far?  I hope you've been inspired by my cards today, but don't stop now...head on over to Giovana'a blog for some more fabulous eye candy!  Don't forget...all the sets you see along the way are on sale now through November 7th!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a blessed day!



Kim said...

Beautiful creations Cathy! I love the colors on your shell card...they're all so pretty!

Kim S said...

I love all three! I don't actually own the puppy but may have to remedy that - your card is so sweet and so warm!

Jennie said...

Fabulous cards Cathy! So many lovely details and showcases SNSS so beautifully!

Giovana said...

All of your cards are fantastic!! Love the puppy card, so sweet :)

Basslady said...

gorgeous cards...GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

synthis said...

Thanks for sharing. These are very creative.

Faye said...

Wow, Cathy, these are all different, but all equally gorgeous. xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. The holiday images are super cute. Love the shells too, all cut out. Fabulous coloring and stitching job. The cheese cloth looks awesome! :o)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful work, Cathy!! I love the all cards and details!

merrymstamper said...

Love, Love, Love!!!! all three of them. The colouring is fantastic and the stitching adds such beautiful texture. You are amazing. I know I said that before and I mean it. Hugs!!!

Anita said...

Amazing cards! I love the layouts and colors.

Bridget said...

All three cards show off the sets to perfection, Cathy, you have such a gift for putting things together beautifully!!

Mary K said...

Cathy, these three are all done so beautifully. The colors just jump off the page. Thanks!

Laurie said...

These are all great cards. Too hard to choose a favorite.

Pam D said...

All 3 are just beautiful. Awesome coloring. The Christmas puppy is adorable, TFS!

Pati said...

Wonderful cards! Love the image & browns of the puppy card. Love the fun papers, layers, textures, & esp. the paperpiecing on the snowman. Cool colors & layers, love the cheesecloth addition on the seashell card.