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, February 6, 2015

Welcome to SNSS February 2015 Release

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February 2015 Release Day Blog Hop! It sure is cold outside, but our February release is sure to warm your heart so grab your favorite hot beverage and get ready to be inspired by the projects created for you by the talented Design Divas! 

You can find out all the details about each of the new stamp sets and dies on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog, but here are several samples to inspire you using some of the new products:

Creative Nugget:  Can you believe that Winter with Winnie was designed by a high school student?  That's right, Wynne Gettelfinger designed Winnie, the adorable character who is so much fun to color up with Copic Markers.  Some snowy patterned paper, a few Small Snowflakes, and one of the new Speech Bubble Dies is all it takes to create a cold winter scene with a choice of some very fun sentiments!  The design for this card was taken from this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.

 SNSS products that were used to make this Winter with Winnie card:

Next up is a card made with one of the new critters designed by Diane Zechman in the Get Well Critters stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  This little chick with a wounded wing from the Get Well Critters stamp set is adorable and sure to perk up the hurting recipient with a smile.  Being able to cut out the image with the matching Get Well Critters Die makes creating a quick get well card a snap.  Just add some patterned paper, some embossing, a few sequins, and a fun sentiment!

SNSS supplies used to make this Get Well Critters card:

My last sample was made with the new remaining products being added to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store, Keep in Touch, Too, Banner Dies, and the Praise the Lord Bluebird Die.

Creative Nugget:  With the freezing weather outside, this card makes me feel like Spring is right around the corner.  The sentiments are all from Gloria Stengel's Keep in Touch, Too set and fit perfectly in some of the new Banner Dies.  Two of the banners were tucked behind the patterned paper strip and the third was popped up on top.  The bluebird is from the favorite Praise the Lord stamp set and was colored with Copic Markers and cut with the new Praise the Lord Bluebird Die.  A bow and some pearls finish the card.

These SNSS materials were used to make this card:

Release Giveaway!
What would a release be without a giveaway, right?  Well, here are the details of this month's release prize. One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code for  the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, February 12th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, February 13th!

Last but not least...
We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!
Since the cold winter month of February often brings with it a case of the sniffles, create a warm get well card and join our...
"Warm Get Well Wishes Challenge"   

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, February 12th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSFEB2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, February 13th to see if you've won!

 Now it's time to see what the DT has created with these fabulous products! The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool below


@JoyceCasaldi said...

I love how warm Winnie looks with those color combinations of the first card. And I'm totally sold on Praise God! Just beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Cathy. Fantastic coloring on all the images... love the perfect designer papers you picked. The stitching and paper-piercing looks perfect.

stampingbowd said...

Three fabulous creations! On the first card I love the layered look of the sentiment and snowflakes. Gorgeous coloring on Winnie! The second is just plain adorable and I love the "farm like" touches with the woodgrain and twine! Your third is a beautiful work of art. So soothing! Love the way you layered the banners. (I will be borrowing this idea).

Jenny said...

Such beautiful designs...I can't pick a favorite! Really like the shadows you created on your first card and your coloring is amazing!

snazzyjj said...

Great cards, love your detail with the stitching and embossing.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like your coloring, choice of papers and embossed backgrounds.

Katia said...

all your cards are pretty, but the last is amazing!

cghundley said...

Great cards, I love
the critter card!
Carla from Utah

Birgit said...

Love all your cards! Your coloring skills are amazing and all your cards rock in awesomeness!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Three beautiful cards! All are lovely but my favourite is the final one with the bluebird! Wow, that's gorgeous! I love these new stamps!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layout ♥

Janeen said...

Great layout on the first card and I really
Ike that chicken

Judy Rozema said...

Your coloring is just fantastic, Cathy! Love ALL your cards and the layouts are wonderful! Thanks for all you do for the SNSS Divas!

Iris said...

Great cards - love the chicken and the bluebird.
isoscia at aol dot com

Irish Cherokee said...

Three wonderful and beautiful creations. Must say I love the first one though. That image is my DW to the tee. The only difference, she dosn't have enough gear on. You can still tell there is a human being in there. LOL. - Jim

Heather said...

Wow, these are all beautiful!! But I LOVE that first card: the papers, the layout, the snowflakes, and your gorgeous coloring!!

Indy's Designs said...

Three beautiful cards! Great coloring and fun release!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So very lovely. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!