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Friday, March 13, 2015

SNSS March 2015 Release Blog Hop & Challenge

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March 2015 Release Day Blog Hop & Challenge! The days are getting longer, the weather is changing, and Spring is on the way!  Who doesn't love watching for the first signs of Spring after a cold and snowy winter?  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will help set the stage for Spring with three new Mini Flower Block stamp sets... AND for you animal lovers out there…two new stamp sets featuring our favorite canines and felines!  So get prepared to be inspired by the projects created for you by the talented Design Divas! 

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 to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  You have until Thursday, March 19th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, March 20th!

Here are several samples made with some of the new products being released this month:

Creative nugget:  The new Mini Flower Blocks stamp sets feature twelve beautiful flowers and three of the springtime flowers from the Mini Flower Blocks 1 and Mini Flower Blocks 3 stamp sets were chosen for my card.  Each flower was colored with Copic Markers, cut with a Spellbinders Square Nestie, and matted with Smokey Shadow card stock.   A few Grunge Elements were stamped on the background which was then embossed with chevron stripes for a little texture.  The sentiment is from the Winter with Winnie stamp set and was stamped and cut with one of the Banner Dies.  The Arrow Dies were used to make arrows which were added along with some yellow seam binding to finish the card.

If you know me at all, you know that I just love the new Puppy Love Stamp set.  You probably thought I would use the Golden, but this plaid DP just screamed Scotty!

Creative Nugget:  Lots of layers stitched together to make the background.  The Scotty was stamped twice…one was fussy cut and popped up for dimension.  One of the little hearts in the set was used to make a collar.  The little scalloped border was made with the Bookmarks & More Die Set.  Truer words were never spoken!!  LOL!

Finally, one more card made with the popular Treasured stamp set that now has a new matching Treasured Die!

Creative Nugget:  Distress inks were used to watercolor a background and texture was added with modeling paste through a stencil.  The butterfly image was colored with Copic Markers.  A sentiment from the Treasured stamp set was stamped on a Banner die cut, and the other sentiment from Everyday Miracles was stitched to the vertical panel and the corners rounded.  A few pearl flourishes and a bit of Baker's Twine finish the card.

Here are the new stamp sets that were used to make these samples:

Now onto our release day challenge!
"Loving Pets"  
(Include a pet on your card or project) 

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, March 19th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSMARCH2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  To see more fabulous samples made by the sweet Design Divas using the new products from this release, click on the links below.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the PRIZE!



jcobb said...

Beautiful cards! And I have to have all of these fantastic stamps for Operation Write Home cards!

stampingbowd said...

Cathy your cards are stunning! I love seeing three beautiful spring flower blocks on one card! Your puppy is the sweetest ever!!!! How clever to add a little heart on his collar!! Gorgeous design on your treasured card. Love the sparkle of the flower center.

Linda Hasz said...

I am definitely a dog lover at heart, especially after having three Cairn terriers, all of whom have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I am very partial to your "Scotty" card because it looks SO much like a Cairn to me! Beautiful job!!!

Jane Bosi said...

Lovely! Each and everyone! Those flowers look freshly picked! Amazing coloring!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love your cards, they are fabulous. Your card with the dog and the stitching is my favorite. Your coloring is so pretty on the flowers
is beautiful.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! That spring flower card is so wonderful! Your coloring does it extreme justice! The puppy card and your sweet feminine butterfly cards are great too, but that spring flower one! Swoon!

Sue D said...

I like the stitching on the dog card and the beautiful colors on the floral cards.

kellyjean said...

I can't remember if I commented here but I know I commented on your "Winnie." Gorgeous cards! Thx again for showing off our Wynne's "Winnie" so well!
xo the "real" Wynne's mum, KellyJean

kReN said...

Oh my! Your cards are so lovely and those flower blocks are stunning. TFS!


Nana Griffin said...

I love all of these cards. I think I need the dog set. You did such a wonderful job on all of them.

Heather said...

These cards are all fabulous!! The flower card is beautiful; love how you used three of the images. The dog card is so cute; love the papers. The whole feel is very "scotty dog" : ). And that third card is so gorgeous!! Love every bit of it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cathy. Love the fantastic coloring on the mini block flowers. The sweet puppy cards is so cute. Love the paw prints an popping the image up. The flower is so beautiful. Love the soft colors and the textured background.

Jenny said...

All of your cards are little treasures Cathy! Really like the dog embellied with a collar!

Mary Holshouser said...

Each card is prettier than the preceding. I love the flowers in the sections. The paw prints are darling.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I like these new releases!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful cards, Cathy. I agree, the scotty is perfect with the plaid! The little pawprints are precious.