Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Day Celebration

Greetings! Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Day Blog Hop! This month we have are doing something really fun - the Design Divas and the Digi Team are hopping together, to celebrate the fabulous clear stamps, digis, and dies being released tonight!! Grab your favorite cuppa and maybe some of that yummy chocolate the kids collected this week and get ready for some amazing eye candy!

Don't forget to join us tonight at 8:00PM EST in our member company forums over on Splitcoaststampers - we have a great release party planned! There will be full reveals of all of the stamp sets, digis and dies, plus challenges AND prizes!!! Once you have stopped by each blog, come back to the SNSS blog and leave a comment letting us know what you think of our November release. You won't want to forget this step because we've got a HUGE prize up for grabs.....the ENTIRE NOVEMBER RELEASE valued at over $130!!!!!....that's 6 stamp sets, 3 die sets and 11 digis!! Tonight at the release party we'll announce our randomly drawn winner from the comments on this post. If you have been following along already you should have come from the Sweet 'n Sassy blog. If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from there. You won't want to miss any stops along the way!

My project for the blog hop includes this darling Rhubarb image from the new Rhubarb's Winter Fun set, which includes not one, not two, but three sweet Rhubarb images! I couldn't resist using Rhubarb holding a big 'ol mug of coffee...I know it should probably be hot chocolate but the truth is that I'll always pick coffee over hot chocolate! I used Copic markers to color Rhubarb and paired him with darling paper from Jillibean Soup. I also created some snow by free hand cutting a few snow hills and adding a bit of ink to the hills to give them definition. And since I opted to cut Rhubarb out to pop him up on the snow banks, I had to cut off the stream coming from his cup 'o jo. So...I used wires to create the steam...Fun, right? I added the sentiment with some faux stitching and the buttons, which are covered with fabric, are from SU!

How about a second card with a new second set!!?? This beautiful swirly snow image is from the soon-to-be-released Snowflake Flouish set. Isn't is divine? Not only do I love swirls but snowflakes and swirls...it's almost more than I can take! And how about the darling font used on the sentiment, love that too! My two images were paired with new paper from Little Yellow Bicycle called Winter Twig. To create my swirl image, I first stamped the image in VersaMark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder. Using Distress Ink I went over the entire embossed image, using a blending tool. The lovely black and white twine can also be purchased at Sweet 'n Sassy. So...are you ready for the next stop??

Your next stop on the hop is Sandy Domelle but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of team members sharing new release goodness today:

SNSS Blog Kim Schofield - You're Here! Sandy Domelle Ceal Pritchett Mary Faus Janette Olen Makiko Jones Kim Singdahlsen Jessica Fick Stephanie Wright Dina Kowal Holly McMillen Carol Longacre Taylor Usry Cathy McCauley Margo Smith Bridget Finlay Harriet Skelly Monika Davis Korin Sutherland

44 comments:

Dina K. said...

KIM! I love your work... your wired steam is so perfect, and I am happy clapping at your snowflake card - it's beautiful and that's my favorite sentiment of the set! Can't wait to get my set. What a great way to start off the hop! Hugs! --Dina

Taylor U. said...

I am SPEECHLESS! Ok, almost, lol. These cards are gorgeous! I love the background you created for Rhubarb - he looks SO sweet! And your Snowflake Flourish card - ohmyword. Breathtaking!

Kim S said...

3D steam - amazing!! Your Rhubarb card is so sweet - yet still elegant. And the snoflakes are stunning!

Sandy said...

Kim, I love any type of card that reminds me of coffee. This is super sweet! I love the wire you used for the steam and the way your sentiment has a stitched look on the side. Adorable card!

Carol L said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the wire that you used to create the steam coming from the cup! The snow-swirled card is just stunning! NJ!

merrymstamper said...

perfect card!!! love my cup of Java. Rhubarb is adorable and the snow flourish is beautiful!

Amber (bambi64) said...

ooo love your cards. Brown/Blue are a fav combo of mine. Great job.

Julie Masse said...

Very adorable!! Looks like a great release!! K, maybe we should get take-out and spend some night stamping!?! :)

Lillian Child said...

Wires to create the steam? How creative is that??!! Love your designs on these cards!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are absolutely amazing, Kim! Love the snow hills and the wire steam on the adorable Rhubarb card...and the faux stitching...I thought it was real! Your snowflake flourish card is just breathtaking...the composition of elements is pure perfection!

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are fantastic! I love Rhubarb and the winter scene for the first card! The second card is absolutely stunning!

Krissy said...

WOW WOW WOW! Love both of your cards! Great layouts!

Basslady said...

wow! those cards are so stunning and beautiful!

the rhubarb is so cute...and the snowflake absolutely striking!

GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jenny said...

I LOVE your cards! Oh, I can hardly wait until tonight!!! I adore how you added the steam to Rhubarb's coffee! And the snowflake card is beautiful.

inkstazonme said...

Wonderful cards! Love them both!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great cards. That bear is just so darn cute.

Cathy (Merciechild) said...

Kim, that card is so adorable and Ilove that sweet bear. Your second card is so beautiful. I have to have that design, wow, the possiblilities are endless, thank you bunches for sharing
Hugs Cathy K
http://cathyshappiness.blogspot.com

Karen McAlpine said...

Sweet bear card and lovely snowflake card.

Harriet Skelly said...

Your Rhubarb card is so adorable Kim! And the snowflake card is gorgeous!! I can't wait to get that set!!

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

KanataNewf said...

Love both cards - Rhubarb is of course adorable and I love the elegance of the 2nd card.

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

cute and lovely

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Kim! Love sweet Rhubarb with his cup of hot COFFEE. Love the steam! The snowflake card is awesome! Looks great with the sponging! I want that set!

Ceal said...

Wowzers Kim, both your cards are divine. love the papers, the stitching and the wire for steam on Rhubarb and oh my word is your snowflake card Stunning!

Frances Brown said...

I love the bear.

suem66 said...

I love the scarf if Rhubard and the steam coming from is hot coffee and the snow flakes are beautiful.

Bridget said...

Kim, both these cards are amazing - love the bg you created for Rhubarb and the gorgeous snowflake flourish card!

Donna Hanley said...

Both of these cards are fabulous. Terrific idea using the wires for steam from the cup. Your second card is just beautiful. The snowy image is gorgeous and I also love that font. Your bakers twine is a nice added touch. Your papers are so very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These look terrific! I especially love the steam wires!

Frances Brown said...

I love Rhubarb with the coffee.

peggy wainman said...

Love that Rhubarb!

jimlynn said...

Both are great! Love how you did the "steam" coming off the coffee too.
Lynn

Martha said...

both cards are super gorgeous :)

Angie said...

Oh so cute!!! What an adorable bear! Love those buttons!!!!

I love the colors and patterns on the "warm hugs" card!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Really beautiful cards. I love that little bear. How cute! TFS.

Sue D said...

Great cards. My favorite is Rhubarb--I like anowy hills you created.

Lynn B. said...

These cards are just brilliant. Love the 3d steam. And I LOVE swirls too, so that snowflake swirl is awesome to me!

jan farnworth said...

what a cute card

Jennie said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! The first one is adorable and love the snowflake flourish in the second!

Tanya said...

These are wonderful! I love the snowflake flourish!!

Tanya

pattyk said...

Love the snowflakes -they look like fireworks going off.Nice work. millierose651@aol.com

Lydia said...

OMGOOOOOOODNESS!!!!

That cocoa with the wire??? You are brilliant!!

NatQuebec said...

really nice cards and cute Rhubarb ;-)

Shannon White said...

Goodness these are both so Fabulous! love your Sweet Rhubarb with his hot cocoa and the wire steam is so Clever! Love it! Your Swirly Snowflakes look so Pretty! Loving the emboss resist! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon