Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hip, Hip, Hooray...It's the Sweet 'n Sassy Release Day!!


Hello dear friends and Happy Release Day to you!!  The SNSS DT has been busy preparing for today's fabulous blog hop and virtual stamp day and we hope you will join us in celebrating our newest stamp sets--this month we are focusing on Christmas!

We've got lots of eye candy to share that will certainly put you in the holiday mood. :)  Be sure not to miss a single stop along the way because we'll be drawing one lucky commenter from a random DT blog to win a $25 credit to the store!!

On my cards today I'm using the Poinsettias and Christmas Penguin sets.  And this is a clear example of why I love Sweet 'n Sassy products so much...I can create a classic card or a whimsical one...there are images available for every design style!

On my Poinsettias card, I kept the design fairly simple, keeping the focus on that beautiful flower!  I stamped the poinsettia two times on watercolor paper (love the texture of weight of watercolor paper) and colored the images with Copics.  I cut just the flower out of one of the images and layered it on top of the entire image for some fab dimension.  Then I just attached the flower to a circle, lined with dictionary paper and added the sentiment.  Oh, I did fill the middle of the flower with Perfect Pearls (another favorite product!)
Card two, featuring the Christmas Penguins stamp set, features fun quilted paper from Jillibean Soup and a few ribbon scraps I had on my craft table.  I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards and I couldn't resist combining these cute penguins with the bright and colorful paper.

So...what to see what the rest of the team is up to today?

Here's the list of stops along the hop today:


 








Kim Schofield - You're Here!





 

After you're done hopping we invite you to join us for a fun day of challenges during our Virtual Stamp Day in our Splitcoaststampers Member Company Forum.  We're giving away more fun prizes so you won't want to miss it!

Enjoy the hop and happy stamping!!


32 comments:

Bridget said...

Your poinsetta is so full of rich and deep color, Kim and I love the text circle bg! And the penguin card is adorable with the pretty dp, lace and ribbon!

Teri said...

The pointsetta card is so RICH looking. Love the colors and the style. The penguin card is adorable. (Gotta love penguins!)

merrymstamper said...

Kim, the deep rich colour of your poinsettia is gorgeous!!! love the gold liquid in the centre. Your penguin card is adorable :)

Kim S said...

Your poinsettia is so rich and vibrant - perfect on the text background! And I love the way you have backed the penguins!

Jennie said...

Wowzers Kim, love your poinsettia carrd, the deep colors and circle design of the focal point just pops! And your second card is just adorable, love the shading beneath the penguins.

Rebecca Wagner said...

Your poinsettia card is so elegant. I love it! The penguin is just too stinkin cute.

Basslady said...

this is totally beautiful and magnificent!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cathymac said...

WOW, Kim...love the rich elegance of the poinsettia and the fabulous CAS design! Sigh!!!...oh to be able to do CAS this well! Your penguin card is adorable...love the touch of lace and the fun colors! Both cards are fabulous!

Marla said...

Love the poinsettia card with the wonderful scalloped look and your penguin card is adorable. Love the patterned paper you used. TFS

Maria said...

love the card beautiful work

jimlynn said...

Both are fantastic! I love that gorgeous poinsettia!
Lynn

Marsha said...

First card is totally beautiful. Love it - it is going in my Fav file. Second card very cute, fun paper.

donnaben said...

Your poinsettia card is simply but stunning. Great Christmas card.

Donna B

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! I especially love the first one. The fussy cutting is perfect and I love that you added the second layer.

Gloria Stengel said...

I really like the first one. Stunning!

jan farnworth said...

very sweet stamp image on this adorable card.

Dina Kowal said...

Oh my, your poinsettia card is a jawdropper! Such a deep, rich vintage look. Love. xo!

buggin2stamp said...

I love the rich look of that poinsettia. And how adorable is that quilted background with the penguin image. Love that too!

Sue D said...

I like the rich colors on your poinsettia card and the penguin card is adorable.

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful cards, you did a wonderful job coloring those penguins!

Carol L said...

I love the rich, warm colors of your poinsettia card, and the text background looks fabulous!
The penguins are adorable in their Santa hats, and I especially like that dsp! So cute :)

Amy Kolling said...

How do you do it? Your poinsettia card is drop dead gorgeous!!!

StampingJudy said...

Oh my, these are nice but I love the poinsettia most of all! Gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Absolutely amazing creation with the poinsettia image!! Love your darling penguin design too!! :) Thanks for the fun blog hop! HUGS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Kim. Your poinsettia is gorgeous. Love the rich colors. The sweet Penguinss look great with the fun background paper. Very cheery.

Makiko Jones said...

Kim, they are both super lovely but the poinsettia card is super stunning! I love that we are great minds think a like, lol!

Mary Kruschke said...

I was wondering what to do with an old set of encyclopedias - now I know! Love your ability to do so many different styles.

Heather said...

Both so different, and yet both gorgeous! Love the white with that stunning pointsettia. And the penguins are so cute and happy with the papers you chose.

Flo S. said...

The poinsettia card is very beautiful, love the golden center. The penguin card is cute. Great cards.

rizzosw said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

ajax said...

Poinsettia's are my favorite this year and yours really stands out. The penguins are so adorable. Thanks

Allison said...

Love that poinsettia card esp. with the printed DP layer behind it! And your penguins are super cute too!