Monday, May 19, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy & Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps & Add a Little Dazzle joint blog hop! We're so excited to be sharing some fabulous creations featuring the wonderful products from both companies in today's hop.

First we'd like to share a little bit about the two companies...

We are a small family owned specializing in wholesome/Christian clear stamp designs. We also carry a wide range of coordinating dies and digital stamps. We have been in business for over 6 years and have been so very blessed to be a part of the paper crafting industry. Our stamps are a lot of sweet and little bit of sassy. :) We invite you to check us out and enter coupon code ALDSNSS to save 15% on your order. Coupon good through May 31st.

We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. We invite you to visit our blog and receive a FREE BONUS TUTORIAL when you purchase the Add a Little Dazzle Sampler Pack. This special offer is good through Wednesday, May 21st.

Now how about we get to that blog hop! Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the DT blogs for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies valued at $25! You have until Monday, May 26th to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs by Friday, May 30th.

Our teams have created some fabulous projects for you to enjoy so please grab your favorite beverage or snack and cozy up for a great blog hop---here we go!
As soon as I received my samples of metal sheets from Add a Little Dazzle, I knew I wanted to create butterflies.  I used the Monarch butterfly dies and a copper metal sheet to cut out the shapes.  I then used an embossing folder to add texture to the butterflies.  Next, I aged the butterflies by adding black paint over each butterfly.  Before the paint was dry, I used a paper towel to dab off the paint until the desired look was achieved.  With the embossing on the butterflies, the paint stays down in all the crevices and really adds some age to the metal.  I love the look!  And the metal sheets makes bending the butterfly wings a snap and they stay in place.  I created my card base using some designer paper designed by Tim Holtz, along with a piece of died ribbon, attached with tiny staples.  Of course those pretty butterflies needed some rhinestone trails.  The sweet sentiment, from the Psalms, is from the His Child stamp set.

Ready to see the other projects?  Check out all of the great creations by following the links below and enjoy!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Friday Feature - Love Birds

Hello sweet friends and welcome once again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Release Friday Feature!
The Design Divas have some fabulous samples for you to see today as we feature one of our new stamp sets and matching dies available at the Sweet 'n Sassy StoreLove Birds clear stamp set and Love Birds Die Set.
Now it's time for our April Release Blog Hop feature and Challenge!

So...I have a confession...I ADORE coordinating stamps and dies.  Every time I stamped one of the images from the new stamp set on my pre-cut cardstock, I ohhh'd and ahhh'd.  Love it!  And how cute is this set?  Just perfect for a couple I know who are having their first baby in the fall.  WooHoo!!

To create my card, I started by applying white embossing paste through the Wendy Vecchi Honeycomb stencil onto a piece of cardstock.  Once the paste was dry I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the entire background a lovely shade of pink (it's a girl!)  Next came some aging by using a blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (because ALL edges must be brown!)  Then I just had to create the layers on my card, using this pretty paper from Graphic 45, Botantical Tea (isn't that Celebration journal tag perfect?!), and text paper from Authentique.  My Sweet 'n Sassy images were watercolored, using Distress Markers, and layered on top of all that pretty paper using foam tape.  Ready to check out all of the other details about today's blog hop?  Read on!

Today's features are:
Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4"
The branch measures approximately 4 1/4" x 2"
The love birds measure approximately 2" x 1 1/4"
Designed by Korin Sutherland
Stamp set priced at $15
Die set priced at $14.50

Our challenge to you this week is to use a bird on your creation.
The first 12 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own BIRD card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, May 8th 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!
- Please use code SNSFFC10 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, May 9th to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!