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Friday, April 25, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Friday Feature - Happy Home

Welcome to this week's Friday Feature with Sweet 'n Sassy stamps!  This week we're featuring the new Happy Home stamp set...seriously darling set, which is just perfect for creating little scenes!

For my "scene," I started by cutting out a few hills from the Natural paper pad from Authentique (aren't those colors perfect for hills?)  I then used the Wendy Vecchi Sunburst stencil, and Wild Honey Distress Ink, to stencil the rays onto a piece of text paper (also from Authentique).  The house and trees were stamped on cardstock and watercolored, using Distress Markers and a water brush.  Then it was time to assemble!  The hills were faux stitched and the house and tress tucked under the hills.  The last item was to add two clouds, cut out using a cloud die.  The sentiment was stamped on the bottom hill.

Want to see more goodies created with this week's Featured set?  Click on the links listed below to see what the rest of the design team has created!  We're also hosting a challenge this week and prizes are included!  See below for all of the details!

Our challenge to you this week is to use a house or a home on your card or project!

The first    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 Mother's Day 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 1st 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 SNSFFC9 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 2nd to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature and Challenge!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Friday Feature - Thankful Blooms

Today on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog, we're featuring one of the latest releases...Thankful Blooms (YES, there is a matching die!), Thankful Innies, and the Mother Word die.  Hop over to the SNSS blog to check out all of the new sets (and die) and to read about our latest challenge along with prize drawing details!

I'm just sharing a card featuring the Thankful Blooms stamp set and every time I looked at this set, I only thought of watercoloring.  However, since this is a solid image vs. an outline that can be colored in, I had to think out of the box on how to create a watercolor look.  Enter my Faber Castell Big Brush Markers!  I simply colored on each stamp, misted with water, and stamped on watercolor paper.  My first stamp, shown on the bottom left, was followed by a second on the upper left.  Two different looks!  You can even mist the stamp, before coloring it again, to get an even softer tone.  Fun stuff!

Be sure to check out all of the great new release details on the SNSS blog!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

May Flowers

I'm posting on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog, sharing a new stamp set, today!  Hop on over and check out all of the details!