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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ocean Paradise

I just love spending time on the beach by the water.  The sound of the waves and the salt air is so relaxing.  I was fortunate enough to spend some time with my family in Ocean City, MD this past week "relaxing and soaking up the sun".

My card that I am sharing with you today reminds me of my time at the beach:

I used the Ocean Paradise set from Sweet N Sassy stamps for my card.  I colored the image with copics, paper pieced the umbrella, and used stickles to accent the water.  The papers are from My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping by today- have a great day!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Beauty by the Sea

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to the August 2014 Release!  Dies seem to be the trend in card making right now and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some fabulous new dies to release this month that coordinate with several of our summer stamp sets already available in the store!  The bonus is that even though these stamps and dies were designed to be summer sets, they can be used all year long!

 Now, for the Release!
First up…Beauty By the Sea Dies 
which coordinate with the Beauty By the Sea stamp set:
  • Die set includes 6 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set price is $15.25
  • Coordinates with Beauty by the Sea stamp set below which sells for $15
    Next is Happy Ocean Friends Dies
    which coordinate with the Happy Ocean Friends stamp set:
    • Die set includes 7 dies
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Die set price is $16.75
    • Coordinates with Happy Ocean Friends stamp set below which sells for $15

      And FinallyFlourish Seashells
      which coordinate with the Flourish Seashells stamp set:
      • Die set includes 5 dies
      • Designed by Korin Sutherland
      • Die set price is $11.75
      • Coordinates with Flourish Seashells stamp set below which sells for $9

      Here is the sample that I would like to share with you using the Beauty by the Sea set and matching dies:

      I used papers from the Authentique Fresh collection and versa fine smoky gray ink.  

        Can't decide what to get…here's the whole bundle:

        Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $10 store gift code!

        Our challenge is "Create a Summery Card and include a Die Cut"  Add at least 1 die cut to your card or project.  Use the Linky Tool below to add your card to the challenge gallery.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in No More than 3 Challenges.  

        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!)
         - You'll have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to enter

        - We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
        If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
        - Please use code SNSAUG2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

        To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

        Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, August 22nd to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature Challenge!

        Sweet Summer

        Wow, summer certainly is flying by!  One of the things my kids really enjoy during the summer is eating watermelon- they seem to go hand in hand.  So, today I have a card to share with you using the adorable Feeling Fruity Cocoa set from Sweet N Sassy stamps featuring Cocoa with watermelon.

        This fun set features everyone's favorite cocoa mouse peeking his cute little head out from behind the watermelon as you see here and a strawberry along with some great sentiments.  I colored the image with copics and rounded the corners and stitched the edges.  The papers are some that I have had in my stash for quite some time from DCWV Nana's Nursery.

        Don't forget to stop by our member forum on SCS tonight from 8-10pm EST and join us for the August release party.  There is sure to be some fun chatting going on, product reveals and DT samples, and maybe even a chance to win some awesome Sweet N Sassy products.  Hope to see you there!