Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to Sweet 'n Sassy

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating its 4th birthday!! 

Happy Birthday Sweet 'n Sassy!

Sweet 'n Sassy has brought together the design teams, the previous design teams and guest designers and we are putting on a celebratory blog hop.  If you are starting here, you should head back to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog to start at the beginning.  If you have hopped here from Jessica's blog ...welcome!!


I have been using Sweet 'n Sassy stamps from the beginning.  I even own their very first set.  (Can you imagine how thrilled I was when they recently asked me to be on their design team??!!)  I really wanted to use that first set today but the "rules" we were given required that we use current sets and their first set has been retired.  Then my next thought was obvious...I'll make a birthday card!  Sweet 'n Sassy has lots of fun images and characters for birthdays (Rhubarb and Cocoa are my FAVES!). 

I finally went an entirely different direction.  I thought about what drew me to Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and it was their Christian focus and their images that work for my clean and simple style.  This is what I came up with...


The silhouette is from Serene Silhouettes which also includes cattails and birds and dragonflies - absolutely perfect for a clean and simple card.  The sentiment is from Elegant Blessings which also includes two gorgeous crosses and a number of Christian sentiments in this lovely font.

To add interest, I added a touch of the red ink on the edges and then colored the flower centers with a Garnet Spica Glitter pen.


I had prepared this post last night so it was ready to go early this morning.  Then when I got up this morning, I saw that the idea of this card could also work for today's Splitcoast Clean and Simple challenge which includes a sketch by Taylor (whom you have already seen on this hop!)  So, I made a second card for you that showcases a different sentiment.  Unfortunately, it belated occurred to me that I should also have used a different silhouette for you to see.


I'm sure that if you have been hopping along - you have seen a number of Sweet 'n Sassy's very cute images.  I also have a Label down the left side of my blog that says "By: Sweet 'n Sassy".  If you click on that you will see all the other cards that I have made.

If you hop and leave comments in the next three days, you have a chance to win a random drawing from all the comments on all the blogs to win one of four prize packages worth $40 each!!  Winners will be announced on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog on Saturday, November 12th.  The more you comment, the better your chance of winning!

Next, you will be hopping to Mary's blog.  If you happen to get lost - here's the complete list.  Have fun!

65 comments:

Sandy said...

Very pretty card! I love the touch of twine!!!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, this is simply beautiful...petfect for the occasion. Love that sentiment!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one of my favorite color combos, and you used it perfectly!

Jingle said...

GORGEOUS! I absolutely LOVE your card!

NatQuebec said...

simple and beautiful card :-)

Beate said...

Beautiful card!!!
Hugs and smiles

Frances Brown said...

Beautiful. Everyone else already took my comments.

Dee said...

Your card is so elegant in its simplicity. I love the idea of a fundraiser for the church. Thanks!

Lydia said...

WOW - this is SO incredibly striking!! I LOVE the CAS design and that grey and red is just amazing.

Carol E said...

Wow! Your card is just stunning, thank you for creating and sharing it.

Jennie said...

Pretty card and striking colors.

Jerusha said...

These are so pretty. They don't say much, but they say everything. I don't have many sympathy cards just lying around, but these have inspired me to make some. LOVELY.

Riette said...

These cards are just my style!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Both cards are perfection! Beautiful!

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Lovely cards.
Fantastic!

Ceal said...

Love both your cards they are gorgeous!

Sasha said...

Both of your cards are beautifully CAS. I love those silhouettes and your colour choices:)

Basslady said...

wow! this card is so striking!
wonderful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are just perfect. They hit the right note, and are beautiful and elegant. Thanks!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I think both of your cards are just so elegant and beautiful--I love your choice of colors and how you chose to accent them with just a touch of glitter.

Chris L.

Caity Sue said...

What beautiful cards...simple and elegant! Love them!

merrymstamper said...

gorgeous cards Kim!! love the red glitter...amazing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such lovely and elegant cards Kim. Love the deep red and black together. :o)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful clean cards!! Love them~

mitz said...

..your creations are beautiful and peaceful.. great job
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Hello From Texas said...

Wow Kim; I thought the SCS CAS card was great, but the first card here is just DDG!!

I love the addition of the ribbon.

TFS
Carole

Krissy said...

simply elegant!

Angie said...

Really really beautiful creations!!!

I love CAS cards. I love that 2nd layout....Will have to try and make a card again using that one!

I am NEW to SNSS so I am so glad you went this direction. It's nice to see other stamps showcased!

suem66 said...

Love your cards. Very pretty.

Lorie said...

Gorgeous clean and simple cards, Kim! Very nicely done!

ScrapNMore said...

Simple yet elegant, one of my favorite types of cards, I love SNS's silouettes especially the wildflowers. A lovely card!~

Kristin said...

I think clean & simple is my favorite style, this is so elegant! Great job, thanks for sharing :) Cheers

Indy said...

So elegant!

Jessica said...

How pretty, Kim! Great cards!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are both so clean, classy and elegant. LOVE the touch of red Spica pen to the edges, really pops on the cards.

Shannon White said...

So Beautiful and Elegant! Love them both! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Peggy said...

Great cards. Lovely images and sentiments.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Melissa said...

Kim, these are so elegant! LOVE them!!! What a fabulous color combo!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Jenny said...

What a stunning card! The colors are amazing!!

Karen L said...

Oh, I love this silhouette stamp image of the flowers...just lovely

Char said...

Simple and elegant!!! Good job!

Jenny said...

Stunning cards Kim, that's a beautiful way to use the silhouettes...love the touch of red sparkle :)
Jenny x

maryr917 said...

2beautiful cas cards Kim love this stamp set

Unknown said...

WOW! I think this defines simple and elegant cards! So beautiful.

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are simply stunning! I love the CAS style!

Marie said...

Beautiful cards. I can imagine how uplifted someone going through a difficult time would be to receive a card like this. I know for me it is always comforting to be put in rememberance of God's love. Thank you for sharing

Harriet Skelly said...

Kim I love your CAS style and these cards are simply gorgeous!!

Emily said...

Both of these cards are simply amazing. You have just inspired me. Thank you for sharing.

synthis said...

I love the simple look of these two cards.

Janice M said...

What Beautiful CAS cards!! One of my fav color combos too.

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like the touch of red.

mercieschild said...

I love your card. It is perfect for so many occassions, praying for you , in Sympathy and Thinking of you. Can you tell my mind is going with ideas. Thank you for sharing your awesome card. Hugs Cathy

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Beautiful cards ... never disappointed by your projects. Love the texture on the second card.

Kaye W. said...

I love cards like this and they are the hardest for me to make! These are beautiful!

Melissa E said...

Clean and Simple ... yet ELEGANT!
These cards are beautiful and I just love the sentiments you chose to use!

peggy wainman said...

Love the CAS design!

Cindy Lou said...

Both cards are quite lovely, Love the sentiments.

Robin Parker said...

Kim, these are stunning. I LOVE the red, black and white color combination. The clean and simple looks is gorgeous.

Emily said...

So beautiful yet so quick and simple to put together. Gotta love that.

Dawn Braun said...

both are stunning, simple and thoughtful cards...love the bits of red on the silhouetted flowers, it adds just the right amount of pop!

Cathymac said...

Oh Kim...love the simple elegance of both cards! I have this set and have not yet inked it up...I may need to CASE these for the Encouragement Ministry at my church...they would be so perfect!

Chrissy D said...

STRIKING!!! Love the black, red and white!!!

Tracy said...

Beautifully done! Such wonderfully simple message of encouragement. Thanks!

Lesley said...

CAS perfection! I think these cards are gorgeous!