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!