Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy May Release Blog Hop

It's May release day for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and, as usual, we are celebrating with a blog hop of all of the new stamps.  If you started at the beginning, you are a little over half way and I bet  you are amazed at what you have seen.  Sweet 'n Sassy is THE best stamp company for offering a variety of stamps and this month is the ultimate - elegant wedding images, vintage cars and cute little mice with baseballs - just a few of what you have seen.  

If you started with me - you might want to head back to the beginning: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.

I had the fun of premiering two sets that are perfect for Father's Day or other masculine events.  My first card uses the set Gone Fishin'.  Isn't this one of the sweetest faces ever?


Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I plan to use this as a Father's Day card, but the set comes with other appropriate sentiments like "Happy Retirement" or just simply "Gone Fishin'!

My second masculine card uses the set All-Star Cocoa.  This set comes with Cocoa on a football and one a baseball, but given the men in my family are heavily into baseball season - specifically the Colorado Rockies - I HAD to use the baseball with Rockies colors.


Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


A nice thing about this set is that while it includes some fun Father's Day sentiments, it also has a "#1 Coach" sentiment.

Card details are at the bottom of this post.

Don't forget to join us at 8:00 p.m. tonight in the Sweet 'n Sassy Gallery on splitcoaststampers for the official release party.  And...while you are waiting for that, be sure to hop and comment on everybody because Sweet 'n Sassy is giving away the ENTIRE release to one lucky hopper who comments.  YEAH!

Next on the hop is DJ Rants. Here's the whole list:
Kim Singdahlsen <-YOU ARE HERE

Gone Fishin':

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Gone Fishin'
  • Paper: My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Happy Days
  • Ink: Memento black, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Iced Spruce (on edges)
  • Accessories: Quickutz fishhook and fish dies (really, really old!), Nestabilities Labels Two, Stampin' Up Word Window Punch (sized down)
Most Valuable Dad:
  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Gone Fishin'
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, Stampin' Up Going Gray, black and silver shimmer
  • Ink: Memento Black, copics
  • Accessories: Misc star punch, Stampin' Up stripe embossing folder, Nestabilities circle and zig zag circle
I actually used the same sketch for both of these cards - it's hard to tell because they look so different.  It's this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.


61 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

The fish dies just add so much to this already ADORABLE card! Wow! And the purple on the Cocoa card just pops! Love your style!

Helen Dooley said...

I love both cards. The dog is just too adorable and well truly who doesn't love Cocoa? Great cards!

LeAnne said...

They're both great, but that first one with the fish embossing and sweet pup is ADORABLE!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What great cards! I *love* the little fish hook. Too cute!!!

Tricia

merrymstamper said...

Adorable cards Kim!!! love the die cut stars! bon idee!

Cibele Glazer said...

Your first card is so precious. I love the fish background! I also like how you did the stars on the Cocoa card.

Sue D said...

Wonderful masculine cards. Love the fish background on the first card.

Lynn McAuley said...

Your Father's Day design is truly delightful! Love the pup in his fishing hat backed by your great papers and fun fish!

Little Cocoa and his baseball are pretty darned cute, too!

Lori said...

Great guy cards! Thanks for some new ideas!

Marlena M. said...

WOW Kim, your borders are so cool! I love both of your cards. They have such great details.

Lisa said...

PERFECT father's day cards Kim. The pup with the fishing pole is too cute!

Jennie said...

Oh the designs and coloring on your Gone Fishing card is fabulous and love your Cocoa Mouse card is adorable. Great cards Kim!!!

Jingle said...

I love how you used the same sketch for two very different cards! So cute!

Cathymac said...

Love both of your masculine cards, Kim! The faux embossing on both is fabulous...what a great design element! That dog is the cutest and of course Cocoa is as adorable as ever! The special men in your life are sure to appreciate each!

Taylor said...

SO cute - love that little hook on the first card!

Jim, DeAnn, Daniel, and Benjamin said...

Love, Love, Love both cards!!!
DeAnn

Cindy Hall said...

Great cards! Love the way you layered the fish and stars; it adds so much! The images are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall said...

Great cards! Love the way you layered the fish and stars; it adds so much! The images are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sarah said...

I love your cards!!!

Candice Fields said...

Beautiful Cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Kim. Such sweet image and fabulous colors. Love the dimensional pieces! Neat technique! :o)

Cynthia said...

Both cards are adorable, Kim. "Gone Fishin'" is on my Wish List!

synthis said...

Adorable!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Neat cards. They are so adorable. Thanks for sharing them.

seamom said...

Well... I do think that this is my first visit to your blog! Your cards are awesome. That little dog with his pole and fishing hat is darling. And I like both of the embossing folders you have used. The images are so sharp. I will return..............

Basslady said...

absolutely fantastic cards!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Super cute!! I love the star and fish backgrounds you created!!
Kristan

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are AWESOME Kim! Not only am I psyched that you used the pupppy (YAAY!) but I am intrigued by those backgrounds - I can't tell if they are embossed or if punched shapes are adhered to give the appearance of embossing - LOVE it!!

Allisa said...

Great cards.....love the fish and fish hook details!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Fun, fun, fun cards! That mouse on the baseball is just adorable :) Really great masculine/Father's Day cards!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Kim both cards are awesome - I especially love that fish card - the colors and the dies are fabulous!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I think I found the stamp I must have.... that dog is too darn cute.. Thanks for sharing

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable cards...the dog and mouse images are too cute.

EstherT said...

Your cards are soooo adorable! Your colouring skills are amazing!

Jane Bosi said...

Love your little pupper card and the fish hook detail is just wonderful!!

Krissy said...

The pup is so cute!!!! But I have to admit I have my eye on that Cocoa stamp for my Cincinnati Reds loving boys (and hubby!)

Bridget said...

Kim, these are quite simply FABULOUS...you've made making masculine cards look effortless...I love the bg's you created, I'm most definitely giving it a try!

Jessica said...

Oh Kim, these are lovely! I really like the dies you used on your cards too - they work great with the SNSS sets!

Ceal said...

Super cute cards! Love the Cocoa with the glittery stars

Jen said...

Wow Kim, these are fantastic! I don't know which critter I love more: the sweet pup or the adorable mouse!

Indy said...

Fantastic "men" cards! Love all your textures!

Gisela said...

I love your work. The fish die is a fantastic idea.

marla said...

Love how you made such fun backgrounds on your cards!!!

Shari said...

Love the card. The colors are so appropriate. Great job.

KSinMT said...

Thanks for the ideas for masculine cards. They are harder for me. Kathy

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome set of guy cards. The fish textured piece is wonderful and the baseball is darling. Great cards.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Both cards are great masculine cards. The dog is adorable and love the fish hook and the fish paper. Love how you put in the glitter stars. TFS

Theresa said...

Fantastic cards, Kim! My husband is a fisherman, so the "Gone Fishing" stamp set is VERY appealing!! ;D

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh SWEET! What a great design on both!

Playing with Paper said...

I love your cards!! That cute pooch with the fish..adorable!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Adorable cards!

Vickie Kertz said...

I am a dog lover and that dog is the cutest. Love the composition of the card. Both cards are cute, but just love all the detail on the dog card.

H2 :) said...

You rocked the FMS sketch Kim - TWICE! Bravo! Fabulous cards. :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are great!!! I love how you did the little sentiment on the hook!!

Helen said...

Great cards! Such wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Mary K said...

Masculine cards usually stump my creative juices. You have shown that minor additions, embossing & die cuts, pull it all together for fabulous. Thanks!!

Vickie O'Dell said...

I love your masculine cards with these stamps, especially the fishing/retirement card. Great paper and design choices set off the stamps. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my goodness ... I LOVE THESE CARDS ... not only are these tow critters cute and adorable, but your colouring, styling and execution are incredible ... love these!
Thank you for using our sketch to showcase the new stamps and blog hop!!!

Aileen said...

Fab cards Kim. Really love your embossing folders and super colouring on your images. x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Amazing ... yet again! Love the dog card ... he looks so loveable! And ... the DSP is perfect! Hugs xxx

Susan Joyce said...

Love the background elements with the fish and stars Kim. Those images are adorable.