Monday, October 31, 2011

A Big Announcement!!

I have been keeping a secret for weeks now and now I get to make a big announcement - - -

I am very honored and extremely excited to be a new member of the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team!!!

I have been a fan of their images for years.  They have a wonderful array of clear stamps and digital stamps. Their stamps range from very elegant and sophisticated to absolutely darling.  And, being a Christian-focused company, their stamps are PERFECT for church card ministries! 

I wanted to have a card up today that gave you a taste of their wonderful stamps, but I quickly realized that one card wouldn't do it.  They have such a variety.  So I have put together two totally different cards. 

The first card shows just how elegant and inspirational their stamps can be.  I started out looking for a very unique sketch challenge or a new technique, but I quickly realized that this stamp doesn't need anything special.  With the beautiful flowers and the elegant font for the sentiment - I simply stamped on an oval and colored, then added a punch for the sentiment.  (OK...maybe I relied on some pretty dsp and a few pearls - but you have to admit that the focus is the stamps!)

This card uses Sweet 'n Sassy's Poppies & Greetings clear stamp set.

I also wanted to go an entirely different direction.  Sweet 'n Sassy has so many cute images.  For this card, I used one of their digital images, but they also have this image in a clear set called Snow Friends that has a number of coordinating sentiments.

Aren't they just the happiest pair?

I have many other Sweet 'n Sassy cards throughout my blog - just go to the "Labels" section on the left side and click on "By: Sweet 'n Sassy".

And I will have many more coming soon!  Look at EVERYTHING that is going on!

There are sneak peeks of the new stamps on Sweet 'n Sassy's blog. The new release caps off with a party the evening of November 3rd in the Sweet 'n Sassy's Splitcoast Forum.

There is so much going on this month - check out this link to Sweet 'n Sassy's Splitcoast Forum that lists all of the activities and sales (!) that are happening for November in celebration of their 4th birthday.

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Poppies and Greetings
  • Paper: Creative Memories dsp, Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Memento Black and copics, edged with Tim Holtz Antique Linen
  • Accessories: Nestabilities Oval and Lacey Oval, Stampin' Up Punch and Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Gunmetal Stickles (just on the very centers)
  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Snow Friends digital image
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant
  • Ink: Copics
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Wisteria and Baja ribbon, Fiskars border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter
  • Challenge: Cardabilities Sketch #42


Suze Bain said...

Super cards Kim and huge congratulations on your DT post! x

merrymstamper said...

Congratulations Kim!!!! Looking forward to working with you :-)

Love your creations!

Melissa said...

A GREAT BIG Congratulations to you, Kim! How exciting!!! Can't wait to follow along! Sweet 'n Sassy stamps are wonderful! I'll definitely be taking a closer look! The stamps you used today are fabulous! Love the beauty of the first card and the picture of cuteness on the second! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Welcome to the team Kim! Looking forward to working with you. Fabulous cards... especially love the pretty poppies with the rich colors. :o)

Debgem said...

Oh Kim - I'm so pleased for you! Many congratulations. I do like both cards - you can never go wrong with poppies, and the snowmen are so darn cute!

Il Gufo e La Mucca said...

congratulations!!! I love both cards, thanks for playing along at cardabilities!

chrisd said...

What wonderful news!I too use my Sweet n Sassy Stamps for my church family card making . I am looking forward to seeing the new project yet to be shared on the hop too.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Congratulations Kim! How exciting. I can't wait to see all the fabulous things you'll create for them. These two cards a amazing. I especially love that second one. (I'm a sucker for snowmen.) Thanks for sharing.

Jen W. said...

Big congrats, Kim! They made a smart choice adding you to their DT! :) Your two cards really show the versatile styles of their stamps. Love the rich colours and image of the first one and the layers of card and ribbon on the second highlight those adorable little snowpeople perfectly!

Julie Marshall said...

Congratulations on the Design Team. You'll have a ton of fun! Love these cards. The poppies are gor-geous and the snowmen are just adorable.

kingstonmama said...

Congrats on your design team spot, Kim. Both of these cards are fabulous. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful work. :) Ann

H2 :) said...

Congratulations on your DT spot Kim - that's wonderful news!!! Both cards are fabulous & highlight the SnS stamps perfectly. :)

Jenny said...

Hey I can't believe I nearly missed this news...Congrats Kim, these two cards show why they asked you :)
Two cards each end of the scale and both so wonderfully created!
Jenny x

Judy1223 said...

Congrats on your design team assignment...yoiu are doing a great job!

Pauline said...

Yay for you Kim! Congratulations, I'm so happy for your good news! So well deserved!

Susie said...

Love the sparkles!!

anai said...

Congratulations :)
these little snowmen are very cute :)