Thursday 5 January 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy January Release Blog Hop

Happy New Year! 

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has an amazing release planned for this month, and the Design Divas are so excited!  Eight new clear stamp sets and three new sets of dies will be available in the store tonight.  Wherever you are, I hope you're cozy and comfortable and have something hot to don't want to miss out on a single one of the creations showcasing the new goodies!
                            Here's my first project with one of the new sets:

I'm going to have so much fun with  Punny Fruit and Vegetables - it has an apple, beet, pear, chili, peach and orange as well as this darling pea pod, along with some really fun puns as sentiments.
They could be used for all kinds of occasions and other sentiments include "smile", "thank you", and
"Happy Valentines Day".
I stamped the pea pod three times so that I could pop up various parts of it. 
The card base is covered with dp and the bottom corners rounded. 
I added a flower and flourishes using dies and finished with a border and twine.
Supplies include:
Sweet n Sassy Stamps Punny Fruit and Vegetables
Memory Box Pristine border
MFT Fanciful Flourish Die-namic
MFT Small Flower Die-namic
The Twinery twine
Echo Park dp
Lifestyle Crafts Inverted Square Nesting Dies
Fiskars corner rounder
Mini button

Together Silhouettes is a set designed by Dina Kowal and has three gorgeous silhouettes plus 5 fabulous sentiments.  I love the way the sentiments are designed with such a beautiful font.  The umbrella has a separate image so that it can be colored or paper pieced - what a great idea, there's so much room for YOUR creativity here!
I heat embossed the silhouette for a good strong effect on the dp and distressed all the edges for a vintage look.  I did a bit of stitching and added a banner and twine across the top corner.  Each penant has a little punched heart.
The twine is dyed with Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink to help it blend with the vintage look.
Supplies include:
Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Together Silhouettes
October Afternoon dp
Stamping Up dp
My Minds Eye dp
Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap ink
Black embossing ink and powder
SU Basic Black, Real Red cardstock
Papertrey Ink Banner Builder die
Mini heart punch
The Twinery twine
Spellbinders Nestabilties Circles
Sewing machine

One more card with the fabulous set Together Silhouettes.  This one I tried to keep CAS and I thought it would make a great Valentine!
Supplies include:
MFT Layered Label Die-namic
Verve A Cut Above From the Heart die
Black embossing ink
Sewing machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals

And now take a look at the rest of the Design Divas (and our very special January guest)...they've all whipped up some gorgeousness!
Your next stop on the blog hop is with Monika Davis and I know you're in for a treat!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  Don't forget our Release Party over at Splitcoaststampers tonight.  Join us on the Member Company Forum for all the fun!



Kim S said...

Sweet Pea is so cute. And what you have done with the silhouette image is utterly stunning!

Taylor said...

WOW!!!! I can't decide which one I like more - they are both amazing!!!! I love how you popped up different parts of the pea pod, and your silhouette card is beyond beautiful. Great job!

Jennie said...

Lovely cards! The sweet pea design is adorable and lovely design on the silhouette image. Great release!!

Kim said...

Truly beautiful! Really adore both of your cards, especially the silhouette one, a real stunning creation!

vdoyle8 said...

Bridget -- your cards leave me breathless!! Your embellishments are perfect - thanks for sharing your talent!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are stunning, Bridget! Your use of layers and color always produce such striking cards. I love both cards, but especially the silhouette one!

merrymstamper said...

Totally gorgeous! that sweet pea pod is darling! love the flourishes you added. That silhouette card is gorgeous, the papers, lace and stitching...ahhhhh.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Both cards are wonderful but I have to say your first card makes me want to rethink my distaste of cute! Love the colors and that adorable image.

Pat Huntoon said...

Wonderful examples!

Whimcees said...


Great cards! Each very different and creative! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Carol E said...

Very cute cards,thank you for sharing them.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I really like your peas card and the fancy flourishes that draw attention to the pretty image.

Cora said...

I love your cards!! Love Love Love the silhouette card can't wait to get my hands on these two stamps!! The Peas are so adorable!!!!

Jenny said...

Oh!!!!! These cards are so pretty! I love the paper piecing!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful cards. Oh my, can't wait to see the silhouette set!

Anonymous said...

Love your work. That Sweet Pea Stamp is awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Bridget. The coloring is fabulous on sweet pea. The green is awesome with black. The silhouette image is just perfect on the print! It has such a vintage feel to your card! Just perfect! :o)

Giovana said...

Love your layouts, they are fantastic!!

Krissy said...

those little peas are so stinkin cute!!!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Ok, I just think the peas image is darling and I love that paper you used....gorgeous! Next I really LOVE this new silhouette stamp image!!! These are so incredibly gorgeous.


synthis said...

Love the Pea card. It is adorable

Bev Gerard said...

""Oh .. Sweet Pea! Won'cha dance with me? C'mon, c'mon, c'mon and dance with me-e-e-eeeee!"" *Pardon the 'musical flashback' ... but your Sweet Pea cards are darling & full of "Happy"! Love the silhouette image beneath the umbrella ... what a touching card, Ms. Bridget!

Happy New Year!!

Ann said...

Love those together silhouettes! Wonderful cards.

Jenny said...

I love the cards. The Sweet Pea is a cutie.

MaryM said...

I enjoyed your silhouette cards. They are amazing.

Jennifer said...

Adorable sweet pea, and I just love how you used the silouettes!

suem66 said...

I love the sweet pea. Looking forward to getting the set.

CherylQuilts said...

Bridget, these are all beautiful! I love the elegant with great sentiments! And that paper-pieced umbrella -- I love it! Hugs!

Patricia Hays said...

Three fantastic cards! The sweet pea is adorable, and I like the warm colors of the second card. But the third card is a terrific little CAS card!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness are these ever cute!! Great job on each and every one of them!!

Helen Dooley said...

Beautiful cards.

Helen Dooley said...

These are adorable! I love the little peas. :D

scrappingmamma said...

Wow what lovely cards... all of them are fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Bridget! these are all so Wonderful! 8-) Can't help but smile! Your Sweet pea card is so Darned Adorable! and both your Silhouette cards are Amazing! couldn't pick a favorite if I tried! Love them all! Thanks so much for the Awesome inspiration!