Thursday 2 August 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps August Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!  So glad you could join us for some inspiration by the SNSS design team with the new sets!  Don't forget the Virtual Stamp Day at Splitcoaststampers for some fun chat and challenges with an opportunity to win some prizes - it all starts from 10:00 am with a new challenge being posted every two hours.  Hope to see you over there!
And remember, all the new sets are available from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps immediately.

My first card uses two of the new sets, Script Sentiments and Grunge Borders...I used the wood grain border aiming for a sea washed wood look to add to my ocean theme - it may have ended up looking more like water since I stamped in blue, but hopefully that's okay too!  
I sponged the Sizzix die-cut sea shells and layered them over some long grass - the stems of grass end up slightly curled when cut with a paper cutter.  It's not evident in my photo but the card base has a pearlescent sheen and I sponged around the edges with SU's Creamy Caramel.
Supplies include:
Sizzix From the Ocean dies
Stampin Up Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Creamy Caramel, Pool Party ink
Stampin Up Lucky Limeade cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Here's another one using Script Sentiments - I wanted to show the versatility of this set - you can use these large sentiments with virtually any die-cuts or images that you already have.  I used a Memory Box branch and bird die and added some leaves cut with a Marianne Design die.
Supplies include:
Memory Box Nestled Bird die
Memory Box Woodland Branch die
DCWV Citrus Stack
Stampin Up Lucky Limeade cardstock
Sewing machine
Stampin Up Soft Suede ink 

And here's another one using the fantastic set Grunge Borders - I stamped the grunge dots twice for a wider border along the bottom of the card.  This fun set not only has the woodgrain strip and the dots strip but a chevron strip and a diamond pattern strip as well.  I used Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Beginnings stamps and matching dies to create the butterfly and the sentiment is from Poppies and Greetings.
Supplies include
Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die
Stampin Up Yoyo Yellow ink
MFT Simply Scallops Die-namic

Thanks for joining us today and here's a list of everyone participating in today's hop so you won't miss anything.  
Remember - one randomn commenter on a randomn DT members blog will win two sets of their choice from the release.   The comments must be by 8:00 EST today.  Good luck!
If you're following along, your next stop is with the very talented 


Kim said...

Oh my Bridget...these are so unique, so pretty, I love them! Your beachy photo is fabulous!!

Jennie said...

Love how you used Grunge Borders for the ocean scene...uber creative. Sweet cards and love the use of color and your designs.

EstherT said...

Oh my goodness - these are ALL stunning! I love anything to do with the sea, so the first one is my favourite!

Jingle said...

GREAT cards! That first one is breathtaking!

Ceal said...

Awesome cards as always, love the beach one

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you create a scene in your cards.

Indy's Designs said...

Amazing! I am so in love with the beach card--spectacular!

Cathymac said...

You've masterfully used both of these sets, Bridget! Love the beach scenes you soft and serene! Your colors and design elements are gorgeous on all three cards!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards.
I love them all!

stampingbowd said...

these are gorgeous!!!! I love the fun sea die cuts on your first one!!!
Love the 2nd one!!! Beautiful script!

Basslady said...

this is totally amazing!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cynthia said...

They are all lovely, Bridget. Lovely cheerful color combo.

Julia Aston said...

3 lovely summertime cards Bridget!

Lyn said...

The idea to turn the wood background into a sea background was inspired!! Love it and now even more than ever must have it!
Thanks so much for the inspirations!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Just beautiful! I love all the fancy die cuts you added to the cards in today's line-up, your first card is especially soft and pretty.

Ginger said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the bird, and ribbon! You creations are beautiful! How much fun can this blog hop keep getting???!!!!

Helen Dooley said...

great cards. My gramma would love the beach one. I like the cards. I really like the boat one below.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Amazing cards!

Catherine Kraft said...

Each one of your cards are so different from the other and so well designed. Love, love, love the beach scene as it is refreshing and a wonderful use of the border stamp. Card two and three are just right for this time of the year, so cheery!

Kathleen said...

Your cards are beautiful

Kelly said...

Love all of your cards. I especially like the grunge border weathered board. Creative Blessings!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Bridget. What a cool way of using the border images. Especially love the first one... also love the colors on all 3.

Shannon White said...

Wow! Such Beautiful Cards Bridget! Love how you used the border stamps and the soft colors on your first one! and the fun vibrant colors on the 2nd and third as well! Soo Beautiful! 8-)


A Walk With Faith said...

Bridget these cards are beautiful! Each is unique and very soft. Absolutely love them.

Sharon Roselli said...

sweet cards! really love the beach one yes it looks like water but how good is that. your creations are amazing.

Mary K said...

Bridget, love how you mix & match and create so beautifully!!

Marlena M. said...

Such beautiful cards~! I love the shells.

Pam D said...

All 3 cards are so summery and fun, nice job, TFS!

itzamitzi said...

Great cards! I love Memory Box stuff, so I am really drawn to the middle card. I hope to purchase the branch die in the near future. I do like the beach one too. Clever idea to use the woodgrain as you did... and it does look like the sea. ;<}

Pati said...

Very nice cards, love your pairing of stamps with the dies, inspirational for me! :)