Friday, July 11, 2014

A Sweet and Merry Christmas in July!

Hello Everyone, and Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Release Blog Hop
 and Friday Feature Challenge!
As always, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and a Release Day Challenge for you!

-One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 gift code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store.  You will have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog on Friday, July 18th!
-Play in our Release Challenge this week for a chance to win a $20 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store.  See below for details!

Today we are showcasing 3 new Christmas sets~
Christmas Morn

Jesus is Born

Christmas Innies

For my first card I went all girly, with gold embossing, pink (!) and a doily.  Pink is not usually my go to color and these colors are not traditional Christmas colors.  I was looking for something outside the box though, and since gray is my new fave neutral color, this seemed to work.
I love the images in gold and that rocking horse is my fave- I am already thinking baby card for it!

My second card is completely different from my first- more my typical 'rustic' style.

I used the a sentiment from the new set, Jesus is Born, and paired it with Born this Day- a perfect match, wouldn't you say?  As I was running out of mojo on this one, my sketch inspiration came from MOJO Monday~

I used some holly from the Christmas Silhouettes set for the decorative element on the sketch and cut the holly out with the matching die (yeah for intricate dies!).  My sentiment and a multi looped Waxy Flax bow finish off the card.
I am also entering this in the challenge over at Festive Friday-loving the plaid!

Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code!

Our challenge is "Christmas in July"  Just add your card to the gallery using the linky tool below.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.  

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!
If there are 50 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSJULYRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, July 18th to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

Have a blessed day!  

Lee Ann  :)
Supplies used-
Stamps- SNSS Jesus is Born, Born This Day, Christmas Silhouettes,  Christmas Morn
Paper- SU Natural Ivory, Basic Gray, pink, Soft Suede, retired dsp, Cherry Cobbler, Cryogen White, Neenah Solar White
Ink- Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Wild Wasabi
Other- gold ep, scalloped rectangle punch, Sizzix ef, SU paper doily, Simply Scored, MFT Circle Stax Dienamics, SNSS Christmas Silhouettes dies, Copics,  Close to My Heart Waxy Flax


  1. I like the elegance of the first one the the layout and papers on the second.

  2. Both are beautiful! I really like that first one; so elegant looking.

  3. Love the background papers behind the manger. Ties everything together. the first card is so pretty with the gold embossing. thanks for sharing.

  4. Love the cards.

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  5. Such pretty card Lee Ann. Love the way you cut the top of the tree! The images look wonderful on the second. Great designs.

  6. Gorgeous - love thefeel of your second card - the woodgrain works so well with the plaid to create a rustic feel! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  7. both of your cards are just gorgeous Lee Ann! The second one is stunning! I love that image and the wood grained paper! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

  8. I like your first card! Love the colors--elegant holiday scheme! And the rustic one is great, too--almost a complete opposite. You are certainly versatile in your crafting! :)


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