Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sweet n Sassy Stamps New Release Review!

Hello All!

Happy New Year and Welcome to the January Sweet n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop.  We are excited to share creations with this month's fabulous sets.  Hop along with us for a chance to win a $10 gift code to the Sweet n Sassy Store!  Just leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop, the more blogs you comment on, the greater your chances of winning.  Winners will be announced on 1/22/20 on the snss blog.

I have a set of Valentine's cards.  I have been intrigued with the 'same but different' idea lately, so made 4 similar but different cards.  It was easy to make 4 different Valentine's cards with this adorable set, Lots of Love.  I also kept the same color combo for each card. 

First up, Sending You All My Love~

I stamped the hearts from the Tea For Two Stamp Set in Versamark on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then heat embossed it in white.  Next, use Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Alizarin Crimson And paint a wash of color around the hearts, adding more to the right side of the hearts.
Next, stamp the adorable dachsie in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color the dog with Copics.  Then fussy cut out.  Die cut a 'You' from kraft paper (sss) and stamp 'sending' from the Lots of Love stamp set and 'all my love' from the new Love Wordfetti Stamp Set in Versafine Black ink. Pop the dog up on dimensional tape.

Next up, Valentine Cat~

The kitty is colored with Copics on Neenah Solar White cs and fussy cut out.  White ink is sponged through a stencil from Stamplorations on the kraft card base.  The sentiment is from Lots of Love as well and is stamped in Versafine Black Ink for a dark, crisp image.
I am linking this card up to the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge- 'Stencil'. 


This card gave me fits.  I had the hardest time pulling it all together.  Chalking it up to lack of mojo.

This image was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I wanted him sitting on something and I remembered I had these letter dies that I had not used in ages.  I die cut the letters from red cs and adhered them to the white card base.  Then adhered the sloth to the card as well.  The 'hugs and kisses' and 'with all my heart' are both from the Love Wordfetti Stamp Set.
I am linking him up to Inspirational- 'Fauna'.

Lastly, the dancing pig, lol!

The pig was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, directly on the kraft cs, and then colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  Enabler Alert- The 72 set of Prismacolor Pencils is a great price right now at Dick Blick (73% off list!); add to that free shipping on orders over $35. You're welcome!!   Once colored, I went over the black lines with a Pigma Micron Pen to darken them back up.  I would have stamped the image again, but I wasn't thinking and had already removed the stamp from my MISTI.   The sentiment is from the Lots of Love stamp set and was stamped in Versafine Black ink.  I added a dark brown strip of cs and some Valentine patterned paper down the side of the card front.
Thanks for sticking with me if you have gotten this far!

Here is your Hop List~
Sweet n Sassy Stamps Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett - You are HERE!
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson


  1. Wow! That's such a sweet set of Valentine's cards! I love each and everyone of those cute critters !

  2. Oh, how I ADORE your animals. I can't decide which I love best. SO CUTE!!!!!! I'm wondering which YOU love best.... to me they are all just adorable, and you colored them so well. Great scenes.

  3. These are fantastic! I need to get myself a alphabet die!

  4. This new set is just too cute for words and all of your
    cards are simply adorable (as well as colored so perfectly!).
    I can't even pick a favorite ...

  5. These little critters are so cute! You even made the sloth look adorable. The stenciled hearts make a wonderful background!

  6. Oh Lee Ann -- I love all four of these ADORABLE cards! You rocked these stamps!

  7. Your coloring is AMAZING! I LOVE the critter set! The pig is the cutest! LOVE how you used kraft paper!

  8. What darling Valentine cards! The kitty is my absolute fave, although each one of the critters is just adorable!

  9. These are adorable! I love the one with the sloth the most I think.

  10. Great set of cards, Lee Ann. The cute critters make me smile!

  11. Totally fabulous cards. My favorites are the ones with the kraft background, especially the kitty one. Blessings.

  12. They are all adorable! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Each and every critter is just as delightful as the card they adorn!!! Each with a character of their own! Thanks for inspiring me :)

  14. Wow!!!! Your cards are amazing Lee Ann!!!! They are gorgeous and showcase this wonderful new Lots of Love set! I love to see your clever colouring and design elements! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  15. Beautifully made - these cards are great. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.


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