Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!!

Good morning folks! Earlier this year, I had the privilege of being on the design team for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with that wonderful group of ladies, and I certainly have missed them. I was absolutely thrilled when Korin, the owner of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, rallied up a bunch of us "alumni" and invited us to participate along with her current DT members in a Blog Hop to celebrate Sweet 'n Sassy's 3rd birthday!!

Here's a word from Korin about her wonderful company:

It's hard to believe that 3 years ago today Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps "opened for business" with just 4 clear stamp sets being sold on a simple blog. Since then SNSS has grown to over 100 clear stamp sets and hundreds of digital stamps! God has been so good to us!

Our images, sentiments and scripture stamps are sweet 'n sassy and everything in between. We're sure you'll find something you love. We hope you enjoy hopping along to see all the fun things we've created for your viewing pleasure. May you be inspired to create something truly amazing......something from your heart!

Today's huge Birthday Blog Hop includes the work of several Sweet 'n Sassy past and present design team members!! You will not want to miss a single participant's blog, as each and every one of us has BLOG CANDY to give away...so make sure to leave comments as you hop along!

The hop begins over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog, where you will also find a complete list of links to the hop participants. You should have arrived here after visiting with the very lovely and very talented Lisa...if not, just start the hop at the beginning, and you'll soon find your way back here. :)

For my card today, I used the festive digital stamp "Cocoa's Ornament". I adore this cute little mouse! Both the first and last projects I made during my term with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps featured a Cocoa image, so I thought it fitting that I use him again for this celebration blog hop. One of the best features of digital stamps is the ability to re-size and flip them according to your specific project. Before printing the Cocoa stamp, I measured the Spellbinders die that I planned to use on my card, and adjusted the size of the image on my computer before printing. Before removing the image from the die, I used my Inkssentials Blending Tool to apply Distress Ink in Milled Lavender. The gorgeous Christmas paper is from Bo Bunny...I LOVE the colours in this paper line! The bow was tied with my Bow Easy. I added some machine stitching, rhinestones, pearls and a Spellbinders lace border as finishing touches.


"Cocoa's Ornament" was printed on Neenah smooth cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. Stardust Stickles were added to the bow and to the teal stripes on the ornament.

Copics: Cocoa: W00, W1, W3, W5, E50, R11, RV000, R83, R83 Ornament: YG00, YG11, YG20, YG67, G99, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, RV000, V00, V01, V12, V15, V09, C00, C01, C03, E50, Y21, Y26, Y17, E33

BLOG CANDY TIME!!! Do you adore "Cocoa's Ornament" as much as I do??? Guess what...I get to give this digital image away to one lucky hop participant. :) Just imagine how many great projects he would be perfect for in the upcoming weeks!! Make sure to leave a comment on this post by Wednesday November 10 at 10:00 pm EST, and I'll announce the winner on Thursday November 11th! (Make sure to check back on my blog to see if you are the lucky winner!!)

When you are finished with the hop, make sure to visit the Sweet 'n Sassy Store to browse through the wonderful selection of stamps available for purchase!

Time for me to send you off to visit the next lovely gal on the hop...the very sweet and talented Joni!

Thanks again Korin for the invitation to join in the Sweet 'n Sassy birthday bash! It has been so much fun to reconnect with everybody and to have the chance to create with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps again.

Happy hopping friends...and don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win some great Sweet 'n Sassy prizes!!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Digital Stamp "Cocoa with Ornament"
Ink: Copic markers, Milled Lavender Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Ribbon, Stickles, rhinestones, pearls, machine stitching
Tools: Spellbinders, Bow Easy

59 comments:

Stampvanwinkle said...

Melanie, Your card is adorable. I love the sparkles and how you made Cocoa look so furry.

Thanks for celebrating with us.

Blessings,
Deb

Debby said...

Gorgeous ,what a perfect coloring, love all the bling!

Ceal said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the bling, great coloring too!

Margo said...

what gorgeous colors - stunning card (as usual!)

Tricia said...

That is the cutest card I've seen with that digi! I love the sparklies on the stripes!!!

Korin said...

This is fabulous, Melanie! Your coloring rocks and your papers are so beautiful! Thanks for celebrating with us today. You have been missed!

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...the colors are fantastic and I love how you colored and glittered the ornament! Beautiful job!

grandmafairymary said...

Fabulous card. Your coloring is amazing! I am glad I found you through this hop! I am now a follower!

Stephanie said...

This is amazing, love your coloring and your colors!

Cheryl said...

Melanie, Your card is stunning! I just love all the sparkle...

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So cute and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that paper!

Pattie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Lorie said...

Oh Melanie! I am just speechless, and in need of having my jaw removed from the floor! Your card is AWESOME!!!! Your coloring is AMAZING!!!

Hugs,
Lorie

Tricia said...

Too sweet, Melanie!! Love the image, your colouring and paper choice!

Janice M said...

ADORABLE!!! Your coloring is amazing!! Love the way you colored the ornament and gave cocoa fur!!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and how you colored Cocoa. His furry little face is adorable.

Happy Birthday Sweet n Sassy!



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annevctr said...

amazing love the glitter must try it

auntie lisa said...

How cute is this little Coco....and I LOVE the colors you used on this. Very fun!!!
Thanks
Lisa

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love your card. Your colors are outstanding. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Cheryl Sims

mom3 said...

Your colors and color choices are fabulous!

Zarah said...

Oh my world... Your colouring is divine!! The entire card is faaaaaaab!!

Janette said...

Melanie, this is just stunning! Love the colors you chose and you are just about the best at coloring as I have seen.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Melanie. Your coloring is amazing... love the sparkle and the stitching. :o)

Debbi said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love that image. Thanks for the chance to win it!
*smiles*
debbi

ScrapNMore said...

Love the use of the purples and greens! You have really decorated cocoa and his ornament awesomely (is that a word?)
Mary Mahey

Thebug415 said...

OH MY!!! HOw pretty!!!!

Jonia said...

I just love the colors you chose. Beautiful!

Cassie Beeze said...

WoW! These are beautiful. Gorgeous colours!!

Julie L. said...

Cocoa with his ornament is adorable! Thank you for the chance to win!

Julie L.

Julie said...

Wow, this is just awesome! Great color choices too!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

I love everything about this card, especially the bling on the ornaments!

Micki said...

I still can't color the fur like you can..... and your cards simply make me gush....absolutely beautiful.

Miss ya.... hugs

Stephanie said...

Your coloring is amazing!! I love the stickles and the color combo is great!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is just so pretty! :)

joy said...

So cute. I love the colors you chose.

Rene said...

wow, what a stunning card, love the BLING!

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Debra said...

Love the sparkle! TFS

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Bev's Wild Adventures said...

Love little Cocoa. rootseller55@gmail.com

Anita said...

The colors are perfect. Stunning! anitamocha@charter.net

Chrissy D said...

YOWZA! Love the bling and colors!

Peggy said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the image.

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Sue D said...

Great colors and I like the sparkly ornament.
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Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWWWWWIE! I'm in awe of your coloring! I just LOVE how you made his face look fuzzy...eeek, too cute! Awesome sparkle too!...gotta have sparkle, right? :)

Connie said...

I love every card, and I think I'm going to put the "bow easy" on my list of "Can't Do Without" supplies.

Melis said...

You did a gorgeous job on this card! I love, love, LOVE this little ornament image. Hope I'm the lucky winner! Happy Birthday to Sweet n Sassy!

Natalie said...

FANTASTIC coloring!! Wow!! Love the stickles to add a touch of bling to the ornament, perfect addition!!! Very cute card!

kathy s said...

what a beautiful card love your colours - that background paper is so pretty and your cocoa(he's so sweet) matches it so well. great card

Lori said...

very cute! I love the colors that you used. The shading is fantastic.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colors, and teh glitter, and Cocoa is very cute too. Great card.
xxx
Sarah

Renkata said...

Melanie, this little mouse with big ornament is amazing. Just love it.
Love your card too.

Roxie said...

Nice job with colors, great holiday card.

Shazza said...

WOW your card is fabulous, such a cute image and those papers are divine x

Kelly Schelske said...

This is absolutely fabulous Melanie! I love your coloring...I would ask for lessons if we lived closer:-)

Hugs, Kelly

campbelljudy1228 said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and sharing the Copic colors used.

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Love the stamp and your colors. Very pretty.


hugs
bobbi

Ren-Yi said...

what a different take on color combos for the holidays. but i really dig it. awesome transitions and coloring.

Marsha said...

Beautiful and cute combined into one card. Love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb said...

OMgoodness! Such stunning colors and amazing coloring! Sparkling and gorgeous!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love that paper, too, Melanie. Your card is fantastic! I especially love the way you made the ornament sparkle!