Thursday, March 12, 2015

March Release Day at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March 2015 Release Day Blog Hop and Challenge!  The days are getting longer, the weather is changing, and Spring is on the way! Who doesn't love watching for the first signs of spring after a cold and snowy winter?  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will help set the stage for Spring with three new Mini Flower Block stamp sets ...AND for you animal lovers out there…two new stamp sets featuring our favorite canines and felines!  

I am highlighting the two animal sets today: Puppy Love and Kitty Love. If you missed my post from earlier this week, scroll down one post to see another example using Puppy Love.

First up is a sweet sympathy card. I lost a pet this past summer, and I truly appreciated the sweet cards and notes I got from friends about my dear Lucy (my ten year old lab). To make even more of your stamps, this could be used for other sympathy needs as well.


I stamped my sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black. Stitching, pearls, ribbon, and roses, help make for an elegant sympathy card for a pet or a loved one. I hand cut the banner for the sentiment. Both this and the next card use Memory Box Brandywine designer paper.











Next up is a Side Step Card design using Kitty Love.



Release Giveaway!
What would a release be without a giveaway, right?  Well, here are the details of this month's release prize. One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  You have until Thursday, March 19th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, March 20th!

Last but not least...
We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!

"Love Your Pet"  
(Include a pet on your card or project) 

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!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, March 19th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
   If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSMARCH2015RC 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, March 20th to see if you've won!

20 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are both lovely Judy. Love the colors on both of them and those pet images are so cute.

Birgit Norton said...

Both of your cards are so sweet! Love the dog and cat sets!

jcobb said...

Lovely cards! These pet stamps would be wonderful for creating "sorry for the loss of your pet" cards.

Angie said...

Judy, your cards are stunning. I love the gorgeous papers you used for both. Sweet sympathy card and precious kitty card! I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Lucy.

Linda Hasz said...

Losing a pet is one of the more difficult things to go through in life. I appreciated each card I received when I lost my Cairn terrier, Maggie, 2 years ago. Your cards are beautiful!
Linda

Jane Bosi said...

What lovely cards. So pretty and delicate!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are just beautiful, Judy.

Sue D said...

Beautiful sympathy card and lovely cat card.

kellyjean said...

Lovely colors! Beautiful cards, Judy!

Kren Kurts said...

Judy, what great cards. Love the silhouette images a bunch! TFS!

kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

mgpm said...

Your work is so detailed and lovely! I agree, it's kind when someone remembers that the loss of a pet really hurts.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. I love your paper choices. TFS

Nana Griffin said...

Love the colors and designer paper used. great cards.

Heather said...

These are both sooo gorgeous! I love your color combos and your papers. The cat looks awesome stamped with black on the kraft; it really helps to define the outline.

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous release projects, Judy! The sympathy card is beautiful and shows the versatility of this fun new set. LOVE the step card…the scene you created is wonderful. So sorry for the loss of your Lucy…I know how painful it is to lose a loved fur baby!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards Judy. The sympathy card is so elegant. The colors are so pretty. The side-step card is amazing. Super cute design.

Jenny said...

Wowzers Judy! Both of your cards are simply stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the combination of pink and maroon. Both cards are so pretty.
The side step card is really nice.
the kitty is fun.
thanks for sharing

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards - I love this colour. The kitty card is my favourite.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful cards with the new sets. So sorry for your loss! We lost our 12 year old lab to cancer last May. He is still missed daily!