Tuesday, September 1

Sweet 'n Sassy BLOG HOP STOP!!

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Don't be fooled! The penguin is the same exact size on these two cards!! I didn't want to confuse anyone here with these pictures!!!!!!! The top cards is a typical A2, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card featuring the newly released mini-stamp-set called WADDLE I DO by SWEET 'n SASSY STAMPS! Available today for UNDER $6.00! How's that for a deal!?

He's just the CUTEST little thing and so fun to color in using my COPICS!! His scarf was touched up with a glitter pen, but the picture doesn't do it's sparkly justice like you see in person! Oh, well! Maybe I can use that as an excuse to get a new camera... HAHA!

The paper is some old MME Tres Jolie paper set "Cousins" I believe. I thought that the patterned paper looked similar to those ski-style sweaters you wear on the slopes! And I simply made the wavy sentiment tag by rounding the corners on one end and snipping the other end, and I colored it all over (was originally white) with an off-white Copic to match the dotted paper.

Below, this 5 x 7 card is using the SHEETLOAD OF CARDS September sketch from their debut ISSUE from today! Download your FREEEEEEE issue now! For you newbie readers, I am also a sketch artist at SheetLoad of Cards and this month I got to design up a fun sketch for you to try! SO, download your issue and get to creating a bunch of cards using limited supplies!!

This paper is by Basic Grey, Dasher maybe?? I just used a variety of brads in the center of the poinsettia to bling it up and a corner of red brads to draw your eye up and keep moving around the card to allow some balance, otherwise it was pretty 'bottom-heavy'. I don't make 5 x 7 cards often enough, but if you think about it, this could be put into a little frame for decorating, too! Maybe I should make this size for my Christmas cards this year! A forever keepsake for those recipients!!!

Be sure to check out all of SNSS designers' blogs today to see their creations using this stamp set and another set of a SnowMan! For a complete list of the designers' blogs CLICK HERE!!

Don't forget to download your free issue of September's issue of SheetLoad of Cards HERE and also pick up this cute Penguin set HERE! There are other sentiments that you come with the penguin, too, that makes this set even MORE flexible! LOVE THAT! You get so much for your money with this set! I love it when I get use out of a set for more than just one occasion!

I hope you enjoyed your stop on today's Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop! Please comment if you have a moment to spare! Let me know a little about yourself so I can also check in on your blog, if you have one! Now go keep hoppin' to the rest of the talented designers' blogs!

Make it a SUPAH DAY!!!


Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! Two super cute cards with the penguin set! I love the papers you used! Great cards!

Deanne K said...

The penguin and papers are adorable! Love your cards!

Dawn said...

too stinkin cute!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Love your penguin card! Too cute!

Bethany Paull said...

He's quite the cutie! Great cards.

Allison said...

How I am supposed to be enabled when you are using paper I can't get anymore? Ha ha! Super sweet creations for winter...love the pastels!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, both of these are adorable, great work...welcome to SNSS!

enjoy *~*

Anonymous said...

Both cards are so wonderfully bright and warm!!

Brandi said...

Super duper cute! I love both cards!



Ida P. Krause said...

Oh these are CUTE! - Love both cards.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Both are adorable Nicole! Love the colors! And that image is definitely the cutest penguin ever!

Welcome aboard the SNSS DT!

Kelli said...

I love that penguin, so cute!