02 February 2012

Release Day Is Here!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February New Release Blog Hop!  This month's release is so exciting  - it was even released a week early as a surprise! Get your warm beverage and tasty snack, and get ready for some amazing inspiration from the Design Divas!

My first card uses the new set designed by Dina Kowal, simply called You.  I love this set more than words can say!  For this CAS card, I stamped the sentiments in gray ink underneath die cut hearts, sewn together for a little pop.

I must confess that this idea is not originally mine; I cannot remember where on the internet I saw something similar.  I do love how it turned out, though, and will be making quite a few of these!  The hearts die set makes it very easy to create the little hearts. 

My second card today uses the stunning new Rose Collage, illustrated by Korin Sutherland.  How beautiful is that image?  And the set comes with sixteen different sentiments you can use in the banner, as well as those two sweet butterflies.  I made this card for a friend, to congratulate her on her retirement.  The gorgeous patterned paper is actually all cream - I used my Copics to color the background part on the larger panel (to make the cream flowers pop) and then again on the smaller panel I colored the flowers themselves. 

My third card today features the always adorable Rhubarb, who has a new set this month called Thoughtful Rhubarb.  I used the current Sweet Stop Sketch as a starting point for this card, and took it in sort of a non-spring direction.  It is perfect for a guy!  I accented my card with a couple of stars from the stars die set - I love how they will stack together like that.  And can you see the star scallop border peeking out from behind the image? 

And finally today I'm sharing a card that my darling daughter made using the new Egg-cited Cocoa set.  She got out her Star Wars glue stick and her fancy set of dual tipped markers (you know, the $5 set of like 50 markers in a tri-fold case), rifled through her extensive stash of pretty papers and ribbon, and finally added a sweet felt flower.  I did all of the cutting for her, but followed her specifications.  She got a folding craft table of her own for Christmas, and it was so sweet to have her sitting next to me, getting inky!

Be sure to make plans to join us for our new release party tonight; the fun takes place over in our member company forums on Splitcoaststampers.  We'll have great fellowship with crafty friends, challenges, and a prize drawing!  The excitement starts at 8:00 PM EST.

Now, take a look at what the other Design Divas have created to show off this amazing batch of February stamps:

Wendy Jordan (our February guest)

Don't forget, the entire February release is available in the store right now; you can order the stamps individually or at a discounted bundle price!  Head over to get yours today!

Supplies (I {heart} You Card): 
Stamps: You (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Card Stock: White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Yours Truly (Echo Park)
Ink: London Fog (Memento)
Accessories: black thread
Tools: Hearts die set (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Supplies (Rose Collage Card): 
Stamps: Rose Collage (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Card Stock: Kraft (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Canvas Corp
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Victorian Velvet (Ranger Distress)
Coloring Medium: Copics
Supplies (Thoughtful Rhubarb Card: 
Stamps: Thoughtful Rhubarb (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Night of Navy (SU), White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Blast Off (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk (Memento)
Coloring Medium: Copics
Accessories: Flax Twine (The Twinery)
Tools: Stars die set, Star Scallop Border die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


Anonymous said...

Ya'll are both so talented. Hugs...

Kim said...

Taylor...you rock. :-) Great cards (love that heart design, I might have to "steal" the idea!!) Love them all!!

merrymstamper said...

Great cards! love the "manly" Rhubarb card with the star dies!

tell your dd she did an amazing job with her card! love the colours she chose :-)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh Taylor - such beautiful cards!! I am head over heals for your CAS card!!! I need to buy this stamp set just so I can case this card!! And your daughter certainly shares your talent - what a darling card she made!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Taylor. Your stitched hearts look so pretty... and OMGosh! The Rose Collage card is gorgeous! Fabulous colors and textures. Loving the SWEET card your daughter made. The colors are so pretty. :o)

Jingle said...

So many cute cards! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one!!!

Giovana said...

Love all your cards Taylor! Fabulous designs and your little girl card is just adorable :)

Krissy said...

LOVE all your cards, Taylor! You are sooooo talented!

♥ ya! Krissy

P.S. Now I need to leave a separate comment for the equally talented little lady!

Krissy said...

AG, you did such a great job on your card!!!! I LOVE IT!! The flower is perfecto! You can come stamp with me anytime!


Makiko Jones said...

They are all fabulous Taylor!! Your daughter did a fantastic job on coloring too! Thank you for sharing.

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Taylor! The CAS I heart you is just fab and love the coloring on the Rose Collage. The bear is sweet and love the dp! However your daughter's card....PRECIOUS and a definite FAV! Love how she slanted the panels and added the felt border and flower. Quite a cardmaker you have there.

synthis said...

These cards are all wonderful. I especially love the heart one. That is so simple...yet sophisticated. :D

Amber (bambi64) said...

I wanna be like you when I grow up! :) Love, love your cards! Send that creativity my way!!

Jonia said...

Taylor your cards are just wonderful girl and your daughter did a fabulous job! Won't be long and she will pass mommy!

Anonymous said...

they are all fabulous - but you know which one i love the most! can't wait for her to get it!!!

you did a fabulous job! (as always!) so very very talented!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Love all of these cards - they're awesome!!!

marose6@comcast.net said...

your cards are beautiful! I love the cocoa one the most! your color choices and how it came together is wonderful. you should make more like this!