Thursday, November 03, 2011

A Sweet 'n Sassy release party!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Day Blog Hop! This month the Design Divas and the Digi Team are hopping together, to celebrate the fabulous clear stamps, digis, and dies being released tonight!! Don't forget to join us tonight at 8:00PM EST in our member company forums over on Splitcoaststampers - we have a great release party planned! There will be full reveals of all of the stamp sets, digis and dies, plus challenges AND prizes!!!

If you just happened to stop by because you're a regular reader of my blog, you may want to head over to the SNSS Blog to make sure you don't miss anything, and get all the details about how to win some great prizes! If you're hopping already and you've just come from Stephanie's blog, you're on the right track.I'm using one of the new digis from this release - it's my first design available from SNSS in digital format! Many people had been asking for this design as a digital stamp, and we're happy to comply. You can even get it at 50% off for a few more days!
I printed my image in Word, changing the brightness to 80% and the contrast to 20% so I had a light grey image to work with. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in the image, then cut along some of the leaf edges and popped them up from behind with foam tape. I also used one of the new Eyelet border dies along the bottom of my card - you will love how these cut!! Your next stop on the hop is Holly's blog, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of team members sharing new release goodness today:


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41 comments:

  1. Wooooow!! I love that you lightened the image, to make the lines softer. You are a total crafty genius!!

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  2. Ooh! So very elegant and beautiful rolled into one! I love the softness and warmth your card has.

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  3. I am in awe! You are a true artist!

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  4. The look you achieved with this image is fabulous!! It looks like a painting and deserves to be framed! Gorgeous!!

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  5. wow factor. Your card is dreamy elegant. Thanks for sharing with all of us :-)

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  6. THIS is gorgeous!! It's soft and beautiful - love!!:)

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  7. Beautiful Dina! The coloring of your image is amazing...love it!

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  8. What is not to love about this gorgeous Christmas card! Let's begin with the unique soft colors of the DP! Then there's the popped up leaves and crinkle bow! Finally...the exquisite coloring...a true masterpiece, Dina!

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  9. This is so stunning Dana!! I love how you colored the image...so refreshing and different!

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  10. LOVE the soft colors you used on your card! So beautiful!

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  11. Wonderful Dina. That image is beautiful and your coloring is perfect, as usual.

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  12. my goodness...what an amazing style and colouring!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  13. I love what you have done with this image! I have only been seeing this done in dark colors! I LOVE this!!

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  14. Oh my gracious, what a beautiful card. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the layout , the coloring and I just plain love that card. Thank you for sharing it hugs Cathy K

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  15. WOW!! BEAUTIFUL!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  16. Dina your coloring of your gorgeous image is outstanding as always! I want to color like you when I grow up!! Now I can't wait to get your snowflake set!!

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  17. Gorgeous coloring. And, love the fab-U-lous bow!!

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  18. I love how you made this card so soft.

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  19. Gorgeous the way you printed and colored this, mf!! You always have the BEST hints and creative ideas - you know how much I love this image : ) !!

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  20. beautiful card and amazing coloring! I love this set I also used it for my card.

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  21. wow! I wanna color like you when I grow up!! Love it!!

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  22. Your colors are pretty so soft and beautiful on the candle.

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  23. oh my -- WOW! this is such a beautifully coloured image!

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  24. BEAUTIFUL candle card Dina. Your coloring skills are SO amazing! I like your fancy scalloped borders and that fun seam binding ribbon.

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  25. This card is outstanding. It looks like a professional watercolor. It's a true piece of art. Thanks for the hint about printing in word using a different brightness setting. You can't do much to improve on this image, but if anything does, it's your little bow with the button. That just softens up the whole image just a hair more. Wonderful, wonderful job. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  26. Elegant and simply gorgeous!! What a lovely card.
    Lynn

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  27. Just lovely!!! Beautiful art work!!! I love the border lace!

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  28. Super creative the way you lightened the image. I'm always in awe of how inventive people are. : ) Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  29. Very pretty candle card.

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  30. I think this is one of my all-time favorite Christmas images. Awesome!

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  31. Stunning and love the dimension!!

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  32. Oh how gorgeous Dina. Love the fabulous coloring. Looks like a painting! Just perfect. :o)

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  33. Nice card. Great border trim. millierose651@aol.com

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  34. WHOA - I never thought about changing the contrast to get a lighter image - what a gorgeous look! You amaze me!!

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  35. Dina, love what you did with this image! The softer look looks like a pencil sketch...so nice!

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  36. What a beautiful image of the candle!The card is terrific too.

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  37. So Beautiful Miss Dina! Love your Amazing coloring! Always makes my jaw drop! 8-) Just a Gorgeous Christmas Card! Love this! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon 8-)

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  38. Wow- fabulous card- love the colors you have used! Your coloring is very inspiring and I love the layout and the gorgeous ribbon!

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