Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends of SNSS Blog Hop

This is my 2nd post for today.  Please scroll down one post to see my last guest design project for Daydream Designs.

Today I have the honor of participating in the Friends of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Blog Hop!  You'll want to visit as many blogs along the way as you can because one commenter on four of the blogs will be chosen to receive a $15 store credit.  To be included in the drawing, you must leave your comments by midnight EST, Friday, November 30th.  The winners will be announced on the SNSS blog on Sat., Dec. 1st.

I first became acquainted with SNSS shortly after the company first started 5 years ago.  What initially drew me to SNSS was that they had KJV Scripture stamps.  Those are hard to find and I was so excited to find so many in one place.  THEN I discovered digi stamps and Cocoa and Rhubarb and....  well, I was hooked pretty quickly!!  I was so honored in early 2011 when Korin asked me to help promote SNSS on what was then the Christian Paper Crafts site.  In May of that year, I was even more honored when she asked me to be a member of the SNS Digi Challenge design team.  Last month I became the DT Coordinator for that team and love using SNSS stamps & digis more than ever.

For my project for the hop, I wanted to show you a simple door sign I made for our daughter's college dorm door.  When she first saw this digi, she instantly asked, "Could you make me a Merry Christmas sign for my door and use that Cocoa?"  Of course, I said, "Yes."  I'm going to miss these requests after she gets married next spring.



Since it's for a door and needed to stay light so that sticky-tack will hold it up, I kept the design CAS.  Before printing, I separated the sentiment into two lines in Word to keep things more balanced.  Gotta love that about digis! I colored the image with copics and added some shading/texture with a colorless blender.   I used my Grand Big Scalloped Oval nesties for the layers.  I traced and hand-cut the solid red mat because I needed it that in-between size. The plaid layer is actually pieced together.  I was using scraps and didn't have a piece big enough so I put two pieces together and lined up the plaids.  I taped it together, placed the die strategically, then die-cut and embossed it.  Since it has layers on top of it, you really can't tell from the front unless you look at it very closely.  I don't even think our daughter noticed....shhh don't tell.  :)




I used some Crystal Effects on the candy cane and Cocoa's nose for dimension, added Frosted Lace Stickles to the marshmallows, and gave the snowflakes some sparkle with Star Dust Stickles. 

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Express-It, Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park (Season's Greetings)
Stamps:  SNSS Digis (Sweet Cocoa, Christmas Sentiments)
Inks:  Copics (N0, N1, N3, N5, N7, G14, G17, R27, E01, Colorless Blender)
Embellishments/Tools:  SU Crystal Effects, Stickles (Frosted Lace, Star Dust), Spellbinders Grand Big Scalloped Ovals

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #56 - Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #167 - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Glitter
Craft Your Passion - Holiday Edibles (candy cane)
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge (PPMC67) - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Christmas
Whimsy Stamps #53 - Traditional Christmas Colors
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Terrifically Thrilling Thursdays - Use Scraps

Thanks for hopping by today.  Don't forget to leave comments as you hop along so that you'll have the best chance to win one of the four $15 prizes hidden among all the participating blogs.  Be sure to stop by the SNSS blog on Sat., Dec. 1st, to see if you are the winner.

Please also come back tomorrow for the new SNS Digi Challenge.

31 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Sweet peppermint card! This is another one of my favourite Cocoa's :) Love your card.

synthis said...

It's Cocoa! He brings a smile to every card. I like the simple extras you added to it. :D

Robyn said...

Stephanie! So good to stop by your place and visit! Love what you are doing with your talents!

RitaR said...

This is very striking! I loved reading all about the steps you took in designing it ... I'm especially impressed that you had to piece that plaid layer. No one but you would ever know!

naneruth said...

Adorable

Sharon Huffman said...

Very cute and great use of scraps!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a darling image, Stephanie. I will have to check out their shop when I have some free time. Thanks for sharing this adorable little project in our challenge this week. What a super blessing to have another entry from you. I am SO grateful!
Hope you're having a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Stephanie. Love darling Cocoa. Great shape!

Sarah said...

This is so adorable Steph. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps, good luck with the challenge x

Anita said...

What an amazing card!

Mary Kruschke said...

Really love the dimensional effects and shimmer in your Cocoa card. One of my favorite stamps, too!

Joy said...

Super cute, love the simplicity... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely little sign for the dorm door. How cute to have Cocoa on one's door!

Shannon White said...

Oh What a Darling sign!!I Know your Daughter is going to Love this little Sweetie! So Cute And Festive! Love you Sweet Cocoa and the touch of sparkle too! 8-)

Lydia Fiedler said...

That is stinking adorable - and what a cool shaped card!

Jennifer said...

This is just a cup of cute! Great detail on the cup and candy cane!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous...love the shape!

Diane said...

I can see why your daughter ask if you would use this sweet little image !! Your door hanger is adorable Stephaine and thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Michelle said...

This is so lovely. Fits perfectly to our challenge.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
XXX Michelle

Sue D said...

How cute to decorate a door!

Mary-Anne V said...

what a cute card...love the shape and the sweet image.

Caroline said...

Love the clean look and the shape. Too cute!

Jingle said...

Super cute! Gotta love Cocoa! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

acpriess said...

You can't go wrong with cocoa!, this is adorable!

MariLynn said...

This is so cute. I like the way the candy cane looks.

Jo4Him said...

What a cute door sign-very creative. Love that image. Thanks for sharing

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Stephanie, I love that little mouse and your whole project is so adorable. Thank you for blessing us with it.
Psalm 103 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday

Cynthia said...

Sweet shaped card, Stephanie.

Angie said...

Oh what a fun door sign!!! Isn't it wonderful to get a paper request? I imagine the requests aren't going to end after your daughter gets married!!!

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous christmas creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps!
Kim – Digital Designer x

scrap joanny said...

sweet card - perfect for us chalenge - thank so much for playing with Craft your passion challenge - hugs Joanna

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