Mar 9, 2013

SSNS: Special Blend


Good morning!

Today starts the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March release blog hop. For the next four days, the designers will be joining together to focus on one new stamp set for each day!  The entire release is available for purchase right HERE.

Today, we are showcasing our newest illustrator, Diane Zechman's new stamp set called Special Blend.  It's a huge set filled with fun coffee and tea images and sentiments - perfect for so many of us and our friends!

On my first card, I paper pieced the stack of cups and added just a touch of Copic coloring for shading.

My next card has lots of texture with the embossing and shading.  It was a bit silly to add both the coffee beans and the bird with the tea bag... but, that cute little bird was the perfect embellishment.  

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All the other designers' projects are in the photos below.  Click on each photo to be taken directly to the designer's blog for more information.

Here's a full view of this HUGE stamp set!


I love how Korin always does a bundle with each release too - it's a great way to buy the whole release with some great savings!


Happy Hopping and Shopping!
Jessica



39 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Zella said...

Both cards are so pretty and I don't think it's silly at all using coffee beans and the bird with the tea bag on the second card - it just makes the card perfect for both a coffee drinker and a tea drinker! :)

Sandra said...

lovely cards - this is such a great set!
Sandra ltb

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards and just beautiful stamp sets!!

jcobb said...

This card is just adorable and the colors used are perfect. I love these stamps as I am a die-hard tea drinker!

Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are lovely Jessica! My friend drinks coffee while I drink tea~so I love the blend in your second creation.

Kris B said...

Both your cards are wonderful! And you're right, the little bird is the perfect touch! TFS God bless!!

Becky said...

Both of these are just adorable. Wonderful paper piecing on the first one

Kim said...

Wonderful cards, Jessica! I love the addition of the doily as a backdrop for the tea cups and the coffee bean card is the perfect blend of texture and color.

Sue D said...

Love the papers and doily on the first card and all the texture on the second.

Cynthia said...

Oh, I like both cards, Jessica! Great paper piecing of the coffee cups. This set is going onto my Wish List!

Natalie said...

I love paper piecing! What a sweet tea cup card. Both cards are so cute.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Jessica. Love the coloring. The coffee bean background looks great! I will have to remember that. :)

Marilize said...

Lovely cards and an amazing release :)

Cathymac said...

Fabulous samples as always, Jessica! I never would have thought to use the beans as the focus of the card, but I really love how it turned out! Love the paper piecing on the first card, too!

Cathymac said...

Fabulous samples as always, Jessica! I never would have thought to use the beans as the focus of the card, but I really love how it turned out! Love the paper piecing on the first card, too!

Jean Bullock said...

I was just going to sign off Facebook and what do I see? An awesome hop. Sigh. The chores will just have to wait.

Love these cards, especially the coffee bean card! This is a must have collection!

Judy P said...

Love your card, great job

Indy said...

Great cards! Love the coffee bean stamped background!
{hugs}
Indy

Christina Betts said...

Haha Me too!! The chores will just have to wait... beautiful card!!

momandmec said...

Colors of first card are very cheerful and I really like the second card for the sentiment and simplicity. that cute little bird is a nice addition!

Bonnie Worley said...

Both cards are terrific!
I like the sentiment you used on the first one. Good for many occasions.
Bonnie

Bonnie Worley said...

Both cards are terrific!
I especially like the sentiment on the first card.
So versatile!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Love both cards! The pieced cups are fabulous and I love the bean background!

Holly M said...

Beautiful paper piecing, Jessica. Your embossed coffee bean card is adorable!

Pati said...

Cute cheery cards! Love your paper piecing of all the cups, wow!

Just Me said...

I love both of these cards. I really like the stacked cups. I love this set of stamps.

the primitive country bug said...

Your cards are super cute!

ajax said...

These cards are great. I love the shading and the paper piercing on the first one. The card with the coffee bean background with the tea bag bird shows that it is versatile.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

totally love your cards!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

GReat release! I love your cards, especially the first one, so colorful. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Great color and paper choices! Love the cards!

Sherry said...

pretty!! I like how you paper pieced the cups on the first one!

Jonia said...

Love your cards and love this stamp set.

Lorie said...

What a great card! I love the 'perk up' card! I didn't realize you live in Stoughton...I grew up and graduated high school in Milton and will be back there for a couple of days this summer! Neato!

Joan V said...

Wow, fantastic cards. I love them both. And that little birdie is cute. He could be carrying a bag of coffee beans and there are little coffee bags that look like tea bags. I just love this whole set of stamps and sentiments.

synthis said...

These are two cute cards. I especially liked the coffee bean one. :D

Jo4Him said...

Super cute cards; love this set. Great job. Thanks for sharing

Makiko Jones said...

Wonderful cards, Jenn!! I especially love the coffee beans background!

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