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Monday, July 9, 2012

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Release Day!!!!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps July release blog hop!  All of the July releases are available right here (yep, you don't have to wait until tonight!)  Hope you can join us over on in the SNSS forum on SCS for the party as well as a fabulous set of challenges throughout the day! 

If you arrived from Taylor's blog you are in the right place and if not, be sure to start at the beginning: the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog.  One lucky commenter on our blog hop today will win the ENTIRE release!!! 

I was thrilled to work with two stamp sets, the first of which is Sheltering Cherry Blossom:

I heat embossed the image with Versafine Black Oynx and Clear Embossing powder before coloring it with Spectrum Noir markers.  The patterned paper is from my scrap stash and Basic Grey which I thought went well with my cherry blossoms.

The next stamp set I am showcasing today is Bridge of Hope...and I know, where is the bridge???  Will share a CAS one soon, I promise :)

I combined this verse from the set with the Music Background stamp.
I just LOVE the hymn that Dina included in this set and it holds a very special place in my heart.  Do you know the story behind this hymn by Horatio Spafford?  It truly shows the comforting hand of God amidst many heartbreaking trials...here is a link.  


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Blessings,

50 comments:

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Jennie! I love the colors and papers and stamps you used!

Kim S said...

Absolutely lovely cards. Your choice of colors and your use of the branch on the first card is perfect for the sentiment. And I have always loved "It is Well" - your focus on that sentiment is beautiful!

Kim said...

Beautiful Jennie!!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Jennie! I love the hymn "It is Well" and how you chose to focus on the words from the song on your card. The story behind the song is so inspiring and reminds us that God will give us peace in all circumstances! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Jingle said...

Jennie, your cards are so beautiful!

Olga said...

these are just gorgeous!!!

Basslady said...

your cards are such a beautiful eye-candy!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cibele Glazer said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose for the cherry blossoms card and the music card is so pretty!

Sue D said...

Both cards are beautiful and I like how you showcased the hymn.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Jennie. Your cherry blosom is so pretty. Love the colors. The second card is so elegant with the square die and dry embossing. So glad you were able to join us at SNS. :o)

Brenda said...

So beautiful - I just love this stamp set.

Debbie said...

These are both gorgeous cards!! I have to say that I am partial to the musical one! I love the musical background papers!! It Is Well With My Soul is one of my favorite hymns!!!

merrymstamper said...

wooo!!! love your Cards Jennie. The featured hymn on your card is beautiful and meaningful, when you know the story from which it was borne. TFS.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is a great set! I love your color combinations - very pretty cards! Wishing you a happy Monday!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Debra said...

Beautiful cards! Perfect papers for the Cherry Blossom.

Maureen said...

Oh Jennie, these cards are breathtaking! I am as sure as the light of day whoever receives these at some point in time will cherish them! TFS your art work with us out here in blogland today.
Hugs,
Maureen

EstherT said...

Jennie - these are beautiful. I love how you combined the music stamp with the hymn lyrics! The results are spendid!
Thanks, Esther

Krissy said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE the "It Is Well" stamp paired with the music background! It's my favorite hymn!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Very pretty cards, I love the embelishing details.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the DP you used with that beautiful image on the first card and the way you framed the second one out is stunning.
LYnn

Bridget said...

Both of these cards are incredibly encouraging and uplifting, Jennie...the soft brown and pinks of the first one are so pretty and soothing and I love the meaning and truth behind the second one, especially knowing the story of how those words came to be written!

seamom said...

Wonderful cards! The first card is beautiful and encouraging. The second warms my heart! I love that you made it a music focused design.

hollydjackson said...

Jennie i love you cards....thanks for sharing with us!

Pati said...

Very nice cards. I like the pink & brown combo of the first and your music layering on the second. That is one of my favorite hymns!

Jessica said...

Beautiful, Jennie!!! I'm so happy you're on the SNSS team - Korin is a dream to design for and her stamps are amazing! Love you -

The Other Patti Sue said...

You do the most beautiful work... these are stunning!

Heather said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Love your coloring on the first and the simple elegance of the second. Can't wait to see more of these sets!

Ceal said...

beautiful cards, I love that song it is well

Linda Carson said...

Lovely colors and design! That's my dh's favorite hymn.

Cynthia said...

Lovely samples, Jennie. I really like how you've showcased the verse from "It is Well with my Soul". One of my favorite hymns.

MaxineD said...

Beautiful cards Jennie - love the music one in particular.
Blessings
Maxine

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

so pretty!! I love the little corner piece in the first card and the music background in the second!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Laura Love said...

What pretty cards! I especially live the one with the hymn and music - very nice!

Caroline said...

Hi Jennie just found your blog by chance. Your card's are absolutely stunning, love your style. Caroline xxx

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I keep seeing these beautiful cards with these marvelous sentiments and all I can think of is my dear friend whose daughter just discovered that she has breast cancer. How I would love to lift my friend up a bit with some of these. Beautifully done!!

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful card, Jennie! Congrats on your new DT position, too! What a great new release for SS! :)

Jennifer said...

Both of your cards are exquisite! I love the corner tab on your cherry blossoms and the music touches to go with your sentiment on the second. Thanks so much for the link....it truly is incredible.

Heather B said...

Beautiful cards! I'm falling in love with Sweet N Sassy stamps!!

Mary Kruschke said...

Your paper choices really highlight these stamps. They are very graceful as well as peaceful in reminding us of the Lords caring ways. Thanks for sharing!

Linda R. said...

Both cards are very beautiful. Love the embossing on the first card and the hymn on the second. Very nice!

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the layout of the first card and the color combination. Pink and brown is so pretty. Love the music theme on the second. So elegant!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Your cards are awesome!!!

Indy said...

Beautiful work!

Barbie said...

Very nice! I especially like the colors in the first card.

Gloria Stengel said...

So pretty! I am in love with the flowering branch stamp!

DJreflections said...

Pretty cards!

rizzosw said...

Love your blog! Oh I would love to be that one lucky person and win that awesome set!

Marlena M. said...

Both of your creations are lovely Jennie. Beautiful scrollwork.

Pam D said...

Both cards are beautiful, love the music background and the story behind the hymn, TFS!

Patricia H said...

Two great cards here! I love the pinks and browns of the cherry blossom card. As gorgeous as the bridge image is, I think it's really interesting that instead you chose to highlight the hymn verse for your sample.