Welcome to the October release Hop at Sweet N Sassy Stamps! You guys… this year has seriously been a blur and not in a fun way! I am just ready for a new, new normal I think 🙂 Well today we can sit back and just enjoy all the inspiration the team has for you! I hope you have fun!

Psst – there are beautiful flowers, awesome sentiments and more adorable gnomes squeee!!!

You should have arrived here from Karen’s page. If not, jump back there so you don’t miss anything. Hop along to all of the blogs (listed below just in case something goes wrong along the way 🙂 ) for even more inspiration with the October stamps. Leave a little comment at each stop on the hop before 10pm on October 20th and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, October 21.

Hop Order:

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lyn Tomlin– THAT’S ME!
Sheri Gilson

This month I am featuring the Encouraging Peonies set. The possibilities are endless with this beautiful set!! I brainstormed quite a few but only got two done for today (oh well that means more to come 🙂 ) It also has some very thoughtful sentiments which is always a bonus with a great image stamp set.

For my first card, I created a simple flower with an added leaf and a sentiment from the set. I stamped my image onto kraft cardstock with Archival Ink and colored it with polychromos pencils. I wrapped some jute at the bottom and added it to a cream card base.

For my second card, I used the large flower and inked it right side up and up side down on a piece of white cardstock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink. I left about a one inch gap between the two floral images, then created a sentiment strip using a sentiment from the October Stamp of the Month: My Thoughts of You to fill in the gap. Do you ever go black and white with your images? It was really hard not to put color to the page but I kept it all black and white and I think it has a very striking look – really like this one.

I hope you had fun hoping along and were inspired by all you saw! NOW head over to see what Sheri has created for you!!

If if you get the opportunity to craft with some of these great stamps (or any other SNSS stamp) we would love to see what you create on our SNSS VIP Group Facebook Page; Or tag your creations with #snss or #sweetnsassystamps on Instagram.

Thanks so much for stopping by!