Big Announcement!

Happy Halloween peps! Whew, seems like this holiday is long gone already… between seeing Christmas decorations in the stores – to working on Valentines day stuff for the Sweet Shop – seems like I’m rarely celebrating the ‘right’ holiday. lol – Ever feel that way?! 
Boy do we have a BIG BIG announcement to make… Let’s start with a little ‘back story’ (just a hint – I know I can get chatty!) 
I started Sweet Stamp Shop over two years ago now, and I always hoped to grow to a place where I could bring in other artists as illustrators – As we’ve organically grown, about 6 months ago I finally felt like we were in a place to start searching for some illustrators…. and so the search began… and, like any other relationship – we ‘dated’ lots of people and had lots of ‘chats’ with so many talented artists. We knew – that God had the right plan for us and our Sweet Shop – and little did I know how amazing His plan was!! 
Long story short – Alyssa Bennett joined our design team, she lives here in San Diego – and we met up — we became fast friends (like, the friends that just ‘click’ and you’re hanging out all the time 🙂 She mentioned that she had a stamp line that she had to abruptly quit — and she had all these illustrations just sitting waiting for the right ‘thing’. Not thinking too much of it, I told her that I would help her sell the illustrations, and give her some of my contacts. 
She came over one night and brought her computer with all her illustrations. I started to go through her stuff – and I thought, wait a minute… you’re not selling these to anyone other than the SWEET shop! Her stuff is amazing and this whole time we were building a friendship — I had no idea I was becoming such great friends with Sweet Stamp Shop’s first illustrator! 
I can’t tell you the blessing that Alyssa has been for the Sweet shop – and for me. We sit in the Sweet headquarters, she listens to all my big dreams – hopes – stories … and she DREAMS – HOPES – and SHARES right along with me. 
In a year of transition – in finding myself – in shedding old and coming into NEW – Alyssa, Danni, Kristen – and all my Pinterst Party Pals … they’ve brought me back into the ‘friendship’ living. (quick gushing moment – here’s a peek at one of our pinterest parties… if you’re ever in San Diego – you’ll have to come!) 
SO without any further gushing… 
Please give a warm – sweet welcome to Alyssa! She’ll be introducing her new line with us starting in November. (here’s a little peek at what you can expect from this talented artist) 
If I’ve learned anything in the last 2 years – it’s that God has an amazing plan for you and the day that you choose to smile, look forward, and live with passion – HE will make your path more clear, and bless you immensely along the way. 
We can’t wait to show off more of what Alyssa has coming – I think you’re going to SWOON when you see just how cute her stuff is…. 
Take a moment and visit Alyssa on her new blog – HERE 
We’re also excited to be introducing some AHH-mazing guest designers to help show off Alyssa’s new line — take a moment to welcome these talented artists to the Sweet family… 
Also, because it’s just plain FUN – here’s a chance to win one of Alyssa’s debut sets before you can buy it – and before I can even SHOW it! 
Ok – now’s time to enter… 

Happy Halloween! Doesn’t Mr. Sweet look positively SCARY!?

70 Responses to Big Announcement!

  1. Looking forward to seeing Alyssa’s style and how it complements Nicole’s!

  2. I have worked with Alyssa on a few different adventures so I know just how talented this lady is! I was looking forward to her new designs when on her team, so I am so happy they are going to live again. Can’t wait!

  3. Fun easy to color images. That is what I would like to see. And from the sneak peak above I think that the Alyssa’s designs are going to be fabulous. I can’t wait to see more.

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. claudia leyva says:

    Her cute designs! Love the first picture of the mixer!

  6. yay for big news.. so excited for Sweet Stamp Shop… so fun

  7. Dorina D says:

    Fun, easy to use and colorful designs. Looking forward to seeing what comes.

  8. Exciting news! Loving the images I see! Can’t wait to see the full reveals!

  9. marylouh says:

    I love the stamp of the KitchenAide mixer. I think she’s going to have some great ideas for cooking stamps. Something we need. Welcome to the club Alyssa.

  10. Carolina Di says:

    Welcome Alyssa! Can’t wait to see what’s on the way and how it will complement the existing Sweet designs. Would love to see easy-to-color and FUN stuff….with emphasis on FUN! 🙂

  11. I am looking to add some new stamps to my collection!

  12. Cristine says:

    I am looking forward to seeing what Alyssa has up her sleeves! I was a huge fan of hers when she ran My Thoughts Exactly, so seeing her in action again will be wonderful! Great addition to the SSS team!

  13. Dana says:

    Yeah i so can’t wait to get these sets!! And i can’t wait to see whats coming down the road!! Congrats Alyssa!!

  14. Congrats, Alyssa! Cannot wait to see more of your awesome designs!!

  15. how very very very exciting!!! eek!!!! loooove the sneak peaks!! congratulations to alyssa and sweet stamp shop!! it sounds like a perfect match!! 🙂

  16. Kim says:

    Looking forward to more cute designs to color. Congrats Sweet Stamp Shop and Alyssa!

  17. Jenny Porter says:

    Looking forward to seeing all the new designs!!! <3

  18. Looking forward to new images to add to my wish list!

  19. D- says:

    First off I’d like to offer a huge WELCOME to Alyssa!!!
    Oh my gosh these are very cute illustrations and will easily compliment the Sweet Stamp ones.
    Crafty hugs,

  20. D- says:

    Next what am I looking forward to… well I could definitely feel the love and excitement in your intro. Having that kind of friendship both personally and professionally will definitely bring out the best in both of you. So I am looking forward to the creations you both come up with that can both work on their own as well as with each others sets.
    What a fun adventure. Happy to be taking it along with you.
    Crafty hugs,

  21. Mistylynn says:

    That is really exciting news. I’m so happy that you got a new friend out of it all too. Her designs are definitely SWEET! I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

  22. Melissa says:

    Oh, this is truly exciting! I can’t wait to see what she has come up with!!! 🙂 I can’t think of anything better than a new, talented friend! Congratulations to both of you!!!

  23. YAYNESS! Congrats to you and Alyssa and the DT- super cool!

  24. PS- just looking forward to seeing Alyssa’s cool drawings in stamp form!

  25. sharon g says:

    Seeing her sweet style. It reminds me of Lawn Fawn, which I LOVE

  26. Patti Doss says:

    Looking forward to sharing with my grand daughter’s Love your style

  27. Elise C. says:

    I am looking forward to Alyssa’s adorable designs! I can’t wait!! 🙂

  28. Erica says:

    I am looking forward to all the cute new designs! I love what I see so far!

  29. Barb says:

    looking forward to working with Alyssa’s sweet designs! from the sneak shown here, gonna be fun to color!

  30. cm says:

    Your story of a friendship turned to a partnership is so heart-warming! Looks like you two were *destined* to meet – and how wonderful the result! Alyssa’s stamps look like fun: sized for colouring and ‘everyday’ objects transformed to delightful images. I can see a wide audience appeal already! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Wow, I’m loving these designs. Alyssa has tallent, that’s for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to get some of her stamps before they are available for purchase.

  32. Looking forward to more amazingly sweet stamp sets!!

  33. Janet Zeppa says:

    Yay for your great news!! Welcome to Alyssa!

  34. Kelli Hull says:

    I LOVE things with FACES!!!!! These are TOO CUTE!!!!! That Vacuum is ADORBS!!!!!

  35. OH how exciting! Her designs look ADORABLE already! Can’t wait to see more!!!

  36. Ruthie Lopez says:

    I’m looking forward to see cute and great stamps and sentiments!

  37. looking forward to kawaii…looks as if she already knows it…

  38. Mary-Anne V says:

    Just looking at the little peeks is very exciting…I am looking forward to some masculine, teen and technology stamps.

  39. Colleen Dixon says:

    I am looking forward to the creative ideas along with the cute stamps.

  40. Danielle says:

    Congrats Alyssa! I am looking forward to see all the sweet new designs! I already love the sneak peeks.

  41. Dawn Woolf dwoolf at frontier dot com says:

    Love your whimsical designs! Can’t wait to see the new ones!! Congrats!

  42. LORRAINE p says:

    I love whimsicalcards and sentiments. Can’t wait to see more

  43. Iva says:

    Just looking for something that catches my eye and tells me that I just have to have it.

  44. Indy says:

    I can’t wait to see her artistic style! I’m thinking it might be cute and whimsical! Yay!

  45. Indy says:

    Thanks for all your great stamps and amazing inspiration!

  46. Renee says:

    The little washing machine, the broom and dustpan – I’m looking forward to that kind of cute, whimsical stamps! Can’t wait to see the rest! So happy for the Sweet Fam, old and new 🙂 Your hubbs is awesome btw!!!!!! Very scary!!

  47. I love the peeks you’ve shown us! Looks like some great designs… can’t wait to make some cards and ATCs!

  48. I can’t wait to see the new designs and all kinds of inspiration!

  49. I’m hoping to see more of those cute mixers!! That’s adorable! And welcome to the SSS family! Here I thought we were getting a “Sugar Cube”

  50. Congratulations to the DT (fantastic card artists!) and to Alyssa! That was a very heartwarming post! You two were definitely destined to meet and do beautiful creative work together!! Hugs, Darnell

  51. Sandy Lewis says:

    Congratulations to Alyssa! I’m SO looking forward to seeing her designs.I adore what I see already. I’m in LOVE with the mixer pattern. It’s going to be mine soon!

  52. ~ Kendra ~ says:

    Oh so exciting!! Love Alyssa’s designs!! Congra!!

  53. Aaaamzing! I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to see even more sweetness from your new Illustrator!

  54. How exciting!!! I can’t wait to see what new her stamp design style is like!

  55. Can’t wait to see the new stamps!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Linda R. says:

    Looking forward to unique designs with Alyssa’s personal style.

  57. I’m excited to see what style Alyssa brings to Sweets. And just how creative she will be. =) Congrats Sweets & Aylsssa.

  58. YAY!!! Cannot wait for these to be released, SO HAPPY for Sweet Stamp Shop 🙂 LOVE

  59. I’m looking forward to all the cute stamp sets.. I’m just excited to see everything!

  60. Sabine says:

    Ohh, such adorable designs! Really looking forward to see more :))

  61. How Awesome is that? It is amazing how God works in our lives. Congratulations to both of you. The little peek is so cute. I look forward to seeing so many more new and cute things from her.
    Amy Jones

  62. Lisa H. says:

    wow! what a beautiful story of friendship and faith. love what I see so far. I’m looking forward to seeing what Alyssa has in store. I arrived here via Lisa Arana. Congrats!

  63. Pamela says:

    Ohhh the new stamps sets look super cute! I’m definitely hoping to see more fun and hand drawn designs!

  64. Judy1223 says:

    Congratulations to you both, Nicole and Alyssa! This is the start of something wonderful, I can tell! Alyssa, I look forward to more sweet, adorable designs!

  65. Thienly Azim says:

    That is so awesome that you and Alyssa totally hit if off! and that you live so close to each other! Congrats to both of you on your upcoming release – this is going to be amazing! I love Alyssa’s designs and Nicole – you did amazing bringing them to life with your coloring! So happy to be a part of the excitement!

  66. What an amazing story … and such an exciting time! Congratulations … looking forward to adding more delights to my wish book! Anita (in France) 🙂

  67. Looking forward to even more sweet to buy and create with!!

  68. Ooh, exciting! Big news, I can’t wait to see the new stamps! x

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