It's time again for another "Shannon's Sentiments" release!!! It's a big reveal this month so we're previewing the sets over 3 days. Today we're featuring "Spring Time" and "Garden Time". I'm sure it's such a big release because it's my FIRST with Shannon's Sentiments.
Today's preview is also being combing with our weekly challenge. Your hostess this week, Kapree, has challenged us to use 3 brads or eyelets on our cards.
The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on Feb. 15th at the "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our SNR group page at 8pm EST on the 15th as well.
There are unique giveaways this month that I promise you won't want to miss out on!
The first project I have for you is with the Spring Time set... how cute is that little ladybug???!!! Of course all the shimmer doesn't show, but this is one sparkly card! This card is for this week's challenge to use 3 brad or 3 eyelets. I hadn't used eyelets in FOREVER, and now I see why... I like the clean lines of the brads so much better, or maybe it's not the equipment; it's the operator???
In any event, focus on the SUPER CUTE lady bug, and everything will be ok.
Stamps: Spring Time by SS
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red
Copics: R46, Black Spica, Lipstick Spica
Paper: Copic X-Press It, Confetti White, Real Red
Accessories: Cranberry Zing Glimmer Mist, Gunmetal Stickles, Enamel Accents, Polka Dot ribbon by TRB
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle
Grand Calibur: None
Challenges Used: Release Peaks
And LOOKIE - I decorated the INSIDE of the card!
For the next project, I used the new Garden Time set. This little guy is going to be Mother's Day presents for my mom and MIL (yes, there are two). I just am not sure what is going in the jar yet, some sort of seed/garden thing. When I saw this stamp, I knew it had to be a tag for a gift jar. I colored it with E31, E33, and G28, and then added some Spring Flower Soft. I had to have the fuzziness of Spring with the Flower Soft. A little bit of TRB ribbon finished it off.
More inspiration from our design team to get your creative juices flowing for this challenge.
Becky Givans - Guest Designer
To play along, just add your link to the Mr. Linky widget on the sidebar for the February challenges. Mr. Linky will close for the month on Friday, Mar. 4th at 11:59pm EST.
The rules are the same as always.....
At the end of the month one $10 gift certificate to the Sentiments store will be given to one random winner picked from all participants each month. There will also be one free image ($3 value) given to the one player that participates the most each month.
1) You are encouraged to use an image from Shannon's Sentiments, but it's not required. (Check out the many freebies available at the store.)
2) Each player may contribute as many entries as they'd like for each challenge.
3) Blog posts must be linked back to the challenge post with your actual blog post, not your general blog link, or gallery link.
4) Your entry must be new art created for this challenge. You can combine it with other challenges.
Stop by again tomorrow for another set of previews!!