Saturday, March 12, 2011

Exciting News: Shannon's Sentiments Preview Day

I am very excited as I have been asked to join the Shannon's Sentiments as a guest designer for March. I am honered to be joining this wonderful group of ladies and this will be my first of many posts as a part of the team!

It's time again for another "Shannon's Sentiments" release!!! It's another big reveal this month so we're previewing the sets over 3 days. Today we're featuring "Peace, Love and Stamping" and "Spare Change Jar".

Today's preview is also being combined with our weekly challenge. Our hostess this week, Kapree, has challenged us to distress our cards.

The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on Mar. 15th at the "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our CDAC 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.

Here is my sample using the Spare Change Jar set, what a neat set of stamps perfect for lots of fun things.  My oldest son has dreams of going to college far away from me at University of Texas, yes that's right he wants to be a Longhorn!  So when I saw this set I knew this was perfect to make a card for him, as we have told him a million times that you better get some scholarships to venture that far from home.

First I combined the jar and college into one image and then printed the image on black cardstock. Then I printed it on vellum, I know "gasp" I used vellum, which has also been in my stash for years! So I grabbed this burnt orange paper that has been in my stash for years + a little black & white cardstock.  Lots of layers and added a little embossing using my Cuttlebug numbers folder and then inked it with CTMH Black Ink.  I also inked all the edges as my distressing!  Added a little black ribbon too!

More inspiration from our design team to get your creative juices flowing for this challenge.

Christy Dillman - Guest Designer

To play along, just add your link to the Mr. Linky widget on the sidebar for the March challenges. Mr. Linky will close for the month on Friday, April 1st 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!!


Shannon said...

This is such a cute card!!! I love how you created the jar.

cindy said...

Love that jar. Isn't it the best little creation? Great job using it.