And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June Release Blog Hop



Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June Release Blog Hop!  We have SEVEN fabulous stamp sets and two sets of matching dies being released this evening!  You are going to love these sets, so grab a refreshing beverage, a tasty snack, and get ready for some amazing eye candy from the Design Divas!

To make the hop even more interesting, one lucky participant will have a chance to win the whole new release!  That's right...just leave a comment at every blog along the way and one lucky person will be chosen at random from a random blog to win the whole release!  You will have until 9:30 PM EST to make your comments.  The winner will be announced at the end of the release party tonight on the Sweet 'n Sassy forum at Splitcoaststampers!


If you've just come from the amazing Mary Faus, you're on the right track...otherwise you might want to go back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog to start at the beginning.  You won't want to miss a single project!
For my first sample, I used the new "Vintage Baby" clear stamp set, designed by the talented Dina Kowal.  It includes three fabulous images and NINE wonderful sentiments perfect for creating that perfect vintage baby card or gift.



Creative Nugget:  The beautiful mother and baby image was stamped on Neenah Solar White paper and cut with a long, thin rectangle nestie.  Copic markers were used to color the image and some Vintage Photo Ink was sponged around the image while it was still in the die. Strips of various pastel prints were used to create a bargello design on which to mount the main image.  A Swiss Dots embossing folder was used to give some texture to a coordinating piece of patterned paper.  All panels were mounted on True Black card stock and adhered to a Sweet Blush card base.  Some lace which was distressed with ink, pearls, and a tiny tag complete the vintage look. 

My next samples were made using the "New Beginnings" clear stamp set and matching dies. If you like butterflies, you will love this set!  It includes three beautiful butterflies of different sizes and eight wonderful sentiments perfect for card making throughout the year!



Creative Nugget:  For this clean and simple sample, a strip was masked off on the left side of the panel and sponged with distress inks creating a sunrise background for the three stamped butterflies.  An extra butterfly was die cut, stamped, sponged, and popped up on top of the middle butterfly for dimension.  The sentiment was then added.  This panel was mounted on True Black and a Select White card base.



Creative Nugget:  Another clean and simple layout was used to create this card.  The center panel was stamped with the Music  Background and mounted on True Black, then Blueberry Sky.  This was mounted on an embossed Select White card base.  The butterfly was die cut, stamped, and colored with Copic Markers. Pearls were added to the body and the butterfly was popped up on the Music Background.  A banner was hand cut for the sentiment which was also mounted on Blueberry Sky. A white ruffle was sponged with Faded Jeans Distress ink and added to the top of the card.  A few small butterfly punches and a white ribbon finish the card.  

I hope my samples have inspired you today.  Now head on over to the talented Kim Singdahlsen! Here's the whole list of bloggers today in case you get lost along the way.  

Cathy McCauley  <--- You are Here
Don't forget to comment on each blog along your way to be eligible to win the entire release!  Then make plans to join us tonight at 8:00pm EST over in our Member Company Forums on Splitcoaststampers for our New June Release Party!  We'll have full reveals of each fabulous stamp set, fellowship and chatter with friends, fun challenges, and more!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

46 comments:

Kim said...

Beautiful cards Cathy! (I saw your butterfly card in person at the Heirloom show and I adore it!! The rainbow colors are wonderful!)

Indy said...

Gorgeous!

Lori said...

These cards are gorgeous! I love that butterfly set/die!! TFS!

EstherT said...

Those cards are splendid! I can't wait to see the whole baby set!

Sue D said...

Lovely baby card--I like how you made the background pieces--and both butterfly cards are beautiful.

Emily Painter-Davis said...

I love the beauty and detail in your work!
Emily

LeAnne said...

All of these are just beautiful, Cathy! Each one is unique and special...what great sets Korin has come up with this time around!!!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards! I love the butterfly with the music background. Simple and stunning!

Cynthia said...

Fabulous samples, Cathy! Love the CAS design with New Beginnings.

Patricia said...

Three fantastic cards! I really like the quilted-look background on the baby card. The sunset butterfly card is a great CAS card. The blue butterfly card with the ruffle and the music background is just WOW - I love everything about it!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great technique on these cards! Love sweet image on the first and the design, and the masking on the second is really great!

Theresa said...

Such stunning cards!! I'm so excited about these new stamp sets!!

synthis said...

These are all very creative! :D

LisaMom said...

Love your cards. I especially like the Nwa Beginnings stamp and the butterflies

Barbie said...

Oh, these are BEAUTIFUL stamps. And you've shown them off very well!

jan farnworth said...

very nice

Krissy said...

great cards! I'm loving the butterflies!

merrymstamper said...

Oh Cathy!!! your cards are beautiful as always! I sincerely, mostly try to be like you :-) Love your cards, I think the first one is amazing. You captured the the vintage look.

Basslady said...

wow! these are so awesome inspirations!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Mary Kruschke said...

Cathy, these cards are gorgeous! Love the way you mask and stamp & what a creative element to color in around image while still in the die. Thanks for the ideas!

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the layout on card one and how you layered all the strips of paper. Gorgeous butterflies too.

Karen L said...

These are just beautiful! I really love the way you colored your vintage baby card!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. TFS

Harriet Skelly said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful Cathy! Can't wait to see the full sets!

Carol E said...

Wow! Your cards are just amazing, love the sentiments, butterflies and the way you put them all together. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Candace said...

beautiful, beautiful cards!! Your coloring on the first card...wow!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful!!

LAURA OWEN said...

Your cards a fabulous, but even more, I loved your bio. God first, family and then the pups (which are family). I am also a Christian, wife for 24 years and mom to 2 rescued beagles!! Thanks for your inspiring sayings, love this set!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Stunning cards! I love the butterfly ones!

Stephanie said...

Wow, all beautiful!

Lynne said...

Great cards all. Would never have thought to use those dp together but they work.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

lovely cards : )

Denisse said...

Your butterfly cards are so so pretty!!!

Lori said...

I absolutely LOVE the vintage baby card. The quilt like background layout is amazing! Also love any card with music on it! Thanks for sharing!

JustYolie said...

Oh my what stunning cards!! I especially like the first one! New follower here!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

beautiful cards, love the mother and child and the butterfly's are so great.

Joan said...

All three cards are absolutely gorgeous. What a creative mind you have.

Jill Norwood said...

Love your cards! I just ordered the baby set during the release tonight! Gorgeous images. Love your coloring!

Pati said...

Wow! Very pretty creations! Love your colors and all of your details on the cards. Lovely coloring of the mother & baby stamp, cool effect with the sponging around it too. Very cool sunrise sponging on the butterfly card, love the butterfly stamp & die used on the 2 cards.

Judy Jackson said...

Beautiful mother and baby! The other cards are wonderful as well.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Cathy. Classy and pretty... great colors with great images. Your sponged strip is amazing with the lovely butterflies. Great technique! Have a fabulous vacation!

Jessica said...

Oh Cathy! Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love those butterflies!!!

Becky said...

Not one, Not two, but 3 gorgeous cards.

DJreflections said...

Very pretty cards! The bear one is precious!