Sunday, June 1, 2014

Happy June! Blog hop time for SU's New catty + BLOG CANDY!

Hi friends! Happy June to you all! I'm excited to welcome you to the the first Crafty Paper Confectionista's Blog Hop for the Stampin'Up! New Catty, which you will be able to view and order from starting June 2 at noon.  AND, don't miss out on the Blog Candy at the bottom of the post!  For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment and following my blog by midnight on June 2nd! You can follow my blog with Bloglovin or from Google Friend Connect. Easy peasy, right?!  Good luck to you!

I'm the first stop and today I'm sharing the Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp Set available in the 2014-2015 Stampin'Up! catalog and using In Colors card stock for the background.  For this first card the background is Hello Honey and I colored the pretty bloom with the Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker sets.  If you look closely, you'll see there are a 5 rhinestones in the center that I also colored in with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  Isn't that cool?  That's one of the features with the Blendabilities markers - since they're alcohol based, you can use them to color in the rhinestones, pearls, and buttons to match or coordinate with your projects.  So fun!

Here's a closer look at the bloom and the rhinestone center:

I used two of the three Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities markers - the darkest one closest to the flower center and the middle tone for the rest of the flower.  One last look at the card, glistening out in the sunshine.  I love how this flower pops against the Hello Honey background.  Such a Happy and cheery card!

Here's another card I created using the Lost Lagoon card stock as the card base.  

For this card, I used another flower image in Bloom with Hope stamp set and also used the new Lullaby DSP.  I added some texture to the card by embossing it with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  I colored in these sweet flowers with the Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities markers AND I also colored in the pretty Vintage Faceted button, too!

What I love about the Blendabilities markers is that they truly add dimension to the image - I also discovered that I really enjoy coloring these images in and watching them come to life as I add color or shading to the images.  You can see that I used a darker marker in the Daffodil Delight family around the center of the flower.  By coloring in a circular motion, you are able to blend the colors more seamlessly.  

Here are the recipes for both cards:

{Happy Birthday Bloom}
Cardstock: Hello Honey, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Bloom with Hope
Inks: Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Accessories: Deco Labels Framelits, Banner Framelits, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Sequin Trim 
{Congratulations Happy Flowers}
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Bloom with Hope
Inks: Black Memento Ink, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities
Accessories: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Banners Framelits, Deco Label Framelits, Linen Thread, Vintage Faceted Button, Gold Sequin Trim, Banner Punch; Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive Blendabilities, Lullaby DSP
I hope you enjoyed the cards and sneak peek of the new Bloom with Hope Hostess Set!  You'll be able to order and view the products on my online store at noon on June 2

Now, for some Blog Candy... I'm going to pick 2 winners

One lucky winner will get this Simply Sent card kit, which comes with all the supplies needed to create 8 cards +envelopes.  You'll get 4 of each design (stamp sentiments not included). 

And another lucky winner will get the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit!  This kit includes ALL supplies to make your own custom stamp.  This is an amazing set and a allows you to explore your stamping creativity!

For a chance to win the pretty Simply Sent card kit or the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit, all you need to do is leave me a comment and become a blog follower by Midnight, June 2nd!  I'll be picking a winner at random and announcing on June 3rd.

Now, it's time to continue on with our mini blog hop to get more sneak peeks of products from Stampin'Up!'s new catty!  Here's the lineup:

Rosemarie {you're HERE!}

Thanks for popping by!  Your next stop is Norma!


Beebeebabs said...

Very nice project tfs!!!

scrappinC said...

Love both of your cards. Love how you colored them with the new pens. Love your banner on the second card it is so cute. Can't wait to see the new catalog.

Creative M said...

WOW!! Gorgeous paper!! Beautiful
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

CA Scrapper said...

Those are gorgeous cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Regina said...

wonderful cards!

Norma said...

WOW! love that stamp and I def can't wait to use mine. Beautiful cards and thank you for putting it together:)

WandaG_CT said...

Great cards, can't wait to get the blendabilities.

Krista Lichtenheld said...

Great use of the blendabilities. Aren't they great