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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sentiments March Preview and Challenge

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.

For my first card I used the jar from "Spare Change Jar" along with the "Craft Fund" label. Notice the jar is empty......I've been adding to my supplies lately. In fact, I just hit up Michael's for some canvas and paints for a multi-media project for later in the release. I printed this off on white cardstock and them used Distress inks and Copics to color the jar and label. Then added some distressing to the edges. I added Crystal Effects to the label area.

My second card isn't distressed, but it is a preview for the "Peace, Love and Stamping" set. I just love these candles! If you
played along with the VSN challenges, then you probably saw them as part of the special preview since I used them on one of my cards.....that ended up in the Honors Gallery!!!! Yippie!!! I printed off the Bamboo images on white cardstock and added shadowing with Prismacolor Pencils. The candles were also printed on white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils blending with OMS.

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

Cindy Groh

Kapree Clark

Michelle Single

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!!


Christy Dillman said...

Lovely project, you just need some $$$ in that jar now! Excited to be designing with you!


Debra said...

Love your project and my craft jar is also empty lol TFS!