Friday, June 24, 2011

"Sweet Meets Sassy Collection #2" Release Day at SCACD!!

Good morning and welcome to release day at SCACD!! First of all, I must apologize as yesterday I had posted that we were having a blog hop today...I completely forgot that we're changing things up a bit for this release, and trying something a little different! Today, the final three images in the Sweet Meets Sassy Collection #2 are being revealed over on the store blog Follow Your Heart by:

  • Suzanne

  • Colleen

  • Anki

  • The exclusive Sweet Meets Sassy Collection #2 was illustrated by artist Victoria Case for SCACD. It actually includes two separate sets, "The Retro Crew" and "Heart and Hugs The Fun Collection". (when purchased as complete sets, you will receive a bonus sentiment stamp!)

    A few other member of the design team decided to make an extra card to celebrate today's release...including me. My card today features the adorable new stamp named "LOL"...she's part of the "Hearts and Hugs" set. This is such a cute image, and so perfect for today's generation of youth...well, actually it's not just the youth who are permanently attached to their electronic devices!! You can't get through a day without seeing someone texting or emailing...remember the days when we didn't all need to be accessible 24/7?? Makes me feel old, lol. But we all adapt right? Quite honestly, I rely on texting and emailing more often than actual telephone calls anymore, as it is usually more convenient...and yes, I'm completely guilty of adopting the short forms used in this method of communication as well. :) See...I even do the sideways smiley face!! The patterned papers are Basic Grey (Olivia)...the red panel is a scrap of MME paper. The flourishes were cut with Spellbinders Doodle Parts. The pearls were created with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White. I did up the sentiment on my computer and chose a font that looked like typewriter print. It was matted on a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio.

    "LOL" was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. I added some Stardust Stickles to her slippers...just because all girls need a little "glam". :) The image was cut out with some oval Spellbinders. I sponged around the image and sentiment with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

    Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59 Shirt: R22, R27, R46, R59, B91, B93, B95, B97 Pants: B91, B93, B95, B97, C5, C7 Slippers: BG10, BG11, BG15, BG09, C5, C7, blender Stool: G20, G82, G85, G99, C5, C7, R22, R27, BG10, BG11, BG09 Laptop: C5, C3, C1, C00

    If you have not yet visited the store blog Follow Your Heart, please make sure to pop over there to see those gorgeous projects by Suzanne, Colleen and Anki! While you're there, make sure to check to see if you were one of the lucky blog candy winners from this week's sneak peek giveaways.

    Then it's time to do some shopping! Head on over to SCACD to purchase these gorgeous new stamps. You can also find them at Quixotic Paperie if you live over in the UK.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: SCACD's "LOL" from the Hearts and Hugs set (Sweet Meets Sassy Collection #2)
    Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
    Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Basic Grey, MME
    Embellishments: Ribbon, Viva Decor, Stickles
    Tools: Spellbinders


    Colleen Holmes said...

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the dark, rich colors! Hugz, Colleen

    Anonymous said...

    I could stare at your stuff for hours!!! :)

    Danielle a.k.a. FitterTwit

    Alex said...

    WOW- I love here! Her hair, AMAZING and the color contrast is just great!!!

    Kelly Schelske said...

    I absolutely love this card Melanie! Gorgeous coloring as always, everything looks so real!

    "Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

    Are you kidding me....... who colours like that... OMG ... that is totally picture perfect! Love love love your colouring.....