Sunday, May 31, 2015


Hi there and welcome to the June 1st Reveal.

We have THREE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until June 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  Ballet 709 is the stamp set featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.

The sets are:

Ballet 709   (digi version DIGI709)
Hearts Like Dogs 711   (digi version DIGI711)
Life Is Better 712   (digi version DIGI712)

On June 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive all of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi version, if preferred) and will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.

In addition to our regular Designers, two of our 2015 Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, are with us again this month.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
Last month Belinda was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month????

I especially love the two new doggie sets this month, and couldn't resist using some flocking not only on the fluffy pup but went fuzzy with the background too!

I stuck a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock then peeled off the protective backing and applied Snow White Flocking, burnishing it in with my finger. The fluffy pup from the Hearts Like Dogs Set 711 was then stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and fussy cut. I highlighted the white flocking using Copics W7, W5, W1 and R21. Here is the tutorial on how to accomplish this look. I find just using the side of the Copic on top of the flocking gives the best results.  Do not try to color like you would normally blend your Copics - this will result in "rubbing" a hole in the flocking. You can find a complete tutorial here for this technique.

So then, on to the background! I loved the saying in this set - and it just barked out that it needed to have hearts somewhere. Keeping in the warm and fuzzy mood I thought about a flocked embossed background.

I flocked up 3 3/4" x 5" piece of  Super Adhesive Sheet, attached to a piece of white cardstock, with Snow White flocking and then ran it through the embossing machine with the Cuttlebug Heart Blocks embossing folder, which had been inked on the inside with Memento Rose Red Ink. See here for a complete tutorial. The fuzziness of the dog and the background show up quite well in the photo below:

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Belgian Cream. I also heat embossed the two little bone brads with Vintage embossing powder before attaching them to the embossed Spellbinders Mega Oval die cut. 

The ribbon with paw prints was pulled gently through a Memento Angel Pink Ink Pad to give it a little pink hue and was attached to the back of the card front. The sentiment and pup were attached with Dimensional Dots and the little paw brad was attached before layering to a brown cardstock and then to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you've picked up some inspiration from the designers this month. Still two more to come - next up is the very talented Eret!

Till next time - sending warm and fuzzy hugs,



  1. Shona, this is adorable! Love your flocked pup and your flocked background looks fabulous!

  2. Your adorable card just makes me smile!! So super cute!!

  3. A beautiful card with such wonderful wording. Love the hearts background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Shona, this card is so adorable. Love that you flocked the dog, he looks so cute. And the heart background is a cute background for this lovable guy.

  5. WHat a adorable card and the pink hearts bf is so pretty !

  6. Fabulous card Shona. I love your flocked doggie and that gorgeous background. That sentiment is wonderful too.

  7. Shona, your card looks so soft. I want to hug it :) Love your flocked background and of course this adorable dog. Such a beautiful card!
    Eret x

  8. Love love LOVE your shaggy doggy, Shona - such a darling - and oh-so-sweetly colored in the pretty "fur" products. I always admire your perfection in your fussy cutting, and the pretty ways you combine several different techniques in one project (isn't that background amazing with the browns and the puppy? but who would have thought of doing that?). Hope your week is extra special. love, de

  9. Wonderful job on shading the little (relatively) dog.
    The card is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Absolutely adorable. I love the shaggy dog and love how you dressed up the card so beautifully. Every element is just outstanding. Wonderful sentiment too.

  11. So cute and I love your background! Thank you for sharing such wonderful techniques!

  12. Oh this is so sweet, and you were brilliant to see that flocking was needed for this cute fella. Just makes you want to give him a pat. Love this sentiment, and of course, the background needed hearts! Loved the touches of the bone brads and the puppy print ribbon too. Super card - love it! TFS & Hugs

  13. Sweet card. Love the flocking on your doggie. TFS

  14. Thank you so much for the tips and tricks. I love to learn new ways to do things. It seems I do everything the hard way first. You are a wonderful instructor. I particularly like the way you do the comparisons at the end of the class. It makes such a difference to see side by side what you are explaining and showing. Thank you so much.

  15. Beautiful and creative way you did your the shaggy dog and how he sparkles!!

  16. So pretty. I love the sparkle and the little paw prints and dog biscuits are so cute. Well done.

  17. The stamping over flocking, and then copic coloring is genius! This dog is perfectly huggable and so totes adorbs! I love everything on this card. So snuggly.

  18. Your card is adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  19. This card is so sweet. I love the different textures,the flocking is great. The sentiment is perfect and that dog is too cute.

  20. Lovely card. Love the sentiment and the cute dog.

  21. Shona I can only admire your talent in making this doggie card, I love the embossed background and find it so interesting how you have achieved it. The Doggie is just adorable and I love the idea of the flocking to make him so "real". Absolutely adorable card.

  22. Fantastic card, great dog stamp and beautiful , true words!!!



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