Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders | Little Loves Collections | April 18th 2018 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Spellbinders | Little Loves Collections | April 18th 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

What a pleasure to be back for my second Hop with Spellbinders as they feature their newest April release of the Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell.   Sharyn is an awarding winning designer whose talents run the spectrum of the paper arts industry.   Her beautiful hand cut silhouettes in the Little Loves Collection range from infant to early childhood in the sweetest of poses.  Each die in this collection is beautifully etched to keep the integrity of Sharyn's hand-cut designs.

I wanted to create designs with a playful retro look, so I chose patterned papers to achieve the effect.  Did you know that little ones actually prefer primary color rather than pastels?  

Baby's Playtime (Little Loves Collection)
My first card, uses Baby's Playtime Etched die S4-893 and patterned paper and ephemera from Crate Paper and Carta Bella, Toybox.  I must confess that I have had the Crate Paper line for a long time, waiting for just the right time to use it (she smiles).  When I can, I try to find a little image(s) in the paper that would make a cute embellishment(s) - like the little airplanes and tug boat.   I fussy cut and pop them up with dimensional dots.   Because of the approximate size of this beautiful die (6.20 x 2.04) and because I wanted to keep the card to an A2 size, I sniped the last two babies off the silhouette.  I will use them for another card at a later date.
First Friends (Little Loves Collection)
First Friends Etched die S2-295 provides a peek into the world of little ones as they play next to one another.  Blocks, trucks, dolls, balls, and toys pulled with string all help little ones begin to socialize with one another.   It looks like a playdate in this happy neighborhood!
Me and Teddy (Little Loves Collection)
Me and Teddy S3-334 is especially meaningful to me since our little grandson is named Teddy.  Little images, buttons, adhesive enamel dots, and Nested Lacey Pennants S5-029 all surround this little boy as he shares his breakfast with his favorite friend.

Baby's Birthday (Little Loves Collection)

And before we know it we are celebrating birthdays 1, 2 and 3!  Baby's Birthday Etched die S4-892 reminds us of a time we cherish and hold dear.  I off-set the silhouette using some yellow polka-dot patterned paper over some dark blue for a nice contrast.  I hope you've enjoyed my sweet offerings as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you. 

Next up on the Hop isVirginia Lu  


To celebrate this month's release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner.  Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.  The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.  Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.


In addition,  I will draw a winner to receive a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders.   To be entered, just leave me a comment on this post.   I will announce the winner on Wednesday, April 25th and provide information to collect the gift certificate at that time.   *Winner will be responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.*

The Winner Is
Leslie Miller

Please contact Spellbinders at the following email address: by May 8th, 2018 with the subject line Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop Winner from Susie's Blog  Please remember the winner is responsible for all shipping costs, duties and taxes.

Congratulations Leslie!  I've emailed you with details, please check your spam/junk folder if you don't see it.   Thank you to everyone for joining in with the hop and leaving comments.



KEEP HOPPING:  If you get lost along the way here's the entire hop list

Thank you so much for your visit today.  Enjoy the Hop!
Susie ~

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