Woo! Hoo! I am so thrilled to be a part of the Stampin' Addicts New SU! Catalog MEGA Blog Hop!! Every SA blog hop that I have been a part of has been AMAZING!!! You will not want to miss one single stop on this hop. If you have been hopping already, that means you came from Adriana's fabulous blog: escape2stamp. If you are just starting to hop, no worries. Just start here and hop your way through. If you get lost along the way, just click HERE for a list of all the blog stops in order. This hop runs from Friday through Sunday.
The new set that I "had" to choose (all the other sets I have were already taken!) was Broadsheet Alphabet. I was a little leary about choosing an alphabet set, because I've given up my scrapbooking skills for cardmaking skills a long time ago. But I really wanted to be a part of this hop, so I went for it. And I'm so glad I did! While creating for this hop, I realized just how awesome alphabet sets are for all papercrafting projects, not just scrapbooking!
For this first card I used the color challenge from the Stamping 411 blog. The colors are Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla. The sketch comes from the Cards & Things challenge blog. Little words like "mom" are a great way to use your alpha sets on cards. I really like the flourish look of the Broadsheet alpha. I also love the unique look of each letter.
This second card uses the color challenge from the Scrapmasters Paradise Color Challenge blog. The colors are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Certainly Celery. Not your typical "Christmas" colors, but I think they work well. The sketch comes from the sweetest thing blog. Again, another 3 letter word that looks great on a card.
My final project is what alpha sets are best at, making things personal. How simple is it to stamp the birthday boys name on his gift bag?! The color combo for this creation comes from the Create, Ink! ColorLab blog. The colors are Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, and Crumb Cake. For the first two projects, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the letters aligned nicely. But if you just make your letters crooked on purpose, you can save lots of time!
That's it for me! I'm officially the "last" stop on the hop, but since it runs in a circle, you can keep hopping to Valerie's amazing blog: createfromscraps. She will have lots of cute little projects using the Level 2 Hostess set Cute by the Inch.
Be sure to stop by Stampin' Addicts when you are finished with the hop. It is an amazing Stampin' Up! only online community, with lots of terrific ideas and a fabulous gallery. And the best part is it's FREE to join! Both SU! customers and demonstrators are welcome!
Thanks for hopping by!