Friday, July 13, 2012

SCRS 2nd Anniversary Hop

 Welcome to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps 2nd Anniversary Hop! I can't believe that it has already been two years since Sparkle has selected me to illustrate for her stamp company. I love illustrating the 8 characters we've came up with together, seeing them being released monthly and used to create wonderful cards and crafts by the talented stampers!
Not only are we here to help Sparkle celebrate 2 years of SCRS, but we are also officially releasing 4 new SCRS images this month -- Birthday Cake Emily, Festive Rin, Party Time Oliver, and Your Highness Lucy. They are ALL available in the store NOW!

We have assembled an all-star lineup consisting of our Current Design Team, DT Alumni and Guest Designers. If you happened here by chance, you are in the right place...the hop starts HERE -- please see the complete list below.

What's a hop without prizes? We've hidden TEN single stamp prizes along the way and one lucky winner will win the ENTIRE July release! All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday to leave comments for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on the SCRS blog on Monday. Good luck to all and Happy Hopping!
Lastly, above is a little "Happy 2nd Anniversary" illustration I came up with using the four new releases. Below are their rough stages!  


62 comments:

  1. Your images are getting cuter and cuter, Aki! Keep up the great work!

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  2. Love that you have them all together. Amazing!!!

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  3. Two years on and I STILL can't get enough of your art, hehe! I know you know I think you're amazing, but I will say it again - you're such am AMAZING artist Aki! Love every single image you and Sparkle have come up with, and I look forward to many more! And I love your illustration above and how Lucy really is the centre of attention, lol! Thank you Aki for sharing your talent! xxxxx

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment! I am also a big fan of yours and always, ALWAYS look forward to seeing all the beautiful cards you come up with using the stamps!

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  4. Really love your art...fabulous!

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  5. LOVE your artwork and characters and really enjoy seeing your design process from start-to-finish. You're fabulous!!! Congrats!!!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! Enjoy the blog hop!

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  6. So great with all of them together, love this new release!

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  7. WOW! So fun.. i like them all together too..off to the hop.. hugs

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  8. Amazing! I love seeing the sketches. The illustration with all four of them is just great!

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    1. Thank you. Good luck with the blog hop!

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  9. Love your work, and love seeing the 'rough' versions :)

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  10. Some great things have happened in the last two years!! Congrats.

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    1. Thank you! Have fun blog hopping!

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  11. I'm so blessed to be able to work with your images, Aki! Just LOVE them all!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Sparkle is lucky to have such a wonderful DT and I am privileged that my images are used by wonderful craft creators like yourself! Looking forward to seeing more beautiful creations by you too! :D

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  12. Awesome work over the past two years!! Congrats! ;D

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  13. We're so blessed to have you as such a wonderful illustrator and thanks for all the hard work!

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful 2 yeas Sparkle! Hoping for more wonderful years to come! YAY HAPPY 2years!

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  14. Congrat's! Your work is amazing...thank you for illustrating such cute images for us to stamp with!!

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  15. Congrats! I love your work , its all so adorable!

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  16. What an amazin artist you are! Baking is my passion so I love the cupcake addition and the cake as well.... Must have them! Lol. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you Jammie for your comment! Awww, I left the cupcake out in this illustration! I am not the greatest Baker... so when I get hungry I tend to draw yummy food, then go out to the store to stock up on sweets and snacks. :D

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  17. I love your illustrations, if I could use a pencil in this fashion ...

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    1. Thank you for your comment :) I still have a lot to learn as a pencil user too!

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  18. thank you Aki, for sharing your lovely images with us :) they're so much fun to work with.

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    1. Thank you Odessa. Good luck with winning the stamps!

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  19. You are so talented Aki! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. Love how you make the characters come to life...they are all adorable...I love seeing the "behind the scenes" parts of your creative process! :)

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    1. Thank you Suzanne, always nice to receive a nice comment! Will do my best to keep providing good posts! :D

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  21. Lucy, Ruby and all your other characters are lovely! I always look forward the new releases!

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  22. How Beautiful love the Images great job. they are super cute. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  23. Wonderful release! Happy anniversary!

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  24. Your illustrations are so wonderful - congratulations on 2 years!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

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  25. So very cool to see the illustrations that are the basis for the stamps. Congrats on two very successful years illustrating for SCRS.

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    1. Thank you for commenting! Good luck with the blog hop!

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  26. Aki, your work is just beautiful! You are very talented! I just love that we can share it with others through stamping! Thanks for everything you do and hope to see much more! :)

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    ~Spike

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment Spike. Hugs to you too!
      Aki

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  27. Such beautiful work! congrats on 2 great years!

    Lisa

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  28. Fantastic work once again Aki - I should send you my children's book manuscript and have you draw some rough illustrations and give me a quote, lol. Beautiful!

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    1. Oh how exciting! I'm always open for new commission work. Thank you for commenting!

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  29. Wonderful work, Aki! Thanks for such fab illustrations.

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  30. You are an amazing artist Aki! Love the intricate details on your images. :)

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