Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone! I cannot believe Easter is here. We have had such a long Winter and a hint of Spring. I must say it is beautiful in my area with all the trees and flowers blooming. I want to wish each of you a wonderful and blessed Easter.  "He is not here: for He is risen, as He said."  Matthew 28:6a.

Challenges entered:

Catch the Bug :  Spring Time
Cheery Lynn Designs:  Pretty in Purple
Country View:  New Beginnings
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Happy Easter
Simon Says Stamp:  Animal Antics
Sweet Stampin':  Flowers

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. Well, Spring has sprung here in our area. The trees and azaleas are beautiful! I want to share a tag I made for Tim Holtz's tag challenge for the month of April. I had fun using the lattice cut from tag board. I used a brand new mixed media embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Copper Flame and added in some Sparkle N Sprinkle Candlelight and Cerulean Star embossing powder with it. I love how the lattice turned out. Here is a close up of it. I love the shimmer and shine.

I also used some washi tape with birds on a wire that I recently received from a good friend of mine. She knows I love birds. Thank you so much, Kim! It went perfectly with this tag. Speaking of birds, I used my favorite bird stamp. He looks so chirpy for Spring!

To see Tim's demo, please click here. I always enjoy working with his fun techniques. Here is my completed tag with my handmade flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!
Happy Spring!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hands:  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons:  Flower Power
Creative Knockouts:  Spring is in the Air
Stampin' For the Weekend:  Favorite Stamp

Monday, April 7, 2014


Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a good day.  I just love the new Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set Ellie the Elephant 553. She is the cutest thing! I had so much fun making my card. Don't you love her little mouse friend too?

I love using the 6 x 6 paper pads that have coordinated papers, so I grabbed one of mine and cut the windows using graduated sizes of the same die from a few of the papers. I pop dotted one on top of the other.  Sparkle embossing powder EP107  was used on the top yellow layer.

I used Purple Potion velvet glitter Gm2001 on Ellie's toenails, mouth and around the flowers.
For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun making your own projects with this cute set!
Have a wonderful day!


Challenges entered:

Joe's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting: Animal Antics
The Squirrel and the Fox: All creatures Great and Small

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! Who doesn't like birthday's? I just celebrated mine with wonderful friends. It is always fun to share your special day with others. I have made a birthday card using the Penny Black Critter Party stamp set. These are such cute images. I used one of my 6 x 6 pads of paper that had plaids and stripes in it. I thought is was perfect for a fun birthday card. I used Spellbinders Labels 9 dies for the image and border around it and a Spellbinders border from the Butterfly die. Bubblegum glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was used on the rose. My Tip for Top Tip Tuesday is this: Layering adds a lot of interest to a card. I certainly did a lot of layering on this one!

Here is the inside of the card.  At Simon Says Stamp they are celebrating their 5th birthday! I hope you all will have many more years to come.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Cats & Dogs
Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday: Cute

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop Winners

Hi!  Thank you for participating in Sparkle N Sprinkle’s April 1st Release. We enjoyed making the new projects, and hope you enjoyed the 20% off, good through April 3.
Five new stamp sets, 2 new digitals, and Jazzy Jill’s technique kit were released.
Winners get to choose an embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set
$20 worth of images from our new Digital Line
Our winners are:
Flamingo Bay stamp set from Eret’s Blog (50 comments)
Marylou H
Marylou H

Ellie Elephant stamp set From Anne’s Blog (47 comments)

Diamond Medallion stamp set From Anita’s Blog (39 comments)
Aunt Di

Spring Time Spunky stamp set From Steff’s Blog (42 comments)
Kim Petriga

April Showers stamp set From Mayra’s Blog (42 comments + 3 who were unable to leave a comment)

Winners please e-mail SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com with your mailing address, choice of one glitter and one embossing powder which can be used with your new stamp sets, and we will mail your prize.
ALTERNATELY - you may choose $20 worth of images from our new Digital Line
We look forward to sharing ideas from 6 new stamps sets on May 1.

Monday, March 31, 2014

April Showers

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1 Reveal

April Fools! Have you tricked anyone yet today? And can you believe it is my birthday? I am not fooling! I have always asked my mom "why did you have to choose that day?" LOL!  Anyway I chose to use the new April Showers set to make my card. This set is perfect to use for the month of April of course! I love the look of paper piecing, so I paper pieced the umbrellas.

I used Gypsy red velvet glitter GM2005 on the frame, coats and bottom border and Blue Jewel glitter G1113 was used on the raindrops.

Here is the card opened. For the full instructions how to make this card you can click here.

This month 5 new stamp sets are being introduced. Until April 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The April Showers stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

April Showers #555P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Ellie the Elephant #553P7
Diamond Medallion #530P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Flamingo Bay #512P6
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Crackle Background #609P5

On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set. 

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.

The winners of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Steff Munnings - new designer!
Donna Ellis

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day AND watch out for all those tricksters today!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Christmas in March

Hi Everyone! I want to show you a Christmas card I made with one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new release stamp sets - A Winter Cardinal 518. March has been so up and down weather wise that at times it has felt like Christmas!  I used Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft SS102 on the pine needles and Brown Fizz embossing powder EP381 on the frame. Gold embossing powder EP169 was used on the saying. I wanted to add a more distressed look, so I pounced a scrungy sponge tool on a Versa Mark ink pad, then pounced that on the circle, added the gold embossing powder and heat set.

On the silk poinsettia I used White Liquid Applique and added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 to it.

The pine cones were made by using deco scissors, cutting around in a circle and then rolling up the circle. I also added White Applique and Sparkling Snow glitter the them. To see full instructions on how to make this card please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is great!


Challenges entered:

613 Avenue -- Anything Goes/Bird
Christmas Card Challenge -- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge -- Anything Christmas
Emergency Crafters -- Flowers