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


Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas In July

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a good day and I hope you are not too hot! I have a card to show you that might cool you down a bit. We have a really cute, new Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set released this month called Under the Mistletoe 556. I made a stand up card using this set.

                                                 Here is the side view to see the stand up card better.

I cut the tree from patterned paper using a die and added it behind the penguin. I then added white Liquid Applique to the tree, hat, cuffs and beard and also added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003.

To make the ice block look like ice, I added Diamond Glaze to it and added more Sparkling Snow glitter on the puddle.

For further directions on how to make this card, please click here.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day! Hope you stay cool!


Keeping Cool

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. We have had so much rain lately. It has cooled us down, but I am ready for some sunshine. At House Mouse and Friends this week, the challenge is All About Summer. It wouldn't be summer without ice cream! My favorite flavor is Chocolate Caramel Brownie! What is yours? It looks like one little Hopper has his tummy full! LOL!

I added pearls to the ice cream for "sprinkles" and pop dotted the little Hopper.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day. Keep cool!

Challenges entered:

Delightful Challenges:  Button Button
House Mouse:  All About Summer
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Mid-summer
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Spots and Dots

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tags of 2014 -- July

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share the tag I made that was inspired by Tim Holtz's July tag. He used a sea theme and I decided it was time for me to get out some of my sea crafting supplies and work with them too! You can see Tim's demo here. I enjoyed embossing the piece of plastic to place over the Distress ink background for a different look.

I added sand and small seashell Mudd Puddles to the bottom. The large seashells are dies that I added Clear Rock Candy Distress glitter to. The clam shell was punched and given to me by my good friend. I love the patterned paper it was punched from!

I used Diamond Glaze on the angel fish. As usual I had a fun time making this tag. Tim always gives much inspiration each month! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered :

Anything But A Card Challenge :  Challenge #37
Come And Get It :  Cool Things For Summer
Hiding In My Craft Room :  Think Summer
Paper Crafting Challenge :  Anything Goes

Monday, July 7, 2014

A Summer Garden

Hello Everyone!  Summer has hit full force! We have very hot and humid weather. We have also been revamping our front flower bed. We yanked out overgrown bushes and planted smaller bushes and flowers. It looks so much better! Speaking of flower beds, I want to show you a card I made using the new Sparkle N Sprinkle  stamp set,Daisies 619. This is such a lovely stamp set. I really enjoyed making my card with it.

I had fun using a lot of embossing folders and dies as well. I am glad I got to use the new bird die that my good friend gave me for my birthday. I used Glisten embossing powder EP135 on them so that they would stand out more.


Bubblegum glitter G1088 was used on the large pink flower. You can click here for further                                                           instructions on how to make this card.

                                                                             Challenges entered:

                                                                             Love to Create:  Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered
                                                                             Scribble & Scrap:  Always Anything Goes
                                                                             Stamping Sensations:  Summer Blooms

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is wonderful!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th

Hi Everyone! I want to wish you all a wonderful, safe and happy 4th. During all of our fun celebrations let's not forget why we are celebrating and remember the brave military who have sacrificed to keep our country free. It is my prayer that we to hold these freedoms for years to come. God Bless America!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I wish you the best!

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Savior

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's July 1 Reveal.

This month EIGHT new stamp sets are being introduced. Until July 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The darling "Under the Mistletoe" rubber stamp set #556 is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Under The Mistletoe #556 - (digital available)
Feline Humor #631 - (digital available)
Old Friends #633 - (digital available)
Gran's Chair #627 - (digital available)
Winter Stream #601 - ( (digital available)
A Savior #637 - (digital available)
Beach Friends #644 - (digital available)
Daisies #619 - (digital available)

Hi Everyone! I want to show you the card I made with the new A Savior stamp set. This set works so well with the acetate stained glass technique. I used a lot of our beautiful glitters on this card. They are listed below.

I stamped on a piece of acetate using Staz On ink. I used Brushable glue in each section of the image and added glitters one at a time. To see full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Here is a view of the inside of the card.

On July 3 one Grand-Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all the new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

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

Eret Pank
Emmy van den Heuvel
Shona Erlenborn
Belinda Shupe
April Williams ( ME)
Anne Temple
Steff Munnings

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day. Now it is time to hop on over to the wonderfully talented Anne's blog!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mixed Media

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made using mixed media. This is always fun for me. At Joan's Touch this week we are to use stencils, lots of colors of ink and textures. My good enabler friend ( I seem to have several of those! ) showed me her Crayola air brush system and let me play with it. Well, of course I had to get one for myself! LOL! I used it doing the background. I used a fern and dot stencils with green and brown markers on yellow card stock.

To make the glittery flowers I used a stencil with white stencil paste. I colored over the flowers, but I was not liking the look, so I ended up using the wonderful velvet glitters from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I made the blue flower by using Tim Holtz's Tattered Flowers die, cut from cardboard. I inked the flower by rubbing on Inka Gold inks.

The bluebird is a chipboard piece I had and I also rubbed Inka Gold colors on it.  I enjoyed using the chipboard and I ought to use it more often!

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

Challenges entered:  

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  I ought to use this more (chipboard)