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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle It's A Cultural Thing Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle It's A Cultural Thing blog hop! We are celebrating  different cultures and customs by making cards using stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  If you came from Barbara's  lovely blog you are in the right spot! Otherwise you might want to start with the Sparkle N Sprinkle's blog to get all the details to be able to win four great prizes! We are celebrating America's cultural richness in a blog hop.  I made two cards representing other cultures that I have visited. The first card represents Africa where my husband and I went on several safaris. I just had to use the dark fern with the lovely zebra on this card. I have also been to the beautiful islands in the Carribean. I remember the colorful hibiscus blooms that I saw there, so I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle hibiscus blossom  on my second card.  Rememebr that through the end of the month the Sparkle N Sprinkle Team presents Design Elements, Asian, Medallions and Andrea Roberts stamps on special for 15% off. To view our specials and products just click here .
Continue on your cultural journey to Julie's wonderful blog and leave a comment!

35 comments:

  1. April, I just LOVE the themes in your cards. Horticulture plays a big part in our culture - it even contains the name! Depending on where we live, animals cause us to adjust our life styles, and learn great appreciation. Flowers and plants are my passion. They thrive in my home, and outside. They absolutely fill my life with happiness and appreciation which otherwise would not be there! Thanks, too, for the fantastic artwork in layering and texturing your cards. Beautiful!

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  2. I love your beautiful cards photographed in a way that compliments the theme! The flowers are colored so lovely and frame the Zebra so well, and I love that lattice on the second card! So unique!

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  3. 2 wonderful creations April x

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  4. The lattice card really does remind me of the Caribbean! And I love how you added the floral element to the Zebra card....... Both cards are beautiful and I can't wait to see more from you! Great photography too!!! Brenda

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  5. Stunning cards April. Love the bright hibiscus colors with the Zebra! Very elegant lattice work.

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  6. Two beautiful cards, April! I love your coloring and the way you used the flowers is fabulous! Is the lattice a die cut? I love it!

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  7. I've not been to Africa, but you sure captured the feeling. I did live in Hawaii for 6 years, and I would say you nailed it. Beautiful cards.

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  8. Both are lovely. I love the zebra!

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  9. Love your beautiful cards the Zebra is cool love the flowers. love the colors and the flowers the way you made a Latice look on this card is cool also the sentaments great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  10. Beautiful cards. I love the lattice on the hibiscus card. Thanks for sharing your work!

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  11. April these are gorgeous! I especially like the fact that you photographed them on your plants. You captured Africa and the Carribean perfectly!

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  12. I always love the zebra cards. Great choice.

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  13. WOW! Fabulous cards and incredible photography, April! Love the zebra image especially. Great work on the lattice.

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  14. What beautiful cards!!! I love the lattice work. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. Love the zebra card and I also love the lattice with flower card they are
    beautiful.

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  16. These are both so pretty but I LOVE the second one, right up my alley with the flowers and that lattice background.

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  17. Same flowers but such different feelings reflected in the two cards. The zebra card has an intensity and the lattice card is so soft and delicate. Great job!

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  18. April, I always love the elegance of your cards. The zebra card is stunning with the splash of color from the flowers. I love how you layered the sentiment on the 2nd card over the lattice background with more of those lovely flowers. I am ready to head to the Carribean. Want to join me?

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  19. Wow great cards with the pics in the background (do not tell me they are not pics, but cardstock) I looked at the lattice card and first thoight was quilting-- awesome. THen I realized lattice and just went all google eyed It is a great adaption.

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  20. April, These are so pretty and the way you layered the elements on these cards is fantastic.
    ~Angie

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  21. I like how you told us about why you made the cards. The zebra is a favorite stamp of mine and you made a wonderful card. And the lattice card really takes us to the Caribbean. Great job.

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  22. That lattice work is just gorgeous and the zebra card photographed in the tropical plants is stunning.

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  23. How beautiful - love the lattic one. And neat the way you photographed them!

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  24. I love your cards. Brilliant usage of the hybiscus stamp. The same stamp on 2 very different cards! Great work!

    NancyA
    booknplays@aol

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  25. the zebra & lattice cards are grand & the flowers add a grand addition Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

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  26. birdibrost@hotmail.comNovember 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    The use of adding flowers to your cards make the cards truly tropical. good option of alternate culture use

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  27. Your cards are great. I've always wanted to go on an African safari. I was wondering what the background squares were made from on the zebra card, but think maybe it is the paper. Your second card is particularly lovely with all the pink & the lattice.

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  28. These are great. I especially like the pink with lattice. So soft and beautiful.

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  29. I love the way you used pink flowers on both cards!

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  30. The zebra is one of my favorite stamps. I love the way you used the flowers in the corner. Nice touch. I also like the lattice look on the second card.

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  31. Beautiful cards I love the lattice card.

    Denise B.

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  32. April very nice cards. I like the zebra card and I especially like the second card with the lattice background and the island flowers.

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  33. Great cards April. The flowers are so lovely on both. I particularly love how they look with the zebra - they accent so nice it makes the zebra pop! And I loved the background info too!

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  34. Wow, April, both of those are lovely. I like the zebra with your embossed BG for texture, the flowers and the tie! The lattice card is lovely too!

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  35. Super cards! I love the way you embossed the frame around the zebra - and the lattice looks super on the second card.
    How fun that you've done a few safaris! Both my parents lived in Africa as children - and I've been to Egypt - but I'd love to go further South and see the wild animals one day.

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