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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

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Spunky Valentine

Happy New Year and
Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's January 1 Reveal.


We hope you enjoy all the new SNS products in 2014.
Among them are new, less expensive stamp sets, our own line of digital stamps, and an exclusive line of designer papers to match our glitters and embossing powders.
This month we are featuring four fun new stamp sets by artists Michelle Perkett and Beccy Muir (whose design team is also showcasing her new images) 
and EIGHT chances to win

Four chances in our "January 1 Reveal" Contest
 and
four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always 
"Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

The Spunky Valentine stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

Isn't Spunky cute? I decided to glitter him up  for Valentine's Day using Purple Potion velvet glitter GM2001. I also used Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 on the border and edges of the heart.


Here is a closer view. You can also click here to see the instructions for making this card.




Four Winners (one for each new stamp set) will be selected by Random.org during the Designers Mystery Party. Winners will also get to choose one Glitter and one Embossing Powder to go with their new stamp set.





How the Mystery Party works:

On four of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the FOUR Mystery Designers are, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.
The winners will be announced on January 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:


Each of the four stamp sets are available at 20% off 
as part of our 2014 NEW YEAR specials. 
Promotion valid through January 3. 
You may also phone the SNS Shoppe to place your orders.

online store


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day. Now on to the very talented Anne!


Challenges entered:

Challenges 4 Everybody:  Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice:  Anything Goes
Rogue Redhead: Winter Holiday
Splendiferous Creations:  Celebrations

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone! I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends. I want to share a Christmas card I made using Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Winter Wonderland stamp set 517.




  Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 was used around the edges and on the scene.


       I also decided to make a different fold on the card using a flap at the top.




For further instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a blessed Christmas!

April

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holly Jolly

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog! Christmas will be here before you know it. I still have a couple of gifts to get so I had better hurry! Aren't these Penny Black images the cutest? Looks like they are ready for Christmas!


I had fun using my new Spellbinders snowflake dies. I sparkled them up using Star Dust Stickles glitter.



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

Challenges entered : 

All That Stickles:  Happy Holidays
Die Cuttin'Divas:  Happy Holidays
Eureka Stamps:  Anything Christmas
Paper Take Weekly: Christmas
Penny Black:  Christmas
Rogue Readhead Designs: Winter Holiday
Through the Purple Haze:  Here Comes Christmas


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Magic Speckle Technique

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a technique using this fabulous Magic Speckle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle! I just love the shimmery look it gives. I know you will love using it too.


First I cut out my frame and patted it with Versa mark ink. Then I sprinkled the Magic Speckle embossing powder randomly over the frame and heat set it. I did not want to completely cover the frame because I wanted a patina look.



This is pretty just by itself. But like I said I was aiming for a patina look.  So I patted the frame again with Versa Mark ink and randomly added embossing powders and kept repeating the first step until I had the look I wanted. The Magic Speckle embossing powder adds such a nice look with the other powders.


I also used a little of the Magic Speckle embossing powder on my swirls to give them some shimmer and texture.


On the butterfly I just used the Magic Speckle over the whole image. What a beautiful, pearly effect it gave!


I also experimented with using the Magic Speckle embossing powder on patterned paper and I just love how it looks too.


There are so many ways to use this amazing embossing powder. I hope you have fun experimenting on your own. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

April

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Magic Speckle embossing powder EP175
  2. Green Marbled Christmas embossing powder EP449
  3. Ocean Marbled embossing powder EP438
  4. Blue Silver embossing powder EP446
  5. Gold embossing powder EP169
  6. Black Detail embossing powder EP171
  7. Spring Floral stamp set 490

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snow Much Fun

Hi Everyone!  Do you have your Christmas cards almost finished? LOL!  I am happy to say mine are done. Now to get them addressed and sent! Here is a cute snowman from the Sparkle N Sprinkle  Snow One Like You stamp set 515 . He looks like he is having fun out there in the snow. The night "sky" is a piece of Shimmer Sheetz behind the window. The light reflection on it looks like the aurora borealis. The swirls on the card are from the Flourishes Two set 520. I used the newDiamond Dusglitter G1116 on the swirls, window and snowbank. Doesn't it sparkle beautifully? What gorgeous glitter to use on winter cards! For full instructions on my card, please click here. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.


                              Here is a view of the card with the window closed.






Challenges entered:

Card Makin' Mamas -- Happy Holidays
Crafty Hands -- Season's Greetings/Winter
DRS Designs -- Glitter It Up
Fab N Funky -- A Touch of Frost
Fashionable Stamping -- In the Holiday Spirit
Sweet Pea Stampers -- It's Cold Outside

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Fun

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made for the Basic Grey and House Mouse challenges. I just love this House Mouse stamp. I purchased this stamp when my boys were snowboarding a lot. They always had a great time on them. It was fun watching them doing flips and tricks and flying down the mountain! I miss those days now that they are grown and we don't go as a family anymore. I am getting too old to ski since I have not been in many years. I am afraid I might break a bone now! LOL!

I used Basic Grey papers from the Basics, Out of Print and Green at Heart packs. White Liquid Applique was used for the snow and then I added Stickles glitter to make the "snow" sparkle.







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

Challenges entered:

Basic Grey -- Happy Christmas
House Mouse and Friends -- Anything Christmas

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Wishes

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog. I know you are gearing up for Christmas. I hope you will take some time to relax and enjoy the many wonders of this blessed season.

Here is a tag I made for Tim Holt's 12 Tags of 2013 ( Dec.) challenge. I love the frosted film that he used. You can see Tim's demo here. I do not have any of frosted film, but it is certainly on my wish list! I made a version of this of my own. .

I laid acetate on top of a Super Adhesive sheet from Sparkle N Sprinkle that had one side peeled off. I then cut out the flower shapes using the Tattered Flowers sizzix die. Transparent Sparkle glitter form Sparkle N Sprinkle was used on the back side after the protective sheet was removed. This gave the acetate a frosted look. I then sponged on permanent ink colors to the front of the flowers and leaves.



I used a stipple brush to pounce Versa Mark ink over the flower and tag and then added Sparkle N Sprinkle Belgian Cream embossing powder over it to look like snow.





On the swirl I used the new Green Marbled Christmas embossing powder also from Sparkle N Sprinkle.




Once again, thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is great!

Challenges entered:

12 tags of 2013 -- December
Craft My Life -- Anything But a Card
Craftin Desert Divas -- Tags
Creative Creations -- #24 Make Your own Flowers
Dream Valley -- Anything But a Card
Feeling Crafty -- Christmas
Simon Says -- With a Flourish




Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Beautiful Geraniums Winner

Hi!  Thanks to everyone who played in Sparkle N Sprinkle's recent "Beautiful Geraniums" Mystery Party. We enjoyed making the new projects, and hope you enjoyed browsing. 


We released one new stamp set and Jazzy Jill's latest Technique Video Kit:




I was the Mystery Designer for the contest. With 22 comments left on my blog, Mr. Random.org was used to generate our Commenting Winner.


Congratulations, Jean Bullock!

Thank you for checking out the products and sample cards. 
Jean, will you 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 get your prize in the mail!

A big thank you to all for joining us in this kick off.
(and for visiting all our blogs)

hugs always from The Sparkle Team,

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beautiful Geraniums

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Reveal.

This month we are bringing you a pretty new stamp set by artist Beccy Muir with FIVE chances to win

the first chance is in our "Beautiful Geraniums" Release Contest
 and
four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

The Geranium stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.


I thought our new marbled embossing powder, Bahama Mama EP439 would look great on these geraniums. I love how the embossing powder gave a variegated effect to the flowers.




I used Cloud Nine glitter GM2000 around the edges behind the frame.
For instructions on how I made my card, please click here.







The Geraniums stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to one commenter.
To win, just come to our Mystery Designer Party!


How the Mystery Party works:

On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.
The winner will be announced on December 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:


The beautiful Geraniums set is available at 20% off 
as part of our December specials. 
Just use the code DEC20 in the COMMENTS SECTION 
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive this brand new set at 20% off.
Promotion valid through December 3.(sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and good luck in the draw!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends. I want to share a Thanksgiving card that I made using the cornucopia from the Sparkle N Sprinkle  Fall Harvest 474 and our new Flourishes Two 520 stamp sets.




I stamped the flourishes onto patterned paper using Versa Mark ink and added Brown Fizz embossing powder EP381. The Brown Fizz embossing powder was also used around the edges of the card.

I colored the image using copic markers and added Diamond Glaze on the fruit.
For complete instructions please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

April

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Recycle Challenge

Hi Everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. It has been rainy this afternoon -- a good day for crafting. I made this card for a recycle challenge at Club Posh. We were to use saved wrapping paper. I used some Christmas tissue paper that came in a gift bag. I placed the tissue paper on Sticker Paper from Sparkle N Sprinkle and used the beautiful Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circle die to cut the frame. I stamped my favorite Cardinal image from Inkadinkado. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!



                    This is the tissue paper I started with.


Here is the end result!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Black and White Christmas

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. It is gray outside here, but not that cold. I just got back from a nice walk. You do not often see a black and white Christmas card, but I must say that is rather striking. At Joan's Gardens this week the challenge is to use black and white, Christmas and frame.

The frame is a Spellbinders die -- Decorative Labels 8. The leaves is a Memory Box die -- Fresh Foliage. I used an embossing folder with a frame on the black card stock and used Belgian Cream embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the image.

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



Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps:  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons:  Anything Goes With Ribbon
Handmade Harbor:  Christmas is Coming
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge:  Anything Goes/Must Use a Stamp
Sister Act:  Anything Goes


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bountiful Blessings

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. It has turned quite cold here. I guess it is about time! I want to share the tag I made for Tim Holtz's tag challenge for November. November is the time to count our blessings and we sure have plenty to be thankful for. Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?

Tim shared a chalkboard technique that has a little twist to the normal chalkboard technique. You can see it by clicking here.

I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle Pumpkin Stack and saying from the Fall Harvest set. The leaves are from Inkadinkado and the script stamp is a Hero Arts stamp.




The leaf at the top of the tag was made by heating copper mesh with a heat gun. The mesh turns beautiful colors. Then I adhered an outline leaf sticker to the mesh and cut it out. You can see a better picture of it here.  See the pretty colors the copper turns?



I pop dotted the bottom pumpkin on the pumpkin stack as well as the label with the saying. To color the label and tag edge, I swiped Distress Inks on my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and placed the tag and label in the inks and rubbed them around. I always love the blended look of this technique.




Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations:  Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Lexie's Creations:  Thanks and Thanksgiving
Love to Create:  Thanks and Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Use Ink

Monday, November 11, 2013

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is almost here. Can you believe it?  I would like to share a Thanksgiving card I made using the pumpkin from the Sparkle N Sprinkle  Fall Harvest stamp set 474.  For the background of my card I used patterned paper, outlined parts of the swirls using the Sakura glue pen and sprinkled on Goldenrod velvet glitter GM2006. I inked up some die cut leaves and added Goldenrod velvet glitter to them also and placed them behind the pumpkin along with the die cut swirls.


                                                        Here is a more detailed look.


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

                                                                                        April

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Grand Canyon

Hi Everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. It has been gorgeous here. I have always wanted to go see the Grand Canyon and had the opportunity to go this past week! There are no words to describe God's magnificent creation! I had a wonderful trip with perfect weather. I feel so blessed! Here are a few pictures. I hope you have a great day!




Monday, November 4, 2013

Cardinal

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to share a card I made using a stencil that I got recently. It is the Dreamweaver stencil -- Bare Trees. I tried a little something different and I thought it turned out well. I laid the stencil on some navy sparkle card stock and sponged Versa Mark ink in the open spaces of the stencil. I then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle Vanilla Ice embossing powder and heat set it. I love the sparkle!









Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

365 cards -- The letter S ( snow, sparkle and song bird )
Annabelle Stamps -- Christmas
Splendiferous Creations Blogger Challenge -- Things With Wings
Brown Sugar -- Things With Wings
Creative Corner -- Can't Touch This ( texture )
Polkadoodles -- Anything Goes Christmas
Simon Says Stamp -- Anything Goes

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