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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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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Collector

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
January 1, 2015 Reveal.


This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Jan. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  The Collector #682 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:


Big Wet Kisses #678   (digi version DIGI678)
Ellie Retail Therapy #679   (digi version DIGI679)
Itty Bitty Robots #681  (digi version DIGI681)
The Collector #682   (digi version DIGI682)

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year! At Sparkle N Sprinkle we have these cute and fun stamp sets to start the New Year with! I chose the cute mouse set called The Collector, for my card. He looks very playful and mischievous. I saw a stray cat out our window one day and there was a rat in the yard about half her size. They were playing with each other, chasing and having fun it looked like! The rat never ran away nor the cat! Guess they were about the same size so they may as well play LOL! I have never seen that before. Anyway, this little mousy is gathering up food for a feast! I ran the brown card stock through a tree trunk embossing folder, swiped Versa Mark ink over the raised areas and added Glisten embossing powder EP135 to it for some sparkle. Glisten embossing powder was used around the circle and edges of the card also. The tree limbs are from an svg cut file and I fussy cut the red berries.



Here is the inside of the card. I used Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 on the berry and the leaves are another svg cut file. Twinkling Clouds sparkle n soft SS107 was used on the mouse's stomach, but it is hard to see. 





On Jan 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive
all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)


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 Jan 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:


(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a Happy New Year!

Now on the the very talented SHONA!





Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blessed Christmas

Hi Everyone! I hope you are where you need to be for Christmas if you have traveled somewhere or staying home and having guests. Here is one of many ornaments I made for this Christmas. This ornament tells the full story of Christmas. Not only did Jesus come to earth in human form ..........




His purpose was to one day die for our sins that we might live an abundant life in Him on earth and in heaven
one day.




I hope you have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi Everyone!  Christmas is just two days away, but I am saying Happy Valentine's day! LOL! Valentine's Day will be here before you know it so here is some inspiration to get you started on your Valentine cards. I used the new release stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Love and Kisses 676.






I used an svg cut file and made the pop up hearts inside the card. I used the small hearts cut out from the inside of the card for the pile that the couple is standing on. I used a punch to cut out the large heart. Sparkle embossing powderEP107 was used on all the red hearts. I also used Sparkle embossing powder on the pink hearts that are popped up, but it is hard to see.





                                The couple image was fussy cut and pop dotted to the front of the card.






Thank you for stopping by. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
April

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cheery and Bright

Hi Everyone! I hope you have most of your cards and shopping finished! I know it must be a mad house out there today. I am staying in where it is warm and cozy. Our weather here turned cold and rainy today. I want to share a Christmas card I made. I still might need several more before it is all said and done!

I am a true layer person when it comes to cards and it is hard for me to keep everything flat for mailing, but I am trying! The reindeer is popped up though, but should be able to be mailed okay.

I stamped the reindeer using brown ink. I then colored over it with my Versa Marker and added Brown Fizz embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle. All the other dies were cut from white glitter card stock. I used an embossing folder on the brown piece and inked the raised areas with Versa mark ink to enhance the design.







Here is a closer look where you can see more of the sparkle on the white glitter card stock.




Dies Used:

Create A Flake Five -- Spellbinders
Fancy Tags -- Spellbinders
Debutante Frame Base -- Die-Versions
Orchard Tree Frame -- Die-Versions


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


Challenges entered:

Scrappy Land:  Holidays
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Winter Inspiration




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Clean and Simple

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. If you know me you know that clean and simple cards are not my forte and can be a challenge to me. So I took on the challenge at Impression Obsession to make a clean and simple Christmas card.  I used the Cover A Card Pine Trees stamp CC101 and added white embossing powder with glitter. I used the Penny Black In A Row die (birds) at the top.







                   Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!


                                                                      Challenge:

                                        Impression Obsession : Clean and Simple Holiday Cards

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Love and Kisses

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. Christmas is upon us and Valentine's Day is around the corner. Where are these months going? I want to share a card I made using the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Love and Kisses stamp set 676. I loved using the new Die-Versions die, Gents Background. I used Sticker Paper, peeled off the top layer, adhered the die and then added Cerise glitter G1104 to make a sparkly background.




I paper pieced the dress and pants on the image, fussy cut and added Bubblegum glitter G1088 to the hearts at the bottom.




I cut the small  heart from patterned paper and added Black embossing powder EP170.




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

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone! I finally finished decorating the tree today. Now I am all set for Christmas. Don't you just love these sweeties singing Christmas carols? I wish carolers would come by and sing at my house. They did that from time to time when I was small, but you don't see that much anymore these days.



I had so much fun making this card. The ornaments are svgs. The snowflakes are Spellbinders dies Create A Flake 5. I patted the snowflakes with Versa Mark ink and added Vanilla Ice embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I colored the image using alcohol markers. White Liquid Applique was used  on the stump and glitter was added to it for a sparkly snow look.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this Christmas will be extra special for you!





Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Christmas/ New Year's
Simon Says Stamp:  Christmas





Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone! I know many of us are scrambling around getting Christmas things done. The outside of my house has decorations, but we still need to get out the Christmas tree. I went shopping today at our annual Holiday Fair and boy that will put you in the holiday spirit! I came home with a trunk full of items! I want to share a Christmas tag I made yesterday. I used a piece of clear acetate, ran it through a snowflake embossing folder, then dabbed Picket Fence ink on the indented side of each snowflake. I let the ink dry some and then wiped the excess off and the white ink stayed in the indented areas. I added the embossed acetate piece over a blue sprayed background and stitched around the edges.




The deer is a Tim Holtz Sizzix die and the lamp post was cut using an svg cutting file. I WON an eclips 2 die cutter a few months back! What a fun surprise! I have really enjoyed using it so far. The snowflake is a foam sticker that I added Stickle's glitter to.




To the bottom I added Moon Rise Glitter Tinsel from Sparkle N Sprinkle! Don't you just love the shimmer? 




Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas/Holidays
Tim Holtz:  12 Tags of 2014 - December




Sunday, November 30, 2014

Teddy Bear Christmas

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Dec. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Sweetheart Frog, set #677 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:


Toyland Bear #674   (digi version DIGI674)
Gymnast #675   (digi version DIGI675)
Love and Kisses #676  (digi version DIGI676)
Sweetheart Frog #677   (digi version DIGI677)


Hi Everyone! I trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now prepared to enjoy the Christmas season. I decided to make my card using the Toyland Bear stamp set 674. I received and big cuddly teddy bear for Christmas when I was seven. He was nearly as big as I was and I loved him. I even handed him down to my boys when they were little. He was truly loved for a long time! This stamp set reminds me of him. 



 I had fun making my card with many layers of dies by Spellbinders and pop dotting them on top of each other. The white die is an svg cut file.



I added shimmer to the card by patting a Versa Mark ink pad on the green dies and adding Sparkle embossing powder EP107. Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft SS107 was used on the teddy bear's stomach.



For full details on how to make this card, please click here.


On Dec 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)


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 Dec 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:



Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having fun on the hop. Now on the the very talented Shona!


(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)


Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We do have so much to be thankful for. My you have a wonderful time with family and friends and be safe!




Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sweet Christmas Doves

Hi Everyone!  How are you coming along on those Christmas cards? I still have some to make and Christmas is almost here! I just love this new stamp release set 649 from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Christmas Doves. I think the doves are so sweet!  


  
I love using layers on my cards, so I pulled out quite a few dies to cut out and then pop dotted them on top of each other. 

I used sticker paper, peeled off the top layer and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 to it before adding the first die. I also ran the base of the card through an embossing folder to give it some texture. 


  
Gypsy Red glitter was also used on the circle. I patted the doves with Versa Mark ink and added Sparkle embossing powder EP107 to them. I also added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 to the rose. To see full instructions on how to make this card please click here.  


  

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day and Happy Christmas card making too!
April

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It's Cold Outside

Hi Everyone! I want to show  you a card I made with the new release stamp set, Finn's Scarf 671 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Finn is so cute with his warm scarf! He sure needs it on a frosty day!


  
I made the background for this card using an embossing folder. I brayered onto the raised areas of the folder with Versa Mark ink, placed blue card stock on the  areas, brayered  over the cardstock and then added Belgian Cream embossing powder EP436 to it. This piece was layered onto a white piece edged with Tear-ific Tape and then Twinkling CloudsSparkle N Soft SS107 was added to the adhesive edges.

  
I used the Spellbinders Build a Snowflake dies for a fun border. I patted the snowflakes with Versa Mark ink and addedSparkle embossing powder EP107 to them.


  
I used Dimensional Glue to make the red centers on the snowflakes and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 to them and to Finn's scarf.  To see full instructions on how to make this card, please click hereThis is such a fun set to use for Christmas or Winter.  


Have a wonderful and blessed day!
April

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Brrrr- It's Cold Outside

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a good day. We are warming up some here this week, but I hear that real cold weather is on its way! Here is a card I made for the House Mouse challenge -- Brrr-It's Cold Outside. I guess this card will get me ready for next week!




I just love using my House Mouse stamps. This little fella is having fun in the snow. I remember when my sons were snowboarding and what fun they had. 

The bottom of the card is an svg file I cut with my new eclips2. I placed blue glitter card stock under it. I added glitter to the snowflakes, border and image for a frosty look!




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


House Mouse Challenge: Brrr - It's Cold Outside

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall Tag

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. The weather is getting cooler and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I want to show you a Thanksgiving tag I made for Tim Holtz's Tags of 2014 challenge. You can see Tim's demo here. I just love the colors this time of year, even though most of the leaves have passed their peak and are falling to the ground.



Isn't this a beautiful pumpkin? I stamped the image on metal and paper pieced it or should I say "metal pieced" it? LOL! The leaves were colored with Distress inks and a water pen. 



For the background I swiped the tag through several colors of acrylic paint that had been spritzed with water. I ran the tag through a leaf embossing folder and enhanced the leaves by sponging Gathered Twigs Distress ink over them. I used the Tim Holtz Collection Bubble stencil over the background and sponged on Versa Mark ink. I then added Candlelight embossing powder courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle. 




Thank you for stopping by today. I hope your day is full of good things! 


Entered in Tags of 2014 Challenge - November 


Friday, October 31, 2014

Christmas Doves

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1 Reveal.

This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until November 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671  (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)


For my card I chose to use the sweet Christmas Doves stamp set. I used the digital format. What is so nice about digitals is that you can make the images any size to fit your project. I have had this embossing folder lying around for some time now with an idea in mind and finally I used it for this card. I used Mirror Silver card stock and swiped the raised areas with Saddle Brown Staz On ink.


Here is the card opened. For the background I used Sticker Paper, peeled off the top layer and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 on it. I love the soft velvety look of this glitter.


On the doves I patted Versa Mark ink over them and added Sparkle embossing powder EP107. 



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



On Nov 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FIVE of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)


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 Nov 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:


Shona Erlenborn
April Williams
Anita Scroggins
Belinda Shupe
Marie Berquist
Anne Temple


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and happy hopping! Now on the the very talented Anita!


(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stuck On You

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying these Fall days. Fall is never long enough for me. I want to share a card I made with the new Bubblegum Machine stamp set 664 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This set can be used for many different occasions. I remember as a little girl getting bubblegum out of these machines. I was always hoping I would get the grape flavored one! LOL!  


  
I made this a shaker card and filled it with tiny buttons. I Paper Pieced the base of the machine and added Blue Lightning glitter G1008 across the bottom. Teddy Brown embossing powder EP187 was used on the saying. I used a PenBoss on some of the letters on the background paper and on the raised dots on the white background and then added Sparkle embossing powder EP107  to add more interest.  




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


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

April

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