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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Inspiration Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am glad you dropped by today! At Cat's Pajamas they are having an inspiration challenge and here the picture for our inspiration. It is so "Springy " and refreshing looking.

I just love the poodle and cat, so I decided to use them together. Hopefully they can keep a truce for a little while! LOL! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and stay cool!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Circles, Polka Dots and All Round Fun

Hello, I want to wish you a day filled with good things! It is going to be a scorcher here, but I am thankful for air conditioning. I am entering this card in the House Mouse "Circles, Polka Dots and All Round Fun" challenge! This WAS fun. As you can see I really went in circles with dotted paper, buttons, dies, donut and circle flowers! I am glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Anything But Square

Hi! I hope you have been enjoying your day. We had a downpour earlier, but it turned out nice later. If you are looking for the Technique Tuesday post you can see it below. I am entering this card in Just Rite's "Anything But Square" challenge. I had some lovely scalloped cardstock that I folded in half to make my shape. I used the saying and frame from the Butterfly Garden stamp set. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Coloring on Glitter

I hope you had a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend. It is time for Technique Tuesday at Sparkle N Sprinkle  once again! The technique I want to show today is "coloring on glitter." This is such a beautiful and sparkly technique. I hope you enjoy trying it.

Supplies needed:
  1. wide double stick tape
  2. Waterscape glitter G1108
  3. Spectrum or Copic markers
  4. Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad 99604
  5. white cardstock

For the large butterfly, cut a square of double sided tape and place it on white cardstock.

Peel off the top seal and sprinkle on glitter. Make sure to rub the glitter real well with your fingers. This burnishes it and gets off any excess glitter.

Now stamp the butterfly using Memento ink. This is the best ink to use when coloring with Copics.

Start coloring the image using Spectrum or Copics. I colored lightly since they are juicy. I was able to blend them like I do when I color normally.

Cut out the butterfly to use later on the card. Now take a longer piece of the wide tape, peal off the top seal and glitter as before.  Stamp the flower and butterflies and color.

Now assemble the card!

You can also use outline stickers. Adhere the sticker to the glittered tape and color it in with the markers. Here is a sample.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Fancy Butterfly 3546-437G
  2. Swirl Butterfly sm. 3550-437A
  3. Magnolia set - tulips 328
  4. Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad 99604
  5. Waterscape glitter G1108

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Hi Everyone,

I want to wish all of you a wonderful Memorial Day and weekend. I want to thank all of the military people who are serving to keep our country free. God bless you. I also thank those who have lost their lives to keep us free. May we never forget what it has cost them.

Stay safe as you celebrate all of these brave people.

12 Tags of 2012 -- May

Hi Folks! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! I have been stamping and I made a tag for Tim Holtz's May tag challenge. Click here to see his wonderful tutorial and challenge. I don't have a melting pot for the UT, so I smushed my flowers in a Versa Mark ink pad and sprinkled UT on the them and heated it with a heat gun. I did this 3 times and it worked pretty well. All the sewing stamps on the background and the spool on the bow are from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Sew Fabulous stamp set 461. The Little Black Dress stamp is from Stampabilities. This was a fun challenge. I really enjoyed working on this project. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Summer on the Farm

Hi! It is a beautiful day here today. I hope you are enjoying yours. I am submitting this card once again in the Impression Obsession challenge. There was a problem with Linksy last week, so Shirley has been so nice to let me enter it again. I used this stamp from Impression Obsession -- Flower Wheelbarrow Scene k1311 . I made the flower using 3 flower punches that I layered together. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop Winners!

Thanks to all of you who joined in our blog hop on Thursday and Friday! Here are the winners! Congratulations!

Grand Prize #1 – Stamp Set of your choice on cling cushion
Grand Prize #2 – Stampette Set of your choice on cling cushion
1st Place – 2 Glitter Tinsels of your choice
2nd Place – 3 small Embossing Powders of your choice
3rd Place – 3 small Glitters of your choice
Please e-mail brenda@sparklensprinkle.com with your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and prize choice.

Color Challenge

Hi Everyone! It is a beautiful day here today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I am always needing birthday cards, so I made one yesterday for a few challenges. For the Magnolicious challenge the colors are pink, green and light yellow. Wonderful colors for summer! I used Basic Grey papers, Basics Bulletin and Sweet Threads Lacy Organic. I colored with Spectrum markers. The patterned paper was roughed using a distress tool and then I edged the paper with Primrose ink. I made the flower by tearing the petals and leaves, edging the petals with Primrose ink and layering the petals in a circular pattern. I have shown some pictures below on how I made the flower. Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia-licious Pink, Green, Light yellow
Basic Grey Anything Goes
PaperPlay Destruction

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Celebrating Summer Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Celebrating Summer blog hop! If you hopped here by way of the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog then you are in the right place. If not, you might want to start at the beginning to be eligible for FIVE great prizes! The hop runs from Thursday, May 17 through Friday, May 18. Winners will be announced on the SNS blog on Saturday, May 19.

Summer is just around the corner. What fun to relax by the sea and enjoy a good book like Dani here.  She looks so comfortable in her hammock.  Life sure is sweet!

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

1. Dani Reading 3112-393H
2. Palm Hammock 3594-456H
3. Flip Flops 3591-456A
4. Life is Sweet 3107-392A
5. Florida Beach Glitter G1111

What more could one ask for than to have a yummy strawberry swirl ice cream cone after a warm day at the
beach? What a great end to a beautiful day!

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

1. Ice Cream Cone 2051-374C
2. Treat Yourself 2052-374A
3. Waterscape Glitter G1108

Please make sure you leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes. Thanks for stopping by.
Now hop on over to the talented Marie's blog for some wonderful eye candy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle New Releases

Sparkle N Sprinkle has just released some wonderful new stamp sets! You can see them by clicking here. I had fun making cards with two of the sets. On the first two cards I used stamps from the Sew Fabulous set.  For you sewers out there, you will love this set for sure!

For this card I also followed the sketch challenge for this month. It is not too late to join the challenge to be able to win a stamp set of your choice!


I used the Zendoodle  Rainbow Stampet set on my last card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these new sets. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Technique Tuesday -- Hand Sanitizer

Today for the Sparkle N Sprinkle technique Tuesday I am showing how to use hand sanitizer to make a fun "water" scene on a card.  These type of cards are fun for all ages!  I hope you have fun with this today.

  1. hand sanitizer or hair gel
  2. small zip lock bag
  3. glitter or mica chips
  4. aqua or light blue alcohol ink or re-inker
  5. die cut for window -- I used an oval Nestibilities die
  6. white cardstock
  7. patterned paper
  8. contrasting cardstock
Take the small bag and squirt about a third of a travel size bottle of hand sanitizer into it and seal. You can also use hair gel.

Some hand sanitizers and hair gels come in colors, but I only had clear so I added a few drops of aqua alcohol ink. I wanted the color to be light so that my image would show up better.  I also added some blue/purple mica chips to it . Glitter would work well too.

On white cardstock stamp your image in the middle and color. Then adhere the bag over the image using Tear-ific Tape.

Adhere patterned paper onto white cardstock and cut window using the die.

Using the oval dies, cut a frame from the contrasting color cardstock to place around the window.

Pop dot this layer over the image and embellish. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the technique today. Please stop by next week for a glittery technique!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Elwood stamp
  2. Tear-ific Tape
  3. Blue Jewel glitter
  4. Waterscape glitter

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I want to wish all you mothers a very Happy and blessed Mother's Day! Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Crayon Resist and More

Welcome back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Technique Tuesday again! I have a stamping friend who uses crayons quite a bit to color stamp images. I am amazed at how well the images look.  After seeing these images I decided I would try some myself and I actually like the look. So today we are going back to our childhood and color with crayons!

I started coloring the image first with a white crayon to give it a soft palette  so that the colors would blend a little better.  Then I started with my lighter colors first on top of the white.

I then went over the lighter colors with my darker colors to shade some areas.

After I was finished shading with the darker crayons, I went over all of it again with the white crayon to blend it some more.  Here is the finished image.

I think it turned out quite well!  Now on to the crayon resist.
  1. brayer
  2. multi-colored ink pad
  3. any color of crayon
  4. dragonfly stamp
  5. white glossy cardstock
  6. permanent black ink pad
Stamp dragonfly several times on the glossy cardstock using permanent black ink.

Take any color crayon and color in and outline some areas of the dragonflies.

Brayer over the piece of glossy cardstock using a multi-colored ink pad.  I used a pad that had variations of blues and purples.

Now wipe off any wax left from the crayon.

So, break out those crayons or borrow from your kids or grand kids and give this a try! LOL! Have fun!


Sparkle N Sprinkle Supplies used:
  1. Bird of Paradise stamp
  2. Dragonfly stamp

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge

I made this card for the Joan's Garden challenge. The theme is vintage using tan and olive with a pop of color and feathers. I haven't used this vintage lady in a long time, so it was nice using this stamp again. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Kaleidoscope of Color

I really enjoyed making this card for the Simon Says challenge -- Kaleidoscope of Color. I had forgotten about this technique until reminded about it last week. What a fun way to have a color splash on your card. I dropped a few drops of alcohol inks on glossy cardstock and used the compressed air in a can and gave it a few squirts to move the colors around. You can see where the colors have fanned out. This is such an easy technique that gives a pop to your card! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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