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, September 30, 2013

Snow One Like You

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. It is time to reveal some new stamp sets at Sparkle N Sprinkle. I know you will love this new set of snow people. They are the cutest!

We also have another Release set that is great to use with your winter and Christmas cards. Isn't this Flourish set pretty?

In addition to the new Releases, Video Technique Club Kit, and Challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog this month, we have a special treat. But first, we'd like to invite you to the Challenge which is 
"Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking." 
There will be three winners each month, featured artists who have used our images in their creations, and badges, too!

Sparkle N Sprinkle is releasing a cute little snow person set created by artist Becky Muir. 
For a chance to win the "Snow One Like You" stamp set, and an embossing powder and a glitter, we are kicking things off with the Mystery Designer Party!

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 Sparkle Team Member's blog to leave a comment. 
The winner will be announced on October 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blog

For the next 72 hours, this darling Snow One Like You and Flourish 1 sets are available  at 20% off as part of our Snowy Day specials.
Just use the code SNOWONE20 in the COMMENTS SECTION when checking out in the SNS on-line store to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.
Promotion valid through Oct 3. (sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe on Wednesday and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).

Now it is time for the reveal! Enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I am looking forward in seeing your wonderful creations! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Whoo's Having a Birthday?

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your day. After a real rainy day yesterday, I am enjoying a beautiful sunny and Fall - like day today! Fall is my favorite time of year but it just doesn't last long enough! My favorite colors are the beautiful warm fall colors of rust, brown, green and gold.  I want to show you a card I made recently that is great for someone whooo has a Fall birthday. I just love this cute Owlettes stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle! There are so many cute ways to use it. I brushed Brushable glue over the owl and added Cloud Nine velvet glitter and let it dry. I then colored the owl using copics. I hope this little owl has put a smile on your face.

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

Challenges entered:

Pile It On:  Cool/Warm Colors
Papertake Weekly:  Make it Sparkle
Crafty Card Makers:  Winged Things
Charisma Cardz:  Favorite Color Combo

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Falling Leaves

Hi Everyone! If you have been following my blog this week you have seen that I have been on a Fall streak lately. Here is another card that I made using some new "toys" that I bought at a stamp convention this past weekend. I used Distress stains on the cut out leaves, Distress markers on the houses and Diamond Glaze on the windows.

Here is a close up of the windows. You can see some shine on the three windows at the bottom.

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

Challenges entered:  

Funky N Fab : Leaves

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall is in the Air

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are having another Fall - like day after a very hot day yesterday. I want to show you another Fall card I made. This image of House Mouse is originally holding a heart with its feet, but I have him holding a pumpkin for Fall. Isn't he cute?

I want to enter this card into two challenges:

House Mouse and Friends:  Autumn Leaves
ABC Challenge:  V is for Very Cute

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Chirpy Fall

Hi Everyone! I hope your weekend has been a good one. We have had a hint of Fall this weekend and I am loving it! I want to show you a Fall card I made using a new Just For Fun stamp I got at the stamp convention this weekend! I love this stamptangle bird. I patted different Fall colors of Distress inks randomly over the bird and then stamped it. I love the way it turned out. Using a die, I cut the leaves from card stock that I stained with Distress stains. I then tapped Versa Mark ink over the leaves, added clear embossing powder, sprinkled a little Autumn Medley glitter  from Sparkle N Sprinkle over the powder and heated from the bottom. I did this twice to make the leaves shiny and sparkly. I want to enter this card into Joan's Gardens, Simon Says Stamp and Rubber Buggy challenges. You can see the challenges below.

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

Joan's Gardens -- Fall colors, bird and leaves
Rubber Buggy -- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp -- Emboss It

Friday, September 13, 2013

Go Fore It !

Hi Everyone! A good Friday to you. Tonight I am going to the Scrap Stamp Tour being held here in our city. I am looking forward to a good time and some new inspiration! I want to share an easel card I made yesterday with a new Golf  stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This set is perfect for those golfers in the family: I have three! For the grass on this card I used the 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape, cut it in the shape of a green and adhered it to the bottom of my card. I then peeled off the top layer of the tape and sprinkled Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft over it. For the clouds I traced a template, cut them out, brushed Brushable Glue over them and added Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft.

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

Monday, September 9, 2013

Technique Tuesday -- White Wash

Hi Everyone! Welcome again to Sparkle N Sprinkle's Technique Tuesday. Thanks for all of you who joined in the Hoot of a Prize Contest. It was a lot of fun and congratulations to Karen who won! Today I will be showing a technique called White Wash. It really looks good on kraft card stock.

Supplies needed:
  1. kraft card stock
  2. Belgian Cream embossing powder  EP436
  3. Blossoms stamp set 429
  4. Distress inks
  5. water brush
  6. white ink stain
  7. heat tool
  8. Versa Mark ink pad
  9. craft sheet
Stamp blossoms randomly on kraft card stock using Versa Mark ink.

Add embossing powder and heat set.

Take white ink stain and pat on a craft sheet. Use a water brush to paint in the blossoms. Let dry.

Swipe Distress ink colors on craft sheet, pick up color with water brush and paint over the white flowers.

Now you have color to show up on the kraft card stock. I hope you have fun playing with this technique this month. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!


Other Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 -- Septemeber

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I want to show you the tag I made for Tim Holtz's September tag challenge. I had fun using all the stencils and layering. On the dots stencil I used translucent paste and glammed it up by adding Sparkling Snow glitter, courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used Distress inks and white acrylic paint with the other stencils. The background was made by using Distress stains. The stamps used are Tim Holtz (numbers) and Fiskars (cupcake). You can see Tim's demo by clicking here.

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

Challenges entered:

Tim Holtz:  21 Tags of 2013 -- September
Loves Rubber Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
DRS Designs:  So Bright
Pink Elephant:  Numbers
Catch the Bug:  Anything Goes

Thursday, September 5, 2013

House Mouse Transported

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a good day. I am finally back after having some computer issues. I would like to share with you a card I made for a few challenges. At Two Peas in a Bucket there is a challenge going on to use embossing folders in different ways. For the background of this card I used three different embossing folders and arranged them around the patterned paper. I then ran all of this through my cuttlebug at one time. Next I swiped a brown ink pad across the raised areas to define the designs. I just love using the House Mouse stamps. Isn't this little mousy cute on his flower boat?

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Transport
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Animal Antics
Spectrum Noir:  Travel

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