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, October 31, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle November Release

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1 Release

This month we are bringing you two marvelous new stamp sets by artist Rosiland Solomon with FIVE chances to win

the first two chances are with our "Winter Wonderland" Release Contest
three more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

Here is the card that I made with the  Winter Wonderland set and Sparkling Snow glitter.

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

The Winter Wonderland stamp set and the Flourishes Two stamp set are both available on line.
The beautiful Winter Wonderland stamp set is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

The Winter Wonderland stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to one commenter.
The Flourishes Two stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to another commenter.
To win, just come to our Mystery Designer Party!

How the Mystery Party works:

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

Both sets are available at 20% off 
as part of our Wintry specials. 
Just use the code WINTRY20 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 November 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).

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day. Good luck in the the draw. I am also looking forward in seeing your wonderful creations in our challenge this month!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chickadees and Faux Patina

Hi Everyone! I hope your day has been a good one so far. I would like to show you a card that I made using my favorite Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp -- Chickadees. For my background I used a technique called Faux Patina. I hope you will enjoy trying this technique on one of your cards.

Supplies needed:

  1. embossing folder
  2. embossing powder -- I used Antiquities EP266
  3. Versa Mark ink
  4. embossing machine
  5. heat tool
  6. sponge
  7. 2 light colors of Distress ink and one darker ( I used Bundled Sage, Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo )
  8. cream card stock

Pat the Bundled Sage ink all over the opened front of the embossing folder. Place the card stock inside the folder and run through the embossing machine.

Now randomly sponge on the Victorian Velvet ink first and then Vintage Photo.

 Lightly pat Versa Mark ink over the raised areas and add embossing powder and heat set.

Now you have a beautiful, antiqued background! Enjoy playing! Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Autumn's Loveliest Smile and Technique

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for dropping by today. I want to show you an Autumn card I made using the "no iron batik" technique.  I have been in a Fall mode lately. I love the colors, smells and crisp air of Fall. This technique is perfect for those leaves stamps you might have for Fall. I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle Swirly Oak and Swirly Maple leaf in stamp set 410.

Supplies needed:
  1. white coffee filter
  2. Versa Mark ink
  3. clear embossing powder --  I used Velvet Sparkle EP437
  4. Distress Stains
  5. Swirly Oak and Swirly Maple Leaf stamps
  6. heat tool
First randomly stamp the leaves onto the coffee filter using Versa mark ink. It will be hard to see where you stamped. It helps to turn the coffee filter as you stamp to get a better even coverage.

Next sprinkle on the embossing powder and heat it with the heat tool.

The reaction of the embossing on the coffee filter makes the images look waxy so there is no need to iron off the powder. Now start pouncing different colors of stains over the coffee filter starting with the lightest to the darkest.

I hope you enjoy making some Fall cards using this technique. Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Eat Cake

Hi Everyone! We have a beautiful Fall day here today. We are finally getting a good chill in the air. Hopefully the leaves will start turning more now that we are getting colder weather. I want to share a card I made using this cute House Mouse image. I am always in need of birthday cards so this image is perfect for it. This little mousey sure looks fat and happy! I used a lot of my favorite things on this card, among which are flowers, ribbon, cord, dies and glitter! I sparkled the icing on the cake using Bubblegum glitter, courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is filled with good things!

I had this pink cord that went perfectly with the patterned paper. I made the little rose out of pink felt and added a rhinestone to the center.

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Anything Goes with Twine
Party Time Tuesdays:  Glitter
Fashionable Stamping:  Make it a Card
Quirky Crafts:  Favorite Things
Hiding in my Craft Room:  Color It
Little Claire's Designs:  Child's Birhtday
Sweet Pea Stampers:  Sparkle and Shine

Monday, October 21, 2013

Owl Family

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying Fall. I sure am. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I want to share a card I made with this cute little Sparkle N Sprinkle owl family from the Owlette stamp set 511 (not the Adam's Family)! LOL! I wanted to make my card spooky - cute for Halloween. I had a background already made that I loved. I used black glossy card stock and rubbed rust, purple and silver Mica Gloss over it. I just loved the spooky aura it created.  To add some more pizzazz I patted Versa Mark ink over the background and sprinkled on Silver Detail EP257 and Log Cabin EP397 embossing powders and heat set them from underneath so that the embossing powders would not blow off. Peruvian Lily velvet glitter GM2014 was used to highlight the tree and owls. Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day and a lovely Fall!   

Other SNS supplies used:
  1. Versa Mark ink
  2. Tear-ific Tape SAT01
  3. Sakura glue pen
  4. Mirror Silver card stock 99569

Friday, October 18, 2013

Double Embossing

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a technique and a card I made that was featured in CardMaker magazine, the 2013 techniques issue. Several other designers' cards from the Sparkle N Sprinkle designer team were also featured in this issue. You can click here to see them through the rest of the month of October.

To make the background I inked up the front of the Couture Creations - Passion embossing folder with Versa Mark ink and ran it through my cuttlebug.

I quickly added Candlelight glitter embossing powder to the card and heat set it.

Next I used teal ink and a sponge to apply the color over some of the raised areas and then I applied purple ink.

Here is the finished background. You can really see the sparkle!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun trying this sparkly technique. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Wild Thing

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made with this cute rubber stamp, courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle, along with a quick technique.

I stamped and colored the giraffe using copic markers. I then took a dotted stencil and colored in the dots with a white colored pencil. That's it! A quick way to add interest to a card! Here is a closer view.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

Challenges entered:

Charisma Cardz:  Animals
Color Me Creative:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Neutral Zone
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Favorite Technique
Simon Says Stamp: Rubber or Clear Stamp

Monday, October 7, 2013

Stained Glass Trees and Cord Technique

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. Fall is my favorite time of year and I would like to share with you  a Fall card I made with the Stained Glass Tree from Sparkle N Sprinkle using the cord technique. I had a lot of fun with this and played with different designs and colors as you will see below. 

Supplies needed:
  1. cord
  2. sprays in different colors
  3. cream or white card stock
  4. mat to catch over spray
  5. regular tape
Take the card stock and place the end of the cord somewhere on the back of the card stock and tape down.

Now wrap the cord around the card stock and tape down the other end on the back.

Turn the card stock over and start spraying on the colors one by one. I start with the lighter colors and go to darker.

After the whole card is sprayed, let dry (you can speed the drying time by using a heat tool) and then take one end of the tape off the back and unwind the cord. White areas are left where the cord was, exposing a neat background!

Here are some more backgrounds I experimented with.

I hope you will enjoy trying this technique. There are endless possibilities! Thanks so much for stopping by. I wish you a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Stained Glass Tree 1597-317m
  2. Champagne glitter G1045
  3. Sakura Glue Pen

Saturday, October 5, 2013

National Card Making Day

Hi Everyone! Were you able to make some cards on this National Card Making Day? I got caught up on some cards I wanted to do for some challenges. Here is one of them. I just love this little hedgehog from Penny Black. I used papers and a tree sticker from a Basic Grey set called "green at heart." The glitter and black embossing powder is courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle. The card base shape was made by using Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities labels 1 die. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a good weekend.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Basic Grey:  Shaped Card
Simon Says Stamp:  Dotty
Funky N Fab:  Ribbon
Crafty Card Makers: Cute and Furry

Friday, October 4, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 -- October

Hi Everyone! It is that time again for another one of Tim Holtz's tags. The emphasis is on his new Distress Glitters. I just bought some recently and was happy to try them out on my tag for this month. You can see his demo by clicking here. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Papertake -- Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew -- Tag
Rubber Buggy -- Anything Goes
Paper Pretties -- Purple, Green and Orange
Sisterhood of Crafters -- Tag You're It

Thursday, October 3, 2013

We Have a Winner!

Snow One Like You Mystery Party Winners!

Thanks to everyone who played in Sparkle N Sprinkle’s recent “Snow One Like You” Mystery Party. We enjoyed making the new projects, and hope you enjoyed browsing.

Our Mystery Designer for the contest is Marie Berquist. There were 33 comments left on Marie’s blog, so Mr. Random.org was used to generate our Commenting Winner.

Congratulations to “wintersevepuzzlepieces” who commented:
What a stunning card! Each layer of creativity and detail is outstanding! I would never have that level of patience. I definitely have to try to make pretty ribbon like you did. Thank you for the inspiration!
Please e-mail SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com with your mailing address, choice of one glitter and embossing powder which can be used with your new Snow People, 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,

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