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

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
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.


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!


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


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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