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

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sea Escape

February 1 Reaveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's February 1 Reveal

We hope you enjoy all the new SNS products in 2014 including
less expensive stamp sets
our own line of digital stamps
cut files to match our stamp sets
an exclusive line of designer papers to match our glitters and embossing powders.
This month we are featuring three fun new stamp sets by artists Michelle Perkett and Beccy Muir.

Three chances in our "February 1 Reveal" Contest (details below)
four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always 
"Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

The Mermaid Kisses stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

Spunky and Rocco #526

Spunky and Bug #523

I decided to make a zig zag card using the new Mermaid Kisses stamp set. I loved glamming up this pretty mermaid and making the shells.

I used Magic Speckle embossing powder EP175 on the shells. This powder certainly makes them look realistic.

I also used the Magic Speckle embossing powder on the rock that the mermaid is sitting on and I used Fiery Fushia glitter G1004 for her suit.

Here is the card completely open. If you would like to see full instructions on this card you can click here.

Three Winners (one for each new stamp set) will be selected by Random.org during the Designers Mystery Party. Winners will also get to choose one Glitter and one Embossing Powder to go with their new stamp set.

How the Mystery Party works:

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

Emmy van den Heuvel
Cristina Ojeda
April Williams
Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Donna Ellis
Shona Erlenborn
Eret Pank
Mayra Duran-Hernandez
Marie Berquist
Jazzy Jill

Each of the three stamp sets are available at 20% off.
Promotion valid through February 3. 
You may also phone the SNS Shoppe to place your orders.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Good luck in the hop. I hope you have a great day!

Now to the wonderfully talented Anne Temple!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Red Geraniums

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to share a card with you that I made using one of the recent Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets -- Geraniums 519. I love planting geraniums because they are so beautiful and hardy here in our heat in the South.

I used Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 around the frame and on some of the flowers.  I cut out some of the flowers and popped them over other flowers to add dimension. I also used Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 to add dew drops to the leaves.  You can see full instructions for making this card here.

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


Challenges entered:

Amusing Challenge:  Anything Goes
Created With Love:  Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps:  Anything Goes
Make It Monday:  Always Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy:  Bling and Sparkle

Friday, January 24, 2014


Hi Everyone! I hope you are keeping warm! I think it is frigid just about everywhere these days. Christmas has passed, but I guess you can't start too early for next Christmas! Here are two ornaments that I made recently. I still have a big mess of stuff on my craft table form making these, so I am planning on making some more real soon. I just love the snowman image. He looks so jolly. He just made me smile while I was working on him.

Here is the back of the snowman ornament.

This ornament will look good on my tree. Since my husband is a big game hunter, my tree has all kinds of wild life ornaments on it.

This is the back of the reindeer ornament.

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


Challenges entered:

A Little Bit Crafty:  Celebrate
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles:  Ribbon
Divas By Design:  Anything Goes

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Caught a Bug?

Hi Everyone! I hope your weekend has been a good one. Sparkle N Sprinkle came out with this cute new stamp set recently and I had to have it. With it being winter a lot of us have caught a bug one time or other I am sure. I was so sick at Christmas -- sicker than I have been in ten years! I am glad it did not last long. What a cute set to use to cheer up someone this winter who has caught a bug! I used the stamp set Bugs in a Jar 510 and stamped the jar on acetate. I stamped the lid on a piece of metal sheet and attached it to the top of the jar.

I just HAD to glitter up these bugs, so I used Autumn Medley G1013 glitter on them!

I hope YOU have not caught a bug! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Challenges entered:

Nut Crafters:  Anything Goes
Paper Crafters Journey:  Vintage/Distress/Shabby Chic
Send A Smile 4 Kids:  Anything Goes 4 Kids
Sister Act:  Anything Goes

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Smell the Roses

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I just made a huge mistake. I accidentally deleted my last post! I can't believe I did that. So here it is again! LOL! I made this card using a House Mouse stamp that I bought a few months ago but had never used. This reminds me to get out of my rut and small the roses! This little mousy looks like he is really enjoying the wonderful aroma.

I wish I could grow roses like my dad did. He had the most beautiful and large roses that I have ever seen.

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says:  Anything Goes

Monday, January 13, 2014

Little Black Dress

Hi Everyone!  I want to wish you a Happy New Year and I hope your year is full of good things. I am sharing a card today that I made using the new reveal stamp set Dress Up 525 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. What girl doesn't have that little black dress as a go to for those party occasions? I sparkled this one up with Pretty Princess glitter G1109. Sparkling Snow glitterG1003  was used on some dots of the patterned paper, rose  and around the edges of the card. To see full instructions for this card, please click here.

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


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle Bingo

It’s here!
Create your Bingo Card now – it’s free – and we will get started January 20!
There will be a $150 grand prize and weekly prizes, too.
Details here or on the website’s game page.

Friday, January 10, 2014

In The Garden

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made using a recent stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle -- Geraniums 519. I love this pretty stamp set. This set is great to use for so many occasions. I have not had this Spellbinders Gilded gate 2 die for long and I was happy to use it because it was perfect to go with this set.

I used sticker paper on card stock and added Cloud Nine velvet glitter GM2002 to it. I then ran it through an embossing folder to add texture to the background.  I cut the gate using Mirror Gold card stock.

I love the saying inside.

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

Challenges entered:

4 Krafty Girlz:  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps:  Make Your Mark
Delicious Doodles:  Flowers
Sister Act:  Anything Goes
Sweet Pea stampers:  Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers:  Anything Goes

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Tags of 2014 -- January

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! I hope your year is filled with good things. I want to share with you the New Year's tag I made for Tim Holtz's January 2014 Tag challenge. I had a lot of fun with this. I did not have a pocket watch die, so I used several Spellbinders dies to create my own. I have been hoarding these Idea-ology gear embellishments for awhile, I must have about 5 packs of these, so I was glad to be able to use them on this tag. LOL! The stencil I used is Tim Holtz's Clock Works.You can see Tim's demo here.

Here is a closer view.

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

Challenges entered

Tim Holtz -- 12 Tags of 2014 -- January
7 Kids College Fund -- Anything Goes
Art Impressions -- Use Something From Your Stash
Crafty Calendar Challenge -- Let's Celebrate
Our Creative Corner -- No More Shopping Sins
Pumpkin Spice -- 2014
Mark's Finest Paper -- Use a Stencil
Suzy Bee's -- Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers -- Anything Goes

Friday, January 3, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle New Release Winners

January Mystery Party Winners!

Hi!  Thanks to everyone who played in Sparkle N Sprinkle’s January Mystery Designer Party.
We enjoyed making the new projects, and hope you enjoyed browsing.
We released four new stamp sets and Jazzy Jill’s latest Technique Video Kit:
Our mystery designers and winners are:
Emmy with “Dress Up”
25 commenters
Anet #7
Marie with “Spunky Valentine”
28 commenters
#12 Winterseve
Eret with  “Rocco with Roses”
33 commenters
apologies – Donna forgot to take a snap shot of the True Random Number Generator
#7 Desire Fourie
Anita with “Cinderella Slipper”
22 commenters
#16 Linda Gibb
Congratulations, Winners!
Thank you for checking out the products and sample cards.
Will you please e-mail SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com with your mailing address, choice of one glitter and one embossing powder which can be used with your new stamp sets, 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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