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Sunday, May 18, 2014

In Loving Memory

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's May Reveal.
Our website was not playing nicely, so we are a bit late showing off our May projects with the new images.

This month Sparkle N Sprinkle is introducing EIGHT new rubber stamp sets and 5 new digital sets. Through May 21, the rubber stamp sets are 20% off their regular price.
The beautiful Nesting Bird set is available:
 on Cling Mounted Rubber
as a digital image
and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

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Video Kit Customers using PayPal, please phone the office to receive free shipping.
Offer expires May 21, 2014.

On May 21 EIGHT winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

The new stamp sets are:

Travel Mixed Media #607
Floral Flourish #634
Leafy Flourish #641
Nesting Bird #602   (digital available)
Church Sympathy #604   (digital available)
Across the Miles #603   (digital available)
Spunky with Flowers #605 (digital available)
Garden Silhouette #600 (digital available)

I would like to share two cards I have made with two of the new stamp sets. The first one is using the Church Sympathy set 604. This is such a versatile set. I can see it being used for Christmas, Easter, baptisms and weddings too.

I used a the recent Crackle Background stamp 609 on the left side of the card and embossed with Vanilla Ice embossing powder EP265. The image was stamped and embossed using Silver embossing powder EP179 and then colored with copics.

I tried my hand at making a swing card and used the Spellbinders Beaded Oval die.

The flowers were made sparkly with Bubblegum glitter G1088. To see full card instructions please click here.

Here is the second card using the Leafy Flourish stamp set 641. I just love how this flourish fancies up a card!

The flourishes were stamped and embossed using Brown Fizz embossing powder EP381 and colored in using copics. One flourish was fussy cut and popped over the birds.

The chickadees' bellies ( Birds set 348 ) were colored with copics and Lemonade glitter G1091 was added for sparkle.  You can see the instructions on how to make this card here.

The blog hop winners will be announced on May 21 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

                                                     Anita Scroggins
                                                     Steff Munnings
                                                     Donna Ellis
Shona Erlenborn
Eret Pank
Mayra Hernandez
Emmy van den Heuvel
Belinda Shupe
Marie Berquist
April Williams ( ME )
Anne Temple

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day! Now on to the wonderfully talented Anne's blog.


Mayras Designs said...

April ,these are each stunning . The design is beautiful for each one !!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, April! Hope your trip to MILs is a good one. Beautiful cards - as always - with such an imaginative creativity (yet again) that I would never think of! It's always a wonderful surprise seeing what you come up with next. These are beautiful. Thank you, April! hugs, de

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are gorgeous. great design on both and love the soft colors of the church card.

Katy said...

Wow-that silver embossing powder on the first card is just so pretty. It gives the church such a different look than when it is done in black. And the flowers too. Love it! You second card is just gorgeous too! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- loving the silver embossed church- surrounded by pearls- so pretty! And the touch of yellow shimmer on the birds- beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the tri-fold card. It is so pretty. The colors, the pearls, the bow, the silver embossing and the shine on the background paper - all are so nice. It would comfort anyone who needs to find solace. The bird card is pretty also. Love the subdued colors.

loulou said...

Your sympathy card is absolutely stunning. The church looks amazing embossed in that beautiful silver. I really like the crackle background too. The leafy flourishes and birds is lovely too.

Paula said...

Such pretty cards April. The nesting bird card is my favorite.

Winterseve said...

I love your cards. Your nesting birds is so elegant. The In Loving Memory card is beautiful and would be a wonderful idea I'd like to try to recreate. Great job!

Pat said...

Love your cards. The church stamp lends itself so well to your design.

pjw said...

Your sympathy card is absolutely gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your projects are all wonderful but I really love the church sympathy card. I can see how that image would be perfect and with all the pretty flowers added it is a gorgeous card. Wonderful fold on that card too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such beautiful cards - your sympathy card really caught my eye - just love your silver embossing and the colour scheme. So elegant! Your bird card is fabulous too - that's a wonderful stamp - I love what you did with the leafy flourish too.

Gina H said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Good point that you can use the church stamp for more than just sympathy. The silver really makes it. I love the chickadee stamp and I like the way you used it with the flourish. Very creative!

TracyM #6773 said...

OH MY - I am almost speechless with how GORGEOUS your sympathy card is and how much BEAUTIFUL detail you have included - I LOVE IT ALL, EACH AND EVERY DETAIL, especially the crackle panel, the silver embossing, the sparkly flowers and the colors!!! I am new to machine die cutting with my Big Shot and will definitely be looking out to learn how you created this fancy folding swing card too :)
Your seconds card is lovely, BEAUTIFUL colors, sparkle, layers and bow!!

Embellishments said...

WOW April, you are so right... that stamp can be used for any of those occassions! Love the embossing of the church and your background! I love what you did to the leafy flourish, I love 3D looks. Gorgeous creations :-)
{hugs} Steff

Sue D said...

wow--both cards are gorgeous!!
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Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Great cards! The church is lovely! I really like the Nesting Bird and Garden Silhouette sets. TFS!

Shirley said...

April, both cards are stunning! The first is so lovely and shows beautiful respect. The second one is warm and embossing wonderful! Very very pretty!

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