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, June 30, 2014

A Savior

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's July 1 Reveal.

This month EIGHT new stamp sets are being introduced. Until July 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The darling "Under the Mistletoe" rubber stamp set #556 is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Under The Mistletoe #556 - (digital available)
Feline Humor #631 - (digital available)
Old Friends #633 - (digital available)
Gran's Chair #627 - (digital available)
Winter Stream #601 - ( (digital available)
A Savior #637 - (digital available)
Beach Friends #644 - (digital available)
Daisies #619 - (digital available)

Hi Everyone! I want to show you the card I made with the new A Savior stamp set. This set works so well with the acetate stained glass technique. I used a lot of our beautiful glitters on this card. They are listed below.

I stamped on a piece of acetate using Staz On ink. I used Brushable glue in each section of the image and added glitters one at a time. To see full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Here is a view of the inside of the card.

On July 3 one Grand-Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all the new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on July 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Eret Pank
Emmy van den Heuvel
Shona Erlenborn
Belinda Shupe
April Williams ( ME)
Anne Temple
Steff Munnings

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day. Now it is time to hop on over to the wonderfully talented Anne's blog!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mixed Media

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made using mixed media. This is always fun for me. At Joan's Touch this week we are to use stencils, lots of colors of ink and textures. My good enabler friend ( I seem to have several of those! ) showed me her Crayola air brush system and let me play with it. Well, of course I had to get one for myself! LOL! I used it doing the background. I used a fern and dot stencils with green and brown markers on yellow card stock.

To make the glittery flowers I used a stencil with white stencil paste. I colored over the flowers, but I was not liking the look, so I ended up using the wonderful velvet glitters from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I made the blue flower by using Tim Holtz's Tattered Flowers die, cut from cardboard. I inked the flower by rubbing on Inka Gold inks.

The bluebird is a chipboard piece I had and I also rubbed Inka Gold colors on it.  I enjoyed using the chipboard and I ought to use it more often!

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

Challenges entered:  

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  I ought to use this more (chipboard)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pink Lady

Hi Everyone! I want to show you another card I made with the Sparkle Silhouette stamp set 621 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This time I made her all glittery pink! I also got to use my new Spellbinders butterfly background die. I adhered the die to sticky paper, added the new Flamingo embossing powder EP452 to it and heat set it.

The beautiful silhouette stamp was stamped with Versa Mark ink , the Flamingo embossing powder was added to the image and heat set.  Pink, black and white is one of my favorite color combinations too. I added the saying to a little tag and secured it with a bow.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Surprise Box

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. It is very hot and humid here, so I am staying inside and keeping cool. I want to share a surprise box I made recently. I have seen quite a few of these and I wanted to try one. It can squash down flat to send in an envelope! Mine does not do that very well because of all the embellishments as you can see below! LOL!

I used my favorite embellishments which are flowers and rhinestones. I stamped the butterflies on patterned paper and fussy cut them. I added wire for their antennas. 

Here is my box that I tried to squash down!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is full of good things!

Challenges entered:

Paper Shelter:  Anything But A Card
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  Favorite Embellishments
Redd and Rosie's:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Make A Wish

Hi Everyone! We are having a thunderstorm rumbling through right now. It seems par for the course this week! I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to share a card I made for some challenges. I am always making birthday cards for it seems I need them more than others now. I love this cute House Mouse stamp. I hope his wish comes true!

As you can see, I used a lot of layers, distressed the edges and inked them. I cut out my image using a Spellbinder's die and the leaves is a Memory Box die.  I used 2 sizes of flower punches to make the flowers. I dyed seam binding to make the ribbon match my card. I had a lot of fun making my card today. Here is a close up view of the cupcake where I added Stickles glitter to look like icing.

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

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Lots of Layers
Scrapbooker PHD:  Die Cuts
Through the Craftroom Door:  Anything Goes

Monday, June 9, 2014

Isn't She Lovely

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made using a new released Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set called Sparkle Silhouette 621. Isn't she lovely?

I glittered her up using Cerulean Star embossing powder EP433 and I also used the same embossing powder in the die cut out areas and around the edges of the card. I just love this color!

I also sponged green ink on the raised embossed areas on the patterned paper. The flowers had yellow centers, so I used transparent Waterscape glitter G1108 to sparkle them up a bit.  For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

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


Friday, June 6, 2014

Beautiful Day

Hi Everyone! It has been a beautiful day here today. I just love this saying stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle. At Joan's Touch the challenge is to make a twisted easel card. I have never made one before, so I thought I would try it. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. I had fun with it! You can see how to make it here.

The frame is a Spellbinders die and the butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die. I stamped the leaves on brown card stock and cut them out. The small butterflies is a stamp from Hero Arts. The pink border is ribbon with pearls intertwined.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Ribbons:  Butterflies and Ribbon
Stampin' for the Weekend:  Anything Goes
Stamplorations:  Stamps and Borders

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Give Your Imagination Wings

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I have had such fun playing with stencil "printing" this week. I have made many backgrounds and I chose Tim Holt's Bubble stencil for the background on my tag. To make the background you use several colors of Distress ink and swipe them on the back of the stencil, spritz the colors with water and lay your card stock over this. You end up with a beautiful background! You can see Tim's demo here.

I used some recycled items on my tag. The butterfly was stamped on a piece of plastic and Mountain Mist velvet glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was glued to the back to make the butterfly sparkle!

I made a rose out of a scrap of light patterned paper to add to the bow at the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is filled with good things!

Challenges entered:

Crafting by Designs:  Anything Goes
Dragon's Dream Tag It On:  Tag, Letter I, and Butterflies
Fashionable Stamping:  Like Clockwork
Tim Holtz:  Tags of 2014 - June

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle June Release Winners

June Release Winners {Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hi!  Thank you for participating in Sparkle N Sprinkle's June's Release.

This month FIVE new stamp sets were introduced as well as five new digital stamp sets. 

The sets are:

Travelin (camper) #630 (Digital Stamp Set available)

(a Cruisin' Digital Stamp Set #Digi629 which contains all the cars & trucks, including a VW Beetle #Digi629.2 is available. 

Winners can choose an embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set

** or **

instead of rubber, glitter and embossing powder
you may select:

$25 worth of images from our new Digital Line

Our winners are:

  1. Steff's blog - LouLou (comment #3) - Road Less Traveled #629
  2. Anne's blog - Alicia DiCarlo (comment #16) - Camera Life #620
  3. Eret's blog - Brenda (comment #7) Vintage Pickup #628
  4. Mayra's blog - Gina Howe (comment #25) - Travelin' #630
  5. April's blog - Pat (comment #28) Journal Mixed Media #606

When sending your requests, please include the product name and number so no mistakes are made. Please email 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 mail your prize.

ALTERNATELY - you may choose $25 worth of images from our new Digital Line

hugs always from The Sparkle Team,

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