Monday, 30 June 2014

July 1st Reveal Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hi bloggers :-)

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)

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:

Here I used Winter Stream #601 stamp set on my easel shape card.

Here is what I did...
1.   From white cardstock cut card base using Spellbinders die Grand Labels Twenty Three to create Easel Card.
2.   From blue cardstock die cut two pieces from smaller size SB die and dry emboss using Dots Cuttle Bug folder and adhere one to card front and other to card inside.
3.   Die cut a smaller size from SB die using the white cardstock, stamp image from Winter Stream with Black Momento ink and color with Prisma Premier Color pencils. Pop up with Dimensional tape.
4.   Use Dimensional Glue and Twinkling Clouds on top of the stone, branches and Poinsettia for a realistic look.
5.   Use Moonrise Glitter Tinsel on icicle and water stream.
6.   Stamp sentiment from Winter Stream using Black Momento ink on white CS, cut a partial of the SB die cut and emboss using embossing folder. Adhere to the inside of card.
7.   Embellished with Poinsettias and dew drops.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

She leaves a little Sparkle...

Hello bloggers :-)
Steff here and it is my turn on SNS blog today! I want to share a fun and super quick Tag using Sparkle Silhouette Stamp set 621.

For my base I used Prima's Julie Nutting Doll Tag from her current release and double it to make it really sturdy (even though they are really thick!).
Silhouette image stamp with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.
Pop up using 3D Foam squares and then layered on top of Spellbinders die Floral Oval cut from Teal card stock. Brush on Brushable Glue on the edges of die cut and sprinkle Teal Velveteen glitters (yummy)! Using dimsional foam tape, adhere it to gold die cut from Spellbinders die labels Twenty. Adhere it all to Tag base - off centered.

 Using Dimensional Glue outline Damask image on tag and sprinkle Teal Veleveteen glitters.

Stamp and heat embossed sentiment from Sparkle Silhouette using Pine Star embossing powder. Cut using Sizzix Scallop Tag die.
Embellish with flowers, lace, button and sequins.
Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you try these yummy Glitters and Embossing Powders :-)

Friday, 13 June 2014

Happiness is a Journey...

Hi everyone :-)
Today I am experiencing a couple "firsts"... blogging on the SNS blog and well the other you'll see below :-)
Sticking with the masculine theme for this week I used yet again Vintage Pickup #628 stamp set, I have altered a canvas and created a card.
"Happiness is a Journey..." canvas.
This is my other first "grunge", it's not something I do but honestly I was so inspired by the fun Copper Flame Mixed Media embossing powder! What can I say... I went with the flow :-0
Upclose look at that yummy embossing powder!

What I did:
1.   Canvas measures 8x8 and lightly gesso (wasn’t really necessary). Inked randomly with TH Distress inks using a sponge. Darker distress ink on the edges of canvas.
2.   Using Prima stencil as a guide for a frame look, dab clear embossing ink with sponge applicator around the stencil and pour Copper Flame embossing powder and heat embossed.
3.   Designer paper hand torn and distress with TH inks, use glossy accents to highlight words. Stamp and color Vintage Pickup with distress ink for a real rust vintage look.
4.   Stamp and heat embossed title from Vintage Pickup below. Alcohol ink embellishments and adhere. 
Now after all that grunge, I needed something clean and simple haha... So I am squeezing in one last Father's day card.

This card was quick and simple but the Embossed Resist Building a Scene technique made it unique.

Closer look at the technique.
What I did:
1.    Card base measure 6x5 and first layer is designer paper Portobello cut smaller than card base and edges ink with Stampin Up Baja Breeze. Cut out 2 large TH Gears and adhere top and bottom opposite corners.
2.   Second layer, white cardstock and cut DP (ink with Baja Breeze) with the word “Celebrate” 2/3 the size of layering for the white card stock. Stamp and color Vintage Pickup with Prismacolor pencils on DP, stamp gears in top right corner.
3.   On another white card stock measures 1/3 to complete the layering, use the gears stamp and Embossed Resist Building a Scene technique to create a unique background. Adhere to first layer using dimensional tape
4.   Cut a strip of DP to conceal the seams and stamp sentiment.
I hope you have enjoyed your time with me today and I hope you give these techniques a try :-)


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Sketch N' Dies Challenge #8

Hello my crafty friends :-)
I would like to remind you of the challenge going on at Sketch N' Dies and you still have time to play along. Remember to use the sketch provided for challenge #8 (below) and a minimum of one die cut - that's it! You also get a chance to win fab prizes from our generous sponsor! So lets play :-)
Generous Sponsor
Here is my card...
For my quick baby card I used:
My Mines Eye - Breeze paper stack
Stamp set - Darcies stamp set #POL21
Die - Spellbinders Die Label Sixteen
Martha Stewart - Box Punch and Vintage Doily
Viva - Pearl Pen Silver
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Pearl Embossing Powder (flourishes at the top)
Thanks for stopping by and hop on over to join the challenge :-)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

SNS June Reveal WINNERS!!!

Good morning lovely peeps :-)
Thank you ALL so much for playing along in our hop and leaving me sweet comments on my masculine card - with Vintage Pickup!
  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 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,