Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Your How Old?

Have you seen the new chick sets, Cool Chicks and Birds of a Feather, that were just released.  These sweeties are irresistible.  I had so much fun with these and thought I would share a simple card using the Cool Chicks digi version.

One of the great things about digi stamps is they can be printed out at any size.  I designed the card with the images on my computer and printed it out for my card front.  I colored the three birds with alcohol markers and ran it through an embossing folder.  This was layered on the white card base and then Dimensional Glue was run around the edges and covered with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft.

I ran dimensional glue around the edges of the sentiment, covered it with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft, and popped this up in the center of the card front.  After printing this little guy three more times, they were colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut.  I also added a little Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft on the wings and tails, using a glue pen.  Then I used more dimensionals to pop the little chicks over the original images around the sentiment.  Of course, I had to add some wiggle eyes.

Hope things are cooler in your area than they are in mine. Have a great week.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Single Colour (& why) – I chose yellow since it is so bright and cheerful.
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Things With Wings
Scrap & Craft Inspiration #11 - Celebrations
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C294 – Critters    Put one or more critters on your card or project"
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – No Designer Paper
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB # 58 - Anything Goes!
Sister Act Card Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
Crafty Your Passion Challenge 271 – Always Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #192 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle Mid Month Mini Blog Hop

Sparkle N Sprinkle is having a Mid-Month Mini Blog Hop

We have TWO new stamp sets that we couldn't wait to share with you.  These new sets are 20% off until July 18.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

Cool Chicks 725   (digi version DIGI725B)
Birds of a Feather 726   (digi version DIGI726B)

A WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs and will receive BOTH of these new sets.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for this Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, will be announced on July 19 on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog.

The Blog Hop order for our Mini Reveal is:


(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)
Both of these sets are so adorable and fun to play with so it was hard to choose one project to share.  I used the digital sets for my cards and actually set it up on my computer first to determine the size I wanted to print.  This is the fun of digital – you can use any size to make what you want.
I printed three different birds from both sets two times on white cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers.  I die cut one of each with Spellbinders’ Circle dies.  These were layered on slightly larger circles of sticker paper and Cherry Lemonade glitter was added to the remaining exposed adhesive.  I fussy cut the bodies of the three remaining images, popped these on top, and used a glue pen to add Raspberry Soda and Sunny Daze glitter to the accessories.  The three circles were popped up on the embossed card front (who could resist using a chicken wire embossing folder).  This was layered on a slightly larger piece of cardstock lined with Tear-ific Tape and more Cherry Lemonade glitter was added.  The sentiment was layered this way, too, and popped up on the front.  And with a saying like that, I just had to add a few feathers from my stash.
While working with these chicks, I thought about how as a child at Easter we would get baby chicks that were somehow dyed different colors.  My sisters and I would each get a different color so we knew which one was ours (you know that created some arguments).  I decided to create a 2nd similar card but with colorful chicks.
I used Dandy Dandelion embossing powder on the 2nd layer and die cut circle openings in the slightly smaller top layer to reveal the bright yellow sparkle.  Then the circular die cut images were adhered in the center of each circle.  Sparkle EP and Sunny Daze glitter were added to the accessories and a little White Opal Liquid Pearls to the pearl necklace.

We hope you enjoy this surprise Mini Reveal as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  And hopefully, we have inspired you as well.  Look for more of these cute chicks in the future too :-).

  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading your comments since they also inspire us.)  No one knows who the Mystery Designer will be for this Mid-Month Blog Hop.

The next stop on our blog hop is Jess.  Enjoy!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C294 – Critters
OohLa La Challenge #184 - All that Glitters
Penny's Challenge 236 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – “Anything Goes”
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #192 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #22 - Vintage/Steampunk

It is time for a new challenge at the Scrapy Land Blog.  The new theme for Challenge #22 is Vintage/Steampunk PLUS use any brand of die Scrapy Land sells.  This is super easy since Scrapy Land carries so many different dies.

I have to admit that this theme really challenged me – totally out of my comfort zone.  But sometimes we need this to expand our creativity.  I really enjoyed making this card.

My inspiration came from the Authentic Durable cardstocks I selected.  I used Spellbinders’ Labels Twenty Eight to create a tag, ran it through an embossing folder.  After inking the raised design and edges, fiber was added to a punched hole at the top and it was adhered to the designer cs and layers of red, blue, and the kraft card base.

I die cut three gears from chipboard and three Chandra Stems from kraft cs.  They were covered with Versamark ink and embossing powder, heat set, and arranged on the card front.  The sentiment was stamped and die cut, sponged with ink while still in the die, and then tucked under the gears.

The car circle came from one side of the designer cs.  I cut it out and layered it over one of the gears and added a stamped pocket watch.

My husband loves antique cars and when he saw this card he actually ask if he could keep it to use as a birthday card for someone in the car club.

Head on over to the Scrapy Land Blog to get more inspiration from the rest of the designers.  We would love to have you join the challenge by creating and linking your own card.  Go ahead.  Stretch your creativity.  You can do it!

E. Marie

Supllies Used:
Cardstock:  Authentic Durable
Stamps:  Sparkle N Sprinkle Classic Car, Stampin UP Pocket Watch
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight and Ribbon Tag Trio, Memory Box Chandra Stem, Sizzix Gadget Gears
Inks:  Versamark; Distress Antique Linen, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo; Memento Rhubarb and Paris Dusk
Cardstock:  Authentic Durable
Embossing Powders:  Sparkle N Sprinkle Cerulean, Dark Night, Coffee, Teddy Brown, Blackened Bronze, Patriotic Sparkle, Winter Berry
Other:  Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders - Pocket Watches

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Memory Box Challenge #2- Red, White, and Blue (used Chandra Stem)
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #57 - It's A Triple Play! (3 Gears)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #270 – Always Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 – ‘Red, White & Blue’