Monday, May 2, 2016


The May monthly challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog started yesterday with the theme of “Let’s Hear It For The Girls!”  What is more girly than a Mother’s Day card.  I am sharing what I chose for my mother. 


I created the background by coloring the Gathering Pollen floral image from JFF with Tombow Markers and stamping it several times.  Then I used a Dove Blender to spread some of the color.  This didn’t blur the stamped image but gave the flower and bee soft color.

Just for Fun Stamps has this wonderful sentiment, Mother, that is perfect.  I colored it with the same Tombow marker so it would match the background I created.  I didn’t have cardstock that was quite the right color for the layer so I just ran my marker along the edge of a piece of white cardstock.  My photo couldn’t quite catch the actual color, which was a little more peachy orange. This was layered on brown cut with Spellbinders' Long Rectangle Die.   

I know my mom will love this.  It is not too late to remember your mom with a homemade card.

E. Marie

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Just For Fun May Challenge - "Let's Hear It For The Girls"

Where did April go?  I can’t believe it is already May 1st and time for a new challenge at Just For Fun RubberStamps’ blog.  The May theme is 

“Let’s Hear It For The Girls!” 

 So many possibilities with this theme.

This cute little dress called Tea Party Dress is all about a little girl’s tea party and inspired this card.  I stamped it in blue and fussy cut.  Small amounts of color were added with Copic Markers.  To get the yellow script on the bottom of the dress, I actually placed a paper mask over the small words when I inked it up and then removed this and used a yellow Tombow marker to add yellow to the small script.  Then I ran it through the swiss dot embossing folder to add texture.

The cup, which is called Small Coffee Cup, was stamped in blue on white cardstock and parts were colored.  I stamped it a second time on decorative cardstock and paper pieced the remaining sections.


The background was created using layers of yellow and blue cardstock and coordinating decorative cardstock from K & Co.  Two Martha Stewart border punches were used at the bottom.  The doily is die cut using Cheery Lynn’s French Pastry Doily die.

Get more inspiration by visiting the other JFF designers’ blogs.  Get all the challenge details at the JFF blog.  NOTE:  There is a new change to the rules.  You no longer have to use a JFF stamp to be considered for the gift certificate, but if you DO use a JFF stamp, you will receive a 2nd entry in the drawing, doubling your chance to win.

Go and create!

E. Marie

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle's May Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 May 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until May 3.  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:

 Gone Fishing 778 (digi version DIGI778)
 Just Go Fishing 779 (digi version DIGI779)
  Summer Grilling #1 780 (digi version DIGI780)
Summer Grilling #2 781 (digi version DIGI781)
Nasturtium #1 782 (digi version DIGI782)
Nasturtium #2 783 (digi version DIGI783)

On May 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month 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.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.


Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!



My reveal project combines digital images from the Nasturtium and Nasturtium #2 sets. I printed these out and colored them with Copic Markers.
After coloring the images, I used a glue pen to add Evening Glow glitter to the center of each flower.
On both sides of the longer image from Nasturtium #2, I ran strips of 1/8” Tear-ific Tape on each side and added my favorite Green Nugget glitter.  I colored some white pearls to match, with a Copic Marker, and added them to the top left of the image.

I really love these floral images and they are very easy to color.  Both sets come with great sayings and work great together.

The next stop on our blog hop is Jess

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

E. Marie