Monday, February 1, 2016



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Valentine's LOVE



February is one of my favorite times to make cards.  I started making cards because I wanted them to be more personal and let friends and family know how special they are to me.  I want them to be extra special when they say “I love you”.



This Valentine’s card uses the Old Medicine Bottle and has the look of a shaker card.  It was stamped on two pieces of cardstock, one was cut out and layered over the other with a piece of acetate behind the cut out window and stamped cork to add to the look of the bottle.



I stamped and cut out the hearts from the Sentiment Hearts Mini Cube and layered these “inside” the bottle, popping up several of them.  Coordinating colored sequins were added inside and outside the bottle.



The Love Letters was stamped with Barn Door Distress Ink and edged with Spun Sugar and layered over the bottle. 

I like to think whoever receives this card will feel truly special.

E. Marie

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle February Release Blog Hop



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

We have THREE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until Feb 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:

Disco Fever 772 (digi version DIGI772)
Secret Garden 773  (digi version DIGI773)
Disco Girlfriends 774  (digi version DIGI774)

On Feb 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! 



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I used the Secret Garden set to create my scenic card.  The background is Color Burst and the Garden Gazebo Whispers die from Die-Versions.  The main image and floral key were colored with Copics and fuss cut.  Ballerina, Daisy, and Cloud Nine Velvet Glitters were added using a glue pen.


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Raspberry Tart Embossing Powder was used to heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom and also along the edges of the blue layer.  The little flowers are from the same Gazebo die.

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

E. Marie

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Thinking Of You





The lovely floral bouquet image from the new Thinking of You stamp set is featured on today’s card.  



Only different areas of the flowers were used to stamp the front of this mini card, along with the background side panel.  It was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Coffee Embossing Powder.  The flowers on the mini card were colored with watercolor.



The mini card opens to reveal the sentiment, heat embossed with Coffee EP, on a blue insert that has been punched to coordinate with the border on the card background.



Strips of 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape covered with BronzeSplendor glitter were used to add design.

E. Marie

Monday, January 18, 2016

Winter Wonderland






 Winter is here and some of you already have snow.  It sure is getting cold where I live and rumors of snow this week are floating around.  This card shows the fun side of winter.  For my sweet students nothing is better than building a snowman!



 
This card features the Just For Fun Snowman image, colored with Copic Markers.  I used Gina Marie’s Stitched Circle Dies to create a look similar to a snow globe and Copic Markers were used to provide coloring and edging on the dies.  I actually colored the smaller circle frame from the back with one color on top of the other to get the slightly mottled affect.  The Winter Wonderland from JFF’s Seasons Word Block was stamped with Distress Ink and die cut with the end of a Spellbinders’ Label Die.  It was edged with Copic Marker.
 
Keep warm this week!

E. Marie

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Make Your Heart Sing






I have a fun card to share today using the new Sing On Stamp Set. 



The little kitty is stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers.  It was die cut with Gina Marie’s Stitched Square die.



The sentiment was embossed with Coffee embossing powder on the bottom of a piece of designer cardstock, die cut with Gina Marie’s Stitched Rectangle die. 



Everything is layered on some cat themed designer cardstock.  Though this cardstock was already sparkly, you can get the same affect by using Versamark ink and Sparkle Embossing Powder.  I added a little more bling by die cutting cardstock covered with Super Adhesive with a Memory Box Party Music die.  After removing the protective layer, the die cut is covered with Flaming Orange glitter and added to the card front.

E. Marie