Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Deco Divas-Love Is In The Air Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Deco Diva-Love Is In The Air Blog Hop!!  This is a celebration of romance and Valentine’s as well as embracing our inner divas.  As you visit the various Sparkle Team Designers’, each will be sharing their thoughts on how their cards fit into the romance/diva theme.

If you came here from Angie Blasingame’s brilliant blog, you are in the right place.  If you just came here for a visit, you might want to go to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Home Blog to start at the beginning of the hop and get all the details.  Here is a list of the designer’s to visit:

Marie Berquist (You are Here)

Be sure to leave a comment at each designer’s blog and answer the final question at the SNS Home Blog to be eligible for the Grand Prize - a Stamp Set of the winner's choice mounted on cling cushion.   Also, there is the possibility of winning one of THREE more prizes from three of the designers!  It's a secret though - no one knows which three designers.  Winners will be announced Saturday, Jan 21st between noon and 3PM

I have two cards to share with you today.  I decided to concentrate on the Valentine’s theme and since I work with kindergarten children all day, I naturally had them in mind with my projects.  The children love to pass out their Valentine’s to each other and my girls loved to make their own cards for their friends.  First I want to share a fun card that boys of any age would enjoy.


I used this adorable car image called Happy and layered it on a bright red embossed background.  The sentiment is Motor Purr, cut out with a Spellbinder Heart Die and I added three little brads that look like screws.  Both stamps can also be purchased in a set (Stamp Set 251-Cars–Henry).  Find the details for this card here.


 

My second card is the perfect way to include a treat.  I cut out the inside of my embossed Large Jar image and layered it on acetate.  I used paper piecing for the Large Jar Lid and and stamped one of the Label Phrases onto the Large Jar Label.  A piece of foam core board is sandwiched between the top and bottom of the card with a section cut out to make room for the candy.  I perforated the back with a perforating blade so the candy can be accessed from the back, leaving the card front intact.  The little SweetHeart candies fit in this perfectly, but so do M&M’s if you need chocolate!!  These images can be purchased individually or all together in Stamp Set 423 - Fill The Jar.  They can also be cut out using the Fill the Jar Cut File.  Also, you can find complete instructions to make this card here.

Though I thought these cards would be fun for children, they could also be used to share your love for that special one in your life.  Now it is time to head over to Karin Martin’s marvelous blog and see her creative take on our theme.  I know she will have something very special waiting for you.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you leave to be eligible for that grand prize!!

Just a reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Spring along with all Becca Barton images on special - 15% off!!!  To view all our specials for the month, including some fabulous glitters, embossing powders and other SNS products, just click here.

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!

E. Marie

This cards are entered in the following challenges:

You Make My Motor Purr
Crafty Creations Challenge #153 – Valentine Theme
DDCC #147 - For The Boys 
Incy Wincy Challenge #129 – Bold and Bright
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC189  – to use Glitter on your card
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #104 – Embossing
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #147 – Texture (Embossing, Glitter, Screw Brads)

Filled With Love
Anything Challenge #58 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #59 – No Floral Embellishments 
Lexis Creations Challenge #56 – Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenge #77 – Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #122 – Something New (New Stamp Set, New Technique)

60 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Two perfect cards for the little ones. I love the jar with the candy.I want to reach in and get a piece. What a great idea. The coloring on the car is so nice, perfect job.

Leslie Turner said...

Love both of your cards! Thanks for playing with us in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge!
Leslie, DT
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

I never thought about using the Fill the Jar set! What a great idea. Love it!

Cheryl B said...

Wow, these cards are fantastic!! A man that likes Buicks would probably like that valentine!

NWFlamingo said...

These are both very nice. I'd like to receive either one and I'm no child!

Katherine Epstein-Leis said...

The "you make my motor purr" card is sooooo cute. I really like the texture plate used on the red pokka dot paper. That with the black embossed strips and the brads definately make the card feel masculine even though it is so darn cute. Thanks for sharing.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Your cards are awesome! I just adore Happy and he makes a great valentine card!! And that jar full of candy is sooo creative! Great job:)

Hopemore Studio said...

I got a chuckle out of the first card...that was great. I am wowed by the second. I've made a few shaker cards in my day but this is a something totally different. Just fantastic!

Tineke said...

What a great idea to fill your card with goodies! Just love it =)Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.Tineke

Shona Erlenborn said...

Stunning background in the first card Marie - great card for the boys. The Shaker card is just too cute. Great ideas.

Karin said...

I love the bold embossed background and that super cute car! Fantasic idea to add those real hearts as a little treat to the valentine...Great projects!

Sandra said...

Two beautiful cards and l like your background its stunning:) Sandra H

Karalee Ingram said...

Super cards. Great idea with the jar.

Lana said...

I just your creations but I think the second one filled with candy is such a fab idea xx

Amanda R said...

Marie these are both wonderful and I love the candies in the second one, who wouldn't want that card?!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Both are great cards but love your sweet jar, great paper piecing, thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

Marie

Julie Z said...

Love Happy the car done in red as a Valentine - really cute! And the way you "engineered" the second card to be able to take out the candy without damaging the front - inspired! Really, really cute cards for kids of any age!!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Both super cute cards!! Love Happy the car with the embossed bkground! awesome job and thanks for sharing your work with us at The Pixie Cottage! xxx Steph

Julie said...

YEA, another manly card. Thanks for the idea

April said...

What fun cards, Marie! The car card is so cute! The black just made the red and white really pop. Who wouldn't love the candy card. Can you make mine with chocolate please? LOL!

Hugs, April

Charlene said...

Oh gosh...instant smiles! Love the Henry card and the candy card is a sure kid pleaser...of all ages!

Brenda said...

Marie - as always - your cards are inspiring! Even though they were created with children in mind - they could be used for anyone. Who wouldn't love that little car and candy - no one can resist that!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, such happy, sweet, imaginative cards! Henry just makes me SMILE -love how you made him so handsome in red. Beautiful card details and design elements. On to your jar card! Wow with the pieced together jar lid - really looks dimensional. Yummy candies - such a gorgeous card. Thanks for the teaching moment about the pieced together lid!

Aurora Selvaggio said...

Both cards are wonderful and different. I love the little car and the brads match perfectly. I also love the little card jar. Very creative to have it perforated and still look great afterward. Lots of shaker cards are simply for show, but this is a show, then eat, then show again!

A French Accent said...

Both cards are beautiful but I just loved the one you can fill up with treats. I was looking of a way to do just that on some care packages I am getting ready and I might just have t=found THE way. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me!

Anita Braddock said...

What a Supper Sweet Card Love Love the Car and the Sentament is Purrfect.love the papers and the colors. my Hubby would love this card. and the other card is cute. the colors are great. thanks for sharing your great work.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great cards for any age! Car enthusiasts would love the Happy card as would little boys. The shaker jar card is fab. Love that you thought to pierce the back so the card won't get ruined. Cause the front is really adorable.

Shanna Shands said...

I love the motor purring. I always love any creation that includes goodies :).

Sheryl Hare said...

Hi Marie, what super cards! I know a little chap who would just love the car card and his gran (me) would love the candy card. Thanks for joining us at INCYWINCY DESIGNS this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful cards!

Thanks for joining the 'no floral embellishment' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

kaiahobid said...

These are so cool cards! Love the both idea. Thank You for joining us in Sew Many Challenges.

Princess4Wiz said...

Hi Marie. Two gorgeous cards and the sweetie jar looks totally yummy!

Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Beth. xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both of your card designs are just wonderful, but I must say that the one with the car image really makes me smile. I own that stamp myself and it has seen ink many times for various occasions. Thanks for sharing your talents.

NanaConnie said...

I absolutely adore the Happy card! What a great card for a guy. Love the papers and texture. Now, let me slip on my Lexi's DT hat for a moment and tell you how marvelous the Large Jar card is! Great idea to fill it with actual treats and your paper piecing is perfect! So glad you submitted it. Wonderful inspiration from each card. :-D

Michelle B. said...

Adorable! Fab texture and love the red! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Robyn Rinehart said...

Lovr your candy jar card!!!

Karen L said...

Love the little treat bag...great way to package up party favors too!

Marci M said...

Both of your cards are so cute, I love these.

Dianne Potter said...

What fun cards. They are absolutely great. Being a "senior", they old car card is Purrrr-fect. Thank you so much for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

I just can't get over the creativity on this design team! My grandsons would love the car card and the jar card would be great for even adult friends! Gorgeous cards, Marie!

Linda said...

Great cards marie. I really like the filled jar and the great car.

Sandra Kersting said...

Great card to send to my neice and nephew. They will love getting the little extra treat of candy. Use of the jar was amazing.

Gina R said...

Love both your cards, very creative

aileenf said...

I liked both your cards. Both were so cute. I really liked the image of the car and the screws. My husband would appreciate it, too. Thanks.

Jann said...

So perfect for your kids at school- they are the lucky ones. The car card is so cool and I know who will get my atempt to do it as well (my brother with a 46 Ford)

Anonymous said...

I love the red of the truck and the embossed background.
Cards and candy-yum!

Kathy Vogel said...

I love your jar of candy card. It makes me hungry. The car card is really nice also & the colors are just right too.

Teresa C. said...

Your cards are so cute and perfect for Valentine's Day.

Crafting Adventures said...

Love the car! Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards this week!

Anonymous said...

Love the car card. The background is so pretty with all the embossing on the red and the car is so cute. Good job.
Susie S

purusty said...

love the motor purr & jar of candies

jo said...

love your sweetie jar card! thanks for joining Lexi's creations this time and good luck!
Jo - DT

Charo said...

Love the jar idea, so cute.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Marie - can this get any more adorable - what a creative card and idea! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

SuzieQ said...

beautiful cards. thank you for sharing.

Jessica Griffin said...

Great cards! I love the car set, it's so fun!! I love the way you used the jar set as well, very clever!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this fortnight
Love Jan
xx

craftyb said...

2cute projects. Love the car image! hope you can join us at Crafty Creations Challenges again soon! Bx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Great creations Marie, love the car one especially, the embossing on the red paper is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE this time:)

Shawn said...

Both cards are wonderful and different. I love the little car and the brads match perfectly. I also love the little card jar. Very creative to have it perforated and still look great afterward. Lots of shaker cards are simply for show, but this is a show, then eat, then show again!