Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Wish, Sneak Peak, and a SALE!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!  Hope you had a lovely day.  I spent the day with 21 very excited kindergarten students who started their day sorting and graphing their individual boxes of Sweethearts, made Valentine crowns, and took turns putting their Valentine cards in each other's decorated cereal box mailboxes.  They, of course, brought me some wonderful goodies – mainly chocolate!!  My favorite!!

I have some very exciting news for you today.  Sparkle N Sprinkle is releasing 2 new sets and you are going to love them.  After bragging in previous posts how lovely our weather was, we are now definitely feeling winter.  Brrrr!  These new SNS sets came at the perfect time to warm things up. 

What could be better than a surfin’ good time at the beach?  This card uses images from both of the new sets and their cut files.  I added some Hit the Beach Embossing Powder and Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft, along with a decorative tag and die cut shells.  I can already feel the sand between my toes!!  You can get the details for this card at the SNS website gallery here.  Now check out these groovy sets:

Speaking of groovy, here is another sample to bring back those memories. 

The image, VW Bus, is cut out using an enlarged heart cut file from the Happy Heart Cut File and the Peace Sign from the Hippy Love & Peace set used the Woody Cut File.  This is all embossed using Midnight Madness Embossing Powder that gives it lots of sparkle, along with the Sunny Daze Glitter behind the Peace Sign.  Go here to get more details.

What’s more exciting than new stamps?  A!!!

In appreciation for following the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and all the Design Team Blogs, we’re offering a one day sale on these two brand new sets before they are released to the public.   If you purchase one of the sets, you will receive a 10% discount.  If you purchase both sets, you’ll receive a 15% discount!!!   All you have to do is pay by credit card (so your total can be adjusted before you are billed) and place a comment in the comments section of the order on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website that you’d like the blog post discount.

Lots of Love,
E. Marie

These cards are entered in the following challenges:

Life’s Just Beachy
Stampendous February Challenge – Add Some Texture
CCW Mini Challenge..... Anything Mini (tag)
CES Challenge #72 – Lot of Layers
Crafty Creations Challenge #156 – Swirly Whirly
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC192  – Add Texture
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #125 – Happy Card/Rejoicing In Life

California Dreamin 
All Sorts Challenge Week 141 – Free and Easy February
The Crafty Pad Challenge #157 – The Letter “B” (Bus, Banner)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Love Is In The Air
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #118 – Lurve!!
Phindy's Place Challenge #92 - Round & Round
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 103 – It’s A Rainbow (Lots of Color)


Gerlinde said...

Love both cards,but especially like all the elements in the first card - the mesh, the shells, etc. I'm going to have to check out the Hit the Beach embossing powder - that's one I don't have and it's perfect for this set!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Loving both cards, but the first is so unique will all the embellies! Love it!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, what fantastic cards, and fun-reading blog post! LOVE the colors you selected. How EVER did you think up the colors for the first card - absolutely fantastic! Since I'm from the So Cal coast, these images definitely stir up the memories!

Julie Z said...

Really fun cards Marie - I left some comments in the YG. Loved your story about Valentine's Day at school (I love the personal stuff :-)! Isn't it so much fun seeing/sharing holidays with the children. Nothing beats seeing things through their eyes!

Deonna said...

Both of these cards are wonderful! They are so bright and fun. Thanks for playing in the B challenge this week at The Crafty Pad.

Sandra said...

Both cards are stunning love them both:) Sandra H

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card and really fun images. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

Karin said...

These are so fun and colorful!

Fleur said...

A fab card, Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Linda said...

Groovy Baby! I love the beach feel on this card, especially since I live at the beach. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week. **Linda

sarahslittlesnippets said...

Oh wow, I love all the detail on your tag Marie! Thank you for joining in our mini challenge at Creative Craft World :) Sarah x

April said...

I love your bright, cheery cards! They turned out great! Makes me want to go to the beach!

Hugs, April

Julie said...

Gorgeous makes! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliex

Mini said...

Such atention to detail - I love your tag! Thank you for joining in our mini challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool cards!!!!

MariLynn said...

What a cute card. Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing with the stampin' sisters in Christ challenge.

Scattychick said...

I love the vibrant colours and all the details - just amazing. Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World

susibee said...

Two great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.