Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas In July Blog Hop!!


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas In July Blog Hop!!  It has been so hot but today it definitely cooled off so I am ready to think Christmas.  I hope you are, too!!  If you arrived here from Shona’s super blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened by, I am glad to have you here but you might want to go to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog and start from the beginning of the hop where you will find all the details.

The hop runs from July 12-13 and winners will be announced on Saturday, July 21st.  All you have to do is visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment and you will have the chance to win one of Five great prizes.

Here is the order of designers for the hop:

Marie Berquist (your here)  
Don’t forget that we also have a Design Team Call going on through July 27th.  If you thing you would like to be a part of the fun and fabulous team, get details here. 

Sparkle N Sprinkle has just introduced digital stamps.  They are now offering Michelle Perkett’s complete line of digital stamps, some of which will also be offered as rubber stamps.  My first card uses Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy Digital Stamp.


I printed this lovely image on white cardstock and colored it with markers and a Dove Blender.  I used Collegiate Garnet glitter on the centers of each poinsettia, Starfire Glitter on the wings, Bridal Glitter on the snow.  Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft on the dress trim was added using dimensional glue so it really gives some shape to the image.  The green die cut border has Meadow Spark glitter added with a glue pen and the die cut poinsettias were edged with brushable glue and Collegiate Garnet Glitter. 

If you are not familiar with digital stamps, they can be printed in whatever size you need.  The lovely fairy I used is also available as a rubber stamp, if you prefer that.  You can see it here

I have one more project to share.  It isn’t Christmas without ornaments and so I am sharing one of my favorites that I make as gifts every year. 

 

These ornaments are made by embossing the image in gold on white tissue paper and glueing it on the inside of the glass ball.

Than ornament glue and glitter are added to cover the entire inside.  On this first ornament I used the Delight In The Joys sentiment and added Starfire Glitter. 


This ornament involves adding four images to the inside.  This can be a little tricky as you have to work carefully with the glue in placing each one.  I recommend that you start with only one image for your first ornaments.  I used Script Let It Snow and Snowflake 1.




I decided to add some color to the holly image from the Christmas Basket Stampette set.  I used colored pencils to color it, but you can also use permanent markers.  I also used Bridal glitter, and I love how it looked.



Full details of all my projects can be found in the gallery on the SNS website.  The card can be found here and the ornaments can be found at these links:  #1#2,  #3.Also, all the Christmas, Winter, Jewish and Christian images are on special - 15% off!  To view all of our specials, which also include a few glitters, embossing powders and flocking - just click here.  

Are you inspired to get started on those Christmas projects?  We still have more great ideas and inspiration for you so head on over to Karin’s creative blog to see what she has waiting for you. 

Thanks so much for hoppin’ by!! 









This card is entered in the following challenges: 

Card -
Stamping Scrapping July Challenge – Twinkle, Twinkle, Bling (Spellbinders Shapeability Holly Accents and Layered Poinsettieas)
Crafty Creations Challenge #178 – Free For All
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge #64 – Christmas In July
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Flower Power (Poinsetiia Die)
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE156 – Christmas In July
Stamp and Create July Challenge – Hands Full Of Love 

Ornament –
Corrosive Challenge #153 – Sentimentally Yours
MAWTT Challenge 154 – Make It Sentimental
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for Not a Card
Delightful Sketches - Bling and Bows
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #177 (FTTC 177) - Sentimental

61 comments:

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful card. I really love your ornaments that you made.

Karalee Ingram said...

Wow Marie, these are awesome! You've been very busy. I like!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Your card is really gorgeous and I especially love the ornaments. They are so pretty.

Blessings from Cindy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful & the ornaments are such a fun pretty idea!
Blessings,
Cindy

Pia S said...

Your card is beautiful, love the glittery look and use of taditional colors. The punched border and the poinsettias are so decoartive!

Julie Z said...

Beautiful card and those ornaments are stunning. I can't imagine getting those images into the tiny little openings - kudos! And with the glitter; they look awesome!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the image!
But your ornament is fab just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Fluffles said...

lovely work - you are well ahead for Christmas! Great card and I love those baubles - thanks for joining us at an OBAG on our Summer Flowers challenge - perhaps a little unseasonal, but I'll not say anything as I'm on my holidays and your work is lovely! Jx

Fluffles said...

...My mistake, we are in fact flower power, so forget my seasonal comment! There are so many flower challenges on the go I'm getting confused! As I said, I'm on holiday - as is my brain!!! Jx

Karin said...

You must have the patience of Job, I cannot imagine how you got those sentiments so perfectly placed in the ornaments! Just so stunning and beautiful...Why must my humble little cards, follow you on the hop? lol! I'm blown away everytime I visit your blog...Thansk for sharing your talent with all of us!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Those ornaments are gorgeous!! How clever too!! I hope they are coming to the store:)

Karen said...

I would love to receive that beautiful card for Christmas!

Andrea said...

Very very pretty, love that image!

Gerlinde said...

Wow, Marie! You've outdone yourself again! The card is beautiful and the ornaments are ingenious! Great job!

happy said...

Those ornaments are great! Now I need to get tissue paper!

April said...

I just love your beautiful card! The border and flowers add so much! Your ornaments are wonderful! great job!

Katy said...

Wow!! Your card is beautiful. Your ornaments are so awesome!! You should make a video because I can't even imagine trying to get the embossing into an ornament! :) Great work! And I love how you used gold! :)

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

You always amaze me with what you come up with Marie. Lovely card with all the embellishing. I have NEVER put tissue paper images INSIDE those ornaments. I must say they look fab, but not sure mine would turn out as good.

creativearts said...

Marie, I love your card with all of that glitter and the ornaments are so beautiful. I would love to see the ornaments in a clear dish with a little bit of greens! Lovely.

Brenda said...

Such rich beautiful colors on the Friendship Fairy and lots of detail. Your ornaments ROCK!!! So many possibilities floating around in my head. Now - just to get them out of my head and into an ornament LOL...

Anonymous said...

OMG have to make those ornaments. just love the festive look. Alice L.

Julie said...

I am a "Christmas ornament" lover.
You did a beautiful job. Hope I can make mine just as nice!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and what a beautiful ornament you created too. Very inspiring indeed!

Fran said...

The ornament is awesome - not too shabbie on the card lol!!

Dianne Potter said...

Your card is wonderful and the ornaments are fantastic! You have a lot more patience than I do to make such beautiful ornaments. Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is beautiful and I Love the ornaments. What a great idea. TFS.

Zw@@n said...

What a great idea, I love your ornament very much, it stunning. I must try it one day. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

ShirleyTACS said...

Love the ornaments. Hope SNS will have a class so we can make some come fall.

gobarb26 said...

The card is beautiful, but the ornaments are really special! They look very difficult and time consuming to make! TFS

Debi said...

The card is lovely.
And thanks for sharing the ornament idea and instructions.

Anonymous said...

very pretty card loved the ornaments. Elaine

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card. Love the Fairy and the Ornaments are amazing Love the look and the use of the markers and the the glitter is perfect. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Danni said...

Beautiful card and ornaments! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Anonymous said...

WOW the cards, what detail and I really like how the poinsettias bounce off the card. Beautiful colors.

Donora

Gina R said...

Beautiful card and ornaments.

Cheryl B said...

Beautiful card and love the ornaments!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the card, but the ornaments are just breathtaking!! What an awesome job! I'll be trying that for sure.

Karen L said...

Loving all these projects and your ornaments are gorgeous!!

Mynnette said...

Oh, what stunning creations!!!! LOVE your gorgeous ornaments--you are PINNED! Fabulous crafts! I invite you come and join me at Technique Tuesday--I'd love to see what you'd create!!! :)

rosalien said...

This is awesome specially the ornaments.:)) i love them. thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the sparkle on the little fairy.
Your ornaments are sooo beautiful and must look amazing on the tree with all the lights on to reflect off the glitter. Thank you for the instructions and tips. :)

dcookwrites said...

I normally have so many paper oriented projects going at one time that I don't have time to play with others . . . but this ornament is causing me to rethink my options.

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the ornaments are a cool addition!!

Thanks!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

DollySelvam said...

hi...!!! saw your link in ABC Christmas Challenge ...pretty ornaments ... adorable card...

KathyVogel said...

Your ornaments are especially lovely. I'd probably end up with a crinkled mess because tissue paper is so delicate. Maybe I'll give it a try though after reading your instructions in the gallery.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, I don't even know what to say about your amazingly colored card, and gorgeous ornaments. I was completely taken by surprise in both cases, and fell in love with your techniques all over again. Absolutely beautiful! I never tire of seeing what you come up with. Wish I lived nearby so I could spend time with you privately. I've sent an e-mail with more comments and questions LOL - Aren't you sorry I dropped by? ((hugs))

Pawprintx4 said...

What a scrumptious card. I love the poinsettias especially. The Christmas ornaments are beautiful also. What a wonderful gift for a friend.
TFS, Stephanie K

Janett said...

Your card is beautiful but the ornaments are over the top.

HelenM said...

OMG!! i love the cards, the gift tags and the balls!! thanks!

NWFlamingo said...

Wonderful!, lovely cards and ornaments!

Babe O'Mara said...

Beautiful card and lovely ornaments. You've been very busy. Nice job, TFS

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Teri Gross said...

Love the ornament!! What a great idea!!
Thanks!

carrie said...

Wow! Love all your projects. Darling angle card .... Love the colors and the way you put the card together. The globe ornaments are wonderful, but I especially love the gold on tissue paper ornaments.

Michelle said...

Hi Marie,

Your card with my Holly Fairy image is so stunning and your ornaments are so lovely. Thanks for such a creatively inspiring post!

Hugs,

Michelle

Denise Marzec said...

These are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at the FTTC!

Allison Cope Israels said...

So many beautiful projects! Gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along with our Timeless Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes!

Samantha said...

Oh these are very stylish and so clever! what great gifts! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our N for Not a Card Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Beautiful card...and those ornaments are awesome!
Thanks for playing with us at Oldie but a Goodie & the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Dot said...

Lovely ornaments, Marie, so very creative and a great gift for Christmas. Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our N for Not a Card Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte,x

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.

Anthonywtjk said...

very pretty card loved the ornaments. Elaine