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:
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
Corrosive Challenge #153 – Sentimentally Yours