Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Our Furry Friends Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Our Furry Friends Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Brenda’s beautiful blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you might want to start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for all the details. 

The hop runs through August 3rd and there are FIVE great prizes available.  To be eligible for the prizes all you need to do is visit each designer’s blog and leave them a comment.  THREE of the prizes are from three different designers – if you miss comments on their blog – you miss out on a chance for a prize!  The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 4th on the SNS blog!   

Here’s the line-up…. 


Marie Berquist (You are here!!) 






I have several projects to show you today.  There are so many adorable animal stamps that I had a hard time deciding which ones to share. 


My first card uses an older stamp, Leo.  He is stamped and colored and then the mosaic design is created over him, using April’s Mosaic Backgrounds technique in Tips and Techniques.  I used Spellbinder Dies to create the framing around Leo and added the Wild Thing sentiment.  Full details on this card can be found here.


Sparkle N Sprinkle has just started to sell the wonderful digital stamps from Michelle Perke.  One of these new images is Woofie in the Snow.  This adorable image is also available in rubber in the Woofie's Christmas Stampette set.  I stamped it on vellum and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder and used markers, a dove blender, Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N SoftStarfire Glitter, and some dry embossing to bring out the design.  The sentiment is part of the stampette set and was heat embossed with Pine EP.  Go to the gallery here for more details.


This card was kind of last minute.  I used the Kitty Trio image and layered it on a decorative background created with Tear-ific tape, border punches, glitters, and embossing powders.  The sentiment is Little By Little, embossed with Moss EP.  Check for details on this card in the gallery soon. 

Just a reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents all the stamp images in the Animals, Dogs & Cats and Insects categories on special – 15% off!  To view all our specials, which also include a few glitters, embossing powders and flocking – just click here.     

Now it is time for you to head to Shona’s sparkling blog and see what wonderful creations she has for you.  But before you leave, don’t forget to leave a comment.  Have fun hopping!!









These cards are entered in the following challenges: 

Leo/Wild Thing
Crafts and Me Challenge #95 – Green With Envy 

Puppy Wishes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge - Christmas in July  
Clearly Inspired Challenge #56 (CIC56) – Get Wet  
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC50 - Seeing Double
Ooh La La Challenge #110 – Recipe (1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments)
Lexis Creations Challenge #170 – Christmas In July
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #92 – Focus On The Ribbon 

Little By Little
One Stop Craft Challenge #193 – Just Good Friends
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge #14 – Photo Inspiration









Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #218 – Sketch








Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Kristina’s Inspiration

60 comments:

Karalee said...

Oh Marie, you always delight. What wonderful cards. I'd be very hard pressed to pick one favorite.

namabear said...

I luv Leo he is just to cute I like the mosaic technique you used. Woofie in the snow on the vellum is cool I just ordered that stamp and cant wait to receive it. The Kitty Trio those cats are sweet nice cards thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I do like your Leo stamp and coloration. The mosaic look gives the card a very interesting touch. Thank you for sharing your designs.
Jan Hobbs

Julie Z said...

Great group of cards Marie! LOVE the mosaic look on Leo - looks really really cool!

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie, What a great line up of cards. One is better than the other. My fav is the kitty trio, it is the cutest!!But I have 3 cats of my own.

April said...

Such great cards! I love the mosaic on the lion card. I love Woofie and the cats are so sparkly! Great job!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Cute cards with a variety of techniques!! My fav is the kitty one:) Thanks for sharing!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, fantastic variety of cards! The mosaic tile technique looks amazing with the lion and the green and white - looks like he is in the jungle! Your coloring is sweet. I always forget to white emboss on vellum. Every time I see a card done with that technique, my heart melts at the elegant beauty. All the elements on your Woofie card make it spectacular. You have such a way of putting things together! Maybe we should do an embossing on vellum segment for the T&T section? LOL hint. Your glittered kitty card is DAZZLING! Love all the different shapes, colors, and fantastic sparkliness of your darling card. The photography is perfect! Thanks for sharing, Marie.

Anonymous said...

Love the Leo card. Great background!! Looking forward to giving that one a try.
Lori Gugan

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an awesome array of techniques Marie. I think my favorite has to be Leo (sitting in the jungle). Very clever!

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE the Kittens. Amazing. Selma

creativearts said...

Marie, you have such wonderful cards for this hop! All of that glitter is to die for!

Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, Wow they are all absolutely stunning cards, xx

elf1023 said...

Love your cards, especially Woofie. Great job.

Karin said...

Those kittys are just too cute! Love the different colors of glitter and the dog card is simply amazing! What a great job you did on that technique!

Brenda said...

Marie - Love how you did the lion with the scraps of rubber mosaic technique. I've done that, but with scraps of CS & DP - similar but both are fun ways to use up your "junk"
Woofie is just adorable on the vellum and love the die cut! You've done a great job coloring the kitties and love the tape masked background! They're so much fun.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! All your creations are just fantastic. I really love what you create each hop. Great talent my dear!

Shanna Shands said...

I love the mosaic lion. The cats are just adorable. and the new MP Christmas pup is adorable!

Gerlinde said...

great job, as always, Marie! Love all three of them, but my favorite is the vellum Woofie - just gorgeous!

Lisa M said...

What a wondeful Christmas card you've designed! The colors and shimmers are fantastic and that sheer white bow is a real eye catcher!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Robyn Rinehart said...

Your furry friends are adorable. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. THANK -YOU!!!!!!!

ShirleyTACS said...

The cards are great. I love Woofie in the snow. Thanks,

Pia S said...

LOVE the mosaic effect on your lion card. What a great idea - so creative!

gobarb26 said...

Leo is cute, but I absolutely love the card made with the digital stamp! It is really gorgeous! Great work.

Debi said...

All your cards are great but Woofie is my favorite. I love the embossing.

Kathy Vogel said...

The mosaic pattern over Leo is really interesting and unique. The kitty trio card is really pretty and glittery.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

On spot again, Marie. Loved all the cards and techniques, but my fav is the embossing on velum. I absolutely love that technique and the way that it looks. This is really a beautiful card.

Sandy T said...

I love them all. The mosaic Lion is adorable and I just love Woofie!!!!

SuzQ said...

These cards are beautiful! All of your projects are beautiful. The vellum card especially. Thank you for sharing.

Judy said...

I like the mosaic with Leo, it looks like he's hiding in the grass. They are all 3 very cute.

Judy said...

I like the mosaic with Leo, it looks like he's hiding in the grass. They are all 3 very cute.

Karen said...

Your lion card is perfect for all the males in my family. Our last name is Lyons.

Anonymous said...

Great job as always, Marie!!!

kasot@aol.com

Katy said...

These cards are so wonderful! I love the lion!! And Wolfie is too cute!! And your kitty card makes me want to get my glitter out!! Awesome! :)

Cheryl B said...

Great ideas with the glitter flowers and the mosaic background. Your Woofie card is gorgeous in person!

Anita Braddock said...

OMG this is amazing. your cards are Beautiful love the colors and the layering. the Attention to Detail is perfect. I really love love the Xmas one its So so Cool thanks for sharing
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Keri Brown said...

Love the look of the mosaic... Haven't tried that one yet... I will have to play!! Tfs....

Rica said...

Oh Marie, these cats are adorable, your design and colours fabulous - great glittering such wonderful colouring!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

HelenM said...

your cards are adorable! Thanks

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. That vellum image is so clever - love that!

Shereen VH said...

Love the 'wild thing' idea and the reminder of the mosaic
technique.

The white detail embossing powder on vellum is a great look!

Tracey T said...

I love the effect of stamping on vellum - it's made a lovely wintry scene. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Cat said...

Your projects are gorgeous! I especially like the lion card! So unique!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super adorable cards! Love all the sweet images that you used!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

carrie said...

Great cards! Love Leo. The techniques and layers on the second card are wonderful.

Dianne Potter said...

Your cards are brilliant! But ya just have to love the kittens and this is coming from a dog lover! lol Thank you for sharing!

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Marie, love the very cute kitty. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a really cute card love the colour pallet, layout, Sentiment & image. Thank you for playing along at OSCC, Janet

Wishcraft said...

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely Christmas card! Hugs, Lisa x

Aurora Christina said...

I love all three cards. Great techniques! I really love that you used white embossing powder on the second card. It really makes it look great.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are great. I will have to try the mosaic technique.

Laurie

Sandra Kersting said...

Loved the kitty trio. You can never have too much glitter.

Natali said...

Gorgeous Christmas card (as well as other ones ))). Beautiful ribbon with bow and amazing with embossing image.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Christmas in July” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Natali

Wendi said...

I love all of your cards the xmas one is gorgeous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

crafty amy said...

What a great line up of cards those stamps are so cute :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy

P.S. I have started a new challenge and there is a chance to win some follower candy HERE

uksharon said...

Fabulous cards - love your techniques especially the mosaic background.
Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week and hope you'll join us again.
Best wishes, Sharon

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous selection of cards all so beautifully designed, the images and colours look super, thank you for joining us at OLLCB
Hugs
Lorraine x

Crafty Kitten said...

What a lovely selection of cards. Your Christmas one is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL this time.
hugs
Dawn xx

Samantha said...

Great few cards love that they are all totally different too! Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our Focus on Ribbon challenge, hugs Samantha :0)
PS don't forget you can enter 3 projects and or 3 Tips too! xx

Plastic cards said...

These are so nice cards. I appreciate the designs. These are looking so creative.