Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle September Challenge and Mystery Designer Party



Summer has flown by, school has started, and it is already the beginning of another month.  This means it is time for a new Monthly Challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog.  In addition to introducing the new challenge this month, we have a special treat. But first, we'd like to invite you to the September Challenge which is "Anything Goes" with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking. There will be three winners each month, and badges, too!  Please visit the Challenge Blog for all the details.


Today Sparkle N Sprinkle is also releasing their new Owlette Stamp Set.  It is a collection of adorable little owls created by artist Becky Muir.  With this release, we are having a Mystery Designer Party to give someone the chance to win this new set.



On one of the participating Designers’ blogs below, a commenter will be selected to receive the prize.  No one knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each Sparkle Team Member's blog to leave a comment.  The winner will be announced on September 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:





Craft E. Marie Berquist (that’s me!)


and Special Guest Designers:



Get the full details at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.





Here is my fun Back To School card using this set.  I guess this was on my mind, since I just went back to work with a new class of sweet Kindergartners.

I started with a die cut alphabet background that one of my kind friends cut for me on her electronic die cut machine.  I layered it on a piece of yellow cardstock covered with “Tear-ific” Tape, added Dandy Dandelion Embossing Powder to the remaining exposed adhesive, and heat set it.  The sentiment is embossed withWhite Detail EP on a small piece of chalkboard paper.





I added this adorable, dimensional owl next to the “chalkboard”, created with 4 layers, colored with Copics, and sparkled up with a combination of Cloud NineVelvet Glitter, Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft, more Dandy Dandelion EP.

 






Crayons were a must for this card and I decided to create my own.  I started with blending tortillons, cut them in half, and rubbed them with Inka Gold in Steel Blue, Old Gold, Yellow Green, and Lava Red).  Then I wrapped them with 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape at the top and bottom and added some Black Ice Glitter.  Full instructions for this card can be found in the SNS Gallery here.

Before you leave we have one additional surprise for you.  This darling Owlette set is available at 20% off as part of our Labor Day specials.  Just use the code LABOR20 in the
COMMENTS SECTION when checking out in our on-line store to receive this brand new set at 20% off.  This promotion is valid through September 3 (sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted in our office).

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 108 – Initials (E-Embossing, M-Memento Ink, B-Bird and Black EP/Tip – How to make faux crayons)
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#139 – Back To School
CI Paint Inspired By: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 284 - Things with Wings
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 96 – Back To School
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Embossing (Apple Spellbinders Die and Glitters over 6 mo. old)
Ooh La La Challenge – Inspired by Song (ABC Song)

73 comments:

Belinda said...

What a cute card!!! I just love your background and that little owl with the crayons and apple is just adorable!

Barbara Bruder said...

Darling card. Love the way you made those crayons. Such a cute owl and looks great with the background you've chosen.

Donna Ellis said...

Could this card be any cuter? I don't think so! LOVE everything about your card, Marie - the colors look amazing! (of course the sparkle is awesome!) Wonderful in every way. hugs, de

Katy said...

This is too cute! Love the owl and glittery apple! The crayons are very cool too! :)

Winterseve said...

I love the back to school theme! I would have never thOught to do a back to school card with this set! Also love the chalkboard look. Great card!

Pat Garvin said...

Very creative. The crayons are wonderfull.

Colleen said...

Such a great back to school card, love it.

April said...

So cute for back to school! I love the crayons and the sparkle! Great job!

Billie Henson said...

I love the owl and the crayons! Super cute!!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

what a great card to start school with, love all the pretty details , and ofcourse the pretty owl!!!

Greetings
Maria

Julie M said...

Beautiful work. Your crayons are beautifully done, as are the layers you did for your owls. Way to go!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fantastic Marie. I love the glittery background, and now I see how you made the crayons - ingenious!

Anne Temple said...

Such a bright, fun card! Love the dimension you've given the owl and all the sparkle.

Sarah said...

A wonderful creation and thanks for sharing at Oldie but a goodie. Sarah

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous bright and cheerful card love the crayons Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La

Alli x

Wanda Knott said...

A very cute back to school card I like the use of the crayons Awesome card thanks for sharing.

Elaine Stark said...

A super back to school card. love the crayons. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Gina Howe said...

Such a cute card! I love the background and the crayons! Awesome!

Rose Wilson said...

Hey your cards are just out of this world. I want the set of stamps. Thank you for showing us

Carol H. said...

Such a cute and creative card! Great idea for the background. Thank you for sharing!

Roey said...

love the back to school card...seems like a lot of work!

barbara macaskill said...

Your background is sparkaliscious! Love all the great glittery details and those crayons are incredible! TFS!

Carol Tague said...

Your card is so colorful and cute. Great job, I love it.

carrie said...

Love your card and the bright colors! What a great card to make a teacher feel special the beginning of the school year!

Christy Tylman said...

oh, how i wanna use this for my daughter's invites!!

Shari Williams said...

Cute back to school card.

Andrea said...

What a great background for the card! Awesome!

AuntDi said...

What a great card for someone going back to school. I love the background, the apple, the owl, just everything. The crayons are so real looking I thought they were. This card is very creative!

SusanH said...

Love the card! Those crayons almost made me spill my drink!!!!

Kim S said...

luv the background! The crayons were so clever! Worth the extra work! An inspiration...as usual!
your 'kind friend' :D

Pamela Selinski said...

This card is such a stunning gift for a child on the first day of school. So Hot!

RIta said...

Great use of the new stamp set. Thanks for sharing!!

Brenda said...

This put the biggest smile on my face. What an adorable back to school card and so bright and colorful too.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is talking about school starting so your card is so appropriate. I love the ABC red die cut with the sparkling yellow glitter; very eye catching. I was also impressed with all the elements that you included for a kindergarten card, the ABCs, crayons,chalkboard and the glittery green apple. I was especially impressed with the multi-layered owl which makes it it stand out, but the mixer of glitters that you used on it made it truly amazing. Serenity44

Ms Linda said...

Lovely card. Good use of color
swtanxiety94@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

Whoooo wouldn't want this adorable card for a youngster going back to school!!

Anonymous said...

What a great card for going back to school.

linda.smith@littleloon.ca

Nathalie said...

So cute card. I love colors. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
Nathalie

Pat said...

How appropriate for this time of year. Great card!

Carol Meadows said...

Now that is a great idea for starting school on the right foot. So cute!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

what a neat idea the crayons...
thanks for a chance to win
bye bibiana

HelenM said...

love your back to school owl.Thanks for the inspiration

deb said...

Your crayons are awesome!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! Your card is sooooooo cute! Our entire school is decked out in owls this year to celebrate our school's 50th Anniversay (Oscar the Owl is our school mascot)! This stamp set would be perfect!

Karenladd said...

Wow!! Those crayons are amazing! Super adorable card and beautiful coloring!

Janet Mack said...

So much glitter,I love it and the crayons are a fun idea.

Sheri said...

The crayons are inspired! I love the Inka gold colors. So vibrant. Very cute back to school card. Love it!

Gina said...

I love the crayons. The chalkboard and the crayons are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tigerberry said...

Who would have thought, going back to school was a Hoot? I love what you did to create the crayons. Such a colorful and pretty card.

pajaropr said...

Hi,

My granddaughter will be going to kindergarten this year, this is the perfect idea to send her off with good wishes.

Thank you.

Lurdez

Anita Braddock said...

what a super cute card love the way you added the letters for the background its perfect. the Owl is super cute love the colors and the added glitter makes everything pop. thanks for sharing

Mary Rice said...

This is so cool! your handmade crayons are brilliant!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the school motif

Diana Sears said...

Love the school card. this set is very cute- thanks for sharing

gobarb26 said...

Nice card. The crayons are great!

Joni said...

Best crayons ever! Great back to school card!

Lisa said...

Such a cute back to school card. And how appropriate to have the alphabet in the background!

Debi said...

Wonderful Back to School card. Great school items- crayons, chalk board and apple. The teacher will need some floss to get all the glitter out of her teeth! Great job!
Debi

elf1023 said...

Love the colors you used. And the stamp is perfect for the theme. Crayons just make the whole thing work.

Vicki said...

What a cute, clever card. I love the alphabet cut out. Perfect background. And oh my goodness, what a clever way to make crayons. I am in awe!

Karen E. said...

Very cute card. I'm also a teacher as this would be soooo cute for my students for their birthdays!

Jan Castle said...

Perfect for back to school!!! Love your card - so well done!

Carol said...

WOW! What a hoot! never knew there were so many ways to use glitter. And I love it!

Lin said...

What an amazing back to school card! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Marie this is so adorable and I love that you have used this for a back to school theme. I teach prekindergarten and have been doing my classroom in all owls this year! Love this! Thank you for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Marie this is so adorable and I love that you have used this for a back to school theme. I teach prekindergarten and have been doing my classroom in all owls this year! Love this! Thank you for doing this!
Oops, forgot to say also, Judy Markowitz from sunny Albuquerque!

Bettina L. said...

This is such a fun back to school card.Love the details witjh the sparkly apple and crayons. Thanks for the lovely tip as well. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge.Bettina
DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Linda in Sweden said...

What a cool card.
Loved the crayons,

hugs from Linda

Donna said...

Awesome back to school card love the crayons

Heather said...

Love this theme!! Great card.

paper fun said...

Beautiful card. Those crayons are spectacular. The Inca Gold is a great product for this.

Thanks for joining our back to school challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Mari

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Very cute ! Love the colors and all the sparkle !

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Jill Jacobsen said...

I like the way you paper pieced and dimensionalized the owl! nice job:)