Monday, September 30, 2013

"Snow One Like You" Mystery Designer Party


Today we are offering you

2 chances to win

the 1st with our "Snow One Like You" Release Contest
the 2nd with the SNS monthly challenge!

As you discovered last month, Sparkle N Sprinkle has changed things up a bit.  At the beginning of each month, one or two new affordably-priced sets will be featured on our Facebook Page, Blog, Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for themonth, Designers' Blogs, and our Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog.  The October monthly challenge theme is "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking” and there are three winners each month, badges and awards too!  You can find all the challenge details here.

But Today...


Sparkle N Sprinkle is releasing a darling little "Snow One Like You" set created by artist Beccy Muir.

Jazzy Jill is also releasing the new Technique Video kit for October which uses this sweet new set.  Click here for details about the monthly Technique Video Club.

We are kicking things off with our 2nd Mystery Designer Party!
You will have a chance to win the Snow One Like You stamp set and an embossing powder and a glitter,

At the same time we are releasing a pretty new Flourishes Set #516 by artist Rosiland Solomon, created by popular demand from our designers and customers (thank you for the suggestions).

How to Party with Us:

On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize.  Snow One knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.  The winner will be announced on October 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Emmyvan den Heuvel (Debuting Designer)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez (Debuting Designer)

Eret's Kaardimaania (Debuting Designer)

Craft E Marie Berquist – That’s me!

We also have more SPECIAL TREATS...

A shared Reveal Day with artist Beccy Muir and her fabulous designers so you can gain even MORE wonderful ideas in using this sweet set!  To see what Beccy's digi team has created using these images, please click here.


This darling Snow One Like You Set #515 and the pretty Flourishes One Set #516 are available  at 20% off.
(valid through October 3 - find all the details on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.)

I refer to my card as the never ending card – only because every time I worked on it I came up with one more thing to do.  After three days I made myself stop and take pictures.  I knew I wanted a lot of layers and sparkle and I decided to use one of my favorite color combinations, blue and brown.  I decided to distress most edges and sponge with ink.

On the base card I added the look of stitching by running a piercing tool around the edge and then adding embossed stitching using a glue pen and Ice Rink EP.  I added the same EP on top of the inked snowflakes on the third layer after punching around the edges with a snowflake corner/border punch set.

The top two layers were created using Spellbinder dies and then I decided to turn it into a shaker window.  I used more of the Ice Rink EP on the bottom frame die and the little blue snowflakes in the shaker window.  I used Embossable Clear Acetate for the window and embossed the sentiment using Teddy Brown EP and two snowflakes with Winter White EP.
I love all the sparkly layered stickers you can buy for cards and scrapbook pages and wanted to give this look to this adorable snowman.  I created a total of 4 layers and added Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft to add the sparkle.

Lots of snowflakes was a must so I used punches, covered them with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, and sponged them with ink to add additional color. 

I wanted to try something new with my ribbon.  I used a sheer light blue and added snowflakes using VersaMark ink and Ice Rink EP.  I used the heat gun just long enough to melt the powder, trying not to melt the ribbon.  It did cause the edges to curl up a bit but that just added to the look of the ribbon.

And it made a beautiful bow.  

Find the full details for this card in the SNS gallery here.

Don’t you just love this adorable set!!  Make sure you visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment for a chance to win it.  If you can’t wait, head over to the online store where you can get a 20% discount on both this set and the new Flourishes One set.  Just use the Code SNOWONE20 in the COMMENTS SECTION.  Visit the SNS Blog for details.

You won’t want to miss the creative ideas from Beccy Muir and her designers as they reveal the digital images of this set so make sure you check them out after visiting our designers.

Thanks for visiting,

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges: 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts September Challenge – Something Blue 
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge:  Say It With Stamps 
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #186 - Stitching on a Card 
Crafts for Eternity Challenge R#143 – Anything Goes 
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C205- Bows 
CI Paint Inspired By: Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 288 - Pretty Ribbons 
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 98 – Punches and Dies 
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Dies and Punches (All dies, punches, and embossing folder over 6 mo. old) 
Ooh La La Challenge #140 - F is For.....Friendship 
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC277 – Where Did All The Designer Paper Go? (used only white cardstock) 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle "A Hoot of a Prize" Winner!

Thanks to everyone who played in the recent Sparkle N Sprinkle  "A Hoot of a Prize" contest.  

And now, we have the pleasure of announcing the Winner!

Our Mystery Designer for the contest is Belinda Shupe, our newest designer!  There were 71 comments on Belinda’s blog, so Mr. was used to generate the winner. Our winner is:

#50 Karen Ladd

Congratulations, Karen!

Please e-mail with your mailing address, choice of one glitter and embossing powder which can be used with your dear little owlettes, and we will get your prize in the mail!

A big thank you to all for joining us in this kick off.

E. Marie