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) 


Donna Ellis said...

Marie, these are fabulous photos of your wonderfully sweet design! Pretty pale colors, and lots of glittery frostiness with the snowflakes! And a shaker card, too! I can feel the chilly wind with those pretty swirly pearls! Beautiful card! hugs, de

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Beautiful , the colors you chose , the way you put everything together !! I thinks it's stunning !!


Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous card Marie, love the color combination, down to the beads in your shaker window. Such very pretty stitching around the edges too. Great texture and dimension with all your layers!

April said...

Beautiful! I love all the gorgeous details and sparkle! great job!

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie, your card is so pretty and i love all the design elements you've used.Beautiful colors!!!!

Anita Braddock said...

I love love this card love the layering's and the colors. love the details and the love you put into your project. thanks for sharing.

Olga said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and details like snowflakes and bow! The sparkle gives an extra beauty to the card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Eret said...

My favorite color combo is also blue and brown. I love everything on your card. Fantastic details and all this glitter and sparkle. Your dimensional snowman is wonderful. Love the shaker and your fabulous ribbon. Marie, your card is stunning!
Eret x

Jill Jacobsen said...

Wowser!! Great card all around! Love the colors the details and that ribbon! You did a great job!! Can't wait to display this one in the store!

Olga said...

Beautiful, love all the sparkle!!

Heather said...

A fabulous card, a great design and colour scheme. Your image is adorable, wonderful inking and so many stunning sparkling details!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Rose Wilson said...

love your snowman they are so cute love all the colors

SusanH said...

Well you did it again - I like this one! (and you used brown, my favorite!) The ribbon's really nice - you'll have to show me how you did that.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your design with us. I would be very flattered to receive a card with such detail.
Jan Hobbs

Pamela Selinski said...

I do like the layered look and the glittery look that your card demonstrates.

Winterseve said...

What a stunning card! Each layer of creativity and detail is outstanding! I would never have that level of patience. I definitely have to try to make pretty ribbon like you did. Thank you for the inspiration!

Tigerberry said...

I love this card and it reminds me of what I do with my LO's. I keep coming back and adding more to them. In your case, it made a spectacular card look even better.

LINDA said...

Love those cute faces. Thank you for a chance to win one of the stamp sets.

carrie said...

Love this very elegant snowman card! Great with so many layers, the pearls, pretty bow and especially love the colors you chose.

Brenda said...

First of all - love the color combo with the tea dye stain! The pearls make it seem like a winter storm and the snowflakes just add to the movement.... grat job on the coloring and the little shaker card element is divine!

SusieQ62N said...

WOW!! A lot happening on this card. Thanks for the tip for embossing on ribbon, I'm going to try it tonight.

Pat said...

Love all the layers and the colors.

Linda said...

Beautiful card Marie! I really like the ribbon with the embossed snowflakes and I love the colors you used.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card! Love that color combo too and your design is fantastic!

Wanda Knott said...

WoW!! what a beautiful card I luv the way you 3D the snowman and all the detail and the ribbon is just beautiful Thanks for sharing.

brenda trimmer said...

marie -
These are beautiful. I loved how you added the light blue touches!

Cynthia Margaron said...

WOW!!! I think I am speechless. WOW!!! I would never have but those colors together. You make it look fabulous. I love it. Love the layers, the coloring, the flourish of pearls....well I just love the entire thing. WOW!!!

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful card, Marie! Love the colors and all the layers. The ribbon is gorgeous! Would never have thought of doing that!

Ema M said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Love this! The colours are gorgeous and so pretty!

Angela Westland said...

Absolutely love it . Angela from Australia.

Donna said...

What amazing work and lots of detail! I love it.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous shaker card with wonderful detail and sweet image. Thanks for joining us at TPC. Pat K xx

Michelle H. said...

Gorgeous and creative card!!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
Michelle, dt member

Michelle J M said...

Beautiful card Marie. There is such a lot of detail which makes for a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at the Ooh La La Challenge. Michelle x DT

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

So many luscious layers here! I adore your color palette, your creativity in bringing the snowman to life, and most of all the way this made me feel! It evoked some real emotions for me of wintertime and childhood and I love how you gave it child-like whimsy in such an elegant package! Way to go and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

Gita said...

Wow Marie. I LOVE this card with all the layers and the vintage look. And the ribbon -- gorgeous!! Great job!!