Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle December 1st Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Dec. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Sweetheart Frog, set #677 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

 Toyland Bear #674   (digi version DIGI674)
Gymnast #675   (digi version DIGI675)
Love and Kisses #676  (digi version DIGI676)
Sweetheart Frog #677   (digi version DIGI677)

On Dec 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets 
(or digi sets, if you prefer)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today,
with lots of prizes and recognition badges.

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Dec 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!

My card features the new Toyland Bear set.   

I used the Copics on Flocking technique to create this fuzzy brown bear.  I popped it up over the original image, along with the bow and ball.  This gave great dimension to this image.

The card front was created by stamping the pine in the left corner, extending across the top and part way down the left side.  I used two different colors of green ink.  After stamping I used a die from Spellbinders’ Mix N Match Ornaments set to create a window.  Then this piece was run through an embossing folder and lightly sponged with ink.

The sentiment was heat embossed with Firecracker Red EP inside a tracing of the ornament window.  Then the branch was stamped around the edges.  This piece was popped up behind the window.   

This was layered on a piece of red cardstock that edged with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Christmas Fire EP.  All of this was layered on a piece of green plaid and added to a white card base.

I used the Glittered Ribbon technique to create the bow from 1/8” Tear-ific Tape and Gypsy Red Velvet glitter.  Then small jewels from Mon Ami Gabby Red Diamond Mesh were added to the card front with Dimensional GlueYou can find detailed directions to make this card in the SNS gallery here.

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

Last month the winner came from April's blog.
Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

Thank you for visiting my blog.

E. Marie

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Friends

I have had so much fun with the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Birthday Friends set.  It is so perfect to add a little fun to birthday cards for those of us getting up in age.

I used the image of these sweet little ladies, along with Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities to create this birthday card.  I started with layers of pink and yellow.  The pink layer was run through an embossing folder and Versamark Ink was rubbed across the embossing to bring out the design.  I added strips of 3/4" "Tear-ific" Tape both vertically and horizontally before layering this on my white card base.  After removing the protective layer, I added Flirt Glitter.

I used three different images and cut out the various parts using three different size circle dies.  After coloring these, I layered them on slightly larger circles, die cut from sticker paper.  The remaining exposed adhesive was covered with Teal Velveteen Velvet Glitter.  Dimensionals were used to pop these up on the card front.

The lovely bow at the top was created with 3/4" "Tear-ific" Tape and Flirt glitter.  See the technique here in the SNS Tips and Techniques.

Thought I would also share this little tidbit – rumor has it that the elderly lady on the right in this image is named Eunice.  Guess what the “E” stand for in E. Marie?  

Thanks for stopping by.

E. Marie 

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Bugaboo  Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #126 – Cut It Out
Crafty Catz Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #275 - Brads, Buttons or Bows
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 345 – Razzle Dazzle
LTSCB #41 - Bling It On!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes/Optional extra - include lots of sparkle or glitter
PTT Challenge #188 - Anything Goes Theme
Stamp and Create November Challenge:  Ribbons and/or Bows

Sparkle N Sprinkle November Release WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's release.  One Grand Prize winner will win the entire collection revealed this month!

This month FIVE new stamp sets were introduced.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  
Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671   (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers' blogs.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

 each of the New Reveal rubber stamp sets (or digi versions, if preferred)

Congratulations goes to

who commented on April's blog:
"Wow April your card is absolutely stunning. The mirror card gates are gorgeous. I love your glittery doves. I can see this design changed up to a wedding or anniversary card too."

Please email Anne at to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number (if you are an international winner).

Thank you to everyone that participated and left your much appreciated comments.

Don’t forget that there are more chances to win at the SNS Creative Challenges.

E. Marie