Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle March 1st Reveal






This month SEVEN new rubber stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until March 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Glasses #698 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:




Coffee Time #694   (digi version DIGI694)
Coffee Shoppe #695   (digi version DIGI695)
Best Friends Forever #696  (digi version DIGI696)
Mustache #697   (digi version DIGI697)
Glasses #698  (digi version DIGI698)
Expresso Yourself #699  (digi version DIGI699)
Coffee Talks #700  (digi version DIGI700)


On March 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 SEVEN of the new rubber stamp sets 
(or digi sets, if you prefer)


The winner of the blog hop will be announced on March 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.)


This month it was very hard for me to decide which new set to use so I used three different ones.  Anyone that knows me will tell you that I love a good cup of coffee.  My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to curl up in my recliner first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee.  Even my little kindergarteners are always saying, “Mrs. B, you smell like coffee”.  I was thrilled to see all of these new coffee themed sets.



For the front of my card I used the main images from the Coffee Shoppe and Coffee Talks sets.  Both were colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I used a white pen on the chair backs in the Coffee Shoppe image and added touches of sparkle to both images with a Versamarker and Velvet Sparkle Embossing Powder.  These were popped up on the card front of an easel card.



When the card is opened it reveals the sentiment.  This was heat embossed with Log Cabin EP and die cut with Spellbinders’ D-Lites Fancy Label Tags One.  I sponged this with Tea Dye Distress Ink before removing it from the die.  The little coffee cup popped up on the sentiment is from the Espresso Yourself set.



The background of the card front and inside was created with rust cardstock and a “brick” layer.  I embossed white cardstock with Tim Holtz’s Texture Fades Bricked Embossing Folder and then sponged, swiped, fingered, and splattered it with seven different Distress inks.  A little hint here – when splattering, remove anything important from the area.  Especially other finished cards that do not need a touch of splatter on them!

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, or tea if you prefer, and enjoy what my fellow designers have to share.  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 icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

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The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and or Flock.

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Main Street Shop Hop

If you live anywhere in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, Sparkle N Sprinkle is participating in the Main Street Shop Hop, along with other local crafting stores.  The Shop Hop begins March 21st. 

You can purchase a tote for $10 to participate.  Included in the tote are lots of goodies, plus your shopping passport.  Spend $5 at each participating store to get your passport stamped.  Once you have all of your stamps, turn in your passport for a chance to win HUGE prizes!  In addition to receiving 10% off your purchases, each store will be offering Make N Takes so you can fill your scrapbook with treasured memories. 

For more information about this event, please visit the SNS Events Calendar.  When you hover your mouse over the event, detailed information about that specific event pops up.

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We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Last month the winner came from Anita's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

E. Marie


I entered this card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land challenge #12 - Splat! PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells.  (Use spray mists, inks, paint, etc)
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#215 – Emboss It!
Craft Your Passion Challenge 250 ~ Always Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge FFC #77 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #48 - Anything Goes!
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #195  - Anything Goes Theme
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE287 - "Anything Goes"
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #69 -  Anything Goes With A Twist... Embossing Wet or Dry
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #172 - Anything Goes

51 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Well aren't you a crafty and creative girl! :-). Love how you combined these 3 coffee themed sets together. You easel card looks fabulous!

fresh.by jess said...

I love how you combined the two sets! So smart! You did a wonderful job!

Belinda said...

Marie, this easel card is just beautiful. Love all the textures and beautiful colors.

Sherry Willis said...

Ooh, so pretty; love the easel card

Sara Dee said...

Love the easel card & brick background! Very cool!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Cool! I love all the sets and how they perfectly combine :) You did a great job, and I love all the little touches you did to make it sparkly and POP! Whoo hoo!

April said...

I love your cute card and how you combined the 2 sets! Great job! xo

Gina Howe said...

Very nice card! I love all of the dimension & layers that you put into it. Very cool way to use 3 stamp sets.
Awesome!

Shona Austin said...

Very nice use of fussy cutting and copic colors.

Roey said...

very pretty and very detailed, looks like a lot of work!

Virginia Lu said...

Oh..... how fun is this girl friend card! Love the inside! You have thought of and created wonderful details!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Frann said...

Love the way you pop pup up the girls on top of the bricks and in front of the coffee shop. Your splatters are wonderful!

Joann6274 said...

Such a fantastic scene card! Love the way you popped up the best friends... and love that sentiment!
Thank you for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week.
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

loulou said...

Great scene. I like how you have combined the sets. Your brick backgrounds are fantastic

Colleen Howell said...

I love stand up cards, and using 3 of the stamps together is awesome

nancylee said...

So much to look at, great job! Being an easel card it could be part of kitchen decor forever!

Paula said...

you have created a great scene here. Love your card.

beverly said...

Combined the stamps wonderfully, and always love when dimension is added to cards.

Lori Kobular said...

What a great easel card with that awesome scene on it!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #12!

Sandra H said...

What a stunning card Marie and your image and style of card is gorgeous x

Donna said...

What an amazing scene you created! The bricks are outstanding, everything about it is stunning! Donna

Donna Ellis said...

Such a beautiful card, Marie! I love this set, and what you have done with the scene! All that delicate fussy cutting with a slight white halo really pops against the coffee colored background.

Your colors look fabulous! Love the sets this month!

Now for my other hat: Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Lillian A said...

Fantastic scene card - this is really adorable and I can see how much work and craftiness went into it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Love To Scrap challenge blog.

Eret said...

I love how you used all these stamps together. The brick backround is perfect on it. Your easel card is brilliant, Marie.

Patti said...

Very cute. Comes to life.

Carol Jones said...

What a beautiful card -- great use of color, and the easel format adds so much. These stamp sets combine so well, I may have to have several of them....

Josette said...

Very nice

Lori Kobular said...

Okay, now I am wearing a different hat ~ just a commenter ~ I love, love, love your card with it's great scene!

BarbaraR said...

I really like the texture on the bricks. Your card is so colorful too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a fun easel card Marie! Love the brick background too!

Caliboo said...

Marie, Your choice of an easel card was spot on for this card. I really like the brick background.

Debbie said...

I love easel cards, your fussy cutting is fantastic
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Jan Knecht said...

I love making easel cards and this stamp set is perfect for this technique. Really a cute card!

Alane Jackson said...

Using 7 distressed inks shows courage, I think I would muddle things up! You have shown me another way to do the bricks and other backgrounds. The addition of the stamping/layering of the opposite side of the card is wonderful!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a cool and beautiful card. Love the great colors and image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

pgc said...

Love the pop up, really like the colors.

Margie Dischinger said...

Lovely easel card.

Miss Mashawn said...

thanks for the opportunity to win the SNS stamps!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you combined two stamps to make a vignette. The coloring is great and I really like the easel card.
thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

I love how you created the cute scene with the stamps and what a brilliant idea to make this an easel card. I love the bright colors too. Well done.

BrendaB said...

I love the scene you created with this card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Susan Smith said...

Good job creating the scene and good use of several sets.

Janet LoBianco said...

Your idea of an easel card is great to be able to display this and see the perfect sentiment. All 3 of these sets go so well together.

AuntDi said...

Love the use of the three stamps. The colors are fresh and fun. The easel card is a perfect way to show this off.

Linda Jean said...

This looks like the Main Street Cafe in some quaint little town. I love all the little details with the sparkle!

Marian Desrosiers said...

Very colorful card. The easel card gives it dimension..

michele said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, congrats on winning honorable mention at SL! hugs, de

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is a super cute card :) Thank you for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week.

lynne said...

What a fab easel card!! Love those stamps and the sentiment is so true!! lol
Thanks for joining in with Crafty Calendar this month!
Hugs
Lynne xx

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creation!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.
Ileanaxx