Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle's July 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 July 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!


We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until July 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.

 The sets are:

3 Wisemen 720   (digi version DIGI720M)
Christmas Goose 721   (digi version DIGI721B)
Reindeer 722   (digi version DIGI722J)
Tree Scene 723   (digi version DIGI723J)

On July 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on July 3 on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

In addition to our regular Designers, we are happy to introduce you to two new Guest Designers this month.  Ani and Chris will be our Guest Designers for the months of July, August, and September.  We'd also like to say Thank You to our first set of Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, for a job well done!

The Blog Hop order this month is:

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

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  

Find out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist with special recognition on the SNS Facebook page as well as the Creative Challenge Winner's post.  From time to time, we also have special prizes just for Featured Artists. 

 The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.


I have a real preference for more spiritual cards at Christmas time so I was excited to use the new 3 Wise Men set.  I used the digital set and, after printing, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out.  Using a glue pen, I added Blue Haze Velvet glitter to the Wise Man on the left, Daisy Velvet glitter to the one in the middle, and Fairytale Lavender glitter to the one on the right.  I also added Aztec Gold glitter to each of the gifts.

They were layered on a darker purple layer that was embossed with an embossing folder and added to a slightly lighter layer.  Both were die cut with Spellbinders’ Radiant Rectangles.  I ran a little Dimensional Glue around the edge of the first layer and added more Fairytale Lavender glitter.  All of this was added to a piece of sticker paper and Bridal glitter was added to the remaining exposed adhesive.  I love the rich look of this glitter.  After another purple layer, all was added to a white card base.

The sentiment was die cut with a Spellbinders’ Back to Basics Tags die and sponged with Memento ink before removing from the die.  Using the Bling Your Brads technique, I added Yellow Spark embossing powder to two star brads, along with the fussy cut star image.  After adding the brads to both sides of the sentiment, it was popped up at the bottom of the image and the star was popped up at the top.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)  Last month the winning comment came from Eret's blog.  Who will be the Mystery Designer this month??

The next stop on our blog hop is Ani.


E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Name That Tune  (We Three Kings)
Corrosive Challenge #227 – Leave A Little Sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown #251 It's In The Stars
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #222: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #141 – Sentiment
Love To Scrap! Challenge "NO RULZ" Blog Hop
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE305 – "Anything Goes"
Crafty Your Passion Challenge 268 – Always Anything Goes


Shona Erlenborn said...

What a lovely brightly colored card for Christmas Marie. Love what you did with the robes, with the added sparkly touches. Super job.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and I love the glittery accents on the Wise Men. Love the embossed center mat too.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

These colors are so rich. The glitters are perfect, and I love the layers that you added, and the line framing in glitter around the embossed purple cardstock. Absolutely stunning!

Jessica Kaiser said...

Beautiful colors! I love your pop of glitter - fantastic!

Sheila Gam said...

Looks like we have to get busy! The cards are very beautiful, ihope mine turn out as gorgeous and rich looking as yours

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Marie!!!
LOVE the splash of SPARKLE you have added to the 3 Wisemen, LOVE how you have framed them and the texture of the background too!!!

Rannah Romps said...

The 3 Wise men are awesome and the purple background is perfect. Purple is royalty :)

Mary Holshouser said...

The coloring is great.
It is time to start thinking about Christmas cards.
thanks for sharing.

Memaw said...

Beautiful colors for the Wise Men - the sentiment is perfect also.
Great job.

AuntDi said...

I'm with you, I too prefer a spiritual card at Christmas. You have done this one justice. I love the colors and the right touch of glitter. Beautiful card!

Eret said...

Fabulous card, Marie. I love all the added glitter on the wise men. Your coloring is striking. Love those blinged brads too.

Marj Kiley said...

Love the coloring of this card. Not your typical red/green Christmas colors.

MiamiKel said...

How absolutely elegant! I love your coloring and the scrolled frame you've added this gorgeous image to - such a wonderful sentiment to remember, all through the year! I love your use of lavender - so unexpected and it really makes your card image pop! TFS!

Michelle said...

A lovely bright card.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck and hope we see you again.
xxx Michelle (DT)

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Very Cute Card!!!!!Thanks for joining our Blog hop!!! Good Luck!
Cristina DT for Love to Scrap!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous bright card. thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Marlene DT

Anonymous said...

We three Kings fab song lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful card, very vibrant! ! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our "Sentiment" challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Annette Reed said...

What a lovely card. The color choice of purple is great for these 3 kings (wise men). Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

J said...

What a lovely card - and such unusual colours for a Christmas card. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


Debora said...

Fun and fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!