Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle Mid Month Mini Blog Hop

Sparkle N Sprinkle is having a Mid-Month Mini Blog Hop

We have TWO new stamp sets that we couldn't wait to share with you.  These new sets are 20% off until July 18.  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:

Cool Chicks 725   (digi version DIGI725B)
Birds of a Feather 726   (digi version DIGI726B)

A WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs and will receive BOTH of these new sets.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for this Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, will be announced on July 19 on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog.

The Blog Hop order for our Mini Reveal 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.)
Both of these sets are so adorable and fun to play with so it was hard to choose one project to share.  I used the digital sets for my cards and actually set it up on my computer first to determine the size I wanted to print.  This is the fun of digital – you can use any size to make what you want.
I printed three different birds from both sets two times on white cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers.  I die cut one of each with Spellbinders’ Circle dies.  These were layered on slightly larger circles of sticker paper and Cherry Lemonade glitter was added to the remaining exposed adhesive.  I fussy cut the bodies of the three remaining images, popped these on top, and used a glue pen to add Raspberry Soda and Sunny Daze glitter to the accessories.  The three circles were popped up on the embossed card front (who could resist using a chicken wire embossing folder).  This was layered on a slightly larger piece of cardstock lined with Tear-ific Tape and more Cherry Lemonade glitter was added.  The sentiment was layered this way, too, and popped up on the front.  And with a saying like that, I just had to add a few feathers from my stash.
While working with these chicks, I thought about how as a child at Easter we would get baby chicks that were somehow dyed different colors.  My sisters and I would each get a different color so we knew which one was ours (you know that created some arguments).  I decided to create a 2nd similar card but with colorful chicks.
I used Dandy Dandelion embossing powder on the 2nd layer and die cut circle openings in the slightly smaller top layer to reveal the bright yellow sparkle.  Then the circular die cut images were adhered in the center of each circle.  Sparkle EP and Sunny Daze glitter were added to the accessories and a little White Opal Liquid Pearls to the pearl necklace.

We hope you enjoy this surprise Mini Reveal as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  And hopefully, we have inspired you as well.  Look for more of these cute chicks in the future too :-).

  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading your comments since they also inspire us.)  No one knows who the Mystery Designer will be for this Mid-Month Blog Hop.

The next stop on our blog hop is Jess.  Enjoy!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C294 – Critters
OohLa La Challenge #184 - All that Glitters
Penny's Challenge 236 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – “Anything Goes”
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #192 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly


Anne Temple said...

Both of these look fantastic. Love the added feathers and dimension on the first one and the great colors of the second one. Great embossing folder to use with these guys too.

Diane said...

OMGosh...these are super adorable and the happy the feathers, too!

Jessica Kaiser said...

Oh my goodness - I love how you used the feathers! These are so fun and totally uplifting cards! Great job.

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are so cute! the colors are so vibrant and the layouts are awesome!

Jen Rey said...

Love the chickies and feathers on your cards! Love all the sparkle!

Niki said...

The feathers were a great addition - these cards are perfect for girlfriends - the color are great. The embossed background really makes the chicks stand out - I love each chick has there own space - really indivdualizes them - thanks for sharing

Lynn c said...

Love both cards! The first one is SO my sisters and I lol. I would love to win! :-)

Ramona Simpson said...

Love your card and the bright pink feathers. How appropriate for Hip Chicks - clever, cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling cards- love the layout and the feathers of the first, and love the sparkle and added pearls on the 2nd, So fun!

Gina Howe said...

Cute cards! I love how you cut them out and layered them on the card. The embossed chicken wire background is perfect!

Janice said...

Love those birds, what style they have and I adore their sparkly accessories! Great to have you join us at OohLaLa, Jx

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your pretty colored chicks Marie!!!
The feathers and sparkling circles are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, as are their sparkling accessories ... I think the glasses look especially AMAZING!!!
The embossed chicken wire makes the perfect background!!!
THANK YOU for sharing!!!

Charlene McD said...

These are so cute, I love the chicken wire background, reminds me of childhood too. Not only are this chicks cool, they are sassy too!

Eret said...

So cute cards, Marie. Love the feathers, dimension and yellow-pink color combination on the first card. It looks very elegant. Your second card is so fun. Love thouse colorful birds and striking yellow glitter.

Lynne K said...

Such fun cards! Love the cheeky chicks and bright colours! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.


wannabcre8tive said...

Adorable cards. I love the bright pink feathers on the first one. This is a fabulous stamp set.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the big feather. A clever idea.
Putting the birds in the circles really highlights them.
thanks for sharing some darling cards.

Joyce Erb said...

Oh my, those feathers are so perfect as is the wire embossing and the fantastic glitter!

Donna Ellis said...

cute cute CUTE! Marie, I love how you used the same sketch for both cards and made them look so different! Just darling! hugs, de

gearjammer said...

I love how you used the feathers....a really neat play on words! So colorful and delightful!!!

Snoopy said...

These are absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Snoopy :D​

Betty said...

I like how you put the glitter inside the circle as a "mat" for your images. Inspirational!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super TWEET. I love the layout of the card. You hot pink feather is perfect. TFS

Amy Cohen said...

Fabulous! love the idea of popping up the images- and the feathers are perfect!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing art with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Joan said...

Such fun, sparkly cards!!! Love those bright colors and feathers too! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Marie, so many cute details!

Stacey Schofield said...

These cards are great! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my goodness how FUN are these?!?! haha. Love the hot pink feathers you added to the first one. I can't believe how much fussy cutting must have been involved here. :)

Sharon said...

What a marvelous creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx

Kim S said...

Luv the chicks and ducks! One of my favs of all time from S 'n' S

Charity Chamberlain said...

These cards are so much fun! I love that they are super cute critters and so colorful! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)