Monday, February 29, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle March Release Blog Hop

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

You should have arrived here from Shona's blog.  If not, please start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog to get all the details.

We have Three new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until March 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:

Honey Bees 775 (digi version DIGI775)
Lucky Charm 776  (digi version DIGI776)
Donna's Stylin' Sayings 777  (digi version DIGI777)

On March 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 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).

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.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

My card features the Lucky Charm image.
After coloring the image with Tombow markers, it was die cut with Spellbinders’ Label 10.  Meadow Spark glitter was added using a glue pen.

The background was created with Sue Wilson Designs background die from her Carribean Island Collection, cut from sticker paper.  This was covered with Meadow Spark glitter and layered over decorative paper.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!


This is the last stop on our blog hop.  Make sure you have left a message with each designer, including me, to be eligible for the Grand Prize

E. Marie

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Do you remember Disco?  Today’s card brings back the magic of that time, using the new Disco Fever stamp set, along with the four new neon glitters - Electrified Yellow, Energized Orange, Exhilarated Green, and Exulted Pink.

The background for this card used the Bokeh Technique.  The circles were created using Versamark Ink with two different size sponge applicators.  These were heat set with Sparkle Embossing Powder.  Then the different colors of glitter were added by stamping the circles with Versamark again, adding the glitter (one color at a time), and heat setting again.


 A glue pen was used 
to add the Exulted Pink to part of the sentiment and strips of 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape were used to add the additional neon glitters.

Have a “cool” day!
E. Marie

Monday, February 15, 2016

Live, Love, Laugh!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and some time with those you love.  I had fun spending the day with Just For Fun, helping with their Make N Take at the stamp convention in Columbia, SC.  After a great weekend with lots of delightful stampers, I made it home in time to go out for desert with the hubby.  I have to admit that I somehow ran out of gas on the way home (problem with my gas gauge), but with the help of a sweet, young couple I still made it home on a timely basis.

I have one more Valentine’s card to share, though you easily could use it for other occasions. 

The JFF image, StampTangle Garden Heart, was heat embossed in white.  Then the Stacked Blocks stamp was inked with Distress Ink and lightly spritzed with water and stamped across the background, alternating colors.  Excess ink was wiped off of the embossed image and a few splatter drops added.

The sentiment, from JFF’s Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet, was stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and a sheer bow and jewels were added to the card front.

Have a wonderful week.

E. Marie

Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's LOVE

February is one of my favorite times to make cards.  I started making cards because I wanted them to be more personal and let friends and family know how special they are to me.  I want them to be extra special when they say “I love you”.

This Valentine’s card uses the Old Medicine Bottle and has the look of a shaker card.  It was stamped on two pieces of cardstock, one was cut out and layered over the other with a piece of acetate behind the cut out window and stamped cork to add to the look of the bottle.

I stamped and cut out the hearts from the Sentiment Hearts Mini Cube and layered these “inside” the bottle, popping up several of them.  Coordinating colored sequins were added inside and outside the bottle.

The Love Letters was stamped with Barn Door Distress Ink and edged with Spun Sugar and layered over the bottle. 

I like to think whoever receives this card will feel truly special.

E. Marie