Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle's May Reveal Blog Hop

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

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

 Gone Fishing 778 (digi version DIGI778)
 Just Go Fishing 779 (digi version DIGI779)
  Summer Grilling #1 780 (digi version DIGI780)
Summer Grilling #2 781 (digi version DIGI781)
Nasturtium #1 782 (digi version DIGI782)
Nasturtium #2 783 (digi version DIGI783)

On May 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????

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!



My reveal project combines digital images from the Nasturtium and Nasturtium #2 sets. I printed these out and colored them with Copic Markers.
After coloring the images, I used a glue pen to add Evening Glow glitter to the center of each flower.
On both sides of the longer image from Nasturtium #2, I ran strips of 1/8” Tear-ific Tape on each side and added my favorite Green Nugget glitter.  I colored some white pearls to match, with a Copic Marker, and added them to the top left of the image.

I really love these floral images and they are very easy to color.  Both sets come with great sayings and work great together.

The next stop on our blog hop is Jess

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

E. Marie

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Bird With A Song

My card today combines Want 2 Scrap chipboard and a sentiment from the Sparkle N Sprinkle's Birdsong Stamp Set.  I have always thought chipboard was more for scrapbooking layouts, but really love what it adds to a card.

I created a template using a Spellbinders’ Circle Nestability Die.  This was layered on the cardfront and the circular area was covered with Versamark Ink and then heat set with Candlelight Embossing Powder.  The Small Bird Flourish chipboard was also covered with Versamark Ink, then Poolside Embossing Powder, and heat set.  It was adhered over the embossed circle.

The sentiment was heat embossed with Candlelight EP and then Versamark Ink was added to the outer edges of the card front and more Candlelight EP added and heat set.  The second layer is also heat embossed along the edges but this time I covered more area and used Poolside EP.  Because this embossing powder is semi-translucent, it appears lighter on white cardstock than on the chipboard.

I did case this from a similar style card I saw on line. I thought I pinned it so I could give credit but now I can't find it anywhere.  If you think it was you, please let me know so I can recognize your work.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

E. Marie

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pocket Tissue Holder

It was my turn to share a project at our last stamp meeting and I found this adorable Pocket Tissue Holder.  I seem to catch everything from my little kindergartners this year and have been sick constantly.  This must be why I was so attracted to this adorable project that is perfect for a little gift.

The base is a strip of blue cardstock measuring 11” x 4 ¼”, scored along the 11” side at ½”, 3”, 4”, and 6 ½”.  Decorative paper was cut into three pieces measuring 3/4 x 4 (front strip), 2 1/4 x 4 (top area), and 3 1/4 x 4 (backing area).  A corner rounder was used on the base piece and backing piece.  This easily folds up around a pocket size package of tissues.

The sentiment from the Bugs in a Jar Stamp Set was stamped with Distress Ink and layered on the front edge.

I used two sizes of Spellbinders’ Oval Nestability Dies to create the frame opening for the tissues, but you can also use different punches.

The cute little bug on the back section is also from the Bugs in a Jar set.  It was stamped four times, twice on white cardstock and twice on top of Glistening Emerald Sparkle N Soft that was added to Tear-fic Tape on white cardstock.  One on white cardstock was die cut with Spellbinders Circle die and layered on a blue Nellie Snellen Bloem Multi Frame.  One of the Sparkle N Soft images was fussy cut and layered on the base one.  The eyes and eye lids were cut from the remaining two images and layered on top to give some dimension.  Dogwood Rose Velvet Glitter was added to the antennas with a glue pen.  The Feel Better Soon from the Just For You Stamp Set was stamped and die cut.  Both the image and saying were popped up with dimensionals.

To add a little more sparkle, a Versamarker was run across some of the wavy lines on the designer paper and around the sentiment.  Sparkle Embossing Powder was added and heat set.

This is such a perfect little gift to give someone that is not feeling well or even for a teacher gift.  The images used can be cute and fun, like I used, or much more elegant.  I found this project at Splitcoast Stampers where they provide a complete tutorial.

E. Marie

I entered this project in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #39– Anything Goes  (PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite non card project and WHY (love any type of container that can be a quick, cute gift.)
Crafty Gals Challenge #67 ~ Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Card Crew Challenge #110 - Die Cut