Friday, July 31, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions Awareness Campaign Joint Blog Hop

Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the Awareness Campaign.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released Die-Versions dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research.  

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another.  Either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer.  The Designers from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you.

Die-Versions is debuting NINE new Die-Versions low profile dies (July 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal) and Sparkle N Sprinkle is revealing THREE stamp sets for this Awareness Campaign.  All stamp sets will be 20% off until Aug 3.  

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Pink Ribbon Background 408  (digi version DIGI408)
Survivor 713    (digi version DIGI713T)
Awareness 714   (digi version  DIGI714T)

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Designers' blogs and will be announced on August 4th.  You won't know who the Mystery Designer is until after the Joint Blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the Designers.  
 The Winner will be announced on the Die-Versions Facebook page, the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page, the DV Blog, and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $25 gift certificate from BOTH Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle.

We hope you enjoy the Awareness Joint 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.)  

I have had several friends and two sisters touched by cancer.  One of my sisters is a survivor and the other passed away.  I created these cards in honor of my sisters.  It was a bitter/sweet experience, rejoicing and grieving.  In the midst of creating these, my father passed away, which was very difficult but I know he is now with my sister.

I have two projects to share with you.  This first card was created using the Die-version’s Whispers Awareness Square die and Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Pink Ribbon Background digital image.  After printing the background, I used the die in the center to create a window and layered it on a piece of cardstock covered with Super Adhesive.  The Glitter Masking technique and a strip of lace were used to create the borders on each side with Pretty Princess glitter and all remaining adhesive was covered with Black Ice glitter.

For the center, I cut the die from white cardstock covered with Super Adhesive and covered it with Pretty Princess glitter.  I wanted this popped up so I cut it twice from black fun foam and used this to give it the dimension I wanted.

For my second project I decided to create a larger piece that could be displayed.  I used a piece of designer cardstock and layered it on a slightly large piece of white.  This was popped up with dimensionals on a piece edged with “Tear-ific” Tape and covered with Ballerina Velvet glitter.  All of this was layered on more white and a black base.

For the flower, I stamped the image from the Survivor Stamp Set five times with Versamark ink on vellum and heat embossed with Lana Pink embossing powder.  After heat setting each one, they were cut out and arranged around a circle.  The sentiment was also heat embossed with Lana Pink EP on top of a circle of sticker paper covered with Ballerina Velvet glitter.  This velvet glitter is so smooth it is easy to emboss on it.  This was layered on a white scalloped circle and popped up in the center of the flower

The butterflies were created with Die-version’s Whispers Awareness Butterfly.  I love how they came out.  I traced the die onto white cardstock and cut them out.  I used the Glitter Paper technique by covering them with Versamark ink and Sparkle EP.  After heat setting, I covered them with more Versamark ink, added Ballerina Velvet glitter, and heat set them again.  Next I cut them from vellum and adhered them.  A lovely pearl is added to the center (this helps cover up the glue).

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  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.
Hopefully you came from Mary’s blog.  Your next stop on the Awareness Campaign Blog Hop is Lori’s.  If you get lost along the way or have a problem with a link, the complete list of Designers is located on both the Die-Versions Blog as well as the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  Happy Hopping!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Bingo (Pearls, Sentiment, Flowers or Embossing, Sentiment, Punches or Dies)
Corrosive Challenge #229 – To “Die” For
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 144 - Things With Wings
Fan-TasticTuesday Anything Goes With A Twist...Make it Feminine
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #58 - Anything Goes!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #194 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Your How Old?

Have you seen the new chick sets, Cool Chicks and Birds of a Feather, that were just released.  These sweeties are irresistible.  I had so much fun with these and thought I would share a simple card using the Cool Chicks digi version.

One of the great things about digi stamps is they can be printed out at any size.  I designed the card with the images on my computer and printed it out for my card front.  I colored the three birds with alcohol markers and ran it through an embossing folder.  This was layered on the white card base and then Dimensional Glue was run around the edges and covered with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft.

I ran dimensional glue around the edges of the sentiment, covered it with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft, and popped this up in the center of the card front.  After printing this little guy three more times, they were colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut.  I also added a little Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft on the wings and tails, using a glue pen.  Then I used more dimensionals to pop the little chicks over the original images around the sentiment.  Of course, I had to add some wiggle eyes.

Hope things are cooler in your area than they are in mine. Have a great week.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Single Colour (& why) – I chose yellow since it is so bright and cheerful.
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Things With Wings
Scrap & Craft Inspiration #11 - Celebrations
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C294 – Critters    Put one or more critters on your card or project"
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – No Designer Paper
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB # 58 - Anything Goes!
Sister Act Card Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
Crafty Your Passion Challenge 271 – Always Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #192 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly