Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Happy New Year!! Can you believe it? I know I can't! Anyway, it is what it is and so ......

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
January 1, 2015 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Jan. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  The Collector #682 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Big Wet Kisses #678   (digi version DIGI678)
Ellie Retail Therapy #679   (digi version DIGI679)
Itty Bitty Robots #681  (digi version DIGI681)
The Collector #682   (digi version DIGI682)

On Jan 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive
all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Jan 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

Marie Berquist
Belinda Shupe
Anita Scroggins
April Williams
Shona Erlenborn
Eret Pank
Anne Temple

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

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.
We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Last month the winner came from Marie's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

As you can see, I decided to go with the new Big Wet Kisses set and also incorporate the Under the Mistletoe Set 556.  Still in Christmas mode I used the Die-Versions Mistletoe die cut to make my seaweed and mistletoe branch. I applied 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to white cardstock before die cutting the Mistletoe four times. Then I removed the protective backing and applied the three new opaque Frozen glitters to different stems of the Mistletoe. 

Princess Elsa Frozen (G1122)
Princess Anna Royal  (G1124)
Princess Anna Fuchsia (G1120)

I applied a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to a piece of blue cardstock and removed the protective backing. The "seaweed" was then attached along the bottom at different heights. The excess was then cut off. Another Frozen Glitter along with three other (semi-transparent) glitters were sprinkled over the exposed tape. The background was done in this order:

Olaf White  (G1121)

Waterscape (G1108)

Waterfall (G1071)

Surf (G1117)

The sentiment was stamped twice in Versamark and heat embossed with Mulberry  - to allow for each letter being punched out with the little heart punch. 

After attaching another piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to white cardstock, I removed the backing and applied Cloud Nine Velvet glitter before stamping the fish image in Memento Tuxedo black. I then colored the image directly on top of with the following Copics:

V09, B69, B04

The fish were cut out and set amidst the seaweed under the mistletoe with dimensional dots. A few clear rhinestones were added to the tips of the mistletoe for the white berries. Not quite sure why, but a lot of the photos looked likes eyes! A couple of wiggly eyes were added to the fish and then the base was layered to a piece of white cardstock, distressed with Mulberry Star.

Hope you've enjoyed our fist Blog Hop of 2015!  May you all have a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year!


  1. This is so creative and cute! I never would have thought to use the mistletoe die for seaweed, but it looks fantastic.

  2. What a glittery and fun card! I love your take on the "Christmas" theme. Great job! xo

  3. Wow! Love all the glitter colors combined on this card. Super creative use of the dies, image, and theme.

  4. What a darling use of sparkly goodness, Shona! I especially love the dimension you have achieved! And a SUPER SWEET card idea! Love you - wishes for a fabulous 2015 to you and yours, dear friend! xo

  5. Happy New Year, Shona! Your card is so creative. Love how you used this image on the Christmas card. I adore this color combo and all the sparkle.

  6. Wow Shona this is just stunning. Loving the dimension on the various elements and of course the glitter is just so lush.
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  7. great use of the Frozen glitters! Love the little fishes!

  8. Clever idea to put the fish under the mistletoe. So sparkly and pretty.
    thanks for sharing
    happy new year.

  9. Cute card, like all the sparkle, this is my favorite new set, it would make a great anniversary card! Happy New Year!

  10. This is a great card. I love all the glitter and turning a Valentine's Card into a Christmas card is clever.

  11. What a sparkling amazing card to start a new year!!!I love it!! I wish you olso a very happy, healthy and creatif 2015!!! Have fun!!


  12. Simply sparkling, and love the way you've done the Mistletoe banner. Also clever idea to use the mistletoe die for the seaweed. It's so very effective and really pretty. These fish are adorable, and what a wonderful image for Valentine. Of course I'm loving all the glitter products & had a chance to get some while at SnS recently. Had a good session with Mattie with a demo of a couple of them. Missed seeing Miss Margaret, but heard that all of you had a good visit during your week with the SnS staff. TFS & Hope your New Year was just great. Hugs.


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