Saturday, February 28, 2015

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S MARCH 1ST REVEAL

Hi there and welcome to a new month! Let's hope by the end of this one we have got some daffodils! I'm sure everyone is ready. Before we know it we'll be complaining of the heat. Well for now pour a nice cup of hot coffee and join our Sparkle N Sprinkle mainly "Coffee Shoppe" themed blog hop. I decided to incorporate two of the new sets for my reveal card, Set 694: Coffee Time and Set 696: Best Friends Forever.



This month SEVEN new rubber stamp sets are being introduced. These sets are 20% off their regular price until March 3rd. All the new sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. Glasses #698 is the stamp set featured in This Month's Technique Video.

Here are the seven new sets:





Coffee Time #694   (digi version DIGI694)
Coffee Shoppe #695   (digi version DIGI695)
Best Friends Forever #696  (digi version DIGI696)
Mustache #697   (digi version DIGI697)
Glasses #698  (digi version DIGI698)
Expresso Yourself #699  (digi version DIGI699)
Coffee Talks #700  (digi version DIGI700)


On March 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 SEVEN of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)


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

(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 icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

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The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and or Flock.
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We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Last month the winner came from Anita's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?
So now you've got all the information, here is my card share today:


I decided to create a scene with the two sets and have the friends having a coffee at their favorite coffee shoppe after their shopping spree.

After I stamped the two images with Memento Tuxedo Black, they were cut out using my newly acquired Brother Scan N Cut (thanks to my MIL). They were colored with Copic markers. The table cloth and chair seats were paper pieced with some designer paper snippet.

I used a Versamarker pen with Clear Detail embossing powder to go over the metal of the chairs. Some Dimensional Glue was added to the coffee cups.


I ran dark brown cardstock through a Sizzix Bricks embossing folder and took my Brilliance Moonlight White ink and swiped it over the raised pattern. I applied Belgian Cream embossing powder over the ink and heat embossed to achieve the stucco look of the wall.


The sentiment (from another of the sets, Coffee Talks) was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Moss. This is one of the Tuscany embossing powders, which are my favorites for sentiments when you don't want to use black. They always give a clean detailed impression. I cut and embossed with the Spellbinders Fancy Tags, sponging on some Memento Pear Tart before removing the die.

The bricked background was layered to a white card base which had been edged with Versamark and heat embossed with another of the Tuscany embossing powders, Cayenne.

The images and sentiment were then attached to the card front with Dimensional Dots to complete the card.


So that's it from me for today. Here are a couple of sneak peaks, using some of the other coffee themed sets. Stop by my blog to get details on these soon. AND if you are local - you need to pop over to the brick and mortar SNS store for the "Main Street Shop Hop. Details below:






Main Street Shop Hop

If you live anywhere in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, Sparkle N Sprinkle is participating in the Main Street Shop Hop, along with other local crafting stores.  The Shop Hop begins March 21st. 

You can purchase a tote for $10 to participate.  Included in the tote are lots of goodies, plus your shopping passport.  Spend $5 at each participating store to get your passport stamped.  Once you have all of your stamps, turn in your passport for a chance to win HUGE prizes!  In addition to receiving 10% off your purchases, each store will be offering Make N Takes so you can fill your scrapbook with treasured memories. 
For more information about this event, please visit the SNS Events Calendar.  When you hover your mouse over the event, detailed information about that specific event pops up.
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Hope you've enjoyed your stay today? Remember to leave me a comment before heading over to see what the talented Eret has brewed up for you today!

Hugs,

Shona

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love how you combined these two sets together and your paper piecing looks great. Love the fold and how you combined the other 2 coffee sets in your 2nd card and the embossed background for the 3rd card looks great. Love the colors.

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  2. I love love love your creations! The coffee cups are my fave part of the release this month!!!

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  3. What a cute card to share with a friend!

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  4. Just beautiful, Shona!! Love all your beautiful details the paper piecing looks wonderful. Clever use of two stamp sets!!

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  5. Love the sentiment & the combo of stamps used!

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  6. Shona - LOVE this! The stucco wall is amazing - so creative :) I love how you combined the two sets - that really creates a wonderful scene. So wonderful!!

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  7. Nice card! I love what you did with the brick background! The layering of the stamped images is very clever...And that Versamark pen is a must have tool. Very creative!

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  8. Great card. I love the brick background and how you combined the 2 sets! xo

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  9. Your attention to detail really makes this card "pop".

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  10. the background looks so authentic, really makes the card pop! Thanks

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  11. Beautiful coloring and an incredibly realistic brick wall!

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  12. Shona your coffee shop scene is fabulous. Clever combination of the stamp sets. I love your amazing wall - great texture. The paper piecing and the embossing detail are great too.

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    1. Sorry forgot to say I really like your other card peeks too, especially the pink and bronze coffee cups

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  13. Awesome card I love the way you pieced these stamps together, I would have never thought about doing that, awesome

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  14. So adorable, I'm glad you popped all pieces up, I love dimension.

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  15. Wow, I love your coloring, the card is adorable. That Brothers machine does wonders.

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  16. The background is great. Combining stamps only expands our "collection", great job.

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  17. What an amazing scene you created and that background is awesome (sounds like you have an awesome MIL too!) Have a wonderful weekend. Donna

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  18. Your card is awesome! Very creative use of those stamps. Love how you made the background.

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  19. Love it! Great use of the stamps to tell the story.

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  20. This is one of my two faves from the current new sets, and your card is amazing -- I'm going to be getting some Belgian Cream EP for sure, and definitely this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. I love your card! Those two stamp sets are awesome! The wall you made is beautiful and I love the way you finished off the bistro set and that sentiment is just perfect!! LOVE it!!

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  22. The technique used on the brick is really effective. Lots of texture. I really like the paper piecing on the table too.

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  23. The brick work is awesome! Wonderful job incorporating parts of 3 sets into 1 card. So many different techniques too. Great card.

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  24. love the paper piecing on the table and chairs
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  25. What a cute card and what "gal friend" wouldn't enjoy one like it.......thanks!

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  26. Your stucco wall is amazing, I think I will have to try some of your techniques! The Tuscany colors are great, I usually use black for sentiments but you've given me a new color to try out, thanks!

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  27. Shona, I love how you combined the two sets. These work great together. Your technique on the brick wall to make it look like stucco is fantastic. Can't wait to see the details on your next two cards.

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  28. thanks for the opportunity to win the SNS stamps!

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  29. Great that the stamps are about friends and doing things together.
    Love the card
    thanks for sharing

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  30. Love, love, love these stamps. The cards are wonderful. I just love stamps that let you create a scene. Great job.

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  31. This is really nice. You did a great job with all the fussy cutting and coloring.

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  32. These 2 stamp sets go so well together. The stucco wall adds so much to the details. Would be very happy to receive such a well thought-out card.

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  33. I love the fact that you combined two stamps. They pair very well together. The colors are great and I love the dimensions.

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  34. I love the layering in this card! And the wall looks so cool, I am going to have to find that embossing folders!

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  35. Shona, the combination of those two sets is amazing on your 1st card. They are a perfect fit. The card using coffee talks is very clever. Love that 3D look and your 3rd card is perfect for the coffee lover. Great projects, as always.

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  36. Very clever card. You did a great job. Marian

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