Saturday, April 30, 2016


Hello and welcome to the May 1st Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal.

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!

This month, the Designers were asked to work with the digi versions of the stamp sets. I rarely use digis, so this was a "bit" of a challenge for me.  I used the Gone fishing set 778 for a rather simple card first, just to get my feet wet again!! I do love silhouette stamps and these two new fishing sets are perfect for the guys, especially with Father's Day on it's way!

Then I ventured out and played with both the Nasturtium sets. I began by printing out the black and white version of the stemmed nasturtiums from Nasturtiums #1. These were dauber-colored with Memento inks: Dandelion, Morocco and Lady Bug.

After the flowers were complete, the stems were colored with the green Copic Marker YG67 and the "bouquet" was applied with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Detail.

Then I printed out both the colored and black and white border digi from Nasturtium #2 Set 783. The colored one was cut down to 4" x 5 1/4".  The black and white copy was cut down smaller, and was placed in the same position on top of the colored version. I took the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five die and centered it on the black and white version and ran it through the die cutting machine. Versamark was added to the colored version and then was heat embossed with Clear Detail, this gave it a lovely shine.

Nuvo Crstal Drops, Apple Green, Copper Penny, Red Berry and Dandelion Yellow were applied to the stamen of the flowers as shown. This was left to dry (I let it dry for an hour).

A hole was punched at the bottom of the black and white panel and a Mon Ami Gabby white pull ribbon bow was threaded through the hole, holding down the stems of the bouquet.  The black and white panel was then taped down to the colored version to give the Spotlight idea. The flowers were attached with Dimensional Foam

The card front was attached to a black card base. The sentiment, from Silhouettes Set 493, was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Detail. It was then cut and embossed with a smaller die from the set and was daubed with a little Dandelion Memento ink before removing the die. This was placed at the base of the card with Dimensional Foam also.

Hope I've inspired you to try out the digi version of these gorgeous new sets! Next on the hop is Marie, who uses the same border stamp and bouquet for a completely different look - that's the beauty of using versatile digis!

Till next time,


Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Hi there, 

Today, I'd like to share with you a Christmas card, using some Want 2 Scrap Chipboard pieces and the new Nuvo Crystal Drops. I have to say - I sure am having fun with these new drops!

Peace, Love, Joy

I began my project using the line and dots from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Donna's Stylin' Sayings Set 777. I put them both on an acrylic block and applied Versamark.

Peace, Love, Joy

Starting at the top I stamped the Versamarked images and heat embossed with Sangria Star. Moving down the card front I repeated the process another two times with Tuscan Star and then Moss Star. These are from the Tuscany color set, my favorite! They are very fine powders and are great for detailed work. I decided to use the sparkly versions of them this time, since there was to be a lot of sparkle on this Christmas card! The Want 2 Scrap Words of Love were applied with Versamark and each given two coats of the same three embossing powders. In order to have them stick well to the card front, I covered the lines and dots panel with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, cut it to size, removed the protective backing and positioned the words so that they all had different colored backgrounds, directly on top of the adhesive. Sparkling Snow Glitter was applied to the remaining sticky surface.

Peace, Love, Joy

The Pine Tree embellishment was applied with Versamark and heat embossed twice with Moss. I then added more Versamark and sprinkled on some Magic Speckle and heat embossed from the bottom (as this is an ultra thick powder and would fly off otherwise). This gave my tree a look of being snow-laden. I forgot to take a photo of the tree before he was lit!

Peace, Love, Joy

Various new Nuvo Crystal and Glitter Drops were applied to the tree as lights! I used the following colors: Golden SunsetSilver MoondustRuby SlippersWhite Blizzard,  Sweet LilacSugared AlmondApple GreenDandelion Yellow and Red Berry. So much fun! Once the drops were dry, (after an hour) a little white Mon Ami Pull Ribbon bow was tied to the top of the tree for the star.

Peace, Love, Joy

The card front was attached to an orange, then purple layer before the white card base. The Christmas tree was then attached to the card with Dimensional Foam to finish.

Peace, Love, Joy

Hope you like my sparkly creation? Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by!

I'd like to also take the opportunity to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #69: Anything Goes

Till next time,


Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Hi there,

I'm back today to share another card using the Want 2 Scrap Chipboard Embellishments, this cute little Owl and the DC Twin Trunk Tree. I have also used a Dreamweaver Stencil, some Gold Metallic Creative Medium and the new Nuvo Crystal drops!

I began my project with taping the Dreamweaver Spiral Dots Stencil to black cardstock, taping the top first, then the bottom and then the sides. After applying the Gold Metallic Creative Medium remove the tape in the reverse order, this will give you a nice clean, unsmudged result.

Set this aside to try. I left it overnight. For my little Want 2 Scrap owl, I applied two coats of White Detail embossing powder, as I wanted some white to show through when he was finished.

I went over the rings of his eyes with the Versamarker pen and heat embossed with Gold Coast.  

Then I began "coloring him in with Brushable Glue and three different Flockings, Dark Chocolate, Amber Wheat and Buff. I started at the top (with his crest) and worked my way down his body giving him uneven "stripes" of the different colors! I just brushed on another "stripe" of glue and applied another color of the Flocking, down the body until he was completely covered, with his little Dark Chocolate feet!

After he was colored in I covered a piece of black cardstock with Super Adhesive Sheet and cut it to the "approximate" shape of the owl. I removed the protective backing and placed the owl over the top.

I burnished Black Suede Velvet Glitter into all the nooks of the little owl. Yes, he looked a bit of a mess at this point!

But he cleaned up well with a couple of swipes of the chubby brush!

The sentiment shown above from the Owlettes Set 511, was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Teddy Brown and after it was die cut and embossed with Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two, it was highlighted around the edges with three of the new Nuvo Crystal Drops: Buttermilk, Dandelion Yellow and Copper Penny. 

Then on to his perch! Want 2 Scrap also carries these little paper silhouettes which is what this was. This one is the Twin Trunk Tree. After cutting one of trees away, I covered it in Versamark and heat embossed the branches with Sienna (which is one of the Tuscany Colors), I then chose Pebbled Copper for the "trunk". I did a couple of coats of each just to bulk it up a bit, as the silhouettes are much flimsier than the chipboard pieces. You will see in the photo below that there is a checkered finish to it too, after a couple of coats of embossing powder, the checks disappeared!

The tree was set sideways for his branch. The sentiment was attached with dimensional foam behind it and the ribbon threaded through it, which was attached to the back, before being layered on the mustard card base. I attached the owl to the branch with Tear-ific Tape and they were then attached with Dimensional Foam.


..... and that finished my project for today:

I'd like to join in the following challenges:

Fab 'n Funky Winged Things: Challenge # 301
Shopping our Stash # 248: Chip off the Old Block (Use Chipboard)
Critters and Creatures Linky Party No. 3
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #76: Anything goes

Hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog today. Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!.

Till next time,


Thursday, April 14, 2016


Hi there, 

Today I'd like to share with you a card using a Want 2 Scrap Chipboard piece (Bird on a Branch) and some of the new Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Bird Song

I began my project with the Bird on a Branch. I applied Versamark to the chipboard and then heat embossed with White Detail.  This makes the coverage of the other colors more vivid. I applied Versamark again and heat embossed with Pear, for the leaves, Teddy Brown for the branch and feet, and Concord (sprinkled on - for the speckled look) for the bird.

I added a Nuvo black eye!

Bird Song

On to the background, for which I ran a piece of black cardstock through the embossing machine inside a Darice folder - Dots. I placed it so that the dots would be indented, making little "wells" for the crystal drops. I used colors to compliment the Bird on a Branch using Apple GreenBottle GreenButtermilkCrushed Grape and Raspberry Pink and just applied them sporadically into the little "wells".

Bird Song

This was left to dry for a couple of hours. The sentiment from the Bird Song Stamp Set 496 was stamped in Versamark on glossy white cardstock and was heat embossed with one of the detailed powders, Concord, from the Tuscany line - these are perfect for detailed sentiments when you don't want to use black. This was then die cut with Spellbinders Grommet Tag, being sponged with a little Memento Dandelion before removing the die.

Bird Song

green Mon Ami Gabby Pull Ribbon was threaded through the hole along with a piece of matching sheer, green ribbon. Once the Nuvo drops were dry the sentiment and ribbon were attached with Dimensional Foam to the back of the card front and then layered to a yellow card base.

The Bird on a Branch was then attached with Dimensional Foam to finish off the card. Hope you've enjoyed my share with you today.