Friday, October 31, 2014


Hi, and welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1st Reveal! Toot, toot, toot! ......

This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until November 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671  (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)

On Nov 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 FIVE 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 Nov 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.)

So without further ado .... Here are two of my best girlfriends, who know how to party!

I wanted to incorporate a fancy fold this month - and I found this interesting one, the Concertina fold, over at Splitcoast Stampers. Rather than using design paper, I decided to use sticker paper with some glitters to decorate the panels.

After printing the digi and the sentiment, I colored them with Copics and added a little Sparkling Snow with a Sakura Glue Pen to glitz up their birthday celebration.

This is a photo of the card laying "flat" so you can see the gradation from pink to blue glitters used.
The glitter panels were done by cutting strips of 2" sticker paper cut at a slant at the top, so there is an 1/8" edge around each of the panels. Keeping it in the red hat and purple haired club for the sake of these two, first panel is decked out in Pretty Princess, then comes Flirt, followed by Eggplant and finally Blue Jewel. The glitter panels were attached with 1/4" tear-ific tape.

The Concertina card doesn't really have a place for you to stamp a sentiment, so I thought I'd tuck a little tag in a pocket on the back of the front right side panel, and attach some balloons to it for a festive touch!

The balloons were created from pink, purple and blue cardstock covered with a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. Remove the protective backing and apply Pretty Princess to the pink cardstock, Eggplant to purple and Blue Jewel to the blue. A little piece of silver thread was attached to the base of each of them and then they were attached to the front of the tag with the printed sentiment with Dimensional Dots, so that when it goes down in the pocket the balloons sits over the top of the front right side panel.

Too much fun - right?!!

So just to add a little more bling to the sparkle - I added pink Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh to the top of each of the left hand side panels and the two back right hand side panels the bling tape is quite sticky, so I added some Sparkling Snow to counteract that! Full directions can be found in the SNS Gallery, right here, if needed.

That's my show and tell for today! Hope I've inspired you to get out some bling!
I'm first up this month, next is the very talented April, but don't forget to leave a comment with all of the Designers 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.

Thanks for stopping by,



Thursday, October 23, 2014


Hi there, today I have a card to share, made with the new Welcome Autumn set for a dear friend, who hopefully will have received it by now, so it won't ruin the surprise! There is a lot of detail in this pretty image, which means a lot of potential coloring! I decided to use the spotlight technique and just focus on the friendship of the little animals in the image.

I stamped the image in Versamark on mustard cardstock and heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I took an Aqua Pen and filled it with bleach and colored the leaves of the image. I cut and embossed the card front with Spellbinders Fanciful Lattice. The image was then stamped again on white cardstock and I colored just the animal areas using the following Copics: E33, R20, YR21 and YR24.

The big cat area was cut out of the embossed image and the same part of the image was cut and embossed from the white image, using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large. The white image was placed in the "window" and was taped down from the back.

I then edged another piece of mustard cardstock with 3/4" Tear-ific Tape, after removing the protective backing, the latticed card front was centered on the edged piece and Goldenrod velvet glitter was applied to the exposed sticky edges.

I continued cutting and embossing the other little animals and they were attached in their places with Dimensional Dots. 

The happy birthday was die cut and then heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I attached the sentiment with Dimensional Glue. Friend was cut and embossed and then I ran Memento Cantaloupe ink over the top, before heat embossing with some Clear Detail to give it a bit of a shine, like the happy birthday. This was also attached with Dimensional Dots.

The card front was layered on a mustard card base and a strip of Diamond Mesh was attached to the left hand side for some autumnal bling and to complete the card.

I enjoyed putting this card together for Donna! Happy Birthday dear Friend! 

I'd like to enter this card in the following two challenges:
Stamping Sensations - October Challenge - Warm Autumnal Colors
and Jellypark Challenges - Autumn/Fall

Thanks for stopping by today,


Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Hi there, 

Here is the sneak preview that I shared with you last week. It's using one of the other SNS October Reveal Sets: 654 - Party Penguins. These guys are all dressed up in paper-pieced tuxedos ready for their festivities!

First, I stamped the image twice - once on white cardstock in black ink and then again on the Paisley, Pocket Full of Papers paper. I fussy cut the penguin backs from the DP, using the paper-piecing technique and set them aside, while I colored the image - beaks, feet, eyes and water (not the ripples) with Copics. I then took a Versamarker Pen and applied ink to the iceberg and over the top of the blue water and heat embossed with Ice. This gave the water a glassy look.

Try embossing the water in a vase of flowers or a jar to give the jar a glassy look! It looks great over a stamped and colored image!

I attached the designer paper penguin backs with Brushable Glue and added Twinkling Clouds with Dimensional Glue to the tummies. The party hat was done in the same way, but I used Purple Dust glitter for the trim.

I added Surf (G1117) glitter to the ripples in the water with a Sakura Glue Pen and Diamond Dust (G1116) to the edge of the ice block with Brushable Glue. The Sakura Pen was scribbled over the snow ledges and Sparkling Snow Glitter was applied. You can see from the photo above, the different dimensions achieved using the various glues and glitters.

I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo black and cut and score to make the banner. It was also covered in Versamark and heat embossed with Ice.

The paisley designer paper was layered to a white card base. I then applied some Versamark around the edges and heat embossed with Sparkle. This gave a sparkly edge for the card front to be layered to. Full directions can be found in the SNS gallery if needed.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today and that I've inspired you to get out some of your glitter and glues!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Sprinkle of Imagination - Color Challenge
Tando Creative Challenge - As Cold as Ice
Love to Scrap - #39 - Anything Goes (No digis)

Thanks for stopping by,