Sunday, May 31, 2015


Hi there and welcome to the June 1st Reveal.

We have THREE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until June 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.  Ballet 709 is the stamp set featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.

The sets are:

Ballet 709   (digi version DIGI709)
Hearts Like Dogs 711   (digi version DIGI711)
Life Is Better 712   (digi version DIGI712)

On June 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  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 will receive all of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi version, if preferred) and will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.

In addition to our regular Designers, two of our 2015 Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, are with us again this month.

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 love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

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.

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.  
Last month Belinda was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month????

I especially love the two new doggie sets this month, and couldn't resist using some flocking not only on the fluffy pup but went fuzzy with the background too!

I stuck a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock then peeled off the protective backing and applied Snow White Flocking, burnishing it in with my finger. The fluffy pup from the Hearts Like Dogs Set 711 was then stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and fussy cut. I highlighted the white flocking using Copics W7, W5, W1 and R21. Here is the tutorial on how to accomplish this look. I find just using the side of the Copic on top of the flocking gives the best results.  Do not try to color like you would normally blend your Copics - this will result in "rubbing" a hole in the flocking. You can find a complete tutorial here for this technique.

So then, on to the background! I loved the saying in this set - and it just barked out that it needed to have hearts somewhere. Keeping in the warm and fuzzy mood I thought about a flocked embossed background.

I flocked up 3 3/4" x 5" piece of  Super Adhesive Sheet, attached to a piece of white cardstock, with Snow White flocking and then ran it through the embossing machine with the Cuttlebug Heart Blocks embossing folder, which had been inked on the inside with Memento Rose Red Ink. See here for a complete tutorial. The fuzziness of the dog and the background show up quite well in the photo below:

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Belgian Cream. I also heat embossed the two little bone brads with Vintage embossing powder before attaching them to the embossed Spellbinders Mega Oval die cut. 

The ribbon with paw prints was pulled gently through a Memento Angel Pink Ink Pad to give it a little pink hue and was attached to the back of the card front. The sentiment and pup were attached with Dimensional Dots and the little paw brad was attached before layering to a brown cardstock and then to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you've picked up some inspiration from the designers this month. Still two more to come - next up is the very talented Eret!

Till next time - sending warm and fuzzy hugs,


Thursday, May 28, 2015


Hi everyone,

Today I would like to share with you another glittered creation using one of the gorgeous Dreamweaver Stencils, some Sticker Paper and some Glitters. You can find the tutorial here.

I took the Wave Dreamweaver Stencil and rubbed it with Coconut Soap before applying the Sticker Paper (this allows you to separate the stencil from the paper easily). I applied Jasper Blue Velvet Glitter over the stencil and rubbed it in gently to the sticky open areas of the stencil. Brush off the excess glitter and put back in jar.

Separate the Sticker Paper from the stencil and then apply Olaf White, one of the SNS semi-transparent "Frozen" glitters. Burnish the glitter into the remaining sticky surface and you have a stunning, sparkly background!

This image is from the Party Penguins Set 654. These fun-loving little guys were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copics: YR16, Y17, C3, C5, B60, B34 and B95. I fussy cut the major part of the image, but not it all, as I wanted more of my background to show. I applied some Dimensional Glue to the beaks. Waterscape Glitter was applied to the top of the floating ice, and Waterfall was applied to the splash and edge of the ice using a Sakura Glue Pen. You can see the difference in the blueness of the two glitters in the photo below:

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with one of my favorite Tuscany Embossing Powders, Mediterranean. These powders are so detailed and work great for sentiments, when you are looking to write in color. After hand cutting the banner, I edged it with some Memento Teal Zeal Ink.

The Sticker Paper background was adhered to pale blue cardstock before being layered to the white card base. Both the sentiment and the image were popped up using Dimensional Dots and my Penguin Party was complete!

Hope you've enjoyed my share today and will have a go at making some awesome backgrounds with the ever-sparkly Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitters.

Have a great day!


Friday, May 15, 2015


Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a Father's Day card, using one of the Dreamweaver Stencils, some opaque metallic glitters, sticker paper and embossing powders.

First I rubbed some Hawaiian soap to the back of the Gears stencil, and then placed a piece of sticker paper over the top of the soap. You have to apply the soap to the stencil, otherwise you will not be able to separate the stencil from the sticker paper.

I used a little glitter spoon to direct the glitter to each of the gears. I started with Fantasy Gold, then used Burnt Orange, Bronze Splendor and lastly Copper Jewel.

I then peeled the sticker paper from the stencil and covered the remaining sticky surface with Semi-Transparent Celestial glitter. I taped the background to a piece of rust cardstock.

I cut out some Spellbinders Gears from white cardstock. Three parts of the gears were used in my card. I applied Versamark and then heat set three of the different gear pieces with Verdigris, Golden Follies and Pebbled Copper.

I blinged the brad with Detail Gold embossing powder. The sentiment from the Fishin' with Dad set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Sienna, one of the detailed Tuscan embossing powders. I then fussy cut it into a banner shape.

After the card front was layered to natural cardstock, the gears and sentiment were attached with dimensional dots to finish off the card.

Who says Dad's Day cards can't be a little sparkly? Thanks for stopping by.