Sunday, July 31, 2016


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 August 1st New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have five new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  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:

Eskimo Kisses 788 (digi version DIGI788)
Pool Friends 792 (digi version DIGI792)
Get Your Craft On 794  (digi version DIGI794)
Stella-Happy Meds 796  (digi version DIGI796)
Flower Cart 798  (digi version DIGI798)

On August 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!

For my card today, I chose to work with the Eskimo Kisses Set 788, while highlighting one of the sentiments included in the set: "Friends warm the heart". I started off by stamping the image with StazOn Jet Black and then used watercolor pencils along with the Dove Blender to blend the colors. 

The image was then fussy cut, before I used Flockings and Sparkle N Soft to spice up my little friends! Irish Sparkle, Pink Spirit and Blissful Blue, (the more pastel hues) were added to the little snowman and then I went with the bright tones of Cherry Sparkle, Berry Red, Glistening Emeralds, and Mimosa for the little friend. Some Snow White was added to the base of the image. I used Brushable Glue to apply these flockings, using the applicator that comes on the bottle.

I then went on to set the stage for my little friends, using the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart dies. I covered a piece of white cardstock with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, and ran it through my embossing machine with the largest heart and the second smallest inside along side the second largest die as shown below:

I removed the protective backing from the largest and the smallest heart and applied Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter to those and to the other large heart, Cloud Nine was added.

I made a little easel base with red cardstock, by folding it in half and then the front gets mountain folded again in half. The sentiment was stamped on the base with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail. I tied a little bow with a piece of Mon Ami Gabby Pull Ribbon (which had lost it's pull - waste not want not!) and attached it to the front of the card base. The large red heart was then taped to the front and the Cloud Nine heart was attached with Foam Squares, as were the two friends.

I used the little red heart as my easel stop, by popping it up on dimensional foam, but as it was over to the left side the image was coming forward on the right, so I decided to make another stop, on the right hand side. I needed something small that would fit above the sentiment. I decided on a silver heart brad and dipped it in Versamark and covered it in Polka Dot Enamel Powder, before attaching it to the card base.

That finished off my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed your visit today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbon Challenges: Easel Card with ribbon
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #315 Christmas
Little Red Wagon Challenge #352: Christmas in July
Mod Squad Challenge: Christmas in July

Your next stop on the blog hop is Jess. Remember to leave a comment with each of the designers to become eligible for all five sets.

Good luck and hugs,



  1. This is so sweet. How clever to use the hearts for your background. Love the polka dot brad heart too!

  2. Your card is so cute! I love how you used the hearts. This could be used as a Valentine card!

  3. Just starting to use watercolor so this card is definitely an inspiration, it is so cute!

  4. Sweet card. Love the sparkle heart background. TFS

  5. What a great design. I love all the hearts. It is so sweet and lovely.

  6. Luv easel cards and my daughter Alicia has been called Eskimo kisses Auntie by her niece Sarah for ever Sarah is 13 now. I will have to get this stamp and make them both a card thanks for sharing

  7. Such a cute stamp! I love the hearts that go along with the saying so well. What a fun card!

  8. Such a cute Easel card ! Loved the festive look :)

  9. this is a fantastic card.
    Love how the snow people are raised on a platform
    Easel cards are such fun to make (or receive).
    The coloring is great.
    All of the sparkle is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

  10. Very sweet and
    love the glitter.
    Carla from Utah

  11. This is the cutest. Love the easel card and that lil boy nose to nose with that snowman - too cute. Great card.

  12. SO CUTE!!!! Love this card!!! And love the design! The coloring,flocking, glitter, etc. makes it really stand out!!!! EXCELLENT job!!!

  13. What a cute image and I love the easel card you created. All the flocking and glitter really is super gorgeous!

  14. My goodness! What a difference the flocking made on your adorable card, Shona! I love your traditional color choices and the very sweet hearts in your design. There's something about this image that made me fall in love with it the minute I saw it! And now I love it even more with the pretty enhancements you have bestowed upon it. Wonderful card!

  15. Shona this is such an endearing Christmas easel design. Absolutely love your trademark sparkle.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. Aw! CUTE CUTE CUTE, great use of all the powders to add the sparkle and glow this card has, it's a lovely "warm" card, great shape too.

  17. Shona - So fun! I love all the flocking, your sparkly and glittery hearts are perfect, and I love your silver heart brad turned into a gorgeous Polka Dot heart brad through the magic of versamark, enamel, and heat! Boom! Perfection :)

  18. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I am new to SNS and using glitter on my cards. I love how you used the hearts on this card.

  19. Love the easel card with the flocking and glitter. So many textures.

  20. Love your card. Although it lends itself to Valentine's Day, this card sends special wishes at any time.

  21. OMG I love this stamp, and you did such a great job coloring, and such a great idea to make it an easel.

  22. I love this stamp order it this month. Love the card

  23. So cute and I agree with Gina. At least where I live this could definitely be a Valentine card too.

  24. Oh a delight this is! What a cute image! I love your use of the glitter and flocking and shimmer - so much detail yet it remains a lovely and sweet card through and through! Gorgeous detail, as always Shona! Hugs!

  25. All the flocking on the image is gorgeous. I want to pet it :) Love what you did with the silver heart brad. It's beautiful, as is your entire card!

  26. Beautiful card very clever to add the the always have the neatest ideas!

  27. A darling image set, made even more beautiful with all the sparkle & glitz you've added to this cute pair. Also love how you've used the s/b hearts (again, all glamm'd up) to re-emphasize the sweet sentiment, and this is just wonderful as a dimensional card. Love it! TFS & Hugs

  28. What a sweet , pretty card!!! I love these colours and of course I love your pretty details and use of sparkle a lot!!!

    Have fun!!

  29. So very sweet. The sentiment goes so well with your beautiful image. Such a heartwarming card!


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