Saturday, December 31, 2016



Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 January 1, 2017 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We're starting the New Year off with a BANG! We have a huge reveal to share with you - our largest ever! Can you guess which set I used? It's a trick question!

 There are TEN new stamp sets (one is a digi-only set) being released this month!  These new sets are 20% off until January 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  

The sets are:

Right Beside You 812  (digi version DIGI812)
Milton Friendly Giraffe 817  (digi version DIGI817)
Cattleya Orchid Friendship 818  (digi version DIGI818)

Easter Chicky 820  (digi version DIGI820)
Party #1 821  (digi version DIGI821)
Party #2 822  (digi version DIGI822)

Eggs-traordinary Kindness 825  (digi version DIGI825)

Emily Showers of Love 831   (digi version DIGI831)

On Jan 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!

So did you find the hidden stamp? It was the big tree from the Right Beside You Set. You know how I love my silhouette stamps and this is no exception! I actually started out trying to create a Safari scene using the silhouette tree and Milton the Friendly Giraffe, but the styles were too different and the sizing didn't work either (another reason to use digi versions). So I began with making my background on watercolor cardstock, three of the Nuance Powder colors and the mini mister. I punched a circle from a Post-It Note to use as a mask for the sun.

I sped up the drying process with my heat tool. The tree from the new reveal set was stamped first in Versamark, leaving off the bottom of the image so that it would blend into the back of the bushes. All the images were heat embossed with Teddy Brown.

The bushes and water were from the Wetlands 1 set and the turtle, grasses and birds were from the Wetlands 2 set.

For the turtle stamp, I went over the turtle with my Versamarker Pen and added more Teddy Brown and heat embossed to fill him in a bit more and give him more dimension.

The sentiment from the Wetlands 2 set was also stamped in Versamark  and heat embossed with Teddy Brown, it really is a lovely detailed powder. I die cut with the Spellbinders Ribbons Tags Trio and threaded a little piece of canvas ribbon through the slits. I put some Foam Squares behind it for dimension. 

The card front was layered to burlap paper and then layered to a dark brown base to finish.

I'm the last on the hop this month. Have you commented on all the other Designers' projects? Some lucky winner will receive all ten of these fabulous new sets. You know that someone has to win!!! ...... and it could be you! What a great start to 2017 that would be, don't you think?

I'd like to join in the challenge over at the World Wide Open Design Team # 17: Anything Goes

May I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2017.

Big hugs,


Thursday, December 22, 2016


Hi there, 

Today I'd like to share my last December 2016 reveal card. I chose to work with the Rustic Flower Set 816.

To begin with, I stamped the jug of flowers in Versamark on Kraft cardstock and then I heat embossed with Sienna. The image was colored  with Copics.

This was then die cut using the Spellbinders Style Nouille Decorative Element, which was sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink before removing the die. I then placed a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet in the center of the reddish purple textured cardstock and removed the backing, the die cut image was centered on the adhesive and then Mystical Mauve was applied to the remaining sticky areas.

I used the Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen to add some of the Mystical Mauve Glitter to the purple flowers in the jug.

This tied the jug in nicely with the sparkly border.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on Kraft cardstock and then heat embossed with Mulberry, one of the detailed Tuscany colors. This was then die cut with Spellbinders Framed Tags One and was attached with Foam Squares, with one behind the hole which was then sprinkled with the Mystical Mauve Glitter.

I made up a flower from using various Prima flower parts, embossing a little Sienna powder to the larger petals. This was attached to the card front with a copper brad in the center.
Hope you've enjoyed my share today.

Big hugs,


Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Hi there,

So glad you stopped by today. Can you believe that we are less than two weeks away from the big day? I have no idea where 2016 went! Today, I'd like to share a card that I made, using one of the older Sparkle N Sprinkle sets Gothic Snow: Set 347 and another photo from my yard last winter. So much fun to use your own photos on a Christmas card!

This was a 5" x 7" print, as the stamps are pretty big - especially the sentiment. So I picked out the photo and stamped the snowmen on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail. The snowmen were then fussy cut.

Next was to create their background so the glitters and the adhesives came out!

I used the Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen for the trees and the finer glitters. I started with Crystal Ice, then applied some Sparkling Snow, Green Iris and Lavender Iris to the various trees.

The snow people were colored with Copics and then their bodies were applied with Brushable Glue and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft.

The little snow lady's string of lights were "lit up" with Nuvo Glitter Drops, Blue Lagoon, Emerald City and Sherbert Shimmer. While the drops were drying I moved on to the sentiment. From the same set, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on white glossy cardstock and then heat embossed with Black Detail. I hand cut it out into a fish tail banner and sponged on some Memento Summer Sky. This was attached with Foam Squares.

The snow people were added to the scene with Tear-ific Tape at the bottom and then popped up at the heads with Foam Squares. Dimensional Glue was then brushed on at their feet ....

... and Diamond Dust was then applied.

The card front was layered to black cardstock and then to a white card base to finish.

I'd like to join in the following Challenges with this card:
Aurora Wings Challenge #41 Winter Wonderland
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog #106 A Day in the Snow
Lawnscaping Challenge #143: Let it Snow
Make My Monday Challenge #36: Show me a Snowman
Simon Says Stamp: Let it Snow

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you've enjoyed my share with you today?

Till next time,

Big warm hugs,


Thursday, December 8, 2016


Good morning to Ewe!

Today, I'm jumping ahead to 2017, with this fun little set from the December Reveal, Will Ewe be Mine Set 813, to wish the recipient a Happy Valentine's Day.

I n"ewe" right away that I wanted these little lambs to be fluffy, and what better way to do that than with some fun Snow White flocking! Did you know you can color your flocking? Just dab a Copic marker using the side of the nib and the color transfers nicely on to the flocking. If you are doing larger areas - you can use a dauber. I used the marker for the inside of the little lambs' ears.

So to begin, I stuck a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock. I took off the protective backing and added the Snow White Flocking to the sticky surface and burnished it in well with my finger tool. Once I was happy with the coverage, I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black directly on top of the flocking. I then stamped the image on black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail.

After coloring in the lambs' ears, I fussy cut the two white lambs on the left and right so that I could pop them up along side the little black sheep.

I covered the silver brads in Versamark and then dipped them in the Red Apple embossing powder and heat set them.

Using a Versamarker Pen, I added a little embossing ink to the inside of the black sheep's ears and heat embossed with Petal Pink.

The white sheep were then adhered on top of the black version and I used a needle with silver thread to make the heart rope, before adding all the little hearts to the image.

Dimensional Glue was used to add the googly eyes. The red background was die cut with Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Rectangles before being embossed with the Darice Hearts embossing folder. This was then layered over the image then layered on white cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped on red cardstock in Versamark and then heat embossed  with Black Detail, this was also cut out using one of the smaller Lifestyle Crafts Rectangles. A piece of red and white gingham ribbon was attached to the back of the sentiment and this was popped up with Foam Squares at the base of the card.

The ribbon was attached to the back of the card front before being layered to the black card base to finish.

I'd like to join in the following Challenge with my card today:
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: 15th November - Anything Goes

I hope "ewe've" enjoyed my share today!

Big Hugs,