Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 February 2017 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have another HUGE reveal for you this month, plus something new!

 There are SEVEN new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set (with 12 amazing papers), and a Digi Only Bundle set full of lots of extras. 

Also, when you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are:

* 815 Leafy Flower Spring Wreath
Leafy Flower Spring Wreath digi version DIGI815B

* 826 Pansies (set one)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* Pansies fabulous digi bundle, includes papers DIGI826-833FS

* 832 Girlfriend Support Set 1
Girlfriend Support Set 1 digi version DIGI832

* 833 Pansies in Teacup (set two)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* 835 Sitting Pretty Kitty
Sitting Pretty Kitty digi version DIGI835LS

* 836 Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day
Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day  digi version DIGI836LS

* 837 Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day
Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day digi version DIGI837LS

* Eleven Watercolor Papers - Purple Pink (to coordinate with the Pansies sets)  DIGI4003FS

This month the digi versions of the Pansies (826FS) and the Teacup Pansies (833FS) have been combined into one HUGE digi bundle set: 
There are tons of bonuses in this set, including decoupage sheet sets, a total of 34 images, 11 gorgeous digi papers, and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until February 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On Feb 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 rubber stamp sets released 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 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????

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!

Today I chose to work with the pretty Pansies Set 826. The sentiments in this set are so pretty - I decided to make my project for a bride to be. I was cleaning up my stamping room after the holidays and I found a few things that I forgotten I had, including this Clearly for Art Modeling Film. I played around with it. It is like Shrinky Dinks, but it doesn't shrink, and it is more pliable, can be reshaped over and over again, as long as you heat it. You can use it clear, as is, or color it with alcohol inks - as in this sneak peak of a project to come:

So for my project today I stamped with Archival Jet Black ink, and turned it over and colored it with Copics. The colors were muted, so I decided to add a strip of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to the colored side and then I fussy cut around them.

I took off the protective backing and added Sparkling Snow: I liked that effect.

The flowers were then individually cut out and then given some heat and I played with the leaves to make them look more life-like.

They were set aside, while I worked on my card. I stamped the row of pansies in Memento Tuxedo Black on either side of a square piece of  watercolor paper and colored in using the same Copics that I had for the flowers.

Once the coloring was complete, I die cut an oval out of the middle with the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Frill Oval. I elongated the oval by running it through again (about half an inch higher).

The pansies were applied with glue with the Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen and sprinkled with Sparkling Snow and each flower center was given a drop of Pale Periwinkle (Nuvo Jewel Drops).

The first cut out oval was stamped in Versamark and the sentiment from the same set was heat set in Concord (EP419). This is a very nice detailed font and the detailed Tuscan embossing Powders are perfect for these fine sentiments. I then threaded a piece of white ribbon around the oval, leaving the ends to trail down. I thought it looked like a veil. One of the prepared flowers was attached to the base of the "veil" using a rhinestone brad. 

The card front was then layered to a black card base and the veiled oval was attached to the center of the opening with mounting tape to finish off my project for today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #11
HeARTful Stamping Challenges: Jan 29 - Feb 5: Anything goes with a stamped image
Pile it On Challenge # 125: Quotable

Hope you've enjoyed my share with you today. Next on the hop is our talented Belinda. Remember to comment on each of the designers' blogs to be eligible for the entire set of our new Reveal.

Till next time,

Big hugs,



  1. WOW! All your details and that craft plastic looks sooo fun!This is amazing!

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! Your flowers are awesome. I definitely want to try that product sometime.

  3. Love the sparkle and color of your beautiful pansies! Gorgeous card!

  4. Wow! How gorgeously done, Shona. It's a wonderful wedding card, and so beautifully designed, with the most intricate of details, right down to the bridal flowers and woven lace in the sentiment! I love that you used that pretty sentiment in this way. It really is perfect for many occasions! You always have a way of combining several techniques on one project, and it looks amazing. hugs, de

  5. WOW! Amazing, and wonderful!! The Sparkling Snow is perfect, and the Concord ep is fabulous! I love this. So much detail, so much color, love the dimension, and the lace. Gorgeous!!!

  6. I love that stuff and need to find me some. You're just sign is so cute and celebratory

  7. Gorgeous! I love the color and the flowers! I want to try that modeling film!

  8. Sooo very pretty! Love what you did with your pansies. Need to go investigate that plastic product. It looks wonderful especially after you added the sparkly snow. Love the lace you threaded through your die - it does resemble a veil.

  9. Amazing card. Love the colours and the stamps you used.
    Valerija xx

  10. Lovely. The sparkling snow is gorgeous. Hugz

  11. Stunning and gorgeous! Love all the pretty details and the beautiful flower you created!!

  12. This card is amazing. Love the extra effects

  13. What a lovely card for a bride-to-be! I love all the extra touches you added to make it so special. The pansies are beautiful!

  14. WOW! I adore your dimensional flower. It looks stunning. Specially on top of the 'veil'. Love the colors you used on your beautiful card. Stunning work Shona!

  15. Absolutely love these pansies and the colors! Beautiful card!

  16. LOVE your embellishment!!! What a fun way to change it up!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Very pretty. Love how you threaded the lace around your sentiment.

  18. love your gorgeous flowers. Beautiful design and I just love how you have used your lace trim on the design, looks great.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  19. Love the craft film! You made awesome flowers!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous work and so many lovely new sets. I am loving these pansy ones and also that kitty one a lot.

  21. Absolutely stunning, like the shimmer and lace!

  22. Absolutely stunning, like the shimmer and lace!

  23. This is just gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  24. WOW - GORGEOUS card!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your pansies, LOVE your EXCITING dimensional flowers too! SO MUCH to LOVE, SO MUCH to try!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING :)

  25. Such a beautiful card and so many new ways of doing things - for me! - Love the sparkle and the design.

  26. Just beautiful, and perfect for a wedding card. I'm really enjoying what you're doing with the Art Film, and loved the elongation tip with the die. Loved how you threaded the ribbon through the die to make the 'veil'...that was inspired designing too. These molded flowers are just gorgeous, and add such dimension to an already marvelous card! Appreciate your sharing pictures of the steps in creation too! TFS & Hugs

  27. So pretty!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...


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