Sunday, April 30, 2017


Hello and Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 May Reveal Blog Hop!

There are EIGHT new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and two huge Digi Bundles.

The sets are:

840 - Happy Flowers  
(digi version DIGI840FS - see below)

844 - True Beauty  
(digi version DIGI844B)
(digi version DIGI845BG)
(digi version DIGI846BG)

847 - Kaitlyn Mermaid  
(digi version DIGI847LS)

848 - Rory Batter Up  
(digi version DIGI848LS)
(digi version Digi849-850B - see below)
(digi version  Digi849-850B - see below)

Digi849-850B - Graduation Bundle (combines both sets plus includes additional images)

Digi840FS - Happy Flowers Bundle (includes additional images, decoupage sheets, digi papers)

Digi4004FS - Rainbow of Pastels Patterned Paper Pack (Digi Papers)

The new sets are 20% off until May 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! 

Be sure to check out the new SNS Blog, which can be found here!

On May 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

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

On May 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 the SNS New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed 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!

I decided to use the Happy Flowers Set 840. I really love this little set with the fun sentiments and the pretty flowers. This time I chose to do my flowers in a row and use the embossing resist technique. Hope you enjoy my share today.

I began by embossing the sentiment in Versamark and heat setting in Black Detail, the flower image was then stamped to the left and right of the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed this time with White Detail.

After the image and sentiment were heat set, I stamped two of my new inks, Oxide Distress: Peeled Paint and Broken China, onto my craft sheet and then with a water brush, simply brushed the "paint" over the top of the embossing, which resisted the inks perfectly.

Next I started to "paint" with my new Aqua Flow Markers. I used Soft Rose, Fresh Green (Spring Meadow collection) and Aqua Splash (Summer Holiday Collection) and a little Evergreen Fern (Autumn Woodland Collection) to go over the top of the Distress Inks. The markers painted beautifully. They have a very pointed tip that allows you to get in to the tiniest spaces.

I went over the flowers a couple of times, until I was happy with the coverage. Using the Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen I applied Cyclamen (G1090) and Spirited Green (G1070) to the flowers and the leaves.

A lovely sparkly effect. Along with the new Aqua Flow Markers, I also used the new Nuvo Glow Drops. I added Banana Split to the centers of the flowers, some Apple Sour to the Grass and then Blue Crush to the sky.

Here (the card on the bottom) is how it looks without the light on it:

... and here it is in the darkness:

I'll be using these Glow Drops in my next two cards coming up this month. Here is a list of the products that you can purchase over on the SNS website.

Versamark, Distress Oxide: Peeled Paint, Broken China
Cyclamen (G1090), Spirited Green (G1070)
Nuvo Glow Drops: Apple Sour, Blue Crush, Banana Split

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today. Now you need to stop over to the amazing Donna's blog. She is sure to have a show stopper to share with you.




  1. How fun! Love the glow in the dark aspect and the background you created with the Oxides looks amazing. I now NEED some of those Aqua Flow markers too. Your flowers look amazing colored with these.

  2. Hi there, Shona!
    I love how your card looks like a real-life scene. It's absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing your creativity and fabulous ideas for using these new Sparkle N' Sprinkle stamps. What fun you must have had making these.
    Karen L

  3. Hi, Shona! I love that you started off with the pretty sentiment, and then landscaped using the white embossing powder - I've never done that before, and it is a wonderful design technique! I sense a phone call waiting to ask you personally all about the new markers - such splendid colors, and a marvelously happy "feel" they create!

    I just got my new oxide pads and reinkers, and have only used them once so far. They blend so well. I had not considered using them with a water brush, and creating textures of a skyline and grassy area with them. They look fabulous!

    Two cards! Both are fantastic! I love the glow drops, but I like the ribboned card as well. Beautiful creations, Miss Shona! thank you for another great "class" right on your blog! xo

  4. EEK! I love both of these cards. The glow in the dark one is totally fun! I can't wait to play more with these cool drops. Awesome inspiration!

  5. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the reverse embossing on your card. So very lovely.

  6. I learn so much from you! You inspire me ... all your creations are fabulous. These two cards are incredible. I love how you "painted" with oxide inks over the white embossing powdered flowers. I love the resist technique, but you have ratcheted it up a notch!!! LOVE this!

  7. Shona, this is a gorgeous card. I love my new Oxides too. Love how you used yours on your card. Those Aqua Flow markers sure look great on your flowers. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Wow i am feeling so inspired, these are beautiful!

  9. Fabulous flowers and design those glow in the dark drops, too, so unique and pretty...the background you created is amazing too...another fabulous creation!!

  10. Wow glow drops very interesting !!Loved your card :)

  11. Wow both cards are stunning! Love your pretty colors and the Nuvo Glow in the Dark Drops are perfect!!!

  12. Wow, what a wonderful card. Love the flowers and your fantastic coloring.
    Valerija xx

  13. Love your resist card. Such a soft summer feel. Love those glow drops. They are so cool. Hugz

  14. Pretty scene you created. The drops are such a wonderful embellishment for your project. Thanks for the inspiration

  15. What an amazing garden scene card. And, I love the glow in the dark feature too.

  16. Wow! This is one enchanting garden! I love the pops of color and how it glows ;) youbreslly have an eye for detail!

  17. So fresh and spring like! Love it! What a gorgeous garden!

  18. GREAT tips for a non stamper like me, might even make me use the couple I have LOL. LOVE the card with lots of detail and the shine in the dark is such fun. Another Great tuorial from you Shona. Thank you.

  19. This is stunning. Great job showcasing this fabulous new stamp set.
    Sierra Winters

  20. I liked the watercolor effect and the glow drops. Thank you

  21. I love your beautiful card. The glow drops are a fun touch!


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