Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle June 1st Reveal

Hi and Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 June Reveal Blog Hop!

So excited to be the first on the blog hop today! Hope you enjoy what we have for you this month? I decided to do a little mixed media on my project. You'll hear a little about that later, but first let me give you the details on the blog hop!

We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.

We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  The newest addition is Hampton Arts.

We have four new rubber stamp sets plus one huge digi bundle being revealed this month.  

The sets are:

(Digital Version DIGI851BG - additional sentiment)
  (Digital Version DIGI854LS - additional sentiments)
(Digital Version DIGI856FS - see below)
(Digital Version DIGI857SG - additional sentiments)

DIGI856FS - Swallowtail Butterflies (includes lots of additional colored images, additional sentiments, and digi paper)

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 and/or sentiments not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and 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 June 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On June 18th, 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 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!

We are also happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge.  It will now be held on Facebook. 

 Search for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge will begin July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

Hope you're excited to get this Blog Hop on the Road? This set of stamps is just so versatile that I couldn't help but use the Swallowtail Butterfly set #856. Let's face it - who doesn't like butterflies? 

To begin with I made a fun background with the Nuance Powders - sprinkling on a little color here and there, on top on the Watercolor Cardstock then sprinkling with water and adding the different Nuance powders until I was happy with the result.

So then I thought to take a stencil and play with a little mouse Here I am using the Tim Holtz Stencil Speckles stencil with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Cornflower Blue.

Just applied a little to the top corner with a spatula. 

Using the Misti Stamp Positioner, I stamped on top of the Embossable Acetate to get a good impression and heat embossed with Cerulean. These butterflies and the little butterflies from the same set were all done the same way and fussy cut.

The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Cerulean EP421.

It was sponged with Summer Sky and then removed from the die before being applied with Dandelion.

Nuvo Crystal Drops were added different points of all the little butterflies. 

The background was edged with Versamark and heat embossed with Robin's Egg as was the card base. 

I found these little flowers in my stash. After they were situated on the card I then added the Crystal drops to the centers of the flowers.

The butterflies were attached from the back with mounting tape.

Here is a close up of the flower elements, with the Crystal Drops on top!

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? A little mixed media too! 

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations: Challenge 37: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Emboss it!
Love to Create: Challenge 12: Anything Creative/Mixed Media
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: Challenge 15: Anything Goes

The next stop on our blog hop is our talented Diane.

Till next time,



  1. Fabulous card Shona! Your background is amazing (love the added blue speckles) and those butterflies are gorgeous. Love that you embellished them with Crystal Drops (especially love the idea of using the Crystal Drops for the body of the butterfly).

  2. Shona - This is gorgeous! I love the butterflies on the acetate, and your Nuance background is so pretty. Wow!

  3. Sooo prettis! I love all the colours!!! You did a fantastic job :)

  4. Beautiful card, Shona! I LOVE butterflies. Can't wait to try some of your techniques.

  5. Wowzers Shona this is spectacular!! Love everything about this from the colors to those gorgeous butterflies!!

  6. What a great class, Shona! FABULOUS mixed media creation, with such great dimension. You might want to play in this MM challenge

    Thanks for painstakingly photographing your entire process, Shona. I thrive on your photos, and always learn so much. This is amazing - gorgeously so! xx

  7. I really like tree butterfly card created. I'm going to be going on the new site, looking forward shopping.

  8. I loved the fresh colored bg with powders and the butterflies look fab on it !

  9. Shona this is just so pretty!! Love the background with the powders and your butterflies are gorgeous.

  10. I really appreciate the techniques you used in creating this beautiful card

  11. Gorgeous butterflies and the background well just to die for ......Lis

  12. Shona, oh your project is gorgeous. Love the background you created with the powders, just beautiful. Great stamp set!! Thanks for your wonderful tutorial, it's always so informative and you make it easy to recreate the project!! TFS

  13. This is so gorgeous Shona. And, who doesn't love butterflies especially ones so wonderfully colored like yours are.

  14. OH Shona, this is positively glowing! What a burst of color and one of my favorite colors combos - this just bursts with beauty and wonderment. Love it!

  15. Wow, the butterflies look amazing on the acetate. So cool. Love this. Hugz

  16. Wow! There's a ton of info in this post. Your background turned out wonderfully. Love the colors you used. The butterflies are awesome. Now that's what I call fussy cutting! You rocked this, girlfriend. Tough act to follow.

  17. Fabulous card Shona! Love your beautiful watercolor background with Mousse speckles. And your butterflies are stunning too. Fantastic card!

  18. Wonderful card. Love the butterflies and your fantastic background.

  19. This is amazing. I loved what you did with the butterflies. I have to say that I've always resisted that Tim Holtz stencil...but now! I don't think so!

  20. Beautiful! I've never seen Nuance, so that looks like an amazing product!

  21. STUNNING card Shona, so glad you explained how you did the butterflies, as I thought they were so very beautiful when I opened your page. Love Everything about the card, lovely bright colours too.

  22. This is fantastic love it all those details 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 Co-Owner/Admin for

  23. This is fantastic love all the details and that background Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  24. Beautiful! Love all the details and post! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  25. Shona, this is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful. Love the layout!

  26. Oh wow what a stunning card you have created and loving your background.
    Jean xx

    Your acetate butterflies are a DELIGHT and so clever too!
    THANK YOU for sharing such a lovely introduction and so much CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... I NEED to heat emboss some acetate NOW :)

  28. Beautiful background. It works so well with those butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration

  29. Gorgeous card, that background is beautiful and sets your butterflies off to perfection. Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love 2 Create
    Claire xx

  30. I love the way you embossed the edges of your layers and I NEED some embossable acetate in my life! So fabulous! Hugs, Autumn

  31. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Vicki DT for

  32. Shona this is absolutely gorgeous. Just adore those butterflies.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  33. Lovely work!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for


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