Thursday 31 March 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - April Reveal!

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

This month the Designers were asked to create projects with Want 2 Scrap chipboard products.  If you are able to visit any of the shows that SNS is participating in this year, you will notice SNS now has a larger booth.  Margaret and crew are sharing this new, larger space with Want 2 Scrap.  

We wanted to showcase various projects using both SNS products and W2S products together.  Hopefully, you'll see some new uses of these products that you may not have thought of before.  Chipboard can be used for more than scrapbook layouts or mini albums :-).  So sit back, enjoy the Hop and get ready to have those creative juices flowing!  

Be sure to visit the SNS Blog all month long for more projects and ideas that incorporate your favorite glitters, embossing powders, and more with the Want 2 Scrap chipboard.   

On April 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 on April 4, will receive a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at the SNS Shoppe.

The Blog Hop order this month is:
Jess (you are here!)

(*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!

The Design Team at SparkleNSprinkle are doing the April Reveal a little differently this month - it's all about Want2Scrap products!  Chipboard, stencils, bling....oh ya!  They have some really fun new products in the shop from this amazing company. I'm going to share with you how I used some of them!

Supply List:

I made this amazing "brick" background using the Brick Stencil and Embossing Paste. To make the background, I set my Brick Stencil overtop of the piece of cardstock and secured with Removable Tape.  I applied my Embossing Paste with a palette knife, being careful not to get the paste underneath the stencil. I then removed the stencil (placing in a dish of water immediately to clean) and set the background aside to dry. After drying (overnight was enough for this piece!), I took a sponge and added some light brown and red ink to "distress" the bricks. I distressed the edges using a distressing tool and poked a hole using an oval punch (so my sentiment could peek out!).


To make the chipboard element, I covered the piece with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on my Checkers Enamel Embossing Powder.  As this is a super thick powder, I heat set from underneath the piece (otherwise all the powder would just fly away!).  I did a second coat of Embossing powder to fully cover the Chipboard Piece.  So pretty!

To finish the card, I stamped my sentiment from Donna's Stylin' Sayings in Versamark on a piece of white Cardstock.  I covered it with Super Thick Red Embossing Powder and heat set from underneath.  I stamped the "speckles" from the stamp set with Versamark and used Gold Detail Embossing powder to finish off the sentiment.  I lined up my sentiment piece underneath the brick background and used some Brushable Glue to adhere it from the under side.  I then attached the entire background to a red pre-folded card base using Tear-ific Tape.

To finish off the card, I attached my Chipboard piece using Foam Squares and used the Nuvo Glitter Drops in Ruby Slippers to add some embellishment to the corners.  I set the card aside to dry for about 24 hours.  I added some red ink to the distressed edges and called it finished! :)

I'm the last stop on the hop, so if you missed the beginning, you can find Eret HERE.  Thanks for joining us this week and I hope you pick up some of the AMAZING Want2Scrap products this month!


Tuesday 29 March 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #153

Hello friends!

Welcome to another week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here is our sketch:

So, I took the sketch and flipped it to create my card.  This is what I came up with:

I used the Lace Technique with Embossing Powder and Sticker Paper (all available at SparkleNSprinkle!) to make my background.  I will be posting a tutorial on this technique later this week!

I hope you enjoy and make sure you come out and play along with us this week!

Until next time,


Friday 25 March 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - Donna's Stylin' Sayings

Hello friends!

I just fell in LOVE with this stamp set from SparkleNSprinkle this month - Donna's Stylin' Sayings!!!

I went to work and created this beautiful butterfly card and couldn't wait to share with you!

Supply list:

To begin my card, I took a piece of aqua blue cardstock and stamped the "swoosh" stamp multiple times in a line with Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled on the Beach Cruiser Embossing Powder and heat set, creating the "waterfall" effect in the background.  I think applied 2 rows of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape across the top of the panel, removed the backing to expose the adhesive and applied Peach Bellini Glitter, Burnishing in well.

I stamped the Sentiment using Versamark and added Black Detail Embossing Powder to make it stand out.  Next, I stamped the "splatter" stamp using Versamark and sprinkled on the Super Thick Silver Embossing powder.  When I heat set it, some got attached to the sentiment, giving it a super cool effect!

To finish off the card, I created these fun butterflies!  I took a strip of 2.5" Tear-ific Tape and added it to some white cardstock.  I used a butterfly Sizzlet from Sizzix and ran it through my Big Shot.  Once the butterlies were cut, I removed the protective backing & I added Peach Bellini Glitter to some of them, Peacock Embossing Powder to the others.  I attached  them to the card using Glue Dots.  As a final touch, I added some dimension using the Nuvo Crystal Drops!

I hope you enjoy this card! Now, go out a create something beautiful!


Monday 21 March 2016

MHKDesigns March/April Challenge!

Hello friends!

It's that time again - a NEW Design Seeds Challenge over at MHKDesigns!

Now, your creation doesn't have to include ALL the colors - just do something inspired by the colors and/or picture!

I created a gift card holder using the "Egg-cellent Easter" Digital Paper and the "Stencil in the Roses" Stamp Set!

I have a gift card holder die for by Big Shot, so I printed off the paper and cut it out.  

I added some glitter to the roses to make them POP after I fussy cut them all out.  I just love how beautifully the stamps print!

We would love to see what you create!  Can't wait to see them!

Until next time,

Friday 18 March 2016

MHKDesigns: March Designer Inspiration Post

Hello friends!!

I'm on the MHKDesign Blog today with a new Designer inspiration!  I just love the birds and branches stamp set.  Here is a sneak peek of what I created:

You will need to pop on over to the blog to see the entire post :)

Until next time?


Creative Corner Challenges - All White+One Color

Hello friends!

We have a great new challenge this week at Creative Corner Challenges!

We were challenged to use all white PLUS only one other color.  So, I set to work and here is what I created:

I hope you will come out and play along with us!

Until next time,


Thursday 17 March 2016

Lovin' the Bees!


I'm here today with a new card using the Honey Bees Stamp from SparkleNSprinkle!

Supply List:

GoldenRod Glitter (Discontinued - but you can use Golden Wheat GM2026! :)

To create the background, I used Versamark and the honeycomb stamp.  I sprinkled on Clear Detail Embossing Powder, then heat set.  I took Brown Ink and sponged the edges and a bit on the panel to age the paper a bit more.  I added the Buttermilk Nuvo Drops to the corners and accented the sentiment - they are so much fun to work with - just be sure to let dry for about 24 hours to completely set :)

To create the Sunburst pattern, I took my 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and attached in my desired pattern.  I then removed the backing, exposing the adhesive, and sprinkled on Goldenrod Glitter.  I burnished well and brushed on the excess. I added a bit of Lemonade Glitter to the bee using my Sakura Glue Pen (a MUST have!).

I hope you enjoyed this card!  See you next time!

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Stick It Down - March Guest Card Designer!

Hello friends!

I'm a Featured Card Designer this month over at Stick it Down!

March Card Sketch

I'm so excited to share this card I made based on our monthly Sketch:

I used SparkleNSprinkle's Magic Speckle and Strawberry Embossing Powder to create the cool effect on the honeycomb embossed portion! 

I hope you enjoy and join us at the challenge this month!

Until next time, 


Monday 14 March 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #151

Hello crafty peeps!

Here is our sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

Here is what I created:

I had lots of fun using the Neon embossing powders from SparkleNSprinkle!  I used Exhulted and Exhilarated.  

I hope you come and play along with us this week!


Saturday 12 March 2016

Stick It Down - March 2016

Hello friends!

Welcome to another fun month at Stick It Down!

Here is the fun sketch we have to use this month:

March Card Sketch

Here is what I came up with:

I used a glitter inlay technique to make the hexagons!  I simply took my 2.5" Tear-ific Tape (from SparkleNSprinkle) and attached it to a piece of cardstock.  I put my hexagon Thinlet Dies (Stamps of Life) on top and use the Ink Transfer Plate (Sizzix) in place of a regular cutting plate.  When you run it through the Big Shot, it just cuts through the top layer of the Tear-ific Tape, leaving your design. You can then pop out the pieces, revealing the adhesive and add glitter.  I used Pinkerbell and Lavender Iris Glitters (from SparkleNSprinkle). It's a really fun technique!

I do hope you will come out and play along with us this month!

Until next time,


Friday 11 March 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - All About Bees!

Hello friends!

 I'm here again with SparkleNSprinkle with a fun new card using the Honey Bees Stamp Set.  I just LOVE this set - I've make 6+ cards with it already!

Here is my SparkleNSprinkle Supply List:

To make this card, I first started with a piece of yellow cardstock.  I took my "Honeycomb" stamp and randomly stamped the image over both corners using Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled on my Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.  Next came fun with the Nuvo Crystal Drops!  I used both the Navy Blue & Buttermilk Crystal Drops colors to add some extra dimension to the card.  I set the piece aside to dry overnight.

Once the piece was dry, I stamped the bees in Versamark and used Gold Detail Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail.  To age the look of the card, I took some brown ink and sponged around the edges of the layers and a bit overtop of the embossed honeycombs.

To make the main sentiment piece, I punched out 2 circles of cardstock (one in white, one in orange to layer with).  I stamped the honeycomb image with Versamark and used Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  Then I used brown ink sponged overtop of the embossing to make the honeycombs pop.  I stamped the Bee Mine sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder.  I popped it up using Foam Squares and attached it to the piece of orange cardstock.  


I attached all the layers together using Tear-ific Tape and a foam square to add the Pull Ribbon.

I hope you enjoy this card!  Go ahead and give it a try!

Until next time,

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Friday Mashup Challenge Entry!

Hello friends!

I stumbled upon a new challenge blog and thought I would try my hand at it!  

I used the following embossing powders  and glitters (all from SparkleNSprinkle):

Ballerina Glitter (GM2024)
Cherry Embossing Powder (EP228)
Ebb Tide Embossing Powder (EP361)
Beach Cruiser Embossing Powder (EP224)
Strawberry Sherbet Embossing Powder (EP248) 
Pinkerbell Glitter (G1130)

Thanks for checking it out! 

Until next time,