Saturday 30 April 2016

May Reveal with SparkleNSprinkle!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's

 May 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until May 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

 Gone Fishing 778 (digi version DIGI778)
 Just Go Fishing 779 (digi version DIGI779)
  Summer Grilling #1 780 (digi version DIGI780)
Summer Grilling #2 781 (digi version DIGI781)
Nasturtium #1 782 (digi version DIGI782)
Nasturtium #2 783 (digi version DIGI783)

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 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:

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!

I just fell in LOVE with the Fishing Stamp sets this month! Aren't they fun? I chose to work with the Just Go Fishing (digi version DIGI779). I printed off the images first and then fussy cut the words. I used my Sakura Glue Pen {quicky} to trace the letters,, sprinkled on Silver Embossing Powder {EP179) and heat set. I also used the Glue Pen and Silver Embossing Powder {EP179} to accent my image layers. I love how versatile the Glue Pen is for accenting creations - so quick and easy to use! You definitely need one (or two!) in your collection.

To make my background, I inked up my chevron embossing folder with Versamark {VM-001}. I placed my piece of cardstock into the folder and ran it through my Big Shot. I carefully removed the cardstock and sprinkled on Poolside Embossing Powder {EP393} to the side where the Versamark transferred. I tapped off the excess, then heat set, creating the fun background!

I die cut out the image and a background layer and adhered with 1/8" Tearific Tape {SAT02}. I used Foam Squares {01615} to pop up the image and adhere to the background. I also adhered the fussy cut words to the background using Tear-ific Tape {SAT02} and adhered the background to my cardbase. I finished off the card by using Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Ebony Black {650N} to accent the corners and draw some black chevrons. 

The next (and final) stop on our hop is the super talented Eret and you can find her blog here. Make sure to comment on the entire hop for your chance to win ALL the new releases!

Until next time,


Tuesday 26 April 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157

Hello friends!

We are back this week with a fun new sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

Here is what I created:

I stuck pretty much to the sketch this week. I hope you will come out and play along!

Until next time,


Friday 22 April 2016

SparkleNSprinkle Chipboard Fun!

Hello friends!

I'm up on the SparkleNSprinkle Blog this morning with a super fun project I created using Want2Scrap Chipboard!

Best Wishes

So this was a super fun card for me to make!  I started by making the frame.  I popped it out and covered it with Versamark Ink.  Then I sprinkled on the Mesmerized Marbled Embossing Powder  and heat set.  To add a distressed look, I added some of the Nuvo Embellishemnt Mousse in Gold (just sponged it around the frame randomly).  I am just loving this mousse!  It adds such a cool dimension to your projects.

Best Wishes

I then made my card background.  I used the largest stamp out of the Brocade Backgrounds, inked it up with Versamark and stamped it in the center of my card base (I used the Neenah Classic Solar Cardstock folded in half for my base). I simply sprinkled on some Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. Next, I added strips of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the card front.  I removed the backing and sprinkled on the BRAND NEW Hyacinth Microfine Glitter. It's so pretty! I burnished it in well with my finger tool.

Best Wishes

I popped up my frame using some Foam Tape and attached it a bit of an angle for interest. I used about 12" of of the Cream Pull Ribbon to make the bow and attached it with a piece of Tear-ific Tape. I took 3 of the paper roses and position them where I wanted (with a piece of foam tape). To give them some sparkle, I used Brushable Glue to adhere some of the Hyacinth Glitter.

Best WIshes

To finish off, I stamped the cute sentiment from the Poppies stamp set using Versamark and added Gold Detail Embossing Powder (heat setting of course!).  I used my Sakura Glue Pen to draw the swirls and sprinkled on more Hyacinth Glitter!  I attached it using foam tape.

Best Wishes

I was so happy with how this card turned out!  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

MHKDesigns - Monthly Inspiration!

Hello friends!

I'm up on the MHKDesigns Blog today with my Designer Inspiration post for the month!

I decided to play with Stencil In the Roses - a GORGEOUS, simple set!

Simple Rose Digital Stamp Set

Here is what I created:

I just love the simplicity and beauty of this set.  I simply resized my roses in Microsoft Word & added the sentiment.  I printed if off on white cardstock and uses Watercolor Powder to paint them. Simple and to the point, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

Thursday 21 April 2016

MHKDesigns - Monthly Challenge Inspiration!

Hello friends!

I'm back again today with my MHKDesigns Designer Inspiration post for April!  Here is our inspiration:

I just love all the colors!

I still had some digis left over that were printed from the "Easter Blessings" set, so I went to work coloring!  I added a sentiment on the inside from one of the new releases, "Eat Your Cake"!

I hope you are inspired to go out and create!  Be sure to link up to the Challenge Blog here.

Until next time, 

Wednesday 20 April 2016

MHKDesigns - April Reveal Day 5 - Perfect Poppies

Hello friends!

It's Day 5 of our MHKDesigns April Release - aren't you having fun?

Today, our stamp set is called "Perfect Poppies".  It's such a pretty set and the flowers are just perfect for coloring!
Perfect Poppies Digital Stamp Set

Here is what I created:

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to come back tomorrow for our new Monthly Challenge!

Tuesday 19 April 2016

MHKDesigns - April Reveal Day 4 - With This Ring

Hello friends!

It's Day 4 of our MHKDesigns April Release.

Today, our stamp set is called "With This Ring".  This elegant stamp set is perfect for all those weddings & showers that are going to be coming up this spring/summer.

With This Ring Digital Stamp Set

Here is what I created:

I arranged the digital images in Microsoft Word, then printed onto white cardstock.  I colored them in with watercolor pencils and blended with an Aquapainter.  Next, I covered the entire image with a coat of semi-transparent glitter.  So pretty!

See ya tomorrow!

Monday 18 April 2016

MHKDesigns - April Reveal Day 3 - Stitched Sunflower

Hello friends!

It's Day 3 of our MHKDesigns April Release!

Today, our stamp set is called "Stitched Sunflower" - I just love the fun sentiments of this set!  I also used the Sunflower Sampler Digital Paper set to print of my background paper. 
Stitched Sunflower

Here is what I created:

Can't wait to see you back here tomorrow for our next reveal :)

Sunday 17 April 2016

MHKDesigns - April Release Day 2 - Fruit Borders

Hello friends!

It's Day 2 of our MHKDesigns April Release! Welcome!!!

Today, our stamp set is called "Fruit Borders" - I just love the elegance of it!  I also used the Sunflower Sampler Digital Paper to make this fun stand up card. 

                       Fruit Borders Digital Stamp Set                 

Here is what I created:

Can't wait to see you back here tomorrow for our next reveal :)