Wednesday, 19 July 2017

MHKDesigns - July Designer Inspiration

Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a new creation for MHKDesigns!  I always print off extra digis to keep in my stash for when I get the urge to color. This card was created from one of those moments!  Here is what I created:

I chose to feature the sentiment from a stamp set called "Various Vehicles" for my monthly creation! I really wanted to create a masculine card and I felt that focusing on the sentiment and adding the black glitter paper was a perfect match! I did a little water coloring effect over the sentiment and chose a "grass" patterned paper for the background! 

I hope you love this card. See ya next time!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #221

Hello friends!

It's time for another fun sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  Here is our sketch:

Here is what I created using the "No Worries" Paperpack & Complement Pack from Close to My Heart!

I hope you enjoy this card! I had a lot of fun making it. Can't wait to see all your creations!


Friday, 14 July 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - July 2017 Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July 🎄🎅🤶 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new Christmas themed rubber stamp sets plus two huge digi bundles being revealed this month. 

The sets are:

(Digital Version DIGI855FS

(Digital Version DIGI858BG)

(Digital Version DIGI860SG)

(Digital Version DIGI861SG)

(Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)

(Digital Version DIGI868FS)

DIGI4005FS - Winter Greetings digi papers

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 July 20, 2017. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On July 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:

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????

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 very happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge is now being held on Facebook. 

 Head on over to 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 began July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  Be sure to read the Challenge Rules before adding a photo.  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!

Onto my project details!


I fell in love with this stamp set as soon as I saw it!  I decided to use the Digi Version to make my card.   I started by printing off the Digi Stamp and added some Ballerina & Mermaid Glitter to the adorable little flamingos. 

Next, I added both strips of 1/4" & 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to my pink cardstock and sprinkled on both the Mermaid & Ballerina Glitters - burnishing well with my finger tool.


Next, I made some super cute Glitter Roses using the technique Demo Donna featured in this video.I used the Ballerina Glitter and 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. 



After I finished, I simply started assembling the card. I used 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.

I added a bit of Mermaid Glitter to the sentiment too. 

I edged the outside using Pink Flambe Embellishment Mousse. Finally, I added the Bubble Gum Crystal Drops to finish the card.

I hope you enjoy this card!  Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented Diane and you can find her blog here

Have a great weekend!  Oh, and by the way, if we have 100 people follow the hop, we will give out 2 PRIZES!!!!  So tell your friends and hop along!!

Until next time,


Friday, 7 July 2017

Swallowtail Butterflies #2

Hello friends!

I have one more release card to share with you for SparkleNSprinkle featuring the "Swallowtail Butterflies" Digital Stamp set. 

Here is my SNS Supply List:

So, there really wasn't too many steps to this card, but I think it turned out really pretty!  First, I printed off the background panel butterfly from the Digi Stamp Set. (One BONUS of digis  - the coloring is already done! :))  I also printed off a second butterfly.  I covered each piece with Versamark Ink and embossed with Clear Detail Embossing powder.  This sure made the colors pop!

I grabbed my Cayenne Embossing Powder and sprinkled it randomly around the butterfly, then hit it with the heat tool (underneath the card panel) to set it!  No adhesive required.  I used the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen to add Peach Bellini, Evening Glow and Blue Jewel Glitter to the butterfly. 


Here you can see that I added Evening Glow Glitter to the butterfly underneath. 


I used the SNS Dimensional Glue to add some random "dots" of Champagne Glass Glitter around the butterfly.  I adhered the top butterfly to the panel using the new Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.   The Orange Blush Embellishment Mousse was rubbed on all edges of the panel.

I used a sentiment stamp from the Pansies in Teacup Stamp Set. I stamped it in Versamark Ink and embossed with Cayenne Embossing Powder. 



I hope you enjoy this card!  I had a lot of fun making it! :)

See you next week for our next REVEAL! 


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #219

Hello friends!

It's time for another fun sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  Here is our sketch:

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew it was a perfect opportunity to use up some of those scrap pieces that were floating around my desk!  Here is what I created:

I hope you will come and play along this week with us!  Until next time,


Saturday, 1 July 2017

MHKDesigns - July Monthly Challenge

Hello friends!

It's time for a new monthly challenge from MHKDesigns!  I hope you will join us this month and create something GORGEOUS!

Here is your inspiration idea:

Here is what I created featuring "Chicken In" and "Birds & Branches".
 I used watercolors to color the image. 

I hope you love this card!  I had a lot of fun making it!  See you next time!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Baby Oh Baby #2

Hello friends!

It's time for another card for SparkleNSprinkle!

Today I used the "Baby, Oh Baby" stamp set again to created a gorgeous baby card.

Here is the supply list:

To start making this card, I stamped the main image onto a piece of white cardstock. I fussy cut out the image. I used the new Aquaflow Watercolor Pens to color the image. They are SOO much fun to use and so easy!  

While that dried, I started working on my background.  I die cut a piece of Aqua Cardstock into a large oval using the Mixed Edge Oval Die set from Tonic.  I just love these essential dies!  I used the Crackle Background Stamp with Versamark Ink onto the oval and embossed with Butterscotch Embossing Powder. SOOO PRETTY!

I used this adorable rubber ducky patterned paper in the background.  All the layers were attached with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and embossed with Poolside Embossing Powder.  I added a bit of Aquamarine Embellishment Mousse around the edges of the sentiment. 

Finally, I added some Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow and Caribbean Ocean. I just love how these drops finish off my cards. 

I hope you enjoy this card!  See you next time,


Sunday, 25 June 2017

MHKDesigns - New Release - Sit A Bit

Hello friends!

It's time for an amazing new release month with MHKDesigns!   
The next stamp set we are sharing is ""Sit a Bit".

Here is what I created:

Hope you love it! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners!  So, the best way to win is to comment every day!  We LOVE the feedback you give us! :)  Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica | Julie 
Monica | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna | Tasha

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  This was our final New Relase for June and you can find it in the  MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well!

I hope you will check in with the rest of the design team to see what they all created!

See you next time!

Friday, 23 June 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Swallowtail Butterflies #1

Hello friends!

I'm here today to share with you my newest SparkleNSprinkle creation - this gorgeously golden card I made featuring the Swallowtail Butterflies Digi Stamp!

Here is my Supply List:

Alrighty!  Let's get creating!
First, I embossed my card base with a Butterfly Pattern Embossing Folder.  I applied the Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse all over the embossed pattern.   Using the Gold Marker from the Ember Glow Set, I spotlight colored one of the butterflies. You can't really tell too much from the pictures - it's on the bottom right hand side.  Next, I used the Crackle Background Stamp right over top of the embossed background.  I stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Magic Speckle Embossing Powder. I just LOVE the effect it made!  So light, but yet so interesting!  I think I'm going to LOVE this stamp!

After printing out my Swallowtail Butterflies Digi Stamp (in colored version), I fussy cut this gorgeous butterfly out and covered the entire image with Versamark Ink, then embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  This made the colors just pop and gave it a very shiny finish!  I adhered some Sterling Glitter to the butterfly with the new Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Finally to finish off the butterfly, I rubbed a bit of Pink Flambe Embellishment Mousse around the edges very lightly.
I cut out 2 layers of cardstock with the Cockle Shell Tonic Die (I just LOVE these layering dies!) and once again grabbed the Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to add dimension and shine around the edges. I use the Mini Blender Brushes to apply the mousse. 

All the layers were adhered with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I finished off the card with a ring of Indian Gold Crystal Drops around the Cockle Shells.

I hope you enjoy this card and will check out the SNS Store for some of the products I used!  See you next time a

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