Monday, February 29, 2016

Luck o' the Irish and March Reveal at Sparkle N Sprinkle

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

We have Three new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until March 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:

Honey Bees 775 (digi version DIGI775)
Lucky Charm 776  (digi version DIGI776)
 Donna's Stylin' Sayings 777  (digi version DIGI777)

On March 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:

(*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 next stop on our blog hop is CHRIS

Now that you have read all the above and have seen the new reveal,
I have my card to share with you.
This card is what I call 'full of glittery goodness'!!

I first started my card using a Frantic Stamper Shamrock card panel
that I cut first from Super Adhesive Sheets.
I removed the shamrock pieces first,
then burnished in Lady Luck Glitter.

Next, I removed all the other background pieces exposing the rest of the
adhesive, and burnished in (with my finger Cloud Nine Glitter.

I stamped my image from the new set Lucky Charm
with Tuxedo Black ink and used Copic Sketch Markers to
color the image.
I added a bit of the Lady Luck glitter to the center of each
shamrock center.

The sentiment, which is part of the Lucky Charm set
was stamped in Versamark, then embossed with
Black Detail embossing powder.

Thank you for visiting with me and make sure and complete the
hop, leaving comments  not only here but on each blog you visit for your chance to win the entire reveal!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Secret Garden

Happy Sunday!!!
We have a bright and sunny (and very windy) Sunday today
and I have a very bright and cheerful card to share with you !!!

This is a card I made for Sparkle N Sprinkle using one of the new February
Reveal stamp sets Secret Garden!

I just love all the beautiful detail the stamp set
has to offer and all the glittery goodness!!

I used a die cut and some Super Adhesive sheets,

I left some of the die cut pattern on, then sprinkled
I pulled off more of the design,
I used my finger to burnish both colors.

I love how the two glitter colors look together!

I stamped my images with Memento  Tuxedo Black  ink
and colored them in with Copic Sketch Markers.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the details.
I love that adorable little bird and hand cut him out to
perch on the sentiment!

Thank you for visiting with me today
and make sure a stop back tomorrow night as Sparkle N Sprinkle has their
MARCH reveal at 9pm my time!
Just by hopping along and commenting on each designers blog
you have a chance of winning the entire release!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sail Away

This is my post on the
Dies R Us Inspiration blog today.

I have been making lots of hearts and flower cards lately
and 'don't get me wrong, I love those' but decided to
switch it up a bit and make a fun shaker card.

This is the time of year (at least here in Michigan)
where people are thinking of maybe 'warming up'
and take a fun trip 'south!

So my card today went a bit 'south".
I used Darice Embossing Folder Shell Corner
for the base of my card.
Next Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Circle Layers
were cut for a window for my shaker.
I used the same die  (one size larger) to cut the window from clear card stock
and also the back piece, which was sponged with 
Distress Ink Salty Ocean.

I added tiny star sequins to shake,
then cut two Impression Obsession Sailboats,
one from white and one from red card stocks.
I  added a sparkly sun using Impression Obsession Sun and Moon die. 
I tied a twine bow to finish!

Visit us here Monday-Friday for more wonderful inspiration
using different dies carried in the store.

Visit our 'sister' Dies R Us Challenge Blog for even more inspiration and
a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner .... ATG
Simon Says Wed Challenge ....ATG
Scrapy Land .... Bow
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Think Spring at The Sisterhood

A new challenge starts at 
today and it is 
"Think Spring" chosen by our 'Sistah' Dar!

I have been having a whole lot of fun lately
using older stamps and supplies I have on hand.

I saw a similar but very different card on Pinterest
that inspired me to make my own.
Make sense, probably!

The Pinterest inspired card was made by stamping, 
then then using a 1" square punch, (6 squares punched)
to make their window.

I changed it up a bit by stamping on a panel,
then using a die cut window to place over it.

I used a punch and stamp for my bird and branch.
I can't tell you how good it feels to use some of my older
supplies, stamps and such!

Pop on over to "The Sisterhood" and see what my 
creative 'Sistahs' have to inspire you....
join in with us and have some fun!

Entering the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door .... ATG
Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Party .... Nature's wonders
Make My Monday ... Through The Window

Products used:
Stamps....SU Punch Potpourri, SU Garden Silhouettes
Ink....SU Pacific Point
Color Pens....SU Calypso Coral,  Certainly Celery
Punch ....SU Bird
Dies .... PoppyStamps Small Madison Window

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Little Pillow Candy Box

This is my post on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog
for our very last challenge
as they are closing their doors on the 29th.
Check out all the sales going on
and a  little hint, if you subscribe to her newsletter
the discount is much larger with the special code
subscribers get!

This is our inspiration board for this week 
and the challenge is 
Aqua and Coral

Hi, Diane with you today.
Before I share the details of my project
I just wanted to say that this is my last creation
for Classy Cards'n Such as a Design Team member
and want to thank Beverly for having me on the team
for the last few years!
Also to say that I loved working with the girls on
the team and I hope to see you all around 'blogland'!

For my last project I thought it would be fun to create a cute
little pillow box using Lawn Fawn Pillow Box die.
This was so simple to make, I could sit and make dozens of these!

I cut it from On Trend paper by My Minds Eye.
I simply finished it by tying a twine bow
from Doodle Twine Bright Assortment.

A butterfly was added using Memory Box Precious Butterflies die.
I simply snipped off the bow part
and added just the butterfly.

I added a few little resin 3D flowers to finish.
A very easy and simple project that is sure to please
whomever receives it!

Thank you for visiting with me today!
Crafting From The Heart ....ATG
Craft Your Passion .... ATG
Wonderful Wednesdays ...Anything but a Card

Monday, February 22, 2016

Every Sunrise

Well, here I am again today with a second post!
I just couldn't help myself as I haven't been able to
do much 'just for fun' creating lately as I have been 
on the road nonstop this last week hauling my Mom to radiation.
My brother is taking her today, so I had the day off
and should be cleaning, but here I am, creating!

I saw that this week (well it ends today), so maybe it is last week,
doesn't take much to confuse
that City Crafter has a 'negative' challenge
and I decided to join in!

Yesterday I was cleaning out my monster amount of
paper scraps and came across this pretty, small piece
from SU and decided to use it for my background
behind my 'negative' butterflies.
the awesome die I used is 
Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage.

I stamped a sentiment from JustRite, added a bit of
gem bling strips to each and it was done...easy peasy,
but I think it turned out pretty!

Entering the following challenges:
City Crafter .... Negativity
Butterfly Challenge .... "S" is for Stamping and/or Saphire
Memory Box Challenge .... Tickled Pink
Cards In Envy .... Tickled Pink
Simply Create ...Use Pink or Red Only

The True Value of a Moment

I wasn't able to settle down today
and do anything that I should be doing,
so instead I decided to make a card just for a few challenges.

I always try to do a couple of my favorite challenges each week

I also have a goal to use up as much as I can this year
of scraps (snippets) and things I have already die cut and/or stamped.

In my little bag of 'black' scraps I had this pretty little verse
which holds so true for me this week with the loss of my precious
Nellie dog.

Along with that you will see the snippet of a doily behind it
which I probably should of tossed long ago,
but it came in handy for this card.

The frame was cut from a glossy piece that was packaging from
an embossing folder I had purchased.  I saved it as it has lines
running down it (which YOU can't see in the photo...but I

The background paper is a scrap of an old SU paper.
I distressed the edges of it and kind of love the look.

I added a few sequins and a twine bow to finish.

Entering in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys ....Black/White and/or Ivory

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Girlfriend Hustle

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today!


Are you ready for some bright, happy and sparkle in your day?
I know I am and I also know I had so much fun
creating this card with the new  Disco Girlfriends Digital stamp set!

I first started by creating a bright panel background by using
watercolor paper and Nuance Scarlet.
I first sprayed water on my paper then sprinkled a bit of the 
Nuance on my craft mat and sprayed a bit of water next to it,
then used a water brush to pick up a bit of water and a bit of Nuance
and 'touch' it to my watercolor paper.

I love how it turned out so bright and pretty!

I added 1/4" Tear-ific Tape all around the edges,
then sprinkled 
Orange Crush and Peach Bellini Glitter all around the tape edges
using my 'finger' to burnish the glitter on well.

Next I printed my digital images, cut them out with a circle die
then sponged Distress Ink  Ripe Persimmon and Squeezed Lemonade
all around the image and sentiment.

I 'sparkled' up the image by adding first Brushable Glue,
then Misty Blue and Cherry Lemonade Glitters

To finish, I simply added a peace ribbon and a peace sign charm!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Dream Valley ....Sparkle, Bling and Embellish
Glitter 'N' Sparkle ...ATG
4 Crafty Chicks .... Friendship

Stamp Set:  DIGI774 Disco Girlfriends
Orange Crush G1092
Peach Bellini GM2027
Cherry Lemonade G1118
Misty Blue G1021
Tear-ific Tape ¼” SAT01
Brushable Glue 540

Nuance Scarlet MNU010

Saturday, February 20, 2016

I'd Pick You

It's that time again at The Cutting Cafe
where all the designers come together in one place
to showcase their projects using 

This is very versatile set with many. many options to choose from.

I printed my flowers on a pretty design paper,
punched it out with a round punch,
added a scallop punch underneath!

I also printed out the stem sentiments on a green card stock
and hand cut it.
The leaves were done the same, except I stamped a design on them.

I embossed a background, I kind of like how
it looks as though the flower is growing in a bed of little hearts.

The lacey oval doily was one I had cut a few days ago
and ended not using..perfect for my flower.

 A few simple little details were added to complete it.
The butterfly was also one left from a previous project.

Here is a quick look at the inside.

Very fast card and pretty, and now I have more of these flowers
all printed and ready to use when I need a fast card!

Pop on over to The Cutting Cafe on the 21st and see all the design team projects!

Entering the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life .... Buttons
PDE Linky Party ....ATG
Simply Papercraft .... ATG
4 Crafty Chicks ....Friendship

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wishing You Brighter Days

This is my post today on the

Isn't it amazing all the beautiful dies we have to choose from?
Some are so intricate but yet take minutes to cut
and put together for a handmade card.
I think handmade cards are the best don't you?

I had just received a new pad of paper all in lavenders
and couldn't wait to use it.
I also had just received an order from Dies R Us
with a new Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame die.
There are 6 pieces in this set and I have used two,
the butterfly and the frame.

The frame was cut from purple card stock and
the butterflies from a glitter paper.

The center piece was cut also with a Sue Wilson die
I love how the dies can be inner mixed!

A few yellow Roses were added from my supplies
along with a few greens using Cheery Lynn Designs Wreath Strip
(this is another die I can recommend having, 
as you will use it over and over)!

I can think of several people this card could go to in my life
right now...including me..maybe I will just keep!

Visit here Monday-Friday for more beautiful inspiration and
to see the dies in use!

Join us at our 'sister' blog "Dies R Us Challenge blog"
for even more inspiration and a chance to win a gift certificate
to the Dies R Us online store!

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Creations .... ATG
Crafting For All Seasons ...Three of a Kind
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Red and White At Double D Challenges

It's time again for a new challenge at 
Double D Challenges!
Darlene is our hostess and she has chosen the colors
Red and White
and using the gorgeous inspiration  tile board below!

Team Darlene has created some beautiful inspiration
and myself and a few of the Design Team members from Team Diane
have joined in as well!

I created my card with things that mostly
were sitting on my work table.
The background was a test embossing piece
I had when I received the woven embossing folder.

The doily heart, the cat had gotten into
a few of my things and had dragged it out!
The gems I have used for the 'steam' was stuck
on another package....
I think I put these things to pretty good!

I cut the Teapot from scrap paper....
and those little white leaves you see
are from a scrap bag of die cuts.
I added a little crochet flower
and a bird that was on my desk.
Funny how all these things just seemed to belong together!

You will want to take a look....
be ready to be inspired as
the Design Team has created fabulous projects.

Join in with us and you could be the winner of a
fun, fun prize!

Entering the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More .... ATG

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Water Coloring

This is my post on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today
for the latest challenge using the inspiration board below.
The challenge is Colors, Stitching and Patterns.

Hi, Diane with you today.
This is the card I did for our latest challenge

I went with the Rose patterns I saw in the fabrics.

One of the biggest trends right now seems to be water coloring,
 so  I had a little fun with the Ken Oliver Color Bursts Alizarin Crimson
and a We R Memory Keepers Next Level Bouquet Embossing Folder.

I just spritzed some water on my craft mat,
puffed on a small amount of color bursts,
spritzed a water color paper and painted
the color onto an already embossed water color paper.

I added a pretty ribbon bow and a tiny resin flower,
which you could use Whimsy Perfect Petals.
A bit of Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was added.

Thank you for visiting with me today.

Entering the following challenges:
My Sherri Crafts ..... Bold Color
My Time To Craft .... Check It Out

Monday, February 15, 2016

It's A Cupcake Kind of Day

This week at the Dies R Us challenge blog
our theme is RED.

I have to admit it threw me off course a bit as
in my mind all I could think of was red hearts.....
talk about having a one track mind!

But, while out shopping last week
I came across this cute little stamp that was marked
way down.
Now I don't need any stamps, but it was too much of a
bargain to pass up, let alone being so darn cute!

I colored him in with a few Copics,
added some red stitckles to the sprinkles, and
outlined his whiskers and eyes with a stardust clear pen
to create more sparkle.

to cut out the image and the glitter paper under him.

 The background was cut from a scrap piece of red card stock

Here is a close up of the stitching.

If you follow my blog you will know I have a bit of an addiction
to the 'stitched' dies lately!

across the top (yes, I know it is not centered, I wanted it that way) all in all I did manage to get my hearts in!

 A pretty simple card...
the inside I computer printed a sentiment
'It's a cupcake kind of day'!

Now pop on over the the Dies R Us challenge blog and see
what my 'teamies' have come up with for their 'RED' cards!

entering the following challenges:
Poppystamps .... Crazy In Love
(now doesn't my little kitty look as though he is "Crazy In Love' with his cupcake?...LOL)
Critters and Creatures Linky Party ...ATG with Critter
Addicted To Stamps .... Die Cuts
Craft For The Craic .... Something To Make You Smile