This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.....PSALM 118:24

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beautiful Geraniums by Sparkle N Sprinkle

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Release.

I would like to thank you for stopping by and a special thanks to all my newest followers!!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It that time of the year when we are in shopping mode!!  So take a little break and see what we have new for you this month!

This month we are bringing you a pretty new stamp set by artist Beccy Muir with FIVE chances to win

The first chance is in our "Beautiful Geraniums" Release Contest
Four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

The Geranium stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

The Geraniums stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to one commenter.
To win, just come to our Mystery Designer Party!

How the Mystery Party works:

On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winner will be announced on December 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Belinda Shupe (you are here)

The beautiful Geraniums set is available at 20% off 
as part of our December specials. 
Just use the code DEC20 in the COMMENTS SECTION 
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.
Promotion valid through December 3.(sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe on Wednesday and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).

Here is a look at my layout!!! 


You will be able to find all the instructions and supplies used on this page HERE!

The background paper was made using the Flourishes 2 stamp set and Golden Sparkle embossing powder.  Just stamp with versamark and emboss with this oh so Sparkly gold powder!

The images were stamped and color with copic markers.  The sparkle that you see is Sparkling Snow, Raspberry Soda, and Daisy microfine glitter. The frame around the DP was made using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and Shimmering Sea glitter, the look is really pretty!  These sweet flowers add that special touch to my page!!  I used Tim's Holtz Birdcage Die for the little bird, inked the edges and embossed to add that sparkle with versamark and Sparkle embossing powder, the sentiments were stamped and embossing in the same manner.  All were inked with brown ink. 

This beautiful Decor Chipboard Corner adds that vintage feel to my page.  I used Magic Speckle embossing powder to create this beautiful look!! You can find a great tutorial on how to used the Magic Speckle Here.  This is one of the prettiest embossing powder, I just love the look!!

The flourish is chipboard embellishment and it was embossed with Artic embossing powder, and Magic Speckle.  I did emboss the geraniums onto a small tag with Mullberry Star embossing powder.  Perfect for journaling!

The tag was cut using Basic George Cricut cartridge.  On the shadow tag I covered it with 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape remove the backing and cover with Shimmering Sea glitter. Just add a twine bow and you will have a pretty tag!!

Hope you have enjoyed my page, I really love how it turned out!!!  If you like what you have seen, be sure to view my SNS gallery HERE for all the details! 
Be sure to visit all the ladies blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win some wonderful items!!!  Good Luck to you all!
Hope to see you all again next month and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Good morning everyone and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!  All the family has arrived and the fun and cooking begins.  I know in my family we have a lot to be thankful for, 1st and foremost the Love of Jesus Christ!! 

Front of Card
In years past our son was away serving in the US Army, so we are thankful to have him home safe!  And thankful to be sharing this day with all the family!!
Our Thanksgiving Card for this year!
May your day be blessed with many blessings!!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and remember to.....Keep Stamping

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pop N Cut Christmas Card

Good morning everyone, hope your having a great day!!!  Today I would like to share a Pop N Cut Christmas card I just finished!!

I just love how pretty these cards turn out!!!  You can find all the instructions and tutorials about these cards on Karen Burniston's  Blog.  She has amazing ideas and wonderful tutorials, be sure to visit her blog.

I used the Funky Label insert from Sizzix to cut my card base.  To create the pretty wreath I used MS pine branch punch and glittered the tips using SNS Green Iris glitter.  Just arrange your branch until you get the look your looking for.  I punched small flowers and glittered with SNS Gypsy Red glitter.  You will need the Flagpole/Lantern & Sign die from Sizzix to cut the lantern.

A look at the front of the card!! 
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!!!  Remember....Keep Stamping

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Wintery Christmas Card

Hi there, it's Belinda here!!  Hope you all are having a wonderful day!  I have been busy working on this year's Christmas Cards and just love the Winter Wonderland set.  I thought how pretty it would be in a window card, so I went to work!

I first cut my window froma window die, and stamped and colored my image with copic markers.  You will need to cut the image to fit inside the window die.  I used Twinkling Clouds and Sparkling Snow on the window scene.

Next die cut the window box and attached it to the window.  I thought I need something to embellish the box and it came to me, the poinsettia from the Snow One Like You stamp set.  Just stamp the image 3 times and cut out.  Color with copic markers and glittered the center with Golden Silver

You will only need the poinsettia portion of the stamp!

You will adhere the window to the card front.  I used a pine branch punch for the pine.  Arrange it on the top and on each side of the window box.  Using brushable glue add Green Iris on the tips of the pine branch.

I hope you have enjoyed this card, I really love this set!!  You can find complete instructions on how to make this card HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope your day is as "special" as you are,  see you again soon!!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Pumpkin Patch 2013

It is a Family Tradition every year to take the little ones to the pumpkin patch!!!  It is always fun watching them run around looking for the perfect pumpkin.  They may pickup 20 or more pumpkins and never really seems to find one they like!!  We just sit and watch how much fun they are having.

Here are 3 digital pages I just finished of this year's trip!!!  I used on all three Autumn Tradition and  Be Grateful kits from My Digital Studio.

1st Page

 2nd Page

3rd Page

Thanks for stopping by hope you all have a wonderful week and remember....Keep Stamping!!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Andy"s 1st Day of Preschool!!

Just had to share this cute page I just finished for my little grandson!!  I saw this on Karen Burniston's Blog !!  The pictures of Andy getting off the bus were a perfect match for this cute page.  He is so tiny and looked so cute getting off that big bus.

He just loves to ride the bus!!

This is a look inside my Pop N Cut card with my star of the class!!!
I used the blackboard technique to create the blackboard and a white gel pen for the numbers.  Just free hand the back of the bus onto cardstock and cut out to make the front of the card.

A look at the front of the card!

 He was so cute standing there with his backpack waiting for mom.  That backpack is almost as big as he is!!
 Thanks so much to Karen for sharing this page, I knew I had the perfect pictures to create my take on this cute page!!
Thanks for stopping by and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Grab a Cup – November Release Challenge!

Good morning all, hope you all are having a great week!!  Can't believe we only have a little over 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, where has the year gone??  We are celebrating my oldest grandson's birthday this weekend, he will be 11!

It is Release Week at Flourishes and to kick things off  they are inviting you to “Grab A Cup and be inspired by this fantastic photo as you create something equally warm and inviting.

While enjoying a hot cup of coffee, I was thinking about a beautiful snowy afternoon watching ice skaters on a frozen pond!  My first thought Vintage Postcard Stamp Set from Flourishes!  I love this set it is just beautiful. I decided to cut my card to make it look as though you are looking out the window while enjoying that hot cup of coffee.

I stamped my image with black ink and colored with copic markers.  I stamped a second image and embossed with Sprinkle N Sprinkle Green Marble Christmas embossing powder.  This is a beautiful embossing powder with all that pretty gold sparkle. Cut your window into 1" squares and layer onto black cardstock.  I then cut out around the frame area and used it as the window frame.  Using foam adhesive dots on the frame place on top of the colored image.  I glittered the image with Sparkling Snow.                                                                                                         

I would love to be enjoying a nice cup of coffee looking at this beautiful scenery, make you feel all warm inside!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

V is for Vixen ~ Challenge

The ABC Christmas Challenge is V for Vixen and it's all about reindeer!!  These challenges are so much fun, I look forward to the next letter each time.  Well it just so happened that I have such finished a cute card with the cutest little reindeer.  I picked this stamp up in July on the clearance rack,  so glad I did it is so cute!!

I used watercolors to color the image and SNS Gypsy Red, Lator Green, and Sparkling Snow Glitter for all that wonderful "Sparkle"
The sentiment is from Flourishes Dear Santa stamp set. 
To finished the card I cut a snowflake from Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge. added a little sparkle using Sparkling Snow glitter and a rhinestone. He is already to deliver that Christmas Mail!!
 Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the week
and remember.....Keep Stamping!!




 Thanks for stopping by, hope you all are having a great week and remember....Keep Stamping!

It's A Winter Wonderland!

Good morning everyone, Belinda here with a new layout!!  This layout was created using Sparkle N Sprinkle's A Winter Wonderland Stamp Set and Flourishes Two Stamp Set both are new this month!!

As you can see this is a lot of elements on this page!! You can find all the detailed instructions on how to create this page HERE!!

This pretty background was made using versamark, Flourishes 2 and the Snowflakes from Snow One Like Me.  Stamp the flourishes first with versamark and embossed with Tinsel EP and Holiday Blue EP.  Next stamp the snowflakes with versamark and emboss using Tinsel.  

The center panel was embossed using Cuttlebug's snowflake embossing folder and stamped with the small stamp from Flourishes 2 stamp set.  This makes for a perfect place for journaling, or you could also place another picture. 

 I also added a tag that I cut using Basic George Cricut Cartridge and embellished the top with a snowflake that I cover with Brushable Glue  Jasper Blue Glitter. Perfect place to add
more journaling!

For this beautiful winter wonderland, I stamped the image across the page 3 times.  The images was colored with copic markers. To create all that beautiful "Sparkle" I used Sparkling Snow and Twinkling Clouds.  

Just another look at my wintry layout!  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I did creating it!!!  You can find all the details on how to make this layout HERE.

I will see you again soon!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Winners Are??

Hi! Thanks to everyone who played in Sparkle N Sprinkle's recent "Winter Wonderland" Mystery Party. We enjoyed making the new projects, and hope you enjoyed browsing.

We released two new stamp sets and Jazzy Jill's latest Technique Video Kit:

There were 2 Mystery Designers for the contest. The first is Mayra Duran, whose blog had the Winter Wonderland stamp set hidden on it. With 20 comments left on Mayra's blog, Mr. was used to generate our Commenting Winner.

Congratulations, Wanda Knott!

Our second Mystery Designer is Eret, whose blog had the Flourishes Two stamp set hidden on it! There were 34 comments left on Eret's blog. generated her winner, too:


Thank you for checking out the products and sample cards. Wanda and Gerlinde, will you please e-mail with your mailing address, choice of one glitter and one embossing powder which can be used with your new stamp sets, and we will get your prize in the mail!

A big thank you to all for joining us in this kick off.
(and for visiting all our blogs)
hugs always from The Sparkle Team,