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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle's March 1 Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's March 1 Reveal.

Hope you all have been able to stay warm this month!!!  This has really been a cold winter, but it has given time for indoor paper crafting.  I would like to say hello to my newest follower Mary H, thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you all are ready for some fun, it is time to reveal Sparkle and Sprinkle's newest stamp sets with lots of chances to win great prizes.

This month we are featuring five versatile stamp sets.
Two of the sets are perfect for Christmas.
Many of our customers said they promise themselves to make Christmas cards a little bit each month, all year long, but they fail to find the time. So this month's technique kit uses the pretty Red Cardinal drawn by Rosiland Solomon.

The Winter Cardinal stamp set is available by itself on line.
It is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

The FIRST also means a new challenge at SNS Creative Challenges where the monthly theme is always 
"Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

Born to Shop #554

Winter Cardinal #518
Crystal Medallion #531

Iris Frame #532

Springtime Spunky #537
The Winter Cardinal and Crystal Medallion will also be available as digital images, you can find them Here.

Five Winners (one for each new stamp set) will be selected by during the Designers Mystery Party. Winners will also get to choose one Glitter and one Embossing Powder to go with their new stamp set.

How the Mystery Party works:

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

The winners will be announced on March 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

April Williams
Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Donna Ellis

Each of the five stamp sets are available at 20% off.
Promotion valid through March 3. 
You may also phone the SNS Shoppe to place your orders.

Don't you just love all the new stamps!!  I really loved the Frame Iris and thought how pretty it would look using the SNS Tutorial for stained glass. 

 This really turned out so pretty, I hope you can see all the beautiful "SPARKLE" on this card!!
I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Flower dies for the flowers and Sizzix Flourish Die.  The flowers were glittered using Pixie Violet (this is the most beautiful color), Green Iris and Daisy glitter.  Once the glue had dry on the acetate, I then covered the entire image with 2 1/2 Tear-ific Tape.  Remove the backing and cover with Cloud Nine glitter.  Use copic markers to highlight the areas around the flowers. See SNS Tutorial for coloring on glitter.

Here is a look at my 2nd card using this same stamp.

This card was made using SNS Coloring on Glitter tutorial. You will need copic markers, 2 1/2 Tear-ific Tape and Cloud Nine for this technique.  I placed 1/4" Tear-ific Tape on the edge of the yellow cardstock and glittered using Daisy glitter.  
If you would like more details on using copic markers on glitter you can find it HERE!

These are 2 different techniques with such different looks!

I am going to give you a sneak peek of projects to come using all of the new stamp sets.  Be sure to check back to see the reveal.

If you would like more details on how to make these cards please visit my Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.

Good Luck to you all, be sure to visit all of the talented designer's blogs for a chance to winner so wonderful products!!!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Surf's Up!!

Good morning everyone, I would like to share a beach layout with you today.  Hope you all have managed to stay warm during this long cold winter.  This layout just made me look forward to all the summer fun, I can't wait!!  Here is a look at my layout.
This was our summer trip to Oceanside, CA and the boys first time on the bogie boards.  They had so much fun!!
I used a stencil and embossing paste for the flowers, while the paste was wet I dusted lightly with Sparkling Snow glitter. 
The stamp set used for this layout is Surf's Up
The surf boards were colored using copic markers and glittered with
Sparkling Snow, Lady Luck and Pixie Violet.  At the bottom of the surf boards, I used Surf Beach Glass Mudd Puddles.

If you would like more details on this layout please visit my Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day....Belinda

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone, have a wonderful day with the ones you love!!  

The grand babies all needed cards for there school parties, so Spunky  made his way to school today!!  He is so cute and they just loved him, so he was the perfect choice.

These went with my 3 year twins to preschool. 

This one is for my older 2 grandson!  You can find a Tutorial here on how to make a card like this.  

I think Spunky enjoyed his day at school!!

For my last Valentine's cards, I made Tea Bag Cards!!  They are so cute and so easy to make.  

The stamps used on these were from Sparkle N Sprinkle Heart Wings and Background Brocade.  

The background paper was made using the Background Brocade stamp set along with versamark and Tinsel EP.  The hearts were die cut and glittered using Gypsy Red and Reflection.  The sentiment was computer generated. You can fill these with gift cards, candy or tea for a perfect little card!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and remember....Keep Stamping


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Double Heart Easel Card

I have been busy finishing up my Valentine's cards for this year, almost forget about them!  This month is just flying by.  Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far and staying warm!!

This really turned out so pretty!!

I used Spellbinder's Scalloped and Plain Heart Dies.  You can find a tutorial on how to create this card at SplitcoaststampersI used all Sparkle N Sprinkle products on this card.  For the card base I used the largest and 3rd largest scalloped hearts.  They were stamped with the Brocade Background stamp set and embossed with White Spark and Tinsel embossing powder. Several other size hearts were die cut and embossed using the same powders.

Using the Heart Wings stamp set, I stamped the February 14 image onto black cardstock using versamark and embossed with Tinsel embossing powder.  The stamped image was punched with a circle punch.  

A side view of this card

A look at the card closed

I hope you all will give this card design a try, it makes a beautiful card!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember....Keep Stamping


Sparkle N Sprinkle Products Used:
Stamp Set 454 - Heart Wings                 Stamp Set 398 - Brocade Backgrounds    

 Heart Wings                                                  Brocade Backgrounds

White Spark Embossing Powder          Tinsel Embossing Powder
 White Spark EP                                         Tinsel EP

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Birthdays!!

It has been a busy card making month already!  The first week and I have had to make 3 birthday cards already!!  Here is a look at card I have made for our son, it will be his 33rd birthday.  Can't believe it, he is our baby.  I will be entering this card in Jo's Scrap Shack's  #36 Anything Goes Challenge.

I had these stamps in my stash and decided to use them.  The image was colored using copic markers, die cut a frame and placed the image behind and the chair on top.  I embossed the bottom area with versamark and Hit The Beach EP and added Mudd Puddles . Using a glue pen and Waterfall, Sparkling Snow and Green Iris to add sparkle to the image.

My second card was a flying easel card.  You can find a great tutorial on Karen Burniston's blog.  the background paper was embossed with Brocade Backgrounds stamp and Indian Spark EP. 

The scalloped border was die cut from sticker paper and glittered using Daisy glitter.  The butterflies are a die cut from Stampin Up.  They really make you feel like warm weather and spring on the horizon ;) 

A look at the card closed
Enjoy the rest of the week and remember....Keep Stamping!!
Entering this card in: #36 Anything Goes challenge - Jo's Scrap Shack

Stained Glass Birthday Card!

Well we are having another cold dreary day here in Houston!!!  We have really had a cold winter for this part of the country.  I have a very dear friend who lives in Maine, and I know that it is so much colder there than here, so not to complain about the cold.  Hope you all are staying warm and safe and getting a lot of paper crafting done :)
I would like to share a very pretty birthday card I just finished using Sparkle N Sprinkle products for a very "special" friend. 

I am so please with the way this has turned out!!  I used the Video Technique Club tutorial to create the background (Bokeh technique).  This is a beautiful way to create a very stunning background.  Be sure to take the time to see Jill's video on how to create this so simple, but so pretty technique.  I used pink and green inks for the background and combined 2 glitters for the sparkle Diamond Dust and Bubblegum.  For the glue you will also need to use a sponge dauber and Dimensional Glue.
Stamp the Stained Glass Rounds onto Embossable Acetate, see SNS Tutorial glitter on acetate.  I used Rosy Red, Lady Luck and Green Iris glitter.  Once dry 1-2 hours die cut using Spellbinder's circle dies.  Die cut 2 fancy circles using Spellbinder's Fancy Circle Dies and 1 circle die.  Using green iris and brushable glue glitter edges of green fancy circle. 

I used some lace ribbon that I found at a local craft store, it is so pretty and delicate.  For a little added "sparkle" I place a piece of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape, remove the protective covering and add Rosy Red glitter.  Adhere to background paper, adhere background paper to card front.  Place stamped image on card.  The sentiment was computer generated.

I hope you all have time to view both tutorials for this card,  really fun and beautiful techniques!!
Thanks for stopping by, stay warm and remember.....Keep Stamping!!
SNS Products Used:
Green Iris
 Bubble Gum Semi-transparent Glitter
Rosy Red
Lady Luck
Stamp Set 318 - Stained Glass Rounds
1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape
 SNS Brushable Glue
SNS Dimensional Glue
 Embossable Acetate
Embossable Clear Acetate