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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle August 1st Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's August 1 Reveal.

This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced. These sets are 20% off their regular price, until August 3rd.  All the sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Sunflower, set #643 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Knight Owl #632     (Digi version: DIGI632)
Sunflower #643     (Digi version: DIGI643)
A Little Note #645     (Digi version: DIGI645)
Pilgrim Thanksgiving #646     (Digi version: DIGI646)
Wisps of Autumn #647     (Digi version: DIGI647)
Witchy Gerty #648     (Digi version: DIGI648)

On August 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on August 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
Belinda Shupe (your here)

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize this month?

Don't you just love all these new Releases!!  I have been having so much fun with them.  I just loved the Pilgrim Thanksgiving stamp set.  I knew I could do a cute side step card with it, so off I went creating.

The images were all colored using copic markers.  I decided to separate the little guys and used them standing alone.  I create my background paper with my gelli plate using green, blue and orange paints.  It really turned out so pretty!! I added Bronze Splendor glitter along the edges of the background paper.

These images are so cute, and so sparkly with all that pretty glitter!!  The glitters used on them are, Sparkling SnowFire Engine RedSpirited Green and Daisy.  

I stamped the sentiment and used a glue pen and Autumn Medley glitter around the edges of the cardstock.  I stamped a second image and cut out the heart and glittered it using a glue pen and Fire Engine Red glitter.  It was then placed on top of the first image with a pop dot.

For these beautiful leaves, I collected them from my yard.  I inked them with versamark and embossed them with Green Marbled Christmas  and Sienna Star EP.  There is a wonderful tutorial HERE with more details on embossing on leaves.  These turned out so pretty, I was just so happy with how they looked!  The little tag was stamped and along the edges glittered using a glue pen and Autumn Medley glitter. 

I hope you have enjoyed my cute little card!!!  I had so much fun making it and just love how cute Side Step Cards are.  If you would like more details on how to make my card please visit my GALLERY.

I would like to share a sneak peek of a project to come using the new Sunflower stamp set.

Please stop back by for the complete project!!

Good Luck to you all, be sure to visit all our wonderful Designer to see all their beautiful project and leave a comment for your chance to win.

See you soon!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Grandmother a wonderful Mother

Good morning all, hope you are having a wonderful day!!  I have been enjoying a few days with my grand daughter and having so much fun.  Last month Sparkle N Sprinkle released several new stamp sets.  This morning I would like to share a card using one of the new sets.

This set Gran's Chair would be perfect for any grandmother, and it also has a sentiment for grandfather.  This really is a sweet set.  The image was colored using copic markers and die cut using Spellbinder Fancy Squares. Using brushable glue on the edges of the square I glittered with Sparkling Snow.  Sparkling Snow glitter was also used on the chair.

The pretty "sparkle" on the basket and flowers is WaterfallSpirited Green and Daisy glitters.  The cute little butterfly is also glittered with Daisy glitter.

The pretty corner frame is Anna Griffin's die.  Once the die was cut I used burshable glue and Daisy glitter to add some sparkle.  This really is a beautiful die, works perfect for cards and scrapbook pages.

For the embellshiments on the sentiment small dots of dimensonial glue was added and glittered with Purple Potion glitter.  HERE is a great tutorial on how to use the dimensional glue and glitter for pretty embellishments.  The edges of the card was cut using Karen Burniston's Agatha Edges.  I cut a second one and glittered with brushable glue and Daisy glitter.  The background paper was embossed with Anna Griffin's embossing folder.

I hope you have enjoy my card!!  Please visit SNS online store for all the wonderful new stamps sets and beautiful glitters!!

Enjoy your day and remember.....Keep Stamping!!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet Layout

Good morning all, hope your week is off to a great start!!!  We have been busy with Vacation Bible School this week and having so much fun!  It warms your heart to see so many smiling faces learning about our God!

I would like to share a sweet layout with you today starring my grandson!!

I just love how this turned out!!  The edges were distressed with scissor and inked with green pigment ink.  I applied the ink with a sponge and distressed the background as well.  The page was punched with a border punch in several places.

Using a brick stencil and embossing paste I created a brick wall.  To create the texture on the bricks, I used my finger and lightly dabbed each one.  Next the bricks were lightly inked using green ink and a sponge.  I cut around the bricks and inked the edges with brown ink.  

Using an piece of cardboard from an old box, I inked it with green ink tore and rolled the edges.  I then took a brush and lightly brushed gesso on the cardboard in random spots. The brick wall was adhere to the cardboard.

Using the Leafy Flourish stamp set, I stamped the image with black ink and inked it lightly with green ink.  For the pretty sparkle I used a glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.  The flourish was fussy cut and adhere to the background paper.

The flourish was repeated to used on the bottom right corner. I stamped the  Crystal Medallion stamp with black ink and inked using a sponge and green ink.  The center was glittered using a glue pen and Sparkling Snow.  The image was fussy cut, a brad adhere to the center.  The flourish and medallion were adhere to the background page.

The honeycomb were die cut using Tim Holtz's dies.  Once they were die cut I inked them with versamark and embossed using Cooper Flame EP.

Once the embossing powder was cool they were cut in half and placed on the page.  I used several of the cut outs, inked them with Tangelo Ink and embossed them with Houndstooth embossing folder. 

Using the Tutorial for Coloring on Glitter, the butterfly was created.  The butterfly image is from the Simply Beautiful stamp set.

The sentiments were stamped using Desert Sand ink.  The sentiments are from the Camera Life and the Crystal Medallion stamp sets.

If you would like more details on this layout please visit my SNS Gallery!

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


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Daisies Tag

Good morning everyone, I hope your 4th was great!!  We had a fun day at the waterpark, a little rain put a damper our fireworks!  All in all a wonderful day spent with family!!

I gave you a sneak peek of a project to come last week and would like to share that with you today.

This stamp set was just released from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  It is a really pretty stamp set, be sure to visit the Online Store for all of the new releases for the month of July.  I started this tag with a piece of tan cardstock.  Stamp the tan cardstock with the  Crackle Background stamp and white ink. 

I then cut a piece of white cardstock a 1/4" smaller than the tan cardstock and started creating the background for my tag.  

The background was create with different stencils, ink, gesso, Journal Mixed Media stamp.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink

The image was then stamped and color with copic markers, I stamped a 2nd image and color only the middle flower, fussy cut and adhere to image with pop dots.

Using Tim Holtz's Honeycomb die, for the honeycomb.  They were inked with versamark and embossed using Cooper Flame embossing powder.  Once the die cut was cool, I applied gesso with a brush lightly to create a distressed look.  

Using the Silhouette the large butterfly was cut.  Using a brushable glue and a brush, I applied glue to the outer edges of the wings and glittered using Purple Dust.

Next repeat the same procedure,  Spirited Green glitter was applied next.

Next came the Waterfall glitter.

I brushed a small amount of glue to the center of the butterfly and added Celestial glitter.

This turned out so pretty!!  The rest of the butterflies were die cut and placed on the tag.

I hope you have enjoyed my project, if you would like complete details on this project please see my SNS Gallery!

Thanks again for stopping by and remember....Keep Stamping!!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Red White and Blue Birthday Card

I hope your 4th of July Weekend is off to a great start!!  My family and I will be traveling to the beach to spend the day celebrating our independence together!! Hope you all have a fun and safe day!  But before the fun begin I would like to share a cute side step card that I made for a birthday.  

The stamps set used for this card is just to cute and screams beach!!  You can find this set at Sparkle N Sprinkle Online store it is the Surfin' Woody set.  I create the background paper using white CS versamark and the new Patriotic Sparkle EP,  the Crackle Background stamp.  This embossing powder is so pretty you will love it!!

All the images were stamped with black ink and colored using copic markers.  The pretty sparkle you see on the boards and fence are Spirited GreenFire Engine RedBronze SplendorWaterfall and Green Iris.  The images were fussy cut out and adhere to the background.  On one of the boards and the fence I used pop dots to adhere to card.  I place Shells mudd puddles around the fence.  

The old woody was colored using copic markers and fussy cut out.  I used Fire Engine Red glitter on the body of the card.  For the bumpers and hub caps Silver Dreams was used.  For the windows I applied liquid glass to them.

Finally for the hammock and a nap, copic markers were used to color the image.  It was fussy cut out and glittered using Spirited Green, Fire Engine Red, Waterfall and Bronze Splendor glitter.  Around the bottom of the palm trees, I added Sea Glass Mudd Puddles.  

This just turned out so cute and who won't want to go to the beach and relax??  

Enjoy the celebrations and be safe!!  Thanks for stopping by and remember....Keep Stamping!!

And The Winner Is??

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's release.  To make the blog hop even more exciting, going forward, we are choosing one Grand Prize winner who will win the entire collection revealed that month!

This month EIGHT new stamp sets were introduced.  Due to a glitch on the website, all the sets will continue to be 20% off their regular price, until Monday, July 7th.   

The sets are:

Under The Mistletoe #556 - (digital available)
Feline Humor #631 - (digital available)
Old Friends #633 - (digital available)
Gran's Chair #627 - (digital available)
Winter Stream #601 - ( (digital available)
A Savior #637 - (digital available)
Beach Friends #644 - (digital available)
Daisies #619 - (digital available)

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating designers' blogs.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all EIGHT new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

Congratulations goes to 

Sandy (Cheesy) who commented on Shona's blog and said: 

You never cease to amaze me with your imagination. Love, love the cream emboss powder on the dark bg. And those glitters really sparkle and pop. Nice idea on coloring the beads too! Its another winner!

Please email Anne at to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address.

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,