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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1st Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's November 1 Reveal.

This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until November 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Finn's Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)
Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)
Finn's Scarf #671  (digi version DIGI671)
Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)
Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)

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

all FIVE of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

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 Nov 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

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!
Last month the winner came from my blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

This month I worked with the digital version of the Christmas Dove.  I sized it a little larger, that's the fun of using digital you can make it any size.  

The images was printed twice and the doves were cut out of one of them and flocked using  Twinkling Clouds.   Once dry they were placed on top of the colored image with pop dots.  The sentiment was printed slightly bigger as well.

The glittery corners are cut using Anne Griffin die and glittered using brushable glue and Golden Silver glitter.  The edges of the card are glittered using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and Fire Engine Red glitter.

The background paper is embossed using the new Christmas embossing folders from Anne Griffin.  

Using the same digital stamps I created a snow globe shaker card with a smaller image.

The image was printed and colored using copic makers.  I used Spellbinder Circle Dies to create my globe. Punched snowflakes for inside the globe along with Diamond Dust glitter for the shaker effect. 

The background is the same Anne Griffin snowflake embossing folder.  The sentiment was printed and added to the bottom of the globe.
The sparkle around the globe is Fire Engine Red and Golden Silver glitter.  The pretty snowflake was cut and glittered using Sparkling Snow glitter.

For the edges of the card I used 1/8" Tear-ific Tape and Fire Engine Red glitter and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and Pine Grove tinsel glitter.  The look is so pretty!!

By using digital stamps I was able to create two different sizes images with the same stamp. 
If you would like all the details on these two cards please visit my GALLERY.

Hope you are enjoying all the beautiful project by our amazing Design Team.  Good luck to you all!!  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Good Afternoon

Hope you all have had a great day!!  Just wanted to share my card for the Hope You Can Cling To  challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Today's challenge was to create your own background paper without using any DP.  Here is a look at my card.

I used my gelli plate, leaves from outside and Tim Holtz's bubble stencil to create my background.  The sunflower images are from SNS Sunflower Stamp Set.  They were colored using copic markers and glittered using Cherry Lemonade, Spirited Green and Bronze Splendor glitter.

 For the braided side, I saw a tutorial this morning on how to create this look and had to try it.  It's really simple and looks so pretty.  You can find the template HERE,

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great evening and remember...Keep Stamping!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Good Morning!!

Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday!!  

I have been playing along with Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To Challenge. This has really been fun.  Sparkle N Sprinkle is one of the sponsor so we were asked to submit cards for this challenge.  At first I did not know if I could keep up with a card a day, but it has been so much fun!! 

I would like to share my last to cards with you today.

This one was for yesterday's challenge using the  Bokeh Techinque, Challenge #HYCCT1425.  I used SNS Tulips Stamp set  and A Little Note stamp set for the sentiment, along with Surf and Sparkling Snow glitter for the beautiful sparkle.  The image was colored with copic markers.  I found a Jolee  pink ribbon embellishment in my stash that fit perfect with my card.  This is a really fun technique you can find a tutorial Here at Splitcoast or Here at SNS.

Just so happened I finished this card on Friday and it fit this morning challenge Let's Cheer Challenge #HYCCT1426,  There were several requirement for this challenge:

B...use black   O...use at least one circle layer  O...use some type of round gem  B...use blue
S...use a sentiment

For this card I used the Digital Snow Family from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Printed and colored the image with copic markers.  The dolly was embossed using Blue Silver EP.  For the pretty bling I used Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh.  The image and snowflakes were glittered using Sparkling Snow.  I just loved how pretty this turned out.

I hope you all have time to visit the gallery on Splitcoaststampers for all the beautiful project for this challenge, and if you have time play along!!

Have a wonderful day thanks for stopping by and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling to Challenge

Good evening all,  wanted to share a card that I made for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers, day 23.  It was to use tissue paper on your project.  Here is what I came up with.

I used the Faux Silk technique for the image and sentiment.  You can find a tutorial HERE for details.  The stamped image is Sparkle N Sprinkle's  Winter Cardinal stamp set.  The background paper was embossed using Anne Griffin Christmas folders.  The image was colored using copic markers and glittered using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkling Snow glitter.

If you have time take a look at all the beautiful project at Splitcoaststampers.  This is a really fun challenge with a new challenge everyday.

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hope You Can Cling Challenge

Good morning everyone, hope your day is off to a great start!!  
Over at Splitcoaststampers they are hosting a wonderful challenge for the month of October.  
Hope you all have time to check it out!!

This morning challenge was to create a card showing love without using the word love on the front of the card.  Here is what I came up with!

I used the sweet Old Friend stamp set and the sentiment from A Little Note stamp set.  Both stamp sets are from Sparkle N Sprinkle. 

The sweet old friends were colored using copic markers.  To add some sparkle to these old cuties, I used Sparkling Snow, Bubble Gum, Evening Glow and Waterfall all from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

The background paper was embossed using Anne Griffin's embossing folder.

To create the sparkly pink ribbon, I used 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and Bubble Gum glitter.
HERE is a wonderful tutorial on how to create this.  

I hope you all have time to play along this is for a wonderful cause. 

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Is In The Air!!

Good morning everyone!!  I'm just loving this beautiful fall weather here in TX. 
It has been just nice the last few days!!  I would like to share a fall tag with you this morning using one of the new releases from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This is the Welcome Autumn stamp set.

I cut my tag using my Silhouette and embossed it using Tim Holtz's Woodgrain Embossing folder.  After embossing the tag was inked using distress ink and stamped using the Journal Mixed Media stamp randomly.  The leaves were cut from the Silhouette are punched using Fisker leaf punch.  The 2 smaller leaves were stamped using Journal Mixed Media stamp set.  The larger leaf was embossed with the Houndtooth embossing folder.

The tag and leaves were distressed with a little gesso.

To finish off the top of the tag, a piece of fall ribbon was placed right below the top of the tag.  A strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape was placed in the middle of the ribbon, removed backing and glittered using Green Nugget glitter.  A bow and button were added and distressed with gesso.

The embossed borders added to the bottom of the tag are from the Anne Griffin collections.  They were embossed, die cut and inked.  A strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape was added to the top of the borders, and glittered using Bronze Splendor glitter.  The sentiment was stamped with versamark and embossed using Teddy Brown EP.  The entire tag was then mist with Pearl Mist.

I hope you have enjoyed my project!!  If you would like more details please visit my SNS Gallery.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Welcome Autumn

Good morning everyone!!  Today I would like to share a card that I made using Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Welcome Autumn stamp set.  

The image was stamped and colored using copic markers and fussy cut out.  

Using a glue pen some sparkle was added to the image using Sparkling Snow on the cats, butterflies and bird. Autumn Medley on the pumpkins, and Green Iris  on the white pumpkin.

The grass and leaves were die cut and inked.  

The banner was die cut and stamped with the sentiment.  

For the sunflower I used the Sunflower stamp set.  The flower was stamped with black ink and fussy cut out.  The center of the flower was filled in with dimensional glue and Bronze Splendor glitter was added.
For the rest of the flower Evening Glow glitter was applied using a glue pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by, if you would like more details, please visit my SNS Gallery.

Have a wonderful day and remember.....Keep Stamping!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's Going To Be A Princess and Pirate Party

Hi all!!  I hope you all are having a great day.  Just put the finishing touches on the party favor boxes, hats and birthday cards for my twin grand babies Andy and Alyssa!!  They will be turning 4 on the 15th of October and will be having their party this weekend.  Here is a look at their invite!

Each pirate and princess will get one of these!

And finally I always make them a birthday card.  My grand daughter Alyssa just loves to get handmade cards.  She always says you made this for me, Mamaw.  It just makes my day, I love that it makes her so happy to get my cards.

Front of the card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a wonderful evening and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Eat Drink and Be Scary

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  Just wanted to share my card that I gave a sneak peek of last week during Sparkle N Sprinkle's Oct. Reveal.  This card is using the new Witches Brew stamp set!

I used an embossing folder for the spider web background.  Inked the embossing with a purple ink.  Layered it onto black CS.  Using a white gel pen I added dots.  For that pretty sparkle around the edges I used Berry Pudding Tinsel Glitter.  This glitter is so Pretty!!

 I stamped my witch image once on white CS, a 2nd time on DP and a 3rd time on DP.  I cut out section of the image from the DP and glue it on top of the image on white CS.  I finished coloring the remaining parts of the image with copic markers.  She was fussy cut out.

Using Halloween DP, I created a cute little banner for the top of my card and topped it off with a bow.  A small strip of Diamond Mesh was added to the top.

I cut an oval using Spellbinder's Fancy Ovals, stamped the sentiment with versamark and embossed using Black Detail EP.  For the glitter around the oval, I used brushable glue lightly brushed around the edges and alternated Purple FusionSpirited Green and Champagne glitter.  I love had pretty this came out.  The cute little cat was stamped and colored with copic markers.  

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did making it.  If you would like more details on this card please visit my SNS Gallery.

Have a wonderful week and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Good evening everyone!! This past week I received happy mail from the Flying Unicorn, the October KOM!!  I just love getting happy mail, these kits are so much fun and packed full of all kind of goodies.  The OTP project this month is a wooden coffin.  I could not wait to get started on this, perfect for my Halloween decorations.  Here is a look at what I came up with!

I painted the coffin and let it dry.  Once dry I added stenciling using embossing paste, while it was still wet a little sparkle was added using SNS Purple Rain glitter.  Using SNS dimensional glue on acetate, with Green Nugget glitter, I created the green slime.  I distressed the skeleton that I picked up at the Dollar Tree with gesso.

The roses are made using the modeling clay and the Wow's 3d Rose Moulds, from this month kit.  I distressed the rosees with a little black ink.  A little sparkle was added to some of the roses using SNS brushable glue and Sparkling Snow glitter.  Added a banner, feathers, spiders, bats and lace for a comfy place to rest!

Have a great week everyone and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Good Morning

Woke up to some very pleasant cool temps. this morning (yay)!!  Fall is in the air, and time to work on Christmas cards for this year.  Here is a look at a card I just finished using Elizabeth Craft's Evergreen Pivot Tree Dies.  I just love this set, knew I had to have it when Karen Burniston previewed it!  

Really pleased with the end results!!  

For all the pretty sparkle on the card I used SNS glitters.  Fire Engine RedElegant EmeraldChampangeSilver Dreams and Sparkling Snow are the glitters I used.  They all can be found in the online SNS store.

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

Friday, October 3, 2014

1st Christmas Card of the Year!

Hi everyone hope you  have had a great week!!  I just finished my first Christmas card of the season and wanted to share with you!

I used several different dies on this cute card!  To create the card base, Sizzix's Pop N Cuts circle die was used.   I just love how cute it turned out, and my little grand daughter just loved it!! The dies used are Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House, Evergreen Pivot Card, and the Outdoor Edges.  

 I used a white gel pen on the trees and roof top to add a little extra to them!

For the sentiment I went to my Silhouette files and this worked just perfect!

I used Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters for all the "Sparkle"!!  The glitters used are Fire Engine Red, Elegant Emerald, Sparkling Snow, Golden Silver and Silver Dreams.

Here is a look at the front of the card.  The edges of the card was cut using Elizabeth Craft Design Agatha Edges.  The white CS was embossed using Anna Griffin's Christmas embossing folders, border dies and snowflake die.  I just love how she has the embossing border folders that go along with the dies.  A strip of 1/8 Tear-ific tape was added and covered with Silver Dreams glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend and remember.....Keep Stamping!!

I will be entering this card in Scrapy Land #3 Challenge

October Reveal Winner!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's release.  One Grand Prize winner will win the entire collection revealed this month!

This month SIX new stamp sets were  introduced.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Bubble Gum, set #664 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Welcome Autumn #650   (Digi version - DIGI650)
Party Penguins #654  (Digi version - DIGI654)
Witches Brew #660  (Digi version - DIGI660)
Bubble Gum #664  (Digi version - DIGI664)
Beautiful Friendship #665  (Digi version - DIGI665)

Ellie's Dance Lesson #667  (Digi version - DIGI667)

 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) each of the new reveal rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

Congratulations goes to 
Jean Bullock

who commented on Belinda's blog:
Wonderful textures and colors and embellishment. You have captured the fun feeling of Halloween. Well done.

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

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,