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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Dec Reveal!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's December 1 Reveal.

This month FOUR new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until Dec. 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Sweetheart Frog, set #677 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Toyland Bear #674   (digi version DIGI674)
Gymnast #675   (digi version DIGI675)
Love and Kisses #676  (digi version DIGI676)
Sweetheart Frog #677   (digi version DIGI677)

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

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Last month the winner came from April's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

Hope you all are enjoying all the new releases!!  
I used the cute Toyland Bear set to create a tag for my layout.  

To create the tag I stamped the image with Teddy Brown EP and colored with copic markers.  A second image was stamped and the bear only was colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  The bear was placed on top of the first image using pop dot.

The tag was cut using my Cameo and a white gel was used to create the stitch lines.  For all that pretty sparkle I used  Sparkling Snow, Fire Engine Red and Spirited Green glitter and a glue pen. The snowflake was punched using Sizzix's Snowflake die and glittered using Sparkling Snow.  Mon Ami Gabby Embellishment was used in the center.

I used a strip of white CS and strips of  1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to create the sparkly stripes.  Place the tape on top of the CS, remove the backing one strip at a time and apply glitter to each strip.  For the strip I used Lady Luck, Silver Dreams and Fire Engine Red.  I also used 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to create the bow. You can find a tutorial HERE on how to create one.

The title was stamped with versamark and embossed with White EP.  
A few snowflakes were punched and glittered using Sparkling Snow glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by, if you would like more details on this layout please visit my SNS Gallery.
Have fun on the hop next stop is April .

(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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's Almost Thanksgiving!

Good morning everyone, it's almost Thanksgiving, and I'm thankful for so much this year!!

My Thanksgiving cards have all been made and mailed, so I thought I would share them with you.

I used SNS Crackle Background stamp and embossing folders on the leaves.  Some leaves were embossed using Gold, Autumn Medley, Pine Green EP.  The sentiment is SNS Pilgrim Thanksgiving stamp set.

For the pretty sparkle on this card I used SNS Orange Surprise and Sparkling Snow.
The front panel was embossed using Tim Holtz's woodgrain embossing folder.  For the turkey breast I created the paper using my gelli plate.

The front panel paper was created using leaves from outside and a gelli plate.  The sparkle is Sparkling Snow and Spirited Green glitter from SNS.

And finally a project my daughter and I did for her secret sister at church.  This cute acorn holds small treats and is just so cute.  This was cut using my Cameo, inked and put together.  

I embossed the leaves with the Houndtooth embossing folder.  For the top of the acorn I stamped it with SNS Crackle Background stamp with white ink.  Tied a ribbon and filled it with a few treats!

Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving!

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

Halloween Projects

Good morning everyone!!  I would like to share my Halloween cards and treat bags that I made for my sweet grandchildren!!  I'm a little late in getting these up on the blog, but hope you enjoy them!

The haunted house card in box was created using svg files and cut using my Cameo Silhouette.  I just love this machine, it has taken my crafting to a new level!!  To add a little sparkle to the card I used SNS Orange Surprise and Reflection glitter.  For the cute treat bags I stamped the spider web and cut the haunted houses with my Silhouette.  The treat bag toppers were also created using the Silhouette.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, I'm off to try and finish my Christmas Cards.  My hubby informed me he needs about 20 cards for his work alone, so I better get going on these.

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

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy 12th Birthday

Happy Sunday all!!  We have had a wonderful weekend celebrating our oldest grandson's 12th birthday.  He is such a loving, caring boy and a joy in our lives.  We celebrated yesterday with presents, cake and some outdoor fun.  I wanted to share the card I made for him.  

Here is our sweet birthday boy with his card!!

The front of the card!  All of the glitters are from SNS.  The background paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug's Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I used Sizzix's Pop N Cuts Star Insert, along with the Party Set #2 dies to create the inside of the card.  

He loved the card which makes me happy.  

Thanks for stopping by hope your day is blessed and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Let It Snow!

Good Morning everyone, I would like to share a winter layout with you!  The Pine Forest stamp and Snow One Like You stamp set were used on this layout. 

 The pine trees were stamped with versamark and embossed using Christmas Green Marbled EP and fussy cut out.

I cut the snowflake overlay using the Cameo Silhouette.  The snow banks were die cut and  the edges were inked with blue ink.  The banks were then inked with versamark and embossed using Velvet Sparkle EP.

The deer was die cut using Tim Holtz's Reindeer Flight from chipboard and inked with dust rust ink.  Pine branches were punched and place on the deer along with a pearl and bow.

The sentiment from Snow One Like You was stamped and punched with a circle punch.  The Let It Snow embellishment were cut using my Cameo Silhouette.  The flourish was die cut and glittered using Silver Dreams glitter.

Along the edges of the LO,  I placed 1/8" and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.  1/8" Tape was glittered with Blue Lightning, and the 1/4" with Silver Dreams.  The snowflake was also cut using Cameo Silhouette.

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

Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Nov. Winners!!

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

This month FIVE new stamp sets were  introduced.  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)

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers' blogs.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive 

 each of the New Reveal rubber stamp sets (or digi versions, if preferred)

Congratulations goes to 

who said "loulouNovember 2, 2014 at 6:34 AM
Wow April your card is absolutely stunning. The mirror card gates are gorgeous. I love your glittery doves. I can see this design changed up to a wedding or anniversary card too."
who commented on April's blog.

Please email Anne at to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number (if you are an international winner).

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,