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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle's May 1st Reveal

 Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 May 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

This month we are doing something a little different.  Instead of releasing new stamp sets, all the Designers have been creating projects with Dreamweaver stencils, using various techniques and products.

Be sure to visit the SNS Blog all month long, as well as the Designers' blogs (you can click on the Designers' names to go directly to their blogs) to see different techniques used with the stencils.   Each Designer always posts 2 different projects to the SNS Blog and 4 different projects to their personal blogs each month.   
Some of the techniques you see throughout the month is dry embossing with your stencil; double glitter technique; combining embossing pastes with glitter, embossing powders, flock, and/or guilded flakes; using the embossing paste as a resist; double embossing paste technique and lots of other fun ideas.

 All Dreamweaver stencils, soap, and embossing pastes are 20% off until May 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  
Large Feather is the stencil featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.

On May 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.  

The winner will be able to choose $55 worth of any products listed under the Stencils and Templates category, plus mica powders (Pearl Ex) and of course, glitters, embossing powders, flock, and sticker paper or adhesive sheets.

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.  

We are pleased to have Diane and Ashley, two of our 2015 Guest Designers,  joining us again this month. They will be our Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

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

I just loved this month's reveal!!!  Stenciling, embossing paste, gesso and glitter are my favorite things to use!!  To start my card I covered a piece of cardstock with gesso and let dry this will be used to create the background paper. For my card I chose the Twisted Easel Card, you will need to cut your cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11". Score the front of the card in half to create a triangle, then decorate as you wish. You can find a tutorial on how to make a Twisted Easel Card here.

Once the gesso was dry I randomly covered it with gelatos.  The piece was lightly sprayed with water and blended together to create the background for my card.  I laid the Three Hibiscus Stencil on top of the background paper and started wiping different areas of the stencil to remove the color. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this)

Here you can see how the baby wipe removes the color and creates a beautiful look!

Next I placed a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-fic Tape on top of white cardstock, removed the protective backing.  You will need to rub Coconut Soap on the back of your stencil so that it will come off easily.  The stencil used to create this beautiful butterfly is Dreamweaver Heliconia Butterfly.  Place the stencil on top of the tape and I glittered and flocked using Autumn Sparkle SS, Periwinkle, Night Sky SS, you will need to work slowly and try not to mix the glitters.  I removed the stencil and covered the entire piece with Lavender Iris.  Next you will need to fussy cut the butterfly out.

The same procedure was used for the 2nd butterfly with different glitter.  The glitter used on the 2nd butterfly are Rapture Blue, Spirited Green, Golden Rod and Princess Anna Fuchia.

To create the center panel, I placed a piece of Fabric Adhesive Sheet on top of a piece of white cardstock, removed the backing from the top of the sheet.  Using the same Three Hibiscus stencil and rubbing the back with the Coconut Soap lay the stencil on top of the adhesive sheet.  Using Princess Anna Fichia, Green Nugget and Golden Rod glitter, I covered the stencil slowly and very careful. Here is a tutorial on how to apply glitter to  a stencil.  Once the stencil area was covered I removed the stencil and covered the entire piece with Sparkling Snow.  Oh how pretty and sparkly it was!!!!

To create my bottom panel I used the same technique and covered the piece with gelatos misted with water and blended them together.  Once dry I laid the Mini Quatrefoil Stencil on top and used a baby wipe to wipe away the color.  The stencil was then laid back on top and randomly covered with embossing paste.  While the paste was still wet I lightly dusted with Sparkling Snow glitter.

This card turned out so beautiful, I was so happy with the end results!!!  

Side view of my card the sentiment was stamped with black ink and layered.  A small strip of ribbon was placed on the bottom and the sentiment placed on top.

Here is a sneak peek of projects to come using Dreamweaver stencils, hope you will stop back by to see the reveal and all the details!!

We love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Last month Diane was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month????

Next stop on your blog hop is Diane,  good luck to all!!

Thanks so much for stopping by have fun, see you soon!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Good Morning All

Happy Friday everyone, hope you are ready for the weekend!!  Today I would like to share my design based on Sparkle N Sprinkle's April Techinque Video.  This is such an easy way to create a beautiful sparkly card, and with Sparkle N Sprinkle's 2 1/2 Tear-ifc Tape and beautiful glitter you will be so happy with the end result!!

I used the Sunflower stamp set and stamped the main image onto vellum with versamark and embossed with White Detail EP.  Once the embossing had cool I flipped it over and color the image with copic markers.  The image was then cut out.  This was my first try with the vellum and embossing and I really like how it turned out.
Taking my orange layer I stamped the smaller image around the top and bottom with versamark and embossed using Clear EP.  A strip of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape was placed on a piece of cardstock.  The backing was removed and the butterflies were die cut using the protective backing.  They were place randomly on top of the tape.  With the butterfly mask in place I covered the tape with Starfire glitter, brushed off the excess glitter and removed the masks.  The butterflies were then covered using Sunset glitter.  The sparkle is just so pretty!!

Small pearls were placed in the middle of the butterflies.

Closer look at this beautiful sunflower.  The white embossing just makes the whole image pop!!

Here is a look at my second card using the same techinque!

This card was made using the Friendship Flowers stamp set just released this month!  The pretty glitter on this card is Princess Anna Fuschsia.

The image was stamped and colored using copic markers.  I fussy cut the image out and inked the entire image with versamark and embossed using Velvet Sparkle EP.

Here is the video with all the details on how to create this beautiful sparkly card!!

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Get Well Wishes

Good afternoon everyone, hope your is day is going great!!!  I would like to share my last card using the newly released Old Well stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  For this card I only used the sweet little bunnies and sentiment.  

To create the brick wall I embossed white cardstock with Tim Holtz's brick wall embossing folder.  Using pastel chalks I colored the wall and torn along one edge.  The wall was adhere to the front panel of my card and distressed around the edges.  The sentiment was stamped using versamark and embossed with Raspberry Tart EP.  Using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and Green Nugget glitter a glittery edge was create for the card base.

This sweet butterfly is from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Brocade Background stamp set.  It was stamped using pastel inks and glittered using a glue pen, Spirited Green and Evening Glow glitter.  

I stamped those cute little bunnies with black ink and colored using copic markers.  I used Elizabeth Craft's Design Outdoors Edges die for the grass and Memory Box Fence Die for the little fence.  A small strip of Mon Ami Gabby diamond mesh was added to the middle of the grass and finished off with a sweet dragonfly brad.

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

There Is Beauty In Simple Things

Good morning everyone, today I would like to share a card with you using the newly released Spring Window stamp set.  Hope you all are enjoying some spring weather!! 

To create the background for this card I used an embossing folder, super adhesive sheet and Mimosa flocking.  First place the adhesive sheet on top of your cardstock, remove the backing and cover with the flocking.  Remove all the excessive flocking with a brush, then run your flocked cardstock through the embossing folder.  This really makes a beautiful background piece. 

The image was stamped with versamark and embossed using Teddy Brown EP.  I colored my image using Prisma Watercolor pencils.  A little sparkle was added using a glue pen and Spirited Green OrchidStarfire and Waterfall glitter.

The sentiment was stamped with brown ink.  For the corner borders they were die cut and glittered using brushable glue and Sparkling Snow glitter.  

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


 Good afternoon everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!  Today I would like to share a card with you from my sneak peek using the new Friendship Flowers stamp set!! 

I created my background using a spritzer, stencil and copic markers.  Once the background was finished, the  circle was cut  in the middle of the background paper using Spellbinder's circle dies.  To create a frame for my circle I using the same die and one, 1 size smaller from blue cardstock.  

The image was stamped with black ink and colored using copic markers.  I fussy cut the image and glittered using a glue pen, Surf , Rapture Blue, Daisy and Sparkling Snow glitter. The image was then placed on top of the circle using foam dots.

The banner was stamped with versamark and embossed using Black Detail EP.

 Anna Griffin's corner dies were used for the 2 corners.  They were cut using sticker paper, I removed the backing and glittered using Rapture Blue glitter.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and thanks so much for stopping by!!!  See you soon!