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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle's July 1st Reveal

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

We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until July 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

3 Wisemen 720   (digi version DIGI720M)
Christmas Goose 721   (digi version DIGI721B)
Reindeer 722   (digi version DIGI722J)
Tree Scene 723   (digi version DIGI723J)

On July 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 Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on July 3 on the SNS Facebook page and here on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

In addition to our regular Designers, we are happy to introduce you to two new Guest Designers this month.  Ani and Chris will be our Guest Designers for the months of July, August, and September.  We'd also like to say Thank You to our first set of Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, for a job well done!

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Belinda (that's me)

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

Just love Christmas in July, and these stamp sets are just wonderful!!!  I played with all of them and had so much fun.  For the blog hop, Two stamp sets were used, Reindeer and Tree Scene.  I started my card by cutting a snowflake gate fold card with my Silhouette.  Here is the inside of my card.

To create this winter scene, I used the Lacy Glitter Background technique. The beautiful sparkle was made using Sticker Paper, a Snowflake Metal die,  Olaf White and Waterfall glitter, a.  I hope you can see all the "Sparkle"  it turned out so pretty. Instead of using the lace, I used a metal stencil.  A strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape was placed along the edges and glittered using Sassy Silver.  If you have not tried the Lacy Background, you must give it a try!!  It is so beautiful and really makes your project Sparkle!!!  HERE  you can find all the details on how to make it.

Now the fun began creating this winter scene!

The snowbanks were created using Elizabeth Craft Design Outdoor Edges. The edges were inked and arranged on the background paper.

The sweet little deer was stamped with black ink colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I used a white gel pen and added his spots.  A small amount of sparkle was added to his chest using a glue pen and Sparkling Snow.  He was then placed on the snow bank and White Liquid Applique was added.  I wanted a little sparkle on the Liquid Applique so once it had dried and been heated with the heat gun, I used a glue pen to add stickiness and lightly dusted with Sparkling Snow.

The steps were repeated for the trees.  Just love the look of the Applique!!

The sentiment was stamped with versamark and embossed using Black Detail EP.  It was fussy cut out.

Here is a look at the card front when closed!
Just love all that beautiful Sparkle!!

The image was stamped with black ink, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  The chest and antlers were glittered using a glue pen and Sparkling Snow.  White Liquid Applique was added under their hoofs. They were attached to the card front only on the right half of the card.

I cut the snowflakes using sticker paper, removed the backing and glittered with Sassy Silver glitter.

A little sneak peek of project to come using all of the other stamp sets revealed this month!

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)  Last month the winning comment came from Eret's blog.  Who will be the Mystery Designer this month?? 

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Find out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist with special recognition on the SNS Facebook page as well as the Creative Challenge Winner's post.  From time to time, we also have special prizes just for Featured Artists.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Chris.  Have fun and enjoy all the beautiful projects from all the talented designers.

Good luck to all, thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Give A Girl The Right Shoes

Good morning everyone, hope you are having a good start to your day!!  I would like to share my layout using the newly released Ballet stamp set.  In this layout the sentiment is the only stamp used, and it fits this layout perfectly. These sweet little feet are my precious granddaughter's!  

The cardstock was prepped using gesso.  Once the gesso was dry I placed a stencil on top of the  layout and applied  Dreamweaver Embossing paste.  Once the stencil was removed a light dusting of Sparkling Snow was applied for a bit of sparkle.  I repeated the stenciling using a different stencil with Memento Sweet Plum ink.  Dimensional Glue was applied to the inked stencil randomly and micro beads were added. Color was added to the background with small pieces of gelatos mixed with water and lightly misted around the page.  

Chipboard Dolly was inked using versamark and embossed  using Velvet Sparkle EP.  Strips of cardstock were embossed, stenciled and layered behind the photo.  A small journaling tag was cut and embossed.  The star frame was cut using my Silhouette.  It was inked with versamark and embossed with Tinsel EP.  Sparkle was added to the shoes using a glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.  

The Ornamental Tag One from Spellbinders was die cut and the sentiment stamped using versamark and embossed with Black Detail EP.  I took a glue pen to the swirls and flower and glittered them with Orchid glitter.  Liquid Pearl White Opal was added to the center of the flower.

The orchids were die cut using Spellbinder Die D-Lites Orchid.  Color was added to the centers using copic markers.  Lavender Iris glitter was added to the edges with a brush and Brushable Glue.

Closer look at the banners and background

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