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

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle's September 1st Reveal

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

This month we are doing something a little different.  Instead of releasing new stamp sets, we decided to do a themed reveal.  Our theme is "Beach/Water" related, so you will see lots of different stamp sets used by our Designers.   Any "beach themed" set will be 20% off until Sept 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

Big Day 749 
is the stamp set featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.

Here are a few of the Beach themed sets being used this month:

Tropical 158 (digi version DIGI158)
Ocean Treasures 560 (digi version DIGI560jj)
Sea Lady 735 (digi version DIGI735)
Mermaid Kisses 529 (rubber only)
Surf's Up 455  (digi version DIGI455)
Beach Babes 473 (digi version DIGI473m)

On Sept 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 get to choose FOUR beach/water themed stamp sets of his/her choice (or the digi version, if preferred).

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

In addition to our regular Designers, two of our 2015 Guest Designers this month, Ani and Chris are with us again this month.

The Blog Hop order this month is:
Belinda (your Here)

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

Hope you all have had a wonderful summer!!  I enjoyed 2 weeks with my grandchildren visiting Disneyland and beach fun on the beautiful California beaches!!  Love this month's reveal using all the fun beach stamp sets!  On my layout I used the Tropical stamp set along with Camera Life and Flourishes #2.

To start creating my background paper I used a 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper that was trimmed to 11 x 11.  The flourishes were stamped with versamark and embossed with White EP.  The next step was to add color, that was done using Ultramarine Blue and Violet Color Burst.  Small amount of powder was sprinkled all over the paper and misted with water.  The colors just came to life and created the perfect background.  Next I used a Tim Holtz's stencil along with white embossing paste randomly around the page.  Once dry the larger dots were created with a second stencil, embossing paste and Ocean glitter.

The next step was to create my embellishments for my layout.  I started stamping my sea shells with versamark and embossed with Glitzy Gold and Hit the Beach EP.  Color was added using copic markers.  The shells were then fussy cut out, and small dots of liquid glass was added to them.

Using my Silhouette the other chipboard embellishments were cut. 
The title was stamped using a stamp from the Camera Life stamp set.  Versamark ink was used to stamp the title and it was embossed with Sapphire EP

Small sea shells were added to the layout along with cheese cloth.  Once the elements were on the page small amount of gesso was added to give a distressed look.

The larger chipboard flourish was covered with gesso and a bit of sparkle was added by apply Sparkling Snow glitter while the gesso was still wet.

Sparkle was also added to the sea shells using a small brush, brushable glue and Sparkling Snow glitter.

Pearls were added for a little extra bling.
The layout was then glued to a 12 x 12 piece of white cardstock.  The edges were distressed and inked with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout, the next stop on our blog hop is Shona

Have fun and enjoy all the beautiful project our talented designers have created.  Good luck to you all!!

A little sneak peek of more beach project to come!!  Hope you will come back to see the reveal!!

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.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cancer Awareness

Good afternoon everyone, hope you have had a great day!!  I'm sharing today my last card made for SNS August Reveal.  It was created using Die-Versions Awareness Butterfly die and SNS Pink Ribbon Background stamp set.

The butterfly was die cut using sticker paper.  I removed the protective backing and glittered using Ocean glitter.  

The background paper was created by stamping the background stamp with versamark and embossed using White EP.  The background paper was then misted and Alizarin Crimson, Violet and Ultramarine Blue Color Burst was applied.  I misted alittle more and let the colors come to life.  

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Walk For A Cure

 Good morning everyone, today I am sharing a Latch Card for Cancer Awareness.  I choose the color purple for this ribbon, it represents Cancer Survivors.


To create the background I used the Pink Ribbon Background Stamp.  I stamped the image with versamark and embossed with White EP.  Then using Color Burst Violet and Ultramarine Blue along with water the background came to life.  I really love how pretty this turned out.  For a little added sparkle the heart were glittered using a glue pen and Purple Dust glitter.


The Awareness Butterfly ribbon is from Die-Version.  It was die cut from sticker paper and glittered using Purple Rain glitter.  I traced around the outside of the ribbon onto sticker paper and cut out.  Removed the backing and placed the purple ribbon on top.  The open areas were then glittered using Sparkling Snow glitter.


The sentiment was stamped with versamark and embossed using Venus Violet EP.


The flower embellishment is a image from the Sunflower Stamp Set.  It was stamped with black ink and colored with copic markers.
Along the edge a piece of 1/8 Tear-ific Tape was added and glittered using Purple Dust glitter.


I finished off the inside of the card using the small sunflower from the Sunflower Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Iris Frame Stamp Set.  Three small pearls were added using Opal Liquid Pearls.
Have a wonderful day and remember...Keep Stamping!!

Monday, August 3, 2015


If you are looking for the Joint Awareness Blog Hop, you can find it HERE!

Good evening everyone, hope you have had a wonderful day!!  The Joint Awareness Blog Hop with Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions is ending tomorrow, hope you all had a chance to stop by and see all the wonderful designs from the Design Teams!!  There are wonderful prizes to be won and all the proceeds from this hop will go to Cancer Research.

I am sharing my second card using the Awareness Ribbon Doily and the Pink Ribbon Background stamp set.  

To start my card I created the background paper using Ken Oliver's Alizarin Crimson Color Burst on a piece of white watercolor paper.  I just love these Color Burst they are beautiful colors and so much fun to work with!!  Once the background was dry a strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape was added to the edges and glittered using Bubblegum glitter.
The white frame was die cut using Spellbinder's Majestic Labels Twenty Five dies from white cardstock and adhered to a piece of sticker paper.  Sparkling Snow glitter was burnished with my finger tool to the open areas of the die cut.

The pink frame was cut using the smaller die from the Majestic Label Twenty Five inked with versamark and embossed using Velvet Sparkle EP.  I stamped the background stamp with versamark and embossed using Black Detail EP and die cut using the same die set.  I colored in the hearts and added sparkle using a glue pen and Bubblegum glitter.
The ribbon was die cut from white cardstock inked with versamark and embossed using Cotton Candy EP.  Using a piece of sticker paper I traced around the ribbon, removed the backing and placed the embossed ribbon on top.  Sparkling Snow glitter was applied to the open area of the ribbon.
The ribbon was placed on the card using pop dots.  The sentiment was stamped with versamark embossed with Black Detail EP and fussy cut around.

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