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

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle's March 1st Reveal

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

We have Three new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until March 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:

Honey Bees 775 (digi version DIGI775)
Lucky Charm 776  (digi version DIGI776)
 Donna's Stylin' Sayings 777  (digi version DIGI777)

On March 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

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.)

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????

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.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

I hope you are enjoying the new releases this month, I really loved the new stamp sets this month!!  For my project I choose to use the Honey Bee's digi set. Using several of the stamps I arranged them onto the card stock and printed.  I did not resize the set just printed off the color version and fussy cut out the beehive.

I created my card background on a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white cardstock.  I placed the honeycomb die across the cardstock and cut.  I then cut a second honeycomb out of  white cardstock to be used later.  The background panel was layered onto a piece of yellow cardstock placing a strip of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape  under the cut out honeycomb. The protective backing was removed and the honeycomb die was placed on top of the tape.  The openings were then covered with Sunny Daze glitter.

I placed a strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape along the edges of the yellow cardstock and  glitter using Sunny Daze glitter.  Sparkle was added to the beehive using a glue pen, Sparkling Snow and Spirited Green glitter.  

Using the 2nd set of honeycomb I cut them apart and placed along the top edges. I used the cut out from the honeycomb for a little embellishments.  They were glittered using brushable glue and Sunny Daze.  They were placed on top of the card base using glue and pop dots.  Small pearls were added and glitter on the cute little bees was added using a glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, have fun on the blog hop your next stop is ANNE!

Friday, February 19, 2016

A Chirpy Hello

Good morning everyone, hope you have had a wonderful week! Today I would like to share a card using the Secret Garden stamp set and the digi, along with Nesting Bird stamp set. To start my card I printed and cut the the re sized bird for the focal point of my card.  This was done using my Silhouette.   A second bird was stamped using the rubber stamp.  Both images were colored using copic markers.   Sparkle was added using a glue pen, Sunny Daze and Sparkle Snow glitter..  The background was embossed using a Anna Griffin embossing folder.  The leaves were die cut using the Branches and Leaves Sizzix die.  Small flowers were punched using a Fisher punch edges inked and a small pearl placed in the center.

The sentiment was stamped and punched out using a 1″ circle punch.
A Chirpy Hello

The bird cage was die cut using Tim Holtz’s Caged Bird die.  Chipboard was used for the cage, and it was distressed using Dreamweaver’s Crackle Embossing Paste.  Once the paste was dry it was inked using Memento Espresso Truffle.
A Chirpy Hello
Small pearls were added to the bottom of the cage.
A Chirpy Hello
Using Anna Griffin’s corner dies, the Kiss Cut Technique, Sticker PaperPistachio and Shell Pink glitter the sparkly corners were created.  This is a really fun and pretty technique.
Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day and remember..... Keep Stamping!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Faux Fresco Techinque

Good morning all, posting today from the beautiful state of Arizona!!  Today I would like to share a card using the newly released Secret Garden stamp from SparkleNSprinkle and the Faux Fresco techinque from Splitcoaststampers.  This was a really fun techinque and I was so pleased with the end results.  HERE you will find a tutorial on how to create this look.  I used a new embossing folder from Anna Griffin, Inktense Pencils, white acrylic paint, Sparkle EP (instead of clear) this added the pretty sparkle to the background.  The edges were inked.

Here is a closer look at the background!  

The bracket was cut using my Silhouette and the key image was stamped with Stazon ink and colored with watercolors.  Using a glue pen, Sparkling Snow and Evening Glow glitter a touch of sparkle was added.  A strip of glitter ribbon was run through the label and adhered to the back of the background panel.  

A small silver Pull Ribbon was added to the label and a small flower was punched using a Fisker Punch. 

Hope you will give this technique a try it is really pretty and fun to create!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, have a blessed day and remember.....Keep Stamping!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Good morning all hope you are ready for the Valentine's Day weekend!!  I would like to share with you today my Valentine cards made for the family!

 Tea bag holders for my son, daughter, son-in-law and husband.  These are a fun way for a little treat holder.  Here you can find a tutorial.

Heart easel card made for my daughter using the new Anna Griffin Heart Dies and Sparkle N Sprinkle EP.

Card made for my grandson using the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.

Queen of Heart card made for my husband, using the Anna Griffin minc foil designs, Anna Griffin heart dies and Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters.

My to little grandsons shaker cards!

And lastly my sweet little granddaughter's card box!!  She gets so excited about her handmade cards!!
 Hope you all have a sweet day and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Embrace Every Season

Good morning, everyone hope you all are having a wonderful day.  Today I would like to share a card with you using the newly released Secret Garden stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle
To start my card I used Spellbinder's Majestic Labels dies.  The pink cardstock was die cut and a piece of sticker paper was placed on the backside.  Pistachio glitter was used on the open areas. Using a glue pen I ran a small line around the pink layer and glittered with Pistachio glitter. 
The sweet little girl was stamped onto watercolor paper and die cut using the same die set.  The image was then colored with Inktense Pencils.  Using a glue pen sparkle was added using, Waterfall, Evening Glow and Spirited Green glitter.  A small flower was punched, and small rhinestone was added to the center and placed on the hat of the girl.
The sentiment was stamped using a stamp from the Daisies stamp set with versamark and embossed with Black Detail EP.  It was punched with a circle punch.  To complete the card I used the Mint/Gold Mon Ami Gabby Pull Ribbon.  A small pearl was added to the center. 
Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day and remember....Keep Stamping!