Pinterest Contest Winners!

by Donna Ellis on April 19, 2014

We reached 1,025 Pinterest Followers!

And now, two winners, as promised, using Random.org

Follower 722 is: MARY TURNER pin ID “turnermcwiley”

Follower 39 is: MERALEE SMITH pin ID “meraleesmith”

You have your choice of

Any one $9.99 rubber stamp set “mini” as we fondly call them

OR

Any five digital images from our line of digital images in the on-line store

We hope you will enjoy visiting our Pinterest Boards often!

Please e-mail your selection to SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com, and include your mailing address and product selection for rubber stamp, or your email address and then product names/item numbers for your digital choices.



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I {HEART} You

by Emilia van den Heuvel on April 18, 2014

Hello sparkly friends!

Emmy here today with a brand new rainbow layout to share! There is something about rainbows – they always make me smile! And having all these amazingly colorful embossing powders and glitters, it was very easy to create a bright and happy page:

I started with white cardstock, a masking template, VersaMark Ink Pad and SNS Skylight Semi-transparent Embossing Powder [EP212]. After the embossing powder has cooled down, I sprinkled the background with different colors Memories Mists.

For the purple and the dark blue colors of my sparkly rainbow I used SNS Plum Wine Embossing Powder [EP376] and SNS Navy blue glitter [G1079]. I covered a piece of white cardstock with 2 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific Tape” [SAT11] and then I die cut the hexagonal pattern. When it was ready I removed the protective layer and used the SNS prodcuts to color it.

For the light blue rainbow color and the green one I used SNS By the Lake Embossing Powder [EP400], SNS Blue Jewel Glitter [G1113] and SNS Luau Green Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2004].

The yellow color I created with SNS Dandy Dandelion [EP178], the orange – SNS Sunset Glitter [G1040] and for the red color I used SNS Firecracker Red [EP291].

To decorate my page I hand-made the large flowers from tissue paper and colored them with SNS Dandy Dandelion [EP178]

SNS By the Lake Embossing Powder [EP400].

To finish off my design I added self-adhesive pearls, Crocheted Lace Ribbon – Ivory, die cut leaves and my title. I covered the chipboard letters with SNS White Detail Embossing Powder [EP298] and then with  SNS Dandy Dandelion [EP178].

Here is a list with all Sparkle N Sprinkle products, used on this layout:

SNS Skylight Semi-transparent Embossing Powder [EP212]

SNS Plum Wine Embossing Powder [EP376]

SNS Navy blue glitter [G1079]

SNS By the Lake Embossing Powder [EP400]

SNS Blue Jewel Glitter [G1113]

SNS Luau Green Velvet Glitter (microfine) [GM2004]

SNS Dandy Dandelion [EP178]

SNS Sunset Glitter [G1040]

SNS Firecracker Red [EP291]

SNS White Detail Embossing Powder [EP298]

SNS By the Lake Embossing Powder [EP400]

VersaMark Ink Pad

Memories Mists

Crocheted Lace Ribbon – Ivory

2 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific Tape” [SAT11]

1/8″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape [SAT02]

Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Squares – Variety Pack – White

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Come back soon for more inspirational projects from our design team!

Emmy

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It’s nearly Easter!

by Donna Ellis on April 17, 2014

Happy Easter Greetings!

Donna here today with a card share using the cute Sparkle N Sprinkle Celebrate Life Rubber Stamp Set by artist Rosiland Solomon.


Some of the images are available digitally.

The rest are on the Celebrate Life Rubber Stamp Set.

matching cut file

Spellbinders Fancy Tags One was used for the sentiment, which was then distressed with distress ink and Opaline Cosmic embossing powder.

Beautiful on its own, the Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four was smooshed with VersaMark and embossed with more Opaline Cosmic embossing powder. The effect is a pearly, slightly opalescent appearance. I so wish the photography would have picked that up, instead of the over-kill around the colored sky, which was distressed with a VersaMarker and more Opaline Cosmic embossing powder. The camera has picked up the darkness rather than the opalescent quality. NOT FAIR!

Maybe you can see it a little better here?

(that silvery appearing stuff is actually a creamy iridescence.)

The outside frame is adhered with white dimensionals.

The interior mat is adhered with glue.

The bunny panel has double dimensional adhesive to pop it up a bit higher.

Sweet little card – and the dies actually made it very easy.

Smooshing VersaMark for EP is not very difficult, either! (giggle)

Fun to make, the image was colored with copics, and a little Daisy Velvet Glitter on the flowers, butterfly and the big carnation, the image would do well with colored pencils or regular markers.

Products used:

Sparkle N Sprinkle “Celebrate Life” #457P4

Sparkle N Sprinkle Opaline Cosmic embossing powder EP359

Sparkle N Sprinkle Daisy Velvet Glitter (microfine) GM2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle Brushable Glue #540

VersaMark Ink

VersaFine Deep Lagoon (sentiment)

Distress Ink Tumbled Glass (distressed edges)

Spellbinders Labels thirteen S4-248, Elegant Labels Four S6-005, Fancy Tags One S4-235

Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Copic Markers

Cardstock: White, Neenah Solar White, Aqua

Flowers, Lace, Tulle, Dimensional Adhesive

thank you for stopping by today!

hugs,

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Pinterest Contest

by Donna Ellis on April 17, 2014

We’re addicted! Are you?

Pinterest is the go-to place to find inspiration, and quickly find out how our stamp sets and products can be used in your artwork.

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Are you a follower of the Sparkle N Sprinkle Boards?

When we reach 1,000 followers, we’ll have a drawing to award prizes to two followers!

SNS Pinterest Boards are here: http://www.pinterest.com/snsglitterqueen/

Click on FOLLOW ALL

Boards are updated periodically throughout the month.

Good Luck!

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Preschool Cutie!

by Belinda Shupe on April 16, 2014

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here.   I hope spring has come for you all!!  It has been warmer here and my little granddaughter and I have started planting our flowers and as she calls it our food garden (aka herb garden)!  She is so much fun and she loves to help!!

Today I would like to share a layout featuring my granddaughter!  This is here first year of preschool and her school pictures were adorable.  Just had to do a layout with them.  So here is a look at my beautiful little cutie!!

The stamp sets are, Tulips Stamp Set, and Magnolia Stamp Set just to name a few.

To create the background I used embossing paste and Quatrefoil stencil.  Apply the paste on top of the stencil, remove the stencil and cover with Indian Spark EP, let dry (that was the hardest part to WAIT!! ) Once dry heat emboss for a beautiful background paper.

The flowers were die cut from Tim Holtz’s Tattered Flowers dies.  I used my copic markers and with just a flicking stroke added the center color.  This turned out so pretty, I really loved the look.  The butterfly was die cut and edges inked.  For that pretty “Sparkle” I used Daisy Glitter.

The flower images were stamped with black ink and colored with copic markers.  They were then fussy cut and arranged on the page.

This layout really turned out so pretty, and the cherry on the top was the Preschool Cutie!!

I hope you have enjoyed this layout as much as I did making it!!

If you would like more details on how to create this page, please visit my Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!

Belinda

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Hibiscus

by Anne Temple on April 14, 2014

Hey everyone.  Anne here and today I’m using one of the exclusive Sparkle N Sprinkle digi stamps, the Hibiscus, and the dryer sheet technique to create this fun card.  I think most people think of this using this fuzzy and glittery technique on snow themed focal points.  But I wanted to try something different.  Plus, I want to show you how easy it is to use digital images.  So, I’m combining a tutorial on the basics of using a digi and how to do the dryer sheet technique.

To start off, download the digi onto your computer and save it in a folder.   (I have folders for each digi company that I have images from – but save them however makes the most sense to you.)  Then I upload the image I want, in this case the Hibiscus, into Microsoft Word.  The beauty about digis is that you can resize them to make them larger or smaller than a rubber stamped image (plus they are easy to store).  Once you’re happy with the size, you can copy and paste if you want multiples of the same image.  I normally do this when I want to add dimension and layers to the image I’m working on.  Print it out.

The somewhat tricky part come in when coloring an image and it’s a trial and error process to find out what works best with the printer you have (unless you have a laser printer, then no worries) and the markers you use.  For an inkjet printer, you may need to let the ink dry a bit before coloring with Copic markers (that’w what I use).  Some people heat set the ink with a heat gun.  I usually print out several images at a time and then set them aside until I’m ready.  So I don’t really have any problems.  Every now and then, the black ink from the inkjet wants to bleed when I touch it with a Copic marker, even after the ink is completely dry.  Although, luckily, this is fairly rare for me, the best way around this is to be a bit more conscientious about coloring over the lines.  You can go right next to them, but try not to color over them and smear the ink.  Again, most of the time I don’t have any problems with this whatsoever.  If I do, it’s usually right after I’ve changed the cartridge on my printer.  So don’t let this frighten you away from trying digis.

Once the Hibiscus digi was colored, I adhered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet on top.  Next, take a used dryer sheet and spread it over the image and the adhesive sheet.  It should look like the photo above (please ignore the die cut edges).  Tip: if you do plan to us a die cut (and you shouldn’t have any problems cutting through the dryer sheet and cardstock), cut it after you’ve added the dryer sheet.  Otherwise, you’ll have to cut the edges by hand – no big deal, but an extra step.

Cover the adhered dryer sheet with glitter.  I used Cloud Nine Velvet glitter, but any color would work.  Lightly burnish into the surface.  Shake off the excess glitter and return it to the bottle.  What your left with is a fuzzy, sparkly image.

Proceed to create your card as you normally would.  For this one, I decided against the die cut edges (as seen in the photos) and decided to fussy cut the image out.

The next layer is vellum that was die cut using a Just Rite die (Vintage Frame Label).  I added color to the vellum with a Copic marker.  The layer behind the vellum is a die cut from Taylored Expressions (Retro cutting plate) that I heat embossed using SNS Indian Spark embossing powder.

I also added some coordinating ribbon and a triple looped bow for more interest.

I hope you found this informative and given you one more reason to try a digi (if you haven’t already).  Also, if you have any questions, please let me know and I’ll try my best to answer them.

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Day at The Zoo

by Anita Scroggins on April 13, 2014

Good afternoon everyone, it’s Anita here today

to share a layout with you from my DD1s birthday long ago,,

I have used Bazzill cardstock along with Echo Park papers. I sprayed my entire background
cardstock with Iridescent Memories Mist- I am so loving that product- then stamped a border
across the page using Brocade Backgrounds and heat embossed with Cappuccino.
I stamped my Ellie the Elephant onto smooth white cardstock, and colored with
PITT® Pastel Pencils from Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts.
The flowers are from Spring Backgrounds, which I stamped and heat embossed.
I then covered the image with VersaMark, srpinkled with Stickum Powder and heated;
once it was nice and sticky and covered with Bubblegum Glitter- with the Stickum Powder the
glitter will stay in place perfectly! The sparklers in the centers are KaiserCraft.
I cut my banner with my Cameo, and gave it a good spray with Iridescent Memories Mist too.
My chippie is Dusty Attic and I have heat embossed it with Black Detail. I also used
my Cameo to cut my title, using 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape applied to cardstock, then burnished
with Meadow Spark GL.
For instructions on this project and all the products used, please see my gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Anita

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Cosmic Wish

by Eret on April 12, 2014

Hi everyone! It’s Eret here again. March was strange month for me. I just didn’t had ideas how and what cards to make. Until I saw this pretty card. I loved the colorful main panel with elegant flourish. I wanted to try to make similar card with glitters. Here’s the result.

Even though it is a bit to ‘clean’ for me I’m very happy with this card. I used lots of glitters and some embossing powders on it.

SNS Microfine Velvet Glitters are perfect for this technique. First I placed strip of 2 1/” Tear-ific tape to a white cardstock. After removing the protective sheet I started with Goldenrod Glitter in the center and moved to the edges with different glitters (see list below). To avoid rough line from one glitter to another just mix small amount of glitters together. The all the tape was covered and glitters was burnished in good I stamped big flourish from Flourishes Two stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Detail EP. Then I cut small squares from it. To hide the white cardstock peeking from the sides I run the dark purple marker all around the sides. It also gives a nice border. Each square is adhered to a slightly larger white square.

Now you can see a close up from this cool embossed layer. One edge of white cardstock is die cut with Memory Box Cosmo Border. Entire CS is inked with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Dark Night EP. It looked fabulous already but then I added another layer of Versamark Ink and sprinkled … hmm now I’m confused…. Directions I wrote while making the card says: Blueberry EP, but somehow it looks more like a Wisteria EP. I pretty sure I used Wisteria EP, why I wrote Blueberry I don’t know. But does’t it look fantastic – like a cosmos…

I had some leftover glittered pieces from the card front. They ware too pretty to throw away so I adhered them to the inside of the card.

Materials used:
Stamp Credit:
Flourishes Two stamp set #520
Embossing Powders
: White Detail (EP298),  Dark Night (EP362), Blueberry (EP240) or Wisteria (EP358)
Glitters:
Gypsy Red (GM2005), Tiger Orange (GM2003), Goldenrod (GM2006),  Purple Potion (GM2001), Pixie Violet (GM2018), Cobalt Glaze (GM2015), Teal Velveteen (GM2017), Luau Green (GM2004), Celebration (GM2010) Adhesives: 2 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific Tape” (SAT11)
Inks:
VersaMark Pad (712353310018)
Dies:
Memory Box Die – Cosmo Border
Papers:
White Cardstock
Other supplies: Dark purple marker (e.g Promarker – Aubergine)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Eret

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APRIL SHOWERS SHAKER CARD!

by Shona Erlenborn on April 9, 2014

Hi there,


Shona here, hope you’re having a great day! I’m here today to share another card with you made from one of the five sets from the Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal. What a great little stamp set this is – just perfect for this time of year with all the April Showers – which also happens to be it’s name!



I decided to make another shaker card with this set. I thought the micro beads would look and sound like rain (which they do when rattling around in the window)!


I recently picked up the embossing folder knowing it would be perfect compliment to this set. After running the gray cardstock through the folder and cutting out the window, I swiped the embossed raindrops and umbrella with a Brilliance White ink pad:



I heat set the ink, then applied dimensional glue to the umbrella and went over it when it dried with some Copic markers.


I cut out part of the Spellbinders Ornamental Tags One for the sentiment as I thought the little flower could just as easily be the sun – don’t you think?


The image was colored with Copics and I added more dimensional glue to the slickers and wellies to make them shiny. Starfire Glitter was added for some sparkle to the rain. I framed in the image with dimensional foam and added the micro beads before attaching embossable acetate for the window. The card front was attached to the acetate and then layered to a yellow card base and with the sentiment attached with dimensionals the card was complete. Full details for this card can be found in the SNS Gallery, right here.


Doesn’t it look like they are getting soaked with the rain?


Hope you’ve enjoyed your visit with me today and that you’re not experiencing too much April rain wherever you are!



Let me leave you today, with a sneak peak of another card that I made with the same set. Pop back next week, to my blog for all the details!



Have a great week!

Shona

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Friends

by April Williams on April 7, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here. I hope you are having a good day.  I just love the new stamp set Ellie the Elephant 553. She is the cutest thing! I had so much fun making my card. Don’t you love her little mouse friend too?

I love using the 6 x 6 paper pads that have coordinated papers, so I grabbed one of mine and cut the windows using graduated sizes of the same die from a few of the papers. I pop dotted one on top of the other.  Sparkle embossing powder EP107  was used on the top yellow layer.

I used Purple Potion velvet glitter Gm2001 on Ellie’s toenails, mouth and around the flowers.

For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun making your own projects with this cute set!

Have a wonderful day!

April

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