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Pinterest Contest

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!

BLOG HOP – July 12-13

WELCOME!!!

It’s the Sparkle N Sprinkle

Girly Girls & Macho Men

Blog Hop

After giving the Design Team the month of June off with no blog hop,

they’re back with another fun-filled theme

and lots of fabulous creations for you.

It was great fun making these cards with YOU in mind!

To give you time to really check out the fabulous creations

that our talented Sparkle Team has designed

and to see what their favorite techniques are, the hop will run for TWO DAYS!

Plenty of time to get all those comments onto each and every blog to become eligible for our great prizes!!!

Stamp Sets, Glitters (including the new Velvet Glitters), Embossing Powders, Flocking, etc.

and check out the brand spanking new Marbled Embossing Powders!!!

To win a prize, leave a comment on each and every blog thru-out the hop.

There are two days to comment – so if you get distracted by life –

you can just pick up where you left off.

Three of the prizes are “hidden” on 3 different mystery designer blogs.

Even the designers don’t know who has the prizes on their blogs –

so don’t miss any.

Leaving a heartfelt comment inspires, motivates

and brings happiness to each designer!

For those who have hopped with us in the past,

the heartfelt sharing you left on our blogs also touched our hearts!

THANK YOU

We love how you share your thoughts and leave tidbits

about your lives on our blogs.

HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT:   Are you new to blog hops???  To find the comments section on each designer’s blog, scroll down to the bottom of that day’s post.  The word COMMENTS possibly will be very tiny.  Click on the word COMMENTS.  A box will pop up (or you may have to scroll down again).  Write your comment (be sure to add your name if you are using the Anonymous feature).   Perhaps one of those wonky SPAM preventer options will show up.  Just type in the shown characters and click enter.  That’s all there is to it.  You will become an old hand in no time at all.  Designers covet sincere comments left on their blogs.  They share their artwork and hearts, hoping to inspire others.  Visitors who leave comments, in turn, encourage and inspire the designers.  If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please e-mail brenda@sparklensprinkle.com with your comment ND the name of the blog or designer you are commenting about.  Happy Hopping!!!

Winners will be announced on this blog on Sunday, July 14th.

Be sure to check back here on the blog to see if you’ve won!!!

You MUST contact us if you’ve won, so you may wish to follow us,

or subscribe by e-mail to receive notifications.

Your blog hostesses are:

Anne Temple

Karin Martin

Brigita Skopas

Dawn Bennett

Barbara Bruder

Shanna Shands

Julie Zippel

Shona Erlenborn

Jackie Smith

Marie Berquist

Brenda Smalle

Happy Hoppin’

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team

March Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,
It’s time reveal the sketch for March and to show the great creations made by the sketch designers using the March sketch.

Here are the designers creations

Karalee’s card

Karin’s card

Marie’s card

Patti’s card

Shana’s card

Shona’s card

Gerlinde’s card

And now, who won the February’s Sketch Challenge??  Well without further ado the winner is

Aurora Christina


please contact me at barbara@sparklensprinkle.com to arrange for your prize to be sent.

Here are the guidelines for playing:

  • Create a NEW project for the challenge. No back links please.
  • Please use Sparkle N Sprinkle images only
  • Please link to your blog or to your post at the SplitCoastStampers gallery (SCS)
  • If posting to the SCS gallery, please be sure to include the code that appears on the sketch to tag your card to the challenge. Please enter that code using the keyword SNSSC05 . If posting on your blog please include the code on your blog also. Each monthly sketch will have its own unique code that will appear on the sketch.
  • Please link the card or project to the inlinkz icon at the bottom of the current challenge page. Please make sure to link to your challenge card not to your blog address.

If you have any questions please email me at Barbara@sparklensprinkle.com

I am looking forward to seeing your creation here.

You have until March 31, to enter.

The prize is the stamp set of your choice.


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BLOG HOP WINNERS!!!

Congratulations!!!

Here are the winners for the Feb 9-10 Spring Fling Blog Hop………………………..

Grand Prize #1 :     Janet33234

Any full-sized Stamp set of your choice on cling cushion


Grand Prize #2 :     Stampnk

Any Stampette set of your choice on cling cushion


1st Place:                  Jaybee46  (from Angie’s Blog)

Any two Glitter Tinsels


2nd Place:                Denise Bryant  (from Karalee’s Blog)

Any 3 small embossing powders


3rd Place:                 Cat Darling  (from Barbara’s Blog)

Any 3 small glitters

Will the winners please e-mail me at :    brenda@sparklensprinkle.com with your name, address, phone contact and your prize selection as soon as possible.          Note:   If you live in the Ruskin, Fl. area and prefer to pick up your prize at the Shoppe, that’s okay too.  However, I still need you to e-mail me your information for our files and to let Margaret know you’ll be in to collect.

We’d also like to thank all those who participated in this blog hop and left comments for our fabulous design team!  We hope you enjoyed the hop.   I see a lot of familiar names from previous hops and we’re so happy that you continue to join us.  For all those who joined our hop for the first time – welcome!

Our next hop is scheduled for Mar 22-23 and is called Flower Child…………hope you’ll join us.




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Blog Hop Winners!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Deco Divas – Love is in the Air Blog Hop!!!   All your fabulous comments are greatly appreciated by our design team………..

For those who may not have won a prize this time – you’ll have another chance before you know it…   Mark Feb 9-10 on your calendars for the Spring Fling Blog Hop!!!

Here are the winners for this hop.  Please e-mail me at brenda@sparklensprinkle.com with your full name – address – phone contact & your choice of item(s) for the prize you won.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Grand Prize #1  –  Full-sized stamp set of your choice on cling  –    Cheryl B

Grand Prize #2  –  Stampette set of your choice on cling  –  Kaiahobid

1st Place  –  (from Lana Clarke’s Blog)   2 Glitter Tinsels   –  Aurora Selvaggio

2nd Place – (from Gerlinde Townsley’s Blog) 3 sm embossing powders  –   Karen Land

3rd Place – (from April Williams Blog) 3 sm glitters  –   Robyn Rinehart

Thanks again for hopping with us and see you soon at the next hop!

BLOG HOP!!! Deco Divas – Love is in the Air

Hop along with us…….

We’re celebrating romance in a blog hop. We’ve decided to embrace our inner divas and not just concentrate on Valentine’s Day this year.

Each of our Sparkle Team Designers will be sharing their thoughts on how their cards fit into the Deco Divas – Love is in the Air theme.

A reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and Spring along with all Becca Barton images on special – 15% off!!! To view all our specials for the month, including some fabulous glitters, embossing powders and other SNS products, just click here.

http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/specials.php

Important things first!

One lucky person will win the Grand Prize – a Stamp Set of the winner’s choice mounted on cling cushion. As you visit each artist’s blog, there is the possibility of winning one of THREE more prizes! It’s a secret though. No one knows who “those three” are except for me…so be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog to be eligible (including the SNS blog).

Winners will be announced Saturday, Jan 21st between noon and 3PM – Arizona Time here on this blog.

We hope you will enjoy viewing our cards as much as we did in creating them. To become eligible to win a Grand Prize, please leave a comment on EACH blog, and follow the directions on the last blog. Winners of the mini prizes are selected when they leave a comment on the mystery designer’s blog AND answer the final question at the SNS Home Blog.

Leaving a heart-felt comment inspires, motivates and brings happiness to each designer! From the last blog, you will be directed to come back here and leave a brief comment about………. (you’ll have to go there to see what the comment will be about). For those of you who have “hopped with us” in the past, the heartfelt sharing you left on our blogs, also touched our hearts. Thank you!

HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT: Are you new to blog hops? To find the comments section on each designer’s blog, scroll down to the bottom of that day’s post. The word COMMENTS possibly will be very tiny. Click on the tiny word COMMENTS. A box will pop up (or you may have to scroll down again). Write your comment (sign your name if leaving an anonymous comment). Perhaps one of those wonky SPAM preventer options will show up. Just type in the shown characters and click enter. That’s all there is to it. You will become an old hand in no time at all. Designers covet sincere comments left on their blogs. They share their artwork and hearts, hoping to inspire others. Visitors who leave comments, in turn, encourage and inspire the designers. (If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please e-mail Brenda@sparklensprinkle.com with your comments AND the name of the blog or designer(s) you are commenting about.) Happy Hopping!

Your blog hostesses are:

SNS Home Blog addy: http://sparklensprinkle.com

Barbara Bruder http://www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com

Julie Zippel http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com

Lana Clarke http://sweetpeaspapercreations.blogspot.com/

Karalee Ingram http://kareescardsandcraftsofcourse.blogspot.com/

Charlene Driggs http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/

Amanda Reed http://cardscatsandcopics.blogspot.com

Shanna Shands

Shona Erlenborn http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com

Gerlinde Townsley http://mycreativecorner-gerlinde.blogspot.com/

Angie Blasingame http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com/

Marie Berquist http://craftemarie.blogspot.com

Karin Martin http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com

Jessica Griffin http://canyoupixelthis.com/

Dawn Thomas http://belladonnasgarden.blogspot.com/

April Williams http://stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com/

Jill Jacobsen http://www.stampinhands.com/

Brenda Smalle http://www.rubberroomantics.blogspot.com

READY? SET? GET HOPPING!

November Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Sketch Challenge. You are invited to participate in our  sketch challenge, which is a one month long contest. Each month a  new card sketch will be provided, on the 1st of each month. You will be able to link your creation at the bottom of this post to be in the running for a stamp set that will be awarded at the end of the month. (And the winner will pick which set they would like.) The winner of the contest will be announced at the time the next sketch is revealed, so the winner for the November contest will be announced on December 1.

You will always be able to access the current sketch challenge or to view prior challenges by clicking on the Sketch Challenge tab at the top of the page.

Here is the Sketch for November

Here are the cards that the Sketch Team came up with:

Amanda Reed

Eleanor Jenkins

Patti White

Shona Erlenborn

Marie Berquist

The team has done an awesome job!!!

We are looking forward to see your take on the sketch provided.

Here are the guidelines for playing:

  • Create a NEW project for the challenge. No back links please.
  • Please use Sparkle N Sprinkle images only
  • Please link to your blog or to your post at the SplitCoastStampers gallery (SCS)
  • If posting to the SCS gallery, please be sure to include the code that appears on the sketch to tag your card to the challenge. Please enter that code using the keyword SNSSC01  If posting on your blog please include the code on your blog also. Each monthly sketch will have its own unique code that will appear on the sketch.
  • Please link the card or project to the inlinkz icon at the bottom of the challenge. Please make sure to link to your challenge card not to your blog address.

If you have any questions please email me at Barbara@sparklensprinkle.com

NOVEMBER ENTRIES

nanaconnie

Donna Ellis

"Pour A Little Sugar On It"

“Pour a Little Sugar on It” is the theme of our newest SNS Video, featuring 5 new stamp sets. If these are already in your stash, the 66 ideas presented with happy music might be just the way to wake up with your morning coffee. And if you don’t already own the images, you might just “need” them after seeing the video. All cards have recipes in our Art Gallery.

Our upcoming Autumn Inspirations Blog Hop will not only have a Grand Prize, but Five Mystery prizes! So check things out next Thursday morning. Blog hop runs through Saturday morning, with prize winners being announced Saturday.

Have you looked into our current card contest? It’s a trellis inspired card idea using items you may already have on hand. To learn about the details, please visit our Games Page. Deadline is September 4.

There was a little glitch with our August Sales Page, which we only discovered on Thursday night. If you were disappointed in the Sales Page, will you please give it another view? We had a boo-boo. Only 14 of the 165 specials were showing up. Just click here to find the True Specials of the month. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the number of non-stamp products on special this month. By 10 get one free for the glitters, EPs, etc, even if they are on sale. Please let us know how you like the new format, too!

Last but not least, thank you for being our loyal customers. We appreciate you very much.

Sparkly Hugs,

Trellis "Feel" Card Contest Aug 15 – Sept 4

August 15 – September 4

A fun card idea is to use stamps with a garden feel, and build a Trellis in the card.

For ideas please see our blog entry.

or try one of these videos for more ideas:

Floral

Butterfly

Electronic Cutting Machine

Create your card, (send the card to an unsuspecting person if you like), but first, take a photo. Then share your Trellis creation by e-mailing a photo of your masterpiece to SNS_cards@tampabay.rr.com.

Use any medium, any style, any technique, any theme but remember to give the card a “Trellis Feel”.

Please only use SNS stamps.

Computer generated sayings may be used (no digi-art from other companies please).

If using no stamps at all, please use one of our other fine products on your card.

That’s all there is to it!

A prize of the winner’s choice will be announced September 5.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 4 at midnight.

Drawing for stamp set of the winner’s choice will take place on Monday, September 5, between 11AM and 3PM.

Questions? Just write SNS_Cards@tampabay.rr.com or SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com.

sparkling hugs,

PS: these directions are also shown in the Games Section of our Website, just in case you forget 🙂

June Card Contest Winner

It sure has been fun seeing all the cards submitted in the June Card Contest! In future contests, we are thinking of using a “link-up” style product which would allow participants to upload their own cards from a variety of sources, including on-line albums, galleries and blogs. Does this sound appealing to anyone? Just leave a comment to let us know – or you may e-mail me at SNS_Cards@tampabay.rr.com.

Take a look at a few of the cards submitted for the card contest. Alice Weismann is as mindful of the insides of her cards, as the outside. The result is a celebrational feeling throughout the card. Who doesn’t love bold colors? They say “one picture is worth a thousand words”, and it certainly is on this card.

Connie Chapman prepares us for Thanksgiving with Autumn colors and a theme of thankfulness.

April Willaims brings hints of ocean breezes inland, with Clarence Snappy Crab playing with seaside treasures in the sand.

In another card, Connie creates a musical collage. I can hear sweetness in the background.

Nancy Amaral frames a stained glass hummingbird in  her lovely card dubbed “Blue Tiffany Glass”.

Thank you, everyone, for submitting cards!

And now for our winner…

The name drawn is…

NANCY AMARAL!

Congratulations, Nancy! Nancy gets to select a stamp set of her choice which we will specially prepare for her.

Thanks to our customers, for sending photos of your cards, whether they are for contests, or just show-n-tell. It’s something we look forward to very much.

Stamping hugs,

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