Today is a very special day for many of us because we celebrate the joy of motherhood. There is nothing that gives as much joy as your children. I recently watched my oldest daughter receive her college diploma and I have to admit I was very proud!! I also think of my mother and all that she has done for me, and cannot begin to thank her enough!!
There are many people that are very special in our lives, whether they are moms, dear friends, or neighbors. A handmade card is a wonderful way to let them know just how special they are. This card is perfect for this. It is designed to show off the lovely flowers, Hibiscus Flower, embossed with Teddy Brown Embossing Powder, trimmed and surrounded with sparkling Pine Star Embossing Powder. The front of the card allows a portion of the card inside to be revealed, showing a lovely background of hummingbirds, created by embossing the Caliope Hummingbird and Bee Hummingbird images.
Opening the card reveals the Words had Wings sentiment stamped on a rectangular flourish frame die cut. You can find all the details for this card in our gallery here. All the stamps used on this card can be purchased individually or together in the Hummingbirds & Flowers stamp set, on sale this month at a 15% discount. Check out all the May monthly specials.
Don’t forget to come back for a new Technique Tuesday and our Celebrating Summer Blog Hop on May 17-18.
Happy Mother’s Day!!
It is hard to believe that April is already half over. Before we know it schools will be out and summer will be here. That means graduations, followed by beach trips!! With the Sparkle N Sprinkle graduation stamps on sale, this is the perfect time to get what you need to start those cards. As for those beach trips, that is what my cards are all about today.
Have you seen these recently released sets? Well, for some of you they really bring back memories. Both these sets are on sale this month and I had so much fun using stamps from these sets on my simple card.
The Woody Convertible and Surfboard are both stamped with Jet Black Stazon and colored using a Dove Blender Pen and markers. This is one of my favorite ways to color images because I can get softer coloring and great blending. Sometimes I use my marker directly, but most of the time I scribble it on one of my Acrylic Blocks and pick up the color with the Dove Blender. Both images are cut out using the coordinating cut file, CE170 Surfin’ Woody, and layered into windows cut out of a small window lattice die cut. The sentiment is from the Surf’s Up set, stamped in Danube Blue Memento ink and punched out.
Now if you have seen my cards, it is very hard for me to keep a card so simple, especially with all the great SNS glitters and embossing powders. I just had to make a second version of this card with more bling!! I added Hit the Beach embossing powder on the die cut lattice and layered it on some holographic cardstock. Don’t you love all that pizazz? Directions for this card can be found in the gallery here.
Don’t forget the Sketch Challenge for the month of April. You have 9 more days to enter for a chance to win a free stamp set!!
Have an awesome week!!
Just a quick little post with a huge message!
Sparkle N Sprinkle has two brand spanking new stamp sets that will tickle the fancy of lots of folks! You’ve got surf, beach, retro and cars. What more could you want.
Okay – you’ve got it! As thanks for following the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and the Blogs of all the Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team, we’re offering a ONE DAY SALE just for blog followers.
If you order one of the stamp sets, you’ll receive a 10% discount on that set. If you order both of them, you’ll receive a 15% discount. It’s for today only!
In order to qualify for the discount, you MUST pay by credit card so that your amount can be adjusted prior to billing AND you MUST place a comment in the comments section of the order that says BLOG SALE DISCOUNT.
Stamp Set 455 – Surf’s Up #00-455P4
Stamp Set 456 – Surfin’ Woody #00-456P4
So head on back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle website to place your order! Don’t forget – it’s for today only!
It starts on Thursday and continues thru-out Saturday!!! All our stamp sets, individual stamp images, glitters, glitter tinsels, embossing powders, flocking, Sparkle N Soft, Dimensional Glues, Brushable Glues, Ornament Glues and acrylic art pieces are ALL ON SALE at 33 1/3% off!!!!!!!!! You’ll also find that all Permapaque Markers are on sale for 75% off until supplies are gone. Design Adhesives and Versacolor Ink Cubes are also on sale for 33 1/3% until supplies are gone.
It’s an awesome chance to stock up and a great time to pick up some Christmas gifts for your crafty friends!!!
If you’re in the Ruskin, Florida area on Friday and Saturday, stop into the Shoppe and visit. The same fabulous discounts are available there…PLUS you’ll be able to see everything in living color and do that touchy feely thing that we shoppers like to do. In addition, refreshments will be served and you’ll have the opportunity to create your own Christmas ornament for free. You have a chance to create either a glass ornament or an acrylic ornament!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Team!
What would we do without them? Those zany fur kids in our lives are a great source of entertainment, love and antics. Designer Eleanor Jenkins delights us with some comical cards which are sure to place a smile on any animal lover’s face. All our Critters are on special this month, 15% off.
Eleanor’s DOGS RULE card is actually a book-mark – the cool kind which folds over the page in a book or how about a stamping magazine? “Buster” is featured on the bookmark.
The bookmark becomes a stand-alone gift when removed from the card. Please click on the image to see a better view:
To make a bookmark card, please visit Eleanor’s gallery here.
Images come from the “Dogs and Cats” set.
Let’s not forget the 40% off sale!
40% off any one regularly-priced SNS item through Tuesday, October 25 (available to credit card customers only)
Pick any one of the following items including any stamp or stamp set or Brushable, Dimensional or Ornament glues .. OR .. Pick any two items of all our embossing powders, glitters and flocking, including our Sparkle N Soft. Put your choice in the Comment Section of the order by listing the item name and number from the order. We will adjust your purchase to reflect the discount when we process your credit card.
Excludes Spellbinder dies, Copic markers, kits, clubs, inks, markers, papers, gift certificates and accessories.
Have fun shopping!
“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.
Yep! We’re Happy and want to share our Happiness with YOU! Have you been following the excitement on Facebook? We’re expanding and having a ball decorating the new portion of our shoppe AND redecorating our year-old shoppe and warehouse. Glitter, Glitter — everywhere!
Upon entering our expanded shoppe (now accommodating larger classes!) Max will personally greet you. To celebrate, we’re having a week long Happy Hour!
Receive a FREE MAX stamp on cling cushion with EVERY order placed from now through July 15th!!!
Along with Max you might enjoy our stamp sets Cocktails #373 and Cocktails 2 #417 — both at a super special of 20% off! Both of these colorful and versatile sets are perfect for BBQ invitations, celebrations, and other fun announcements.
Can you believe we are already at the end of May? Here is a recap at Sparkle N Sprinkle:
Some June Reminders:
In case we have not told you enough — we appreciate your support, encouragement and business. In every way possible, we strive to bring forth quality, contemporary products. More importantly, our customer service is paramount. We always strive to place your needs first. Thanks for giving us the opportunity of bringing our fine products into your home.
Rich in tradition, and greatly affecting American history, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration to enjoy! So this week, from May 1 through May 7, all our Spanish stamps are on special 15% off!
Designer Brenda Smalle invites you to view her anniversary card, and the techniques used, at her gallery here.
Another card featuring “kindly friendship” – perfect coming from Brenda who is always helpful and and enjoyable. Directions for this card are here.
To view all our Spanish stamps, just click here.
We hope you enjoy this special sale!