Monday, August 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle August 2017 Reveal {08.15.2017}


Welcome to the August 2017
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 





We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.


NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES! 

We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  


We have four new rubber stamp sets, a new digi-only stamp set, a new digital paper pack, plus one huge digi bonus bundle being revealed this month.  

The sets are:

Digital Version: DIGI859BG
Digital Version: DIGI865LS
Digital Version: DIGI866J
Digital Version: DIGI867


DIGI3131M Christmas Spirit Fairy (digi only)

DIGI4007LS Saguaro Desert Landscape Paper Pack

DIGI867-815-3128B Four Seasons Digi Bonus Bundle (combines Autumn Berry Wreath with lots of additional colored images, sentiments, and digi papers) 


You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.


The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)
Chris .... YOU are HERE!


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.



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The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  

This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who wants to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them. 

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store. 

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

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The next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is Jess. I know you will LOVE what she has in store for you - she makes amazing cards!!


Now, back to my project. I used Dream Catcher Maiden digi stamp set. I sized the pre-colored image on my computer to the size I wanted for my card. I printed out two copies of it, and then die cut out one of the images using a rectangle die. I rolled on some Nuvo Glue Pen Small tip pen adhesive, and sprinkled on some Waterfall glitter (my NEW FAVORITE! glitter) along the outer edge of the rectangle. I also glittered up more of the card ... which you can see a little further below.
I decided to add glitter to a lot of the pieces of the card. I started by rolling out more Nuvo Glue Pen Small tip pen adhesive to the beads, and sprinkled on Ocean glitter. I did this just along the edges, which allowed the actual colors of the beads to show through, with a little boost of awesomeness from the Ocean glitter. I love how these turned out!
I also fussy cut out some feathers from the 2nd image that I had printed out (so I could fussy cut out parts of it to layer onto my card base for added dimension). I adhered the feathers using dimensional tape, and then used the Nuvo Glue Pen Small tip pen adhesive to roll out adhesive onto the feathers. I sprinkled on Orchid glitter to the purple feathers, Chameleon glitter to the brown feathers, and Misty Isles to the green feathers. Here is how they looked. I think this is so pretty. This awesome Dream Catcher Maiden stamp set is gorgeous. I LOVE the colors in this image!!
When I sized this digital image, I also sized and layered one of the sentiments right on top of the dream catcher. I used a label die to cut out the sentiment from my second image. I added some dimensional adhesive to the label and layered it over the card panel. I also rolled out more Nuvo Glue Pen Small tip pen adhesive to the edges of the sentiment label die, and sprinkled more of that gorgeous Waterfall glitter.
I also just had to add some sparkle to her hair. I added more Nuvo Glue Pen Small tip pen adhesive to her hair, and sprinkled on some Surf glitter. This glitter didn't match her hair color, but I thought it was a great highlight to her hair. Plus, this glitter is really pretty, so I had to use it!
Here is another shot of the card with all the glitters and that fun sentiment label popped up. The colors on this pre-colored digital image are incredible!
Here is a shot of all the glitters as I was adding adhesive and sprinkling on the glitters. Loads of fun, and all these glitters make me so happy!

I really love this stamp set and know you will too. The digi stamps are a lot of fun and so versatile. I also look forward to seeing your creations in our new monthly Creative Challenge. Info on that is above. And, hop on over to Jess's blog to keep hopping along!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sparkle Silhouette Card for Mom (#32/52) {08.11.2017}

Hi! This card for Mom was fun to make, and I got to use my NEW Tim Holtz Stamp Platform! I love silhouette stamps, but sometimes they can be difficult to stamp out well since there is so much solid areas that need to stamp. But, tada ... the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform solves that! Plus, the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform has a reversible lid, so you can switch between rubber stamps and clear stamps super quickly and easily :) I placed my red cardstock panel into my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and placed my stamps where I wanted them. I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkle Brighter stamp set. I lowered the lid, picked up the stamps onto the lid, and then inked the stamps with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I re-inked and re-stamped several times to get a nice even coverage on the silhouette gal! Once I had the image stamped perfectly, I sprinkled Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This gave the silhouette and sentiment a nice sparkle and shine!
 

Here is a close up of the sentiment covered with the Sparkle embossing powder too. I loved that I could make the sparkle sentiment sparkle!!!

And then to finish off the card, I added on some Checkers and Super Thick Silver embossing powders from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I heat set these (from the bottom!). I sprinkled on a bit more of these chunky powders and kept adding until I felt like I had a good thing going. These thick powders are really fun to use. I love them!

I think Mom will like this - it is a little different than I normally do, but I really wanted to use a silhouette stamp with my NEW Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!) and this card was the perfect card to use the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform on. I will be using it pretty much every time I stamp anything out from now on!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Pretty Dress Mom Card (#31/52) {08.04.2017}

Hi! Today's card is Operation Use A Stamp In My Stash That I Have Never Used ... so this is what I used. This stamp is "Mia" by Julie Nutting Mixed Media Stamp Prima Marketing Inc. I love this stamp, even though it isn't what I normally gravitate towards. Yet, this stamp has been lingering in my stash for a few years. I can't remember how long I have had it. So nice to shop from our own stash. We have so many great things that we just don't quite get too as often as we want! Anyhoo, here is the card I created. I wasn't sure what I wanted for the background, but went ahead and did something simple. I stamped out the image onto dark blue sparkly cardstock in black Versafine ink. Then, I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I colored in the image with Prismacolor colored pencils. Here is the card.

The Clear Detail embossing powder was perfect for this dress. Even though it is clear, it had some shine to it, which I tried to capture in this photo. I matted the image with black cardstock, and adhered it to a white card base. This is also a "business sized" card which I don't do often either but sure is easy to do and fun!

I think my Mommy will like this. It is pretty simple, but the colors are pretty and I think that she will like it. Her favorite color is blue, so hence, I went with that as part of my theme :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cardz 4 Galz Pretty Pastel Gratest Card {08.03.2017}

Howdy! Today's card is a card I made for a friend (she is the GRATEST, tee hee!), and I made it in pretty pastels for the current Cardz 4 Galz Challenge: Pretty Pastels. Here is the card.

I used Lawn Fawn's Best Pun Ever stamp set which has lots of punny images and sayings. I stamped the images and sentiment in different pastel colored inks. I also squeezed a dollop or two of Sparkle N Sprinkle's Nuvo Crystal Drdps in Dandelion Yellow to fill in the larger heart image.

I also squeezed on some of Sparkle N Sprinkle's Nuvo Crystal Drops in Strawberry Coulis and covered the pink hearts. These Crystal Drops added so much dimension! I die cut the card panel using a labels die. I die cut black cardstock to mat the card panel, and layered it all up on another label shaped Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Collection patterned paper.

This was a FUN challenge! I don't normally use pastel colors, so this was fun to do something in a softer color palette and to keep everything fairly subtle. Also I really like doing smaller shaped cards, and this one was so much fun and so sweet, petite, and cute! I hope my friend (who IS the gratest!) realizes how special she is to me. She is such an inspiration to me and a joy to be around.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Poinsettias card {08.02.2017}

Hello from Designer Chris! Today's card is a perfect poinsettia! I used the Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias digital stamp, which was perfect for this card. Let's check it out. 
Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias
I really like working with digital stamps. They are perfect to size and are manipulable. I chose the uncolored digi image that had some gray scale script behind the poinsettia. I sized and printed the image onto white cardstock. I colored my image with Copic markers and then die cut it into an oval shape and matted it with red cardstock. Then, I added sparkle! I rolled some adhesive onto my image using the Nuvo Glue Pen Small Tip, and then sprinkled on Collegiate Garnet glitter. I added more adhesive to the poinsettia centers, and sprinkled on Autumn Medley glitter. 
Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias
I wanted a little more oomph to the card, so I cut black cardstock into a rectangle, and stamped some flourishes from one of my ol' standby and well-loved Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set: Flourishes One. I LOVE this set! It has several sizes of flourishes and they all have fun swirls. I treated the cardstock with my Anti Static Bag, stamped the flourishes with Versamark Ink, then sprinkled on Golden Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. I layered this behind the oval image, and it really made the image pop a bit more. 
Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias
I repeated the same, Anti Static Bag to my black cardstock, and stamped out a sentiment from the Spirit of Christmas Poinsettia rubber stamp set (I used both the digi image and the rubber stamp set). I sprinkled on more Golden Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I die cut it with an oval die cut. I layered it up with foam adhesive and added it to the front of my card. 
Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias
To finish off the card, I squeezed on three little drops of Honey Gold Crystal Drops along both sides of the oval. These were just perfect, and tied the sparkles and colors together. I love these Crystal Drops! 
Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias
I really like poinsettias, and they make me think of the winter holidays. This card makes me happy thinking about the holidays to come! 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day! 

-Chris 

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Hello Splatter Watercolor Card for Mom (#30/52) {07.28.2017}

Hi! Today's card for Mom is a water-color background with splatters ... and um (cough, cough) I got a little carried away with the splattering since I accidentally spilled the whole bottle of Distress Paint onto my card! So, I embraced it, and added a LOT of splatter! Let's check it out.

I was inspired by Kristina Werner's card on her blog. She created a watercolor background then added some (light) splatters. Thus, I tried to replicate this idea using some twinkling H20s watercolor paints, and white Distress Paint. I used BRIGHT colors (teal, green, purple) for the background, then started splattering, and ended up accidentally dumping about 3/4s of the bottle onto my background, my craft mat, and everything else on my work surface ... I decided to embrace it and flicked a LOT of white paint onto my background (all the paint that had landed on my acrylic block). After it dried, I die cut the background with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, and adhered it to my card panel. Then, I die cut four "hello" word dies and layered them together with wet glue and adhered the sentiment to the front of the card.

I also created an insert panel for the inside of the card. I die cut another square die cut panel, and then also cut out a honu (hawaiian sea turtle) die. I also used the same die to cut another honu from a left over piece of the watercolor background, and some blue sparkle paper. I layered this all up, and viola, had a fun inside!

I hope Mom likes this card - I was inspired by Kristina's card, and I really like my background too. It was lots of fun making this card, even with the massive spill!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Flamingos Pink Christmas card {07.26.2017}

Pink? Christmas? Yes please! Here is another card using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Winter Flamingos Set #2 from their July reveal. I am bringing you a LOT of PINK! I am definitely dreaming of a PINK Christmas! Let's check out the card. 
Winter Flamingos Set #2
The first thing I did was create a bit of a background. I stamped out one of the flamingos from the Winter Flamingos Set #2, using Versamark Ink on the outer edges of the card panel, after treating my cardstock with the Anti Static Bag. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This put a little bit of texture and flamingo shape along the edges of this layer. It is hard to tell, but here is a close up of the cardstock panel layers. 
Winter Flamingos Set #2
And, it can't be a pink Christmas with out a fun sentiment in PINK! I treated my cardstock with the Anti Static Bag, then stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink. I sprinkled on Dragon Fruit embossing powder (my NEW favorite!) and heat set it. This embossing powder has the most amazingly beautiful color variations of different shades of pinks and white. It is BEAUTIFUL! Once I had the sentiment heat set, I die cut the sentiment with the frame die from the Rose Garden Invite Insert Die Set. This die is really versatile and it made some really fun edging to the sentiment banner. I also blended on some pink distress ink to the edges for even more pink awesomeness!! 
Winter Flamingos Set #2
I treated more white cardstock wtih my Anti Static Bag, and stamped out the flamingo with Versamark Ink. I sprinkled on more Dragon Fruit embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I filled in the flamingo with glitter to add color: I used the Nuvo Glue Pen Small Tip to apply glitter to the flamingo's hat, scarf, and shoes. Then, I sprinkled on Mermaid glitter. I applied more glue pen to the flamingo body, and sprinkled on Pinkerbell glitter. I rolled on more adhesive to the beak, and sprinkled on Creamsicle glitter. Then, just because I was feeling frisky and felt like it, I squeezed on some White Blizzard Crystal Nuvo Drops to his eyeballs to make them dimensional and shiny! These crystal drops have a bit of a glitter effect and they made his eyes full of stars! 
Winter Flamingos Set #2
I finished off the card by squeezing some Crystal Drops in Ebony Black and Carnation Pink on the edges of the flamingo oval. I layered everything together, and this card was done. 
Winter Flamingos Set #2
I LOVE Pink, and this set was so much fun, and while all the sentiments were fun and punny, I HAD to use this sentiment because it is completely hysterical! I wish all Christmases were pink ... I would prefer that much more than a white Christmas! I hope you have fun creating your holiday cards!! 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day! 

-Chris 

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Miss You Step Card for Mom (#29/52) {07.21.2017}

Today's card is a sweet, easy little step card for my Mommy. And, it does not have ANY stamping on it! Only die cuts! What?!? I die cut out a step card from brown cardstock, then used a retired Lawn Fawn paper pack (Sweater Weather, I think). I die cut out the hearts and other stuff from coordinating in that paper pack. Here is the card.

Here is a close up of the Miss You sentiment. I love this concept to have the die cut and a shadow die cut as well. It makes it even more fun! And, I took this photo against one of the hibiscus flowers blooming in my hibiscus hedge!!

Here is another close up of one of the heart sections I did. I layered the three sizes of the heart together for the largest heart, and layered the other sizes too. I did a little ink blending on the edges for more oomph!

My Mommy visited recently, and after she left to return home (2,500 miles away...), I missed her so much. I of course miss seeing her every day, but it is always so sad to say goodbye when we part after a visit. I know she will like this, because this lets her know how much I miss her!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Winter Snow Much Thanks Tag / Cardz 4 Galz Challenge {07.20.2017}

Hi! Today's card is for Cardz 4 Galz's Challenge #52, Christmas or Winter. I made this thanks tag, with a winter theme, and wanted to share it with you to help inspire you for this challenge. Here is the tag I made.

I stamped Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals stamps using Versamark Ink onto white cardstock, and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Silver Lightning embossing powder, and heat set it. Then, I blended blue distress ink over the cardstock to give it a blue background. Here is one of the snowflakes close up!

Here is another close up of another one of the awesome frozen fractal snowflakes! I love this stamp set :)

And again, the full tag. After I stamped the snow flakes, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with the same embossing powder. I adhered some snow flake sequins in strategic places, and this tag was done. It is the perfect tag to say thank you during the winter season or for Christmas.

I really like this tag, I love this stamp set, and this tag was a LOT of fun to make. I might have to mass produce some more, because this was so much fun :) I can't wait to see what you all make and post at Cardz 4 Galz's Challenge #52.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath card {07.19.2017}

Hello! I am reporting in with another Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal stamp set. I LOVE this one. The stamp set I used for today's card is the Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath set. I used the digital set, which is so easy to use, and comes with the images uncolored, and also colored. In this case, I used the pre-colored images, one of which was the wreath with some pink background and pink berries. Since green and pink are my favorite colors, I used this one. Let's check out my card. 
Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath
I sized the digital images I wanted, using my computer. I wanted the wreath to have the "holiday wishes" sentiment banner stretching the base of the wreath, with two little birds holding the banner. The stamp set has this sweet white bird with a hint of pink cheeks. I sized the bird to what I wanted, then copied and pasted it, then flipped it to make a mirror image of the original bird. This way I was able to have the two birds pointing towards the banner. This is another GREAT reason to use digital stamps! I die cut the wreath with a circle die, and die cut out the center too. I also die cut a scalloped circle to frame the wreath, in pink paper. I fussy cut the banner and birdies. I layered these together, but realized I wanted to make a card base for the wreath, so I cut a square panel base from black cardstock. But, wait, there needed to be MORE! I wanted some bling and sparkle, and whipped out my trusty "Tear-ific" Tapes. I adhered alternating strips of 1/8" "Tear-ific" Tape and 1/4" "Tear-ific" Tape on the card base. I peeled off the release paper, and sprinkled on Black Ice glitter, and burnished it in. So pretty! Once I had this done, I layered the wreath over the black card panel and matted it with pink cardstock base.  
Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath
Then, I started adding sparkle to my image! I used the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to squeeze on adhesive to the berries. I sprinkled on Ballerina glitter to the berries, which made them sparkle! And, I used the Nuvo Glue Pen Small Tip adhesive for the holly leaves. I sprinkled on Easy Green glitter for the holly leaves. I added more adhesive to the pine boughs, and sprinkled on Elegant Emerald glitter to those. This gave the wreath a bit more of a sparkle and shine, which make it so much fun! It is gorgeous in real life! 
Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath
For the sentiment, I applied the Nuvo Glue Pen Small Tip adhesive to the downstrokes (wider strokes) of the sentiment. I sprinkled on more of the Ballerina glitter to add some extra sparkle and dimension. You can see the sentiment close up here. 
Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath
And, I had to add a sweet spot of sparkle to the birdies. I rolled on more Nuvo Glue Pen Small Tip to the birdies' cheeks, and sprinkled on the Ballerina glitter here too. This gave the birdies just a hint of pink cheek sweetness! 
Winter Greetings Bird and Wreath
I can't believe it is ALREADY July, which means the winter holidays are on their way ... I will have to keep making more holiday cards :) 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day! 

-Chris 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Pig In a Barn!! card {07.17.2017}

Okay, okay, okay, this card makes me SQUEAL!!!

I have a friend who loves pigs, and I made this card for her as a thank you. I cobbled together some white cardstock panels to create the barn base (from a pinterest photo), and cut red cardstock panels to make it look like a barn! I used a "front and back" pig stamp (I think from Art Impressions or something, but I can't remember, and don't have it near me to confirm). I colored the piggy with Copic markers. I also stamped out some farm critters from Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Farm, and colored them, for the inside of the barn. Here is what the card looked like open.

I know my friend really loved this card, because I have seen it on her desk when I have walked by her office :) So glad I could make her day!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle July 2017 Reveal {07.15.2017}


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July 🎄🎅🤶 New Reveal Blog Hop!





We have six new Christmas themed rubber stamp sets plus two huge digi bundles being revealed this month. 

The sets are:




 Winter Greetings Birds and Wreath 855
(Digital Version DIGI855FS

Elf Peeker 858
(Digital Version DIGI858BG)


Winter Flamingos Set 1 860
  (Digital Version DIGI860SG)

Winter Flamingos Set 2 861
(Digital Version DIGI861SG)

Spirit of Christmas Poinsettia 862
(Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)

Crystal Snowflakes 868
(Digital Version DIGI868FS)

DIGI4005FS - Winter Greetings digi papers


When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until July 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On July 18th, 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 the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.


The Blog Hop Order this month is:

Eret
Donna
Belinda
Anne
Chris ... YOU are HERE!
Shona
Jess
Diane



(*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????


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!



We are very happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge is now being held on Facebook. 

 Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge began July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  Be sure to read the Challenge Rules before adding a photo.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!



And NOW, let's check out my July 2017 Reveal "Christmas in July" project

I fell in love with the Crystal Snowflakes stamp set. I created the card panel, and stamped one of the snowflakes in blue ink. Then, I blended some light blue distress ink along the edges to tone down the white cardstock. I stamped the larger snowflake in blue ink, and slightly offset it using a stamp positioner, and stamped it again with Versamark Ink. Then, I sprinkled on Sapphire embossing powder, and heat set it. I matted the panel with black cardstock, and adhered it to a white cardstock base.

I also added in some Crystal Drops to parts of the embossed large snowflake. I squeezed on Caribbean Ocean and White Blizzard drops, which really made the snowflake even more fun!

I love using Tear-ific Tape to make glitter strips, and this card was perfect for it. I laid down a strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape towards the bottom of the card. I then laid down a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape above it, and another below it. I pulled away the release paper on the 1/8" Tear-ific Tape, and sprinkled on Mermaid glitter, and burnished it in. Then, I removed the release tape from the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and sprinkled on Waterfall glitter, and burnished it in as well. These two work so well together! I love these glitters!!

I stamped out one of the sentiments, using Versamark Ink, and then sprinkled on Sapphire embossing powder, and heat set it. I die cut the sentiment with an oval die, and matted it with black cardstock. Then, I squeezed on little drops of White Blizzard Crystal Drops all around the edge. This looks like little rivets in real life and is really cool!

I squeezed a few little dots of Crystal Drops on the edges of the card, and this card was done. It was fun to make, and I love all the colors. I know you will love this stamp set too!

Our next stop on our July 2017 Reveal Blog Hop is Shona. She ALWAYS makes the most beautiful cards, I know you will love what she has in store for you!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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