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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Clean and Simple

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. First of all I would like to welcome some recent people who just started following my blog. Thanks for signing up and I hope you receive some good inspiration from my projects! I am sharing a card I made today for the Clean and Simple challenge at Impression Obsession. If you know me you know that I love to layer and embellish, so this is a little hard for me! LOL! For the background I used the Cover A Card Gingham CC006 background stamp. Since Fall is around the corner I used the Pumpkin Flourish E2092 for the focal image of my card.



I enjoyed making this for the challenge. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have a great day!


Challenges entered:

Impression Obsession:  Clean and Simple
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, August 15, 2014

Die- Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop

DV/SNS Blog Hop - Designer's Post


Welcome to the Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!

The joint blog hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle begins today (7am EST) and goes until Aug 17th (5pm EST), so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams.  The theme is Christmas, so you'll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming Holiday cards.

Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States and Sparkle N Sprinkle manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US.  This is like a match made in heaven - low profile dies combined with lots of bling!  Doesn't get much better than that.

One winner will receive a Grand Prize consisting of a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions and a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for a total of $100.  The winner will be announced on Aug 17th on both the DV Blog and the SNS Blog as well as their Facebook pages.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize, please: 
  • Leave a comment on each Designer's blog
  • Follow both companies on Facebook (DV Facebook pageSNS Facebook page) if you haven't already so you can keep up to date on all the latest goings on.   (I'm sure that all of the Designers would love for you to Follow them too, but that isn't a requirement to win this prize.)  

You should have arrived here from Archana's blog.  If not, then you should begin at the Die-Versions Blog and end at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog to see the complete list of participants.

We'd love it if you'd like to leave a comment at either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog telling us which projects were your favorites.  :-)



Hi Everyone! I am glad you stopped by our blog hop today. I had so much fun making my card with the Die-Versions Winter Cottage and Tis The Season dies. They went perfectly with the Sparkle N Sprinkle  A Winter Wonderland 517 stamp! I stamped the scene, colored it with copics and then cut around the evergreen tree and deer with a craft knife. I then placed the Winter Cottage die behind the tree and deer and it fit perfectly.



I added the Tis The Season die at the bottom of the card. On the evergreen tree and cottage I added white Liquid Applique and sprinkled in some Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 before I heat set it. I added some Sticker Paper 9558 behind the windows and added Lemonade glitter G1091.



Sparkling Snow glitter was also added to the forest trees.




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

Your next stop on the blog hop is Mayra.

We hope you enjoy this blog hop and it gives you lots of inspiration!  Don't forget to leave each of us a comment and follow both Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle on Facebook.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  April


Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunshine on a Stem

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good week. I want to share a card I made with the new release stamp set for this month from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Sunflower 643. I just love this pretty stamp set. I stamped the sunflower using Black embossing powder 170. I bleached out the image using bleach in a water pen. I love to see what colors lie underneath the paper and this turned out perfect for a sunflower! I used copics to color in the leaves but the flower petals were left as they were after I bleached them. I added Midnight Gold glitter G1080 to the center of the flower. 

 
I cut out the butterflies from green card stock using the Kensington Border Memory Box die. I then added Sparkle embossing powder EP107 on them.  

 
I used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die for my sentiment. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Black embossing powder.  



Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Tag

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. It is warming up here again so it is really feeling like summer. I want to share a summer tag I made. All of these elements on my tag remind me of summer  -- flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. I had fun incorporating all of these into my tag. I received my inspiration from Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014 August tag challenge. I used Distress stains, the honeycomb and splatters stencils and the birds image from the Life's Possibilities stamp set. You can see Tim's demo here.





Around the two edges I used Surf glitter courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle.




Here is a closer view. I used a fun product called Inka Gold on the label and dragonfly. I rubbed the copper color onto each piece, let dry and then buffed with a paper towel. The letters are raised on the metal label, so I sanded them so that they would show up better.




Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is filled with good things!


Challenges entered:

7 Kid's College Fund:  Anything Goes/Get Wordy
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes





Monday, August 4, 2014

Winner!

SNS August New Reveal Winner

by ANNE TEMPLE on AUGUST 3, 2014
Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s release.  One Grand Prize winner will win the entire collection revealed this month!
This month SIX new stamp sets were  introduced.  All the sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Sunflower, set #643 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.

The sets are:

Knight Owl #632     (Digi version: DIGI632)
Sunflower #643     (Digi version: DIGI643)
A Little Note #645     (Digi version: DIGI645)
Pilgrim Thanksgiving #646     (Digi version: DIGI646)
Wisps of Autumn #647     (Digi version: DIGI647)
Witchy Gerty #648     (Digi version: DIGI648)

One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers’ blogs.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:
1) each of the new rubber stamp sets
or
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.

Congratulations goes to
Mary Holshouser,
who commented on Belinda’s blog:
I love to make step cards but seem to have trouble finding enough matching items to completely embellish it. Love the way you made this one. I’ll remember this for my next step card.
thanks for sharing.
Please email Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Autumn View

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's August 1 Reveal.

This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced. These sets are 20% off their regular price, until August 3rd.  All the sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. TheSunflower, set #643 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:



Knight Owl #632     (Digi version: DIGI632)
Sunflower #643     (Digi version: DIGI643)
A Little Note #645     (Digi version: DIGI645)
Pilgrim Thanksgiving #646     (Digi version: DIGI646)
Wisps of Autumn #647     (Digi version: DIGI647)
Witchy Gerty #648     (Digi version: DIGI648)


I chose the Wisps of Autumn stamp set 647 to use on my card. I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to Autumn. I love the cooler weather and beautiful colors!




I made the window by using the Spellbinders Fancy Window die and adding the beautiful  Copper Flame embossing powder 453. I added the embossing powder a second time and sprinkled a little Champagne glitter G1045 in it for more sparkle. The saying is from the Autumn Swirl set 410 and was embossed using Teddy Brown embossing powder EP




The pumpkin is from the Fall Harvest set 474. I used Tiger Orange velvet glitter GM2003 on it. I love this Wisps of Autumn set because it can be used with many of our other Fall sets. 




To see the full instructions for this card please click here.



On August 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets
or 
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on August 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Anita Scroggins
April Williams  (ME)
Belinda Shupe
Emmy van den Heuvel
Eret Pank
Marie Berquist
Shona Erlenborn
Steff Munnings
Anne Temple


Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying seeing all the new releases! Now off to the wonderfully talented Belinda!


Challenges Entered:

Divas by Design:  Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund:  Anything Goes/Sentiment
613 Avenue Create:  Use a Sentiment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas In July

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a good day and I hope you are not too hot! I have a card to show you that might cool you down a bit. We have a really cute, new Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set released this month called Under the Mistletoe 556. I made a stand up card using this set.




                                                 Here is the side view to see the stand up card better.




I cut the tree from patterned paper using a die and added it behind the penguin. I then added white Liquid Applique to the tree, hat, cuffs and beard and also added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003.




To make the ice block look like ice, I added Diamond Glaze to it and added more Sparkling Snow glitter on the puddle.




For further directions on how to make this card, please click here.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day! Hope you stay cool!

April