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


Monday, September 15, 2014

Flowers Say Hello

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a card I made using lots of flowers and distressed layers -- my favorite things in making a card! My inspiration came from this photo over on the Sizzix blog.

The Sizzix Challenge Inspiration

I love the magenta, pink and green combination. I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the background paper and highlighted the raised areas with green ink.

I used the Tim Holtz Alteration flowers dies by Sizzix to make my flowers. I added Champagne glitter, from Sparkle N Sprinkle, to the edges of the petals. The leaves are also from the leaves Sizzix die. I edged them with brown ink to make them stand out more.

I just bought this gorgeous Ornate Frame by Sizzix and was so happy to be able to use it right away! I added Copper Flame embossing powder to it by Sparkle N Sprinkle. I love the look it gives. I also added an acetate window over the saying to add a shiny look.

I had a fun time making this card! I am entering this card into the Sizzix  and Joan's Touch challenges.
Thanks you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 -- September

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share the tag I made for a few challenges. I was inspired by Tim Holtz's tag he made for September. You can see his tag here. 

We were to use our imagination a bit more as you can see that Tim has butterflies as "hair" on his lady. I used 2 leaf dies to make butterflies. Black Diamond Stickles was used on the flower's center. I used Tim's Bubble stencil for the background, used blending solution and then swiped the tag through Aqua alcohol ink. I added some of Tim's Element rub ons and washi tape numbers. The sunflower, by Sparkle N Sprinkle, was colored using Distress Markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is fabulous! God bless!

Challenges entered:

12 Tags of 2014:  Septmeber
Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Diva's by Design:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Down On The Farm

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you another card I made with the brand new Farm Sweet Farm stamp set 652 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. When rummaging through my stacks of paper I found the perfect background paper to go with it too! At the top of the patterned paper I accented the sky with Fascination glitter G1030. I also used Waterscape glitter G1108 in areas on the trees.

I paper pieced the barn and silo and used Silver Detail embossing powder EP257 on the silo roof. Yellow Gold Glitter Tinsel GT3005 was used for the hay in the barn loft. Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft SS118 was used on the horse for texture. I used Copper Flame embossing powder EP453 on the fence. Copper Flame is one of my favorite embossing powders.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Country Day

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's September 1 Reveal.

This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until September 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Magic of the Season, set #653 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Autumn Splendor #651   (Digi version - DIGI651)
Farm Sweet Farm #652  (Digi version - DIGI652)
Magic of the Season #653  (Digi version - DIGI653)
Thanksgiving Friends #656  (Digi version - DIGI656)
Bountiful Blessings #658  (Digi version - DIGI658)
Sweet Holiday #655  (Digi version - DIGI659)

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. For my card I chose to use the new Farm Sweet Farm stamp set 652. I had so much fun making this easel card. I used a recent background stamp, Wonky Lines 659 and used Glisten embossing powder EP135 to add interest to the sky and ground.

I added the wagon stamp from the Country set 47 in front of the barn and cut out more of the milk cans to put in the wagon. Flower Soft was added to the bottom for grass.

I added a border to the top of the inside of the card and used the new Copper Flame EP453 embossing powder. I just love the look of this embossing powder. Teddy Brown EP187 embossing powder was used on the saying. for full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will enjoy the hop. Now it is time to hop on over to the very talented Eret's blog.

On Sept 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
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 Sept 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

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.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize this month?

Monday, August 25, 2014

My Favorite Color is October

Hi Everyone! I am back again with another Fall card. I love this saying and I DO love the colors of Autumn. I am hoping the leaves will be real pretty here this year. I made this card using a pre-made card base. I loved using the newWisps of Autumn stamps 647  from Sparkle N Sprinkle on it.

I used a die to cut decorative corners, patted them with a Versa Mark ink pad and added Sienna embossing powder EP425 to them.

I also used Sienna EP425 on the scallops on the card front and on the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die behind the saying. The image was stamped using Antiquities embossing powder EP266 and Brown Fizz EP381, Pear Star EP432 andSienna EP425 embossing powders were used on the image.  I used Spellbinders Labels 4 dies to cut out the saying and edged the label with Antiquities embossing powder.

On the inside I used the saying from the Fancy Butterflies set 437 and cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 die and layered it over the Spellbinders sm. Ovals die that I cut out of green card stock. For full instructions on how to make this card please click here.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!


Sunshiny Day

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. It is very sunshiny here today. My title reminds me of the song "it's a bright, bright sunshiny day!" Now I will be singing it the rest of the day. LOL! I want to share a card I made for a few challenges and at All Sorts the challenge is to use sunshiny colors. I just love these bright colors together. I loved using the Penny Black hedgehog from the Wonderful Day stamp set.

The flowers, butterfly and frame are all Cheery Lynn dies. I love to embellish so these dies really add a lot to a card.

Stickles Black Diamond glitter glue was used on the hedgehog and flower center.

Thank you so much for dropping by today. I hope your day is super!

Challenges entered:

All Sorts:  Warm Sunshiny Colors
Cheery Lynn:  Frame It
Penny Black:  Floral  Fantasy

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