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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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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stuck On You

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying these Fall days. Fall is never long enough for me. I want to share a card I made with the new Bubblegum Machine stamp set 664 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This set can be used for many different occasions. I remember as a little girl getting bubblegum out of these machines. I was always hoping I would get the grape flavored one! LOL!  


  
I made this a shaker card and filled it with tiny buttons. I Paper Pieced the base of the machine and added Blue Lightning glitter G1008 across the bottom. Teddy Brown embossing powder EP187 was used on the saying. I used a PenBoss on some of the letters on the background paper and on the raised dots on the white background and then added Sparkle embossing powder EP107  to add more interest.  




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


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

April

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Friend IS....

Hi Everyone! I want to share with you a card I made with the lovely newly released Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set Beautiful Friendship 665.  Don't you just love the saying?  


  
To make the bottom border on my card, I used a border punch on patterned paper from the Authentique paper bundle Grace. I adhered it to Sticker Paper and added Orchid Rose Velvet glitter GM 2016.  I used Balck Detail embossing powder EP171 on the saying. The bling border is Diamond Mesh Black Silver. I love using this because it adds the right touch!  


  
I colored the flowers using copics, pop dotted them for dimension and added Waterscape glitter G1108 for dew drops. For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.  




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

April

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Boo to You!

Hi Everyone! It is a beautiful, cool Fall day here today. A perfect day to show you the Halloween tag I made for Tim Holt's October tag challenge!  I bought these cute little birds awhile back and had not found the perfect time to use them until now. I had so much fun making this tag. You can view Tim's demo here.




For the background I used Tim Holtz's spider web mask and spread white matte paste over it to give dimension. I then sprayed over it using yellow, orange and purple colors. 



The letters were aqua glittered so I altered them by using an orange Sharpie marker to color over them.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!


Challenges entered:

Crafting With Dragonflies: Anything Goes
Divas By Designs:  Spooky Creations
Scrapper's Delights:  Anything Goes



Sparkle N Sprinkle October Reveal Winner

Sparkle N Sprinkle Oct 1 Reveal Winner

by ANNE TEMPLE on OCTOBER 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 new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Bubble Gum, set #664 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.

The sets are:
Welcome Autumn #650   (Digi version - DIGI650)
Party Penguins #654  (Digi version - DIGI654)
Witches Brew #660  (Digi version - DIGI660)
Bubble Gum #664  (Digi version - DIGI664)
Beautiful Friendship #665  (Digi version - DIGI665)
Ellie’s Dance Lesson #667  (Digi version - DIGI667)


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 reveal rubber stamp sets
or
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.

Congratulations goes to
Jean Bullock
who commented on Belinda’s blog:
Wonderful textures and colors and embellishment. You have captured the fun feeling of Halloween. Well done.

Please email Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prize.  Be sure to include your mailing address.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Yum Bubblegum!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's October 1 Reveal.

This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until October 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Bubble Gum, set #664 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:


Welcome Autumn #650   (Digi version - DIGI650)
Party Penguins #654  (Digi version - DIGI654)
Witches Brew #660  (Digi version - DIGI660)
Bubble Gum #664  (Digi version - DIGI664)
Beautiful Friendship #665  (Digi version - DIGI665)
Ellie's Dance Lesson #667  (Digi version - DIGI667)

On Oct 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 Oct 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.


For my card this month I used the Bubblegum stamp set 664. Along with it I used the girl from stamp set Daddy's Princess 413. I thought she went so well with the saying from the Bubblegum set.

To make the background I brayered over the raised part of an embossing folder with Versa Mark ink, laid the paper on top  and pressed with my fingers. I then added Belgian Cream embossing powder to it and heat set it. I used Wineter Berry embossing powder EP411 on the edges of the card and saying and Lemonade glitter G1091 on the yellow gumballs. An acetate circle was placed over the machine's globe.  




The cute saying was embossed with Black Detail embossing powder EP171.



Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day. 
Now on to the very talented Marie! Have fun hopping!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Hello With Smiles

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a card I made where I did a lot of altering. I have always enjoyed making cards with bits and pieces of things left over from other projects. I went through my stacks of leftovers and this time I also altered many of the pieces. First, here is the picture of things I found in my stash.





I altered the embossed background piece by sponging on Distress Peeled Paint ink. I used clear embossing powder on the Spellbinders frame to enhance it and to make it stiffer since it was cut from patterned paper.




I cut the flower from the second tag and pop dotted it over the first flower and added gold Stickles to the center. I used Brown Fizz embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the Spellbinder swirl dies.




I also altered the bird die by adding the Brown Fizz embossing powder to them.




I had a lot of fun making this card with bits and pieces and doing some altering. A lot of times I do not think to alter something so this helped me to go outside my box. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Celebrate the Season

Hi Everyone! I want to show you a card I made using the newly released Magic of  the Season stamp set 653 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Christmas will be here before we know it and it is time to start making Christmas cards! This cute little set is so magical for the Christmas season! The background was made by running white card stock through an embossing folder, swiping the raised areas with Versa Mark ink and adding Sparkle embossing powder EP107. I used the Spellbinders 2012 Holiday Tree die and placed it on Sticker Paper and then added Fascination glitter G1030 to it.




The snowflake is Spellbinders Build a Snowflake. I used a glue pen and added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 to it and tucked it behind the tree. I used the new Diamond Mesh strips around the edges of the card.




I stamped and fussy cut the hat and pop dotted it to the bottom of the card. I then added White Liquid Applique to make a snow pile and also added some to the hat. Before I heat set it I added in Sparkling Snow glitter. You can click here for further instructions on how to make this card.




Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I have given you some inspiration for your Christmas cards. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

April