Friday, 18 August 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Elf Sitter #1

Hello friends!

I have another fun Christmas Card to share with you featuring our newest release Stamp Set at SparkleNSprinkle!

Here is my supply list:

This was a super fun card to make!  First up, I started by making my background.  I added some water to a bit of Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and "flicked" it onto my papers from a paintbrush. I also used the Mousse to distress the edges a bit.



Next, I stamped my adorable Elf Image using black ink and colored him in using the super fun Nuvo Glitter Markers and Watercolor Pens!  I love the sparkle these markers give and they dry super quick too!  I've even started to play around with watercoloring with the Glitter Markers...but that's a story for another post ;)  After he was dry, I fussy cut him out!

Next, I made his "mantle". I stamped a woodgrain stamp image onto brown cardstock using Versamark Ink and embossed with Pebbled Copper Embossing powder. I assembled my background papers with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and added the mantled, then the little elf "sitting on the mantle!  I also hung a couple bells from the mantle with some thread - just for fun!  


The sentiment was stamped with Versarmark Ink and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder (PERFECT for holiday cards!).  I also flicked some of the Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse onto the sentiment. 


The finishing touches were Autumn Red Crystal Drops in the corners. 

I had so much fun making this card!  I hope you love it too!  I took too many pictures I are some more angles! ;)


See ya next time!


Thursday, 17 August 2017

MHKDesigns - Designer Inspiration - August

Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a new creation for MHKDesigns!  As I was making cards for our August release, I totally fell in LOVE with "Sassy Sayings"!  This adorable set is going to be perfect for making cards for my girlfriends. I can't wait to send some out!  

Here is what I created:

Don't you love it?  EEK!  Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you love this card. See ya next time!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #225

Hello friends!

It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  Here it is:

Here is what I created:

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


MHKDesigns - August Release - Marvelous

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Hello friends!

It's time for an amazing new release month with MHKDesigns!   
The next stamp set we are sharing is called "Marvelous".  I also used a Digital Paper Pack called "Country Farm". 

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Here is what I created:

Hope you love it! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners!  So, the best way to win is to comment every day!  We LOVE the feedback you give us! :)  Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica 
Janie | Julie  Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  This was our final New Relase for June and you can find it in the  MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well!

I hope you will check in with the rest of the design team to see what they all created!

See you next time!

Monday, 14 August 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - August 2017 Reveal

Welcome to the August
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.


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.)
Jess - 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.

Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

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.

I chose to work with the Autumn Berry Wreath 867 stamp set.  I just love it!

Here is my supply list:

I started creating this card by making my background. I had a template of circles pre-cut and I used that as my stencil. I added a layer of the Fresh Copper Embellishment Mousse first, moving the stencil each round just a touch. I used a sponge to apply the mousse.

Next, I grabbed mini-mister and added some of the Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse and water to the mister, shaking well to dissolve.  I used this as my shimmer spray!  I used the same stencil and sprayed a few layers of the Gold Mist on. 


Next, I used the Crackle Background Stamp to add texture. I inked it up with Versamark Ink, stamped and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder!  GORGEOUS!

My focal Wreath image was stamped with Versamark Ink, embossed with Copper Embossing Powder and colored using the Aquaflow Pens. I just am in love with these watercolor pens. So easy to work with and blend.  The sentiment was also stamped with Versamark INk and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. I added some Fresh Copper Embellishment mousse to the edges of my paper pieces to age them a bit and give a fall/vintage feel.


 Finally, accents of Dark Walnut Crystal Drops were added to finish off the card. I used some hemp twine, burlap and brown satin ribbon to accent the card. All the layers were adhered with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. 

I hope you love this card! I  loved making it. Here is a sneak peek of a few other projects coming this month:

The next stop on the SNS Blog Hop is the tremendously talented ANNE and you can find her blog HERE.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #169 
Classic Design Team Open Challenge August

Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time!