Monday, 18 September 2017

Stick It Down - September

Hello friends!

It's time to share my card for Stick It Down this month!  Here was our sketch:

September Card Sketch

I had picked up some really fun sports themed paper from and I really wanted to create with it so this is what I came up with:

I think I took an out of the box look at the sketch this month, but I think you can still see the inspiration!

I'd love to hear from you and see what you think! :)  Make sure you come along and play with us!


Friday, 15 September 2017

Cross Canada Hop - September Holiday Expressions

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017 Holiday Expressions Catalog. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order (or if you are my client, you can shop HERE). 

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to 
follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at

If you came from Create with Alyson from HERE then you are in the right place!

Onto my projects!

I just am totally head over heels for the new Silver & Gold Suite of products!  So, of course I had to create with them!  I paired them with our NEW Limited Edition "Bashful" cardstock and the super cute stamp & die cut set called "Warmest Wishes".  I also added Gold Embossing Powder to the mix!  Here are the cards I came up with: 

(Shaker card!!)

I loved making these cards so much, I think I'm going to offer it as a workshop in the fall! :)  I just love how everything came together so quickly - once I started creating, I couldn't stop!!  I even threw in a sneak peek of October's Stamp of the Month!!! Did you notice it?

Here is my CTMH Supply List for your reference:

October Stamp of the Month - Christmas Tunes S1710 (not available until next month!)

I was your last stop on the Cross Canada Hop, so if you are just joining in now, you can start back at the beginning over on Michelle's Blog!

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Projects inspired what we are Thankful For. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


SparkleNSprinkle - Stampendous School Mice

Hello friends!

I'm back with another quick share for SparkleNSprinkle!  I was sent this cute little stamp set from SNS to play with - it's called "School Mice" by Stampendous!

School Mice Stampendous Rubber Stamp [HMCR102]

So, off I went creating and I'm excited to share my finished card!

Here is what I created:

This sweet little card came together very quickly!  Here is my supply list:

I started by stamping the Mice using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I watercolored them in carefully using the Aqua Flow WatercolorPens along with some plain watercolors (for the colors I didn't have!).  I added Ballerina Pink Glitter to the books using the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen.  All the layers were attached using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. I did a little "splatter painting" with my watercolors too for some extra fun! I added the Morning Dew Crystal Drops in the corners and finally, I added some subtle Gold Dots in the background with the Gold Glitter Marker!


I hope you enjoy this sweet little card! :)  It was a lot of fun making!

See you next time!


Thursday, 14 September 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - September 2017 Reveal

Welcome to the September 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

The Blog Hop is on the 15th of each month.  On the 1st of each month, SNS will release a new Video Kit Club.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Birdhouse Friends 852
(Digital Version DIGI852BG)

Lovely Magnolia 853  
(Digital Version DIGI853FS - see below)

A Puppy's Halloween 863
(Digital Version DIGI863FS)

Victorian Camille at Christmas 864

(Digital Version DIGI864LS)

DIGI853FS - Lovely Magnolia huge digi bundle (lots of extras not included in the rubber version.)

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!)

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 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.

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.

Happy Hopping!

I was so excited about this month's release!  It was so hard choose just one for the release, but I went with my fave - the Lovely Magnolias!

Here is my supply list:
Antique Rose Crystal Drops - 656n
Tonic Floral Crafters 380

First, I started by stamping the image with Versamark Ink and embossing with Black Detail Embossing Powder. Then I grabbed my Aqua Flow Pens from Tonic Nuvo and colored them in. I stamped the small flower multiple times and then fussy cut them all out after they were watercolored.  I also stamped the leaves and followed the same steps. Aqua Flow - Fussy Cut! :)  I colored some of the larger flowers at the same time for future projects ;)


Next, I grabbed my Tonic Studios Floral Crafters Tool Set and started shaping the flowers and petals. It took some practice to get the right about of bend and angles - but I LOVE this tool set! It has a soft spongy mat to work on plus 3 stylus pens and your tweezers.


I embossed a piece of blush colored cardstock for my background using an embossing folder. Then I rubbed Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse all over it. I LOVE how it turned it almost a coral color!


I die cut a piece of pink patterned paper, rubbed Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse and stamped random flowers on it using Versamark Ink. I sprinkled on Golden Follies Embossing Powder and head set. This because my background for my flower arrangement.  I also rubbed on some Embellishment Mousse onto the flowers. 

I used Glue Dots to arrange my flowers and petals - aren't they pretty?  All of the layers were adhered with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. To finish off flowers, I used the Small Nuvo Glue Pen and sprinkled on Ballerina Glitter and Burgundy Glitz Glitter.


The sentiment was stamped with Vesamark Ink and embossed with Golden Follies (I think this is my new fave embossing powder!).  I added drops of Antique Rose Crystal Drops as the finishing touch!


I hope you enjoy this card!  The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Diane!  You can find her blog HERE.

I'm also entering this card in the following challengs:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #17

See you next time!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229

Hello friends!

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

Here is what I created:

I'm entering this card at the following challenges:

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


Kitty Bee Designs - Designer Spotlight September 2017

Hello friends!

I'm here today with my Designer Spotlight creation for Kitty Bee Designs!

Here is my Designer Inspiration for September, featuring the stamp set "Basket of Love Bun".

I had a lot of fun making this card!  The image was colored using Tonic Nuvo Aquaflow Watercolors. The embossing folder was a brand new one I just picked up called "Leaves" from the Fall Is In the Air collection by Echo Park.

The acorn and leaf accents were from a Tonic Studios Die Set called "Autumnal Oak" and the sequins were from Lawn Fawn (in my stash from a few years ago!).

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges #41 - Something Beginning with "F' (FALL) ;)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - #17
FFC - #205 Anything Goes (Jo's Scrap Shack)
House of Cards September Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Clean & Simple
The House That Stamps Built - TicTacToe #S1317 (Wildlife, Texture, Use Dimension)

I hope you enjoy this card! 

See you soon!

Friday, 8 September 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Autumn Berry Wreath #2

Hello friends!

I have a super cute card to share with you today for SparkleNSprinkle!  It features the beautiful Autumn Berry Wreath Stamp Set!  This was a very quick card - easy to whip up in no time flat!

Here is my SNS Supply List: 

First - I stamped the wreath with Onyx Black Fine Detail Black Ink and colored in with the fun Nuvo Glitter Markers. I love the sparkle they add and how easy they are to use. They also dry super quick too!  I colored the branch part of the wreath with the Aqua Flow Rust Oak (907n) Pen. 

Next, I took a piece of red textured cardstock and added strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to make a pattern. I sprinkled on the Bronze Mica Flakes MF05 and pressed in really well with my finger to make sure it was all adhered.


I inked up all the edges of my small papers with Fresh Copper Embellishment Mousse. My red textured cardstock and my green card base were embellished with the Indian Gold Mousse.  The sentiment was simply stamped with the Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

All of my layers were attached with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I finished off the card with enamel Crystal Drops in Autumn Red and Dark Walnut. The perfect accent!

I told ya'll it was an easy card! :)

I hope you enjoyed this card. See you next time!


Friday, 1 September 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Elf Sitter 2

Hello friends!

I have an ADORABLE Christmas card to share with you for SparkleNSprinkle!  I used a fun "Dutch Fold" for it - I'll try my best to explain it!  First up, here's my list of supplies!

SNS Supply List:

Ok! Let's go!

To start with, I grabbed a piece of green cardstock and created my Dutch Fold Card Base. I cut it at 9" x 8.5". Here is my (very crude!) cutting diagram:

I hope it makes sense!  Basically, I scored on the red lines and cut on the blue. Once my base was created, I started stamping!

I stamped my image with Black Fine Detail Ink and then colored him in using the Aquaflow Pens. I seriously am in LOVE with these pens! I have started using a plain watercolor blush to blend colors. So much fun!  After he was all colored in, I added some Gold Glitter Marker to his bells :)


Next up, my sentiments!  Grabbing my Versamark Ink, I stamped the sentiments and embossed with Christmas Fire Embossing Powder. 

I stamped the cute little stars randomly too and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. 


I added a little tab underneath the main image to open the card with and embossed with a Gold Star.  I did add a sentiment to the inside of the card as well using Versamark Ink and both the Gold Detail & Christmas Fire Embossing Powders.  The final touch? Autumn Red Crystal Drops and some cute ribbon accents.  All of the layers were attached with the always awesome 1/2" Tear-ific Tape!


I hope you love this card - I think it's one of my faves that I made for this release! :)  

See ya next time!