This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.....PSALM 118:24

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #85

 Good morning everyone it's the 1st Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge  The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  In addition, we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.


Using the Tonic Studios Window Box Die Set I created a St. Patrick's Day Card.  This a really pretty die for a 3d type projects.  The clover was made using Spellbinder's Heart dies.  I die cut 6 hearts and placed 3 on top of the bottom 3 to give a little more dimension to the clover.  A small pearl and ribbon was added.  The background paper was embossed using the 3d embossing folder from Crafter's Companion.  Small drops of Honey Gold Glitter drops were placed on the embossing.  For the front panels the background layer was die cut using sticker paper.  The top layer was placed on top of the sticker paper and they remaining openings were glittered using Waterfall glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle. 
 Now it's your turn!!  Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing projects my design team members have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Anything Goes project using a brand of die Scrapy Land carries. I can't wait to see what you create   You have until March 18th to upload your projects
Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day and remember......Keep Stamping!!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Stained Glass Card

Good morning all, hope you are having a great week!!  Just wanted to let you know you still have time to join us over at Scrapy Land for the Challenge #84.  Be sure to link up your project to have a chance to win!!   I would like to share a 2nd card I made with the beautiful  Sue Wilson Designs Stained Glass Collections - Sail Boat die.  I just love this die!!
To create the colorful background I used Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders, watercolor paper and water. 
These colors are so vibrant!!  Once the background was dry, adhesive was added to the entire background paper using spray adhesive.  The die cut sail boat was placed on top of the sticky background paper.  To complete the card Sparkling Snow glitter was sprinkled on top of the open areas and burnished with my finger.  This gave the finished project a pretty sparkle.
The shells were stamped using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Tropical Stamp Set. 
Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful weekend and remember.....Keep Stamping!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #84

It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  I am so excited to have been picked as one of the new design team members for Scrapy Land. 

I needed a masculine birthday card and I wanted to try the alcohol ink stained glass technique.  To get started I used the beautiful Stained Glass Collection - Sail Boat die from Sue Wilson Design's.  You can find similar dies Here.  The die was die cut using black cardstock and set aside.  The background was then prepared using acetate, alcohol inks and gold foil.  I love this technique and will definitely be using it again.  You can find a tutorial Here on this technique.

To finished off my card I used the Tropical Stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The shells were stamped with versamark and heat emboss using Cappuccino embossing also from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Now it's your turn to join us.  You have until March 4th to upload your projects.  Two winners are selected, a random winner and one chosen by the Design Team.
Have a wonderful day and remember.....Keep Stamping!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Happy Birthday

Good morning all, hope you are having a wonderful day!!  Today I would like to share a easel card with you using the Roses in My Heart stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I really love this beautiful stamp set and the lovely sentiment.  Let's get going on how this came together

To start the easel card  I used Spellbinder's heart dies to cut the base.  The image was then stamped and fussy cut around the heart. 
The image was colored using copic markers.  Sparkle was added using the a glue pen, Purple Fig and Gecko micro fine glitter.  These are new glitters from Sparkle N Sprinkle and they are gorgeous. The sentiment was stamped with distress ink and glitter using the glue pen and Purple Fig glitter.  Small drops of  Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops were placed under the sentiment. 

For the inside of the card a small heart was die cut using a Anna Griffin die from the embossed papers from Tonic Studios.  Small drops of Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops were placed around the heart base and on the flowers of the small heart.  The rose was stamped and fussy cut from the larger image.  Glitter was added to the rose using the glue pen and Purple Fig glitter. 
Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

You're so Sweet

Good morning everyone, hope you are having a wonderful day!! I would to share a sweet card with you using the new Cara and Friend digi stamp set.  Let me show you how I put it together.

To start this card I need to create the background.  This was done using a 3d embossing folder from Crafter's  Companion.  A piece of watercolor paper was inked with Picked Raspberry, Orange Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress ink.  The ink was misted lightly with water to allow it to blend together.  Once dry the paper was embossed.  To add a little shimmer to the raised areas I applied Pink Flambe and Calypso Coral Mousse to the pink and orange areas using my finger tool.  Small drops of Rosewater Jewel drops were placed on the embossed areas.


 For the yellow areas Lemon Sorbet Mousse using my finger tool. Small drops of Limoncello Jewel Drops were placed on the embossed areas.  Along the edges sparkle was added using the Quickie Glue Pen, Butterscotch and Pink Fizz.

Cara and her little friend was sized and printed out using the color digi image.  I really love this sweet little image!  Glitter was added using the Quickie Glue Pen, Pink Fizz, Butterscotch, Sparkling Snow, Spirited Green glitter  Small drops of Ebony Black Crystal Drops were added to the flower centers on her shoes and headband 

 The sentiment was sized, printed out and fussy cut around.  The edges were inked using Mustard Seed Distress ink and placed on the card using foam dots.


Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day and remember....Keep Stamping!


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle’s January Reveal

Welcome to the January 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 


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

The sets are:


Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

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.

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

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 a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

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.)

Belinda (your 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 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, there are 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 hope your new year is off to a great start, and you are enjoying our blog hop reveal.  Don't you just love all of the beautiful new stamps set?  I know I loved them all and had a hard time choosing one, but I finally choose the beautiful digi Cherished Moments - Bride.  Come along as I show you how it came together.

To start the card I used the 2 of the dies from beautiful Twisting Veranda Layering Dies from Tonic Studios.  The outline die was used to cut the pretty embossed paper from Tonic Studios.

To add a little color to the raised areas of the embossing I used a purple, pink gelatos and a sponge dauber. 

The color image was sized and printed out.  Using the a smaller die from the Twisting Veranda set the image was cut.  The outline die was cut using sticker paper.  The image was placed on top of the sticky side of the outline.  The open areas were covered with Purple Fig glitter and burnished well with my finger tool.  The Purple Fig glitter is a new micro glitter that is just gorgeous.

Sparkle was added to the beautiful bride using the Quickie Glue Pen, , Caspia Sea and Sparkling Snow glitter.  Small drops of Morning Dew Crystal Drops were added to her earring and necklace.  The image was then placed on top of the background paper using foam dots.

Here is a closer look at the beautiful background.

The sentiment was printed and placed on the card using foam dots.  A small pull ribbon was placed behind the panel. 

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my card.  Have fun on the blog hop, your next stop is the very talented ANNE!

Have a wonderful evening and remember....Keep Stamping!!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Twisting Veranda Layering Die

Good morning all , hoping you are having a good start to the new year!!  The holidays went by so fast and now it's back to a normal schedule.  Today I would like to share a card with you using the beautiful Twisting Veranda Layering Die set from Tonic Studios.  Come along while I show you have I put this together. 

Products used on this project:
Stazon Black Ink
Spellbinders Circle Dies
First I layered 3 of the dies onto Tonic's Embossed Paper and die cut all 3 of the layers at once. A piece of Red Mirror Cardstock from Tonic was placed behind the die cut layer.  

Next the smaller die was cut using the Red Mirror Cardstock.  This cardstock is so pretty and created a beautiful piece for my image. This piece was placed on top of the base layer using foam dots.

 The die cuts were layered together to create the background for my card. 
Small drops of Ruby Slipper Glittered Drops were placed on each corner.

For the center I stamped the tulip image using the Stained Glass Rounds stamp set onto embossable acetate and let the ink dry completely.  On the stamped side Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used on top of the tulips and glittered with Fire Engine Red glitter and the excess tapped off.  This step was repeated on the leaves using Green Nugget glitter.  Repeating the step on the open areas and glittered using Sparkling Snow glitter.  This was left to dry over night.  The image was flipped over and I had a beautiful stained glass piece for the center.

 The stained glass image was placed on the card base using foam dots.

Closer look at the beautiful stained glass tulips.

Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day and remember....Keep Stamping!!