Friday, July 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new Christmas themed rubber stamp sets plus two huge digi bundles being revealed this month. 

The sets are:

 Winter Greetings Birds and Wreath 855
(Digital Version DIGI855FS

Elf Peeker 858
(Digital Version DIGI858BG)

Winter Flamingos Set 1 860
  (Digital Version DIGI860SG)

Winter Flamingos Set 2 861
(Digital Version DIGI861SG)

Spirit of Christmas Poinsettia 862
(Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)

Crystal Snowflakes 868
(Digital Version DIGI868FS)

DIGI4005FS - Winter Greetings digi papers

When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until July 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On July 18th, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop Order this month is:


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

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

We are very happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge is now being held on Facebook. 

 Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers ๐Ÿ˜€).  You can join today!

 The new challenge began July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  Be sure to read the Challenge Rules before adding a photo.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

Here is MY card I created for the release!

I chose to feature the new stamp set
'Crystal Snow Flake'.
I just can't seem to resist a snowflake stamp as they are all so different!

As always, I used the Anti Static bag on my card stock,
helping to eliminate any stray EB powder sticking to the paper
where I didn't want it (finger prints can cause this
and the bag ensures this doesn't happen).
I started out by stamping the one of the largest snowflake stamps,
and two of the smaller snowflake stamps with Versamark,
then embossing all with White embossing powder.

Here it is before embossing, and

after embossing.

Next I used TH Distress inks and sponged on
starting first with Spun Sugar, then with Worn Lipstick.
After applying the ink, simply wipe off your snowflakes
with a soft emboss resist technique.

Once I was happy with my ink sponging,
I once again used Versamark and stamped the sentiment,
this time embossing with Black Detail embossing powder.

I added ribbon and a bow to the front card base,
then using twine, I tied a sterling silver snowflake to the bow.
I used 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to add my finished panel to
white card stock and then the pink card base.

I am last on the list, but you should of started with the very talented ERET!
Makes sure and visit ALL the blogs leaving a comment on each for
YOUR chance to win the entire how fun would that be!!!

Entering the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... ATG with Ribbon
Pause Dream Enjoy .... Emboss It Wet or Dry
Aud Sentiments .... Christmas In July
ABC Christmas Challenge.... New (stamp set), Old (charm)
Dragonfly Journeys .... Christmas In July


Donna Ellis said...

ooooh, Diane! I love a pink Christmas card, and yours is beautifully done - such softness and peacefulness. I'd forgotten about using a large piece of vellum, and applying color to it. Thanks for the design tip. I especially like the use of black for the sentiment - it really does show up fantastically, and makes all the pale colors show up in a lovely way! Wonderful card. hugs, de

Anonymous said...

What an unusual color for a Christmas card! But how lovely it turned out. It is elegant all in its own way. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Jan Hobbs

Karen Letchworth said...

I love your snowflake card, Diane. The pink is so pretty, and I love the resist emboss technique. Thanks for inviting me to hop along.

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE everything about this Diane, love the pink colour. Great new releases here too..xx [aNNie]

Lisa said...

Another beautiful snowflake! I love the alternative colors for the holidays.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your snowflakes and pretty pinks, they really make the white snowflakes POP! Such a sweet sentiment and pretty bow too!

Jenny McGee said...

So pretty in pink. I like the soft look of the card and snowflake.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Pretty in pink! Lovely background with the prominent snowflakes against the white! Beautiful ribbon and the little snowflake charm is the perfect finish!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful color choice. I am glad you went away from the traditional colors. You have inspired me to think outside the box. TFS

ionabunny said...

That is so pretty. Wonderful idea to go pink. Hugz

Unknown said...

Pink is not a traditional color for a winter card, that's one of the reasons I love this, so clever! Love the design!!!

Unknown said...

I would have thought about using pink on a Christmas(y) card, but this is gorgeous. I love it so much. What a fantastic release.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and I love the white snowflake against the pretty pink sponged background. Gorgeous ribbon and little snowflake trinket you added too.

Valerija said...

Very beautiful and elegant! Love the snowflakes and beautiful soft colours!

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooh, I love me a pink Christmas card, especially with snowflakes! This is gorgeous and your sponging is so soft and perfect. I don't have an easy time with sponging. Love that pretty snowflake charm, too. That little touch of silver with the pink ribbon is just darling!

Anne Temple said...

Love this Diane! The pink background really makes the white snowflakes pop.

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Diane,

I have removed your entry as requested, such a shame to have to as it's a beautiful work of art but so pleased you're playing by the rules. Take care & hope to see you again soon xx

Julie said...

Beautiful! Love everything about it.
Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our Christmas in July challenge. We currently are having a DT call
Julie T

*Vicki* said...

I can't resist a pink snowflake Christmas design! Right down to the pink ribbon and snowflake charm, this is really stunning! I love the pretty shimmer in your embossing too! Thanks for the great inspiration! :)

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
~Owner/DT Janis

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Gorgeous!! What a beauty! This card is so pretty, and the pink and whites are just perfect. What a gorgeous card.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Diane! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I'm so glad you chose to play along with us.
Karen L
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Judy Rozema said...

Just gorgeous! I love the pink. Such a pretty project! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon for our Anything Goes Challenge!

Jeannie said...

Hi Diane! This just couldn't be more pretty in pink if you tried! Super beautiful. Thanks so much for joining my Christmas in July blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Dorte said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, Diane, and thanks for the' How To'.. Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge for the 'N for New' and 'O for Old' challenge!
Dorte x