Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Window {Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal}

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's 
April 1, 2015 Reveal.

We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you this month and these sets are 20% off their regular price, until April 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Friendship Flowers #702 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Get Well Friends #701   (digi version DIGI701)
Friendship Flowers #702   (digi version DIGI702)
Old Well #703  (digi version DIGI703)
Spring Window #704   (digi version DIGI704)

On April 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive
all FOUR of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  In addition to our regular designers, we are happy to introduce you to two of our new Guest Designers.  Diane and Ashley will be the Guest Designers for the months of April, May, and June.  This month's Blog Hop order is:

(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.


The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and or Flock.
We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Last month the winner came from Shona's blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?

Well, I would imagine you are wondering what I am up to with this post?
I am VERY excited to be a "Guest Designer" for the next 3 months at 
"Sparkle N Sprinkle"!!!!

I had so much fun working with their glitters, embossing powders and stamps
that I can hardly wait for "next" months "Reveal"..LOL!
But, let me show what I have for today!

I used the beautiful new stamp set Spring Window #704.
I loved the brick on the stamp and decided to somewhat "mimic" it
by using pieces of Tear-ific tape placed random on white card stock.
I added Parisian Mist  Glitter and had a nice sparkle brick for my background.

I stamped the Spring Window image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I colored the image with Copics.
I used Brushable Glue on the flowers and added Bubble Gum glitter.
The flowers in the vase I used Dimensional Glue
then adding the same Bubble Gum glitter...
I love how this glue makes the flowers "3D".

The butterfly I die cut and it was
coated with Brushable Glue which
I sprinkled Bubble Gum glitter on.

I stamped my sentiment with Versamark
then, added Silver Detail embossing powder and heat set it.

Now head on over to Eret's blog to see her beautiful project.
Don't forget to leave a comment on EACH blog in the reveal
for a chance to win the entire release!

Entering the following challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps .... Favorite Embellishments (Glitter)
Shopping Our Stash .... Faux Tech. (Glitter "Bricks")
Try It On Tuesday .... They Who Have Wings
Craft -Dee Bowz .... ATG with a Handmade Bow

Hoppy Easter

This is my post today at the
for our weekly challenge "Bunnies Rule"
and using the inspiration photo below.

Don't forget you can use my discount code
anytime DIANE-10 to save 10% on your order

Hello Classy friends.
Diane with you today with my card for this weeks challenge
Bunny's Rule!

I think Spring and Easter go hand in hand and decided on
this cute Easter/Spring card!

I love all the shaker cards I have been seeing lately
and thought the Small Madison Window by PoppyStamps
would be perfect for one!
The glass behind the window is a piece of the packaging
that some of the dies/products arrive in...
nothing better then to recycle when you can!

I added the Small Madison Shutter, one on each side,
cut from a scrap of pink card stock.
I thought making the shutters pink would be fun for Easter!

Now the fun part!!
I have always wanted a window box, and this is the closest I will ever get..LOL!
The window was filled with a branch from Large Bird on a Branch die
by Impression Obsession.  I just snipped the poor birdie off
and stole his branch for my card!!
I used Impression Obsession Eggs from the die set
they were simply colored with markers.

Bunnies were added along with bits of grass,
both from the die set Mini Bunnies, also by Impression Obsession.

The sentiment Hoppy Easter is one I have had forever from my stash!!

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following challenges:
Deep Ocean ..... Easter/Spring
Die Cuttin Diva's .... ATG with a Die Cut
Sweet Stamps .... Hippity Hop
Tuesday Throwdown .... Easter Themed Recipe
Papertake Weekly .... Color Theme Pastels

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Buds & Blossoms

Spring has sprung and all the little bunnies and chicks are hiding eggs!!
Easter will be here in a week 
and those little chicks and bunnies will be here and gone!!

I have always loved the vintage Easter decorations....
maybe that ages me, but I don't care, it's true!!

  I made an adorable set for Easter...
An Easter card with matching tag.

Such a pretty set of digitals, so hard to choose one for this project!
I printed in two sizes, 
large for the card

 and smaller for the tag,

I printed these twice after using them on a project a few weeks ago HERE.
A beautiful paper to work with!!

I made a few flowers, including a daffodil 
and added a few little die cut bunnies.
I framed both the larger and smaller egg with a die cut oval.
Glitter was painted on all the blue flowers, the ones in the image as well!

Don't forget next Monday, April 6th is our Crafty Secrets April linky party.
You won't want to miss it, as the entire DT will have amazing creations
along with tutorials on their blogs.
There is always a wonderful prize package to be won, just by joining in our linky party.
Plus we are joining with another blog using their products along with ours...
stop back and "see"  "who"it is!!!

Entering the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack FDF .... Easter 
Challenge Up Your Life .... Easter
My Sherri Crafts ....Easter Cross~Bunny~Eggs
My Time To Craft .... Easter Animals
Brown Sugar .... Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge .... Easter
The Pink Elephant .... Inspiration Photo

Saturday, March 28, 2015


This is my post on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today!
Like what you see?
You can use my code DIANE-10
anytime to receive 10% off your order

Hello Classy Friends,
Diane here with you today.

Now that Spring is here I can hardly wait to get outside
and clean up the gardens in hope of soon seeing the Spring flowers arrive.
In the meantime I created my own blooms for today's card!

 There are so many new items in the store, it was hard to choose which
flowers to work with, but choose I did
and ended up making the flowers you see here.
Aren't they gorgeous?

I used the new Sue Wilson dies Finishing Touches 
One of the fun things about these dies, not only do you get 8
different sized dies to work within EACH set,
but, you can use them all separate and as many layers you might want
from one to eight!

My flowers were cut from red/white scrap paper for the complete petals
and white card stock for the open petals.
Gluing the flowers is easy, using a small amount of
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of each flower first,
then gluing each petal down one by one.
The red/white flowers are 4 layers, the little red flowers are 2 layers.
To finish, I added a Black Pearl to each flower center.

Once my flowers were complete, I set them aside to dry 
and started on the base of my card.
Using Dazzling Sunburst embossing folder, I embossed white card stock.
Next is another newly purchased die 

I also cut a few bright yellow Tall Chloe Stems,
well, they were tall, I cut most of the stems off,
as for this card I didn't want them to show!

After I was happy with the arrangement of the flowers, 
I stamped a sentiment from JustRite Black-Eyed Susan set.

Thank you for visiting with me today....
don't forget to join in our weekly challenge!!

Entering the following challenges:

Polkadoodles .... Use A Die
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Bright Spring Colors/Ribbon
Crafting By Design .... Flowers With a Twist
Crafty Gals Corner #12 .... ATG
Inspiration Destination .... ATG
Simon Says Stamp .... ATG
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Pixie's Snippets Playground #169 .... ATG

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ivy Vine Wreath

This is my post on the Dies R Us blog today.
I encourage you to "pop" on over
and not only see my post, 
but what the other Design Team girls
have as well...
 beautiful creations and inspiration for sure!!

Welcome Thursday and Dies R Us Friends!!
Diane with you today to hopefully inspire "YOU"
to get creative with the dies!!

I LOVE the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson dies
and after "seeing" Sue Wilson "herself" use this die
to make a wreath, I knew I wanted to make one as well!

To start, I first used two of the circle dies from
to cut a "frame" of sorts to build my wreath on.
I can't draw a free hand circle, 
so this was a very handy way to form my wreath.
By laying one circle die inside the other, I had an "open"
frame to work with, allowing the paper to show underneath!

I cut 3 of the Creative Expressions ivy vines from the
I cut them apart in about 4 pieces each,
then sponging  shabby shutters distress ink on.
I arranged them on the frame, (TIP:) slightly gluing here and there
 allows the leaves to pop up!

The card seemed a bit plain, so opted to add a few of
the ivy corners, pearls and a butterfly cut from Joy! Crafts butterfly die.

Thank you for visiting with me today.....take a peek at the Dies R Us store.
It is amazing how many different dies are in stock!

Don't forget we have a weekly challenge with a fabulous prize.
Come back and visit weekly to see all the beautiful designs the other
Dies R Us girls have to show you!!

Entering the following challenges:

Dazzling Diva Challenge #67 & 68 .... ATG or Spring
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Tip Top Tuesday .... Buttons or Bows
Monday Morning Challenge .... Think Spring

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Come Fly With Me

Hello Friends!
I am the hostess for our challenge at "The Sisterhood of Crafters"
and the theme I chose is "Come Fly With Me"!

When I chose this as our theme my idea was a hot air balloon
or something to that nature, but then remembered I had this
"hadn't been used" and "much neglected"
 Stampin' Up elegant bird die!!

I cut my bird from a scrap of SU paper, 
and had a great time embellishing it with a feather,
My Favorite Things flourish, tiny yellow crochet doily,
yellow Rose, and a few tiny leaves.

The background is from an Impression Obsession gingham stamp,
stamped with SU Groovy Guava ink.
I stitched this onto SU So Saffron card stock a couple of times.

The sentiment, I love!
It's from B-Line Designs.

I finished with a bow and a few large sequins.
I really love how this card turned out!

Pop on over to "The Sisterhood" and see what my
teammates have to inspire YOU to join in!!

Entering the following challenges:
NBUS .... Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Bright Spring Colors
Papertake Weekly ....A Cut Above~(Die Cuts)
Monday Morning Challenge .... Think Spring
Monday Mood Board #8 .... Inspiration Board

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Garden

This is my post today for our weekly challenge
"Fancy Pearls"
using the inspiration photo below.

Remember, you can use my code
DIANE-10 anytime to receive a 10%

Hello, Diane here with you today
with my card for this weeks challenge
"Fancy Pearls".

I created a fun garden scene!
I loved the tiny butterflies on the background paper I saw
as it reminds me so much of my own garden in the summer
full of butterflies.
This pack is full of soft and subtle designs.

No garden is complete without a bench, 
to rest your weary bones on after a day of gardening,
cut from Luminized Curious Metallic 92 # card stock. 

Behind the bench I tucked a birdhouse using
Three little birdies were added using
Impression Obsession Small bird Set.

The flowers are Blooming Violet by Memory Box.
Yellow pearls were added to the flower centers,
which are actually White Pearls, colored with a yellow marker.

My own garden usually has a cat or two roaming around in it,
so to make the card complete I added a cat from
Impression Obsession die set.

Thanks for visiting with me...!!!

Entering the following challenges:
Card Mania ....Spring
Crafty Card Makers .... Spring Has Sprung
One Stitch At A Time .... ATG With Nature

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Little Goosey Gander

Spring is right around the corner, well actually it is here
but for some reason Michigan doesn't seem to know it yet...lol!!

Maybe I should of said Easter is right around the corner!!
Which is far by more true!!

Which ever, I made a pretty Easter/Spring card for Crafty Secrets this week!
I love this adorable image of a little girl and her goose friend!!
The image came from Creative Scraps Spring/Easter
I added a bit of glitter to the image, which I know you can't see.
But all the flowers and the goose himself are nice and "sparkle-y"!
I used a what I call an embossing panel,
one of those "strip" type folders,
and Cherry Lynn Designs  Horizon Fishtail Banners on
digital papers from Crafty Secrets Pastel Paper Pad and

I dug in my mountains of already cut "stuff"
and pulled out a little picket fence and a hopping bunny.
The little flowers are from my "do-dads" drawer.

I added a sheer polka dot bow, 
(I only have a small piece left...boo hoo..I love this ribbon)
and a butterfly!!

Thanks for visiting....
I'll have a new Crafty Secrets post on March 29th...
you won't want to miss it!!

Entering the following challenges:
Come and Get It .... Things With Wings
Robyn's Fetish .... Add A Bow
A Gem of A Challenge .... Pretty In Pink
Send A Smile For Kids .... Pastel Colors
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge .... Pastel Shades
 Cupcake Inspirations #302 .... Color Inspiration

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Egg Hunt

This is my post for Classy Cards 'n Such today.
See anything you like?
You can use my code DIANE-10 at the Classy Cards 'n Such Store
anytime to get 10% off!!

Hi Diane here with you today!

It seems Easter is earlier this year,
but still plenty of time to order your Easter stamps and dies!

I made a cute little Easter egg hunt scene.
I cut about five sets of Impression Obsession Grass.
This grass die is a taller grass, perfect for adding to the back of a scene.
I layered it on, one over the other.
In front I added a smaller strip of grass using

Now, the fun part!
I used a new die from Impression Obsession
This is a two die set, the little girl and the eggs.
I cut her a second time to paper piece her dress
and a third time to paper piece her basket.
I added a bit of blush to her cheek.

The eggs were cut twice and I colored them with markers.
Some I put in her basket, the rest I hide among the grass.
This is where the tweezers from Paper Blossom Tool Kit come in handy,
to pick up those little eggs, dip in glue and put them where you want them.
A good glue to use for this is Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

I added a few little extra grass pieces and bunnies from

To add a bit of color and fun, I cut 5 small clouds from

Don't forget to join us for our weekly challenge,
we have an inspiration photo to get you inspired
and a fabulous prize offered each week...
just be sure and read the challenge rules!

Entering the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #81 .... Easter/Bunnies
Cute Card Thursday .... Spring Fever
Double Click Skittles .... Bunny~Basket~Easter
Fresh brewed Designs  .... Eggs
ScrapyLand .... Spring or Easter~Dies
Simon Says Wednesday  .... Spring Pinterest Inspiration