Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Welcome to the ALL NEW Sparkle N Sprinkle
 February Reveal Blog Hop!


We have another HUGE reveal for you this month, plus something new!

The new sets are 20% off until February 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC and STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!

On February 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and theSNS New Blog.  

 There are SEVEN new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set (with 12 amazing papers), and a Digi Only Bundle set full of lots of extras.   

Also, 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:

* 815 Leafy Flower Spring Wreath
Leafy Flower Spring Wreath digi version DIGI815B

* 826 Pansies (set one)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* Pansies fabulous digi bundle, includes papers DIGI826-833FS

* 832 Girlfriend Support Set 1
Girlfriend Support Set 1 digi version DIGI832

* 833 Pansies in Teacup (set two)
Pansies mini digi set DIGI826833FS

* 835 Sitting Pretty Kitty
Sitting Pretty Kitty digi version DIGI835LS

* 836 Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day
Luck of the Irish Enchantress - St. Patrick's Day  digi version DIGI836LS

* 837 Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day
Rory's Lucky Clover - St. Patrick's Day digi version DIGI837LS

* Eleven Watercolor Papers - Purple Pink (to coordinate with the Pansies sets)  DIGI4003FS

This month the digi versions of the Pansies (826FS) and the Teacup Pansies (833FS) have been combined into one HUGE digi bundle set: 
There are tons of bonuses in this set, including decoupage sheet sets, a total of 34 images, 11 gorgeous digi papers, and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until February 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On Feb 3rd, 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 New 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!

Now for my card.

It is time to 'celebrate'
as it that time of the month
for Sparkle N Sprinkle to release all the new stamp sets and digital sets for the month!

I joined right in the celebration with my own
'celebrate' card!

I used two different stamp sets for my card,
the newly released and so beautiful Leafy Flower Spring Wreath
and another set from previous release that is a favorite of mine
called Demo Donna's Stylin' Sayings

I used Versamark and the 'sprinkles' stamp 
and randomly stamped around the edge of the card base.  
I first stamped the upper half, 
but left the center blank as I knew that is where I
was putting my wreath image.

I then embossed with Tinsel embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped next, once again with Versamark
then embossed with Berry Bliss embossing powder.
The sentiment is part of the Demo Donna's Stylin' Sayings.

Once the sentiment was done, I continued stamping and embossing
the rest of the base randomly  the same as the  top part was done.

I used a Spellbinders Exquisite Circles die to stamp my image on.
Copics were used to color the  image.

Once the coloring was done, a Nuvo Medium Tip Glue Pen was used
on both the bow and flowers,
then glittered with Raspberry Soda glitter.
You can see the difference it makes adding the gorgeous glitter. 

To finish I added Nuvo Crystal Drops Carnation Pink to each flower center.

Thank you for visiting with me today and make sure to
do the blog hop and leave comments on each designers blog for your chance to win
a fabulous prize!

Next on the hop is the very talented Shona!

Showers of Sweetness

Pretty card today using another of the beautiful stamps
Sparkle N Sprinkle released in January.

The set I used is 'Emily Showers of Love'.

I used a plain white card stock for the base, then die cut a
Cherry Lynn Designs Victorian Garden Frame.
I adhered 1 1/2" double sided Tear-ific Tape to the back of the frame,
then burnished (with my finger)
Cloud Nine Velvet glitter all over in the cut outs.

I stamped my image, then die cut with a Tutti Designs Stitched Heart,
then colored her in with Copics.
Using a Nuvo Glue Pen (small), I added it and more of the 
Cloud Nine Velvet glitter to the rain and puddle.

I finished by embossing the sentiment with Versamark and
Silver Detail embossing Powder.

Thanks for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown .... Love Notes
{Pin}spirational #183 .... Love

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hearts and Flowers

Snowy day here in Michigan
even the local schools are closed,
so if the schools close in Michigan then you know it is very slippery/messy out.
Good day to be in my creative room and just stay warm and cozy!

Today I have yet another Tutti Designs Valentine die to share with you.
I love these dies as most can be used for various other occasions as well!

This one is pretty simple using the 

The background heart paper is a scrap left from a
Martha Stewart paper pack.
I added a bit of washi tape at the bottom
(I remember when washi was first out and hot hot hot
and I couldn't wait to get my hands on some...
now I have a bunch of it and never ever even use it..lol)!!

I added some paper roses, snippet of ribbon
and a punched sentiment.

That's it for this one.....
come back tomorrow to see my last card from
Sparkle N Sprinkles January release
and then at 9pm tomorrow we will
be showing our new release for February and you won't 
want to miss that...the stamps are gorgeous
and you can win ALL of them just by leaving a comment
on each designers blog....that's tomorrow!!

Entering the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge .... Hearts and/or Flowers

Sunday, January 29, 2017


This is my post on the NEW Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today!

Hi, Diane with you today with a new stamp released this month

I first embossed with Versamark, then Black Fine Detail embossing powder on a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Tag die cut.
I thought the black embossing would really showcase the beautiful flowers.
 The flowers were colored with Copics.
I embossed the sentiment on a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Oval die,
once again using Versamark and the Black Fine Detail embossing powder.
A strip of Tear-ific -Tape 1/2" was added to the left side
two strips of Tear-ific Tape 1/4" was added down the right side
of the card base, then were burnished with Cyclamen glitter.
A simple bow was added to finish.
Thank you for visiting with me today!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Be My Valentine

The Valentines are starting to appear....
fine by me as I LOVE Valentines Day and hearts!
I think this country needs to see more 'heart, 
how about you...
that's all I'm saying!!

This is another card I made for a sample for Tutti Designs...
I had been wanting a hot air balloon die forever and
it seemed I just never got around to ordering one
and I am so GLAD I held off
as this one has to be a favorite one I have seen yet!

It is called 'Heart Air Balloon'...heehee, cute name isn't it!

Pretty simple card really.
Just die cut, added a few glittery hearts, some fluffy clouds, 
pretty ribbon bow and a sentiment...done!

This balloon can be used for many occasions 
besides just Valentines!

Entering in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Red and/or Pink with Ribbon/Trim
Simon Says Wed. Challenge .... ATG

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pink Valentine

It seems January is getting close to going 'bye bye'
and February will be closing in
which brings us closer to Valentine's Day.

I love Valentine's Day!
I love all the hearts and of course the 'chocolate'
The hubby is pretty good with getting me a card and gift
the gift is usually 'moolah'
but I'll take it (more craft supplies...lol)
However, I think this year I just got my gift.
My Big Shot had the 'big one' as they say
and went to Sizzix heaven yesterday!
He bought me a new one and it will be here tomorrow...yippee!!

So, for today I have a card I made for Tutti Designs
using a newly released Valentine die
'Heart of Hearts Corner'

This is a rather large corner die which makes it so perfect to make a
'pocket' with.

I simply cut around the outside of the die cut to make a solid back for it
then, left the 'inside open'
so I could add my tag.

The tag pulls out with a sweet Valentine message on it
(I forgot to take a picture of just the tag, so will come back and add it later)!

Entering the following challenges:
In The Pink ....What's New?  (Tutti die)
Moving Along With The Times .... Swirls and/or Curls

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Yellow Cattelya's

Think Spring!!
That is what my card is about today
and the yellow colors make me so HAPPY!!

I used a newly released stamp set 'Cattelya Friendship"
from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
I 'googled' the Cattelya Orchid and 'wow' it is amazing
how many different colors/varieties  these flowers come in...
lots of options to color here!

I embossed white card stock with We R Memories Dots embossing folder.
The image was stamped with Versamark
then embossed with White Detail embossing powder.

I die cut it out using a Sue Wilson New Zealand Auckland die.
It was then colored with Pan Pastels, giving a very soft look.
I added 1/4" Tear-ific Tape around the edges 
then burnished (with my finger tool)
Spirited Green glitter on.

I basically did the same as above for the sentiment,
using a smaller die from the set
and this time embossing with Black Fine Detail embossing powder.

To finish I die cut a Joy Butterfly, then embellished it with
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Lemon Sorbert YUM!

I'll be back later this week with another SNS project
and remember to mark your calendar for the 31st at 9pm,
as it is our February 'REVEAL' of  our stamp release for the month
and my oh my you will LOVE this release!!

Also we have a new blog at SNS you can visit it HERE,
the team has some really beautiful projects to inspire you...take a peek!

Thanks for visiting!!

entering the following challenges:
Words 2 Craft By .... Change

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Sisterhood Challenge Simply Made

Today at The Sisterhood of Crafters Terri is our hostess
and she has chosen the theme
"Simply Made"
meaning not a lot of embellishments on or a one layer card so to speak.

Well, I took the theme totally to heart and made a
pretty much CAS card, leaving lots of white space.

I don't know what made me think of these little critter stamps  I have had forever,
but for some reason they came right to mind...lol!

I do have to confess though,
simple as this card is I had to stamp it 3 times
before I liked it.
The first two times I stamped with 2 different brands of inks,
I won't mention them as I LOVE both
but they were too 'blah' for these guys.
here is a small sample of what  I mean

Then I had a 'light bulb' moment
and decided to use embossing powders!

All the products I used came from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
The little guy on the left I used Coffee EB powder
and the little gal on the right I used Berry Bliss,
isn't that a unique color?  Love it!!
to the center of her flowers.
The hearts were embossed with Red Apple.
I don't know abut you, but I think EB powder is magic...lol...
it just comes to life once it is heat set!
( Some of the links of the products used are from 2 different Sparkle N Sprinkle 'stores' as we are in the process of swapping over to a new store...and it is wonderful!
Old store link Sparkle 'N' Sprinkle 
as soon as all products are moved over the link will be

We would love to have you join our challenge at
The Sisterhood, and the 'sistah's have some great inspiration to get you going!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


I am excited as hopefully this is the LAST week
I have to take my Mom to radiation,
it is exhausting for both of us!!
So thought I would share a card I made that hasn't made it to my blog yet.

Have to love hearts and have to love red this time of year!
This card was created using another of the 
fabulous new dies from Tutti Designs called 

Pretty clean and simple card and another easy mailer..love that!

I die cut the heart twice and placed
the white under the red to set if off a bit.

I used a heart embossing folder,
one which I absolutely adore!!

Just a cute little banner across the top and that's it!

Entering in the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday .... Hearts

TGIF .... Love

NBUS #9 .... Die

Monday, January 23, 2017

Gingham and Hearts

I love gingham and I love hearts
so why not combine the two together for a CAS card!

This card was made as a store sample for the
Tutti Designs store using one of the many, many new
Valentine/Heart dies 'Lovely Heart Grass'.

I added a twine bow just for that extra little 'punch'!
Still an easy mailer and so simple to create
but I love how it all came together using just a snippet piece of paper
and a pretty die cut!

Entering in the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Playground ....Snippets
Watercooler Wednesday ... CAS Red and White

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Eggs-traordinary Kindess

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today!

Hello, Diane with you today using one our new stamp sets
released this month 'Eggs-traordinary Kindess'.
I decided to use one of previous released stamps
and using the digital version so I could print it card size.

I first printed the image the size I wanted
(easy using Micro-Soft word)
on card stock and printed it a second time on just plain copy paper.
I fussy cut both images out, leaving the ties off both.

I used the copy paper image as a pattern and traced it onto a
yellow gingham designer paper, then fussy cut it out.
I did this as I didn't want to use the pocket image on this particular card.

I inked the edges of the apron with  TH distress ink Mustard Seed.
The egg image was stamped  with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
then die cut using a Tutti designs Stitched Oval die.

I colored the image with Copics, then added it to the apron front.
I also added a small blue pocket and the sentiment that had been embossed
with Daffodil embossing powder.

To the bottom of the apron, I die cut a Flower Border edge (Precious Maieke),
coated it with Brushable Glue, then adding Lemonade glitter.
I added glue, more glitter about 3 times until I satisfied with the look,
This a semi transparent glitter and so pretty!
The edge was then attached to the apron bottom with

I think my apron turned out super cute and will make a great
card to send to a friend!
Thank you for visiting with me today!