.....come enjoy some handmade creations and heartfelt experiences. I'm glad you're here & hope you'll come back often.

Friday, January 27, 2012

More Love in the Air!

Did you get a chance to hop with the Sparkle N Sprinkle team for some Divas & Love inspiration last week?  I hope so!  If you didn't, don't forget SNS has another hop with lots more great new ideas (and more prizes!) coming your way real soon.  The Spring Fling Hop is in just two weeks - don't miss it!

In the meantime, I've got a little more love to share with you! With Valentine's Day sneaking up on us so quickly, I thought I'd share another Valentine idea with you while we're still "feeling the love"!  This is another design I did for Sparkle N Sprinkle before I had a blog.  I keep trying to add in some of those "pre-blog" designs as time permits so I can share them with those of you that haven't had a chance to see them.  Plus, it's always fun to revisit things you made earlier!

This sparkly kids Valentine was designed around the fun saying. The saying was embossed with extra sparkly Halo Embossing Powder to match the magical sentiment.  I "glittered up" the stars on the adorable Star Bunny stamps to match the magical feel.  (This card was also part of an "inchie" challenge, so I only used their cute little faces & the magical stars.)  For a little extra sparkle, I added a stripe of Celestial glitter (very appropriate choice for the magical/star theme - lol - wouldn't you say?)  The stripe was added above the panel with oh so useful Tearific Tape.  If you don't already have some of this stuff; you really need to get some - it is so versatile and handy!

Does the picture seem just a bit blurry?  I thought it did.  But unfortunately that can be one of the challenges of photographing something really sparkly.  Light bouncing off all that beautiful glitter seems to reflect off the camera lens & distort the image just a little.  But I loved how much sparkle showed up in that first shot - particularly on the saying! (Click on an image to see the sparkles even better.)  Of course, photographing during the gray winter months is never fun either - colors, glitter, it's all hard to capture well when the days are gray.  It can be a real challenge capturing a shot the way it looks in real life sometimes!  Ok, I really didn't intend this post to be about the photography though - lol!  So anyway, here's another shot at a slightly different angle.

Back to the card though....It doesn't show real well, but the saying was placed behind a window & the inchies were popped up to create a few different levels to the card.  The colors I choose were pinks, red, black, and gold for Valentine's Day.  But change up the colors and you'd have a great Birthday card too!  Hope you enjoy this fun & sparkly card for kids!  I'd love it if you left a little comment before you hopped on by!  And thanks so much for stopping by today!
Until next time,
Supplies Used:
Stamps (Saying & Star Bunnies) - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Embossing Powder - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Glitter - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Border Punches - EK Success
Markers - Copic

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blog Hop Winners Announced: Deco Divas - Love Is in the Air

 Just in case you missed it - the Winners have been Announced for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas - Love Is In the Air Blog Hop! Congratulations to :

Grand Prize #1  -  Full-sized stamp set of your choice on cling  -    Cheryl B
Grand Prize #2  -  Stampette set of your choice on cling  -  Kaiahobid
1st Place  -  (from Lana Clarke’s Blog)   2 Glitter Tinsels   -  Aurora Selvaggio
2nd Place – (from Gerlinde Townsley’s Blog) 3 sm embossing powders  –   Karen Land
3rd Place – (from April Williams Blog) 3 sm glitters  –   Robyn Rinehart
(Winners can find details on how to claim their prize on the SNS Home Blog.)

Thank you EVERYONE for joining us on this hop & particularly for your heartfelt comments.  Sharing your thoughts with us means the world to us!  

Don't forget SNS has another hop coming up real soon!  Our Spring Fling hop is in just under 3 weeks - Feb. 9 - 10!  There will be lots more great designs and of course more great prizes too so you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SNS Deco Divas - Love Is In the Air Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the hop - so glad you stopped by!  Hopefully you've just come from Barbara's great blog.  If not, you might want to hop back to the start at the SNS blog so you can get all the details for this hop (great prizes will be awarded!) and that way you won't miss any of the great designs!

For this hop we've got all types of romance & divas, so I decided to focus on some "less" romantic cards for your other loved ones on Valentine's Day.  Today I have Valentines for you to make for a child and for a friend - Love is in the Air!

This adorable little card would be the perfect greeting to give "Daddy's Girl" on Valentine's Day. (And what mom wouldn't be happy to help daddy out by making this cute little card for him to give!)  I remember my dad always gave me a box of candy and a card every Valentine's Day. And I would have loved receiving a bright and sparkly card like this!

But....I also purposely kept this card fairly simple because I thought it would also make a great card to give to a father from "Daddy's Little Girl".  My daughter is still pretty young, but she knows how to use all my crafty supplies.  And as soon as I made this card, she wanted to do one of her own!  And I'm always happy to let her join in - I love that she has already learned that a handmade card really comes from the heart!

Maybe you or the little girl in your life would like to make a card like this for... OR from Daddy's little girl!  Full instructions & a supply list for this card can be found in the SNS Gallery here..

And don't forget your dear friends this Valentine's Day either.  This lovely Tea Set card is such a nice way to let a dear friend know that they're in your heart on Valentine's Day - or any day!

The saying on this was done in one of SNS's newer embossing powders - Winter Berry.  There are sooo many great new embossing powders at SNS recently!  You're sure to find some new favorites like I did!  (I'm sure I'll be mentioning some of the others in future posts!)  Full instructions for this card can also be found in the SNS gallery - here.

Well I hope you enjoyed my Valentine's for some of the other loved ones in your life!  Now you better get hoppin' on to your next stop on the hop.  Don't forget to leave a comment before you hop on by though.  I'm so excited to be able to direct you to one of our newer design team members who is joining us for her first hop with SNS.  Hop on over to the lovely Lana's Sweet Pea's Paper Creations to see what she has to share on her blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!   And thanks for joining us today!!

Until next time!

Supplies Used:
Stamps - Sparkle N Sprinkle 
(Becca. Daddy's Girl, Tea Set) Set 411 - Just Like Mommy (each available individually as well)
(Friendship)  Individual stamp or Set 391 - Solid Butterfly
Embossing Powder - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Glitter - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Dies - Spellbinders Paper Arts
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug
Markers - Copic Sketch