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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Welcome to your first stop on the hop!  We're so glad you are joining us!!  
Since this is the first stop on our hop; you're definitely in the right place!  But if you haven't read all the details about how to participate in this hop or checked out what great prizes will be given away; you might want to hop back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle home blog and read all the details first.  If you're ready to hop on, grab nice cup of hot chocolate or perhaps some eggnog and nestle in for an enjoyable trip through our Winter Wonderland!


Today I have another great Michelle Perkett digital image for you!  Meet Buddy the Christmas Pup!  Isn't he adorable?!  Buddy makes such a great holiday card, but would work just as well for a thinking of you or even a winter birthday card.  He's just so cute and versatile in his cute little sweater!

click any photo for "closer" view


I decided on a holiday card.  So for my card, I did Buddy up in some beautiful blues; taking my cue from the fun SNS saying Cool Yule from the Gothic Snow Set 347.  I thought the saying felt very wintery & well.....blue lol.


Recently, I've really been into making a lot of my main images dimensional so I printed out Buddy three times.  His sweater was colored and cut out separately.  And even though I attached it right on top of him with Tearific tape; you still get some added dimension by placing it on top of him instead of just coloring it right on the main image.  On the third image I printed, I colored and cut out Buddy's head and this time I did pop it up off the main image for lots of dimension!  Then I fussy cut my whole Buddy image and layered it onto a Spellbinder Floral Motif circle.  Again, I could have just cut out the Spellbinder circle with Buddy on it; but I thought it just gave the image more definition to cut him out first and then layer it onto the circle.


For extra holiday sparkle, the Cool Yule saying was embossed with the super sparkly Tinsel Embossing Powder onto beautiful SNS Adriatric Blue Color Coordinates cardstock.  And our awesome new velvet glitters in Reflection (sparkling silver) were used to jazz up the snowflakes on his sweater!

The card was finished off with a pretty textile print background paper, a couple paper accent dots, and a beautiful white and silver bow to tie in all the sparkle.  I wish you could see all the sparkle in person!  Full instructions can be found in my section of the SNS Art Gallery Here.



One more quick project for you today.  Don't forget all the simple pleasures - SNS glitters make the most beautiful glittered pine cones.  So simple and so beautiful.  Roll the pine cone in Brushable glue and then sprinkle on the glitter to resemble the beautiful look of snow tipped pine cones you'd find outside .  I used a 50/50 mix of Sparkling Snow (extra sparkly,semi-transparent) and Bridal (opaque white) glitter on mine.  They're perfect for ornaments, package decorations, or just home decor.  Even the kids can help with this one - they're fun for everyone!


I really hope you enjoyed today's projects.  Don't forget to leave a comment - I always love to hear what you think (and leaving comments also qualifies you for the prizes too!)  Then hop on over to Shanna's blog to see what she has in store for you.  Have a great time on the rest of your walk (hop) through our Winter Wonderland!!  And Thanks again for stopping by!

Until next time,
***Julie***


57 comments:

April said...

I love your cute card and the added sparkle! The pine cones are great!

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie, Buddie is such a cute image and I love his glittered sweater, so perfect for the holiday look. Your glittered pine cones are so beautiful, they look very snowy.

Shona Erlenborn said...

The snow covered cones are a perfect compliment to Buddy and his snow-flake sweater!

Keri Brown said...

FANTASTIC!!! I love those pine cones... Great job!!!

Debi said...

I just love Buddy's freckles. The blue is great for this card.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really beautiful card, I love the Buddy's sweater along with the pine cones. I would have never thought of using the glitter on the pine cones!

Gen said...

I love Buddy he is so cute and I love his snowflake sweater. The pine cones are icing on the cake!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome projects. Love the pine cones. What a wonderful idea.

Cheryl B said...

Buddy is a cool pup! Also great idea to do the glitter pinecones!

Jill Jacobsen said...

I absolutely adore this card!! Got it in the store and it immediately went up on the board! Love the coloring, the texture and the depth you gave it! Wonderful:)

dcookwrites said...

Love the image, color selection and the product versatililty.

Karin said...

Julie, I just LOVE your Buddy card! Your coloring is awesome and I adore how you did the sentiment all glittery! The pinecones look amazing dressed up for the winter holidays too!

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, such a Buddy card! Sweet coloring and sparkles, with that oh-so-sweet face! I especially love the floral arrangement of greens and pine cones with your glitter touches - absolutely gorgeous! Such in interesting assortment of sizes and shapes. We only have the huge-gigantic cones here. I can almost smell the pine!

Anne Temple said...

Your card is absolutely adorable. Love all the added dimension. And your pine cones are some of the prettiest I've seen.

Shanna Shands said...

Adorable puppy. I love the sparkly sweater. The double bow is magnificent!

elf1023 said...

I do love that puppy, so cute and great coloring. Thank you.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute puppy image. I love your card.

Amanda R said...

Great shading on your puppy Julie and love the dimension with "popping" his head up! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

crafty.grandma55 said...

Love Buddy so so cute! the pine cones are super cute...I went picking them in the forest, now I can do something with them!!

Laurie said...

Buddy is so cute, I like the layering. Who could go wrong with glittered pine cones.

Robyn Rinehart said...

Your card is adorable love the coloring on the dog. Keep up the good work!!!!!

Karalee said...

What a cute card. I like what you did, cutting out different pieces to add dimension. And I'll bet the pinecone arrangement just sparkles!

NanaConnie said...

Love Michelle's digi image and the way you colored him, Julie. Great die cut for the frame on the image, too.

Gita said...

What an adorable card. Love how you added dimension to the doggie. And the pine cones are great. :-)

carrie said...

Great glittered pine cones. Love the "Buddy" Christmas card. He has such a great expression. Great idea to layer the puppy as well as his sweater for the extra dimension.

E. Marie said...

Adorable card and I love all the extra you did to add dimension. It was worth it. Glittering up the pine cones is a wonderful idea and looks so pretty!!

Candy Meyers said...

What an adorable card. And the idea for the pine cones is great. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Anonymous said...

Your puppy does look like he's headed for winter. I really like your pine cones, too. I hope to try that this winter.

Jan H

Beverly Baxley said...

The blues suit the little cute puppy. Very nice winter look.

Anonymous said...

Buddy is adorable. I love your blue motif. The sparkle on his sweater is just the right touch.
Kathy Vogel

Linda said...

Julie, I love Buddy's sweater Your pincones are very festive.

SanuraScraps said...

Love the pooch! I'm so wanting a dog but I have to settle for my bunny instead. Good job with the coloring! Love it!

Lynne P said...

I just got this stamp and now I can't wait to use it! Thank you for the card AND the pine cone covering. What a great idea.

Trena Johnson said...

The dog is very adorable. I would never have thought to use him/her in a holiday card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Frann said...

Your Buddy card is very cute. I like the way you layered and popped him up. The "snow" on the pinecones is beautiful.

SusanHnSC said...

Velvet glitters?! That sounds amazing! And love what you did with Buddy - I love it when someone goes "dimensional" with a stamp!

NWFlamingo said...

Gotta love Buddy! What a cutie! I did the glitter on giant sugar pine cones one year and they were a hit.

Cammy404 said...

Julie,
What an adorable card!!! Love it!

Judy B said...

Such a cute card. The perfect combo of a die cut and beautiful water colors.

Gerlinde said...

Great card Julie! Love the dimension on the puppy and the great blues!

Roxie said...

I love how you made Buddy 3D. It really adds to the card.

KristiDaroci said...

Now i LOVE Buddy the Elf but Buddy the pup is way cute!

ChristineR said...

I LOVE the pine cones! Great effect, thanks for sharing.

ChristineR said...

Love the pine cones! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Ann W. Love the Buddy card. Looks like I could just walk right off that card. How cute.

Tigerberry said...

Julie, I love your card. Buddy is so cute and by making him pop a little you gave him more personality. I had not thought how easy it would be to decorate those pine cones in my back yard. Last year I threw away some that I decorated several years back. It was hard for me to get rid of them. Now I know how easy it will be to replace them on my wreath. Thanks for your ideas.

namabear said...

Julie Buddy is so cute I like the way you popped him up to add dimension what a great idea for a card. The pine cone technique is neat maybe I will have my grand-babies help me make a swag at thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

I love his sweater!!!

Cat said...

LOVE the dimension on your adorable puppy! The glittered pinecones are just beautiful!

Sandra Kersting said...

I loved the way you printed buddy three times to give him so dimension. I will have to make the mix of glittler and give the pine cones a second try.

christi said...

i love the adorable puppy. great card. i like it when i can send something like this to my dog loving friends. love the dazzle on his shirt. he's really style'in!

HelenM said...

How adorable

Anonymous said...

Love your buddy card I think he is just to cute.

coolbeans said...

Buddy in his cute blue sweater how cute.

Pamela said...

Love that little puppy!

Mary Strauser said...

Love the little puppy and thanks for a neat idea with the puppy and pinecones.
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Rose Wilson said...

So cute is Buddy in his snowflake sweater love the color also. Great card