Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sparkling Wintry Sensations

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations" blog hop!  If you hopped here by way of the very talented Karin, then you're in the right spot.  If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click here
I have a few cards for your viewing enjoyment so grab that cup of peppermint cocoa and  enjoy the show.

Here is a beautiful Menorah with  the candles lit with Raspberry Soda and Lemonade Glitter. The Menorah is embossed with Black Detail  Embossing Powder and backed with  rich  silver mirror card stock. Since I used mirror card stock it is hard to photograph but in person it is rich and elegant.  To create this card  I used the Swirl Menorah and Happy Chanukah  from the Jewish Stamp Set #388.  I  used 8 different colors of Semi-Transparent Glitter glitter for the 8 day festival of light. Detailed instructions for this card are here.

My next card  I continued with the Chanukah Theme and  made a card with the  dreidel , a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side. It is used during Chanukah to play a popular children's game that involves spinning the dreidel and betting on which Hebrew letter will be showing when the dreidel stops spinning. The Dreidel, Star of David and Sentiment can be found on the Jewish Stamp Set #388. I kept this card simple using  mostly the colors of the Israeli Flag, Blue for the water and White for the sky with Silver  and Gold Detail Embossing Powder and Golden Sparkle Embossing Powder.  I used an embossing folder for the back ground and  Spellbinders Octagons along with Ribbon Tag Trio. Detailed instructions for this card are here.

If you have visited my blog in previous blog hops you know I like a little humor.  Oy Vey , woe is me. I thought  I was headed to the South Pole where the penguins are instead  I  hit shore at North Beach ??? For this creation I used the Knit Hat Pengie  and the Sun and Palm Tree from Stamp Set 158 Tropical  with a little bit of  Hit The Beach Embossing Powder and Poolside Embossing Powder and finish it off with Sparkle Embossing Powder. Detailed instructions for this card are here.

You have to love those frogs, Moonlight Serenade here and he is singing.   He is so into it that his lily pad has ice and snow on it. He borrowed his  Santa hat from Santa Chimney. He is framed with Spellbinders Labels 13 and the sentiment is computer generated then cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio. Instructions on how to put this card together are here.
It is time now to refill your cocoa mug and .........
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July may we all Sparkle N Sprinkle!

 Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!  This is my creation for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team Glitter Challenge. I  really love the energy this card gives me.  It makes me want to sing. This card was so fast and easy to make. You can find the fabulous detailed instructions here.  I used Sparkling Snow Glitter for the White, Fire Engine Red Glitter for the Red, Liberty Glitter for the Blue and AztecGold Glitter around the Star. The sentiment is from the stamp set Patriotic Icons.  I used a punch for the small  Stars and a  can't live without  Spellbinders Die  Stars S4-092.  Check out the Gold Detail Embossing Powder it is so fine line. Fellow Stampers I salute you.

Friday, July 1, 2011

I was minding my P's and Q's...

This is my version  of a Clean and Simple card.  I created it for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team challenge.   It would be worth your while to peruse each designer's cards for great ideas and inspiration, you can find them here.

This CAS card is made with  paper , glitter and glue.  Parisian Mist Glitter,  Chocolate  and Pear Pizzaz Paper,  quickly  paint the Brushable Glue in the de - bossed or indented places  cover with glitter.  Quite nice wouldn't you say.