Monday, October 3, 2011

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle World Animal Day Blog Hop

It's  World Animal Day and Sparkle N Sprinkle is celebrating with a "mini blog hop".  The Sparklettes have used all kinds of images to represent the critters with whom we share Planet Earth. As you hop along keep in mind that  through the end of October 2011 all SNS Animals, Dogs & Cats, and Insects stamps are on special - 15% off! To view all our specials, including stamps, glitters, EPs, and other fine SNS products, just click here.

If you hopped here by way of the wonderful card creater  Shona then you are on the path if not you might want to start here at the beginning  the SNS  Blog to become eligible for  the Grand Prize and three other mystery prizes .  Remember to leave a little puppy love on each persons blog.

If you started at the beginning then you know that I am the last stop on the blog and  It's Party Time! Click on the picture for a close up view. Who is your party animal?

Check out this bear on Stamp Set 366 Bears Too. I stamped him with Mememto Tuxedo Black ink then colored with copics,stamped the sentiment in the banner with  Memento Bahama Blue a perfect fit , cut with my Grand Calibur and Spellbinders Dies, highlighted with  Starfire Glitter G0117. I made my curtain by coating a piece of  white card stock with VersaMark then Orange Sparkle Embossing Powder EP338, cut with Spellbinders Edgabilities.  I blinged my brads with the Orange Sparkle.  You can bling your brads too look here to see how it is done. The detailed instructions for this card can be found at the Sparkle N Sprinkle card gallery shortly.

The next card is a beautiful breathtaking bear...... with flowers for you, her Sunshine.

This lovely image is called  Flower Bear from Stamp Set 359 Bears on Parade the sentiment is  My Sunshine. I stamped her with Tuxedo Black Memento and colored with copics, highlighted with Starfire Glitter and her hair is Sparkling Sands Sparkle Soft SS118. I used Yellow Spark Embossing Powder EP165 for the flower center, flower pot dots and sentiment. I used my Grand Calibur and Spellbinders Oval, Big Scalloped Ovals and  Ribbon Tag Trio dies. The added flowers and  leaves were made with punches. The complete  directions for this card will be forthcoming at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.


I want to thank you for bearing with me.  If you are reading this then I know that the rest of your day will not be unbearable.

Your final destination is the SNS Blog!  To become eligible for the two Grand Prizes, please leave a comment on my blog below and return to the SNS blog and answer one or both of the following questions.  This is not a test there are no right or wrong answers.

Well, the first item is not really a question. Tell us something special about a pet or animal experience you have had sometime in your life. AND when considering Mother Nature’s Wonders, what one critter always brings a smile to your face? Answering these 2 questions back on the SNS Home Blog makes you eligible for the Grand Prize and 3 other secondary prizes! Good Luck!

Your blog hostesses are:
                                                                       Patti White
Linda Loew ( me you are -----> here)

33 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

These are TOO TOO darling, Linda! Love the curtain done with Orange Sparkle EP! Wow! And all that glitter on Party Bear's balloons and the tag, too. I'm so happy to be your Sweet Bear's Sunshine! LOL Well, that's what we are known for in Florida, right (I mean, aside from hanging chads LOL). Both cards are delightfully sweet and happiness exudes. Thanks for playing in our blog hop!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Beary cute cards, Linda. Party bear is just done adorably. I may need to "copy" for some grandchildren's birthday if you don't mind. Thanks for the great ideas.
Cheesy

Karin said...

These are just charming! I love how festive they both are and the bears are both so cute! Loving the bright colors :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Well you did it again Linda - these cards are just too cute for words - so have a bear hug instead!

Anonymous said...

Beary, Beary cute! What a fun end to the blog.
Brenda

pjw said...

Love all the elements with the birthday bear, the ribbon really sets it off.

Karalee Ingram said...

Linda, these are adorable. Love the bright colors.

April said...

What cute and cheerful cards! You did a wonderful job on these!

Sharon from FL said...

I just love these stamps and the cards that you did.

Anita Braddock said...

Supper dupper cute bears love the colors the glitter gives your cards the wow factor. love everything about your cards. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Amanda R said...

These are both adorable and I am really excited to use the brad idea!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your sweet bear cards! The coloring is so cool! My granddaughters would love these!

NWFlamingo said...

Cute cards. Wouldn't it be wild if all bears wore hot pink boots!

Mary said...

I "bearly" made it through your description of your cards! Just kidding. Your cards are adorable and I appreciate all the description you gave on all the little extra ways you used to embellish them.

Pat K said...

Really cute bear cards and your work is wonderful.

Lynette said...

Your cards are beary adorable!!!Such great ideas.

Barbara Bruder said...

Your two bear cards are just so sweet.Love all the colors!!!These are just so festive.

Julie Z said...

Love your bright & colorful first card! And the dimensional flowers on your second card add such a great accent to the piece!

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't want to get a invitation with a cute little bear on it. Great work.
pat

StampNK said...

Your little bear cards are so adorable! Love all the extra touches like the brads and die cut mats!

Anonymous said...

Your little flower bear is my favorite. She reminds me somehow of my daughter when she was little! Sweet memories.
Thanks for sharing.
Jan Hobbs

Booknplays said...

I love bears and these 2 cards are just the cutest! You did a beary good job! They are so beary festive I can bearly keep from laughing!

Frann said...

I cannot resist saying your cards are beary cute and beary, beary colorful.

Gerlinde said...

Too cute! I'm so glad the little bears didn't get left out on World Animal Day! Love your cards!

Jann said...

Wow bears are your thing, for sure.

TIme for a birthday party, with lots of sparkle- just my thing.

Janet said...

These bears are so cute. The first is so festive with all the bright colors. I love the way you added dimension with the punched flowers.

creativearts said...

Love your bear cards! Great coloring, layouts, sparkle, etc. Very sweet cards!

happy said...

I love the bright colors.

Julie said...

I think your combination of embelishments is very stricking.
Julie T

NanaConnie said...

Linda, Those bears are so adorable! How did I miss these two sets in all the times I've been over to the SNS store? Sheesh! You've done great cards and I especially love the birthday bear with the balloons. Fantastic!

Kathy Vogel said...

The added flowers & leaves really complement flower bear. I already have that stamp so will try that too. Wow! I don't know how I missed the bear with the balloons stamp, so will have to get it in my next order.

chipielolo said...

Beautiful and fun cards! Bright colors and lively design. you ladies are my inspiration!

E. Marie said...

Sorry I am sooo late commenting. What great cards from those "beary" cute images.