Monday, March 31, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle April 1 Reveal


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1 Reveal.



This month 5 new stamp sets are being introduced. Until April 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The April Showers stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

Here is a look at my project for the reveal
As you can guess, this photo is from our recent trip to the Caribbean- look at this view!!
It was amazing,,,, and perfect for this month's new stamps Flamingo Bay #512P6!!

I have used a Blue Fern Studios chipboard for my title; first I inked it, then I used Brushable Glue and Surf to give it this great texture.

The star of the show today are the fabulous flamingoes- I stamped them with StazOn, then used
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to color them. I gave them a coat of VersaMagic and heat embossed with Shimmer to finish them off.

Here is a look at all of this months fabulous new stamps!!

April Showers #555P7

*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Ellie the Elephant #553P7
Diamond Medallion #530P7

*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Flamingo Bay #512P6

*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Crackle Background #609P5


On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.



The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.



The winners of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:





Anne Temple

Anita Scroggins

Steff Munnings - new designer!

Donna Ellis



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful week!!

Anita

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Howdy Everyone!! 
Wow- where did this week go???

I have been swamped getting lots of projects finished up and
completely forgot to post my Blog Candy Winner!!

So without further ado here we go,,,

There were 24 comments (and I am just going to trust that everyone
hopped over and liked my Facebook page, because you are all such wonderful people)


Yvonne!!
You are the winner

 
LOVE this LO!!! The colors and textures and layers.....wow!! Aren't those magicals just amazing?!! Fantastic job.
Yvonne

Please send me an email using the "Contact Me" link here on my blog
or
send me a msg on Facebook with your address and I will get your prize out to you.

Thanks so much to everyone who played along!

Anita


Monday, March 24, 2014

The Deconstructed Layout #2- One of a Kind

Hi everyone, I hope spring has spring where you are and you are having some 
fabulous weather!   

I have another installment in The Deconstructed Layout for Frosted Designs to share with you.

I love texture on my layouts,  but I don't like using several sheets of paper to get
the look I want.  So here is a way to to get the texture I like using
one piece of paper.
My poor little sweetie was so sad! She is such a shoe maniac!!
I have used items from the Love Is In the Air kit, UmWow Studios, Geloatos,
Dylusions, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals and Mini Misters- all available in
The Frosted Designs Store.

  Start by tearing the edges off of a page of vintage sheet music, then mist lightly with water; you don't 
want to soak it completely because it is fragile! Scrunch it up so that it is a little
larger than the photo you are using, then use your heat gun to dry. 
Make sure that the surface says kinda flat, otherwise your photo will not sit level!

 Mix a small amount of water and the Lindy's Magicals color of your choice in a Mini Mister
and shake well. Spray the mat; I sprayed mine pretty heavily because I wanted a lot of the mica
to show when it was dry. Use your heat gun again to dry.
(this is not the same mat I used on my layout, I decided this color was too dark)



 When the paper is misted, scrunched, then dried it becomes very stiff, so it will 
hold it's shape very well. It makes an amazing mat!

This chippie is from Blue Fern Studios and I have used Gelatos® to color it then
heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle EP. 

My title piece is from Blue Fern Studios too, and I have painted it
and inked it to get this distressed look.

Don't forget, you have a few more days to join in the fun for the
current Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs!!
The Challenge right now is Buttons and Bling with a sketch!
Be sure to check it out and play along!!


I hope you will give this a try- it is easy and a great way to give some dimension to your project!
I find my vintage books at second hand stores, book stores that take trade ins, and garage sales.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!




Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Campers with Sparkle N Sprinkle

Howdy Blogging Buddies!
Is it almost spring?? Are we all ready for spring??
I am!! What about you??

Today I have a new DT Project for Sparkle N Sprinkle to share
This is my 3rd Girl Scout Troop at our Annual Spring Camp. 
I miss these days- and these girls!
The big kid there in the middle is DD2, the two little ones on either side of her are my
BFFs daughters. I can't get over how little they were! 
They are both Sophomores in high school this year!
My papers and die cut stickers are Basic Grey- old and new. 
Alpha stickers are Simple Stories. 
I created the stamped background by stamping the brocade pattern from 
#398Brocade Backgrounds with VersaMark, then brushing Pearl chalk
over it. The chipboard piece here is Blue Fern Studios and I used
EP440 Mojito,   and EP137 Shimmer on it.    

  I am so lovin' these 3D Foam Stars from Scrapbook Adhesives- they are awesome!
I burnished them with GM2007 Reflections

I inked this chipboard word and while wet I covered in EP137 Shimmer. 
Sorry about the lighting on this- With the shimmery background 
AND the glitter on the word my camera just did not want to focus
and I had to go straight up manual!

For more detailed instructions on this layout please 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful week!







Friday, March 21, 2014

My Favorite Things Blog Hop with Frosted Designs

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Frosted Designs "Favorite Things" Blog Hop!!! As most of you know, March is National Craft Month!!!  What better way to celebrate our favorite time of year than with a "favorite things" blog hop?!?  We are so excited about all the fabulous items in store that we wanted to share with you how we use them on our projects!  Our Design Team has put together some AMAZING projects just for your viewing pleasure :-)

If you've arrived here from Debbie's blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Frosted Designs Blog here!

As you hop along, be sure to visit each Design Team Member's blog for wonderful inspiration and creative ideas on how we use our favorite products!!! While you're there, be sure to leave them some love!!!  Each member will have a "scrambled" word in their post... (*HINT* The word will be a Frosted Designs Product!!!).   Unscramble each one from the line-up below and send them to Brandimatos@gmail.com!   After you've completed your "hopping", come back to the Frosted Designs blog and tell us how much fun you had!!
Now, what would a blog hop be without some AWESOME prizes?!?  By sending in your "unscrambled FD products to Brandimatos@gmail.com, you will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
Creative Embellishments is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store full of detailed chipboard pieces and rubber stamps!!! 
AND
Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, is also sponsoring THREE full sets of your choosing to her online store!!!!  It's FULL of cut files and digi stamps for EVERY occassion!!! 
AND
Barb is also offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Online Store!!!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter on the Frosted Designs Blog to be entered into the drawing!!!!


I also have some blog candy to give away-- be sure to go all the way to the bottom of the post!


So here is a look at my layout,,,

I have used FabScraps papers from the Frosted Designs Store, along with
some odds and ends from previous kits. 
I added a fabulous chippie from Blue Fern Studios, some ribbon,
a doily, and a little bit of bling. 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this little bit of paper lace behind my photo. 
I sprayed it lightly with Dylusions.

I cut my title and accent with my Cameo too.
 The little stars here are from UmWow
Studios. I added some punched strips of paper to give my layout some
dimension.

I am totally in love with the Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals Powders!!
I started by covering my chippie in a heavy layer of Gesso, and when it was
dry I layered several colors of blue Magicals on it. To get the really bold look
for some of the colors, I tapped the powder on with my finger and then misted with water.

I used my Signo Uniball White Pen (which is hands down one of my 
all time favorite items) to add accents to the dry chippie - which
 is from Blue Fern Studios by the way.

Here is my SCRAMBLED WORD
 TONBCAAI OOLBMS 
(HINT* It's located under "flowers" in the FD Store here


In addition to the great prizes offered on the main blog,
I have some candy up for grabs too!


How do you get a chance to win?
#1 -  Follow me here my blog.
#2 - Hop over to my Facebook Page and give me a Like and leave me a comment
Easy Peasy! 
I will draw a winner on Monday the 24th. 



As usual, there are some housekeeping rules:
1.  Visit all the blogs and leave a comment so we know you were there!  Not to mention, you don't want to miss all the wonderful inspiration along the way :-)
2.  Before you leave each blog, look for the "secret" word and write it down.  Once you have visited each blog, you should have a complete quote!
3. Finally, come back to the Frosted Designs Blog and tell us how much fun you had!!!  Email your completed quote to Brandimatos@gmail.com!
4.  HAVE FUN!!!!  After all, that's what this is all about :-)
Here is the Blog Line-Up in case you get lost:

Thanks so much for hopping by today!
Have an amazing weekend!

Anita 

 



Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tourist- The Crafty Scrapper Mist/Paint Challenge

Are you ready for a new challenge??
This month we are all about using those Mists and Paints-
you know you have 'em! I have DRAWERS full of them. 
Seriously.
So let's break out the mists and paints and get to work!

Here is the project I made for this month's challenge
I used new Anchored papers by Authentique for this layout.
To get the look from my mists, I positioned my mask and sprayed, then picked
the mask up and flipped it over on the other side of the paper. This gives me two 
patterns from the same mask ;o)

I love this Maya Road ribbon- it was perfect for this layout!

Some Prima Flowers and bling from Want2Scrap. The title was cut using my
Silhouette Cameo and Bazzill cardstock.

Here you can see the two patterns from the mask; the left side got sprayed
 and the right side is where I flipped the mask over. 

So what are you waiting on??
Get to misting or painting!! 

You have until March 31st to link up your project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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