Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunflowers- Sparkle N Sprinkle August Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's August 1 Reveal.

This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced. These sets are 20% off their regular price, until August 3rd.  All the sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image. The Sunflower, set #643 is the stamp set featured in  This Month's Technique Video.

The sets are:

Knight Owl #632     (Digi version: DIGI632)
Sunflower #643     (Digi version: DIGI643)
A Little Note #645     (Digi version: DIGI645)
Pilgrim Thanksgiving #646     (Digi version: DIGI646)
Wisps of Autumn #647     (Digi version: DIGI647)
Witchy Gerty #648     (Digi version: DIGI648)

I have used the SUNFLOWER #643 for my layout
I stamped the large flower in a circle on CS, colored with my PITT Pastel Pencils and then cut loosely along the edge. 

On my background paper, I stamped leaves and heat embossed. For the sparkly sunflower, I stamped directly onto the sticky portion of Super Adhesive Sheets, then covered with glitter. 

I used a Blue Fern Studios chippie, which I heat embossed all but the bird. I colored the bird with my Stamper's Big Brush Pen.

I added centers to all the sunflowers using Liquid Pearls. 
To see the full list of supplies and instructions, please check out My Gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I am linking up at the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks- Anything Goes
Lasting Memories- Anything Goes

On August 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:

1) all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

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

Anita Scroggins
April Williams
Belinda Shupe
Emmy van den Heuvel
Eret Pank
Marie Berquist
Shona Erlenborn
Steff Munnings
Anne Temple

Don't forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!
Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize this month?

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

All Things Grow Better with Love Layout- Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hi everyone! It's Anita here today and it is my turn to share a project with you
 using fabulous Sparkle N Sprinkle products!

I have a layout today that I created using some very young photos of DD2
 and some very pretty stamps!
The Garden Fairies Stamp Set was just so cute- I knew as soon 
as I saw it that I needed to create something with it! I used the vine to create a border
above and below my cut papers- a subtle but effective way to add detail.

I stamped my tags with Crystal Medallion and heat embossed with Lilac Spark EP. I added some Memories Mist in Bright Gold to bring out the embossing. I used Super Adhesive Sheets and Spellbinder's dies to cut the frames behind the photos, then burnished them with Dogwood Rose GL- LOVE this color!!
I stamped the mushrooms and fairie from Garden Fairies multiple times, colored and cut out. I layered them over and under my chipboard piece using pop dots on some for more dimension. I used Pear EP on the chipboard piece.
Here is a close up of the vine stamp- I used a chalk ink to make it really stand out.
To see all the details on this project, please visit My Gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have an amazing week!
Here are the supplies I used for this layout;
Glitters: Purple Rain GM2020, Dogwood Rose GM2021
Embossing Powders: Lilac Spark EP151, Pear EP420

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Deconstructed Layout #10 Long Beach CA

Queen Mary

For this installment in The Deconstructed Layout - Long Beach, CA - I want to focus on scrapbooking those memories were were don't have photos to go along with them. I decided I wanted to make a travel book, making one page for every trip the hubs and I  have ever taken together. The problem is,, way back in the day we didn't have cameras like we do now! There are a lot of  trips where I have no photos, but I can Google with the best of them!

To see the entire Deconstructed Layout Series be sure to check out this page.

google images
Our very first trip was to Long Beach, CA to see the Spruce Goose and Queen Mary. So I made a list of all the trips I have no photos for and started looking. I searched Google images and found some great graphics for most of the things I needed.I found some postcards (non-royalty) for my page. I printed them out on heavy cardstock and trimmed them to the size I needed.

small layout
The album I am using is 6x8- and I want to put a LOT of ages in it, so thin pages are a must. This is really hard for me! I am mostly sticking to one photo, a postcard if I have it, stamped images, and journaling. FLAT is what I am looking for!

layered tags
To get the layers I like so much but still keep the page thin, I used several of the tags  and layered then behind my photos. I also added layers on top of my photos- here I used one of the Prima Lace Stickers.

stamped photo
On this photo I stamped right on top of it using the Elle's Studios Everyday Moments stamp set.
I stamped in white in first, then black ink to give it more depth.

flat page
Brads and die cut stickers round out the rest of the layout. by using these flat elements, I was able to pack a lot onto this little layout!

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Baby Shower Pics- so fun!

Hi everyone! I have been super busy with Baby Shower prep the last week or so, which is why
I have been pretty scarce around blog land!~

We had a great time at the shower and I wanted to share a few of the photos,,

so here goes,,,,,,,,

60 yards of tulle, ladies and gentleman! Yikes! This tulle started out white, and I soaked it in a very large vat of tie dye to turn it pink.  We used this table for food.

Ok- have you seen these HUGE Marshmallows?? They are perfect for dipping in chocolate! We also
had dipped strawberries and mini cupcakes.

I knew that these Martha Stewart paper balls would come in handy some day! 
I bought 22 packs of them on sale a few years ago- for $2 each!!

one of the gift tables

The other gift table- I bought this fabric years ago to make curtains with. You can see how far I got!

Our photo backdrop, 

and our photo props. 

We decorated Onesies for the Mom to be. We also made baby blocks, but I forgot to take a photo!

The mantel,,, can you tell that the theme was Minnie Mouse!

More of the big tissue balls, and I added ribbon bows in all the clusters hanging from the ceiling.

I cut these using my Cameo and I will bind them into a book for her.

I love this frame used as a Guest Book- I cut the little Onesies on my Cameo.

I left no ceiling un-adorned!

Decor over the second gift table.

This sign was my favorite! My uncle made this for her and I finished it by adding some
 washi tape and letters cut with my Cameo.

It was a lot of work, but everything looked great and we had a really good time!
Thanks for making it to the end of my post!

Have a great week!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stenciled Wall Art with Smoothfoam

Hi everyone! 
I have a second project to share today for Smoothfoam.

Ever since my box of Smoothfoam showed up on my doorstep, I have been wanting to make a piece of wall art with the 12X12 sheets. I have been turning ideas over and over in my head and finally inspiration struck! I have some large stencils meant to create texture on the walls – I was positive I could 
use the same technique on my Smoothfoam.
stenciled smoothfoam art panel
You will need:
Two 12×12 Smoothfoam Scrapbook Page Mounts
Acrylic paints - medium turquoise, gold, dark turquoise
Drywall texture or molding paste
Glaze medium
Iridescent ink spray
Palette knife, small sponge, paintbrush
Double-sided tape
Craft glue
Lace trim, paper flowers
White paint pen
1.  Adhere the edges of the two sheets together with double-sided tape to create a 12″ x 24″ surface.
2.  Paint the entire surface with two coats of medium turquoise paint, drying between coats. Position your stencil on the surface and spread the paste over the stencil with a palette knife; apply a heavy coat. Remove the stencil and allow to dry overnight.
3.  Apply a 50/50 mixture of glaze and gold paint to the raised stenciled image.  When dry, sponge paint small amounts of dark turquoise to add shadow accents inside and around the image. Use a wet wipe to blend in the color more if needed, let dry.
4.  Spray the entire surface area with iridescent ink; let dry.
5.  If desired, glue lace trim and flowers as shown to frame and embellish your art panel. Add dots with a white paint pen to accent.

texture paste stencil on smoothfoam

 I love the way it turned out!~
Be sure to give this a try with

Awesome - Frosted Designs Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!
Are you ready for the weekend? I am hosting a baby shower for DD1 tomorrow,
so it is going to be a little hectic!
Today we have a new challenge over at Frosted Designs
 Today's Challenge is to use Stitching AND Flowers on your project.

Here is a look at my project
My cousin was in town from Washington state, and we got a chance to have lunch.
I used the fabulous 7 Dot Studios paper and embellishments for this layout.

I started by cutting some arrow shapes on my Cameo, adhering them to the background paper and painting with a light coat of Molding Paste. I then added some Lindy's Magicals Powder and spritzed with water. I also used the stamp in the Capture the Moment kit to randomly stamp on the background.

I layered several bits from the kit along the side of the photo.

I cut my title using my Cameo, then colored it with Ranger Perfect Pearls.

I added more layers on the other side of the layout, using items from the kit and some punched cardstock.

Be sure to join in the fun and link your project up over on the blog.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Burlap Fabric Blog Hop- Join in the fun!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Burlap Fabric Blog Hop!
If you arrived by way of Angela's Blog you are on the right track.
If not, see the bottom of the post for the participating blogs.

Today I have a project using some amazing products
provided by Burlap Fabric- I love textures and I have to say, these products
were fabulous to the touch and very easy to work with!

Here is a look at my project, I decided to make a wreath.

I started with the Burlap Roll and wrapped a SmoothFoam circle, securing in the back.
I then made a bow using 2" Wide Burlap Ribbon and added that to the middle. 
I added loops to the back using  the red striped ribbon.

I added some flowers for more color, and used both of the ribbons for the hanging tail.

Here are our fabulous participating blogs, be sure to stop by each one to 
see the amazing projects they have created.
Michelle FraeCummings
Sue Eldred
Susan Brown
Terry Ricioli
Angela Holt 
Anita Scroggins
Beth Watson
Carmen Flores Tanis 
Cherish Flieder
Cindi Bisson
Jennifer Priest
Julie McGuffee
Kristi Parker
Lisa Fulmer
Madeline Arendt
Marilyn Gossett

Check out the following website url for more awesome products!
For more information on Burlap products available and social media sites to follow, check out the following links:
BUT THERE'S MORE!  Would you like an opportunity to win a $100 selection of burlap products
 that includes a nice variety of natural and colored burlap yardage, ribbons, embellishments and totes?  Go to the following link and enter!
Thanks for stopping by today and have an amazing week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Deconstructed Layout #9 Flying Away

stamped backgroundFor this installment in The Deconstructed Layout - Flying Away - we are going to create a background using lots of small stamps. It is much easier than you might think. 
If you would like to see more of Deconstructed Layouts be sure to hop over and check out the rest of the series here.

fussy cutting
 I started by using a craft knife to trim around the design on this paper. I wanted the emblem to show on the finished page so I trimmed around it and tucked the second layer underneath it.

Prima stamps
To create my background, I used a set of  Prima stamps, they were perfect for my project. I arranged all of the stamps onto a block at the same time, then stamped all over the background paper. I was not overly concerned with putting them in a perfect pattern- I just wanted to cover the page.

metallic paint
I wanted a little more dimension on the second layer,  so I used  stencil and some metallic paint. 

die cut embellishments
I love the die cuts matched the paper line I used- I layered some on and around the photos. 

printed stickers
Along the side of the layout I added washi tape from Hazel & Ruby and then layered die cut stickers on top. I trimmed the edges of some of them for texture.

butterfly papers
I fussy cut the butterflies and flowers, then used watercolor paints and my Koi Water Brush to add a little bit of color.  The Moments sticker is from Prima.

resin heart
To finish off the layout I added some flowers, ribbon, and resin to form a cluster of embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!