Monday, November 26, 2012

Soft Tones

This card did not end up as I had expected. It started out as something else and turned into this.

This is from a Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Fan Geisha. I love this set. I had done an earlier card in black, red, and green. This one was towards a softer color.....subtle tones.
For all of you who are in the cold region, maybe this will remind you of Spring. Spring is very "pink" and cheery.

Don't you jus love the sparkles? This is the Sparkle N Sprinkle semi-transparent glitter called  bubble gum. It is just so sparkly in person. I got a feeling that you will see this glitter all over my carpet and my cards alot.
Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A subtle day

This was such a fun card to make. I love apples, especially Fuji apples. This is another Sparkle N Sprinkle image from the Fall Harvest set. Don't you just love this image??

The words were stamped in Momento tuxedo black ink and floating in Cloud Nine velvet glitter. Still my favorite glitter!

The bown does not show up too well in the picture but IRL it is a good subtle color on a card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blue Fairy

I love this image. It is a Sparkle N Sprinkle image called Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy.
I had this image colored a while back and just recently had a chance to put a card together.
She was popped up on dimensionals.
Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Good things in abundance

Good things in abundance. That is how I feel about Thanksgiving. That turkey has me stuffed. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving food was the cranberry. I love cranberry sauce with walnuts. We had made it once with orange juice and it was so good! I like the orange-kick that it gives. What is your favorite part of  the Thanksgiving meal?

This is another Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Fall Harvest. I just LOVE this set! It has so many versatile images.

My not-so-favorite part is the stuffing. I don't know why but I can not find good stuffing yet. I love breads, but just not stuffing. What is your least favorite part of the meal?

Have a lovely Friday and thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I hope that are all enjoying your Thanksgiving day with families and friends.  I made this card to celebrate the festive day.
This is a Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Fall Harvest. The vegetables are shiny because glossy accents are used on them.

Have a good time with your family and enjoy your day off.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Since we moved to California, we have been missing the Fall season. My daughter loves the Winter season. (She told me today.) I decided to make a card to remind her of the pumpkin picking and apple picking that we used to go to when we were in the Northeast. Here is my attempt.

The stamp is a Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Fall Harvest.
Fall also reminds me of plaids. Warm, bright plaids. I've added matching designer paper to the button.

Hope you enjoyed my version of Fall.

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Red, black and glitzy

Let me introduce you something shiny...
This is the Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Fan Geisha.

Can you see the lace background? It is made from ultrafine glitter. The red/black glitter lace combo is very subtle. It is not strong, but sparkly enough to get your attention.
I have not been able to have time lately to stamp, but every chance I get, I tried to. When I saw this set, I knew that it will have to be red, black , and gold. Two out of three was not too bad. No gold, but bright sparkly red will do. I substituted green for black. You can not go wrong with this set. It is very versatile and easy to create Asian themes with. Even the flowers can be used for other occassions.
I cut out the flowers and pop them to give them a 3-D look.
Here is the full card. I love the color combo.
The scrollwork on the corners are also bling-ed out in black glitter. I love the new ultra-fine glitter.
Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop! If you hopped here by way of April Williams, then you are in the right place. Otherwise, you might like to start from the beginning to become eligible for 6 fabulous prizes


For my card, I used the "Believe" from the Merry Crows set.

When I think of Winter Wonderland, I think of blue. Christmas is always blue and white, in my mind. Just not in our house. The kids love colors and my husband loves orange. When we do our laundry, I am surprised that they are not all mixed together.

The blue color reminds me of when we went to visit my in-laws down in Florida. My mother-in-law had given us a tour of the various streets within her area where it was decorated with bright colored lights. We got a chance to see all the trees light up in bright-colored lights and all the pretty lawn decorations. It was very pretty when you are out at night. There was this one area where the whole street was lit up in blue lights. I forgot what street it was on, but it somehow made a strong impression to me. That is why this card is a bright blue and all sparkly. What do you think of when you think of a "Winter Wonderland"?

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Still Here

Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I am still here. The new job has kept me pretty busy, I should be able to craft this weekend, I hope! :) I made a few cards that I can share with you after I submitted my work. :)

Have a nice day and thanks for checking in. :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Super day!

I got my package and can not wait to stamp! Only problem is that I have to work this weekend. Boo- hoo.....there is always Sunday. :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Simple and Sweet

I normally don't do too well with simple cards, but this one told me to stop when I got to this part. It looks prettier in person than it does in the picture. The colors I chose are my wedding colors. It's peach/orange, kind of apricot-like.
It doesn't show up so well. I colored the main image in copics and loaded it up with sparkles. This is tame...
And here comes the sparkles...
This Sparkle N Sprinkle set is just too addicting. I can not seem to stop using it! I promise to give it a rest on my next post. But don't be surprised if it shows up again ;)
Have a nice day. And thanks for stopping by....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Here is a card that I had a chance to sit down and complete. I had my eye on this image for awhile. I caved and got it.
Can't forget the sparkles!
Isn't he cute? I added sparkles on his uniform and lots of glitters on the tissue paper as well as lots of glitter on the heart accessory. Glitters courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Must Have!

Here is another beauty that you might enjoy:
This is the new Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Holiday Foliage. I love it! I had used the holly as background paper for my last card. Very beautiful in real life. I had embossed the images in white embossing powder for both cards and then colored it in. My next task is to use my Copics. I think that it will come out stunning colored with Copics.
Again, more layering. :)
The cutting wasn't so bad either. I embossed, colored, and cut the layers out. It didn't take too long to see beautiful results. You can see that it's allsparkly. I wasn't using much either.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

New Sparkle N Sprinkle set!

Isn't this such a lovely image???
This is such a beautiful poinsettia image....ever!!  :)
I was thrilled that I  got a chance to design a card with this poinsettia. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love how it's such a great size. Perfect for everything. Here is a not-so-close picture:
I used craft cardstock. If you can not tell, I used another image from the set as background paper in the back image. I can not get over how versatile this set is. I love it!
I layered the poinsettias using dimensionals. If you haven;t noticed I use dimensionals on all of my projects.....and Cloud Nine microfine glitter. LOL. It's an addiction.
Layers and layers.....never know, Winter is coming.
This is the true color of the card. Not sure why it looked so dull in the picture.
Thank you for stopping by!
Sparkle N Sprinkle's Holiday Foliage

Friday, October 12, 2012

Merry Crows

This is a Sparkle N Sprinkle image from a set called Merry Crows. When I saw this image, I fell in love with it. This is the cutest snowman out out there. I love that it is a profile image. I wanted to make the image the main focus and kept it clean with just the snowman there. I could put words or sentiments on the other side but it would detract from the beautiful image.
Don't you just his little friend? It looks like that they are having a chat. Wonder what they are discussing...
Here is the finished card.
Let me show you the sparkles!
The iridescent color on the borders is iridescent glitter tinsel! The one used here is Swan Wing. Don't you just love it!?? I used 1/4 double-sided "tear"-ific tape to apply the tinsel glitter. I swear this tape is so strong! All the glitter just binds to it! And it is easy enough to work with that you can just tear it to whatever size you need. Comes in handy when you can't find that pair of scissor that has been hiding under the pile(s) of cardstock....that eventually turns up when you don't need it! (The stamping fairies hates me...they are forever hiding my scissor(s). I own at least 6 pairs of scissors...and can not find one when I need it! )
You must be wondering to yourself:
How did she get that pretty green background?
 And how did she get it to match snowman's scarf??
Very easy, I used flocking!That beautiful color is called Palm Leaf. Just a beautiful color on the screen, as it is in real life.  Again, use the double sided "tear"-ific tape on your cardstock and feel free to pour as little or as much flocking as you want! The nice part is that it feels like a real "scarf"! It's so soft.
And you know that I CAN NOT complete a card without my favorite glitter: Cloud Nine Micro Fine Glitter! I managed to sneak in my Cloud Nine favorite with Twinkling Clouds Flocking on the snowman's body.
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Drawer Easel Card

I had made this for my entry for the Sparkle N Sprinkle team.

This is a Michelle Perkett digital image called Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy that Sparkle N Sprinkle carries. She is such an easy image to work with. I love her coat! Wished they had one in my size! Again, my "safe" Christmas colors of gold and red. I wanted a warm color palette.

Surprise! It is a box (jewelry box or whatever you want to store inside.) I added the lock and key to give it an authentic look. Lots of sponging on the edges of every corner. That has been my favorite as of late. It gives all of my layers a complete and cohesive look.
I made it big enough to fit stcks of ribbons here. LOL
Yes, this is an easel card drawer box. You can find the directions and dimensions on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Art Gallery page.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Getting ready for Christmas...not yet.

I was in the bookmark-making phase. I've created this lovely snowman book mark from a Sparkle N Sprinkle set called "Merrry Crows."

In real life he is VERY sparkly! I just love the glitters!!
Normally, I am not a fan of creating Christmas cards. But this little guy was very easy to work with. He was just too adorable. You can not go wrong.
 When I think of Christmas, I think of burgundy red and gold colors. We always decorate our Christmas tree in "traditional" colors. THAT was before we had a little girl, now I see rainbow when I think of decorating the Christmas tree. Last year, our tree was pink and light blue! She insisted that the tree should be pink. To be honest, it wasn't too bad. If she could, Paige would paint the world a happy color.
I opted to go with the green color scheme for this little guy. He looked all bundled up and warm. That was the type of weather that we have been getting for the past week here: hot...and hot. His scarf was covered in micro fine glitter and flocking. I LOVE the flocking that Sparkle N Sprinkle carries! It is just so soft! I feels like a real scarf after I had applied it to the snowman's scarf.

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Merry Crows stamp set
Later Gator Micro Fine Glitter
Palm Leaf Flocking
Cloud Nine Micro Fine Glitter
"Tear"-ific Tape