Sunday, May 31, 2015

Happiness is.... {Sparkle N Sprinkle June Reveal}

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 June 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have THREE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until June 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  Ballet 709 is the stamp set featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.

The sets are:

Ballet 709   (digi version DIGI709)
Hearts Like Dogs 711   (digi version DIGI711)
Life Is Better 712   (digi version DIGI712)

On June 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.  

The winner will receive all of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi version, if preferred) and will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.  

In addition to our regular Designers, two of our 2015 Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, are with us again this month.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Anne (you're here)

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
Last month Belinda was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month????

Here's a bit about how I created this card.  I actually used the digi version so that I could enlarge the puppies and create a mirror image.  After printing the puppies and die cutting them out with the heart shaped die from Lifestyle Crafts (Nesting Hearts), I began creating the background using Distress Paints (Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Peacock Feather).  After creating a mask for the images, I spritzed water onto the top of Distress Paint dauber and pounced it down onto the cardstock.  The extra water makes the top really juicy so that it will splat really well.  (I saw this technique being used on someone's blog fairly recently, but I don't remember who's.   If you know who's blog this was on, I'd love to give them proper credit.)

After I was happy with the background and removed the masks, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink. It was then heat set with Black Detail embossing powder.  A thin line of dimensional glue was added around the edge and covered with Laser Green glitter.

My dog collar (Diamond mesh from Mon Ami Gabby) holds the paw charm with the help of a couple jump rings.  This allows it to swing around, just like a real dog tag would.  The dog tag was die cut using MFT's Pet Charms die and then heat embossed with Silver Bells embossing powder.  It was heat embossed on both the front and back, since it does swing.

A Crafters Companion embossing folder (Distress) was used to create the mat behind the heart.  A couple more layers completes the card.

So now it's time to go see what Ashley has created for you this month.  Don't forget to leave a comment with each of us for the Grand Prize.  Happy Hopping!


jimlynn said...

Oh Anne, this is the cutest ever! The little pups are adorable and those are really get new release sets. Love the way you framed them out in the heart and that dog print tag. The splats.....going to have to try that for sure! I really like the looks of those. I've never heard of doing them that way - but will try!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is sooo cute! Love the way you used the digis so the pups were a mirror image! The ink splat background is so cheerful. Just shouts out happiness (like the sentiment). Great job Anne

bumblebee creations said...

What a super fun card!!! I too am going to have to try that technique!! Love the new stamps and sentiments!!

Eret said...

Anne, your card is too cute. I love your coloring of these adorable puppies. The collar charm is fantastic embellishment for this card.
Eret x

loulou said...

Anne what a wonderful design the rhinestone dog collar is a clever addition. I love your adorable puppies - great colouring.

Donna Ellis said...

How cute, Anne! I like that the little puppies are facing each other inside the heart. Great design idea! The sentiment is darling. Clever use of the magic mesh and pet charm! And colorful background! hugs, de

Lori Kobular said...

Such a sweet image and card! Love the doggies!!

Linda Simpson said...

So adorable are these puppies, love the background and cute paw print charm.
Linda xxx

rachel said...

great stamp sets Anne and I love how you used yours - brilliant! hugs rachel x

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Anne!! I love how you colored the adorable doggies and have them nose to nose!! The paw charm is such an awesome touch!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

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Jacee said...

So cute Anne, love the little doggy's, adorable!
hugs Jacee
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NanaConnie said...

What a fabulous card, Anne! Love how you reversed the puppy and that paw print charm is wonderful. :-D

Mary Holshouser said...

I had to smile when I saw this card. The puppies are so cute.
Glad they are getting along.
Love the collar and medallion.
thanks for sharing a great card.

Tammy said...

My favorite, pups! Fabulous card and great attention to details!

Jessica K said...

This is just too cute Anne! I love the collar and all the extra details you add. Great job!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super cute!!! I love the background of the heart and your little dog tag. TFS

C. M. Taylor said...

Your card is darling. I always look for a new idea in each and every card. You win with the dog paw embellishment. I have always purchased my little tags like this one. Now I will just make them. Saves on postage as well. TFS

Diane said...

What a cute, cute card!! I had a great big smile on my face when I saw this card, as my daughter has these exact same two dogs, same colors as these...Charlie and Shyla...what an adorable it, as I know she would!!

Jean Bullock said...

This is darling. What a good idea to reverse the digi for the mirror image and I love the little pawprint charm. Well done.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne - This is so much fun! I love all your details, and the layers, and colors! The green glitter and purple dog collar, and dog tag are so sweet - they really make this card pop! You have amazing creations!

D- said...

OMGosh your card is adorable. I loVe how you have them touching noses. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

AuntDi said...

This card is too cute! I love the dog tag idea. Very creative!

nwilliams6 said...

How cute!!!! They are precious and the charm is perfect! Hugz

Donna said...

This is just charming! Adorable image, fabulous background (thanks for describing how you did it), like how you inlaid you image and sweet charm to top it all off!