Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Umbrella Friends {Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop}

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 June Reveal Blog Hop!

We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the 15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.


We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  The newest addition is Hampton Arts.

We have four new rubber stamp sets plus one huge digi bundle being revealed this month.  

The sets are:

Umbrella Friends 851  
(Digital Version DIGI851BG - additional sentiment)

Tropical Mermaid Alana 854
  (Digital Version DIGI854LS - additional sentiments)

Swallowtail Butterflies 856
(Digital Version DIGI856FS - see below)

Baby, Oh Baby 857
(Digital Version DIGI857SG - additional sentiments)

DIGI856FS - Swallowtail Butterflies (includes lots of additional colored images, additional sentiments, and digi paper)

When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images and/or sentiments not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until June 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On June 18th, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop Order this month is:

(*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 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.  

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

We are also happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge.  It will now be held on Facebook. 

 Search for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge will begin July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

Now for a bit about my project.  I am showcasing the Umbrella Friends set with a fun fold shadowbox style card, which easily folds flat for mailing.

The photos above and to the left show the card at an angle so that you can see the fun fold more easily.

Strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and 1/8" Tear-ific Tape were added to the front of the card and covered with Denim velvet glitter.

The image was colored with Copic markers and die cut using a Lifestyles Crafts die (Nesting Ovals).  The same die was used to die cut the opening on the front panel.  You adhere the focal point on the back panel.  Pan Pastels were used to color the background of the focal image.

Easy Green glitter accents the leaves and the umbrella and Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to accent the flower center (Sweet Lilac) and the earrings on the girl on the left (Dandelion Yellow).  Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops accent the outer

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Ink and then quickly heat set with Clear embossing powder.  A Sizzix die (Tim Holtz Labels) was used to die cut the sentiment.  Nuvo Aqua Flow markers (Autumn Woodland) were used to give a splash of color to the flower on the sentiment.  More Nuvo Crystal Drops (Buttermilk, Sweet Lilac) were also added to the die cut.  Pan Pastels were also used to color the background of the sentiment.

Your next stop on the June New Reveal Blog Hop is Belinda and I know she has something special for you.  Be sure to leave a comment on each of the Designers' Blogs for your chance to win all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.


Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! Talk about dimension! I love that you created a bit of a diorama, and that the card stands up but does not take much horizontal room, Anne. Your bold blue is amazing with the cute pastel colors of your friends. Fabulous card! xx

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

The blue is SO STUNNING! I didn't realize it was a shadow box until I got to that part in the blog post. It is so cool! I LOVE it! This card is bold and gorgeous. Wonderful job, Miss Anne!!!

Jessica K said...

Sooo pretty! I love that you did a shadow box a how fun! That deep blue in just beautiful!

Diane said...

Fabulous card Anne, I love the dimension and how it folds flat for mailing...super cool card...great happy colors too and of course gotta love those glitter stripes!! Another beauty!!

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Anne!! The fold is so fabulous!! I love the image!! You colored it beautifully!! The touches of sparkle are fabulous!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. I can think off so many uses for the sentiment.

Belinda said...

Beautiful card Anne, I just love the shadowbox card design and your's is so pretty with all the sparkle and colors!!

Unknown said...

Love the presentation of this whimsical image

Stampsnob. said...

Love this fold The image and sentiment are special ......Lis

Gloria S said...

I love, love, love,love this card. Did you hear me? I LOVE this card. I love the style, color dimensions, everything. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us!

ionabunny said...

Awww, BFF's. Love this card. Great design and beautiful image. Hugz

MiamiKel said...

OH those besties with the umbrella! Gorgeous! I love your card fold, also - how lovely to have a cut out fold to showcase them ♥ Your coloring, as always, is sensational and just showcases these two besties so well. I love the sentiment to match! TFS, Anne!

Debi said...

Love your fun fold. It really showcases your beautiful coloring. Great new image!

Eret said...

Your coloring of the image is stunning. Love how the blue card brings out the colors of the image. Strips of glitter and Crystal Drops are perfect things to embellish your gorgeous card.

Valerija said...

Fabulous card. Love the dimension and wonderful image. Your coloring is fantastic too.
Valerija xx

Thayer Family said...

The coloring on these ladies is beautiful. The bright blue of the shadow box really makes everything pop. This is beautiful.

Mary Gerard said...

Oh my! Looking at it at first, I didn't realize it was a shadow box! Very creative. You're giving me lots of ideas to try at home!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great fold first of all. I've not seen that in a long while! The royal blue is just stunning with your image. Gorgeous card all around Anne!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful friendship card and I love the design of it. Great recessed frame to show off the design.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your image and LOVE your design with the fancy folds and window, framed with the luscious sparkle!
THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING ... I confess that I'm a glitter addict and cannot resist fancy folds, so I'm doubly inspired :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sweet card. Love how you colored the image. TFS