Monday, April 17, 2017

Stella Happy Meds {Sparkle N Sprinkle}

Hello, dear blogging friends!
Today I have a silly, fun card suitable for:

thinking of you
older birthday
get well
support through a long illness


Anyone familiar with Jodie Mackrell knows that Stella is one of her favorite characters.
Sparkle N Sprinkle fell in love with Stella's unique form of snarkiness and encouragement, and turned this fun image into a rubber stamp set.

Card Size:
5.5" x 7.5" (A7 American)

Colored with Copic Markers, and framed in orange and aqua, a little "Sparkle EP" was added on the doilies and frame for visual interest.

If you enjoy watercolors, embossing this with black detail EP and then watering down brilliant colors in the background and on the jar images, this would be an easy coloring job, too!


Punched with a retired MS punch, the aqua paper was also dry embossed with dotted EF and shmooshed with Brilliance ink.

Putting it all askew is just "typically Stella" (giggle).



Products:
Copic Markers

On a Personal Note:

As mentioned in a previous post, we are in our "wild fire season" in Florida.
Unfortunately, a wild fire broke out close by yesterday, and our clear, fresh air now is laden with ash and smoke. Combining with the heavy layers of pollen everywhere, the smoke and ash is sticking to everything. SO GRATEFUL for the air conditioning.

We live just outside of the Withalacoochee (With-a-la-coo-chee) Forest, so we will see more than the average number of wildlife temporarily, and will keep the water buckets full so they can drink.


Floridians are looking forward to our rainy season, but we must always be careful what we wish for, right? Here is a headline you may find interesting, with over 100 wildfires being fought throughout the state as of April 10, 2017. I know many of you live in areas prone to fires as well. They ARE necessary for the Florida ecology, but just not pleasant - I guess kind of like having to choose to let a surgeon perform a necessary surgery?

Thanks for visiting today!
hugs,

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fairy Tangles All Dressed Up {Cardz 4 Galz Glad Rags}

Hello, Sweet Blogging Friends!

Here in Florida, we are approaching the end of our "wild-fire season".
Ending in June with the beginning of Hurricane Season, the fires are a necessary part of the ecology in Florida. While unpleasant smokiness occurs, depending which way the wind blows - and the winds change frequently, good things happen as a result of the fires.
Presently, in our county, we have a large woodland fire near the coast caused by lightning, that firefighters have been battling for a week. After the fire, lush growth begins anew, seedlings pop up everywhere, and critters emerge from their protective dens and return from neighboring refuges.


On to crafty things:


Beginning today at Cardz 4 Galz Challenges we have a Fabulous, Fun, Fashionable theme!

Badges are awarded for the Spotlight Winner and Top Picks.

Challenge #45 is chosen by teamie Julie -and the theme is:  HANDBAGS AND GLAD RAGS.  Show us your cards using any and all manner of purses and/or fashionable wear! 
Challenge ends on April 26.


I'm using the last of some Fairy Tangle images I purchased a few years ago and had never used.
This fashionista positively flows in her garb! She is staged against sequin cardstock which sparkles colorfully against the flashing lights of fashion photographers!


She is colored with Copic Markers - I think my favorite images to color are the fantasy style images which favor any colors my heart desires!


I was inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch:


It is always a pleasure seeing your artful treasures,
so please come play with us at
Cardz 4 Galz.

Challenges I'd like to play in please:


  1. 613 Avenue Create #196 Anything Goes with optional twist Anything Spring 5/1
  2. Always Fun Challenges #1 Anything Goes 4/17
  3. Artistic Inspirations Challenges #176 Anything Goes 4/17
  4. Classic World Wide Open DT Challenge #13 Anything DT Goes 5/1
  5. Coloring in Scrapland (April) "Girly Stuff" 5/1 (sep post)
  6. Crafts Galore Encore (April) "Anything Goes"  5/1 (top tab)
  7. Dragonfly Dreams (April 2) Anything Goes 5/1
  8. Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #234 Anything Spring 4/16 (colors, whimsy, flowers)
  9. Pammies Inky Pinkies #1715 Anything Goes 4/17
  10. Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch #207 4/17
Stamping Hugs,


Friday, March 31, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle April Reveal with Glitter-full Bugaboo!

Happy April Fool's Day to my crafting friends,
and
Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle April Stamp Reveal!
(if you have arrived here by way of artsy Jess, you're in the right place!)

As Guest Designer, I'd like to reveal my glitter-ific project AND invite you to the SNS Blog Hop.
Check out my talented Teamies' beautiful creations,
AND
earn a chance to win the grand prize!



NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES!

IT IS ALL ABOUT FUN WITH DEMO DONNA!

It's Demo Donna on the SNS YouTube Channel!

Subscribe today to REVEL IN all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques - AND - great entertainment! Each week a new technique is shared, and each month, a new video kit is revealed!

The new sets are 20% off until April 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping! Be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC and NUVO and STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month with their digital counterparts (one has a mega bundle), plus a new Digi Papers set.   

The new SNS sets are:




The blog hop order is:

Diane
Chris
Shona
Eret
Belinda
Corner Garden surprise
Jess
Donna (you're here!)
Anne

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?

Today's share is a GLITTER LADEN project using the Girlfriend Support Set 2 .

It's a perfect little giggle, or even a pick-me-up.

Here's how to stamp on glitter:





How to Dry Emboss with Glitter:

The photos with the card standing up show the darker aspect of the glitter:


The photos of the card laying down show the lighter aspect of the glitter:


Flowers made with the scraps of Super Adhesive Sheets and glitters. The brads are heat embossed, and the flowers are distressed with the same color embossing powder:


Silly little sentiment - also slightly distressed with embossing powder:


I wish you could see this card in person! It sparkles all over:


Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to become the grand prize winner!

Now it is time to hop on over to the very gifted Anne!

Sparkle N Sprinkle Products:

Images: Girlfriend Support Set 2
Super Adhesive Sheets (double sided sticky)
Full Line of beautiful Microfine "Velvety" Glitter Colors
Cloud Nine (white) Microfine Velvet Glitter
Orchid Rose (dark pink) Microfine Velvet Glitter
Hyacinth (medium purple) Microfine Velvet Glitter
Bubblegum Ultrafine (super sparkly) Semi-Transparent Glitter
Morning Glory Cosmic (sparkly) embossing powder
Beach Cruiser embossing powder (with a little glitter added manually)


Challenges I'd like to play in please:
  1. Classic DT Open Challenge #13 (stamping and coloring on velvet glitter, dry embossing in velvet glitter, making flower embellishments with velvet glitter, ultrafine glitter, embossing powder.) 5/1
  2. Colour Crazy Challenge #13 Anything Goes using Coloring Medium of Choice (Copics and Distress Inks on Microfine Glitter) 4/14
  3. Creative Fingers Challenges #127 Anything goes 4/14
  4. Tuesday Throwdown #336 SPARKLES (stamping and coloring on velvet glitter, dry embossing in velvet glitter, making flower embellishments with velvet glitter, ultrafine glitter, embossing powder.) 4/5
  5. World Wide Open DT Challenge #20 (stamping and coloring on velvet glitter, dry embossing in velvet glitter, making flower embellishments with velvet glitter, ultrafine glitter, embossing powder.) 4/15



Stamping Hugs to you!

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