Saturday, November 30

SPARKLE 'n SPRINKLE december release party

hello crafty friends!

welcome to SPARKLE N SPRINKLE's december 1st reveal with FIVE chances to win amazing prizes {at the end of this post}!!! 

this month we are bringing you a pretty new stamp set by artist BECCY MUIR and here is a bit of inspiration from me - 


i used the newest SPARKLE N SPRINKLE stamp set #519 GERANIUMS:

here are some close ups of my project with a detailed product information.

for my silver frame i used white cardstock, HEARTFELT CREATIONS decorative oval window die and SPARKLE N SPRINKLE 2 1/2" double sided tear-ific tape.

i glued the tape onto the cardstock and ran it through my machine. 

then i removed the protective tape layer from the die cut and sprinkled sonic silver velvet glitter [GM2002] on top of it.

i stamped the geraniums two times on white cardstock. i coloured the first image with COPIC CIAO markers and added orchid rose velvet glitter [CM2016] to some of the blossoms. then i decorated the leaves with sage embossing powder [EP351].

i fussy cut the large flowers from the second image and coloured them with princess rose embossing powder [EP387]. i used sakura glue pen to adhere the embossing powder. to finish off my geraniums i added a pink pearl in the middle.

i hope you enjoyed my creations today!

and now to the FIVE chances to win an amazing prize!

 the first one is in our "BEAUTIFUL GERANIUMS" release contest
four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "anything goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking."

 the GERANIUM stamp set is available on line or is included in JAZZY JILL's technique video for the month.

the GERANIUMS stamp set, one glitter and one embossing powder will be awarded to one commenter. to win, just come to our mystery designer party!

how the mystery party works: on one of the participating blogs below, a commenter will be selected to receive the prize. no one knows who the mystery designer is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment. 

the winner will be announced on december 3rd on FACEBOOK, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
shona erlenborn 
eret pank
marie berquist 
april williams
anne temple
belinda shupe
emilia van den heuvel --> ME 
mayra duran-hernandez
donna ellis
jazzy jill's video technique kit

the beautiful GERANIUMS set is available at 20% off as part of our DECEMBER specials. just use the code DEC20 in the COMMENTS SECTION when checking out in the SNS on-line store to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.

promotion valid through december 3rd, 2013. (sorry, credit card customers only. the total will be manually adjusted. or phone the SNS shoppe and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).

have fun hopping!

hugs'n smiles,

something tattered holiday blog hop

hello scrappy friends!

welcome to the first annual SOMETHING TATTERED holiday blog hop!

we are so excited to share our creations using the gorgeous vintage style stamps created by BETH NEUMANN.

our design team has been hard at work crafting their HOLIDAY projects for you to see! we hope that you will be inspired and want to try some of these beautiful and elegantly detailed stamps for yourself! 

and here is some inspiration from me:

to create this card i used the J INITIAL MONOGRAM STAMP SET - to build up the center of my snowflake.

... and the JULY JUILLET STAMP SET - to decorate the corners of the card.

i hope you i managed to inspire you today!

if you came here from DUNJA's blog, then you are on the right track. if not, head to the SOMETHING TATTERED blog for the full blog roll.

there will be a chance to win a monogram set of your choice for every blog that you visit and complete the steps below.
click here to see the entire alphabet

here are some examples:

the GRAND PRIZE is a complete set of FRENCH MONTHS stamp sets!
here are some examples and you can see the entire set HERE.

grab a mug of something warm and yummy and start hopping!

the blog hop ends at midnight, monday, december 2, 2013.

  to play along you need to complete the following steps:
1. become a follower of the SOMETHING TATTERED blog
2. visit each designer's blog and become a follower if you are not already.
3. leave a comment on each blog so we know you were there!
4. enjoy the projects!
5. like our FACEBOOK PAGE and let us know you completed the hop!

one winner will be selected at random from each blog and all participants that complete the hop will be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZErand Prize!

your next stop on our HOLIDAY HOP is MANDY's blog.

if you lose your way here is the entire Blog Hop Order:
 emilia --> ME

have a happy hop and Happy Holidays!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, November 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers NOVEMBER blog hop


and WELCOME to the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers NOVEMBER blog hop! 

here is a little bit of inspiration from me - a christmas card:

here are some close ups of my project:

i cut out the poinsettias from the pattern paper, as well as some of the green swirls. to finish off my design, i added silver rhinestones.

if you followed the right order you landed on my blog from cibele glazer's blog and your next stop is giovana smith's blog.

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
caroline duncan
amarilys doria
deneen treble
vicki dutcher
cibele glazer
emilia van den heuvel --> ME 
giovana smith
selma stevenson
alissa wells
linda m. loew
lee ann barrett
mary faus
 candy slabaugh
glenda brooks
linda payne
 lisa allen

this hop starts today, november 26th and closes friday, november 29th at midnight EST.

and as usual, the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the participating blogs. all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at HEARTFELT CREATIONS.

the winner will be announced on the participating blogs at noon on saturday, november 30st.

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, November 25

sweet petites {DIE-VERSIONS}

hello crafty friends!

this month DIE-VERSIONS released 24 new amazing dies with winter motives - WINTER WONDERLAND.

for my card i decided to use one of the sweet petites from this release and one from the TIS' THE SEASON {september 2013} release.

to create this card i used golden card base, sparkling cardstock, pattern paper, DIE-VERSIONS dies, stamps and copic ciao markers.

the cute white bear i cut with DIE-VERSIONS sweet petites "polar bear" die. i added glitter around it, to create a snow-like effect.

for the reindeer i used another sweet petites die "reindeer".

the ribbon under my button is from MAY ARTS ribbon.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

and don't forget to check DIE-VERSIONS blog for more CHRISTMASSY inspiration from our design team!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, November 22

birds of a feather birthday card {susan k. weckesser}

hello crafty friends! 

it is my turn over at SUSAN K. WECKESSER's blog and i've got a lovely birthday card to share with you. 

to create it i used materials from susan k. weckesser, ranger ink, fancy pants and may arts ribbon

this time i decided to create a birthday card with a cute pink bird on it: 

 to create the layers on my card i used different dies from SPELLBINDERS.
for the base of my card i used one of FANCY PANTS' vintage collections - it's the little things

i cut different shapes from pattern papers and then i distress their edges with RANGER INK brown ink pad. i layered them using mounting foam tape. 

 for my birdie i used susan k weckesser & studio 12 "birds of a feather" stamp set: 

i colored the image with TIM HOLTZ distress markers. 

to finish off my card i added a double golden ribbon bow using may arts ribbon

 i hope you enjoyed today's post!

and don't forget we are in the middle of susan k. weckesser 5th annual CHRISTMAS LOVE CAMPAIGN. please DO share your handmade gifts on our CHRISTMAS LOVE CAMPAIGN facebook page!

hugs 'n smiles,