Friday, February 28

SPARKLE 'n SPRINKLE march release party

hello crafty friends!

and welcome to SPARKLE N SPRINKLE's march 1st reveal.

this month we are featuring five versatile stamp sets.
two of the sets are perfect for christmas.
many of our customers said they promise themselves to make christmas cards a little bit each month, all year long, but they fail to find the time. so this month's technique kit uses the pretty red cardinal drawn by rosiland solomon.

here is a bit of inspiration from me:

to cut the snowflakes i used white cardstock, adhesive sheets, SPELLBINDERS dies and three different glitters - Blue Silver [EP446]Diamond Dust [G1116] and Jasper Blue [GM2012]

for the winter cardinal i used the SNS #518 a winter cardinal stamp set. i stamped the image with VERSAMARK ink and covered it with antiquities embossing powder. then i coloured it with different embossing powder and glitters - for the branches i used christmas green EP and for the bird - red apple EP, cayenne star EP and fire engine red glitter.

i stamped the words from the SNS #531 crystal medallion stamp set around the snowflakes to finish my design.

here is a list with all SNS products i used on my project:

the FIRST also means a new challenge at SNS creative challenges where the monthly theme is always
"anything goes with loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking."

#554 born to shop

FIVE WINNERS (one for each new stamp set) will be selected by during the designers mystery party. winners will also get to choose one glitter and one embossing powder to go with their new stamp set.

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

the winners will be announced on march 3rd on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
belinda shupe
marie berquist
jazzy jill

each of the five stamp sets are available at 20% off.
promotion valid through March 3rd.

you may also phone the SNS Shoppe to place your orders.

i hope you will join us again this month!

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,


hello KAISERCRAFT fans! 

 i've got another project to share today. i created it with KAISERCRAFT “key to my heart” collection, which you can find at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store


i really LOVE the pictures of the last photo session of my niece and her kitten! she looks so cute with TUTI and though TUTI is only few month old, they are BEST FRIENDS already!

 to create my background i used the entice die-cut glossy paper and KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock. i punched the edge of the cardstock, using MARTHA STEWART edge punch, and distressed it with TIM HOLTZ “tea dye” and “tattered rose” distress ink. i cut out the middle part of the entice die-cut glossy paper and used the rest as a frame. 

to finish off my background i did some stamping with the key to my heart clear stamps and different colours ink. 

to decorate my layout i used the COLLECTABLES pack from the same collection… 

and stickers from the 12 x 12" sticker sheet

 i stamped the two word banners and the sentiment on white cardstock, fussy cut them and used them as my title and extra embellishments. i used the TELEGRAPH ROAD clear stamps

to give more dimension to my layout, i fussy cut paper roses from the 6″ paper pad, embossed them slightly and arranged them around my picture with mounting foam tape

for the die cut swirls and leaves, i used various MARIANNE DESIGN dies.

i hope you enjoyed today’s post! 

thank you for stopping by and until my next post! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, February 26

february ZVA creative blog hop prize winners announced!

hello crafty friends!

thank you for stopping by today to see if you are one of our lucky winners from the ZVA creative february blog hop! 

before we announce their names, we’d like to thank all of you for visiting our design team member’s blogs and leaving them such nice comments. we truly appreciate your participation! 

we’d like to congratulate the following ladies who joined us and are listed below and won a prize - 

 from tina mcdonald’s blog - colleen who said "that is going to be a beautiful little book when it is all done, that cover is gorgeous."
from jolanda meur’s blog - melissa s. said "the flowers are very fun and the bling is always fantastic. it works well with all the different textures you have going on here." 
from anna zaprzelska’s blog - stephenie said "beautiful card!! love the layers and the romantic feel of it! TFS!"
from windy robinson’s blog - anita braddock said "super stunning love the background paper. the added glitter is perfect. love the flowers a around the sweet picture. the added swirls and butterfly is awesome. thanks for sharing."
from emilia van den heuvel’s blog {ME} - pattyo said ""your layout is so beautiful, emmy! i think ZVA bling adds the perfect touch to everything. i love your handmade pins, too."

each winner will receive a ZVA prize package worth $30.00. 


winners, please email our design team coordinator, windy robinson at to claim your prize! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, February 25

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers FEBRUARY blog hop


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

here is a little bit of inspiration from me - with spring coming, i decided to go all yellow, green and daisies -

and here are some close ups of my project - i used different SPELLBINDERS dies to create all the different layers on the card.

if you followed the right order you landed on my blog from vicki dutcher's blog and your next stop is glenda brook's blog.

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

this hop starts today, february 25th and closes friday, february 28th 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, march 1st, 2014.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,