Monday, October 18, 2010

Party time

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Fall Inspiration Blog Hop!  For my first card, I used Dani's Garden Swing rubber stamp set #393.  This is such a relaxing set of stamps to "play" with!  I used lots of Sunset glitter #G1040 and some Embers glitter #G1034 on this card.  For my second card I used rubber stamp set #348P4 -- Birds.  I colored the bird with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol.  I used an embossing folder for the back ground and covered all of the fall leaves with Sunset glitter, #G1040 and then used Bon Fire embossing powder #EP399 on the berries.  When I spot cover like this with embossing powder, I first apply glue and then sprinkle on the embossing powder and heat seat with the heat gun.  It will work the same was as glitter!   I hope all of you enjoy the blog hop and try to win a prize! 

If you hopped here by way of Donna Maligno's blog, then you're on the right track. If you've arrived from somewhere else, you might want to start from the beginning, at the SNS blog, at

so as not to miss anyone's remarkable cards! At least one prize is involved. The more visitors we have, the more prizes will be awarded, so tell your friends! To become eligible for a prize just:
Leave a comment at each designer's blog about her card and who you think has the Hidden Birthday Prizes
To continue the hop, please visit Jill Jacobsen at who will be sharing her spin on Autumn!

Enjoy the blog hop and I'll cross my fingers for everyone to win!!! LOL! 
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Halloween projects

This is such a beautiful fall day!  Windows open, sun shinning, great temperature, good health -- what else can we ask for?!  I thought I would show you some pics of halloween projects that I have been working on.  The bird house was bought at a crafting store, painted, covered with designer paper and cut-outs added.  I also added some fake spide web to the top.  For the purses I used a stainless steel die cut from and assorted designer paper.  The mailboxes were bought at Target ages ago and they hold lots of candy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Breast cancer awareness month

Good morning everyone and happy Sunday!  The weather here in Virginia is beautiful!  The leaves are starting to turn, sun is shinning, and my grandsons will be here this afternoon to spend the night and all day tomorrow as they don't have school tomorrow!  Plus my older grandson was here yesterday playing his favorite games on the computer.  Life is good!!  This is an easel card using Spellbinders dies for the shape of the card -- easy peasy!  The ribbon stamp and sentiment are from  I have been making lots of cards with this set of stamps in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  I am a 20 year survivor and I know how important it is to put the word out.  At Blue Ridge Foot and Ankle Clinic in Charlottesville, VA. our doctors bought all of the employees pink ribbon shirts to wear this month and I make a display of ribbon cards and tiny purses with candy in them to set in the office window.  One of our employees, Mary Ishee, lost her mother to breast cancer this year and another employee, Becca, found out her mother has breast cancer and is now undergoing chemo.  I am giving Becca "pink" cards to send to her mom.  I will be back uploading more "pink ribbon" cards soon!  Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy 13th Birthday SNS

SparkleNSprinkle are celebrating their 13th birthday!  They are having a super birthday party at, giving away many nice prizes during the month of October.  Each of the wonderful design team members have made "out of the box" autumn themed cards to start off the birthday celebration.  My butterfly has seven different colored glitters on it.  I used the Sakura glue pen and allowed about 15 minutes drying time between each color.  I cut out the butterfly design and layered it on black cardstock using Spellbinders dies to frame the butterflies.  Visit every day to see the beautiful cards and register for prizes.