Thursday, July 14, 2011

SPARKLING WINTRY SENSATIONS BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop! If you hopped here by way of Shona, then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click www.sparklensprinkle.com.blog/.  I'm not going into much detail regarding my cards but I have given you links to the SNS website where you can find the directions if interested.



My card represents one of our all wintertime favorites -- the snowman.  I hope he doesn't melt too fast in this heat! LOL.  The snowflakes and oval lacey die were die cut using the Grand Calibur from http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/.  The complete directions can be found at http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Christmas-New-Year&id=avw.  A very simple card that any beginner can gain inspration from!

My second card shows the baby snowman and the directions can be found at http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Christmas-New-Year&id=avv.  I used shiny gold, white, and navy metallic cardstock for this one.  I used Crimson Flocking FL114 on his hat.  Isn't that darling?! 


Maybe I am one of “The Five” with a SECONDARY prize, so don't forget to leave a comment to become eligible for the Grand Prize and one of the 5 secondary prizes, then hop on over to Julie's Blog at http://www.thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/.
Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Sandy Meier @ http://simplysandylee.wordpress.com/

Dawn Thomas @ http://belladonnasgarden.blogspot.com/

Shona - http://shonnasstampingstage.blogspot.com/

Eleanor - you are here

Julie W - http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

Joan Petty - http://stampininslippers-lakeslady.blogspot.com/

Judy - http://jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/

Julie Z - http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com/
Karin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/

Linda - http://lindamloew.blogspot.com/

Marie - http://craftemarie,blogspot.com/ 

Barbara Bruder - http://artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com/

Patti - http://iliveforsnsglitter.blogspot.com/

Donna - http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com/

51 comments:

  1. Snowmen! Who doesn't love them! (easy to say, since we live in Florida) LOL Darling cards, Eleanor. Such gentle shading in the first card. Great idea to make die cuts from the Heritage Ornaments, and then stamp inside! Wouldn't the children enjoy decorating a tree with ornaments like that? Great cards!

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  2. Your snowmen cards are so fun and cheerful! I love how you have die cut and popped them up to show off the images. The ornament tied with string is a very cute idea!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. I love snowmen and yours are as cute as can be, Eleanor!

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  4. Love the snowmen & of course the designs!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Those snowmen is just adorable and I love your layouts :)

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  6. Thanks for the cool snowman in this hot month of July! Linda Beyer

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  7. Eleanor, love these snowmen. And cool idea to use the ornament die cut! I want a tree full of these.

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  8. We do love those snowmen. They are so cute. Thanks for the ideas about the shading.

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  9. Wonderful cards Eleanor! I love the snowmen and the backgrounds.

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  10. Cute cards Eleanor! Really like the first one with it bright colors; but still has such a nice wintery feel - very pretty!

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  11. Such cute snowmen!! Love both of your cards. The background on the 2nd one is perfect for the snowman!!

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  12. Such adorable snowmen, Eleanor! Love the sparkle and flocking.

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  13. Love your little snowmen! Too cute! Brenda

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  14. Oh.......I love the snowman and the different colors you put on it. Most cards always have the green and red and I think the card is very unique.

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  15. Your snowman is really cute.
    Nancy

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  16. Loved the colors used with the designer paper on the first card and the snowman is adorable.

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  17. Adorable snowmen Eleanor, especially like the little guy in the ornament - just darling! Shona

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  18. Eleanor, I for one appreciate the simpler cards as I am a beginner at using lots of glitter. Thanks for the ideas. Peg K.

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  19. One idea after the next are amazing ideas to try. Can't wait to get back into my stamproom. I love the snowmen!

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  20. Cute, cute cards!! Very refreshing on this hot summer day. Great used of these images and dies.

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  21. Snowmen are always in season....even when it's hot...they seem to help one to cool down. I like the different idea on each card.

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  22. I love the snowmen. They are so cute.

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  23. I really enjoyed both cards. The second one, however, really got my attention with the shiny gold embossed background and the baby snowman. Thank you so much.

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  24. Snowmen are among "my favorite things." Great cards.

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  25. snowmen are my favorite! I especially love the colors you used on the first card, but they are both adorable!

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  26. Beautiful snowmen! You gave me a wonderful idea for the incoming holiday season. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Your cards show what winter is for all of us who are young at heart. Snowmen are sweet!

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  28. How cute! I love snowmen and you gave me some great ideas for Christmas cards. These are just darling! Great cards and wonderful artistry.

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  29. Your snowmen are just adorable! Love the colors too! Great cards!

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  30. Love all your cute snowmen Eleanor, thanks for sharing

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  31. I love your cards! These snowmen are the cutest! Your card layouts are wonderful.

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  32. Eleanor, that first snowman card makes me smile ear to ear. Thank you for sharing it today

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  33. Both of your cards are really nice. I particularly like the baby snowman one. He is just so adorable. I love how you incorporated the metallic papers. I especially like your cards because I could make them too.

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  34. These cards are simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Hi, your cards a very cute and Beautiful. love the winter theme. Iam s glad that you have shared your great work fo us to see. I will try this. iam loving this hop.thanks for the chance to win
    Anita Braddock
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  36. Who doesn't like snowmen. What a great idea and so-o-o easy. The kids are gonna never want to leave Nanas' craft room!

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  37. Cute-as-a-button snowmen! Love the baby snowman card particularly!

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  38. So cool! Nothing like a snowman to get you ready for Christmas.

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  39. Gotta love Snowmen! These cards are very cute!

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  40. nancynelson1667@optonline.netJuly 15, 2011 at 5:50 AM

    The flocking on the hat makes the second card extra special

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  41. love both cards but second is my favorite. really like the card shape. thanks for sharing.

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  42. Snowmen...Just love them and your cards are so cute. Just perfect as it is 6 degrees C down here in Canberra Australia...

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  43. Oh, Eleanor, I love both your adorable snowmen! I got so stuck on using the Ornament Nesties for the ornament stamps, I forgot they can be used for other stamps as well. Thanks for the reminder.

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  44. i love the baby snowman the best. what an adorable little fella. Thank you for the ideas

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  45. I am such a sucker for snowmen so I love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Oooooh, I have those stamps and never thought about stamping the snowmen on ornaments. Your cards are beautiful.

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  47. What cute cards. They are wonderful. Now to get busy doing some of my own.
    Candy Meyers

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  48. love the different sizes of snowmen

    Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

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  49. You have used the love of my life in stamps -
    the snowman! Thank you for beautiful work and creative ideas. I am always looking for new
    background ideas!
    Shirley

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  50. I just love your cards!



    --Cheryl--
    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

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  51. Whimsical, fun and cute ~ the perfect brrrr for the holidays!

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