Saturday, March 31, 2018

For Someone So Special For Sparkle N Sprinkle


Hello, everyone and happy Saturday!! It's my turn to post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and I have a couple of greeting cards to share with you today.


These cards feature several products found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Shop.


The papers are from Maja Designs. The flowers and laces are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.


The amazing background sparkle is NUVO Glimmer Paste Moonstone applied through a Prima stencil.


Along the bottom side, I used NUVO Crystal Drops in Raspberry and Wisteria.


A Super Adhesive Sheet was applied to a Tonic Mixed Edge Oval Die and covered with Crystal Ice glitter.


The sentiment is from the Pretty Blooms stamp set. It was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail on a Joy Crafts banner die. The circle of hearts is an Avery Elle Heart Frame die.


This butterfly was heat embossed with Cotton Candy embossing powder.


And this one was covered with Sugar Plum glitter.



Be sure to leave a comment both here and then head on over to the SNS Blog and leave a comment there as well for your chance to win a $20 gift card to SNS!! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month!! There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

SNS Products Used

Stamps: Pretty Blooms (113)

Glitter: Sugar Plum (1096); Crystal Ice (1058)

Embossing Powder: White Detail (298); Cotton Candy (121)

Adhesives: Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02); Tear-ific Tape ½” (SAT04); Versamark (VM001)

Dies: Tonic Mixed Edge Oval Die (SAS02); Elizabeth Craft Leafy Branch; Frantic Stamper Assorted Foliage; Avery Elle Heart Frame; Joy Crafts Banner

Other: NUVO Crystal Drops Raspberry (657N); NUVO Crystal Drops Wisteria (658N); NUVO Crystal Drops Antique Rose (789N); NUVO Glimmer Paste Moonstone (953N); Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (1797E); Tonic Spring Cut Scissors; Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers; Wild Orchid Crafts Lace; DL.ART Crinkle Ribbon; Prima Stencil

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Kindness is Always Beautiful for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hello, everyone!! It's my turn to post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you today featuring the newly released Bearded Iris stamp set.


SNS is starting something new this month. Instead of a traditional blog hop, the designers will begin showcasing the new stamp sets on the 5th of each month, and a winner of a $20 gift certificate to shop at SNS will be chosen at the end of each month. The winner will be chosen from comments left on both the SNS Blog and a mystery designer's blog.


For these cards, I used the new Bearded Iris 889 stamp set. Using a Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (1707E), I applied Versamark Embossing Ink Pad (VM001) to the stamp, and then heat embossed it with Black Detail (EP171) embossing powder. Next, I applied Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02) to cardstock and cut it with the Tonic Double Detail Jewelled Crown (1143E) die. It was then covered with Crystal Ice (G1058) glitter. A Nuvo Crystal Drop SimplyWhite (651N) was added. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from DL.ART.


For the corners, I used the same technique, applying Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02) to cardstock and cutting it with Tonic Double Detail Jewelled Crown (1143E) dies. This time, I heat embossed them with Super Thick White (EP355) embossing powder. I love the texture!!


I colored the Bearded Iris 889 with watercolor paints and then I went over it with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen (888N) for sparkle. Using Tonic Spring-Cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors 6.5” (404), I cut around the bloom and popped it up for dimension.


I absolutely love the Glitter Stencil Background Technique Demo Donna showcased in the video HERE and had to try it. First, I applied Sticker Paper (99558) to cardstock and cut it with Tonic Mixed Edge Oval (1456E) die. Then I ran a bar of Hawaiian Coconut Oil Soap (SOAP) over the back of a Stampendous Moroccan Mesh Metal Stencil (FMS4086) so it wouldn't stick to the sticker paper. Then I placed it on the sticky paper and applied Sugar Plum (G1096), Lacy Lilac (G1033), and  Purple Fig (GM2047) glitters. The next step is to peel off the stencil, which comes off easily since the Hawaiian soap was applied, and then cover the remaining sticky paper with Crystal Ice (G1058). I encourage you to try this technique...it's addicting!!


A Taylored Expressions Banner Die was cut with vellum, and the using Versamark Embossing Ink Pad (VM001), the sentiment was stamped and embossed with Gold Detail (EP168) embossing powder.


Be sure to leave a comment both here and then head on over to the SNS Blog and leave a comment there as well for your chance to win a $20 gift card to SNS!! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month!! There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

SNS Products Used:

Bearded Iris 889

Glitter: Crystal Ice (G1058); Sugar Plum (G1096); Lacy Lilac (G1033); Microfine Purple Fig (GM2047)

Embossing Powder: Black Detail (EP171); Gold Detail (EP168); Super Thick White (EP355)

Adhesive: Sticker Paper (99558); Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02); Nuvo Glue Pen Smooth Precision (206N); Tear-ific Tape ¼” (SAT01); Tear-ific Tape ½” (SAT04)

Dies: Tonic Mixed Edge Oval (1456E); Tonic Double Detail Jewelled Crown (1143E); Elizabeth Craft Branch, Frantic Stamper Foliage; Taylored Expression Banner Die

Stencil: Stampendous Moroccan Mesh Metal Stencil (FMS4086)

Other: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (1707E); Versamark Embossing Ink Pad (VM001); Nuvo Crystal Drops SimplyWhite (651N); Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen (888N); Hawaiian Coconut Oil Soap (SOAP); Tonic Spring-Cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors 6.5” (404); Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers; Watercolor Paints

Thursday, March 22, 2018

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #225 ~ Flowers

Hello, everyone!! I hope you are having a wonderful first few days of Spring...or Fall, depending on where you live :) We had about seven inches of snow on the ground yesterday but most of it has melted, thank goodness. It's time for a new Thankful Thursday at DL.ART and the theme this week is my favorite: Flowers :) If you use the code LF222, Diana will give you a 10% discount to shop at DL.ART.



It's been a while since I created these cards, so I can't really remember all of the steps or dies I used. There were Memory Box Stitches Squares and Sue Wilson Pierced Tags involved, along with a Cheery Lynn Doily.


The flowers and laces are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is Sweet Love from The Valentine Bundle.



Some close ups:





Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Flowers project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #86 ~ Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday and happy, Spring!! Yay -- it's finally here!! Unfortunately, it came in on a cloud of snow here :( A bit depressing...but...it's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land and the theme is Anything Goes Plus a Brand of Die Scrapy Land carries!! There are over 55 to choose from!! You could be one of two winners of a $10 gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land :)


For my cards, I used Lemoncraft Violet Silence papers, which you can find in my ETSY Store.


Around the border, I used Sue Wilson Ecliptic Edgers on three sides. The base layer is a Sue Wilson Brighter Days die. The next layer is a Precious Marieke Seasonal Flowers Frame, followed by a Memory Box Stitched Circles die.


Tucked beneath the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are Elizabeth Craft Leafy Branch, Memory Box Chloe Stem and Frantic Stamper Assorted Foliage dies.


The sentiment is stamped on a Sue Wilson Pierced Flags with Sparkle N Sprinkle White Detail Embossing Powder. Prills were added for additional texture, along with beautiful crinkle ribbon from DL.ART. Some close-ups:




I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
2) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday ~ Anything Goes

Scrapy Land Products Used




Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing project my design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link you your Anything Goes project...I can't wait to see what you create :)


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Amazing You for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hello, everyone!! It's my turn to post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and I have a card to share with you today featuring the newly released Amazing You - Paisley Elephant stamp set.


SNS is starting something new this month. Instead of a traditional blog hop, the designers will begin showcasing the new stamp sets on the 5th of each month, and a winner of a $20 gift certificate to shop at SNS will be chosen at the end of each month. The winner will be chosen from comments left on both the SNS Blog and a mystery designer's blog.


This isn't my usual style, but I wanted to showcase some of the amazing Embossing Powders and Glitters that SNS carries. On the base layer, I applied Tear-ific Tape ¼” to the edges and then sprinkled on Ebony Spark Embossing Powder and heat set it.


I absolutely love the next layer!! I applied a Super Adhesive Sheet to cardstock and then sprinkled on Copper Flame Embossing Powder. This is a mixed media powder and it creates the most amazing texture!!



Here's another look at those fabulous nooks and crannies :)


Using a Tonic Tonic Mixed Edge Oval die, I cut the ovals and then applied Brushable Glue on the bottom one and covered it with Ultrafine Glitter Flesh. I cut the scalloped edge oval with cardstock covered with a Super Adhesive Sheet. It was then covered with Platinum Detail Embossing Powder and heat embossed.


Using a Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I stamped the Amazing You - Paisley Elephant with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat set it with Gold Detail. I then cut it out with Tonic Spring-Cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors and popped it up with foam tape for dimension.


Using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, the sentiment was stamped with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat set it with Gold Detail. The brads were also dipped in Versamark and heat set with Gold Detail.


Here's a close-up of all the glitters and embossing powders.


Be sure to leave a comment both here and then head on over to the SNS Blog and leave a comment there as well for your chance to win a $20 gift card to SNS!! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month!! There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

SNS Products Used:

Stamps: Amazing You - Paisley Elephant 884
Glitter: Ultrafine Glitter Flesh (G1067)
Embossing Powder: Gold Detail (EP168); Ebony Spark (EP382); Platinum Detail (EP326); Copper Flame (EP453)
Adhesive: Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02); Tear-ific Tape ¼” (SAT01); Brushable Glue (540)
Other: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (1707E); Versamark Embossing Ink Pad (VM001); Tonic Spring-Cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors 6.5” (404)
Dies: Tonic Mixed Edge Oval (1456E)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Seven Year Blogaversary GIVEAWAY(S)!!

Hello, everyone and happy Tuesday!! It's my blogaversary today!! 🙋 Seven years ago, I started my blog and my gosh, how time flies!! I have met so many wonderful people and I am so thankful for all of you 🤗 To show my appreciation, I have a package of goodies to share with one of you!!

  • Lemoncraft Daydream 6x6 Paper Stack
  • Lemoncraft Daydream Buttons
  • A package of Wild Orchid Crafts Aster Daisies
  • Pink Crinkle Ribbon from DL.ART
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp and die set
  • Altenew Magnolias For Die die set.

I'm going to make this super-easy!! The only requirements are:

1) Be a follower
2) Enter your name in the Linky below
3) Post on your sidebar (if you have a blog)

That's it!! This will run until March 31 and I will announce the winner on or around April 1, and I will ship anywhere.

AND, because I am so thankful for all of you, I have not one, but two giveaways!! The second is on my Facebook page. Over there, I'm giving away: New Lemoncraft Forget Me Not 6x6 Paper Stack; Forget Me Not Buttons; a package of Wild Orchid Crafts Gypsophila Flowers; White Crinkle Ribbon from DL.ART; Blissful Minnie die from Disney; Classic Floral Frame die from Die’sire; and Hampton Art Mama Elephant Reindeer Fun stamp and die set.


So you have two chances to win :) Visit my Facebook Fanpage page for details on how to enter: A Mermaid's Crafts.

Thank you all for all of your friendship, support, comments, encouragement and inspiration over the last seven years!! I love you all!! 💗 Good luck and big hugs :)

Sign up below!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Fashionista for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hello, everyone and happy Saturday!! It's my turn to post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you today featuring the newly released Fashionista stamp set.


SNS is starting something new this month. Instead of a traditional blog hop, the designers will begin showcasing the new stamp sets on the 5th of each month, and a winner of a $20 gift certificate to shop at SNS will be chosen at the end of each month. The winner will be chosen from comments left on both the SNS Blog and a mystery designer's blog.


Here is the Fashionista...isn't she adorable??!! Using a Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I stamped her with a Versamark Embossing Ink Pad and then embossed her with Black Detail Embossing Powder. She was then colored with watercolor paints.


Using inspiration from my sweet blog friend Beebeebabs, who always adds bling to jewelry on her images (which I love!!), I used a Nuvo Glue Pen Smooth Precision on the purse buckle and bracelets, and then embossed them with Gold Detail Embossing Powder.


I also used Versamark along the edges and then embossed them with the same Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Then I sprinkled Ice Rink , Gold Detail and Super Thick White Embossing Powders and heat embossed them for some added color and texture. In the background, I used 1/2 Tear-ific Tape and covered it with Glass Glitter Oceanic.


The Prima Doily was cut with a Super Adhesive Sheet and then covered with Golden Sparkle Glitter. Fashionista was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


For a finishing touch, I added Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Girl Power
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
3) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes


Be sure to leave a comment both here and then head on over to the SNS Blog and leave a comment there as well for your chance to win a $20 gift card to SNS!! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month!! There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

SNS Products Used

Stamps: Fashionista 876
Glitter: Ultrafine Glitter Flesh (G1067); Glass Glitter Oceanic (GG15C)
Embossing Powder: Black Detail (EP171); Gold Detail (EP168); Super Thick White (EP355); Golden Sparkle (EP106); Ice Rink (EP408)
Adhesive: Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02); Nuvo Glue Pen Smooth Precision (206N); Tear-ific Tape ¼” (SAT01); Tear-ific Tape ½” (SAT04)
Other: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (1707E); Nuvo Jewel Drops SeaBreeze (646N); Versamark Embossing Ink Pad (VM001); Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers; Watercolor Paints
Dies: Prima Doily; Elizabeth Craft Branch; Frantic Stamper Foliage

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