Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sparkling Wintry Sensations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop for all things Wintry, Sparkling and Sensational!
If you hopped here by way of the amazingly talented, Glitter-Addicted-Patti, then you are in the right place!  Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning to become eligible for SIX great prizes. (Does my blog have one of the secret five prizes?)

Having your journey end here, (after seeing everyone's incredible cards), is a hard act to follow, but here come my contributions to the hop. :-)

If you have Brushable Glue on hand, it's a great way of creating beautifully glittered cardstock to match whatever colors are in the card. It doesn't take long to dry, even in Florida's tropically moist summers. Images from our Nesties Ornament set were heat embossed on embossable acetate with Dark Night Cosmic Opaque EP because of its starry mother-of-pearl look. On the back side, Brushable Glue was painted on and coordinating glitter colors sprinkled on top. NOTE: When using dark EPs, apply lighter color glitters. When using light EPs, sprinkle on darker color glitters, so there is a contrast.

This was my first time using embossable acetate. I learned it is difficult to photograph LOL but is fantastic in real life!

This business size card was created running the Spellbinders Grand Labels One die through my Grand Calibur (cuts like butter!). This card is easy to create, but takes a little time to allow the glue to dry. For card directions, please visit my SNS Gallery here.


The next card was very easy, and fun, too! While Metallic cardstock does not photograph well, it is beautifully rich on any papercrafting project.

The Grand Scalloped Squares, Scalloped Ovals, and Fancy Tags Two Spellbinders dies were used to create this A7 size card with a wonderful text script "Christmas Full Of Love" from our same SNS Ornaments set. For directions to create a a card like this, just visit my SNS Gallery here.




To become eligible for the six prizes, please leave a comment on my blog below and return to your Final Destination - the SNS blog to answer the following question. There are no right or wrong answers LOL

How frequently do you take pleasure in viewing (or participating in) blog hops? We are working on our 2012 schedule, and value knowing what you most like. (Not a difficult question at all, is it?) Answering that question on the SNS Home Blog helps us, and makes you eligible for the Grand Prize! Good Luck!  


 Stamping hugs,

59 comments:

Karin said...

I love the blue color choice for the ornament card! It turned out just beautiful, by the way :) Fab glittery background! And everyone needs a simple card design for mass producing hoiday cards, so the second is perfect too. Fabulous hop Donna!

Auntie Em said...

Your card are so pretty and festive! I love the sparkle on the blue ornaments. The elegant red metallic card is very pretty and with all the embossing it really doesn't require a lot of extra embellishment. Love the scalloped border you used.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Judy Rozema said...

WOW, Donna!! Where are the ugly cards you were talking about? :) I love both of these - super cool glittery blue background (and great tip about the colors) and the metallic card is just gorgeous!! Thanks for organizing such a great hop!!

creativearts said...

De, both cards are fantastic! So sparkly and they jump out at you! Where are the "ugly" cards you were talking about? These both are perfect and I love everything about them. Thanks for organizing the hop -- everything seems to be going perfect (once I got my blog going!!) You are the best!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Fabulous! I want to make one of each of these. Where do you find the time to do this much work with all you do for the team? Okay, so blue is my fav color and I love those ornament dies, acetate, glitter! What's not to love? And the shaped diecut card looks so elegant. Thanks for all you do.

Susan said...

What beautiful cards. I love the blues you chose and the ornaments are awesome.

Linda said...

Fabulouso de! What beautiful cards you have. I love the blue one with the glitter background paper and then the smooth acetate...ou lala now for the second card with that tinned background and red. Hot! Amazing cards. Thanks.

Brenda said...

Ugly, ugly, ugly LOL. N...O...T
Your cards are always so beautiful! These are no exception.

Kim said...

I love the blues you used for this card. Not to mention all that shine. This is a very pretty card. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards, the blue is beautiful, but I also loved the background on the red scalloped card.
Nancy

Anonymous said...

I knew it - that second card is just stunning. So what do you say, we just put ugly to bed? Two fantastic cards - just what we expected from you Donna. You rock!
Shona

Julie Z said...

Ok, you started this...now you're in trouble - ugly? I think not!! These are both so pretty - not sure which I like better. I think I'm going to go with the ornament one - bea-u-ti-ful! Course the second one is quite stunning too! Gonna have to call it a draw; they're both so nice! TFS these!!

Karen Howard said...

Both cards are completely over the top. I loved all the blue in the first card and the metallic in the second card is very unique. You did a superb job with both cards.

Peg Klitch said...

Donna, I especially liked your second card...it is regal looking! The blue one is gorgeous but seems a little complicated. I need to learn more about using acetate. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. Peg K.

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards. I love the use of the Grand dies to create the second card.

Helen said...

Your first card just sparked! The colors and use of glitter was great! The second card was impressive and I thought that the picture did do it justice. Great!

chipielolo said...

The blue card could be a background for Arabian Nights. it is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Here I am again - practicing how not to be anonymous. Let's see if it works this time.

Pat said...

What great cards! The acetate and metallic choices may not photograph well, but the pictures were great.

Dianne Potter said...

I really enjoyed both cards! Love the color choices. The 2nd card is truly elegant in all it's red and gold splender. Thank you.

Lois said...

Blue/white type cards are a favorite of mine at Christmas time. Very, very nice.

pjw said...

Girl, you outdid yourself ~ these are soooo pretty! The blue is a perfect choice!

Char said...

These are just two beautiful cards. I love combining Glitter and Spellbinders dies. I love the blue and the metallic card is beautiful too. Wonderful just wonderful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What beautiful and elegant cards you have created. I love the glittery affect you achieved in their design too. And, as to the blog hops...I enjoy them as they are always inspiring to me.

MrsETaylor said...

Donna. You always create such beautiful cards. I love your work and I miss you already. Thank you for sharing your talent

Toodles
Erika

Joan Petty said...

Stunningly georgeous, great job. Thanks for sharing

April said...

Your first card is so sparkly and pretty. Love the ornaments. The second is warm and elegant. great job!

Karenajo said...

The blue ornament card is very pretty, but I really love the elegance of the red card and the verse you used on it - a winner with me,

Jan said...

Donna, I love your metallic card. I'm going immediately to look up the directions to duplicate it - or at least use it for a model! Thank you!

Vidette said...

Your cards are shiny and glittery happiness. You did a great job. Thanks.

Anita Braddock said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful cards I love them all. the blue id great my most favorit color. the glittery backgrown is perfect. I love Christmas because the colors and the light just make me feel so happy. keep up the great job. thanks for all the great ideas and thanks for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Very pretty cards! Love that fabulous blue and I can't wait to go stamp end emboss on some acetate! You have definitely inspired me to give this a try!

Sharon Hannifin said...

Loved your blue colors. So awesome!

Kelly said...

Both cards were spectacular! The glittery blue ornament card is my favorite, though as I love the color scheme. Thanks for both wonderful ideas!

Lynne Platt said...

I love the ornament set and have never used blue. I can't wait to try the many different blues with green. I have an ornament that was used by my mom when I was a kid and it is sparkley blue and green. I dug it out and now want to use those colors. Thank you for giving me the inspiration to make something new from something old.

NWFlamingo said...

These are both REALLY pretty. You definitely have mastered the art of the sparkle!

Barbara Bruder said...

Donna Your cards are so beautiful.The blue card is so sparkly and that red card is very elegant. I love the embossing folder you used and the frame around the sentiment is the perfect addition to this card.

nancynelson1667@optonline.net said...

Very pretty cards

slbela59 said...

Wow gorgeous cards, but that red one has me! I love them both. thanks for sharing. great hop!!

slbela59 said...

Wow gorgeous cards, but that red one has me! I love them both. thanks for sharing. great hop!!

slbela59 said...

Wow gorgeous cards, but that red one has me! I love them both. thanks for sharing. great hop!!

Linda Beyer said...

I love both of your cards and plan to follow your directions to make them! Thank you for your inspiration. Linda Beyer

cosie said...

You may be the last but they were worth waiting for. Love them both but that metallic card is just beautiful.

Nana Connie said...

Love both of these, Donna, but the one in blue just grabs me. What a fabulous use of glitter! Great hop and lots of inspiration from the entire team. Thanks so much.

Bridget said...

I love the blues. I think that it is such a great color for winter cards. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

They are both so beautiful. Thank you for more great ideas.

Joni said...

I love the blues on the ornament card. The red card is also very beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards!



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Carol N said...

Beautiful. I especially like the metalkic card.

Kathy Vogel said...

I especially like your business sized card. It is so glittery & pretty. The color combinations are gorgeous together. I think metallic cardstock is so shiny & pretty. I've never tried to photograph it , though.

donna/Dan Levine said...

WOW..yesterday when I was going to each blog there were only 15 or so comments. Since I could not get to this last blog until today...there are so many more!!!I love the glitter ornaments on acetate. The blue colors are my favorite since blue IS my favorite color!!!Directions seem to be easy to follow. I will definately try my hand at this one. Thank you for sharing. I love your name!!!!

Mitzi said...

Loving all of the backgrounds!!! Would write more but am having trouble posting and am getting very frustrated!

Beth said...

I like that you were last ~ my jaw actually dropped when I saw your first card! Now HERE'S some glitter! I like the glittered acetate look and it really makes for the most special of holiday cards. Great Job!

Candy Meyers said...

Your cards are great. I love the choice of colors and the way you mounted the images. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Candy Meyers

Mary Strauser said...

This was a fabulous hop and love what yu did with the cards.
Thanks for sharing.

E. Marie said...

Donna, I love your cards. The use of the Grands label and all that beautiful glitter on the first card is awesome. The metallic look on the 2nd card gives it such an elegant look.

Donna Maligno said...

Gorgeous cards, De. Glad to see you're back in the swing of things. My fave is the red one -- very elegant.

Alice Wertz said...

the first card is so beautiful with all the glitters and the colors on the second one is just so pretty! fabulous cards!

Shirley said...

Beautiful!!

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