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Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Hoot Of A Prize! (Whoo Will Win?)

A hearty September One Welcome to you, my blogging friends, and my newest followers - Shirley, Irina, Mayra, Diane, "yellowfawnlily",  - and my latest friends from Bloglovin and other Readers!

2 chances to win

the 1st with our Owlette Release Contest
the 2nd with the SNS monthly challenge!

 In addition to the new Challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog this month, we have a special treat. But first, we'd like to invite you to the Challenge which is 
"Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking." 

There will be three winners each month, and badges, too!

But Today...
 Sparkle N Sprinkle is releasing a cute little owlette set created by artist Becky Muir. 
For a chance to win the Owlette stamp set and an embossing powder and a glitterwe are kicking things off with a Mystery Designer Party!
On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each Sparkle Team Member's blog to leave a comment. 
The winner will be announced on September 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

and Guest Designers:
and me! (you are here - chuckle)


This darling Owlette set is available  at 20% off 
as part of our Labor Day specials. 
Just use the code LABOR20 in the COMMENTS SECTION 
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive this brand new set at 20% off.
Promotion valid through September 3. (sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe on Monday).

To see what Beccy's digi team has created, please click here.

This was such a fun card to put together - because there was GLITTER and more Glitter and LOTS of GLITTERY embossing powder. I'm more than partial to sparkly EP.

It's probably an addiction.

They say the first step to getting well is acknowledging there is a problem. 

But do I want leave my life of Sparkle behind?

My Tip Today:

Making a straight line for embossing powder: In my card above, there is a green glittery base created with Moss Star embossing powder. On top of that is a Brown Umber matte layer with the MS Punch Around the Page edger.

That "coppery-glittery-mica-powdery texture next to the decorative edging is the same brown paper - not a separate layer.

When using frame die cuts or Martha's punch-around-the-page punches, it is possible to achieve two textures on one layer by carefully applying VersaMark ink around the edge of the punched out panel.

Lay your stamp pad carefully on the line where the EP is desired. Kind of press hard, with just a tad of "smooshing", but don't move the pad or you'll lose the straight line (got that?) haha

Once that is done (you may need to do two or more separate applications between embossings so the VM does not dry), simply sprinkle on your EP and heat.

Above is a close-up of 
Groucho Marx Owl (the big guy with bushy eyebrows) 
Zombie Owl (far right).
The little guy on the far left is sporting a "bur head" buzz hair cut with Buff color flocking.

Beautiful creamy Bronze Rose Cosmic EP for the sentiment provides more bling,
    more dimension,
         atop the Peruvian Lily Velvet glitter ring,
                    the Dandy Dandelion Glittery EP!




(but I don't want any help - I like my addiction)

Tip Number Two: 
The very glittery yellow scallop circle was made by smooshing VersaMark Ink on Ivory colored cardstock, and heat embossing Dandy Dandelion EP on it. Punch as needed.
One last wonky photo to show off the various textures LOL:

For complete directions to recreate a card or project like this, please click here.

Thanks for visiting today.

Remember to leave a comment on all 6 blogs because whoo knows which of us is the Mystery Designer? 

(secretly, I hope you will win! - but please don't tell anyone else)

If you are having trouble leaving comments, or have other questions, please click here for more details.

Craft Room Challenges is challenging us to use "new/unused" things in our stash. This cute new owlette set is one thing, but the MS Double Scallop Edger border punch has been in my stash for over a year, and never been used (shamefully admitting).

SNS Techniques Used:
Flocking Basics (with video) using Dimensional Glue
Making Glitter Paper (using colored EPs)
Staz-on and Velvet Glitters (steps one and two only)

Products Used:

Sparkle N Sprinkle Owlette Stamp Set (#511)  (20% off thru Sept 3)
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/4" Tear-ific Tape
Sparkle N Sprinkle 3/4" Tear-ific Tape
Sparkle N Sprinkle 2.5" Tear-ific Tape
Sparkle N Sprinkle Dimensionals
Sparkle N Sprinkle Brushable Glue
Sparkle N Sprinkle MIXTURE of Moss and Pine Star EPs
Sparkle N Sprinkle Bronze Rose Cosmic Embossing Powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Log Cabin Embossing Powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Moss Star Embossing Powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Dandy Dandelion Embossing Powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Evening Glow Glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Peruvian Lily Velvet Glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Amber Wheat Flocking
Sparkle N Sprinkle Buff Flocking
SNS Assorted "E" Copic Markers
SNS Inks: Distress Peeled Paint, Distress Antique LinenVersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Sizzix Leaf Branch
MS - Double Scallop Edger
MS - Scalloped Scallop Edger
MS - leaf branch punch
MS - Lace Flourish PAP
EKS - scallop border
SU - Scallop Circle Punch
SU - 1.25" Circle Punch
SU - 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Spellbinders: Long Classic Rectangles
Cardstock: White, SNS Neenah White (for owlettes), Umber Brown, Dark Brown, Olive
Lace, Flowers

This Hoot of a Card is submitted to the following wonderful challenges:

  1. Craft Room Challenges - "Something New"(MS Double Scallop Edger and Owlette set) T (9-3)
  2. Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - "Embossing + at least 6 months old" (5 embossing powders) plus MS Double Scallop Edger which is over a year old and never used. T (9-3)
  3. Party Time Tuesdays - "Anything Goes" - T(W)9-3
  4. Through the Craft Room Door - "Anything Goes" T(W)9-3
  5. Hanna and Friends - #179 "Bingo+cute living animals" (owlettes, glimmer+flowers+dies) 2W (ends 9/11)
  6. Paper Crafting Journey - Aug 22 "Anything Goes" (Th ends 9/12)
  7. Crafters Cafe - #26 "Embossing" (embossing powder on sentiment, 3 layers and leaves) W(W)
  8. Inspire Me Fridays - #118 "Anything Goes" (F, week)
  9. Jellypark Friends - Aug23 "Things That Fly" - (owls) F-2W (9/6)
  10. Totally Gorjuss - #199 Texture - (lots of glitter, EP and flocking, lace)
Wonder Whooooo The Mystery Designer is? Maybe me?

Thanks for sharing my day today, see you at your blog!


Shona Erlenborn said...

I love your fall quartet! With so much sparkle and texture (right down to the fuzzy Groucho eye brows). Love all the layers and the blingy embellies! Whooooo rocks? Yoooooouu doooooo!

Belinda said...

Donna, I love your cute card!! So much sparkle and those fuzzy eyebrow are just to cute!

Barbara Bruder said...

Darling card and what a great array of tips. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge!!!These owls are a great addition to all the SNS stamp sets.

Katy said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Thanks for the tip too! Love all of the layers and how you personalized the owls. :)

Winterseve said...

What a lovely intricate card!! It is so beautiful and full of sparkle. I would love to test my patience and make a similar card. Very well done! Brava!

Pat Garvin said...

Your owls are colored beautifully.

Colleen said...

Great tips and fab card

April said...

What a lovely, sparkly card! Thanks for all the tips. Great job!

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, DE this is a fabulous creation. loving your techniques on the embossing and glitter. The image is so delightful adorable. Beautifully colored. A sweet and fun (hoot) card.

E. Marie said...

Wow!! What a fantastic card. Awesome colors and love all the amazing details.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a gorgious stampset!!I love those beautiful owl and you made such an amazing card with it, love the colours and the beautifull details!!!And of course I hope te win such a set of stamps!!!


Billie Henson said...

Love the owls and your card! Super cute!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Donna, this is just stunningly creative. Adore all the shimmer and sparkle, the beautiful autumn colours and not to speak of the cute little family of owls.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Becky said...

Owl have to say I love this card. Very cute.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Donna. I love the family of owls, beautiful colours and all the sparkle looks wonderful.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my cards too, it really means a lot to me.
hugs Sue xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

deine Karte ist wunderschön geworden. Die Eulen sind einfach ein zu schönes Motiv.
Vielen lieben Dank für die ausfühlichen Erklärungen.

Ich habe wieder viel gelernt.

Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved the cute owls..n glittery bg..looks very festive ..

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Owl so cute!
Lovely design and great shimmers.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Donna, look at those owl faces they are gorgeous I love all the sparkle I can see why you are addicted the colours are fabulous!!
Kevin xx

Julie M said...

Thank for you for the "how-to's on your card. What a beautiful work of art!

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Donna, I love your adorable owls and all of the fabulous texture and dimension you have created - another masterpiece.

Monica said...

Hello sweet Donna,
I LOVE these roundy owls... they make me want to cuddle them with their cute three dimensional eyes. And the glitter adds much charm to them. The sentiment matches so well and the lace also look fab. How nicely you have brought it all together.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your genuine comments.
Hope you are keeping well.
Much love,

Wanda Knott said...

Awesome card luv all the glitter and thanks for the tips. Thanks for sharing.

Penny said...

What a fabulous card! Love those fun little owls--too cute! Love all the detailing on them. Great die cuts & design; and I absolutely love all that sparkle! WOW! Thanks for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Rose Wilson said...

love your cards and the owls they are so cute

Anne Temple said...

WOW - this looks fabulous. Love Groucho Owl the best. Great tips too.

Gina Howe said...

I share your addiction & I don't want any help, either! LOVE the card! The colors and the layers and the owls - Just awesome! Thanks for the tips, too!

Carol H. said...

Your card is a HOOT! I like how you named your owls--made me laugh! :) Thank you so much for the tips. I'll be bookmarking this page so I don't forget. Very fun, cute & pretty card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card Donna and those owls are so cute.

greetings karin

Roey said...

so much work, but oh so beautiful. I love the owl set!

barbara macaskill said...

OH MY GLITTER! What an elegant yet whimsical card! I love how you did layered all of the glitter and those flowers are divine! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I am certainly going to give this a try! TFS!

Carol Tague said...

Such an adorable card. I love all the layers and the glitter! Great job.

Christy Tylman said...

perfect for fall!!

Andrea said...

What a fantastic card! I love Groucho, such a cutie! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

carrie said...

Wonderful, wonderful card! Love all the sparkle, layers and bling. Groucho is really cute with his bushy eyebrows.

Shari Williams said...

Lovely little card.

SusanH said...

Love your card. And thanks for the techniques/tips!

AuntDi said...

This card is classy with a huge touch of whimsy. I love everything about it, the textures, the colors, the embellishments, everything. I appreciate all the tips you gave too. Thank you!

Kim S said...

luv the little extras you put on the cards.. the groucho eye brows, and the glassy eyes.
So well done!

Pamela Selinski said...

Yahoo for glitter. I have to say I found your card to be interesting with the glitter all over the background and very little on the owls. I really like how you changed that up.

Rita said...

Love your use of all the layers. Great card!

Brenda said...

another fabulous card with all that dimension and bling. I absolutely LOVE the eyebrows LOL

Kat W said...

What a hoot! Sorry, couldn't resist the pun! Fab card and such a fun image. Don't ever lose the sparkle; it's part of what makes your cards unique :-) Ok, I know you wouldn't anyway!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Ms Linda said...

As always you have out done yourself. The glitter pops bringing the owls to life. Love the concept.

Kathryn said...

Thank you for such great directions on creating your "glittery" card. I love glitter a lot too! Didn't think about making my own glittered paper to punch out my shapes. Now I will do it too!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card. I love the stamp set.

pam said...

hi Donna, such a super glitter card, love those family of owls, love your card design, thanks for your tips.

AdrianneE said...

What an awesome card. I am INSPIRED!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you used the whole owl family; I love this stamp set. All the techniques that you used to show a picture of a crisp autumn setting;like the sparkling yellow sun die cut to encase the word, 'hoot', the glittery leaves and all your multi- fall colored layers behind your main images. They truly carry out your theme. I just can't get over your tricky use of flock for one of the owl's eyebrows and the other one with the multi-layered stand out eyes, truly unique and give stampers some ideas. Also thank you for your wonderful tips that you left for us. YOU SURE PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS AND USE YOUR STASH OF WONDERFUL CREATIVE IDEAS. GREAT CARD! Serenity44

Pat said...

Love how you decorated your owls.

Carol Meadows said...

Never enough glitter & love how you put so much into to it. Really think the "hoot" stands out. Thanks for the great idea!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

i have to say that this is my favorite card...they all are very nice, but I have to say that this one is my style everything
thanks for a chance to win
bye bibiana

HelenM said...

I am inlove with these little owls!! Thanks for the inspiration

deb said...

Love the fall theme on your card. Very inspiring.

NanaConnie said...

The queen of glitter strikes again. Gorgeous, Donna! Love the new owl set and will have to see what I can do about winning the set. Of course, failing that, I'll go buy it!! lol

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, all the little details make this card so fabulous. LOVE the little burr headed owl and the way you colored their eyes!

Lori said...

I love your card!!! You used so many different techniques - so creative!! This stamp set will go perfectly with our school's 50th Birthday celebration! Oscar the Owl is our school mascot and the entire school has gone owl crazy!! :)

Janet Mack said...

So much sparkle, I love it. I bet it sparkles more IRL.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very sparkly! This shows you are a very patient person! Love the card!

Sheri said...

The texture on this card is amazing. "Whoo" would have thought a few pop ups and flocking would add so much joy to a card. I loved it!

Gina said...

I love your card. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

pajaropr said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win, love all the glitter used on it. Very creative.


Tigerberry said...

I love your many layers and textures on this card and that you gave the big owl a name and bushy eye brows. Thanks for sharing the tips with us.

Anita Braddock said...

wow Beautiful Beautiful love all the colors and the layering. love the dimension you have given with the glitters. I love bling and glitters so this is my kind of card. thanks for sharing

Mary Rice said...

Fantastic card! I especially love how you accented your card with those glittered leaves under the flowers!

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning! Love the shine form the embossing. Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: Embossing

Diana Sears said...

Love it. Really cute. Thanks for sharing

gobarb26 said...

Your card is owlfully cute! Love the fall colors and your named owls are a hoot!

Joni said...

Ohmygosh! A little elegance, a lot of sparkle AND owls! Love, love, love it!

Lisa said...

You have renewed my love of glitter and piqued my curiosity for glitter EP. Darling card.

Debi said...

Fabulous, glittery, flock of fowl.
Groucho is perfect. Love the eyebrows. Your cards always amaze me. TFS Hugs

elf1023 said...

Lovd your card. So glittery and elegant. Co,or combo is great. The tips are the icing on the cake. Now I am going back and write them down. Thank you.

Karen E. said...

Very cute card. Luv all the variety of color tones

Jan Castle said...

Sooooo well done - Love it!

Dawn said...

Hi Donna, Your card is amazing! I can only imagine how much fun you had creating it and playing with all that sparkly glitter :) Gorgeous layering and 'faux' layering (thanks for the tip!), I'm loving all the punched edges and beautiful warm tones too. I think my favourite on this card though are those big fuzzy eyebrows - they are so adorable and such a hoot!!

Hugs, Dawn

Vicki said...

Fabulous! Love the Hootie Owls done in brown. Love the bushy eyebrows and how you pop dotted one of their faces. And you shared great tips. Amazing card. Just love it!

Shirley Chillman said...

Owl always love this card Donna it's a hoot with all that sparkle. Brilliant.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Eret said...

Amazing!!! Donna, you are a master with glitter. I love all your sparkling layers and these owls are so cute. The eye brows and popped up eyes are fantastic. I'm not sure but I think you named the owls yourself or these are their official names. If they are not already called like this, Beccy should definitely make it official. Brilliant names. I love everything on your card. The roses are so pretty too with their sparkling leaves. Stunning card, Donna.

Carol said...

I love the embossing glitter! How wonderful and the card is outstanding!

cass said...

Very cute owls, great embossing, thanks for joining us at Crafters Cafe this week

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow what a long line of comments for your gorgeous creation! I love all the layers of die cuts, all the glitter, the cute owls (coloured beautifully), the sentiment of coarse is perfect. Your designs always have so much detail, you put so much work into each one they are a delight every time ! If I tried to do this, it would not look so good. Have a great day, hugs, Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Wow this is just beautiful. I have only recently started getting in to glitter and just did my entire preschool classroom with owls. I love your card. Thank you for doing this!
Judy Markowitz

Linda in Sweden said...

WOW!!! ....well, WOW!!!!
I love the sparkle, and as I always say...there can never be to much glitter and sparkle. :)

Hugs from Linda

Vicki said...

Your card is adorable! Thanks for the sweet comment on my card at Craft-Dee BowZ!

Donna said...

Great card love the embossed paper

Heather said...

Great design! Nice card.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

As usual beyond beautiful ! Wow ! The details and the colors are just perfect !! I am super inspired ! Thank you !


Debi said...

love the owls :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Nikki Payne said...

Wow! You sure do no how to work that glitter...another stunning card, I love those owls so cute x
hugs Nikki x

Sharon said...

Gosh Donna, this is so special. The glitz is fabulous and I love the oh so cute owls - you have named them well. It is always a joy visiting your blog.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue said...

Owls are back! Love these sweet images and what you have done with them. The bright yellow glitter is so pretty. So many details and pretty papers and dies.


Leslie Miller said...

This card is a hoot! Wonderful fall colors and soooooo much personality! Love how you layered on the embossed sparkle. I can just imagine your little workshop when you're creating a card. Fun! Got to pin this to my "Cute Cards" for sure! Thanks for the smiles!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Holy hanah banana, now this is a serious addiction to glitter! I love your sparkly card, although I almost needed to grab my shades ;O) and those owls are absolutely adorable with a capital A. Love Beccy's work. Great job as always Donna.


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Hey Donna, look at you with all these comments!!! Such a cute card. I love the owls-their eyes make me smile. A super terrific tip about the VersaMark and the embossing powder. Love the texture and the way you can create your own glitter paper. I was just at the Sparkle and Glitter Booth for about 10 minutes yesterday at the CKC in Jacksonville-going back today to make my purchases. I spotted the tiger and leopard (jaguar) stamp-I really like the details in that. Thanks for sharing you wonderful talent with us. Enjoy your weekend!
Bear Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Such a darling card Donna. The glitter is gorgeous!

Gerlinde said...

Such a deliciously glittery card! Love what you've done to dress these little owls up! Gorgeous!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Wow! Now that card sparkles!! Love all the glittered layers! Great job Donna:)

Joshylili said...

Your card is really sweet! Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

Hugs Jasmin

Shannon White said...

Soo CUTE Miss Donna!! LOVE your Darling Family of Owls! An I am loving all the fun sparkle too! Just a Wonderful card! 8-)



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