My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle's January 1 Reveal

for directions to make this card, please click here.
Happy New Year and Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's January 1 Reveal.


Today, my blogging friends, I made something a little different! 
A flat card which takes only one postage stamp to be mailed!
(what a novel idea!)
(note: while the finished card size is 6" x 8.25", it still works with a single stamp)


We hope you enjoy all the new SNS products in 2014.
Among them are new, less expensive stamp sets, our own line of digital stamps, and an exclusive line of designer papers to match our glitters and embossing powders.

This month we are featuring four fun new stamp sets by artists Michelle Perkett and Beccy Muir (whose design team is also showcasing her new images) 
and EIGHT chances to win

Four chances in our "January 1 Reveal" Contest (details below)
four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always 
"Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

Four Winners (one for each new stamp set) will be selected by during the Designers Mystery Party. Winners will also get to choose one Glitter and one Embossing Powder to go with their new stamp set.

The Spunky Valentine stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month. (Jill's video is here)

 Love Sparkle N Sprinkle's exclusive new hand drawn papers by artist Rita Kraushaar . They are a nice heavy quality paper with fabulously intricate designs and highlights - wonderful to use in decoupage, card making, scrapbook layouts and altered art. They are also value priced at 85¢ per 12x12 sheet.

My little skunky character looks too girly for a name like Spunky. 
Fellow Designer April Williams dubbed her "Scent-a-rella".

She is simply adorned with Copic markers and Teal Velveteen Microfine Glitter.


How the Mystery Party works:

On four of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize. No one knows who the FOUR Mystery Designers are, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment. The winners will be announced on January 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Each of the four stamp sets are available at 20% off.
Promotion valid through January 3. 
You may also phone the SNS Shoppe to place your orders.

She's a cutie all right!

SNS Products Used:

NEW – Pocket Full of Papers – Turquoise Curly Ribbon 99852
Mediterranean EP417 (sentiment)
CopicMarkers G00, G000, G0000, G28, BG23, R000, R20, RV42
VersaMark 712353310018
CS: Pockets Full of Paper DP, Neenah White, White, Salmon, Bottle Green
LifeStyle Nesting Lacy Hearts (largest and smallest)
Anti Static Bag 99512 (for clean embossing)
Lace, self-stick pearls

Oh boy! This card is in the following awesome challenges:

  1. Challenges4everybody #36 - Anything Goes (1-2)
  2. Sentimental Sundays #187 - Pick Fave Challenge (mine includes three #146 Anything Goes, #142 Lace and Pearls and #141 Love is in the Air. (1-4)
  3. The Squirrel and the Fox #60 - Anything Goes (1-10)
  4. Artistic Inspirations #72 - Anything Goes (1-5)
  5. Crafting from the Heart #3 - Anything Goes (1-5)
  6. Kaboodle Doodles Challenges #204 - Anything Goes (1-4)
  7. The Pink Elephant - #TPE231 Anything Goes (1-3)
  8. Creative Card Crew #52 - Anything Goes (1-12)
  9. Cuttin and Stampin #52 - Something New (1-6) (used new lacy heart die, new stamp images, new teal microfine glitter, new EP color)
  10. Creative Craft Challenges #26 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hoping 2014 is kind to you, and brings good things to your families.


Mayras Designs said...

I love these colors Donna !!! The skunk is super cute and the whole card is lovely !!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


April said...

Happy New Year! Yes, Spunky looks more like a Scent-a-rella. You dolled her up well! Great layout and colors. Great job!

Anne Temple said...

Love this. That paper looks great behind Spunky. Happy 2014.

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Awe will you be my valentine, this is so cute and filled with fun with awesome colors and composition. Sending cyber hugs with crafty, joyous New Year my friend.
Blessings on the New Year

Belinda said...

Happy New Year Donna!! As always a beautiful card! I love your choice of colors for Spunky, never thought of using that combo.

Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is just stunning and I adore the unusual colour combo. Love how the colouring of your cute image matches the scrumptious design paper.
{I would love you to take part in my 130,000 Page View Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

SD pooja said...

SO sweet n Adorable I image !I loved the glitter on it and the way you have decorated the pp too !

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great card to share , dear Dona, very pretty and so cute !!! I love it , olso for you a very happy, healthy and creative 2014!! Thanks for sharing all you beautiful ART!!


brenda said...

Your card is gorgeous Donna !!

You have so cleverly combined a cute image with an intense and striking background and the colour palette is fabulous.

Happy New Year.

B x

Sue said...

Happy New Year Donna!
Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image, beautiful colours and fabulous detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

craftieodmae said...

Happy New Year, love your gorgeous card!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Happy New Year Donna ! Your card is 'stinkin' cute! Well is gorgeous actually. Your designs are always a joy. I hope you are doing well and enjoyed the festive season. Take good care and I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous designs in 2014! Hugs, Shirleyx

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great idea to use the colors of the gorgeous designer paper for your adorable little skunk! Just precious Donna!

Eret said...

Happy New Year, dear Donna! Your card is absolutely wonderful. This color scheme is so nice. Love the pattern paper and your drling Spunky. Stunning card!

barbara macaskill said...

I am in love with your color choices!! Spunky is looking quite dapper and ready to share his love with us! TFS!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable, Donna. Love the colours and that cute little stinker. There's just something about this skunk that makes me smile. I like how it's flat for mailing - postage costs are crazy here in Canada and sometimes it costs a small fortune to mail my cards LOL. I don't know if I'll get around to all the blogs for the hop but I might try it later if I have time. A beautiful card, my friend, and love all those hearts!

HappyStamper said...

I just love how you did the skunk in the Valentine card.

Brenda said...

love the background paper! Even though this is a "simple" card for you, it looks like it has lots of elements and layers anyway ... :)

Winterseve said...

So fabulous! The colors and embellishments are wonderful! The shading with copics is great for depth. Thank you!

Claire said...

Thanks for such an interesting take on the stamp design. So many wonderful textures to enjoy!
Happy CREATIVE New Year!
Creative wishes,
Claire S

elizabeth said...

that's a more feminine skunk,love

AuntDi said...

This card is super cute! The colors are great and I love all that you used to make the card.

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.
Louise x

Pat said...

Love the way you've incorporated teal into the design to match the great paper.

Pam said...

Your color choices are wonderful and your use of the Spunky stamp set is terrific

Shirley said...

How did I miss this make Donna. I think she looks so pretty and adorable. Who could call her Spunky??? Love the colouring and the added bling lights up her face.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Linda Gibb said...

I must be getting tired. It took me 3 viewings of your site to find the comment place.
I like your diff. color combo for this valentine. They will be great for my grandsons but I think I'll have to leave off the pearls & lace, don't think the boys will go for those very much. Sweet card.
Thanks for sharing your idea with us.
Linda Gibb

Sue said...

Your card is so stinkin cute! Your absolutely right, that background paper is beautiful. Love all your signature sparkle, of course. Happy New Year, Donna.


Kat W said...

Stinkin' cute sums this card up perfectly! The colours are gorgeous and oh, doesn't that little skunk look so pretty with glitter on?!
I hope you have a fabulous 2014 filled with love and laughter...and lots of crafting of course!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Anonymous said...

I love the coloring on Spunky. He is so cute. I'd love to have him for my Valentine's cards. And I love the sentiments. they're not sugary sweet. thanks for sharing.

RIta said...

Love the layering, beautiful!!!

Janis said...

Scent-arella is a better name. So is she supposed to look like she is missing a bunch of her coat? Having trouble getting my head around the coloring. Nice job, though.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and very beautiful card Donna.

gr karin

cotnob said...

Such an adorable card Donna, your image is so cute and I love your beautiful papers and sparkle.
I love the fabulous stamp set with the dresses, I adore fashion images.

Jean Bullock said...

Love this card. The background paper is wonderful and the colors and die cuts are too. So well done and sparkly delicious.

nancy carroll said...

Happy New Year, Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely prizes. Love the inspiration, that paper is amazing and how you made the layers of hearts!

Carol Hurlock said...

You're right-that little sweet skunk is stinkin cute!!! lol I love how you framed him in a heart. The sparkle is just right and the paper is so pretty.
Bear Hugs,

HelenM said...

very nice. thanks for the inspiration

Linda said...

Beautiful card Donna! I really love the teal and peach together. One word.....sublime.

The Gov. said...

Fun card! Thank you for participating in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge!

MaryH said...

I love the name Scent-A-Rella. This one's way too pretty to call Skunky. Love all the glitz & those papers are awesome. I really liked the way you added the glitter to the white areas, and the added touch of the vintage lace border. Really a great showcase of this new stamp set. TFS & Hugs

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, dear Donna - I just came from Sentimental Sunday and saw that you placed in the Top 3 - Congratulations! This card is so cute!

Unknown said...

Great card love it. Many thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox with our anything goes challenge Hugs Txx(DT)

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x

Dawn said...

This is absolutely adorable Donna! The skunk is super cute and the paper is gorgeous. Hugs, Dawn