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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Sparkle N Sparkle Sand Dune Silhouettes ~ SAVE 10% NOW!!

Hi Sparkle Friends,

Today I have a fun project to share. I am using two of Sparkle N Sprinkle's May's Stamp sets together to create these adorable little turtles....

See below for the video showing how I made these adorable little guys!

When I began working with the two stamp sets I noticed how perfectly the silhouette mini turtle stamp from the Sand Dunes Silhouettes Stamp Set #940 coordinated with the mini detailed turtle stamp in the Nature of the Beach Stamp Set #929. The two sets also have the small star fish which also coordinate together.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ On The Move Neighborhood

Welcome back friends,

Before I share my post today I would like to take a moment to wish all of the mothers out there a wonderful Mother's Day. Without all of you there would be none of us. A mother is the best gift a person can have and I thank God for my mother each and every day.

Today to have a fun little card featuring LDRS Creative's amazing Hybrid Inks along with our "Homemade Happiness 6x6" Papers" and this adorable stamp set called "On The Move Neighborhood"

When creating I always choose my papers before beginning to stamp and color. In this project I decided to use the Homemade Happiness 6x6" paper stack, choosing two coordinating papers. Next I stamped my stamps using LDRS Hybrid Ink in Raven. Then I completed the coloring using Copic alcohol markers. 

For the grassy hill I used LDRS Hybrid inks in Four Leaf Green and Key Lime Green. It is so nice the way our Hybrid inks blend so smoothly. Here is another look.

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Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Nature of the Beach ~ 10% SAVINGS for everyone!

Hi Sparkle friends...
I have a really fun project to share with you today. This stamp set is called "Nature of the Beach" and is one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's newest stamp sets just released in May.
SNS Products Used:
Nature of the Beach Stamp Set #929

Steps to creating my card:
The first thing I did was cut a piece of Sparkle N Sprinkle Sticker Paper to cover the bottom of the card. I burnished in The Beach Opaque Glitter G1111and then sprinkled on the Super Thick Gold Opaque Embossing Powder EP235 and heated from underneath to give extra texture and shimmer. here is a close up pic.

You can also see the sun in the above photo. That was created using a 1 1/2" punch with sticker paper cut in half. I burnished it with Cherry Lemonade Semi Trans Glitter G1118 and glued it in place.
The top portion of the card was colored using the Nuvo Aqua Flow True Turquoise Pen. The sentiment is heat embossed using our Gold Opaque Embossing Powder EP169.
For the large stamped images I have colored each of them in Copic markers and then have added Cherry Lemonade Semi Trans Glitter to the large shell using the Nuvo Precision Glue Pen. The Star Fish was colored and then Mediterranean Tuscany Opaque Embossing Powder EP 417 was added (using a stamp positioner for exact stamping. Then I simply added  Clear Transparent Embossing Powder EP120 to the oblong shell and the sea turtle. Here are a couple of close up shots showing how these turned out.


I just love the way this project turned out. So much texture and real life effects.
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Happy Creating, Melanie Smith

Monday, April 29, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ So Sassy Ruby is a Fox!

Hi Creative Friends,

I am here with you today to share a fun new LDRS Creative Stamp by Polkadoodle's named "So Sassy Ruby". Isn't she "Foxy"?

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I have colored the stamp using alcohol markers and used foam dots to raise her up along with the frame to give the card dimension. The added flowers and leaves along with the sign are from the Garden Escape Build A Card Die Set.
Lastly the "Foxy" sentiment is from the Arctic Snowfall stamp set. doesn't it fit the little die sign perfectly?

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Hugs, Melanie

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle Botanical Ruffled Peony ~ 10% off your entire order!!!

Welcome Back Sparkle Friends, 

I am here with you today to share a emboss resist technique using watercolors.

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Here is how I created this....

Step 1: Using your Versa Mark and your White Opaque Embossing Powder EP166 stamp a few floral stamps and heat emboss.

Step 2: Using a watercolor medium simply add color in the openings created by the stamps to add color.

Step 3: Once colored blot with a paper towel to dry any ink. You can rub over the embossed areas too, to give a slight tint of color. See close up below.

I heat embossed the sentiment with our Palm Green Cosmic Semi Trans Embossing Powder EP372 then Nuvo Glitter Drops in Sherbert Shimmer 754N were used to accent the florals and to add a little glitter.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks project. Would you like to SAVE 10% today on all of your SNS products? Simply use my DT code below when checking out :-)

Hugs, Melanie

Saturday, April 13, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Ruby Celebration

Welcome back creative friends,

I am here with you today to share one of the newly released LDRS Creative Stamps. This is  Celebration Ruby by Polkadoodles.

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I coordinated her clothing to match the cheerful paper and added a flower from the Polkadoodle Fancy Flowers Dies which I think is just precious. 

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Creative Hugs, Melanie

Sparkle N Sprinkle Vintage Peony Inspiration

Hello Sparkle Friends,

Today rather than using our AMAZING glitters...My focus is on our BEAUTIFUL embossing powders.

Sparkle N Sprinkle Supplies:
I have always loved Gold with Black and these floral sets released this month are PERFECT for solid heat embossing. Here is a LINK to the bundle which saves you money. Peony Rubber Stamp Bundle

DESIGNER NOTE: Have you ever stamped a sentiment a little less than straight? Here is a tip... Simply offset the paper like I have done here and it looks like you stamped it perfectly... HAHAHAHA. 

I also backed the embossed panel with a beautiful gold glitter paper from my stash. Then I finished up the design adding simple little dots using the Nuvo Glitter Marker. This is the first time I have used one and now I need them ALL! They make perfect little dot accents. We still have some in stock so click HERE to get them ASAP. (wink)

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Here is one last look at my card... Have an amazing weekend my friends! Melanie

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