Sunday, October 15, 2017

Somalia


My heartfelt prayers and condolences to my African friends in Somalia.
love,
Donna

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle October Release

Hello, Blogging Friends!

Welcome to the 

Sparkle N Sprinkle October Stamps Blog Hop

This month SNS is featuring five new specialty stamp sets suitable for:

* the men in your life, 
* the country-lovers and farmers you know, 
* those who enjoy fishing (great sentiments!) 
* and workers who wear scrubs or work in the Navy Nurse Corps.
* There is also a beautiful Autumn Nature set.

Enjoy!



Lovely as a LeafRubber Stamp Set and Digital Set
Fish Whisperer - Rubber Stamp Set and Digital Set (extra sentiment)
Farm Fresh #1 - Tractors - Rubber Stamp Set and Digital Set
Farm Fresh #2 - Cows - Rubber Stamp Set and Digital Set
Navy Nurse Corps - Digital Stamp Set
(sentiments may be suitable for any of your scrub-wearing friends!)

SNS digital stamps include JPG and PNG images, and often have additional sentiments and papers.

All the new digital and rubber stamp sets are 20% during their debut from October 15 - 20.

BUT THIS MONTH WE ARE CELEBRATING:

20% OFF ALL SNS RUBBER STAMP SETS IN THE STORE

PLUS20% OFF TONIC STAMP PLATFORM.

Just use the code STAMPING20 at checkout to receive your discount.

On October 18th, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed above. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  It's a Mystery as to which Designer will have the winning comment on her blog.

The Grand Prize Winner, who will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

Gus the Fish Whisperer inspired my easel card:


I colored Gus with Copic Markers. This rendition of Gus is available as a colored image with the Digital Set. The digital set also comes with a black-and-white image, and two colored versions - one with the blue background and one without, plus an extra sentiment.

First I crimped some tan and blue cardstock, and die cut the grass. I also added additional weeds and grass around Gus's feet with Copic G07 and Copic Multi Marker in Olive.


To coordinate the card, I also cropped the cat tails and the fish hanging from Gus's line. After copying and pasting the fish several times, two panels were cut and distressed as "matching" designer paper. Placing the cropped images on my word processor allowed me to flip the cat tails horizontally and frame the PNG sentiment. The tiny fish was copy and pasted repeatedly to make the "printed papers" for the top and bottom of the easel card:





Even the sentiment alone makes for a great card:



Ivory colored cardstock was used to frame the layered panels and as the base of the easel:

Receive the Lovely as a Leaf stamp set, and create a gorgeous glitter bow with cording.




These products are included in your kit:




Please join us in our monthly Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group on Facebook. The challenges run from the 1st of the month through the 25th. Please use one or more SNS images (rubber or digital) - and if you don't already have SNS stamps in your stash, SNS offers a few freebies here. No blog is necessary. A Winner and Top Three are posted on the last day of each month. The winner receives a $15 Gift Certificate to the on-line store. Come join the fun! We love seeing what you do with SNS products.

Blog Hop Order this month is:

Jess
Belinda
Diane
Eret
Shona
Donna
Chris


Products Used:
Challenges I'd like to play in please:
  1. 613 Avenue Create #202 Anything Goes with Masculine Card 11/5
  2. Aud Sentiments #190 "Use A Die Cut and A Sentiment 10/15 (sep post)
  3. DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES #165 ONE FOR THE BOYS 10/21 (sep post)
  4. Sunny Day Crafting #56 "O is for Oval" 10/16
  5. Always Fun Challenges #27 Lots of Layers (each ivory frame is also a layer) 10/16
  6. Artistic Inspiration Challenges #187 Anything Goes Plus Use Cool Colors (I have used a lot of cool blue tones in this card) 10/16
  7. Classic Design Team Open Challenge Anything for a DT Card Goes 11/1



Stamping Hugs,



Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Consequences of Eating Too Much Candy - A House Mouse Halloween Tale

Hi! I have a just for fun card this afternoon.

It's about The Consequences of Eating Too Much Candy - A House Mouse Halloween Tale



The image is quite large - I was surprised at 4"x5".
I colored with Coppic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, and distressed with inks.

The Pea Nut Gallery portion of my stamp room began rumbling and grumbling again due to neglect! So out came the House Mouse box to discover which of the images was crying the most for neglect.

It was this virginal Mud Pie Tale rubber stamp I've owned for 2 years? 3 years? 4 years? I cannot recall when it was purchased, but last summer, as I colored it, and thought it could be either BACK TO SCHOOL or HALLOWEEN - trying to educate the wee mice on the consequences of eating too many sweets.

I want to play in Retro Rubber's  "Boo!" Challenge.

But I'm not positive how old the stamp is - poor memory. It is well over a year old however.
Too Cute! It's actually versatile image.
(Psst! My favorite part is at the far left - all you can see is a curled tale of someone sneaking candy, more than likely!)






Products:


Challenges I'd like to Play in please:
  1. House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog #251 Anything Halloween Goes! 10/14 (sep post)
  2. Retro Rubber #73 "Boo!" 10/20 (sep post)
  3. Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #102 "Frightfully Fun" (sep post) 10/31
  4. Make My Monday #56 Animal Antics 10/15
  5. Crafty Animals Anything Goes with an Animal 10/31
  6. Crea Chicky's Challenge Blog #13 "Halloween" 10/26 (colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink)
  7. Alphabet Challenge "P is for Pumpkin" 10/27 (5 Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins)
  8. Path of Positivity Challenge #52 Surround Yourself with Literature 11/5
  9. Animal Friends Challenge #55 Halloween - Autumn 10/31 (sep post) C10
  10. Victorine Stamps #13 Mood Board 10/27

Halloweenie Hugs,

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