Zebra Cards

I seem to be way behind with my projects.   Having said that, I just finished sending in cards for Sparkle and Sprinkle and thought I’d share them with you.  I am using the stamp set Zebra #337 and came up with 3 different cards.

Card 1 - Cork Zebra

This card idea came from a lady on the stamping cruise (sorry, I cannot remember her name).  She had some awesome animal stamps and was trying to stamp them onto cork that she had.  When I got this stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle and saw the zebra, I knew I had to make a card using cork.  The card is pretty basic:  emboss the zebra using black detail embossing powder onto an adhesive cork sheet.  Then use the EK Success plaid edge punch #54-40089 for pieces of black cardstock glued all around the edges and a craft cardstock base.  I wanted to add more embellishments, but I think it looks good just as it is.


Card 2 - Split Negative Zebra

 The second card idea came from watching Gina K videos where she was doing split negative cards.  I took it one step further and did 4 pieces instead of just 2.  The basic idea is to stamp your design onto black paper and emboss with white embossing powder.  Then stamp the design again onto white paper and emboss with black embossing powder.  Cut the 2 images in half and place half of each one with the other.  Kind of like a mirror image.  I used “boa” yarn to edge the image and placed it onto green corregated paper then onto black cardstock to finish.  Its kind of an optical illusion card!

Card 3 – Its A Jungle Out There
The last card came about because I wanted to use up some “things” I had laying around for quite awhile.  I purchased some animal print card packs for $1 at Michael’s a while ago and have wanted to use them……….and this was the perfect opportunity.  I cut them up to make a background.  Then I used Sparkle and Sprinkle’s Dark Chocolate Flock and tear-ifiic tape to make a border on another piece of cardstock and taped the prints inside.   Used a spellbinders die to cut out the words, distressed it with some ink, punched out a paw print and layered onto more flocked paper.  Then I found a lion that I  had cut out at a store a couple years ago and he was purrr-fect for the card.  What do you think?              
Thanks for stopping by for a look……
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Never-ending Easter Card

Jill's Never-ending Easter Card

Easter cards this year were easier than in other years. While on our Sparkle and Sprinkle stamping cruise, one of the other teachers, Jill, was demo-ing this card and she let me stamp pieces for my three grandson’s cards. It is a never-ending card which I am sure the boys will enjoy playing with.  And the Easter chicks, bunnies and eggs from the Easter Chicks Stamp Set 426 are fun and colorful.  Here is a link to Jill’s card with all the directions.  It is a fun card style but I will warn you that it does take a bit more time than usual.  LOL

Happy Easter to All!


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Glittery Stained Glass Class at SNS Shoppe

Just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be doing a class on Wednesday, March 16th.  We will be doing 3 glitter-ific stained glass cards, so be prepared to use lots and lots of glitter…..oh and some glue and acetate as well.   The cards will be great to use for Easter, Mother’s Day, Birthdays or whatever you can think of.

2 glittered stained glass cards

The glitter isn’t showing up as much in the pictures as in real life. 

Class times are 10 am – 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm- 4 pm; and 6 pm – 8:30 pm. 

Place:  Sparkle N Sprinkle Shoppe, 2701 College Ave. E, Ste #7, Ruskin FL.  Maybe I’ll see you there.

Its late, so that’s all for now……….

Thanks for stopping by


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Lacy Ladies Class at SNS


The ladies that joined me at Sparkle N Sprinkle for the glitter lace technique class were so friendly and nice.  And they ALL loved the cards we made and this technique.  I am looking forward to seeing them all again at another class. 

Here are the cards we made:

Glitter Lace Ladies Class

These will make great Mother’s Day, Birthday, Friend or Thinking of You cards.  When a card is needed, just add the greeting on the inside.

You can view the technique directions on the SNS website hereImages and glitters are all Sparkle and Sprinkle.

I got to Skype with one of my sons and 2 grandsons last night.  Love seeing them and talking to them (yes, I miss them!).  What a great invention!  Glad I live in today’s world.  LOL

Hope you enjoy your day.  We finally have weather that is Florida-like.  It was 80 yesterday!!


Posted in Birthday Card, Classes, Friend Card, Glitter, Glitter Lace Technique, Mother's Day Card, Ribbon, Sparkle and Sprinkle, Spellbinders dies | 1 Comment

Back from the Stamping Cruise


Just got back a couple of days ago from the stamping cruise and we had a really fun time.  Met lots of new stampers, ate too much food and was really pooped when I got home on Saturday.  My two roomies were awesome – – and considering that 2 of us had never met one before, we got along famously.  Here we are in the cabin:

Jill, Shona & Sandy (Cheesy)

Acting Silly

I taught 2 card classes and a make n take.  This card uses packing tape to adhere the glitter in the circle “windows”, and it uses the new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Cocktails II (all the cruising stampers got this  set):

Hurrican Make N Take

Well, I’m really tired.  Taught 2 classes today at the store and was gone all day.  Will post pictures of the class cards tomorrow.

By the way, Sparkle N Sprinkle has an online bingo game going on now on their blog.  You can see all the details here.  It is lots of fun and there will be lots of prizes!!!

Good night all.


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Really Reasonable Ribbon and Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop

Welcome! Hopefully you arrived here for the Sparkle N Sprinkle and Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR) Blog Hop from Patti’s Place and have been enjoying all the eye candy the designers have posted. If you did not arrive here via Patti’s blog, you probably should head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to get started and not miss any of the action.
I am Sandy, one of the Sparkle and Sprinkle designers, and I am delighted to be working with RRR on this blog hop. In addition to the Really Reasonable blog candy, Sparkle N Sprinkle is giving away a stamp set to one lucky blogger! Leaving a comment on every blog increases your chances of winning, because no one knows which of the artists’ site has been chosen to house the prize.

On Thuesday, February 15, a name will be drawn from the comments on the mystery artists’ blog. Winner gets to choose a stamp set of their choice from SparkleNSprinkle.com!
On to my creation…..I started with 2 of the ribbons from the RRR February Ribbon Kit (which has some wonderful Spring-flavored ribbons) and weaved them like a basket onto a piece of cardstock. Next, die cut the Spellbinders Label Four die from blue cardsdtock. Then trace the outside of the same die onto pink cardstock and cut out, then emboss with the Swiss Dot embossing folder .  Layer these over the weaved ribbon piece as above.

Next I stamped the large Rose 3 times from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Stamp Set #402, My Rose Garden. Color them, cut them out in various layers and pop dot them together. Under the rose first is a piece of white cotton lace trim from RRR that I colored using a dye ink pad, then a Spellbinders tag that was cut out 5 times. I used only the fancy ends of the tags, applied Brushable Glue #540 and Sparkling Snow Glitter #G1003.  I left the sentiment off so it could be added later as needed. Hope that you enjoy the card and have had a great time hopping along with us.
Next stop is the Really Wonderful Erika’s blog.  Happy Spring!!!
P.S. Don’t forget to leave your comments along the way…..

Thanks for stopping by,


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SNS Blog Hop

Sparkle and Sprinkle’s Fall Blog Hop! 

Welcome and I’m happy you are visiting.

If you happened here by way of Julie Warner’s blog, then you are in the right place.  However, if you arrived here from somewhere else, you might want to start from the beginning, at the SNS blog, so as not to miss anyone’s remarkable cards!  At least one prize is involved, and the more visitors we have, the more prizes will be awarded – – – so tell your friends!  To become eleigible for a prize just:  Leave a comment at each designer’s blog about her card AND who you think has the Hidden Birthday Prizes. 

This is the card I’ve made for you.  It is a repurposed SNS stamp done in a fall theme.  I used the Brocade Backgrounds set to make a friend card.


Fall Inspiration using SNS stamp #3129-398H
The card base is burnt orange cardstock.  Next layer is brown suede paper that has leaves punched on the bottom.   Next is the beautiful swirl stamp embossed with Butterscotch EP 115 embossing powder which is mounted onto a copper metallic strip.

Close up of scallop circle

The scallop circle is a pre-cut piece of tagboard that was embossed using SNS Butterscotch embossing powder.  The words are SNS #187-354AA which are embossed with Teddy Brown EP187.  The piece was attached with pop dots.  I finished the card by adding cut leaf ribbon.  Does this card make you feel like autumn?


Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ve been inspired.  The next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented Donna Ellis.  To visit her lovely creations, click Here.  But before you go…………………………….
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