Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle December 2016 Reveal [12.01.2016]

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 December 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

Build A Flower 811  (digi version DIGI811)
  Will Ewe Be Mine 813  (digi version DIGI813)
   Light Up My Life 814  (digi version DIGI814)
Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons 816  (digi version DIGI816)
Spring Bunny 819  (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only)  DIGI3128B

On Dec 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Chris>>This is me!!!

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

Here is my card that I made with the Light Up My Life stamp set. I am old enough to remember the song from the 70s about You Light Up My Life ... and when I saw this stamp set, I could hear the song in my mind, and I wanted to LIGHT UP these lights! Let's check out the card!
I stamped out the image in black pigment ink, then sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and then heat set it. I also stamped out the sentiment the same way below the light image.

I colored the lights and background. to make them even more sparkly, I applied adhesive with my Fine Nuvo Glue Pen, and sprinkled on Evening Glow glitter to the light bulb elements, and Sonic Silver glitter to the light bulb base.

I wanted to highlight the "You" in the sentiment. I stamped out the sentiment a second time on red cardstock, using Versamark Ink Pad. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I die cut it with a heart die. I layered it over the sentiment below and lined it up to match the sentiment below. I layered the card panel over Gold Mirror Cardstock to make it even more gold and fun. 

And, the final part of the card, which made it really fun to make and looks even cooler in person .... is that it LIGHTS UP! Check this out!

To make it light up, I adhered copper wire tape to my card base, and attached Chibitronic mini lights. Here is a photo of what the copper wiring looked like and the battery to power the card lights.

Here is a photo of what it looks like with the lights lit up. I designed the card to light up when I pushed on the battery, which is conveniently under the "You" heart of the sentiment!

This card was tons of fun, and I love how it lights up. This Light Up My Life set is really creative and fun.

The next stop on our blog hop is Shona... She has an incredible card in store for you, I know you will LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!



  1. Oh my goodness! I thought this was as cute as can be before I saw that it lights up. Then when it did, I was in awe! This is the PERFECT card to use those Chibitronic lights on. Love It!!

  2. Whoa! Chris, I thought I fell in love with your card with the pretty heart, and the reverse EP technique on it! And now you just wow me with an inventive stroke that is so fabulous that it makes MY heart shine! LOL Really innovative, and completely adorable. I had no idea anything like that even existed! Thanks for educating me, and probably getting me into trouble, too! LOL hugs, de

  3. Well thank you enabler!! Another thing to add to the Christmas list! HOW FUN is this? Totally love the idea, it was great without the lights!

  4. I LOVE THIS! Everything about this is amazing! Now I need to find the Chibitronics FOR SURE! Amazingly creative, perfectly fun!

  5. VERY COOL! I love that you made it light up! And I was also singing the song in my head when I saw the card!

  6. Ok, you have gone way outside the box on this one. I love it. Super clever and what a way to "light" up the card.

  7. Love this awesome Light Up My Life set! Love your coloring and the detail with the glitter! Even more fabulous that it lights up! De*light*ful card!

  8. Wow, Wow, Wow, this is fantastic! You really went all out in creating a unique card. Even without the lights on the card it is great. Love how you used silver and gold on the bulbs.

  9. The one that lights up is absolutely brilliant

  10. Holy Smokes! I thought your card was fresh and fun and fabulous and that was all before I knew it actually lit up! YOWZA! That's fantastic! I love your design and the sparkle too. Mind Blowing!

  11. WOW!!! love the ideal to make it light up, great card.

  12. Oh my. This is such a fun release. I loved your card..... and then you hit the lights!!! Fab tastic. Love it. Hugz

  13. Wow! This is amazing! My hubby is an electrician, so I definitely need to add this to my Christmas list. Wouldn't he be amazed when he got a card with light bulbs that actually light up? Yep, I really need this set. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Love when a lightbulb goes off in my head.
    this is a fun card. The addition of the
    lights in the background is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  15. Super cool card. Love how everything light up. Thanks for sharing

  16. Love your awesome card. The light are fantastic.

  17. How fun and so cool that it lights up.

  18. OH, my, Chris. I'm old enough to remember that song too!!! Your creativity certainly hasn't faded, and it's as bright as the bulbs on your wonderful card!

  19. FUN, FABULOUS and SUPER COOL card Chris!!!
    LOVE the light globes and sentiment, LOVE your light up ACTION too, you're such a bright spark, I NEED to make several cards like yours, they would be sure to bring a smile and burst of happiness!!!
    PS - I always love how black pops with clear embossing powder, one of my favourite activities is to watch as it transforms.

  20. Fantastic card Chris! I love how you highlihted the 'you' with red heart and white EP. Su fun surprise that your light bulbs actually lights up. Love it!

  21. This card is so cool. Love the fact that it lights up. Everything about this card is really clever. I too remember that song and started singing it as soon as I saw your card.

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  23. Awesome card Chris luv the lights what a clever idea

  24. Unique card. So cools with the lights.