Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the February Blog Hop. We are so amazingly grateful to be pairing up with Really Reasonable Ribbon today for some great fun. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Anne’s blog. If you haven't, please please please pop over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and hop along. The Design Team members from Sparkle N Sprinkle and Really Reasonable Ribbon have created some amazing projects. You can see that these creations go hand in hand with each others products.

In addition to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog candy, Sparkle N Sprinkle is giving a stamp set to one lucky hopper!  Leaving a message on every blog increases your chances of winning, because it's a mystery which of the artists' blogs has been chosen to house the prize! On Tuesday February 15, a name will be drawn from the comments on the mystery blog. Winner gets to choose a stamp set of their choice from SparkleNSprinkle.

This month everyone received the wonderful February Ribbon Kit from Really Reasonable Ribbon, filled with the perfect trims and ribbons for those cheery Springtime projects. Lots of great pastels to match up with some amazingly beautiful glitters, flocking, stamps and embossing powders from Sparkle N Sprinkle. If you love using great glitter and embossing powders, check them out. I absolutely LOVE their color choices and the stamps leave the perfect images.

I have 3 new card creations for you today.

 My first card is is made up of stamps from set 417, Cocktails II, perfect for party invitations or scrapbooking that last year’s luau you had or whatever you might come up with. Tropical drinks remind me of great tropical colors and the ribbon in the February Ribbon Kit has a perfect shade to go with all the wonderful tropical colors I used on this card. I used Spellbinders Circle dies to showcase the appetizers and words and I used the Watercolor Pencils to get those soft iridescent colors.







On my next card, I used a stamp from the stamp set 413, Daddy’s Princess.

The Becca with Tulips stamp is so cute and to frame her, I used a new embossing folder that cuts and embosses. I added Buttercup Petal and Green Apple Embossing Powders in the debossed areas of that design. The trim that I used is the beautiful ribbon from the February Ribbon Kit. Copic markers were my choice for coloring the Becca stamp. Copics are so easy to color with and the range of colors to choose from is awesome.







The third card is a really unique card and it’s definitely able to be mailed. It is called a Fan Fold card and is so cute. The stamped images are again from set 413, Daddy’s Princess. The images are stamped and embossed with Black Detail EP and then colored with my favorite, Copic Markers. I used the Scor-Pal to score the cardstock. The card front utilizes a punch that combines flowers and leaves. I used Copic markers to color that and added a little Sparkling Snow Glitter as an accent. The oval shapes were made using Spellbinders Oval sets. And check out that ribbon, it's shear, it's feminine and has flowers on it too. Look for that ribbon in the February Ribbon Kit.  And it goes great with the card and the card colors. I am working on a video to show you how easy this Fan Fold card is to make, so check back for that.



All my cards use Tear-ific Tape for adhering and layering of cardstock. I also used the Versamark Pad in my embossing.



Make sure that you have left a comment here and at every stop along the way, you want to be eligible for the Blog Candy that will be awarded. Thank you so much for stopping by today and it has been a great time partnering up with Really Reasonable Ribbon for this fun Blog Hop. Your next stop is Aphra – just click here


76 comments:

Kras said...

Hello Barbara,
and welcome I am of February Blog Hop. I am incredibly grateful for the record associated with a truly reasonable bar today for me is very fun. I follow along, come and stand here from the blog of Anne.

sunnysideup said...

Hi Barbara, love the last card best ! thanks for sharing your creation.Just came from anne's blog.
Hugs
doreen

Jackie Njeri said...

Hi Barbara, its great visiting your blog and seeing your amazing creations. I love the first card best, maybe coz orange is one of my favorite colors! Hugs from Kenya.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Thanks for the blog hop! Love seeing all the great artwork :o)

Ardilla said...

The three cards are awesome, my favorite one is Daddy's princess :)
Nice hop!

Marie-Anne said...

Those cards are gorgeous. The Fan Fold card is my favorite.

Marie-Anne

Melissa said...

Your cards are fantastic! I just became a new follower of your blog!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

VICTORIA said...

Great job on all the cards. Love them. TFS :)
Victoria
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

Craftyanny said...

Jings Barbara you've been busy!!! Three smashing cards
Anne x

True :) said...

WoW...you have been a busy girl!
Beautiful cards!
Hugs,
True :D

Whisper said...

Beautiful cards and all so different, Luv Sam x

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, what a great collection of cards :) all so different, but all gorgeous!

Love them :) Daddy's Princess is so cute.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Lori said...

Love all the summery colors!

Donna Ells said...

Barbara, your litter girls are cute as can be! Curls and ribbons, and shimmer, and sweetness! Darling!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous cards! All of them just feel so fresh and warm!

Gloria Westerman said...

Wow...these are awesome....love your fan fold card and can't wait for the video...tfs

Ciao Bella! said...

Barb, the fan fold card is a winner! And I love the feel of the ribbon from the Margarita card -- wave's comin'!

Linda is stamping again! said...

I love your Margarita card it has my name on it. The fan fold card is great.

mcourtney said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Alosha said...

So beautiful cards!
I love them! :)

Joce said...

The cards are awesome!! Love the soft colors and ribbon!

Debc06 said...

Love the cards and the embellishments you used. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

sallysbitz said...

You have created three stunning cards x
I have become a follower so I look forward to seeing that Fan card tutorial x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Kelly Massman said...

Love them!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are all wonderful, Barbara! Love the colors and the fan fold card is just terrific.

Nikki said...

What a fab fan card it looks Great :)
hugs Nikki

MrsETaylor said...

I'm so loving the first card. The colors are so pretty. Perfect for a day in the Caribbean. Love it Barbara. Thanks for joining us in the RRR hop this month.

Nana Connie said...

Barbara, All your cards are awesome! Perfect use of ribbon on each of them. The images of the girls are so well colored and the fan fold is terrific! I am looking forward to the video tutorial.

Tanya said...

You make awesome cards Barbara! I especially love the fan fold card. Great blog hop!

Antonella said...

Love your cards, and especially the fan fold card. You selected the perfect ribbons and colors. This is such fun! Hugs, antonella :-)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a great collection of cards Barbara! Thanks so much for joining us in our RRR February Blog Hop.

Linda Peo. said...

All three of your cards are terrific, but WOW, the three fold card is fabulous! Love the colors also!

szbacn1 said...

Cute cards... especially the folded one... very unique! Thanks for sharing!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Barbara, I love all of them and your designs are so amazing. But that is no surprise. You always did wonderful and beautiful work.

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Just makes me look forward to summer! x Leigh x

Kimmy said...

OMG the third one is such a creative layout LOVE IT! The other two are beautiful and for some reason I want a cocktail:)

Theresa said...

Lovely cards....great use of the ribbons and the fan card is so creative.

dlwidder said...

WOW! Not one, but 3 gorgeous cards! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! :-D

Connie M. said...

Oh my!! These cards are all so amazing! Love your ribbon tratment on the first two, and your third card is just stunning! It was so fun joining up with you gals from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! Hugs!

judys said...

Like the fan card, great use of the ribbons too!

Snoopy said...

Wow! You have a beautiful site. I love the fanfold card. It's so pretty! Thanks for this opportunity to win something.

I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Judy Rozema said...

Oh what beautiful projects you made today!

Sue said...

Lovely card...I just love ribbons and glitter !!!

Debby said...

Hi Barb....Love your fan fold card...it's great!

Tilly said...

What a great use of the RRR ribbons Barbara. All your projects are really lovely. TFS
Tilly (RRR DT)

Sharon said...

Love your cards and your fan card is adorable.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

adorable

Mandy said...

Barbara--love your cards! Can't wait for the tutorial on the fan card--that is amazing. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Kathy Vogel said...

I really enjoyed the card you made from the Cocktails 2 Stamp Set. The fan fold card is definitely unique. I love the pink flowers.

Amanda said...

Super cute cards! TFS!
amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Judy said...

Great cards! Love the colors and images!

Karen said...

Love the Fan Fold card - great idea. Can't wait to try.

lakeslady said...

Beautiful soft colours Barbara and some fabulous card designs. TFS

Kristin said...

Beautiful cards! I can't wait to come back and see the video on how to make the fan fold card.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great cards Barb - love all three! Really like how you added the EP to debossed part of your second card - really neat! Julie Z

NWFlamingo said...

Three lovely cards. You've been a busy girl!

KarenB said...

These are all lovely. I've never seen a fan-fold card like that before and I'm inspired to try one for myself. Thank you :)

Sharon Peele said...

Barbara, I love all your cards, I am a sucker for glitter!! My favorite has to be the first one!! awesome job!!

Brenna said...

those are beautiful cards! I love the tropical one! thanks for sharing!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Mary T said...

Very differnet 3rd card! nice job!

bernietom47 said...

Those cards are fatastic. The Fan Fold card is my favorite. New to me but you know I'm going to give it a try. Love the colors, image and that ribbon you used.
Blessings Bernie

scrappinpeg said...

Hi BARB... THANKS FOR THE FUN FAN FOLD CARD. great IDEA

Hanneke said...

Thanks for sharing these colorfull and happy cards! I love the designs. Thanks for sharing, I am going to hop on to the next blog :)

AsilisA MaM said...

Barbara, I love all your cards! great idea with the Fold card (will do it!!!) and lovely card with a girl (spring coloure is beautiful) and a fun coctail card - love all of them. I like how you attached ribbon...
Happy Valentine's day!

Scrappy Rat said...

I love the 3 part layered card. I made one of those once...it took me forever to watercolor all the images andget them put together properly. I hope my sister in law liked it! (It was in honor of the birth of one of my nephews. :)

kimmie_35 said...

I love all your cards... especially the third one... it is adorable!
Hugs
Kim M
x

troy said...

ooh 3 beautiful cards Barbara but my fave has got to be the fabby fan card, it's gorgeous.
popped by from anne's blog and so glad i did

have a great day
hugs Troy xxx

Jean W said...

Cute cards, love the accordian fold one. Great work. Thanks for the bog hop.

Vicki said...

All your cards are great, but the third is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Susan said...

cards, but I especially love that Fan fold! will be back as I am now following :)
Thanks, Susan

Catherine Atkinson said...

Great cards! I like the second card the best!

Tash Daly said...

Hi Barbara...now that's MY kind of drink. Love the colours which are so fun and balmy in this card. I also really like the design of the third card. Super effort to make three cards for the hop!! Awesome :-)

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are all so pretty and colourful. They all shimmer and sparkle. Love how you coloured the images.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Mimi said...

I love the different ways you use the ribbon! I'm so bland, just a little bow. Thanks for the tips.

cbarwick@comcast.net

Randi WS said...

Hi Barbara,
WOW that fan fold card is amazing, I love it! And your other two cards are really gorgeous too :)

Lots of love, Randi WS

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful cards Barbara! I love that fan one. I think I missed your drawing because somehow I missed this hop until today but I wanted to comment anyway :)