Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas In July Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
If you have arrived here from Shanna's blog then you are in the right spot. If not, then you will want to start start from the beginning, over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog, to be eligible for one of 5 prizes to be awarded.

I received an email from a company on Sunday reminding me that there are only 169 days left til Christmas, so, this blog hop is giving you an early start. I know, you probably aren't in the holiday spirit yet, but soon the stores will be decorated in all their holiday splendor. To make matters worse, it's been so hotter than blue blazes lately,so hopefully, Sparkle N Sprinkle's Christmas In July Blog Hop, will cool you down and inspire you for the upcoming holidays.

Speaking of cool, I want to introduce you to a cool new stamp set. It's set 469 and it is called
Christmas Fairy and Goddess. And for those of you that like digital images, great news!!!!Sparkle N Sprinkle is now offering digital images and these two images are available as digi's as well, just click here to check out  all 3 pages of digi's. So when you buy a digital image you  pay for and receive digital images all  right now!!. And you can make your project and have it done sooner. 

First up is the beautiful
Snow Goddess

She is a goddess for sure. I really love the holly detail on her dress. 
Check out her collar and her muff, I used the Twinkling Clouds Sparkle Soft, it makes those two areas of the image look furry  The look and feel of that, in person, is really delightful.

Next I want to introduce you to ....
Holly the Friendship Fairy.


Isn't she pretty!!!Her dress appears to have a fur like border so I used the Twinkling Clouds Sparkle Soft on that area of her dress and on the branches of the tree, too.

This new set will be perfect for the upcoming holiday season. And you know, that holiday season will be here before we know it!!!

Sparkle N Sprinkle has sale prices on everything in the Christmas and Winter, Jewish and Christian sections along with a selection of complimentary embossing powders, glitters, glitter tinsels, & flocking. You will definitely want to take advantage of the sale prices.

Please don't forget to leave a comment on each of the Designers blogs to become eligible for the prizes.

Thank you for stopping in today to check out my creations.
Now its time to hop over to the ubber talented Shona, to see what she has designed to inspire your holiday card making.

In case you get lost along the way, here are the designers in the hop:

*  Sparkle N Sprinkle(Start here)  *  Karalee  *  April  *  Jill  *
*  Julie  *  Shanna  *  Barbara (You are here)  *  Shona  *
*  Marie  *  Karin  *  Angie  *  Gerlinde  *  Brenda  *



46 comments:

E. Marie said...

Barbara, two very lovely cards. The Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft is so perfect for both these images.

Shanna Shands said...

Great cards. I really love the paper in the background.

Karalee Ingram said...

Barbara, you've outdone yourself again. Very, very nice.

Blessings from Cindy said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous! Great job!
Blessings,
Cindy

Julie Z said...

Thanks for the great intro to two of the new digi's Barbara! Very sweet cards and I love the Sparkle N Soft on both of them - just the perfect touch for these ladies!

Karin said...

Amazing card for the holiday season! Love the images and the soft glittery touches are perfect!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Don't you just love these new images!!! They are sooo much fun to color and glitter...great cards!

Karen said...

Stunning Snow Goddess card, and beautifully colored!

Andrea said...

Wonderful samples Barbara! I love Michelle's stamps!

Gerlinde said...

Barbara, these are beautiful! Love the Twinkling CLouds on both of them. And the way you cut the circle on the first card is very "crafty"!

happy said...

The stamps are adorable. I would not have thought to use pink and black on a Christmas card.

April said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love the contrasts on the first one -- very striking. And I like the pretty softness on the second one.

Katy said...

These are so pretty! I love the layers and colors! :)

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great cards, Barbara. Really unusual composition on the first---the angel is cute. I like the second one best. The background is cool and I like all the layering and the poinsettias.

creativearts said...

Beautiful cards, Barbara! Love the use of Twinkling Clouds! Great set of stamps.

Brenda said...

Love how you did the snow goddess card - not your usual Christmas colors - right up my alley :) The Christmas Holly Fairy looks so dimensional - great job

Anonymous said...

love the Christmas holly fairy, and the colors. Alice L.

Julie said...

Your Snow Goddess card is so very unique

Verna Angerhofer said...

Only 169 days left until Christmas??? Oh, no! Then it is indeed time to be inspired for making cards. I sure love the samples you have done. I am afraid mine won't be done though until after October. So they will most likely be CAS ones.

Fran said...

Love the holly fairy!

Dianne Potter said...

Wonderful cards. I love the "old fashion" feeling they have. Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful creations.

ShirleyTACS said...

Beautiful cards. I love the fairies.

gobarb26 said...

Your cards are really pretty. They are done very well!

Debi said...

Wonderful images. Can't decide which I like best.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards the snow fairy is very elegant nice use of black in the background. Elaine

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Beautiful. love the colors and the details are Amazing. Love your Goddess and Fairy. Thanks for sharing your Awesome job.
abbraddock@msn.com

Anonymous said...

The snow fairy is beautiful. I can tell that you put alot of love into this design.

Donora

Gina R said...

Beautiful cards and the colors are great

Cheryl B said...

such nice cards!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Two super cool designs Barb. Love the first card especially - totally unique for Christmas.

Kathy Vogel said...

I really like how you colored both cards. The Sparkle Soft Twinkling Clouds adds a nice finishing touch to both cards.

Karen L said...

Wow, I really love your Snow Goddess card! The colors you used are just fabulous!

carrie said...

Both of these are wonderful cards. Love all all the details. Holly the Friendship Fairy is my favorite.

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful cards! It's so much fun creating Christmas cards in July! :)

dcookwrites said...

Okay fine! So I'm ordering the snow soft stuff and the digital stamp (I love digital stamps). This is great. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Anonymous said...

Pretty winter cards! Its been so hot here in the south, they are cooling me off. :) Thanks!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my, Barbara! Love the striking background for the pretty Snow Goddess! Looks amazing! With the soft coloring in her hair and face, she looks so dainty and sweet. Holly could not look any happier or sweeter than on her tip toes among the birds. I like how the branch is all glittered up, too!

Pawprintx4 said...

These are gorgeous, soft cards....could even be for other than Christmas.
TFS, Stephanie K

Janett said...

Great cards I love the background on the first card.

HelenM said...

How beautiful! Thanks!

NWFlamingo said...

These are indeed nice looking ladies! Great cards.

Babe O'Mara said...

These are such beautiful cards. TFS

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Teri Gross said...

Really like the Christmas designs! Hard to believe we need to start thinking that way!!! Thanks!

Teri Gross said...

Really like the Christmas designs! Hard to believe we need to start thinking that way!!! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Hi Barbara,

OMG, I just love your creations with my Snow Goddess and Holly Fairy images, they are gorgeous!

Hugs,

Michelle