Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the May Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop. This month's theme is "At the Beach".If you have arrived here from Cindy's blog then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for all the details. Leaving a comment on all the blogs from the beginning makes you eligible for great prizes. Prizes to be awarded are: a grand prize (stamp set of your choice) and 3 hidden prizes on 3 different designers blogs. And we don't even know where the hidden prizes are. Here are the designers in this months blog hop, in case you get lost.


** Donna Ellis **  Marie Berquist  **  Cindy Keogh  **
** Barbara Bruder (that's me)  **  Keri Brown ** Cammy Vietzke **
**  Karin Martin  **  Brigita Skopas  **  Jackie Smith  **
** Dawn Bennett  ** Karalee Ingram  **  Anne Temple ** 


  WOW,  pretty soon we will be planning for vacation at the beach. Doesn't that sound wonderful. Maybe you have a little one and her birthday is coming up in the summer months, maybe she loves mermaids. How about a beach party at the local pool. Our projects  will give you inspiration for anything in the beach theme.

Let me share with you the card I made.This card is a side step card and I used images from the darling stampette set 477S Serene Mermaid.


 I also used some Cypress greenery for the background. I glittered it up to make it look like sparkly seaweed.  I glued those small seashells on the front border and added the stamped conch shells to the first step and used a sentiment on the back step. 

Here is a close up of the mermaid

Directions to my card can be found here.

Products used on the card:
Directions for the side step card template here
Listen to the Beauty (verse) in set 404 Ocean Treasures
Seashells
Alcohol markers
Corner Punch

Well its time to hop on over to Keri's blog to see what she has designed for you.

Don't forget to leave a comment, to be eligible for the prizes. 


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52 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Barbara -- ooooooooooo! This is soooo pretty! I especially like the magical looking kelp behind Serena, and the pretty triple conch shell, and then the great "pool" of shells at the bottom - awesome colors - very atypical of ocean cards coloring - these make your card not only pretty, but very unique! Awesome! hugs, de

Brenda said...

Such a fun and pretty step card! Love the embellies - The "kelp" really makes it look as if she's really drifting thru the water.

Cindy Keogh said...

Great card! I love it!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous side step card. Love the "seaweed".

April said...

Wonderful card, Barbara. Your seaweed is lovely! Great job!

E. Marie said...

Barbara, great step card. Love the shells on the front and your sparkly "seaweed".

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the seaweed all those lovely shells! Awesome job!

SusanH said...

What an amazing card - love the shells. The mermaid is so cute!

Cammy404 said...

Barbara,
LOVELY!! I love the side-step card with all of the details. Wonderful job and such inspiration. :)

Karalee said...

Wowser Barbara - you never cease to amaze me. The detail with the cypress, the seashells, all of it - just beautiful!

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Lynne Platt said...

Barbara, The seaweed and shells are the perfect embellishments. I just love how you did the seaweed and now I must try it out. I also must confess that I have never made a side-step card - but it is on my to-do list for next week!

Karin said...

That seaweed is beyond amazing! Beautiful card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Talk about lifelike seaweed! Is it real cedar? What a great idea! Love the step card design - each element is just gorgeous!

Gita said...

Love the sparkly "seaweed". Such a pretty step card.

Ann w said...

Great card. What beautiful work.

elf1023 said...

Your card is very unique, and elegant. Love your seaweed. Step cards are a challenge, and you mastered it.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just so beautiful and a wonderful side step design. Your underwater theme is just amazing.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

namabear said...

Amazing Barbara what a wonderful card I just luv the underwater scene Great job Thanks for sharing.

Kim S said...

Creative way to create sea grass!

Janet said...

Love the sparkly cypress greenery behind the mermaid. Makes it look so real.

carrie said...

Great card! Love the subtle color scheme and the fantastic sparkly seaweed and the 3-D effect the small shells create.

Anonymous said...

As usual you out did yourself. Great idea. Seaweed outstanding.
Pat

Anita Braddock said...

wow what an Amazing card the unique way it opens is Amazing love the layering and the look of under the sea. such great embellishments. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful as usual. Love the mermaid and the seaweed! I want a party on the beach now :)

Joan

RuthAnn said...

I have my beach towel ready, just give me a time. Your card
is beautiful, like the use of glitter on the dry grass. Thank
you for sharing.

Susannah said...

I love the greenery!

Karenladd said...

This mermaid image is so fun, she really looks like she's swimming! The addition of the shells makes for a unique and beautiful card.

Frann said...

Love that sparkly seaweed behind the mermaid!

Pat Garvin said...

Love the scene you've created.

Candy Meyers said...

Very creative ideas. Love the 3D effect.
Candy Meyers

HelenM said...

your card is absolutely beauuuuutiful!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynne said...

Super duper easel card with lots of interest and dimention.

Penny Ockey said...

Beautiful card. Great use of the Cypress! Thank you for sharing!

Rita B said...

Nice use of natural items!

Jean Bullock said...

Love that sparkly seaweed. Really enhances the lovely card.

AMY MCCABE said...

Great sparkle and design!

Debi said...

Where to start? Love the greenery first off! The punch you used is wonderful. I want it!! Shells, real and stamped, are great. And the mermaid swimmingly beautiful with the pink flowers.

Lois Gulotta said...

Love the colors on this side-step card and the use of real shells. Isn't it great to live by the beach?

Pamela Selinski said...

Love the side step card and the colors are beautiful

Gina Howe said...

Gorgeous card and I love the mermaid. I also like the way you used a natural element and blinged it up! And the shells, too! :)

Linda Gibb said...

Each of you wonderful creative bloggers do a different take on this lovely mermaid. I must say I love your hot pink flowers in her hair. That really caught my old eyes!
Linda Gibb

Julie said...

Using the cyprus greenery was a stroke of genious. Adding outside elements enhances a card twofold.

Anonymous said...

Love the use of nature with the addition of seashells and greenery on this step card that gives it great dimension and such natural beauty.

Nina

Rose Wilson said...

I really like your thank so much for showing us

Alane Jackson said...

The sparkling seaweed doesn't look like it is paper, awesome! This is the first time I've seen a, "side step card", and I don't know exactly what that means but I love it!

Dianne Potter said...

Great card. The more I see the wonderful usage of Serena, the more I am convinced I must have her. And, your use of textured seaweed behind her is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love the sparkling seaweed.

Judy said...

Very nice. I love step cards and this one is so cute.

Shanna Shands said...

Just amazing. I love your seaweed!

Winterseve said...

I too love the sparkly seaweed! It gives it that personal pop of awesome! Thank you!

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