Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lucky Birthday

Hey guys, Kelli here today with a card featuring the Good Luck Charm Sparkle Blend.  This limited edition blend is awesome and you can only get it at White Rose Crafts

Here is the card I made...

I love the colors in this blend!  I used my scan n cut 2 again to cut out the shaker portion of the card.  I added two different colors of green and white twine to the card and adhered a horse shoe from the blend to the middle of the bow!  

Remember to head over to White Rose Crafts LLC to pick up this and other limited edition sparkle blends!!! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A Special Day...

Hi ya crafty peeps, it's my turn here on the blog today with a new shaker card to share with you.

I love making shaker cards! Who doesn't love a little sparkle and shine on their projects. This new sparkle blend is called Cozy and it is super different than a lot of the other blends. It's demure and actually represents the word Cozy quite well, LOL.  This de-saturated blend of Eggplant, teal, champagne, lavender, hunter green & red has the perfect cold weather vibe. 

Mainly a base of matte & satin sequins, with just the right touch of glitter and iridescence, this blend will add the perfect touch to all of your winter projects.

Don't forget to check out the Facebook Group , Instagram page  and the awesome new Sparkle Blends Fan Club for lots more information and news.
Have a crafty day!  Carolyn

Monday, February 25, 2019

Kind People Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a card featuring both the February New Release Birthstone Collection - March Aquamarine and the White Rose Crafts LLC February's Sketch

This beautiful, high shine blend channels the clear blue waters
of the Caribbean with teal, aqua and sky blue tones throughout. 
You’ll fine tons of glitter, holo, iridescent and 
metallic elements over a base of matte blues.

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Here's my card 
I use a Foilable Mini Card from Creative Vision Stamps and
 some Heat Transfer Foil in Seaside Cabana and Blade.

I also used some washi in watercolor blues and
silver to coordinate with the Foilable.

For finishing touches, I used some feathers and
the Birthstone Collection: March - Aquamarine.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! 

Be sure to tag us Doodles Paper Playground on social media 
if you create a project with our Sparkle Blends.
 All of our Sparkle Blends can be purchased on the 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Winner Announcement - February Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop

Thank you all for your patience! I know there's been a delay in drawing the winners for this giveaway, but my son was in the hospital with Pneumonia for all of last week, and we didn't return home until late Tuesday night. I have been recovering from a terrible cold, and several sleepless nights these past few days, but I am feeling better, David has mostly recovered and I am ready to announce our Winners!

Without Further Adieu:

Grand Prize:  mini packages of all 6 of our February Release Sparkle Blends

Katrina Howe

3 Door Prizes: one randomly selected, full size package of Sparkle Blends from the February release

Sue D
Sharon Gullikson

1 Valentine's Day(ish) Prize - one full size package of our Conversation Hearts Sparkle Blend


CONGRATULATIONS ladies! Please email with your mailing address no later than February 26, 2019 to claim your prizes! Unclaimed prizes will be forfeit and new winners will be drawn.


Thank you all for playing along! If you don't already follow the blog, make sure you add your email at the top of the side bar so you get notifications as soon as posts go live & don't miss any fun events or giveaways! If you haven't already checkout out our HUGE February giveaway and contest to win a year of sparkleblends and/or a chance to guest design for our April blog hop, you can find all the details Here!

If you'd like to purchase some of our beautiful blends for your own collection, they are available exclusively at White Rose Crafts.

Are you a member of our new Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook? If not, be sure to Join now, for all the latest news, exclusive sneak peeks, giveaways, promos and insider info, as well as exclusive access to our overstock Fire Sale, coming soon!


Thanks for visiting the blog today!
Come back soon,
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Birthday In Blue

Hey guys, Kelli here today with a card featuring the Aquamarine Sparkle Blend.  This limited edition blend is awesome and you can only get it at White Rose Crafts

Here is the card I made... 

I cut the shaker portion out on my Scan N Cut 2 by Brother leaving the top portion in for the sentiment.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Fresh Peony stamp set from stampendous. I added that cute little silver bow to the bottom and I wish I could say I made it but I received it in a RAK from a wonderful friend!  

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Big Scary Dragon...

Hiya crafty peeps, today I am up on the Doodles Paper Playground blog featuring a new Sparkle Blend! Here is my make...
 This blend is just in time for Spring and St. Patrick's Day!  These green cuties are called Good Luck Charm and are available only at White Rose Crafts LLC.  

This fun blend featuring various shades of green, gold and whites paired with cute little tubes, shamrocks and horse shoes. Great embellishments for your next project.  Don't forget to stop by DPP Instagram page and the Facebook page for news and more inspiration!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Fueled by Sparkle Blends

EK Gorman, DPP 2.19 b

So this post has been in the works for a while now, but I am finally excited it has come to fruition.  I have the honor of guest designing over at Doodle's Paper Playground using their sparkle blend sequin mixes.  Who am I...well I'm EK Gorman from the tiny little blog ekgorman designs.

For the past year, Sparkle Blends have been the primary sequins I have used, so trust me when I say I am excited to writing this post today.

Now, I am not the world's greatest shaker card maker, however, every once in a while I like to dabble in them, and today is no exception.  I wanted to try and create what could be called a clean and simple shaker card, and I don't think I was too far off the mark. 

EK Gorman, DPP 2.19 a

I started by stamping out my card using some expresso Memento ink and the Bo Bunny Cup of Joe stamp set.  Then using my xacto knife, I cut out the bits in the middle of the coffee cups.

EK Gorman, DPP 2.19 c

Again I am not an expert of making shaker cards, so I am going to let someone wiser than me explain how to make the back of the card to make it so your card can shake. 

EK Gorman, DPP 2.19 d

But I do want to let you know that I filled my cups with my favorite coffee blend of Sparkle Blend mixes, the Ginger Bread Man blend.

EK Gorman, DPP 2.19 e

I hope you are as excited as I am about this guest designing spot.  Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Sparkle Blend Mix of all time is.  Until then, happy crafting.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Stuck On You

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a puny card.

I know that we can always tell those we care about how 
we feel about them throughout the year. We can even do it in a puny way. 

I created this using the New Released Mardi Gras Sparkle Blend. 

A bright, joyous combination of purple, green and gold sequins in finishes ranging from 
matte to holographic, speckled with stars, golden confetti and sliced Fimo feathers 
in coordinating shades. This blend will be useful far beyond its namesake.

I stamped the cacti with Versafine Onyx Black onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored the images with Arteza Real Brush Markers. I finished them off with a bit of Gellyroll Gold Gel Pen. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! 

Be sure to tag us Doodles Paper Playground on social media 
if you create a project with our Sparkle Blends.
 All of our Sparkle Blends can be purchased on the 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dude, Let's Celebrate

Greetings! Alison here. Today I am sharing a card that features the new "Mardi Gras Parade" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, along with 2 of the "Sweet Treats" stamps from Stampendous.
 I stamped the ice cream cone and doughnut  repeatedly all over my background with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. Then I used Koi Watercolors to paint them. I mixed a few of the colors myself, like the pistachio ice cream and the frosting on the doughnut. That's always something I love to do, no matter the medium. I used some "Crushed Grapes" Nuvo Drops on the pistachio ice cream to add a bit of shine and dimension beyond the sequins I was going to add.
 The "Mardi Gras Parade" Sparkle Blend is filled with shades of purple, green, and gold. It even has glitter sequins and day-glow sequins! As perfect as it is for Mardi Gras, don't pigeon hole it for just that purpose. It will work for many occasions. You can see some of the beautiful colors in the Blend in my photo above.
 For my sentiment, I used the totally rad "Dude" die set from Simon Says Stamp and CZ Designs. I say "dude" all the time, so this die is perfect for me. And I love the font. I paired my die cut with a sentiment that is also from Simon, called "Tiny Words," which I heat embossed in white on black cardstock. I inked up my card base with the direct-to-paper technique with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide.

I love how this cheery card turned out. Clearly it's for a celebration, but I kept it non-specific so that it could work for many things. And I like that it can be for anyone. I think that even just a sprinkle of Sparkle Blends has an impact, so don't forget to look beyond the shaker! If you'd like to see what else is in the "Mardi Gras Parade" Sparkle Blend, please visit White Rose Crafts LLC, as they are the exclusive retailer. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, February 15, 2019

February Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello Doodle Fans! Its time for another exciting release blog hop! 

We’ve got 6 brand new blends to share with you this month: Cozy, Storm Cloud, Good Luck Charm, Mardi Gras Parade, Birthstone Collection: February - Amethyst and Birthstone Collection: March - Aquamarine. We just know you’re going to find some sparkle to love! 

To see detailed descriptions of each of the February 2019 Sparkle Blends release, check out our release blog post!

This month we have a variety of beautiful new blends to choose from! Do you have a favorite? In honor of Valentine's Day week, comment your favorite Feb blend below for a chance to win a package of Conversation Hearts from our December release. 


Our talented Divas have created some wonderful inspiration for you! Check out the sneak peeks, then click on the links and hop along with us. Don't forget to leave some comment love! Happy Valentine's Day!

                  Doodles Paper Playground <-- You are Here

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Grand Prize: One person who comments on all posts will win mini packages of all 6 of our February Release Sparkle Blends!

3 Door Prizes: 3 commenters, across all blog posts, will receive one randomly selected, full size package of Sparkle Blends from the December Release!

1 Valentine's Day(ish) Prize - 1 commenter on the original DPP hop post will receive one full size package of our Conversation Hearts Sparkle Blend!

Rules: Must be at least 18 to enter. Open internationally. No purchase necessary. All entries must be received by 11:59pm, EST, Monday, February 18, 2019. Winners will be drawn by February 20, 2019 and posted here on the blog and Facebook. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes by emailing their Address to Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeit and new winners will be drawn. Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Blogger or any of its entities. 
Good Luck!


If you're ready to start shopping, please head on over to White Rose Crafts LLC, the exclusive retailer for Sparkle Blends--and remember, as always, each of the new release blends are limited edition--so if you love one, get it now, before they're gone!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!


I started with my shaker element on this card.
I used Lawn Fawns How You Bean set for this little jar.
I stamped and cut all my pieces, added the acetate 
and a double layer of foam tape.

I added my sequins, put it all together, added a label and a little color

I heat embossed the sentiment on the base panel and used some
 Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry on the quilted panel.

Time for assembly!

Then I added additional sequins to the front of the card.

On this card I used  Doodles Paper Playground 
Conversation Hearts Sparkle Blend.

I used the bigger hearts in the mix to make a shaker dashboard for my A6 TN planner.

I love it!!

There are more great Sparkle Blends and a large assortment 
of items for all your crafty projects over at White Rose Crafts!

There is also a new facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Be Unique...

Hi ya crafty folks, it my turn to share a make over on the Doodles Paper Playground blog today. I am featuring a  cute new Sparkle Blend to add to any project!

This is the first time I have used more than 1 Sparkle Blend on a project. I love making shaker cards and figured why not switch up my usual style. The Sparkle Blends I used are  ( NEW!!) Birthstone Collection March-Aquamarine and the older collection is Flaming Sunset. Both sets are amazing! Lots of sparkle for added dimension is a great way to add that little "extra" to your project. The blends don't just consist of sequins but mini flowers, heart, gems, shapes and so much more. 

As always, these Sparkle Blends are only available at White Rose Crafts LLC! Stop by the Instagram page for more inspiration and our Facebook group to stay connected with all the new happenings!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Just Because Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a simple card to say Just Because to any friend or family member that may need a bit of a pick me up.

I used the soft Spring Fling Sparkle Blend for this card. 
With a beautiful base of pastel pink, lavender, green, light gold & blue, metallic cup sequins and a generous amount of tiny pastel heart confetti, Spring Fling is perfect for all of your spring projects; but we also added a touch of whimsy with pastel colored butterflies and beautiful faceted crystals. 

Now, not every card has to be a shaker. I love shaker cards but, sometimes you just need a quick card to send out to brighten up someone's day.

I used a card kit I had in my stash for a bit along with the
Spring Fling Sparkle Blend of Wink of Stella on the roses
I completed this card.

Enlarged to show the Spring Fling Sparkle Blend  and wink of Stella.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! 

Be sure to tag us Doodles Paper Playground on social media 
if you create a project with our Sparkle Blends.
 All of our Sparkle Blends can be purchased on the