Saturday, 10 July 2010

Sparkle Creations: Grand Opening BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Grand Opening blog hop for Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!

Today is an exciting day as we're releasing 8 new darling stamps! And we're giving away a ton of prizes! One lucky person will win the grand prize of all 8 images.  There are also 5 single stamp prizes hidden, so make sure you comment on everyone's blogs! You will have until midnight Eastern time to comment and the winners will be announced on the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps blog.

If you'd like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from the amazingly talented Donna's blog, then please pop on over to the beginning of the hop at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.

So for my Grand Opening Blog Hop card, I decided to use the adorable Cupcake Ruby stamp. I paired her with some Basic Grey 'Nook & Pantry' 6x6 paper - initially I intended to use the actual cupcake paper that comes in this pad, but after colouring her, I decided these papers went best (and of course I got to use my favourite colour orange, hee hee!):

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I used some SU Kraft card as the base together with some Core'dinations ColorCore 'Roasted Pepper' cardstock (my very last piece - *sob* because I can't find anymore!).  I also used the fab Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White on either side of the sentiment to make different sized pearls! 

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I've followed Jo's fabulous sketch for this week's Sketch Saturday challenge #101.

Sparkle will be offering free standard shipping for all orders over $25 for the weekend (til midnight EST Sunday), and the code is FREESHIP.

So now it's time for you to hop on over to the fabulous Rachel's blog ... but remember to leave me a comment first if you want to be included in the prize draws!! ;o)

Thanks for hopping along with us today! 

Hugs,

75 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love how you coloured Ruby!

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  2. Your coloring is awesome! I love the close up shot! Yum! A cupcake that huge would be heavenly!

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  3. Beautiful job,I love the colors and the DP.

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  4. just adorable I am so excited about these stamps

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  5. my favorite so far!!! Love your blog too

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  6. So sweet! Love how you colored her hair! Nice job!

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  7. wow, your coloring is AMAZING!!! love this!

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  8. Love the colors you used for your card!!

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  9. Very cute! This is too cute, the ribbon is a nice touch!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the ribbon detail. :-)

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  11. Amazing ! Such inspiration in this blog hop . TFS ! The stamps are a definite must for my collection :-)

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  12. Hi Simonne! I love your coloring of this sweet Ruby! Gorgeous card as always!

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  13. love your designs and colours especially!
    Always been a fan of Aki art. Cool that her stuff can be used by creative people like yourselves as stamps!

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  14. beautiful card....fab colouring of cupcake Ruby and your DP is matching so well!!!....love the pearls at both sides of the sentiment!
    xxx Margreet

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  15. I really like this image a lot. Beautiful card!

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  16. Wow, your coloring is super awesome ... TFS!

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  17. What a sweet card and I love your colouring.

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  18. These colors are so scrumptious with her! And your coloring is divine!

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  19. Beautiful coloring of Ruby.

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  20. beautiful! love how you colored her! these images are fabulicious!

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  21. I love the way coloured her! especially her hair!

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  22. Another fabulous card. Love the colours

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  23. Your coloring is amazing! Fantastic card!

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  24. What a beautiful card Sem,i love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  25. Very cute image, and great coloring too! Thanks for showing during the hop! And for a chance to win.

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  26. This is sooooo wonderful, Simonne!!
    So love that image, it is gorgeous!!
    Hugs from Maya

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  27. I think this stamp is my fav. Great coloring too:)

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  28. Love the image and how you creatively put it together. So adorable.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  29. Mmmmm, yummy card! Love your papers, and off course your Ruby image!! ;)
    Hugs, Randi WS

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  30. Pretty card, I love your coloring and how you used your embellishments!

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  31. Gasp!!! You had me at Cupcake! How freaking cute is she. Love it all.

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  32. Your card is so warm and lovely.

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  33. The life & vivacity you have coloured into this image is delightful. Love her hair. That chevron patterned paper is amazing paired with the other too. Very very interesting.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  34. Wow - I can honestly say that your colouring is incredible! You've done a wonderful job with this image.

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  35. Too cute for words!!! Love it!!

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  36. OH I just LOVE this image! Loev the colors you chose!

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  37. Love your coloring the card is just to cute.

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  38. Your cards is the sweetest thing! I love how you colored the Cupcake Ruby!

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  39. Sem this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is outstanding and love the design/layout of your card Beautiful work hun! Happy Blog Hop Day!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  40. Love the ribbon & pearl accents...amazing colouring job on the image as well!

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  41. Fantastic coloring job - thanks for sharing closeup.
    DianeL
    loyaz1@wbhsi.net

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  42. Your colouring is lovely! And I love those 3 little ribbons with the pearls! TFS

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  43. Her hair looks SO real!! Fab colouring job.

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  44. I love that Basic Grey paper! GREAT card!

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  45. Lovely Simonne, as always! The coloring/shading is perfect. This is the 2nd cupcake card i've seen today and I seriously want to get one now. grrr

    Sharon

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  46. Love your blog Sem...added it to my blogroll!! Your coloring is awesome!! Can't wait to ink up my new Sparkle images!! :)

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  47. Sem,
    Your Cupcake Ruby card is great.

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  48. Orange is my fav. color too - and you have used it beautifully on this card!!

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  49. Beautiful card Sem. Your colouring is always amazing, but look at her hair!! That's truly awesome!
    Loving the little ribbons with the pearls.
    Love Elaine :)

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  50. Your coloring is amazing and the choice of paper colors is perfect. Congrats on being chosen for Sparkle's first DT. By the way your blog header is gorgeous.

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  51. Wow Simonne! Your coloring is terrific! The detail in Ruby's hair and the halo on the candle are awesome!

    Congrats on being part of Sparkle's DT!

    <3 Jenn

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  52. This is fantastic to say the least! Beth aka BR-T

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  53. Adorable! Love your colouring!

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  54. This would just be so perfect for my daughters upcoming birthday. So adorable.

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  55. This looks AMAZING, Sem!!! I adore your coloring and that image is so sweet:)

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  56. Sem this looks AWESOME sweetie, WOW I LOVE these colors and the way you colored her is PERFECT! LOVIN how you did your ribbon too, just brillant!

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  57. Sooooo adorable - thanks for showing off Sparkle's stamps so beautifully!

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  58. How darling Sem!! I love that image and of course your coloring rocks!! Gorgeous!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  59. Love the card! The sweet image, coloring and such wonderful dps!

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  60. You totally rock! The hair is out of this world well the whole image is! Love the card :)

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  61. Oh WOW...........I love your coloring!! It is just so lovely!! Great colors too!!

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  62. WOWZER!! your coloring is absolutly stunning!
    Awesome,sweet image and perfect used of matching d/p!
    FAB card!

    Paola
    SCS:Sama

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  63. I love how you colored Ruby. The shading is awesome! TFS!

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  64. Oh your card is just beautiful, love it.

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Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x