Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop - AT THE BEACH

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
AT THE BEACH Blog Hop!!!
If you arrived here by way of Shona Erlenborn's blog
and her amazing creations, then you are in the right place. 
If not, you may want to go back to the beginning
so you don't miss anything.  The full line-up will be listed.

Here in sunny Arizona it's been over 100 degrees already. 
We're always in beach mode!
I know for some of you in the cold, cold areas - it seems as if
summer will never arrive.  We've decided to try and help
you get in the mood for summer fun...
Last hop I did a travel scrapbook album and decided to do a smaller
at the beach version.  No photos this time, as I used the fun 
Beach Babes Stamp Set 473 for my album and I have grandsons,
not granddaughters - so left it blank for your imagination.

The album was created using Stampin' Up DP and the album cover
used the cardboard piece that comes in the DP package.
The album is 6" x 11" - scored in at 5" on each side.
If you Google Back to Back Bookbinding - you should
find a fabulous U-tube video from Heidi Swapp.
I decorated the cover using Sparkle N Sprinkle's 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.
Check out the Tips & Techniques section on their website
for instructions on Glitter Masking.
The Hibiscus is from Stamp Set 451 - Hummingbirds & Flowers and
is highlighted using Orchid Rose Velvet Glitter from SNS.
Without further ado - meet Olive, Penny & Molly.
Here's Molly!

Here's Penny!

Here's Olive!
The photo and image panels are made with
Spellbinder's Labels 28 dies.
The girls and the hibiscus are colored with my trusty Copic markers
and highlighted with various shades of SNS Velvet and Ultra Fine
Glitters as well as a variety of Mudd Puddles Beach Glasses & Sands.
The phrases in the circles are layered onto cardstock that was
covered with 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and punched out with
a scalloped punch and covered with Luau Green Velvet Glitter
Check the gallery for full instructions and products used
if you'd like more info.
Hope you enjoyed my little album as much
as I enjoyed creating it!

Here's the design team list
Donna Ellis  *  Marie Berquist  *  Cindy Keogh  *  Barbara Bruder
Keri Brown  *  Cammy Vietzke  *  Karin Martin  *  Brigita Skopas
Jackie Smith  *  Dawn Bennett  *  Karalee Ingram  *  Anne Temple
April Williams  *  Shona Erlenborn  *  Brenda Smalle (that's me :O)
Don't forget - to be eligible for prizes you
must leave a comment on each and every
designer's blog.  The hop runs for two days
so lots of time to get those comments in.
Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 11 -
don't forget to check back to see if you won!
If you see something you want to check out further,
here's the link the SNS website :


  1. What a delightful little booklet, Brenda! Sweet colors, wonderful embellishments, and darling little characters. Love the softness on your card and the assortment of mud puddles you have used - really pretty! hugs, de

  2. Brenda what a cute idea, a little book with the beach babes. Awesome.Like the Mudd Puddles accents, makes it look like they are really there.This is sweet.

  3. This is super cute! I love all the detail and the colors are fantastic!

  4. What a terrific little album! It's so cute! Love the variety of Mudd Puddles.

  5. Brenda, this album is so cute! You did a great job on it!

  6. Fabulous album, love your "girls" , love the coloring job and all the details on your album!

  7. Another fantastic album. Your little girls are so sweet and colored so perfectly. The Mudd Puddles look great.

  8. Love your album - a perfect memory of the beach!

  9. Brenda,
    LOVELY!! I love your coloring and the designer paper is just the perfect touch. (I love polka dots too). :) Your choice of colors are just perfection.

  10. How cute is this! Perfect summer-time colors, and the beach babes are adorable.

  11. Wow, I like your booklets designed with a cute girl picture. Beautiful design. You have given complete details about materials needed! Nice once again!

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  12. Brenda, I love the album. Just perfect for a day...or a the beach! Not overdone, just perfect!

  13. How clever of you to use all three bathing beauties! The are all so sweet and I adore the addition of the Mudd Puddles! Perfect embellishment on this beach themed creation!

  14. What a great idea for a Day at the Beach for a little girl. These little girls are adorable. Love the papers you used and of course the Mudd Puddles. It appears they've been on most designers' minds on this hop!! I adore how you did each of the little sayings too. Super job Brenda!

  15. What a cute litte min album with the beach babes. Love it. and the mudd puddles. They are so much fun to play with!!

  16. What a cute album. The girls are cute. Great job!

  17. Always love your cards. My fav of these is number one. Simple and elegant. Great coloring.

  18. Color and style are very good. The little girls are so cute.
    Keep creating.

  19. how super Amazing are your cards the stamp set is so cute. love the details and the colors the layering is Amazing.Love the added collection of shells and bling at the feet of the little girls brings back so many memories. thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  20. Girls are super cute, nice cards and details.


  21. Very cute album, any little girl would love it. Great use of the glitter and coloring of the beach beauties. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Your mini album is so beautiful and I love love love those little girl cards!

  23. It's so nice to see an album. Cute stamps.

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  25. Lovely album! Those "beach babes" are adorable. Wonderful embellishments on all three of them.

  26. Love the elegant card and the cute little gals.
    Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

  27. These are wonderfully done.

  28. Wonderful end to my very first Blog Hop. Enjoyed everyone's hard work!

  29. What a fun album! Great stamps and I love the little shells on the pages. very cool.

  30. What an adorable mini-album! Love all the details you added and the cuties in that stamp set!

  31. This mini-album is totally adorable. I love the mud puddles and the textures they give.

  32. How cute is this!!!! You did a wonderful job coloring and accenting each image.

  33. Nice album. Like the pink and green combo. Thank you.

  34. Oh my, that is a cute little album! What a great way to feature the beach theme! Those mud puddles have such nice texture to them & really bring more to the project. What a nice way to end the blog hop!

  35. Each of your pages would also make cute cards & that's what I'll do with them. Thanks for the cute ideas,
    Linda Gibb

  36. Cool card I like the girl Olive she is pretty

  37. I did it! I finally navigated through this blog to view each and every beautiful creation from the Sparkle and Sprinkle design team and make comments on every one ... not difficult to make wonderful comments for such a talented team of creative artists. Not sure all will appear as 4 are awaiting approval but hopefully my comments will appear shortly.

    And last but not least, make gorgeous scrapbooks and this is no exception. Love the little ladies each experiencing the beach in their favorite way. The layered scallops on the edge of the cover are eyecatching. Addition of Mudd Puddles adds great dimension and sparkle to beautifully colored beachy images. Thanks for sharing.


  38. The glitter masking technique colors really accent the colorful hibiscus. I like the different choices you made for the "girls" to be standing on.

  39. The way you used the color on the hibiscus definitely makes it the focal point of this beautiful card. And, I love the way you made each of the beach babes unique in the way you choose their frame, but you still tied them together by using the same type of circle medallion. Love them!

  40. What a wonderful fun idea! Love what you did with the "girls". Thank you for sharing.

  41. What a clever idea. This would also make a very cute card. I have a beach babe birthday coming soon!!!!

  42. Such a fun idea. Love the girls, they remind me of my daughters when they were at the beach.

  43. What a cute card luv the girls all decked out in there suits. Great card Brenda thanks for sharing.

  44. So cute. I love mini albums and this one is adorable.

  45. I cant wait to get the beach babes set! I love Olivr's card the best. Sooo cute. What a great iset of cards using the girls.


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