Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blog Candy and Nerissa the Mermaid Card

First, I want to thank all of those who have hung in there with me the last couple of months. My blog took a big hit once I stopped posting everyday...but as of right now, I am back to blogging full time!  I really do appreciate all the time you take to comment and peek at my artwork.  And yes, I appreciate you lurkers just as much!

Tomorrow is gonna be a HUGE day! I'm going to be revealing to all of you what my secret project is. I know you're all gonna just be so excited!  In honor of my reveal, I'm giving out some great blog candy. You have until midnight tonight to guess what my secret project is. It doesn't matter if your guess is right or wrong, I will randomly draw a lucky winner!


So I've had this lovely kit for over a week now...and just getting to inking it!  We've been so busy at work, it's been a long and exhausting week.  But aren't these mermaids from Kraftin Kimmie just darling?!?

Paper: Basic Grey Kioshi
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie
Pearls, CTMH Ribbon, Copics, Nestabilities, and Crystal Stickles

I hope you have a fabulous Saturday and good luck!  I will announce my winner in the morning!

66 comments:

  1. My guess is you make it into DT of American Crafts. Hope I am right, but whatever that this; I am sure it will be great :)

    Hugs,
    Noreen

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  2. My guess is your bringing out your own range of stamps and papers, now that would be really cool.

    Whatever it is, i wish you the best of luck:)
    Suzi
    xxx

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  3. My guess is a "baby." And if not, whatever it is, congratulations either way !!

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  4. I think you are bringing out your own range of stamps too and that would be brilliant it is great to see you back sory I don't get here as much as I should. I love your creations and this mermaid is gorgeous I am trying to stop myself from buying this kit as don't really have the money but am soooo tempted :D
    Thank ou for a chance to win some yummy candy and I can't wait to see what your news is.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  5. Haha! I love Cindy's guess - now that is a lifetime project! :D Sparkle, whatever it is that you do I know it will be a huge success due to your attention to detail and likeability!!! Hugs!!!

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  6. Hmmmmmm.....Cindy took my guess! (wink, wink) You're going have fun with it, I'm sure!!! Looking forward to the big reveal! *Ü*

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  7. I am on the same wave length as some of the others, I think you are bringing out your own line of stamps.

    Can't wait to find out.

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  8. Ok my guess is you're pregnant? A little Sparkle?!? :) or you're opening your own littlle shoppe.
    Whatever it is I know it's going to b good! Can't wait to hear!!
    Hugs!!

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  9. Your card is lovely. The colors are wonderful and I just love the image. As for your secret project....hmmmm I have no idea *LOL* My guess would be that you created something for a major magazine publication.

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  10. Are you starting your own line of stamping supplies?? You have a wonderful sense of style and coordination, so that would be incredibly fun!

    Awesome coloring on this beach babe!!

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  11. You do such great work, I know you will be a designer for a company! I cant wait to find out what your new adventure is! Thank you for the time you put into your blog and for sharing all your yummy creations with us!

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  12. My guess is youb are starting your own online business. Great card.

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  13. love the card!! I just won this stamp and it's my first mermaid... I wasn't sure about them at first but I can't wait to ink it up!! :)

    hehehe... a mini Sparkle... too cute!! But I have a feeling you'll be quite busy enough without an adorable little rugrat to chase around as well. ;) I'm excited for the big reveal, but even MORE excited to hang out with you in a few days, hurray!! :D

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  14. OMGood grief... after reading some of the responses, I'm sitting here giggling and thinking "I have no idea!". But whatever it is, I'm sure it will be wonderful! :)

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  15. So nice card! Love the color combo and the image. TFS I think you are going to have your own line of stamps. If is not that. What ever it is, big congrats either way!!! I'm sure you are going to be successful. Hugs :)

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  16. Your card is super cute. I love those Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.

    There's been lots of wild guesses here. I can't wait until tomorrow to hear what the big project is.

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  17. I originally thought baby, but it's been in the works for a long time, so I'm not sure. I'm hoping your own line of stamping and scrapping supplies (although my bank account hopes not) :)

    I agree that whatever you are up to has got to be fabulous!

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  18. ADORABLE, love your stitching. Secret project, how FUN, can't wait.

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  19. Fabulous card! I love it. That image is just so stinkin' cute! Is your big project a craft room redo?

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  20. I seriously have no idea. At first I thought a baby, but since you love books so much, maybe you wrote a book? Whatever it is, I can't wait to find out! Your Kraftin' Kimmie card is ADORABLE!!! I love those new images, and definitely need to get a couple:)

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  21. I read through these comments and feel silly I wasn't thinking crafty in any way! lol I was thinking baby all along, and think that would be fun! good luck with whatever it is!!

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  22. Your card is just darling, colored beautifully as always. I've been thinking baby all along, since you mentioned a secret project! But it may be something crafty, not too sure now. Either way, I wish you all the best on your secret project. Can't wait to find out tomorrow what it is!

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  23. As always I love your card! My first thoughts were the same as everyone else...either baby or a line of stamps. Whatever it is, I'm excited to hear about it tomorrow!

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  24. I love your card, I was on the fence about these but now I'm thinking maybe...

    I agree, a baby Sparkle would be just adorable, but I don't think that is is! LOL I can't wait for your big reveal tomorrow! :D

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  25. Girl - you're always so good at what you do that I know you'll be successful in whatever it is! I'm thinking a new business or a new baby. I can't wait to see what it is. Best of wishes!!!

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  26. Well...all the good guesses are taken...I was thinking stamps, but the baby sounds like a good reason to stop blogging for a while...maybe you're having twins and you were too sick??? Whatever it is congrats and I'll try to not lurk as much LOL

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  27. Hmm. When you first announced a secret project months ago - my first thought was 'baby'. But now I'm thinking along the lines of the others - some type of online business launch . . . your own stamps, etc. Whatever it is - can't wait to hear! And glad you are back to more blog posting too! Look forward to seeing more from you!

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  28. Gorgeous mermaid, Sparkle! Your coloring is awesome!
    Hmmm, I'm thinking an online business too, a crafty store of some sorts :) Whatever it is, it's going to be awesome! Congrats and best wishes!
    hugs, margie

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  29. oooh, can't wait to see your project. I'm gonna guess it's a scrapbook album?
    What yummy candy!
    x

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  30. hmm??? Your either joining a new stamping design team or maybe baby? Oh Sparkle whatever it is it is probably great and you'll do a great job at it.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Jessica

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  31. My guess is that you are a new DT member, of what company I don't know. Either way can't wiat to see.
    G

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  32. Oh I love your mermaid card - perfect choice of papers with this beautifully coloured image (as always)! As for your secret project - of course my guesses are in line with everyone else's - but I'm leaning towards something artsy - something "design-y". Can't wait to find out what it is!

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  33. Sparkle, I am so glad you are blogging more - it's my daily "fix"!! I have been a fan for so long from your CTMH art board days. I think your secret will be some kind of business venture.....I can't wait to find out!! I feel like a kid on Christmas Day .......so excited to find out :) Good luck with whatever it may be and keep on blogging! Hugs,
    Ruth

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  34. Super cute card! I think I know the answer, but I am keeping mum as promised! (You don't have to enter me in the drawing, because of my knowledge - I just wanted to say cute card and couldn't resist being a know-it-all!) :-)Traci

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  35. Super cute card! Love it!
    I'm thinking you're going to open your own store full of all the gorgeous supplies you love to use! :)

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  36. Haha, group think is so funny. I've wondered all along if it was a baby...but now that everyone else is saying your own stamp line, I'm leaning that way. However, I do have to agree with those before me who have said that no matter what the surprise is, I can't wait to see what it is and am wishing you the best of luck!

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  37. I have no idea on your secret project, but whatever it is, hope it's a huge success!!
    Fabulous card, so fun!

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  38. Hmm, lots of great goodies there, and I am truly stumped on what your secret project is . . . I would take a stab that you are going to be senior DT member of another AWESOME DT?!

    Kel

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  39. adorable Sparkle!

    Huge??? Has to be your own line of stamps!!! Can't wait for the big reveal!

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  40. Super cute card, Sparkle! So looking forward to the big reveal *wink*!! Hugs, Sem x

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  41. MRS. Sparkle Smith!!! Has the time come to start up your own business/line of stamps?! HUGS All the best and can't wait to hear the exciting news.

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  42. You're going to open up your own restaurant... umm you're going to be on a reality show!?!? ;) Whatever it may be, best of luck! I can't wait =)

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  43. I'm not begin to even venture a guess, as I'm not good at guessing. Your card is gorgeous and I apologize for being more of a lurker of late and not commenting.

    Can't wait until tomorrow!

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  44. I thought baby early on, but now I think it has been too long and you say you are back to blogging full time again, so being a Mom, I don't think that is it. Are you going to be a designer for a national card company, like Hallmark or Carlson??? Now that would be BIG!
    terrieinaz

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  45. How exciting! :)

    I'm guessing you'll be teaching an online class...teaching us how you make those fabulous cards!:)

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  46. Two Guesses? Hmmmm maybe a BABY?? :) Or you are coming out with your own line of stamps!!!

    Best of luck in whatever your new venture is!!!

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  47. Hmmmm...something huge and something you have been working on for a looooong time....your own challenge blog, your own stamp line, your own team of designers...
    Whatever it is, I am sure it's going to be a success!!

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  48. I know the answer - so I won't spoil it for others... hehe! But just wanted to say that I <3 your blog and I <3 you! :)

    Looking forward to our next Chicas night.

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  49. I say family album - because that is what I just finished doing LOL! Looking forward to this much anticipated secret project and all your other future projects as well.

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  50. i don't really have a clue...but...maybe a stamp line?
    i love your blog :D

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  51. My guess is you are starting a "sparkle" stamp line.

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  52. Wow, I love all of the guesses. I going with the "baby announcement" as your big project!

    Love this mermaid image and your card, colours and design....as always!

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  53. Welcome, Back! I always look forward to seeing what you are working on. I am guessing you are coming out with your own line of stamps, inks and papers. (Although, I am secretly hoping that you are going to announce that you have been preparing for the arrival of a little Sparkle!)

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  54. Hi Sparkle! I've been waiting to hear your secret for months now and I'm so excited to finally know what it is for sure! My "offical" guess is that you are coming out with your own line of stamps and/or products! And if my guess is right, they will be more then an awesome addition to the crafting world! Whatever is it, best of luck! =)

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  55. So EXCITED for you and the "dream"/secret project's unveiling!!! :) Wishing you the BEST!

    Smiles,
    Lori

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  56. I am guessing stamp line but Jenns guess sounds exciting as well, I have been waiting to see the new room in the new house!

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  57. Omgosh! That's funny, a secret project and people guess baby! Hahaha ...I hope a baby wouldn't be considered a project to you :) .....I would think it has to be something crafty related..I hope..should be fun to find out :) I love the color combo you used for your card..very pretty
    Mandy

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  58. Hi, gorgeous card as usual! Hmm secret project - could be you're joining a new DT team, maybe Kraftin' Kimmie? Whatever it is, I wish you all the best with it.
    Hugs
    Marisa

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  59. well, number 1, love your card..oh sooo sweet!!

    #2...hmmm...I'm hoping your starting a stampy venture...you'd be great at it and heck, I could get free shipping..LOL.

    Can't wait to find out!

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  60. I think I know!! :)

    Congrats to you, Sparkle!

    hugs,
    Elaine

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  61. Are you preparing to publish a book?

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  62. Love that mermaid! And the colors are so perfect! I'm going to guess that your teaching online classes? Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

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  63. I missed the candy never mind, but a gorgeous card, and different from you - because we are normally used to seeing a6 cards.

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  64. The mermaid card is so cute Sparkle and I think you really needed the stamp therapy after a busy day, lol
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  65. Sparkle congratualtions on your new venture i know its going to be such a fantastic success, your stamps are adorable
    love tasha xx

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  66. Oh...she is so darling and so's your card! Congrats again!

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