Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions.....GRAND OPENING HOP!!!

Welcome to the Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Grand-Opening Hop!
Our friend and my crafty bestie Beckie from Just B Creative Crazy is starting a new chapter in her crafty world...She is opening up her own online store and she gathered a few of her crafty friends to help introduce you all to her new adventure.
The Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions store focuses mainly on brads and eyelets. However, it does have a few other crafty notions that you can't live without, along with being very proud to carry May Arts ribbon.
As you hop along, each stop will be showcasing items that can be found in the 
NEW Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions online store.

You should be coming from the Sparkly Sweet Blog, which is the start of the hop, if not head on back so you don't miss anything!! 

Now onto my projects....
For my first project, Beckie sent me this adorable Jumbo Paperclip and asked me to decorate it for the hop. As I was trying to figure out what to make with it, it came to me that I am always looking for bookmarks and these jumbo paper clips would be PERFECT!
So using some wool felt from my stash, the Flower Petal Dies and the Stitched Leaves Dies from My Creative Time, my glue gun, a button from my stash and some May Arts Jute, I came up with this! Very girly and pretty, but without much to get in the way of the book and/or get destroyed from overuse. I can see making more of these...especially one for my MIL who is a HUGE reader!! What about as a teacher's gift..right?? 
Item's you will find in the Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Store
  • jumbo paper clip 
  • May Arts Jute
For my next project I wanted to make a card following this week's Mojo Monday Sketch, as well as using some different items that you will find in the Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Store.
Here is my monochromatic Halloween card....
Following the sketch, which I will post at the bottom of this, I  started my card using some Kraft Card stock, cream cardstock and designer paper from Jillibean Soup~Country Pumpkin Chowder. After cutting out all my pieces using my cameo, I went about putting my card together.  I did use my drippy goo border punch (just thought the card needed something in between the designer paper and the cream paper). I of course added some machine stitching to my card and then stamped the sentiment and that adorable pumpkin using My Creative Time~Treats for My Sweets stamp set.  Finally for my embellishments I used more of that awesome May Arts Jute, some gorgeous Orange May Arts ribbon and an adorable pumpkin sparkly brad.
Item's you will find in the Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Store
  • May Arts Orange Ribbon 
  • May Arts Jute
  • Sparkly pumpkin Brad
What do you think of my projects?? Awesome products that Beckie will be offering up for sale as well right???
Makes you want to go and she is offering up this awesome special....Enjoy the Grand-Opening Sale 8/15 - 8/18
 Save 10% on all purchases plus FREE shipping on all orders $10.00 and up.

!!!  PRIZE ALERT !!!
And what is a hop without a prize?
1 Lucky Hopper will win a sampler pack of May Arts ribbon.
May Arts ribbon sampler includes one-half yard of each pictured.

1. You must comment on every stop of the hop.
2. Share on FB and be sure to tag Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions. +1 entry
3. "Like" Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions on FB and say hi on the page to get your credit. +1 entry
4.  Be a follower of the blog. Comment separately on hop post to get your credit. +1 entry 

You are now off to see what the talented
has to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!!
Here's the full line up in case you get lost along the way.
Sparkly Sweet Blog 
Jessica ~ ME~
Jessica B 
Donna K 
Entering the card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday~ Sketch

The Pink Elephant~ Orange
Die Cutting Divas~ Orange and White
Simon Says~ Monochromatic
Just Be Creative Crazy~Just Because Linky Party
DL Art~ Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes
Sunday Funday~ Linky Party


  1. Oh my aren't you the busy bee, lol The paperclicp uses as a bookmark is just brilliant and I can see me getting these in the near future for I would love to make christmas ones to send along with my Christmas cards! Thanks for a fantastic idea! Congrats to Sparkly Sweets Crafty Notions and I am wishing they do spectacular on their new adventure.
    I love your monochromatic card!!!! love the drip boarder..big hugs

  2. I was just at the Sparkly Sweet Blog and nothing has started yet so maybe I can come back later and play!

  3. Beautiful Creations. I just love that Paperclip Bookmark so Beautiful. Hope you have an Awesome Day my Friend.

  4. how pretty is that paperclip.. totally love it..

  5. 1. Love the book mark - great idea!

    2. Love this card, the colour, design and wonderful embellishments. Fabulous.

    3. Have a great day :-) LOL!

  6. You're projects are phenomenal!!!! I just love them both. You're so super amazingly talented. Thanks so much for being an awesome friend foremost, and being a part of this new venture too! Hugs my friend!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  7. Wow, Jess! You rocked both these projects! Can't wait to see whar everyone else has done on this hop!

  8. Loving this card. Great ribbon and the patterns are so fun. Glad you could play with DCD

  9. Adorable card...super cute paper clip!

  10. Both projects are stunning! SO artsy! Love 'em! TFS!

  11. What a fabulous card and adorable paper clip! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  12. ahhhhh cuteness overload! your card is stunning. LOVE that ribbon! and the paper clip is so cute and adorable! i think i have a pack of those large gold ones somewhere. i should find them!

  13. What a FABULOUS paper clip for a bookmark! Love the fun wool flowers and your right, this would make an awesome Teacher gift!
    The card is so fun Jessica! Your stitching always looks so amazing! The papers are great, the drippy gooey border looks awesome and the ribbon just pops! The pumpkin is fabulous too!!
    Always inspired by your work!
    Sherrie K

  14. Jessica - I love that darling flower on your bookmark! Fab job on that spooky-cute card, too!
    BOO <<< the card said to say that! LOL
    So happy to be a part of this wonderful hop with you! Crafty Peacock Hugs Sweet Blend!

  15. Wow! I love the flower on the bookmark! What a clever idea! Your card is awesome! I love all the stitching and the goo border!

  16. Oh my gosh, your projects are absolutely fabulous!! I love, love how you decorated the paper clip!! The flowers are gorgeous!! And your card is so beautiful!! I love the drippy goo punch - I've wanted it since last Halloween and still haven't gotten it yet :/ The design is so fabulous!! Love the pumpkin and stitching!! Amazing projects as always my friend!! So happy to be hopping with you today :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Aw...what a sweet pumpkin card! Too cute. And I like how you used the pumpkin on top of the twine bow...great idea!

  18. Beautiful projects. Love the bookmark. TFS

  19. Lovely projects Jessica!! I don't know whick one I like the most... they are BOTH so awesome... but you have definately inspired me witht the paperclip since I am in a book mark swap!! Thank so much for sharing :)

  20. Beautiful paperclip. Love the layered flower. Your card is spooky cute. 2 more fabulous projects.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  21. Great projects. I love the paperclip. Such a great idea. Your pumpkin card is way neat. The brad is adorable.

  22. Love the girly clip! What a beautiful way to decorate it Jessica! I love love the sweet card for Halloween! That brad is too cute!

  23. Love this card! Looks awesome and that paper clip is soo cute!!



  24. Love both your projects!!!
    Laura D.

  25. Love what you did with the paperclip.. And your card is fabulous.. I love these hops and all the talent to goes with them.


  26. I love the paper clip I am partial to GOLD- the card is adorable and not too spooky I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.

  27. Fabulous paper clip/book mark creation Jessica. I love those felt flowers, the colors are so soft and pretty, perfect for the person who reads actual books these days vs. an electronic book. Your pumpkin card is darling as well. I love the gentle orange vs something so stark for a change of pace. The sentiment and yummy embellishments are a perfect match. So glad I was able to hop with're such an inspiration!
    ~Donna K

  28. VERY cute, Jessica. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  29. That bookmark is a great idea. I think I have a huge paperclip that I could make one. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Cheri - John 3:16

  30. So stinking cute!!! I have a bunch of those paper clips! Thanks for reminding me of them!!! I'm thinking I'm going to make a back to school gift with them!!! LOVE that you put a felt flower on top! SUPER cute!!! Thanks for linking up to Every Day is an Occasion!!! Smiles, Jill

  31. Such an adorable card!! Love it! Too sweet!! Love the paper clip too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  32. They are both adorable!! Awesome projects!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,

  33. Great idea for big paper clip. It makes a gorgeous bookmark. I'm digging the Halloween card. It is so pretty with all the orange. Love the ribbon and the cute pumpkin brad, too.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  34. I'm sure it's o.k. that I pinned your BOO card to my boards...gotta love the simplicity of the design!! Cute paperclip as well. Thanks for sharing your projects.
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  35. Love the paper clip Jessica and the Halloween card looks great, I picked up some of that ribbon!!

  36. Fabulous projects, Jessica! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

  37. What a cute card! I really like all the details you included. I love the paperclip too. I need to make more of these. I'd forgotten about them. Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

  38. This is just too cute...Wonderful idea! Thanks for blessing us with a great project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  39. Darling bookmark and love your sweet Boo card!!! Just an awesome take on the sketch!!!!