Showing posts with label glitter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label glitter. Show all posts

September 12, 2012

Unity MLS Hip Hop Blog Hop!!!

Hello and thanks for hopping with Unity today. I'm beyond excited to be a part of this hop!!!

We are so pleased to share our new Co-Branded stamps with My Little Shoebox. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog to win one of the fabulous prizes from Unity Stamp Company and My Little Shoebox. Winners will be chosen at random from the participating blogs.

Now if you have been hopping along, you should have hopped here from the FABULOUS Eryn's blog. If not, you gotta check out the whole hop and start at the My Little Shoebox Blog.

For my little creation today, I decided to do some fussy cutting with this super sweet owl and sentiment from the Feelin' Owl-y stamp set. I paired it up with the background stamp Crunch Time (this one is super sweet). All those little leaves are hand colored using Faber Castell Aquarelles and Big Brush pens.

And here is the finished project. Using Prima Papers, The Robins Nest Papers and all that Unity goodness!!!

These My Little Shoebox stamps are super sweet and I've loved working with them. Thank you so much for leaving your comments today, We all appreciate hearing what you have to say.

Now it is time to hop to the next blog, a personal favorite of mine Jen Erickson.  Click the button below to take you right to her amazing and often funny blog!!!

August 2, 2012

Together with Gemstone Glue and Glitter Papers

I have been reorganizing my scrap studio and in the process, was strumming through my Robins Nest products. I was taking in all the glitter and came across a few other papers that I needed to try out so the reorganizing went on hold for a few hours.

For this layout, I used a combination of Classified, Daisy Stripe Teal and Glitter Silver on Cream Swirl papers. I wasn't sure at first how I was going to incorporate these three, but then my brain started racing and out came the Dylusions Ink Sprays. Matches from heaven above. Let's take a look

First I spritzed the Classified paper with a combination of teal, London blue and lemon zest Dylusions sprays. Once dry, I cut out 5 circles and created this amazing flower. A few mini Dew Drops from the Handsome Boy grouping to finish off the center of the flower all adhered to the button with Helmar Gemstone Glue.

I also punched out a bunch of butterflies from the misted paper. I added a few Silver Dew Drops to the layout to give it that finishing touch

It is no secret that I Love The Robins Nest rub-ons. They are so beautiful and easy to work with. I added a wonderful quote from the Time Rub-on Sheet. Perfect for this layout of my husband and I. (I think this is my favorite photo on us so you may have seen it before hehe)

Here is the finished layout with all of these wonderful The Robins Nest products. The papers are perfect for distressing and the glitter on the card stock is so beautiful!!!

That is it for me today. I do have a question for all of you though, What is your favorite butterfly punch? I think I need a few new ones hehe

Until next time

April 22, 2012

Robins Nest Blog Hop- Earth Day

Hello everyone and welcome to the Earth Day Blog hop, featuring all the wonderfully talented designers from The Robins Nest. Today you are going to see some amazing projects all about the earth, up cycling and recycling.

If you just stopped in, please hop on back to the Chattering Robins Blog and start from the beginning. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Terri Sprouls Blog.

Today I have a plaque to share with you that I was just about to throw out. It was a horrible green color and didn't go anywhere in our home. But when our daughter found out what it said, she asked very nicely if I could "craft it up"!!! How could I refuse.

First off, I started by painting the entire surface with White and Black Gesso. Once dried, I added the beautiful Glitter Black and White Swirl paper as well as the pretty pink Princess Card Stock using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

After this, I painted the bottom panel with Glimmer Glam and adorned the entire piece with Petunia Dew Drops. I added a few super sweet chipboard pieces and this trash turned to a treasure for our little girl. Recycle or Up Cycle, she absolutely loves it!

Here is a photo of the finished piece. We saved Mother Nature today a little, by recycling something that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill.

Make sure you leave a comment here today because you could win some goodies from The Robins Nest. Now hop on over to Clare Dempsey's Blog, where you will find a beautiful project as always. The list for the hop order can be found below. Thanks for stopping by today.

Until Next time

March 17, 2012

St Patricks Day Card and Gold Dew Drops

Today is a day filled with leprechauns and gold. A day to give Irish Blessing to others and of course have a pint of green beer or better yet Guinness. Hello everyone and Happy St Patrick's Day to you! I'm here today to share with you a St Patrick's Day card I created using a few beautiful papers from The Robins Nest.

For this card I used a combination of Glitter Gold on Cream Swirl, Glitter Clover Border and Glitter Copper Butterflies papers. I added a smidgen of orange card stock to give that Irish flag flare and finished the card up with a few gold mini dew drops from the Regency minis.

Now you may be asking, where the Glitter Copper Butterflies paper is? The beautiful green damask circle on the top of the card is the b side of this paper. I LOVE IT!!!!

I think the Classic Glitter Swirls papers are so stunning, and really can add a bit of elegance to any project.

Here is the finished card full of Irish wishes and luck.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. i hope your St Patrick's Day is filled with good luck and great memories. Until next time I leave you all with an Irish Blessing

A Wish for a Friend Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

February 18, 2012

The Robins Nest, Helmar and Grandpas

When I was a little girl, I didn't get to know my grandparents very well for they lived across the ocean and that in itself made it difficult. Now with children of our own, I feel blessed that our children get to know their grandparents.

Hello everyone, I'm here today to share with you a layout I created using the Regency collection from The Robins Nest. As soon as I saw this collection in The Robin's Nest store, I knew I had to have it. The rich combinations of burgundies and golds are just magnificent. For this layout I used a few of the Regency papers including Glitter Gold on Cream Swirl, Glitter Vanilla Wedding and Red Lion.I added a little Aged Mahogany distress ink, which was a perfect match, to the layout as well.

I also used the Regency Mini Dew Drops and Helmar Gemstone glue to create a little dimension on the page. Here is a close up for you. I love how the Minis ended up very free form.

Next I fussy cut some of the Glitter Gold on Cream Swirl paper and used the oval Chipboard Shapes piece for one of my favorite rub-ons from The Robin's Nest in the Viva Rub-on Pack. I finished it up with 3 of the Regency Robin's Nest Paper Clips and a Glitter Gold Journaling piece.

And there you have it. A layout of my Dad and my daughter. Memories like these are special, so use some beautiful papers to preserve them. I'd love to know what your favorite Robin's Nest papers are. Take a moment and leave me a comment today.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time


December 6, 2011

A Vintage Noel Card

What can I say, I'm a Timmy fan and his 12 tags of Christmas always gets my attention. So when that first tag came out, I had the perfect piece of canvas goodness to create it with. Hi everyone, I'm here today to share with you my take on Tag 1 this year.

For this card I used the smallest canvas banner and first sprayed it with Vanilla Breeze Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Before it was completely dry, I stamped the banner with a postage stamp I have. The ink ran to really give a vintage feel. LOVE IT!!! Pretty Pretty Pretty I say

I love how easy it is to fold and manipulate these canvas pieces. To create the dimension, I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. This helped lift the folds to give them that height I was looking for.

Isn't the color of that banner sweet? Against all that cool winter colors, it really gives the card a POP. Now take a look at those beautiful silver flower embellishments. The so reminded me of pointsettias, so out they came. They are from Creative Charms and went perfectly on this card. In the Antique Flower Medley pack, there are both gold and silver flowers. YUMMO!!!

One more picture hehe, showing the banner and flower a little closer. You can also see the Glimmer Mist on the foliage too.

The perfect additions to any Vintage card I'm positive. These canvas banners and Vintage Flower Medleys are so pretty to work with and I love how the end result always blows my mind.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Let me know what you think. I adore your comments here on the blog, so don't be shy!!!

Until Next Time


December 3, 2011

Helmar Holiday Hop

If you are looking for the PSA Essential/Cottage Cutz Holiday Hop, please visit this post. Thanks.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey
And some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays so what better way to get your Holiday spirit going than a great Helmar Holiday Hop? Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives.

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Martha’s blog (I adore Miss Martha). If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning. There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

Today I'm sharing with you a Christmas project that I created using Helmar Gemstone Glue and Helmar V2 Vellum Spray. Both of these adhesives are perfect to use for glitter and today, my project shows you how to layer your glitters to create a FANTASTIC look.

To start off with, I painted the wooden stocking with Gesso for a primer. Then I applied Gemstone Glue with a foam brush to the boot part of the stocking. I sprinkle on red Glitter and when that was dry, I did the same thing to the top trim but used Green Glitter.

After the piece was COMPLETELY dry, I took my V2 Vellum Spray and a great mask from Crafters Workshop. I firmly pressed the mask onto the stocking, sprayed with V2, then removed the mask. I finished off the stocking with Silver glitter and a few wonderful embellishments. Here are a few photos for ya to swoon over...

 Here is a close up so you can really see how amazing the Gemstone Glue and V2 Vellum Spray work together to create this layered glitter piece.

To decorate the stocking I used some great metal pieces from FabScraps. I cut the petals of the metal flower and bent them up to give more dimension.

And the tag is from Elle's Studio. I used the same Crafters Workshop mask on it to creat a fluid piece. I'm just smitten with this one!!!

Now wasn't that a TRIP!!??!! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure you leave a comment on every blog along the hop. There are a few prizes out there and I'm offering up a Christmas goodie basket to one lucky commenter. Now head on back to the Helmar Blog to leave your final comment.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey
And some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys
And goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer
Really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said
Many times, many ways
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you.
Thanks again 
Until next time

July 27, 2011

Donna Salazar Guest Designer

Hello Everyone and Happy Day to you all. Today I've got a really exciting post for you with my creations for my Guest Designer Spot for Donna Salazar. I've adored Donnas products for quite some time and when I was asked to be a Guest Designer, I am pretty sure I "Inked". These papers are truly a dream to work with and I hope that my creations inspire you.

I was originally going to create a few cards and an altered project, but after digging in, I just couldn't hold back. Those 3 projects turned into 9!!! Inspiration works like that though doesn't It?? And to say I was inspired by Donnas products would be an understatement.

So here we go. First off the cards I created using the beautiful Spring in Bloom, Antiquities and Artistic Paper lines. The first card uses a little burlap and I've cut out the roses from the Artistic Papers. They are colored with Distress Inks and then a little Fairy Dust Glitter was added for that extra "WOW" (with a name like Fairy Dust, How could a fairy lover resist???)

The second card used the Antiquities collection, that wonderful Artistic Papers and Fairy Dust Glitter again. I jazzed up the one butterfly with a bit of Stickles to make her a little more "unique".

Now onto what was originally, my last project. I used the Crafty Chronicle to create this bangle. Adding some distress ink and Helmar Crackle Medium to really distress it. So So purdy. I really like how this one turned out, however the photos don't do it justice.

Now I couldn't stop there. Next came a set of 5 tags. I used a bunch of tidbits from The Crafty Chronicle. Quotes, images, and goodness abound!!! This first tag is made from the flower images on the first page of Crafty Chronicle and  a good helping of Fairy Dust Glitter. I think it is my favorite...

Now onto the next four. All of these use Antiquities, Spring in Bloom and Crafty Chronicles goodness. Here they are...

Man I love this stuff. It just flows so easily and is truly top notch, when you look at quality. The colors are soft yet grungy, which I happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE, the images are perfect for the fussy cutter in me, and the Glitter is divine!!!

Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite project of all. A 6 x 6 canvas created using bits and pieces from Crafty Chronicle, Antiquities and Spring In Bloom. I also did some stamping with the Fairy Dust Glitter and LOVE the look.

So there you have it. Thank you so so so very much Donna for giving me the opportunity to work with you wonderful paper collections. They are truly stunning!!! If you haven't used Donna Salazar products before, take a leap and try. You will be moved with inspiration I'm  certain.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a very crafty day


July 5, 2011

TAAFOMFT June 30th Challenge

Hello Everyone and happy Tuesday. I hope that all of you had a fantastic long weekend.

This week marks the last challenge over at the TAAFOMFT blog and the challenge is "favorite collection" So as an ode to the wonderful Miss Julie, I decided to create a favorite collection of favorite things for the challenge. That was a mouth full wasn't it lol.

I decided to created a layout that does not include a photo. Instead, I used the lyrics from the wonderful Sound of Music song instead as the focal point. I'm so loving all the little embellishments I created to go with the beautiful papers from Pink Paislee. Anything with butterflies (like the Butterfly Garden collection) are a love of mine for certain.From the brown paper package tied up in string, to the white dress with blue satin sash. For the dress, I used the Dress me Up dress form from Basically Bare and added a good helping of both Bridal Glitter and Moonrise Glitter Tinsel .

I love the richness that these glitters have added to the dress form. I also used some Organic Garden Glimmer Glam on the Cosmo Cricket mittens to tie in with the colors. All that dimension on the layout is created using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. Positively the best dimensional adhesive out there.

So if you haven't made your project for the new challenge at TAAFOMFT, take a few moments today and create about your favorite collection. And Julie, I just want to take a moment to tell you that I'm beyond honored to have been a part of your challenge site. I've been blessed to create for you. Thank you again *hugs*

Until next time

May 13, 2011

May Not so Macho Masculine Blog Hop by Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hi Everyone and welcome to this months Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop. We are all about the Masculine cards today and there are some fantastic projects along the way. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Julie's blog. She always has something imaginative up her sparkly sleeve doesn't she!!! If you just started out, please hop back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog so you can see all the inspiration and possibly win an amazing prize pack!!!

Important things first: The Grand Prize is a stamp set of the winner's choice AND as you visit each designer's blog, she will not only tell you about her cards, but donate a product toward the grand prize! Some of the products are brand new - not even on the website yet! So the Grand Prize will consist of the stamp set PLUS 13 products! A lucky second winner will win a stamp set of her choice! To become eligible to win the prizes, please leave a comment on each blog.

That is reason enough for sure to follow along hehe.

My card today is created using the Motorcycles Stamp Set and some of my favorite glitters. I used Fire Engine Red, Embers, Burnt Orange and Sunset to create my hand drawn flames for the background and I'm beyond stinkin excited about how they turned out. I love drawing but haven't done any for a while, so it was a wonderful treat to try a background technique with my drawing skills.

For the stamped image, I used Black Detail embossing powder so that I could really see and glitter the flames on the bike. If you would like to see a closer view of the card, just click on the image.

For my part of the give away, I'm donating a jar of the Fire Engine Red Glitter. You are going to absolutely love the richness of this red. Truly stunning!!!.

Now hop on over to Linda Loew's blog so you can see her wonderful creations. Don't forget to leave a comment on every Sparkle N Sprinkle team member, so your name can go into the draw!!!

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