Thursday, November 30, 2017

December Glitter Queens' Blog Hop

Welcome Creative Friends!

I can't believe it's already December, where does the time go?
This month for our Glitter Queens' Monthly Blog Hop we are focusing on some FABULOUS gift Card Holders 

** Perfect for all those last minute Holiday gift ideas 😉 

Today I have made a fun Christmas card that neatly tucks a gift card inside.  

Such a fun way to give a gift card! 

Isn't this little deer from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set just the Cutest Little thing!?

I just love him and he keeps making an appearance in lots of my cards these days!!

These are so easy to make using just a 1/2 sheet of card stock a few folds, some pretty paper and of course stamps! You can whip up several of these in no time... Perfect too for any last minute gifts 😊 Make a stack and you'll be totally ready this Holiday Season!

I have teenagers so gift cards are a gift we use often so I am always looking for great gift card ideas. What's your favorite way to give a gift card? Leave me a comment and let me know and in then be sure to continue hopping along and see what great ideas my fellow Glitter Queens are sharing with us today.

Here's a list of the Glitter Queens hoping today, be sure to check them all out and leave a comment for them to show them some Holiday Cheer!!

Dawn Griffith
Tracy Bradley
Dee Slater
Michelle Veller ** You are here

List of Products Used

Friday, November 3, 2017

A Thankful Home For The Holidays * Glitter Queens November Blog Hop

Hello Creative Friends!

Today I am hopping along once again with the Glitter Queens Monthly Blog Hop 😍  Our theme this month is "Home For The Holidays" and we were given the choice of focusing on either Thanksgiving or Christmas. For todays card, I decided to go along with a Thanksgiving theme using the At Home With You Stamp set. 

💫 My inspiration for todays card was the idea of taking a moment to pause this November and really make a daily effort to focus on all the blessings and just truly be grateful for all that the Lord has provided. 🙏 I want my Home to be a Thankful Home and I want to be sure to give my family the opportunity to truly give Thanks in this season and every day.  I think I just might have to frame this and put it out so I can see it every day this month....💝

I had so much fun coloring in this card using the Stampin' Blends that Stampin" UP! released on November 1st 😍 Let me just say, they are soooooooo FUN to play with!!!  I'm still getting a feel for them but I absolutely LOVE the way this card turned out!  

What do you think? Not to bad, huh?

Here is a closer view where you can see a little more detail. I have my faux glass accents on the door window as well as the lantern.  I just used my fine tip glue pen to add a touch of gloss which really gives you a special effect with minimal effort.  

I also distressed the bricks with a little wash of crumb cake ink using my beloved aqua painter.... I just love adding the little details to my cards!

The At Home With You Bundle is so versatile and since I adore it so much, I actually have a 2nd card to share with you today. 

Really, it's just too fun a set to put away so sometimes we just gotta play!!!! 

For my 2nd Card today I've created a Christmas Card using the same stamp set & a similar layout but switched up the color scheme and techniques.....  

It was great to let my inner artist out as I played around with my embossing paste and a super fun watercoloring technique using Ink and a clear block stamp. I just love it when a technique is super easy and gives a dramatic effect, don't you!?  

Thank you so much for joining me today! Up next on our hop is Debi so be sure to check her out next and don't forget to keep hopping along all the way through the list because the Glitter Queens' have some really great & creative ideas to share with you! 

Dawn Griffith HERE

Dee Slater HERE
Tracy Bradley HERE
You are HERE  💫 Michelle Veller

Debi Galloway HERE
Kathie Steffke HERE

Product List * Thankful Home Card

Product List * At Home With You Christmas Card

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