Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Brings All Things New - Glitter Queens January Blog Hop




It's that time again... Time for our monthly blog hop with the Glitter Queens 😍 

We're kicking off the New Year featuring all things NEW from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration and/or Occasions Catalogs. I don't know about you, but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sooooooo many things from these new catalogs! I honestly had a REALLY hard time figuring out what I was going to feature this month... 


 Since I couldn't make up my mind, I finally settled on sharing 3 cards with you. 😍
But don't worry! They are all created using basically the same materials πŸ˜‰ Let's take a look!!



For my first card I started with some shimmery white card stock and simply doused it with water before sprinkling on some of the amazing Brusho Crystal Colours using the green, blue & yellow...  (( the trick here is to saturate the paper before adding the crystals so that they start spreading right away.))  I also sprayed more water in some areas after I had sprinkled the crystals to get the desired effect of mixed colors before setting it aside to let it all dry.
Once the card stock was dry, I used my aqua painter to add quite a few droplets of water. The water droplets spread and give a pretty cool  droplet effect adding more texture and movement to this deep sea background.

Here's a closer look at the finished mermaid shaker card 
😍 I've Gotta Say, I'm TOTALLY loving Brusho!!! πŸ˜

For my next card I followed the same steps as the first, but used mainly Green with just a bit of blue to brighten up the color ** It is so fun to add colors to get just the right look your going for ((makes me feel like an artist...if only for a moment! πŸ˜‰)) Next, I stamped the dragon using Memento Black then cut him and the flame out with the coordinating dies and my trusty big shot. 
I just LOVE how the sparkles from the Shimmery white card stock shine through the colors on each of the cards to add that extra special touch!!!😍



This last card is my FAVORITE!!!  I totally love  the vibrancy and depth of color. I followed the same steps as above except this time I taped off the edges using some washi tape from my stash so that I could get a clean water color type boarder. It also helps a little with the paper bending since we are using so much water here.
I used mostly the blue crystals for this card but I also added a little red to give a slight purple tint. ** Again my tip here is LOTS & LOTS of water... You really have to have a good amount of water so that the color spreads and blends.  Next, I added the adorable unicorn that has been kissed with just a touch of pink πŸ’ and then finished it off with a pretty bow and my favorite sparkly sequins πŸ’– So pretty and FUN!! 

Thanks for stoping by today! I hope I have inspired you to try out the new Brusho Crystal Colours for yourself.. πŸ’ž By the way, You should totally try them!  You won't be sorry you did!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ


Now let's keep on hopping and check out what the rest of the FABULOUS Glitter Queens have been up to for this months hop 😍   

Up Next on the hop is Tracy


Here is a complete list of all 
the Glitter Queens Hopping along with us this month 😍

πŸ’« Dawn Griffith
πŸ’« Dee Slater
πŸ’« Michelle Veller ** you are here
πŸ’« ** up next Tracy Bradley

Thank you so much for hoping along with us today!
Creative Blessings,
Michelle 😘




List of the products used on todays cards

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


WOO HOO!!! πŸ‘ 

😍 Love it! Live it! Share it! πŸ’

The 2018 occasions catalog is here!




AND 😍 it's Sale-A-Bration time again!!!!!

It's the BEST time of the year for Stampin' UP! Fans everywhere! Check out this quick video of some of the FABULOUS goodies that you can get for FREE ** YES, FREE!!! 😍





This year Sale-A-Bration is even better with additional options to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience just for you 😍 


For every $50 you spend, receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you even more flexibility and options for your free items.

πŸ˜‰ Let’s break it down:

πŸ’« If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
πŸ’« If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.

πŸ’« If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and a level 2 item.




By the way.... πŸ’
Do you like to party???

I have a few dates you can choose from to Host a party and Earn even MORE FREE Stampin' Rewards... 

I would love some creative party time with you and your friends!!! Contact me today and lets start planning!!! 

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Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Creative Blessings,
Michelle

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!

Are you ready to experience a Creative Flourishing in 2018 together?

Let's get started with a little Out with the "Old" and in with the "New"!!!

Yep my friends, sadly it's time to say farewell to many of our favorite retiring Stampin' UP! stamp sets and accessories from the Holiday catalog.  But the good news is we also get to say Hello to so many FABULOUS NEW goodies that have been packed into the all NEW Occassions & Sale-a-bration Cattalogs! 😍



Today I made this fun little card featuring products both new and retiring to ring in the 2018 New Year here at aCreativeFlourishing.com πŸ‘


I simply adore the mixed metallic element from this specialty designer series paper and just wanted to highlight it for you one last time... And just in case you need a little reminder on how fabulous this whole Year of Cheer retiring product sweet is, enjoy this video created by Stampin' UP! and then head on over to my website to grab any retiring product you NEED πŸ˜‰



A FEW IMPORTANT REMINDERS!!!

  • πŸ’– Today 1/2/18 is the very last day to order retiring items πŸ‘€ (( Just like the year of cheer specialty designer series paper I used today πŸ˜‰ )) ** Click here to get your hands on your favorite retiring products before they are gone for good *available only while supplies last.

  • πŸ’– Tomorrow 1/3/18 you can order from the all NEW Ocassions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog 😍

  • ☝ You will also want to be sure to Check back in next week to see what FUN things we will have going on here on the blog & on my Facebook page to kick off the New Year and Stampin' UP!'s BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR πŸ’ Sale-A-Bration πŸ’–

  • πŸ’– Do you still need a copy of the all new Sale-a-bration or Occassions catalogs????  If you don't already have a demonstrator that you are working with, I would love a chance to work with you and get a catalog in your hands. Just comment below and I will be in touch to get you your very own catalogs πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

😊 My dear friends, today I'm wishing you a new year filled with TONS of creative fun and hoping that you will join me here on the blog and on facebook so that we can inspire, learn and experience a Creative Flourishing together in 2018!
Best wishes,
Michelle

* List of products used


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