Thursday, August 2, 2018

Glitter Queens August Blog Hop - Inspired by Dawn

Hello Friends!
Welcome to our monthly Glitter Queens Blog Hop!

This month we have an extra special treat for ya! That's right,  we are taking a look at creations made by our main Glitter Queen and fearless leader the AMAZINGLY talented Dawn Griffith 

While Dawn has definitely provided us plenty of inspiration, it was so hard to choose a favorite. Honestly I pretty much love EVERYTHING she makes. 
Being that I adore cards that move, I decided to go with one of my favorites which also is one of the first cards that Dawn inspired me with way back in 2008.... (photo on right)

And here in the photo below is one of my favorite versions that she has made of the Pop Up Slider Card. This is just such a super FUN card, isn't it!???

Now here is the Card I made to share with you today.....

 When planning my card, I knew I wanted to include purple because it's Dawn's favorite color ** although the photos make it look more pink now that I'm looking at it... And I just love the Beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper! Don't you?

I also thought making a card that included the statement of the heart was a perfect fit  because Dawn is so good at sharing what she loves and helping others to enjoy our creativity!  I for one feel so incredibly blessed to have found her way back when and enjoy her generous spirit as she shares what she loves with all of us!

So where do you find your creative inspiration???

I personally love making cards with a specific person in mind. It really makes it easier for me as I find inspiration in that person.  What inspires you when creating your cards? Please comment and share with me because I would absolutely love to know....

Thanks for always inspiring us Dawn! 

And thank you for hopping along with us this month! 
Please be sure to check out what all the other Glitter Queens have made to share with you! 

 you are here ** Michelle Veller HERE
Up next ** Davette Miller HERE
Sheila Myers HERE
Dee Slater HERE 
Beth Bolinger HERE
Wendy Kimbrell HERE
Dawn Griffith HERE

Creative Blessings,

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 - Sketch

 Hello creative friends, I'm so glad you're here!  Today I've joined in on the Scrabooking Global Blog Hop and I am so excited for you to see all the fabulous pages created for this hop.  For todays hop we are all working with this sketch here...

For my layout today I decided to create my own background paper. I started by bringing out a favorite that I just haven't taken the time to play with in a while.  

For this page I knew I would be using a lot of water so I needed something that could handle it. So I decided to recycle the white cardboard piece that comes with those designer series paper packages.... I started by lightly sanding the paper to rough up the surface. Next I used a combination of the Prussan Blue, Moss Green & Yellow Brusho Crystal Colours to achieve the watercolor background I was going for.  

My inspiration was my daughters graduation gown and I just played around by sprinkling color, spraying with water and moving it all around with my heat tool until I achieved a look I was satisfied with. Let me just say, if you haven't tried Brusho yet, ((what are you waiting for?????)) I mean, you definitely should consider giving them a try 😉 Because they really do allow you to feel like an artist and play with color in a very fun way that never gives you the same results.....

Here's a quick money saving tip for ya.....

Don't be afraid to use your matting layers for smaller dye cuts because once everything is glued down you won't see the missing pieces. 😉

Of course I had to add a little stamping and the adorable gal from the hand delivered stamp set carrying a stack of books seemed the perfect accent to complete the look...
Here is a closer look at my completed layout...  

Finally I've added it to a 12x12 frame....  
I like to do this so that others can get the chance to appreciate it 
until I'm ready to switch it out for my next favorite layout of course....😉

Thanks again for stopping by and checking out my page!
Now be sure to continue hopping and check out all the rest of our talented hoppers!!

Creative Blessings,

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Glitter Queens July Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Hello Friends and welcome to the Monthly Glitter Queens Blog Hop!
 This month we are having FUN playing around with the theme of Christmas in July

I know it seems pretty far off right now but it seems the older I get the quicker the Holiday Season seems to sneak up on me....

And I don't know if it's the same for you but there just never seems to be enough time in the day especially once December rolls around.

So why not enjoy a little Christmas in July and get a jumpstart on some of those Christmas cards....

Or at the very least we can get a jump start on pinning some ideas for all those cards we will want to make for the Holidays this year. 😉

 For this months theme, I wanted to challenge myself to create a card using colors and stamps that are not necessarily intended for Christmas and I must admit it was fun thinking outside the box and figuring out how to bring it all together.

Since the Hand Delivered Stamp set does not include gifts, I borrowed these gift boxes from the At Home With You stamp set and stamped them where the cake would be.....

I just used a piece of tape to cover the portion of the image I didn't want to use and then removed it prior to stamping so I ended up with just the hands and base

For the inside of my card after I had stamped my greeting it was just a little too plain.  Since the greeting was too large to add the sign image that comes with the Hand Delivered stamp set, I decided to try something else.   I traced the circle around the sentiment using one of the circle framelits. Next I added the hands by inking up just the hands portion from the stamp and added them strategically to look like she was holding the sign.  Afterwards I added a little watercolor wash of pool party ink which draws the eye nicely, don't you think?

Now up next in the hop is Sheila Myers

Here is a list of all the Glitter Queens hopping along with us today, be sure to go check each one out and leave a comment while your there 😉😍  Thank you for hopping along with us today and I hope you have been inspired to not only get pinning but get creating!

Dawn Griffith 

  Michelle Veller ** You are Here 
Up next ** Sheila Myers 

Creative Blessings,

Here is a list of the supplies used to create our card today

Glitter Queens August Blog Hop - Inspired by Dawn

Hello Friends! Welcome to our monthly Glitter Queens Blog Hop! This month we have an extra special treat for ya!  That's...