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

Monday, July 2, 2018

I know it's been a while.......

I know it's been a while and I'm so sorry!!!

The last few months have been crazy to say the least....
BUT...... I'm happy to say I'm back and going forward I will be posting regularly! 

 I just want to be honest here and come right out and admit that I have not been good lately with managing my time.  Yep, I've been allowing the craziness of my days to control me rather than taking control of my days.. ((ouch that's a little hard to confess!)) But today it's a fresh start because part of a creative flourishing is admitting when we don't get things quite right, giving ourselves grace and finding the courage to try again....   

So with all that said,  I can hardly wait to be able to share with you once again as I intentionally make the time to allow myself the space to be creative.....  

Thank you for understanding and I hope you will stop by again soon so we can enjoy a creative flourishing together through a love of all things paper crafting!

Creative Blessings!
Your Stamping Friend,


Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye _ Glitter Queens May Blog Hop

Welcome to our May Glitter Queens Blog Hop  Featuring:

I am just going to start off by confessing that I have a Love / Hate relationship with this time of year....... While on one hand I am so super excited for the new Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog that goes live next month.  I must admit, it is really hard to say goodbye to some of my favorite retiring products. (The Struggle is Real Friends!!)  So before they are gone for good, The Glitter Queens are having a FUN time playing & enjoying some of our favorite Last Chance Products from the Annual & Occassions catalogs. 

As I went through and sorted all of my stamps, inks, papers, etc. I struggled with what to pick out and share with you for our Hop today.  As it turned out, having all these beauties in front of me actually inspired me as I challenged myself to create a card using several of our Last-Chance Products!   

Here is the card I came up with using mostly soon to be retiring products.  I love the way it turned out and can't wait to give it to my little niece who will celebrating her 1st birthday this weekend! 💝

Just for FUN, here is one more close up view of the card...

Thanks again for hopping along with us today!!!  Now be sure to hop on over to check out what Tracy has created to share with you today and then be sure to keep on hopping along and see what the rest of the Glitter Queens have to share with you this month!

Dawn Griffith
Dee Slater
Beth Bolinger
Cheryl Pierce Smith
Michelle Veller ** You Are Here
Up Next ** Tracy Bradley
Debi Galloway
Davette Strange Miller

Until next time.....
Creative Blessings,

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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 Christm...