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Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's New?!

Hi and Welcome to the "What's New?!" Blog Hop...where we were challenged to try something new (a new product and technique new to us) and feature it on our blog.  We have a great line up of brave and crafty bloggers:

****(There is a change to the blog list...)***
You are here: --> 1. Angie,
2. Jennifer,
3. Angela,  (Angela has been without power. Please proceed to Belinda's Blog)
4. Belinda,
5.  Heather,
6. Amanda,
7. Mary,
8. Crystal,

**Ok....YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN SOME GREAT BLOG CANDY...SEE BELOW...but you must leave every blogger a comment AND in your comment share a crafting technique or product that is new to you that you would like to try out.  It doesn't have to be one that we featured...**

Here's are the items I decided to try out:  First one- A Martha Stewart Glitter kit from Michael's...the word "GLITTER" and the butterflies caught my attention!  I have never tried the "glitter technique" before...I usually just buy glittery paper or Stickles. 

I also picked this cool Cricut cartridge that I won as blog candy during a blog hop from  She rocks...check her out!

These two products seem to define my personality.  Things that sparkle make me happy and being a Hawaiian living in Georgia, I am drawn to anything with a Hawaiian I was excited to try out both of these products for this blog hop.

The glitter kit included everything I could need to make the project, but I also bought the glitter trays to alleviate as much mess as possible.  The kit includes an instruction booklet filled with design ideas and tips.  Being a simple minded crafter, I appreciated the simplicity of this project...It brought me back to Kindergarten....only cooler!
I started with the Monarch butterfly chipboard.  Using the little glue tube, I put a small amount of glue in the middle of the butterfly and then spread it with the sponge included in the kit.  Then, using the "Orange Sherbet" glitter and tray, I sprinked the glitter on the butterfly.  I wanted to see the difference, so I took a picture of half with, half without.
When I saw what the glitter did to the butterfly, I was hooked.  The photos don't give it justice.  I love the way the butterfly sparkles in the light and when you pick it up.  I basically followed the instructions and made a similar card to the one in the book....
Although I am not very happy with this card design, I just loved the glitter effect...I then made another glittery card by incorporating my new Luau Cricut cartridge...I cut out the word, "Aloha" and added the gold and tourmalene glitter (I didn't even know that was a color...that Martha!).  I put it on white paper and Aloha print paper.  I like how it all turned out.  I will try the other Luau shapes soon.  I love the Hula girl and palm trees...
My friend's daughter, Ashleigh, was over to help....When she heard me "OOoing and Awwing" over the glitter, she begged to make a butterfly, too....
She went a "LITTLE" crazy with the at one point, I teased her about going all "Lady Gaga" on me...
This sparked an idea for a card...
Ash went nuts with the glitter and "Gaga'd" up the photo and the word "Gaga."  The glittery black on the red paper really looked pretty cool.  I think Lady Gaga would be so proud...especially when I walked into the bathroom and gasped to see glitter all over my face and shirt!  LOL...glitter is fun but messy...Have fun, my friends!

Ok, now's your chance to win some CANDY!!!!...well, blog candy that is:  
[ will determine who the winners will be.  Don't forget must leave comments at every bloggers site, mention what new product or technique you are intersted in trying, AND please leave a web or blog site where I can contact you if you win!]

FIRST PRIZE!  $20 Gift Certificate to:

THANKS FOR HOPPING WITH US....YOUR NEXT STOP IS the wonderfully crafty and awesome... 

(Don't forget to visit every blogger on the list above and leave everyone a comment...for a chance to win prizes.)


Crystal said...

Love the card Angie!!! It sparkles just like you!!!

Melissa said...

Never blog hopped before. :) This looks like fun! Love the glitter...I would totally use this!

Darlene said...

Cute! i have alwasy wanted to try glimmer mist.

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

thekolbes said...

Those are some awesome projects. I would love to try the new napkin and tissue paper technique. Iron on cardstock with plastic wrap.
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Lillian Child said...

LOVE the glitter effect! I've been wanting to try out the new glubbers to make my own flowers with.

Ricki said...

Very pretty, I love glitter too! I am a new follower, glad I found you and your hop!

Amanda said...

<3 the butterfly.. might have to try to get this and try it out.. :)

Jennifer said...

Great projects! The butterfly is gorgeous! And I love the unique Gaga card (I'm a lady gaga fan!)... I love glitter too - just not how I look when I'm done! If you get the chance try the ultrafine glitter & the metallic stickers... they're awesome!!!
Thanks for hosting the hop!
craftycardgallery at

Boots And Bling Time said...

Very cute idea! I have had some MS glitter for over a year and need the courage to try it! Love the monarch butterflies!
I want to make an altered project using the crackle medium. I have purchased four jars but cannot get the courage to try it! TFS!

Kards by Kathi said...

Great projects and I love your talent. Thanks for your time and talent.

Trisha said...

Love the way your butterfly came out. I would like to try some distressing. I have the Tim Holtz products but haven't learned how to use them yet. TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Love all the glitter! I bought a MS glitter set a while back and haven't opened it. I really need to get it out and play. Thanks for the inspiration!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Mary Jaminski said...
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Mary Jaminski said...

Angie you do sparkle! I love glitter and all of the mess that it leaves behind! I really need to get my Cricuit out and play with it again. I bought it the first week it came out years ago and have not played with it since I cracked open the box. Really sad but I do buy cartridges for it that are dusty and unopened. Happy Day to you!
Mary -

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Angie, this is soooo absolutely awesome! I love all the pretty glitter! I'm so glad you enjoy the Luau cart!! The one technique I want to try that I haven't yet is digi stamps. It seems so many people use them and I haven't tried them yet :)


Bee's hive said...

Ok I thought all was sweet, girly and glittery then I saw Lady Gaga aaaaaaaaaaa! hahaha that made me laugh. She's scares the heck out of me and I have to admit that I cringe when I hear the kids singing poker face:D, it's a complicated conflicted feeling.
I do love that glitter! And the aloha card, we can all use a little glittery aloha this weekend:)
(oh and the word verify it my stupor I thought it said MOFO hahahaha)

jennyplace2 said...

Love all your project and the glitter kit really looks like I might just have to do a Michaels run! Their are just so many things I have on my list of different projects to try. Some day I hope to make it smaller, but I think after this hop it will only be bigger! TFS!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the glitter. I want to try using the german glass glitter I got recently.

chignon said...

Looks like you had some sparkly fun! I want to try alchol inks on metal.
vosstin at gmail dot com

mbchoj said...

Really cool have all the things to do glittering but haven't yet used them but I would really like to try using copic markers.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Sarah said...

Angie, Love the butterfly it's really pretty. Sparkly stuff makes me smile too! This was a great idea for a blog hop. TFS!!


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love it!!! And I love glitter!!! I have always wanted to try one of MS glitter kits, it looks beautiful! Thanks so much!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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