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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 http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/. 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 theme...so 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 glitter...so 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:
[Random.org will determine who the winners will be. Don't forget ...you 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:
2nd PRIZE: 4-PACK MARTHA STEWART FINE GLITTER SET
THANKS FOR HOPPING WITH US....YOUR NEXT STOP IS the wonderfully crafty and awesome...
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