Monday, September 5, 2011

FALL GLITTER QUEENS BLOG HOP

It's finally here, the Fall Glitter Queens Blog Hop!  Not only is it our first blog hop, it is my first time creating a blog for everyone to visit.  I'm a little nervous, but I'm hoping that you will enjoy what you see.  The blog hop will run from Monday, September 5 -  Friday, September 9.

I became a hobby demonstrator to support my own stamping habit.  I've never had to create for anyone but myself, but I find the blogging world pretty cool and I want to jump on board.  Please be patient as I build up my confidence and my creative juices.

If you have reached my stop, then it means you just visited Tracy's blog. Didn't she do an amazing job!




And now it's time for my debut, featuring Merry Winter.  I hope that it's okay for my first time posting any of my work.  I know I have to work a little harder on creating something really good as there are many amazing stampers out there.

I wouldn't really call this a card, but more like a mini picture.  I used the Top Note die to cut out cardstock in Certain Celery and Chocolate Chip.  By scoring the Chocolate Chip one in half, it creates the perfect stand to display your picture on. I then used Rose Red ink to stamp the packages and Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the rest of the images.  A very simple picutre, but it has the potential to make an impact as part of a winter or Christmas display.

                                              


 This next project is made with the Petite Pocket die using Rose Red cardstock. I'm not too sure that the picture truly shows what this looks like in person, but it is embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder found in the Holiday Mini.  I then wrapped a piece of Pretty in Pink, also embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder, around the pocket and stamped the images using Basic Black ink.  At the top of the folder I used the Decorative Label punch on Certainly Celery cardstock, stamped my image and then used Dazzling Details (found in the Holiday Mini) to add a touch of iridescent glitter.  It doesn't photograph well, but it is a wonderful, must have product.



Inside of the Petite Pocket I put cardstock using the Decorative Label punch  & the Ornament punch cut from Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red.  I didn't want to stamp or embellish these as I thought it would be good to write little notes or wish list items on.  You could even use it at a workshop to have your customers write their names on and use it in a raffle.


Thanks so much hopping over.  There is so much I've learned from my first hop:
- you need to have a plan and be organized
- you need to learn how best to photograph your project
- you need quiet time from the kids and be organized
- don't try to create a project when your craft room is in the midst of being
   reorganized and you have in 3 different rooms of your house
- did I say you need to be organized



Well, thanks for visiting, but it's time for you to go to the next stop.  Have a good time as you hop on over to Anji's blog to see what she has to offer.





One more thing before you go.  I have a little BLOG CANDY.  Just leave a comment and I will randomly choose a winner for the Wicked Cool Stamp Set featured on page 24 of the current Stampin Up!  idea book & catalog  Just in time for you to create something wicked for Halloween!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, September 10.

Just in case you missed any of the stops, I will have them all listed below.  Thanks so much for helping make this hop a success.  I hope to bring you more creations throughout the year and hope that you continue to stop by.


Dawn Griffith      http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net/
Tracy Bradley        http://www.stampingwithtracy.blogspot.com/
Eileen Cassisi          www.whatstheinkabout.blogspot.com  You are here
Anji Clements         http://www.alteredscraps.blogspot.com/
Candice Crawford          http://www.craftingelegance.com/
Tamara Gadberry       http://www.papercraftingstamper.blogspot.com/
Cely Havens             http://www.hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Kay             http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Lorenz      www.stampedbystephanie.com
 Bridgett Owens       http://www.stampingwithbridgett.blogspot.com/          
Joan Robertson         http://www.joansdailystampede.blogspot.com/
Dee Slater                 http://www.createwithdee.typepad.com/
Deidra Williamson     http://www.theplainsstamper.blogspot.com/
Gina Wrona             www.ginawrona.blogspot.com
                                    






41 comments:

  1. Nice job Eileen. "Love doesn't melt" . . . how sweet it that?!

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  2. I thought your projects were really cute.

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  3. I love that petite pocket! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great job! Love the projects! Thanks for sharing.
    Kristie G.

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  5. I love it!! I am enjoying this hop and seeing the cute projects you all are making!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  6. I like the colors you chose for the petite pocket holder. That die is on my wish list. :)

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  7. Great projects! Welcome to the blogging world!

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  8. Great idea on the little note cards, glad you survived Irene. :-) Barb

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  9. It's hard to get a blog up and going, but your is looking great! Thanks for a chance to win

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  10. Great projects! I love the idea of using the ornament and decorative label punches for drawing names for prizes! I think they would make super fun journaling boxes for scrapbooking,too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Cute projects, and I love the color combo!

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  12. Hi
    very nice project. I love that stamp set. Nylietta@aol.com

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  13. OMG Eileen - you've got some CU-TE projects here! Love Dawn, so glad to finally meet the "glitter queens" that she always blogs about! Thank you so much for sharing! You've inspired me to get into the winter spirit! LOVE the snowmen stamps! Have a great day!

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  14. Nice work, Eileen! Hello from your fellow Glitter Queen!! I love those little marshmallow snowmen. I haven't bought that stamp set yet but I really think it needs to be on my next order!!!!

    Tracy

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  15. First I would like to say if you have just started creating with stamps You are doing great. I have been stamping for years and still hate showcasing my work . I love the note card holder. They would make good gift tags too. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

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  16. So cute - love those snowmen!! Thanks for sharing

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  17. Cute projects...I have to get those snowmen!

    Thanks,
    Lori

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  18. Love your Christmas projects! Very cute. And thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. pattypenn199@msn.com

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  19. Eileen, Very cute picture! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us!
    Marsha in NJ

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  20. Super cute projects. Love the note cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Welcome to the world of blogging. You'll feel like a pro in no time. Your projects are absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing your creations and for the chance to win blog candy.

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  22. These projects are so stinkin' cute! I Love the petite pocket with tags. Thanks so much for sharing! I am still not brave enough to put the projects I have created on the web (althouth I do photograph quite a few of them before they are used, so maybe one day).

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  23. Cute projects! Welcome to blog world!

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  24. I liked your tags and the petite pocket die. I guess I'll just HAVE to order it!! Thanks!

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  25. very very cute! LOVE that little pouch with the tags!

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  26. Great job and first hop, love those tags. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have 2 giveaway's on my blog

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  27. Blog candy! What a great way to start a blog and a blog hop; thanks for the chance to win it!

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  28. Great job on your first blog hop....I'm a fellow glitter queen and this is a first for me too :D I love the petite holder, it would also be great for a gift tag holder! Thanks for sharing...hope your kids have a great first day!

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  29. Great job. I like the little scene you created. Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy!

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  30. Great job for the first time posting!!! Loved the pocket project and look forward to seeing more ideas!

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  31. You did an awesome job & should have no worries your project are adorable.

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  32. so cute, thank you for sharing!

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  33. Love your projects!!! I'm also glad that you survived Irene.....thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  34. How cute is this stampset.
    Thanks for sharing with us

    Liefs Ria

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