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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.