Tuesday, September 25, 2012

All Good Sports Teams MUST Have Glitter

Yes, it is true. I love glitter, even for sporting events! I have to tell you, I thought if it once when I bought my new Twins hat the the inaugural game at the new Target Field a few years back. I bought this hat, so cute and sparkly and never saw one since.


So a few weeks ago, my husband and I went to Busch Stadium in St. Louis. I am not a Cardinals fan, but I will support my husband, and I do love Baseball, so I dressed to the nines in Cardinals gear and waited until game day to buy my hat. Like I have experienced in the past several years, they do not sell hats with glitter on them. I ended up purchasing a nice hat.

So after the game, I took matters into my own hands. I glittered my new hat. My husband was a little bummed since I forgot to tell him that I chose to glitter his teams hat, so he can’t wear it. Just a note from that, if you plan to glitter a hat, make sure your husband, boyfriend, fiancĂ©, or best male friend will not be sad if they can’t wear it! Whoopsy.

So here is what I started with.


Simple, cute hate. But then I picked out my glitter, I went with #189 Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent. I also used Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive.

Using a paintbrush, I brushed the adhesive onto the white lettering in sections. Poured on the glitter, and tapped it off.


I continued until the entire logo was covered.


I used a dry brush and removed the glitter from any creases and anywhere on the hat.

When I brought it into the sun, it sparkled!


I really wanted to make it subtle. I know there are so many other colors I could have chosen, but its fun when you are talking to someone, and they stop mid conversation to ask if your hat is glittery!

This in no means makes me a Cardinals fan. I call this love, and love should most definitely include glitter. Go Twins!

Now swing on by the Art Glitter Blog and check out another super fun glitter project I have on their blog today!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Double Glitter with Hexagon Stencil

In case you missed my post on the Art Glitter Blog,

Today I am going to share with you another fun card using the LJ 806 Hexagons Stencil.


I have seen so many amazing projects using hexagons, and I here is the card I used using this fabulous stencil.


I used the following products:

Art Glitter: #304 Dew Berry (Ultrafine Opaque), #360 Pretty Pink (Ultrafine Transparent)

Dreamweaver Stencil LG 806 Hexagons

Black & White Cardstock

Black Rickrack

100% Natural Soap

Adhesive/Sticky Paper

I started by soaping the back of the stencil. If you have not seen the Double Glitter Technique video, please check it out. I put the stencil soaped side down onto the Adhesive Paper that I mounted on cardstock and poured on #304 Dew Berry.


I rubbed in the glitter with my fingers.


I shook off the glitter, flipped it over so it was stencil side down and peeled the adhesive paper off of the stencil. clip_image010

Then I covered the glitter side with #360 Pretty Pink.


After shaking off the excess I got this beautiful hexagon pattern.


I decided I wanted to have some fun with this pattern, so I cut around the hexagons until I got a look that I liked!



I mounted it on black card stock.


I cut around the black, adding in a few more hexagon fun, and placed on white card stock. I added some Rickrack before placing and completed the look of the fun hexagon card.


I hope you enjoyed my card today! Be sure to stop by the Art Glitter Blog for more inspiration!

Happy Glittering!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Lucie!

Today is my dog’s Birthday! She is four years old! Which may not be as exciting to some people, but, in dog years, that makes her 28. The same age as myself, and my husband! That can only happen once right?!

So in honor of her birthday I am made her a puppy dog card.


Being that we are “on the road” and the majority of my craft supplies are already in Hawaii. I had to keep this card simple. I purchased the paper at Joann’s in Kansas City (where my in-laws are). It is KI Memories.

I used Art Glitter, #85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent, and Art Glitter’s Elements E25 Pottery! As well as my favorite liquid adhesive, Designer Dries Clear.

I used the Crystal on the bones.


And the Elements on the the “dirt” at the bottom.


Do you see the sparkle in that? And the gold chunks? It was so much fun playing with it! And perfect for the natural element! There are a bunch of fun natural elements in their Elements Collection.


So here’s to Lucie! Have a great Birthday, even though we are on the road and spending it in Salt Lake City, Utah! Hope you are ready for our new lifestyle change to Hawaii, and may you continue to be the best dog ever.

Now, head on over to the Art Glitter Blog where you will find another fun glitter project from me today!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Getting Ready to Take Off!

Oh the countdown can almost begin!

I am getting  very excited and anxious all at the same time about our big move. Sorry for the lack of craftiness as of lately. I will have glitter posts on Tuesdays, but since I am moving to HAWAII before September is over, things may be a little crazy for me.

Sunday we start our road trip back to Seattle (we are going to take a week and make it count). Then spend a few days with friends while my husband goes back to work for a short time, then bye bye main land, hello Hawaii!

Once I am in Hawaii, I will have MOST of my craft supplies back, and more projects to share with you! I have some super fun plans for my blog when I get a little more settled out there, so stay tuned!

Happy glittering and be sure to check back!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Double Glitter Trees

In case you missed this post of mine on the Art Glitter Blog!

Today I have a card to share with you all using the Double Glitter Technique and Dreamweaver Stencils.

What you will need:

Dreamweaver Stencil LJ 849 Bare Trees

100% Natural Soap

Glitter, #129 Nova Ultrafine Opaque Hologram and #85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent

Adhesive paper


Brayer (to push the stencil down)

Brush (for brushing off the excess soap)


To start, I rubbed the back of the stencil with the soap and covered all the details of the stencil. I then brushed out the cracks that collected any of the soap.


I attached the adhesive paper to cardstock and peeled back the adhesive.


Using the brayer I rubbed the stencil onto the adhesive paper.

First, I poured on the The Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter in #129. I rubbed it in with my fingers, tapped off the excess glitter and put it back into the container. Then I flipped the stencil over so it was face down, and carefully peeled the paper off the stencil.


I removed the stencil and then poured Ultafine transparent Glitter in #85 Crystal over the entire piece, shook it off and mounted it onto a card.



I love how this card turned out. It reminds me of the cabin. The snow glitters off the trees in the winter, and the moons glitters off in the trees in the summer. It is truly a beautiful scene.


Here is a close up of the glitter. The hologram glitter in person is amazing, and I hope you all have experienced it. If not, I recommend you try some out. If you are a girly glitter lover, I know that it will not let you down! It sparkles, oh does it sparkle.

Be sure to stop by the Art Glitter Blog for more inspiration!