Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Welcome Home Banner

Welcome Home, or should I say Together Again!

My best friend’s husband is home! I am so excited for her, and very excited to see him too.

My friend wanted to make a welcome home banner that read, “Together Again.” Of course it had to have glitter on it (she loves it as much as I do).


Products used:

Art Glitter #60 Sahara Ultrafine Opaque, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, Paper (we used a white paper with raised dots on it, and a solid white paper), Cricut Cartridge Opposites Attract, Ribbon, paintbrush, and a tape runner.

I started by cutting out the banners in the Cricut Craftroom on my E2. We cut the letter from Opposites Attract as well.

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive was brushed onto the letters and coated them with glitter.


When it all dried we adhered the letters onto the banner, strung it, and hung it!


I hope you enjoyed my festive banner! I can’t wait until next month… Christmas! Which is the best glitter holiday around! Be sure to stop over at the Art Glitter Blog today to see another project that I made!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

And Yes We Will Glitter It!

Happy Glitter Tuesday!

Today I have a simple and fun way to add glitter to almost any project! Today I made a simple craft box with stickers and added some sparkle to it all.


The project would make a perfect party favor, or to put a small trinket to give a friend in, and of course you can switch it up for almost ANY occasion.

Products Used:

Art Glitter: #335 Sunray Chunky Opaque Hologram, #85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent, #364 Dreams Ultrafine Transparent, #92 Bananan Ultrafine Transparent, #94 Key Lime Ultrafine Transparent, #291 Fire Engine Ultrafine Opaque, #282 Nite Vision Ultrafine Opaque, #60 Sahara Ultrafine Opaque, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, Metal Ultrafine Tips

Tombow: Fastener Tabs (Hook and Loop)

Other: Craft Box, Stickers

I started by assembling a small craft box.


I then added stickers all around it to spice it up! I chose these stickers since I am in Hawaii now and have been traveling the island since I got here. One day, I may not feel like a tourist anymore.


I then added a fastener. The best thing about these Tom Bow fasteners is that you can reuse this box over and over again. I have another project to share later this month on the Art Glitter Blog where I use several more. This was perfect for this spot though. I hate when boxes no longer stay shut after using them and the lid pops back off again. This fastener will be sure to keep this box shut!


I then grabbed my glitter and went to town. Using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and the ultrafine metal tips, I glittered the stickers. I started with one side, and then finished with the other once it was dry.


For this side I used, Dreams, Sahara, Key Lime, Crystal, and Sun Ray.


On the other side I used Bananan, Fire Engine, Key Lime, and Nite Vision.


Once it was all dry I assembled to box back together and got one perfect little package!


Be sure to stop over at the Art Glitter Blog to see another project I made. It is super cute and I can’t wait for you to see it!


Monday, November 5, 2012

My 1st Crochet Project

I have finally finished my first crochet project!!

I actually have been working on it for a couple months, ok, since May, but in total it did not take too long. I just had some really long breaks.

I made this for a friend of mine who is about a month out from having her second child… woo hoo! When I started it, she didn’t know what she was having yet, but turns out its another boy! So I am glad I chose the colors I did.

Here is the project (a baby blanket), minutes after I finished.


It is in no way perfect, and I will remind my friend that is sure has a lot of me in it… including some of my hair, our dogs hair, and I can’t for get the little wine I accidentally spilt on it. (It is so hard to control your wine and crocheting on the airplane).

Here is the close up of the stitch. Being so new, I have no idea what kind of stich I used, but I did 3 rows of each color. You can find the pattern HERE.


I have more projects on my to do list, but I wanted to share this with you before it slipped away from me!

I am currently living out of friends houses since we got Hawaii. I can’t wait to get a house and get my craft room back! Don’t you just love my hotel room comforter?

Happy Crocheting!