Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Glitter Christmas!

Of course, I get to do the honors of having a glitter post on Christmas. And what would be more appropriate too!

Today I have a simple way to decorate for the holidays (and even before and after the holidays). I made some decorative solar candles!


Products Used:

Art Glitter – #280 Lime Rind Ultrafine Opaque, #175 Retro Red Ultrafine Pearlescent, #335 Sun Ray Chunky Opaque Hologram

Double sided tape

Solar Candles

Razor blade or box cutter

Paintbrush (used to dust off excess glitter)


I started with my plain candles, that I picked up the hardware store by all the holiday decorations. They came with stakes so if you wanted you could even put them outside.


I started with the double sided tape and made patterns on each of the tree candles.


Then I peeled back one piece of tape, and sprinkled on the desired glitter color.


And I continued to do so, until all of the double sided tape was covered. On some of the patterns, you may need to cut some of the tape. Such as the crossing over style I made. At every intersection, I had to cut the tape so that I could pull the tape off. It took longer, but looked super neat. Here are the completed candles.




I hope you enjoyed this simple glitter project. Be sure to stop over at the Art Glitter Blog to see another creation I made using other festive holiday colors!

Have a very Merry Christmas, and I hope Santa was good to you! He spoiled me rotten this year (I got an iPad!). Let’s hope next year I have a house of my own to decorate!




Thursday, December 20, 2012

Time for a Winner!

I hope you are all having a very nice holiday season. Last minute I decided to come home to Minnesota! My mom, who you can find blogging over at Northwoods Sneaker, had surgery, and it didn’t go quite as planned. She is fine, just that they couldn’t complete the FULL surgery and will have to go back once some parts of her body are completely healed. So she will be out a little longer than planned.

I know she wanted me home, so I left paradise (It was 80 degrees when I left), and was welcomed with some nice 20 degree Minnesota weather.

Now what you have been waiting for…. I am going to pick my winner of my Winter Giveaway. Lucky for the entrants, there were only 11 entries! So the odds of winning are pretty good.

I used random.org to pick my winner and the winner is….


And that is…


Congrats Martha!! And thanks for helping me reach my goal! And being a new follower!

Martha blogs over at http://weekenddoings.blogspot.com/, I am sure she will be excited about the fabric!

I will be contacting you, so check for my email!

I want to thank everyone for entering to win, and being a supportive blog community. I am hoping to have more giveaways in the future, and a ton more projects once I am settled in Hawaii!

Stay warm, and keep crafting!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

More to Giveaway! Made it to 200!

I made it to 200 followers!! I am so excited!

Since I have been SUPER interested in quilting these past few months, as promised, I am going to add some fabric to the giveaway!

I visited the local fabric store. The majority of the store is Hawaiian prints. Pretty much every color you could think of, and combination. I could be in there for hours. Last time I was there, I spotted an awesome pattern that I am going to use for one of my first quilts. But I wanted to share with you what I picked up for one of you to win!


I got a half yard of each of these lovely fabrics. If you want to be entered to win please be sure to go to THIS POST, and comment. I will add these fabrics to the box of craftiness!

Here are close ups of each of the prints .



Good Luck! And Be sure to go to THIS POST to enter and see what else is up for grabs!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Glitter Ornaments in Review

Hey crafty friends!

With Christmas right around the corner, I wanted to share with you my Art Glitter ornament wreath. But to see the ENTIRE thing, you will have to stop by the Art Glitter Blog to see it, and see how I made it!

But here is a little sneak peak.


Now for what I wanted to share with you today, some of the different types of Art Glitter in the glittered ornaments! What I am going to do is list the glitter, and show what it looks like in the bulb!

So let’s start with the classic.

Ultrafine Opaque

shown in Shiney Si


Vintage Glass Glitter

shown in #603 Shamrock



shown in #D12 Surf’s Up


Chunky Hologram Opaque

shown in #335 Sun Ray


Ultrafine Transparent

shown in #312 Fresh Green


Microfine Opaque

shown in #525 Brocade


Neon Opaque

shown in #221 Punk Pink


Ultrafine Hologram

shown in #128 Quark


Ultrafine Pearlescent

shown in #175 Retro Red


Hope you enjoyed the comparisons!! I really fell in love with how the Dazzlers turned out! I might be make some more of those for my tree! Be sure to stop by the Art Glitter Blog to see the wreath I made, and to see the technique to make these beauties!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Winter Giveaway!

Well it sure feels far from winter here… it is hot, humid, and muggy in Hawaii right now, and I am getting over a nasty cold. I didn’t think you could get a cold out here, since it is never cold, but you can!

Without further ado, I am going to have a giveaway!!

Here is a picture what is up for grabs!


All this will go to ONE lucky winner! I am doing this from the goodness of my heart, and this is in no way sponsored by any companies.

Some things in the giveaway is 6x6 paper pack, twine, stamps, glitter, yarn, washi tape, dies, and more!

I did a little shopping and picked out some fun things to giveaway! If I reach 200 followers, I am going to add some fun Hawaii fabric! I saw some super cute fabric at the shop the other day, and I need to go back to get it! I am only a few away from 200, so I know I can do it!

Here is what you need to do to enter:

1. I like to keep it simple, so leave a comment about what your favorite thing to do is in the winter. I prefer that you would be a follower, but I will not make you. But please leave a way for me to get a hold of you in case you win!

2. For an EXTRA entry, share this giveaway. However you want. Facebook it, Tweet it, post it on your blog, sidebar, email the link to a friend, whatever you want. Just leave a separate comment on how you shared it. (each way you share is an extra entry, and extra comment).

3. I will use random.org to pick a winner.

I will draw winner on Thursday, December 20th. So you have until then to enter.

Good Luck. And Keep crafting!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy December!

Today is the first of December! I know this month will be a little crazy.

First off, we are out of our hotel room, but still waiting for a house. In the mean time we are staying with a friend of a friend who has extra space it his house. We are so thankful for our friends who help us out when we need it the most.

Second, since we don’t have our stuff, decorating, it a little slacking, Everything I make is set aside to be hung up next year.

Third, and the most exciting, I am going to do a giveaway!! More details next week!

So stay tuned!


and get your crafting on!