Posted on October 29, 2018

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Contests/ Mojo Monday

Hey stampers! It's such a warm, sunny day here in north Texas and we are LOVING the change! It was cold and rainy last week so having a bright, yellow orb in the sky sure lifts our spirits. Even my first graders at church seemed to be in happier moods!

I have a question for you today…where have you found Where Have YOU Found Glitter??

 

OK, I don't mean in a “normal” place, but in or on what unusual place have you found glitter? I'd love you to leave a comment on the bottom of today's post.

I posed this question to my newsletter subscribers and gave them an opportunity to win a signed copy of Laura Child‘s new scrapbooking mystery, Glitter Bomb. The results were simply hilarious and I wanted to share some of the funnier ones with you today.

  • Inside my pantyhose- around the thigh area ..I was a chaperone at a high school dance.
  • Once found glitter on the bathroom floor of a craft store. (It was hanging out with the Easter grass!)
  • When we were cleaning out my Mom's house, I found all kinds of glitter spread in the drawer of her glitter. When I asked her about it, she indicated that she had spilled a small packet of it years prior and just left it there so when she picked something out of the drawer, she would be reminded of that time.
  • On the dog's nose.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my contact lens case and I was nowhere near glitter. Mystery.
  • My strangest place would have to be on my tongue. Lol And no I don’t eat glitter, haha but probably ate something and not realizing I had glitter on my fingers.
  • My center desk drawer at work!!!!
  • I found glitter once between my baby sons toes.
  • I would say the strangest place I’ve found glitter would be on my cat’s tail!
  • I found glitter in the church pew .
  • Unfortunately on the end of my nose. This was after cashiering all day!
  • The strangest place that I have found glitter was between my toes. I had spilled it on the floor and apparently I did not get it all.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in a book that I’m reading.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my bra.
  • I have found glitter every place in my house, on my husband that will not go in my craft room, and my \ beagle.
  • As a retired kindergarten teacher I would find glitter everywhere and for some time. My custodian was never happy with me.
  • I found glitter on my friend's face. I was working with glitter, she was not!!!
  • In my mashed potatoes!
  • My underwear! I am sure it was on my hands from crafting so long & needing to desperately take a potty break!
  • The strangest place I found glitter was on my cat's paws. She tracked it all over our house. The strange thing was we had no glitter in the house at all. Go figure.
  • The question would be, “Where Have I not found glitter?”

My personal favorite is the last one; so true don't you think?

While we're on the subject of glitter, sometimes a strip and some tiny pieces is just what you need to give a little “wow” to your card!

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Below are the instructions, including cutting measurements, for this project. If you need to purchase some glitter paper or loose glitter to add to your holiday projects, you can find several options HERE.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set Making Christmas Bright (148046)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Coastal Cabana (131297); Granny Apple Green (146990); Daffodil Delight (119683); Melon Mambo (115320)
  • Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051)
  • Misc.– Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (149947); Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147923); Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Gold Glimmer Paper (146958); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements: 

  • Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Coastal Cabana: 5-1/4 x 4
  • Granny Apple Green: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Gold Glimmer Paper: 1 x 5
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 2-1/4
  • Scraps: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Instructions:

  1. Using Big Shot and embossing folder, emboss Granny Apple Green card mat.
  2. Score and fold thick Whisper White card base. Adhere Coastal Cabana Granny Apple Green, and Glimmer Gold cardstock.
  3. Using bulb punch, punch out 3 bulb toppers out of Gold Glimmer paper.
  4. Punch one bulb out of each of the following: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana scraps.
  5. Adhere bulb topper to bulb using mini glue dots. Adhere completed bulbs to twine using mini dimensionals. Position light strand on card, and adhere with mini dimensionals.
  6. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White, using Melon Mambo ink. Adhere with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget to leave a quick comment on the most unusual place you have found glitter! 🙂

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Posted on October 26, 2018

#nationalpumpkinday

Holidays / Special Days

#nationalpumpkinday

Happy Friday Stampers! Did you know that today is National Pumpkin Day? OK, by now most of us have already been in a “Pumpkin Spice Latte” frenzy! If you're like I am, you almost can set your clock by the day Starbuck's starts serving their fall delight! To be totally honest, I didn't even know there WAS a National Pumpkin Day! 🙂

Here are some fun “pumpkin” facts to celebrate the day:

  • The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.
  • This squash is native to  North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.
  • A 2,145-pound pumping from Streator, Illinois holds the current North American record.  Grown by Gene McMullen in 2015, the great pumpkin weighed in a few hundred pounds lighter than the current world record pumpkin from 2014.  At 2,323-pounds, the giant pumpkin from Switzerland retains the world record prize. 
  • Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.
  • Raw pumpkin can be fed to poultry as a supplement to their regular feed during the winter months to help maintain egg production.

Now, of course, National Pumpkin Day would not be complete without…you guessed it…a pumpkin project! Enjoy!

#nationalpumpkinday

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4¼ score at 4¼
  • Basic Gray 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¼

Instructions

  1. Onto the whisper white sponge smoky slate top portion and pear pizzazz bottom portion.
  2. Stamp the trees using smoky slate.
  3. From the Toil & Trouble designer series paper hand cut 5 pumpkin, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)
  4. Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.
  6. Out of basic black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.
  7. Adhere all layers.

If you need to purchase any products to make this card, you can purchase at my online store today.

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Posted on October 18, 2018

Glitter Bomb – Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Contests/ People/ Scrapbook

Hello Stampers from wet and rainy Texas! My goodness I love the rain as much as anyone but…I think we've had enough for awhile! The ground needs to get a bit of a chance to dry out. I'm going on a stamping and scrapbooking retreat and it would be really nice to have a little sun, especially as we are all unloading our “stuff”! 🙂

Speaking of scrapbooking, have you been introduced to the New Orleans Scrapbooking mystery series by Laura Childs? If not, I highly recommend these books! Her latest one, Glitter Bomb, continues the adventures of Carmela Bertrand, scrapbook store owner and amateur sleuth.

Glitter Bomb - Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Glitter is a staple in my crafting vortex and, as a matter of fact, my home always has a trail of it leading out of my craft room. Yours, too? 🙂

Be sure you are on my mailing list (you can subscribe above) by next Tuesday. I'll be announcing a contest that you won't want to miss! HINT: it involves GLITTER!!

 

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Posted on October 16, 2018

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! Boy, do I have great news for you today! You know, the holidays are just around the corner. Yep, it's true. I've even seen holiday decorations starting to go up in some of our stores. I have to be honest, that's just a tad weird to me…it isn't even Halloween yet! I get it, they want to get a jump on the season AND the  sales generated by the shopping public! In that spirit, I want to provide you with a solution for your holiday crafting needs today….a one-stop box, created with YOU in mind!

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

This specially-designed box is filled with everything you need for creating holly-jolly, handmade cards! HINT: the box itself is a sneak peek of what's inside! Supplies will be included to make TEN cards, 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs. The best part? It's only $19.95…and that INCLUDES shipping!! I'm going to purchase a few extra to take the stress out of my cardmaking this year.

In addition to grabbing one or more boxes for yourself, you can gift a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Seriously, everything (except maybe a pair of scissors, and we all have one of those laying around, right?!) you need to create the cards comes in the box! Here are the ways to subscribe, either for yourself or for a special friend!

  • Sign yourself and or/a friend up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription before November 10!
  • Purchase a prepaid code(s) and give them to your friends/family members as gifts. Tell them to redeem their prepaid codes on paperpumpkin.com by November 10 to get the special holiday edition kit!
  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, increase your kit quantity in November as part of your regular November subscription and give away the extras as gifts!

Questions? Please do give me a shout. 

 

 

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