Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop – Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is JEN PATRICK .   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine, so here we go.

I think the general consensus is one can never have too much shimmer, sparkle or shine in any of their creations.  Close to My Hearts Glitter paper, Shimmer trim, Glitter Gems, Sparkles and Dots are just a few of the ways you can add a little pop to your designs.  For this Blog Hop I designed two cards.  The first was inspired by the card featured in the new idea book on page 99.

Sparkle Shimmer & Shine Blog Hop~ Thank you

For this card I used the new Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape Z1920, the new Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918 and Aqua Dots Z1935.  I cut the frame which is on page 67 of the Artbooking Cartridge set at real dial 3.75 and then I just trimmed off the “my”.  The flowers are also from the Artbookng cartridge and they are set at real dial 1.75, 1.5, 1.25 & 1. The thank you is from Banner Wishes B1438.

Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine ~happy birthay

For my second card I used my silhouette to cut the flowers in Daisy White cardstock.  I then backed the flowers using silver Z1829 and green glitter paper Z1847.  I used the new Purple Glitter Gems Z1936 for the center of the flowers.  The Happy Birthday is from Joyful Birthdays B1492 and to create this purple color I actually blended Cotton Candy with Gypsy ink.  The way I did this was to ink in Cotton Candy first then ink with Gypsy then stamp on the paper.  I matted the Daisy White on Slate cardstock.

The next blogger on the hop is PAMELA O’CONNOR be sure to check out what wonderful creations she has for you.

Here is the entire list of participants in case you get lost along the way.

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ 
  2. Pamela O’Connor ~
  3. Sheila Bennett ~
  4. Barbi Kelley ~
  5. LaJeania Hicks ~
  6. Melissa Robinson ~
  7. Keeley Kirwan ~
  8. Melinda Everitt ~
  9. Denise Elliott ~
  10. Jen Patrick~


Everything ABCs Blog Hop~B


Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “B”. This may be the name

of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has

chosen as their “B” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy

If you came from Michelle Battitori – Michelle’s Handmade World then you’re on the right track!

For my “B” item I chose Bling.  It is so much fun to add a little bit of pop to your art work with embellishments like glitter gems, sparkles and shimmer trim.  For this hop I did want to feature some of the new product which is going to be coming February 1st with the new Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  I designed a couple cards using the Laughing Lola paper pack and two new items ~ Purple Glitter Gems Z1936 and Purple Shimmer Trim Z1919.

Laughing Lola Thanks_bling

For this card I used Lagoon cardstock and random stamped the butterfly from Love This B1432 with Lagoon ink.  I cut the flowers from the Art Philosophy Cartridge at 2 inches and 1 1/2 inch.  The sentiment is from the Happy Autumn stamp set D1550.  The bling I used were the Sparkles Black Flourishes Z1745, Purple Glitter Gems Z1936 and Purple Shimmer Trim Z1919.

Laughing Lola birthday card_ Bling

For this card I used a retired stamp set Hooray Bouquet D1491 and a non CTMH stamp set to crate the circles in Gypsy, Lagoon and Sweet Leaf inks using first and second generation stamping.  The birthday sentiment is Joyful Birthdays B1419 in Slate ink.  To add my bling I used the Purple Glitter Gems Z1936 and Purple Shimmer Trim Z1919.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Stephanie Feist – The Quilted Scrapper.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way 🙂