Category Archives: Glitter

Thinking of You Card Swap

These are the cards I made for a card swap.


I used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge for the tulips and the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the matt.  Embossed the matts with Cuttlebug Divine Swirl or Swiss Dots embossing folders.  Then added some stickles glitter to the tulips and adhesive pearl dots for the finishing touches.


For the inside of the card I used a stamp from Hot off the Press and added another tulip cut.

I am happy with the way they turned out.  My husband bought me the new Cricut Explore Air for our anniversary so I used Cricut Design space to create the cards.  I have to say that I am impressed with it.  I wasn’t sure that I would like having to be connected to the internet, but having all the cutting files in a directory, easy to access, makes up for the inconvenience of the internet.  Love being able to view all of the images.

Mini Album Page

I used to belong to a yahoo group that was for scrapbooking swaps.  I really enjoyed it.  Then it just stopped after last Christmas with no explanation.  So I was invited to join a mini album group where they do swaps.  I had never done a mini album but I thought it was worth a try.

Our project was to make a 5×7 page to fit on a hinge album.  Good thing for YouTube so I could see what a hinge album was.  The theme was Christmas.  Since Christmas is my favorite time of the year I had plenty of scrapbook paper to do this page.

This is how my page turned out.

The front of the page.  I wish you could see the glitter.  It is so much nicer when you can see it in person.  If you double click on the photo you can enlarge it and then you can see the glitter much better.

Front of Page

The inside of the front page.  I included a waterfall set of mats and a beautiful glittered candle on the other side.

Inside Front Cover

The inside with the flap open.  Here you can see there is a picture matt in the middle and tags for pictures or journaling on the inside flap.


The back of the page.  The glitter ribbon is made for a picture to slide under.

Back of Page

From the pictures you can see a green tab.  This pulls out into a file folder.

The inside of the folder.  The tree is all decked out in glitter ornaments.  The presents are tucked in and can be used as journaling tags.  A picture can be placed on the folder behind the presents.

Folder Inside

The outside of the folder.  Two matts to add pictures that will slide in behind the glitter ribbon.

Folder Outside


I like the way it turned out and will have to try making more of these for myself.  Glad I joined this group.  Anyone else want to join?  I sure am having fun!

Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers

I’m back!

I am finally starting to get some inspiration to craft again.  It’s taken a long time.  I attended an all day scrap a few weeks back and that gave me the start I needed.  Then I attended a CTMH scrapbook workshop last weekend.  Even though I didn’t get much done it managed to get my mojo working.

Here is a picture of the Halloween candy bar wrappers that I made for my co-workers.  Filled each with a Hershey bar.


Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers

I used the cutting file for the wrappers from Treasure Box Designs and embellished them with other cutting files from My Scrap Chick and Miss Kate Cuttables.  Stickles added the finishing touches that I wanted.

I am really happy with the way they turned out.  My co-workers enjoyed them too.


Titles for Scrapbooking II

Today I’m going to share with you the scrapbook titles I did for the rest of the swaps due the end of this month.

For the School Days theme, using primary colors, I made this cute little mouse holding an apple for his teacher.  I used the pattern Back to School Mice, from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

School Days

For the Apple Picking theme, using red, brown, orange, and yellow, I made a vertical border.  I used the Apples in  Basket pattern from Miss Kate Cutables and the leaf border punch from Martha Stewart.  I added glossy accents to the apples to give them a nice shine.

Apple Picken Time

I just love squirrels and this title worked great for the Squirrels/Chipmunk theme, using brown, yellow and green.  Nuts About Fall pattern from Miss Kate Cutables and some nutmeg Flower Soft to make this cute title piece.

Nuts About Fall

And the last title, using Happy Harvest from Miss Kate Cutables and some Stickles glitter glue, is my all time favorite.  I just love the layers on the pumpkins and the glitter looks so much better when seen in person.

Happy Harvest

Since I am now done with my September swaps, its time to start next months.  I will be doing Thanksgiving and baby themes.  Can’t wait to get started.

Titles for Scrapbooking

Hi everyone.  It’s been awhile since I’ve been here.

I have been busy making titles for a few swaps that I am in.  I really enjoy these swaps as I get to see the talents of others.

The first title I did was for a Grandparent’s Theme using primary colors.

Grandparent's Day

I sprayed it with iridescent glitter dust, but you can’t see it.  Too bad.  It really adds a charm to the piece.

Next, I made a title for the theme Friendship Day with neutral colors.  I am not sure that I used neutral colors, but that is really hard to do when you use  flowers.  And I really like the flowers so I kept them on the piece.

Friendship Day

I also used a gold glitter dust on this one.  You can see this a little bit better than the other one, it just doesn’t glitter in this picture as well as it does in person.

Finally, I did titles for National Dog and National Cat Day using the colors brown, yellow, red and green.  I have 5 dogs so this one was no problem.  I’m sure I will have no problem using the pieces that I get from this swap with all the pictures my daughter, Lucy, takes of her dog.  The cat on the other hand, well, we don’t have any, but my good friend Lynda loves cats and I’m sure she can find some pictures to go with this swap.  She will be surprised when I give it to her.

Cats & Dogs

All of the title patterns are from Miss Kate Cutables.  I just love her diecuts.  The swaps are due at the end of the month so I got my titles done in plenty of time.  Hope the others are hard at work on theirs.

I Love Basketball

I think I am a little behind in posting my challenge layouts.  So here is sketch layout 4 for the Last Scrapper Standing Challenge.

Sketch 4

Besides following the sketch you need to use AT LEAST ONE of the TECHNIQUES listed below in your layout.
Hand Stitching
Mixed Alphas
The sketch itself wasn’t too bad and using one of the techniques and 2 embellishments were pretty easy too.  This is the layout I created for this challenge.
And I made it a two page layout.
I Love Basketball
I used the torn paper as my technique and then for the embellishments I used a banner, bling, and mixed alphas.

Groom Layout

I am using this layout in a “Last Scrapper Standing” challenge on Crafty Swaps and Challenges.   This is the sketch we needed to follow:


We also needed to include at least 3 of the following items:


misting ink

border punch




2 or more patterned papers


This sketch was difficult for me because I don’t usually scrap only one picture.  So it is a little modified, but I think you can see the idea is there.


I used a ribbon down the side of the page, buttons in the flowers, and 4 patterned papers.  I also don’t usually scrap one page layouts either, so here is the other page that goes with it.


This layout is of my son-in-law and his mother.  I promised Sarah, my daughter, that I would have her wedding book finished by June 4.  It will be their 2nd anniversary.  I’m trying, and hopefully will get it done.  I really want to finish it so I can start scrapping my 2 grandbabies.

Christmas Ornament

Hi everyone.  I finally got around to playing with my glitter dust today.  I think I’m going to be using this on a lot of projects.  Here is a picture of the ornament I created.  I got the idea from the blog:  Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls.

This picture shows the gold glitter dust better.

Supplies used:  Spellbinders; Card Stock: Creative Memories; Glitter Dust;
Stickers:  Walmart.

Glitter Tulips

Here is another card I made using glitter and outline stickers.  The color is peach and gold.  I wish the picture was better.

Supplies used:

  • Cardstock:  Peach Pearlescent Paper, Gold Stardust
  • Glitter:  Sparkle N Sprinkle
  • Outline Stickers:  Starform
  • Punch:  EK
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Ribbon:  My Stash

Blue Glitter Daisy

Have you ever had one of those days when you knew what you wanted to do, but for some reason nothing seemed to work?  Well that ‘s what happened to me while making this card.  The glitter flower was the easy part.  I just could not get anything to work with it.  I must have cut out at least a dozen different shapes and colors, but I think I am finally happy with the results.  What do you think?

Supplies used:

  • Cardstock:  Creative Memories
  • Patterned Paper:  SEI
  • Spellbinders:  Classic Squares, Eyelet Squares, Scallop Edgeabilities Edge, Ric Rac Edgeabilites Insert A
  • Glitter:  Sparkle N Sprinkle
  • Outline Stickers:  Elizabeth Craft Designs
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Ribbon and Pearls:  My stash