Friday, January 7, 2011

Glimmer Mist and Bling!

Wow, it's Friday! For some reason this week zipped by for me.

I have just finished doing the Flaunt it Friday Hello Kitty Blog Hop. Good grief it was super long! LOL

But it was also so fun to see every one's creations and get inspired.

I finally finished up a layout I started last night. I was over at Sketches4you looking around and saw the Bling On 2011 Pre-challenge offered by Christy.

Her challenge is to use glimmer mist or sequins on a paper creation.

I was really excited to do this challenge because I took a Glimmer Mist class at the Seattle CKC and did this great technique that saturates the paper and looks kind of like tie die.

I just love the look so much. I got out my Glimmer Mist and went crazy spraying my white card stock. You just soak the paper with the different colors and then take a paper towel and blot up the excess spray off the paper.

After I let it dry I started out trying to use a sketch but that really didn't work out for me. I didn't really want to cover up that much of the paper.

I used a b/w photo of my dd. I thought it would be a good contrast to all the color on the paper.

I messed around with it and adhered some things but never really liked it. I pulled everything off of it I could and I put it aside until this morning and sent a picture of it off to my buddy, Denise with an SOS. I just needed some inspiration. Her suggestion was "glimmer mist some flowers".

And that was all it took. I got out some white Prima flowers and sprayed the heck out of them. Since this is for the Bling on 2011 event, I figured some bling was in order too. And then of course you need crystal Stickles on it... (don't you need crystal Stickles on everything?? lol) I had a cute butterfly border edge piece that I cut up and added. Finally, I came up with my title and voila!

I love it. What do you think??

Now for a funny...

This Christmas I decided to set up a little scrap space in Oklahoma with supplies so that I wouldn't have to cart them back and forth every time we visited (which is all the time). I brought some things from home and I asked for a few things for Christmas.

One of the things I asked for was a stapler. I asked my mom to get me a stapler and asked her to have it be a longer one... so I could reach farther across my layouts to staple.

This is what she got me.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL This stapler has a 12 1/2 inches long reach!!!!!!!!!! It is hilarious! But cool too. I had to take it home with me! HA

So now I still need a stapler for Oklahoma...

Anyone have any fun plans this weekend?? We have nothing planned and I am thrilled about it! Maybe I will be able to scrap, organize my scrap stuff, play with the kids, spend time with my husband, read...etc etc.

By the way, I didn't make a card with my scraps...because I had no So I am still doing great with my self challenge!! woo hoo

Have a blessed weekend!!


  1. Beautiful layout... I love love it.

  2. Now that's a stapler! LOL. Your mom did great. I LOVE this layout! One of my all time favs for sure. The glimmer misted paper and flowers is gorgeous.

  3. Gorgeous layout. I love using Glimmer Mist.

  4. That stapler is awesome! I stayed up super late tonight and cleaned the house so I can craft all day tomorrow!

    great lay-out!

  5. That stapler story is funny but such an awesome gift!! LOL!
    Gorgeous LO!! Love the bling and all the misting!!
    We plan on having a relaxing weekend and I will work on a couple small projcets around the house. Today we had a fun day we visited a friend at a ranch and dd went pony riding!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. Love that layout! The flowers are perfect!

    We are off to Rileigh's first basketball game, and then each girl goes off to a friend's house...Rileigh for a play date, Andraia for a sleep over. Big snow storm moving in for the weekend here, so I think I'll be up in my craft room playing with my new I-Rock, if I can find some spare AA batteries...I think I'll be stealing them from one of Patryk's toys :O LOL Hope you have a great day!

  7. Sweet lo! Nice monster stapler! lol