Thursday, January 6, 2011


Yes, I am supposed to be cleaning and getting ready for a visit from a couple of friends of mine, one to go through the old baby/toddler stuff in the basement and GET IT OUT OF HERE, and another to take a trip to Michael's with me to spend the remainder of my gift card. What am I doing instead? Challenges. Go figure.

This card was made for a total of 4 challenges:

Meredith Scraps, color a digi image.
Cricut Cardz Challenge blog, use a clock image from a Cricut cartridge
Do You Stack Up, a new challenge blog, use buttons on your card
Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge blog, use buttons on your card

This card features my own homemade glimmer mist, which I've finally perfected. I used gold Pearl Ex powder to create it, I love how it shimmers in person! This first picture doesn't really do a good job of showing off the glimmer....

BUT THIS ONE DOES! Isn't it pretty?

I used my Happily Ever After cartridge for the clock, it's amazing how many images that AREN'T Disney princess related on this cartridge! I've been sitting on the glitter forEVER (like 9 years or something like that) and I forgot how it looked. I love how the year came out, but if I could do it again, I would re-do the image and NOT use the purple glitter. I do like the effect of the glitter on the champagne bubbles, part of the stamp from Wendy over at her blog (where you can collect this digi for free. I found this freebie image over at the Free Digital Stamps blog, go check out the many free digis available for download!) MM buttons, and the clock face is from one of my many Brewster wallpaper sample books, part of the Via Allure collection. Lovin' those wallpaper books!

This next one was created for Stacy H-W's card challenge over at sketches4all, use a Pagemaps sketch and use something old AND new, and it is also in the running at Simon Says Stamp and Show's blog, use your newest stamp. The "old" here is the ancient Provo Craft quilted paper, probably around 11 years old or so! The "new" is the cute little owl stamp I got at Michael's this weekend in the dollar bin. I just couldn't resist it, isn't it adorable? Random ribbon, MM brads, Colorbok textured cardstock. The textured cs behind the stamped image is golden glimmer misted :)
A closer look at the glimmery cs:
This last one was a "just because" card. I'll probably end up tweaking it a bit and using it for sale in my etsy shop (soon to be opened, probably in late January! How exciting!) It, too, features the golden glimmer mist, along with DCWV paper from the School 6X6 stack, punched with a Fiskars edge punch. Studio G stamped sentiment. Oh so simple, and I love that it's shiny! Oh, and before I go selling this card, I think I'll have to straighten out those strips there! Sheesh!

Well, I guess I should get my butt into the shower and clean up for my friends LOL Don't really want to, it's cold today. Little man is laying on the couch, watching Chuggington, ready to pass out at any moment. I am so hoping that happens! Hope you are all having a fantastic day!


Janna said...

what a great start into 2011! cool idea, Khristen. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week :)

agypsyangel said...

How original, I like it!!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up challenge blog. Have a nice day, Kim

WencheP said...

Creative and cool card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Denise and Louise said...

Great card - love the glimmer. Hope you got everything else done today but thanks for joining in at DYSU.


*Alison* said...

I love the shimmer.. this is so much fun!! Great way to use your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


Rhonda V. said...

I love your homemade glimmer mist, its fun isn't it??

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my altered shadowbox frame for the Imaginisce Blog Hop!

Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

primpedinpaper said...

Great cards! I love all the glitter!! Happy New Year! Thanks for playing with us at CCC! -Nicole DT#1

Karen said...

Lovely work, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

meredith said...

what a great card! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us Khristen xx

princesskitten said...

This is the first New Year card I have seen this year - lovely

kitten DYSU team

Miranda said...

lovely card like all those glitters and buttons
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge blog


Jeri said...

Love your 2011 card. All that sparkle, shine and glitter is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CCC.

iluvmybugs said...

What a fun card for this week's Cricut Cardz the homemade glimmer mist!!! Thanks for joining us!


Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

What a sweet card, hun
Thank you for joining my blog candy

Melissa said...

Your card is just gorgeous and you did a fabulous job with the glimmer mist!!

Thanks so much for joining with us at CCC.

Sara said...

Love those square buttons! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

Nancy said...

The owl stamp's so cute! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

WeirdCat said...

Lovely cards, you have been busy, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

skylife said...

How lovely are are those! The clock is amazing, the owls are really really cute and the b-day one is different and nice!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Guylou said...

So creative and beautiful! Well done!

buglvr2010 said...

Your clock card is just awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us CCC.

Jóna said...

Super great card !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB

girlia said...

Really cute