I think I’m in love

September.22.2009

You know you really want something when you get out of bed in the morning and it’s the first thing you think about, right?  Well I woke up thinking about Martha Stewart’s Glitter Market Sets this morning. 

There are two sets.  A warm spectrum set and a cool spectrum set.  I have had the cool set for about a year now and I just recently really started playing with it.  Since then I’ve been thinking nonstop about the warm spectrum set.  I couldn’t wait to get my fingers wrapped around those warm colored markers.  So much so that I made a special trip to Walmart on my way to work this morning to snag them. 

At $10 a set they might seem pretty pricey.  Each set has 5 markers, so that comes to $2 a piece.  Which in turn doesn’t sound so bad after all. 

Martha Stewart Glitter Marker Set Cool Spectrum

Martha Stewart Glitter Marker Set Cool Spectrum

The cool spectrum set comes in the following colors:  silver, green, purple, blue and indigo. 

Martha Stewart Glitter Marker Set Warm Spectrum

Martha Stewart Glitter Marker Set Warm Spectrum

The warm spectrum colors are:  pink, red, orange, gold and yellow.

If you love glitter and sparkle you won’t be able to help yourself, you WILL love these markers.  They have so much shimmer and shine.  They are great for coloring in stamped images or adding a little sparkle to a card or scrapbook page.

To use them you have to shake them well.  Then you depress the point on a piece of scrap paper until the ink starts flowing.  The box stresses that you should not pump the point.  They were kind of like a paint pen in that way. 

The tip is 1mm.  I wouldn’t call this a fine point.  The ink does seem to flow out pretty heavily.  What I do is start the ink flowing on a piece of scrap paper and then move to the project I’m working on.  This has worked great so far.

So overall, it’s my opinion that if you love adding some glitz to your craft projects you will enjoy using these markers.  The amount of shimmer they add to a project is incredible!

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Isn’t it bromantic?

September.18.2009

Hehe, is there anyone out there that doesn’t love Unity Stamp Co.?  They’ve got the cutest stamps, the best kit club, the most awesome design team and now they’ve got this fabulous contest going on:  the Unity Bachelor.  So this week’s challenge was to make a card, either for Bro or a special guy in your life, inviting them on a date.  PLUS the card had to be in Bro’s fave colors:  black, red and green.  Oh, and of course you have to use Unity stamps…but that’s a given, right?  After watching a cool blog video today (I’ll find the link for you all) I knew exactly what technique I was going to try.  Here’s my date card (and if you were wondering, it’s for my sweet husband):

One Bromantic Card

One Bromantic Card

I loved making that 3d heart.  I can’t wait to try that technique with other shapes.  Check out these close-ups:

Bromantic Close-up

Bromantic Close-up

Bromance 3

Phew

September.18.2009

Wow, I’ve been busy this week. Doing what, I don’t know.  I haven’t been doing any scrappy stuff though.  I did squeeze out a birthday card for my sister last night.  I couldn’t think of anything to stamp on it that grows (for the “unofficial theme”), but she likes stars and I have plenty of Unity star stamps.  So Friday Friends, before I fall asleep at the keyboard, here is my Friends with Flair card for this week:

Happy Birthday Star

Happy Birthday Star

I’m up late

September.13.2009

I love blog hops. I almost always find something new and interesting, be it a product, company or just inspirational art. This week doing the Friday Friends with Flair on Unity I came upon a link to a cool challenge blog that was new to me. It’s called the pink ninjas. This week they are celebrating getting 100 followers and the challenge is to create something to do with the number 100. I decided to do 100 little stamps.

100 Stamps

100 Stamps

Can you believe I only really got into stamping in the past year?  I have a lot more than 100 stamps, but I thought it would be cool to showcase some of these little ones.

100 Stamps

100 Stamps

Stamps are from Unity Stamp Co., a*muse, Autumn Leaves; I’m sure there are some I’m forgetting.  My apologies to those companies.  Sorry!  I sure thought 100 stamps would take up more space than they did.

100 Stamps

100 Stamps

You’re a Unique Bird

September.11.2009

Last week some of us “Friends with Flair” decided to use a Unity stamp as a background that week.  I had originally wanted to use this little birdie stamp to make a background, but then I got sidetracked by that dill picture.  So, this week we have a little flying theme going on.  Anything that flies.  So I pulled my little birdie out again and got to work.

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

The pink birds are colored with a Bic marker.  The other birdie is colored with Martha Stewart glitter pens.  I drew the crown by hand and gave him a little bling.  The eye is drawn with gel pens.  I really wanted a googly eye, but I didn’t have any on hand.  How cute would he look with a googly eye?

Birdie Close-Up

Birdie Close-Up

Be Yourself stamp by Autumn Leaves

Everyone loves a giveaway!

September.10.2009

Have you seen Donna Downey’s blog today?  Awesome giveway.  She’s giving away a bundle of beautiful, yummy fabrics.  They look just gorgeous!  Make sure you check it out for a chance to win.

This feels like Monday

September.8.2009

Oh my, I’m tired today.  I just had 2 days to sleep in, so I shouldn’t be so tired.  I spent a lot of time at my craft desk on Sunday.  I cleaned!  Yep, I really did.  Now my desk is pretty much cleaned off and I can work at it.  Then when it was all cleared off I sat there and stared at all my stuff for a long time.  I really wanted to make something, but I didn’t have any idea what to start with.  Do you get like that too?

Here’s what I ended up making:

Amuse-ing Fish

Amuse-ing Fish

Oh my, I love my Martha Stewart glitter pens.  And to think I hardly ever use them.  Look at that sparkle!

So, do you get the card?  My husband didn’t get it…I’m like here’s a clue:  Dr. Seuss.  Then he was like, oh..yeah.

Fishy Close-Up

Fishy Close-Up