Monday, December 24, 2012

Lots and Lots of Glitter

One of my most favorite embellishments in crafting is glitter.  For some reason, everything looks a little bit better with lots and lots of glitter piled on top of it.  I made this little card using a Maya Road chipboard tree trunk that I painted brown, and next I took lots of adorable Papertrey Ink buttons and sprayed them with Krylon adhesive spray (a wonderful proudct for this technique), then I dowsed them with a heaping helpful of glitter.  Aren't they sparkly? 
Here are the challenges I'm entering with this little card: - Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge #97 - A La Carte - I chose to use Make it Monday #54 - Glitter Buttons by Ashley Cannon Newell.  I used Papertrey Ink buttons, jute and stamped sentiment. - The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #146 - Favorite Tea Room Project.  I based my card on Challenge #144 "Shabby Chic" using pink, aqua, silver and glitter.  My image is stamped with Sterling Silver ink, and my cream, pink and aqua buttons are covered in ultra-fine glitter. - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Pile On The Embellishments. I piled on the buttons and the glitter! - Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog - Challenge #62 - Anything Goes Plus Ribbon/Trim - I used cream jute.
Well, I just finished cooking my wild rice for my Cream of Wild Rice Soup that I make every Christmas Eve.  It's SOOOOOO good!!  My family's mouths are already watering as they wait for this traditional yummy soup to be ready.  Tomorrow morning, I get up early and make my traditional cinnamon carmel rolls.  Oh my, the first of the year will certainly be the start of the diet!!!  I hope you all have a very special evening tonight, and day tomorrow, with your family and friends.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. OH this is so so pretty! I can see myself dousing some buttons in glitter very very soon!I also adore the background with all the stitching and pretty papers!

  2. This card is gorgeous in all it's glittered splendour! I love how you created the tree and the twine and sentiment are perfect with this! Have a wonderful time with your family eating yummy yummy food!

  3. this is lovely! Yes, glitter is cool so are buttons. Great card.

  4. oooh, so pretty. Love all the glittery buttons! Merry Christmas!

  5. What a great technique Karen. Have to get out my spray adhesive and buttons!

  6. What a fabulous 'tree' you have created Karen!! Congratulations on being a winner at The Shabby Tearoom!

    1. Thanks, Maxine. While it's an honor to be selected as Top 3, I still really want to actually "win" at The Shabby Team Room. LOL - It didn't happen in 2012, but maybe in 2013.

  7. Cute, cute, cute! I love the glittery buttons! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  8. Love your glittery buttons and this beautiful card! And the soup and yummy caramel rolls sound great too! Happy Holidays!

  9. Yummy glitter goodness! Who wouldn't smile receiving this card?

  10. Oh how beautiful your glittery button tree is! Love the pretty patterned papers too.

  11. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!


  12. Karen this is absolutely so creative. Love how you have decorated the tree with the buttons. Also congrats on your win over at PILE IT ON. Well done.
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