Sunday, December 7, 2014

Apologetic Trails of Glitter and Fear of Judgement

Before we  start...Please don't judge! This first card, especially, is so NOT my usual style! This is a card that I reluctantly share with you!

These are the FINAL installments in the MUST BE BLINGY and SPARKLY request for daughter Amy's friend. I like bling as much as the next bling-lover - bling wasn't the difficulty - it was the THEMES that had me flummoxed. Star Trek + bling AND Harry Potter + bling. Happy to have this request completed!

This card will NEVER make it to my list of personal favorites...but Miss Jennie will LOVE it! It is for her Voyager crazed brother. That is what is important! Right? My apologies to Captain Janeway of the USS Voyager! I know her purple glittered crew-neck, glittered com-badge, and Swarovski earring are all completely NON-regulation! And I'm sure that Starfleet would NOT approve of the "blinging-up" of their starship! They can take it up with Jennie! Yes, I will throw her under the flag-ship faster than Geordi can stoke the warp drive engines!

I had to tweak a Janeway quote to work with my Christmas theme. Again...forgive me Katherine!

"I'll give you the field emitter but not until I've inspected the...

{Christmas Gift} you're offering - to make sure it's genuine." ~ Captain Janeway

Christmas on Voyager
~Base card - aqua card stock
~Layer of snow flake design paper (Stickles added)
~Photo of Captain Janeway - blinged to the max with glitter, Stickles, and Swarovski crystal (Swarovski crystals were a transfer of crap item from my sissy Gail!)
~Gold glitter stars
~Large blue sequin star
~Inside flourish using sparkle adhesive and Spellbinders Floral Flouishes and Cuttlebug
~Sentiment (inside) printed on laser printer die cut with Stampin' Up framelits, two green rhinestones
Challenges | Inspirations
Kitty Bee Designs - unusual Christmas colors (how about unusual Christmas card!)
Sister Act - anything
Daring Cardmakers - color combo - red/blue
Creative Knockouts - festive flouishes (inside flourish)
Open-Minded Crafting - unusual Christmas card (welcome to world of Christmas request cards!)
Nutcrafters - all that glitters

And then there is THIS sparkle monster! Also a Jennie request-card. This one is for Jennie to give to my daughter Amy. Amy is so NOT a bling girl but she will understand the sparkly love that this was made with and given with. Shhhhhh....don't tell Amy about her card! And...yes I found a home for my OOPS poinsettias! The sentiment is a reference to them yelling "FRIEND" to each other as a greeting.

~Base card white PaperTrey Ink card stock
~Layer of blue Sparkle Adhesive vinyl sheet (from Wal-Mart)
~Poinsettias stamped and embossed using Verve Poinsettia Christmas
~Centers of flowers dotted with Gold Lame Smooch
~Edges of poinsettias embossed with red embossing powder
~Sentiment die cut with Elizabeth die and Cuttlebug; exclamation point hand cut
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - sparkle
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Delightful - twinkle, twinkle, sparkly
Pile It On - anything Christmas
Sentimental Sundays - embossing (poinsettias)
Moo-Mania - poinsettias

Thanks for clicking by.

Here's to wondering if I will ever get all the glitter vacuumed up, looking forward to making a bling-free card, and hoping Jennie likes her cards!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. All three pieces are amazing! Wow!
    Thank you so much for the gorgeous card linked to MOO MANIA & MORE Nancy!
    Happy Advent!

  2. Gorgeous artwork here.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  3. This Star Trek card is pretty awesome! Love your JUGS card too - Thanks for joining in!

  4. Love all of your work...and enjoyed reading your blog too! Love the last one with all the glitter and sparkle! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again soon!

  5. lovely card sharing
    have a nice weekend

    much love...

  6. Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again.

  7. Love the embossed detail on the poinsettia. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sunday's challenge, hope we see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  8. Oh wow, I think you've done great job with the StarTrek theme! I'm sure the your daughter's friend will be really happy with the card and it's perfect for our Unusual Christmas challenge! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT

  9. LOL love the star trek card with kate on it! so cool!!!! thanks for joining us this aloha friday for our unusual colored christmas challenge at kitty bee designs!


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