Friday, May 27, 2011

Glitter Explosion Blog Hop

Welcome to the Glitter Explosion Blog hop
and Shades of Green Challenge Entry

Thank you to Yolie for inviting me to participate in today's blog hop. I am joined by a whole line up of wonderful crafty people that will amaze you with their creations. Today is a special day for me because its MY BIRTHDAY!!! So I was even more exciting to do this hop.

What better to celebrate than a fun birthday card. Here is what I came up with:



I literally created a GLITTER EXPLOSION for the bacground of this fabulous stamp. I am not very good at coloring images, so for a while I stayed away from stamps, I tried and tried but my coloring looked like it was done by a 5 year old. My friend CELY (who is just AMAZING with copics) pointed me to Dustin Pike's blog who has beautifully colored digital stamps. Now I can make fabulous looking cards that look like I colored them, but in reality is all the great work of Dustin. Since it's also mostly green I am also entering it in his current challenge SHADES OF GREEN check it out on his blog.

Card Details: I used Bazzil texture cardstock for the background, this is a very shinny and sparkly paper that is a little hard to appreciate on the photo, but it's totally SHINY!. It was embossed using the happy bday folder. The above stamp is a past freebie from Dustin's site, I printed it twice and cut only the dragon and raised it using pop dots, love those little dots!! It's is also hard to tell but I just glitter the heck out of that cute little dragon, there is glitter on his belly, his horns, his paws, the cake and all over the ballons and presents.  The background looked a little too simple so I used my markers and just dotted it and then dotted it again with stickles.... then I just dabbed each of the stickle dots to create the EXPLOSION effect neat ha!!  I did more stickle dots on the top and bottom and stickled the word birthday (can you tell I really like stickles!!)  I then topped it off with some cute little buttons.

Now time for you to hop on over to another wonderful and glittery creation. Your next stop is:


If you came directly here and you wan to start this hop from the beginning or just wanna do it again, because it was sooo much fun :-) here is the line up:

Xochitl - http://cricutcritter.blogspot.com/   <-------- You are HERE
Celeste - http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
John - http://meyer-imports.typepad.com/

Hope you have a wonderful day!

47 comments:

  1. Cumpleaños Feliz,
    Te deseamos a ti,
    Qué los cumplas en tu día,
    Qué los complas feliz!
    Happy Birthday Xochitl! Your card is fabulous love the dragon and the embossing! Thank you for joining me!

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  2. This is darling. Happy birthday.

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  3. I won't tell about the extra colours (The Gnome made me add red to mine!) Thanks for joining us this week at Pike's Playground ~ Jane

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  4. Really cute. And Happy Birthday!

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  5. Happy Birthday! I love this adorable card! The embossing really makes it pop! TFS!

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  6. Happy Birthday.... Love love your card

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  7. It's amazing what a little glitter can do, it really brightens up this card, I love it!!
    gravelprincess@hotmail.com

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  8. Happy Cake Day!
    I love this card and I too love Dustin Pike, I discovered him a few years ago! You have inspired me to print out a few images and start coloring! Thanks!!
    Tammy

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  9. Such a cute card! Wish I had known about this stamp a few months ago! Too cute! Oh and for the record... STICKLES ARE LOVE! =]

    <3- Desiree'
    ash.desiree@yahoo.com

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  10. Super Cute!

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  11. Super cute!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  12. Very cute and colorful!! Thanks for sharing!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  13. very cool! love it. joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  14. very cute , great job!! love all the glitter!!

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  15. Love it! So colorful, and glittery!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  16. What an adorable little fellow and I love the embossing and glitter effect. TFS it :)

    Happy Scrappin’
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
    Sue B
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  17. I just love Dustin Pike images. Thank you for sharing. Your card is adorable.

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  18. So cute! I love all the glitter. TFS

    Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  19. This is adorable! I love all the glitter, very nice
    TFS
    Bonnie
    ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove at aol.com

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  20. Great job showcasing the adorable image. Love the dimension you gave it. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  21. Super cute! Happy Birthday!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  22. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Your card is soooo stinkin cute!!! Love the dragon and the embossing! I LOVE stickles too!! Thanks for sharing!!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow what a adorable card! So so cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. This is so cute! I love glittery, shiny cards!

    america57@comcast.net

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  25. I hope you have a fantastic birthday. Your card is just too cute.
    bettyorr@ripnet.com

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  26. SOOO cute!!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  27. pretty, sparkly card
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  28. very pretty love the glitter thanks for sharing mskhbroc at aol dot com

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  29. he is so adorable!
    Pam F
    dreamsandmemories@yahoo.com

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  30. Such a sweet card! Love the colors!
    TFS!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  31. So cute!!!love the colors
    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  32. Fabulous project.. love your sweet card.
    Thank-you for sharing :-)
    Debfoti ~ ustoleit@comcast.net
    Http://www.scrappingmamma.net

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  33. Very cute card love the image will have to check out dustin pike, My coloring isn't too good either. TFS
    Big Blog Hugs
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  34. Love how the you glittered the word in the embossing.

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  35. Too cute!!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    www.sarahprocrastinating.blogspot.com

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  36. Cute card. Love the embossed glittering.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

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  37. fab embossed bg on this card, thanks for joining us at the Playground :)

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  38. HAPPY...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! May you have another year of wonderful creative craftiness!

    What a super cute card! It looks so professional!

    I am your newest follower and will look forward to more of your creative goodies! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    Melin
    PaperCraftingWorld.Blogpsot.com

    CookingWithCricut.com

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  39. Happy Birthday!! This card is just adorable!! Hugs! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  40. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Love the card :)

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  41. That is adorable!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  42. Feliz Cumpleaños!!!
    And what a beautiful card...
    It's been a while since I visit Dustin Pikes and did not know that they now sell colored images! WOW your card is Awesome!
    Hope you had an excellent b-day day!

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  43. Love the colors on your card. It looks great!! Happy Birthday!!

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  44. Adorable card.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  45. What a cute card - love the glitter on it! Happy birthday to you again, and hope that you had a fantastic day! THanks for putting up our linky on the sidebar :)

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  46. This is so cute! The stamped image is amazingly bright! Happy belated birthday to you. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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