Christmas Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hi Everyone!! ;)

I am soooo excited. I'm about to fly home to spend Christmas with my family and there really isn't anything better than that! Also, I've got 2 great things for you in this post; my shortbread cookie recipe from the cookies I made last week and my Holiday GiveAway.... finally! But let's start with the cookies! Here is how mine turned out

And they were delicious too! MMMmmmm! My favourite cookie! My boyfriend and I made this together while we sipper hot, Marshmallow Swirl Hot Chocolate!!

Okay, so if you guys liked the look of these and you'd like to try them yourself (you really should, they are too good) then here is the recipe and remember: these should be eaten in 3 days otherwise they start to lose their amazing melt-in-your-mouth-ness and they have A LOT of butter. This means 2 things. The first we already know; they are DElicious. The second you can easily guess; they aren't the friendly to our hips...but it's Christmas, Enjoy!

Art Series - Post #3

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hey Everyone!

Time for another Art Series post! :) This week, since Christmas is right on our heels, I'm showing you all a small selection (11 below) of the handmade Christmas cards I have created. These have all been hand drawn and painted by me. Even the text. And my preferred media when making my cards is watercolor so that's what all these are done in. Someday I hope to have my own line of cards...perhaps a good place to start would be Etsy, but that part is just a thought at this point.

I've also done cards for many other occasions; Birthday Cards for friends, Anniversary Cards, Wedding Cards, Baby Shower Cards, Moving Away Cards, etc.. I'll show you guys some of those in a future post sometime. Some of the images I have are older and pulled off my very old MacBook so somehow some of the files got ruined. You can still see the important parts, though. Enjoy! :) 

Pretty Holiday Makeup Tutorial - For All You Beauties!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hayyyyy all!

How are you doing with your Holiday preparations? I’m a little behind, at least I feel I am, but hopefully I can get caught up this weekend. I did have time to make some delicious Shortbread Cookies (my favourite) and they turned out great! It wasn’t my usual recipe but I’m so glad I tried it!! Next week I will be sharing that recipe with you so if you like cookies, make sure you’re keeping an eye out for that post because you won’t want to miss these babies! Mmmmmyummmm! 

Sooooo this week I’ve done a Holiday Makeup Tutorial for all you beauties out there. Maybe you have a Holiday party coming up or you just want to look extra special over Christmas or maybe you’re looking for a great look for New Year’s Eve. This look will be perfect for any of those and could also be worn for any other special occasion. Take a look!

So, that's pretty scarey...baring the pretty-much-no-makeup face to the world, but I've done it bravely....for you guys! ;) I guess I did it in my Zombie Makeup Tutorial too, but this time there's the photo, just staring back at me...ya.

Liebster Award Nomination

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sooooo, The Creative Glow was nominated for a Liebster Award!! Yay! Thanks to Mallory Frayn a.k.a Because I Like Chocolate for nominating me! You should definitely check out her food blog (click here); it’s about more than just recipes and food, it’s also about having a positive relationship with food for a healthier lifestyle! I am so grateful and excited for this award!

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster award is an online only award which is given to new bloggers by other bloggers. It’s sort of welcoming them into the blogging community (or blogosphere) and helping to promote them. So I am very honoured to have been nominated and I love the idea of it.

So, here we go. If you have been nominated, these are the rules:

1. Read my answers to the (10) questions selected by the blogger who nominated me.

2. Find (10) bloggers with less than 200 followers who you feel deserve to be nominated.

3. Write a post on your blog which is 1.) featuring the Liebster Award, 2.) thanking the person/blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog, and 3.) list the bloggers that you are nominating.

4. After you have written your post, comment on each of your nominee’s blogs informing them of their nomination with a link back to your post (like this one) explaining the award since they may not have heard of it.

Soup Can Ornaments, Give-Away Update & Award

Friday, December 6, 2013


Today I have another video tutorial for you guys! This one is much easier than the previous Personalized Tree Ornaments tutorial I did (click here for that post). It’s mostly just cutting and gluing! The thing that makes this one unique is that we’re re-purposing soup can lids to make it! 

I started saving my lids a few years ago, that’s when I first got this idea, so I have LOTS (I have so many I had to stop collecting) so I also use them as little palettes to mix my paints on. Anyway, now that I’ve made this tutorial for you all, I’ve finally gotten to do what I originally wanted with them. I say soup can lids, but you can use any kind of food can or frozen juice can lids and they can be many different sizes. For the purpose of this tutorial we’ll need a larger one 3” lid but you can use the smaller ones for other ornaments where you can fit old Christmas Cards in them and fancy them up with all kinds of ribbon, glitter, paper, etc. Ok, ok, so this is what I’m showing you how to make this video:


Art Series - Post #2

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hey, pals!

It’s time for another Art Series post. Today I am going to show you guys a drawing I did a while back. I have got a lot of stuff on the go right now like my next video, a second video for my upcoming Holiday Give-Away, some Christmas gift art projects (which I will be showing after Christmas), and Christmas gift shopping. So, lots, lots, lots going on and so that’s why I am showing you some past work this week.

This drawing is one I did for an assignment on cross-hatching back in college. I think it’s from 2001 or 2002. If you look real close you’ll notice that nothing is actually shaded in this drawing, but is all just a series of cross-hatched lines overlapping one another in varying amounts of layers to create dimension and the look of being shaded.


The first thing you need to do when creating a drawing like this is to evaluate the highlights and shadows that occur, and then create yourself a scale of about 7 to 10 shades from your brightest highlight (white) to your darkest shadow (black). You only need one HB pencil to do this. It’s best to choose an image that demonstrates a high contrast so that you will have that range from white to black. Once you’ve done that, you can then draw a light, rough outline of your drawing and also block out the different areas in your drawing for each shade on your scale.