Sparkle & Shine Challenge with For Unto Us
Here we are at the end of another week, and I’m thinking, “Seriously? It’s Friday already?” This week has gone so fast. I cut paper for classes on Monday, then painted at the condo we’re flipping on Tuesday. I had a class on Wednesday, then visited my parents. Thursday was errands day, then more painting on Friday. But, honestly, I can’t believe this week is over already.
Today is a Stamping Off! Friday challenge post. This week’s challenge is Sparkle & Shine. I was so excited when I saw this challenge, because I love sparkle and shine. Mostly, I just love glitter. So here’s a story for you.
I mentioned a couple weeks ago that Wesley had to have an emergency appendectomy. Last week, he had his post-surgery check-up, so I spend a couple of hours with Amelia while he was at his appointment.
Miss Amelia decided we would make Play-Doh Ice Cream. She dove into her closet to retrieve the ice cream making machine, and while she was there, she found a dress I had bought her. It was a “Frozen” dress featuring Anna and Elsa, and there was glitter on the tulle overskirt.
“Seesa! Can you take this dress home with you? Dad won’t let me wear it here, because of the glitter. And Mom doesn’t want it at her house either. But you love glitter! Can you take it so I can wear it at your house?” (Well, that explained why it was in the bottom of her closet instead of hanging up.) And what could I say?
Me: “Of course!”
Amelia: “Oh – but Mike doesn’t like glitter either. Will that be a problem?”
Me: “No. Mike is resigned to glitter. And besides, we outnumber him!”
So, of course, I have the dress at my house. And she will wear it any time she wants, and Mike won’t complain because she is our granddaughter. Grandkids can do anything.
But there’s a problem with this week’s challenge. Here’s the description for the challenge:
“Use anything metallic – embossing, foil, embellishments, etc.”
Oops. I didn’t use anything metallic or foil. Or embossing, for that matter. I did use some sparkly embellishments, though. Take a look.
Oh, goodness. You can’t see that much sparkly or shiny in this photo. But, trust me, you can in person.
For the sparkle, I used the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. And for shine, I used Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
Apparently I love the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP), because I used it for the last Friday Challenge as well. But it’s so gorgeous! You really need to add it to your Shopping List! The colors are amazing, and the designs can be used for so much besides Christmas and winter projects. I added a piece of it over a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Purple Posy Cardstock, then added a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper over the seam. Then I layered it all over a Pacific Point card base.
For the sentiment layer, I die-cut a Stitched Labels Die from Whisper White Cardstock, then stamped a sentiment from the For Unto Us Stamp Set using Pacific Point Classic Ink. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card for a little more sparkle.
So now, I’m so excited to see what Susan and Jackie have done for the Sparkle & Shine Challenge. You can see Jackie’s project here, and Susan’s here. I know you’ll love what they have for you, so please leave a comment on their blogs. (You can also leave a birthday greeting for Susan; she’s adding another year on Sunday! Happy Birthday, Susan!!)
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Ah, the debacle of the glitter dress. Such a CUTE story. Your card is lovely, with that sparkly blue Glimmer paper. I think it is absolutely beautiful
Thanks, Jackie! (The grandma in me wants to buy her more glitter dresses, just because I can.)
There is never a problem with anything in our challenges. Remember, you can do whatever you want or change whatever you want and neither Jackie nor I will ever complain. Your card is beautiful (and so is Amelia). I want to see a picture of her in her glitter dress!
Thanks, Susan! I’ll grab a picture next time she wears it!
What a laugh about the glitter dress! What’s a girl to do, seriously? Beautiful blue sparkles on your card, Buffy 🙂
I don’t understand people who are afraid of a little glitter. Obviously, they are not grandparents!