Everything sparkles here, including people. I love it! The boys... they are not so thrilled about it though ;-) ;-). I guess that it does look sort of funny to see my husband sitting there in his flannel shirt as he (and it) sparkles and shines, but it's all a part of the season in our house. Have you ever seen those pink T shirts that they have for boys now that say, "Tough enough to wear pink" ?? Maybe they should have one that says "Tough enough to wear glitter" Ha ha ha!!!!
I have quite a few photos to share today. First I have to show you Cort in his Halloween costume. This was his first year of not wearing a cute costume. It was all about the creepy stuff this Halloween-- and just when I thought that I could manipulate him into doing just about anything he decides to go all independant and choose his own costume ;-)
I know, creepy. I kept telling him that and he just kept saying, "That's what it's supposed to be."
So, on now to prettier things...
There's Frosty, Winter Joy, Glisten, Snow, and Merry & Bright. They are decorated with painted jingle bells, metal snowflakes, Tuelle, white feathers, rhinestones, rub ons, tags, ivory fleece, sheer ribbon ruffles, silver tinsel, trims, and beads. There is so much more too, because it so much fun to dress up a snow friend in a nice warm house -- so I got a little carried away! Oh, I also used some keys, both metal and Melissa Frances white resin ones.
Their happy hats are made with some vintage Christmas music papers that a sweet blog reader friend sent to me. Thanks so much, Debbie D!!!!
The letters are made by Making Memories and the silver star stickers are the one's that you buy in the school supply aisle in department stores. Do you remember your teacher's putting them on your school papers? I always liked the silver and red one's best and can remember staring at my starred up papers as I rode the school bus home :-)
My only suggestion if you decide to make some of these for yourself is to add the feathers AFTER you spray on the adhesive and sprinkle on the glitter. I spent a little time picking apart the plumes that were adhered together from the spray glue, but all in all this was one easy project. I got the idea from artist Sue Pelletier. Her's were on the the latest cover of "Cloth, Paper, Scissors."
I also love the glass bottles that are topped with jewels and shells that the Junk to Jewels Boutique ladies make. They are so classy and vintage that someday I may just need to have some.
One more thing for today. I found out that my Skate Box and Snowflake album kit will be up for sale at The Scrappy Gourmet on December 1st. Here is a little sneak peek:
If you are interested in the kit, please check it out -- it has lots of the new Melissa Frances Christmas collection, including papers, dimensional stickers and cardstock tags.
Only 2 more weeks and I can get out the Christmas decorations and glisten up the house with it all. It's my favorite time of the year. Somehow the snow seems so much better when the house is decorated for Christmas.
I'll be back soon with more to share and a surprise Giveaway!! You know that you want some of that ;-) :-)
Love and sparkles to all,