Sunday, March 24, 2013

Little Black Dress... Should Sparkle!

I have felt like I'm drowning, as of late. 
My kids, volunteering at school, church, Girl Scouts, sports, being a wife (lol) and mother...
So I texted my friend and she was in the same boat! 
So we started planning a Girls Night Out!
We will go out, have a driver pick us up (I know a family who owns a limo company - lol), eat a fancy dinner (w/out our kids), grab a pedi and then hit a fancy dessert.... maybe even go to a show or see comedy routine..... just in time to celebrate her birthday!!
 
We did stipulate that we had to dress up!!
(My inner fashionista is jumping up and down
in a pair of amazing shoes - lol)
I created this while playing with the card look that I create this week (click here for more info) and LOVE this look!!

 
Altering the color of the Glimmer Paper creates this black and silver looking dress!  Tie the sentiment in with Silver embossing powder and our heat gun for a sharp sentiment!
 EVERY Dress/Outfit should have accessories!!
I'm an accessory freak!!!!  So using my Real Red stamp pad to color this Vanilla Flower Trim/Rose (Spring Mini).  Accenting the bust with one of our bling/Rhinestones from the Basic Jewels adhesive backed Rhinestone sheet
(150 stones all w/ adhesive backs for $4.95 -
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Here you can see the Silver Glimmer paper and the transformation the inking it with the
Black stamp pad and my Brayer
(see the video below on how to do this simple transformation). 
 
No matter the angle - this dress and card is soooo pretty! 
My new Ohhhhh card - lol...
The All Dressed Up Framelits Dies and Big Shot make your life easier while delivering a HUGE impact!!
Everyone should know that they are an original and special for just being who God made them!!  This pretty sentiment from the Vintage Verses FREE (but gone as Sale~A~Bration season is over) stamp set! 
The Silver on Black embossed card stock looks very rich!
A simple technique (that my kids call magic) heat embossing is a sure fire way to make an impression! - lol
 
The Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder has these stunning Textured Roses.  Running it through the Big Shot - these subtle but elegant background highlights the Rose on the Dress!!
 OK so I do NOT own a Sparkle Dress - to the amazement of everyone who knows me... lol... I do love my fashion...
but I do own a Beauty Pageant/Prom Dress in a beautiful Blue that is 1/2 sparkles - lol. 
 
I do think that everyone needs to feel fancy... from a great pair of shoes to a beautiful pedicure/manicure... a great hair cut to a fabulous outfit... the real sparkle is the person inside the embellishment of clothes or accessories...
 
I hope that YOU feel amazing - even in clothes with a hole or yoga pants - to a great dress.... the real beauty is the person inside!
 
Do YOU want to know how to color the beautiful Silver Glimmer paper we have (Idea Book & Catalog)?!?!  Click on this quick video that is less than 3 minutes and see how I colored the Glimmer Paper and the pretty Flower Trim in Vanilla (it can take on a whole new life and look)!!
 
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