Wednesday, December 23, 2015

12/23 Stampin' Up Grand Vacations Achievers Blog Hop DECEMBER ~ Bring on the Bling with Wink of Stella!

Greetings Friends!

Where ever you may be joining us from, welcome to my little piece of cyber space and the Stampin' Up Mediterranean Cruise Achievers Blog Hop! You may have been coming from my friend Connie's blog!  (Can't believe I have to follow Connie, wasn't her project cute??)

My name is Selene Kempton and I'm from a little town north of Boston in Massachusetts called Dracut, phonetically speaking (Dray-cut).

I am so excited to see what all my Stampin Friends come up with for the "Bring on the Bling" Challenge today.  As for me, when I heard the theme, I knew that I wanted to introduce you to this sneak peek product, that will be released to Stampin' Up customers on January 5th with the launch of the new catalogs!  (happy dance)

I was so excited at founder circle when I got my very first wink of Stella glitter brush! This new product from Stampin' Up is so fun to play with.

I still remember the night we got them.  Some of the demonstrators got the gold brush, and some got clear!  I was ready to play.  We were having some fun with rub on tattoo's and my friend Erica Cerwin added some glitter to make it more pretty!

So, that day I learned that the ~ directions say ~ that it's not makeup and you are not SUPPOSED to put it on your skin.  ~ Disclosure it was on top of a tattoo, and I lived to write this post today!  I don't typically read directions anyway!

I love all things that sparkle and shine, but I have to say that I absolutely LOVE that this one isn't messy.  You get a controlled dash of sparkle where ever you need it and it dries up in a quick minute!

So here are the "must know directions" for people like me who like less words.  :)

  1. See the black ring?  That must be removed before the glitter will come out!  :)
  2. After taking the black ring out, screw the two pieces back together, then PULL the cap straight off.  It is NOT a twist off cap.
  3. Add glitter to your project where ever you want no fuss, no muss!

I know the photo above doesn't really show the glitter. Let me tell you!!  When the light catches the balloons at just the right angle!  It's magic!  Poof!  So beautiful!!

One more little trick for you today.  I love this tulle style ribbon from Stampin Up.  I cut a piece about 5 1/2" inches long, then stick it to both back sides of the strawberry color.  Then, I cut two more pieces about 4" each and tie them on.  I fluff them and cut them at an angle so they end up looking fluffy and sharp.  

Thank you so much for being a part of our blog hop today by visiting!  Be sure to check out all the awesome designers!  You won't be sorry!  

Merry Christmas to you and yours or Happy Holidays if you celebrate a different holiday. Wishing you all the peace and joy that can come to your heart.

Selene Kempton

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Linda Higgins said...

Love your sparkly balloons! Great job!

Anja Luft said...

Hello Selene,
Your sparklink ballons are great!

Karina said...

Gorgeous card Selene! Love the sparkle!!

Lisa Curcio said...

Oh, you and Erika made me laugh with the Wink make up application! Too cute...just like your card. Great layout, Selene!

Dianne Keough said...

Love the card! Can't wait to play with my own Wink of Stella!

Margaret said...

love these balloons!! can't wait to try myself

Jan Farring said...

Love the balloons Selene - will have to get out my Winks and start "winking"!!

Georgia Giguere said...

I love how you "winked" on the balloons! Thanks for this great idea, Selene!

Angela Westland said...

Just love that new balloon stamp set. Angexx

stamphappy said...

Love your take on the balloons! :)

Connie Stewart said...

Love this card!!! It's amazing the shine that Wink of Stella gives. Your card sparkles...just like you! 😉

Ann Craig said...

A great idea making sparkly balloons. That Wink brush really gives a beautiful effect and your card is lovely.

Chris Slogar said...

The balloons are so pretty with the Wink of Stella shimmer! Great idea!