Saturday, September 11, 2010


Do you ever look at something and it brings a song to mind? As I started writing up this post the song "This little light of mine... I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine..." Came to my mind! Bear with me, it has been a crazy, busy week filled with a constant flow of people in my home. Tonight, we ended the week with a birthday party for my Grandmother who turned 85 years old today. She is such a tremendous blessing to me and I love her so very much. I have to say I am slightly over stimulated from PEOPLE. We ended the week of craziness with a party with 20+ people. I am ready for silence and solitude! :) Thankfully, I will get that today!

Anyways.... I failed to say HELLO AND HAPPY SATURDAY!  

Today is the Shining Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs! Our challenge this week is to make your creations sparkle!

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize , a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, September 16th on the Our Daily Bread Designs BlogOne random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. We will even choose a few Shining Light Awards for those who participate. Check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog for even more details!

Today, I have TWO creations for you... Only because I LOVE glitter and was on a roll with this technique... I stamped the image from the beautiful stamp set HIS GIFT with Staz On onto acetate and waited a minute or so. Flipped over the acetate and grabbed my Glassy Glaze/ Crystal Effects and carefully put small amounts in small areas. I then sprinkled the colored glitter that I wanted in that one area over the Crystal Effects. I waited a few moments and moved on the next area. I worked from lightest colors to darkest colors on the image. I then set the image aside for a few hours to dry thoroughly...

 Here are a few more details on this project:
Stamp Set: HIS GIFT from Our Daily Bread Designs
Cardstock: SU Pomegranite, Black, Acetate
Accessories: Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Artichoke Twill Ribbon, Martha Stewart Glitters, Stipple Brush, Crystal Effects/ Glassy Glaze, Black Staz On Ink, Dimensionals, Tear Drops

A Few Challenges I participated in...
Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays - Embossing
Scrappekammeret - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Just the One (one button, one bow!)
Oh Alice - A Little Sparkle, A little Shine
Pile it On- Layers
Now for my next project...
Here are the details:
Stamp Sets: Scripture Collection #1 and God Loves You and From Me To You
Cardstock: Lilac, Celery, Rose, White
Accessories: Dew Drops, Nestibilities, Acetate,  Scissors, Glue Dots, Martha Stewart Glitters, Stipple Brush, Crystal Effects/ Glassy Glaze, Black Staz On Ink, Dimensionals, 

On this second card - I used Mercy's Sketch as my layout! 
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Whateva
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

I can guarantee Inspiration when you check out the other Design Team members projects! Check out their blogs here: 

Enjoy your weekend! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both stunning Chrissy! I so love the technique you used and the results. So full of sparkle and sheer beauty. Awesome my friend.

Have a great weekend!

Patter Cross said...

The sparkle is stunning on both of your cards! Wow! Really beautiful creations for the challenge! Have a blessed Saturday!

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, Chrissy, you sure were on a roll with the "sparkle" looks AMAZING to say the least. You have convinced me that I need to go out and buy some glitter. Both cards are absolutely amazing!! Have a blessed weekend and enjoy some quiet time ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Christi Flores said...

What gorgeous eye candy!! I love all the shimmer on both of your cards! Wow!!

stampingmarianne said...

Great card, love the sparkle and glitter!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirls sunday challenge!

Stressed Stamper said...

Wow these cards are fantastic - totally love them

Pati said...

Very pretty! I have yet to try this technique. I've seen it done at shows, have written instructions and the materials but have yet to jump right in! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Francie G. said...

Wow, Christi, all that sparkle is amazing! Wonderful colors. Beautifully done! Have a fabulous weekend!

Lori said...

These are fabulous! The sparkle is amazing!

sue said...

A very beautiful card! Thanks for entering it into our very first Southern Girls Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Stunning, love all the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this week.
Sam xx

Poppet said...

Great technique Chrissy, the glittering really makes a statement on the card. Both cards look beautiful in the colours you have chosen.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you for our Christmas Cards for Soldiers event this week. :-) xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous glittery creations. Fantastic design! Thanks for stopping by!

CarlaKH said...

Beautiful cards...just stunning. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Grace said...

Chrissy these are both gorgeous!!! I love how you use so many different techniques.... it's always a new lesson to come to your blog! I love the sparkle you achieved on these! Beautiful work!!!
Hope your week is wonderful!

Ceal said...

Wow Chrissy These are GORGEOUS!!!!
Stuning, Beautiful and every other word there is to say WOW

Unknown said...

Wow! What beautiful cards! I love them all and all so sparkly. Thanks for joining in our very first challenge at Southern Girls. Good Luck!
Alicia xx

Emma H said...

Wow, super bling! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

Lori said...

Both card are spectacular! Love all of the sparkle, and it shows up on film too. ;-)

Patricia Mae said...

WOW gotta love a card with glitter on it, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

Kelley said...

WOW, Chrissy, love this card! The fushia's are so awesome!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Just beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at FFF! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous cards- I have to give this a go! How do you attach glittered acetate to the cardstock then? The glitter goes down, right??? (I am not seeing any brads on your card...... that is what I eould guess). Fantastic- I have a ton of glitter.