All posts tagged: sparkle

fairy hair!

In celebration of everyday dress up day, I got my hair did – my fairy hair! Fairy Manda put colorful strands in my hair this time last year. I loved them so much I decided I wanted to do it again.     Not only did it add extra sparkle to my day (and for many months to come!), I also received aroma and vibration healing that left me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It really was a fairy spa!     It was lovely to reconnect with Fairy Manda, too. And to show her the two sparkle strands that were still attached since my last visit! Plus, fairy blessings!     In true fairy spa fashion we had a hair shoot afterwards. Presenting my now annual fairy hair slow-mo video! (I didn’t know what to do with my face. ūüėĚ)     Hope your Halloween is as sparkly as you, and as magical as fairy hair!

confetti sparkle glitter time.

I’m still swooning over Valentine’s DIYs, but really, who says we can’t craft with pinks and reds all year long? I love using confetti when sending notes to friends; you know, just enough that it adds sparkle and party feelings, but not too much that it creates a mess. It’s a delicate balance. Also, they add a nice touch to¬†photos. In my last post (minty!) you can find confetti all over the place. I found these jars of happiness in the craft section at Target. Yes, Target has a craft section and, I must say, they’ve got a pretty good selection of quality items. I seem to always find something to add to my collection. Pour out some sparkle everyday! Can’t get enough sparkle? How much is too much? Comment below!

tag, you’re it.¬†

Looking for a fun way to sparkle up your Christmas gifting game this year? Try your hand at heat embossed gift tags. For this DIY you will need: Festive stamps Watermark stamp pad Embossing powder in assorted colors Embossing heat tool (I have Paper Source and Martha Stewart brand heat tools; they both work great.) Tags (Create your own or purchase them precut.) Coordinating twine/ribbon Scissors Tray/scratch paper (to catch the extra embossing powder) Instructions are simple: 1. Stamp Using a watermark stamp pad, apply ink to your stamp of choice. Press firmly on your tag. When it comes to heat embossing, using stamps gives images clean, crisp edges. Handwriting or drawing can be a little tricky, especially since the ink from the pens tends to dry more quickly than the ink from the stamp pad. Experiment with it! 2.Powder Cover your design in embossing powder and shake off the excess. If you are using more than one color, apply one color at a time and shake off the excess in between colors. You can reuse the …

hearts & crafts – part two.

After my Valentine’s pop-up, it was time to relax and recover from the heat. (Direct sun and heat make me so tired!) My fianc√©¬†and I picked up some take out and watched the NBA All Star event. I know it doesn’t sound that romantic for Valentine’s Day, but sometimes it’s just nice to be couch bums together. (PS We want to go to Toronto next year to see it live, but eep, negative degree weather! We are truly spoiled in California.) We tried a new-to-us Thai restaurant and stuffed our bellies with basil fried rice, pumpkin curry, pad Thai, and Thai iced teas. After food, I was so into doing nothing that I forgot I was suppose to make¬†some masquerade masks for our evening out. Oops! I whipped up some last minute creations for the pair of us with a couple of¬†plain masks, glitter, ink, feathers, and gems. His¬†mask took all of two minutes to decorate. He wanted a black mask so I dug through my craft supply stash and decided to use stamping ink. …