First of all, WOW! I can't believe how many people are participating in the comments. I'm doing my best to read them all, but it's taking a while!
Second, I will announce the winners of the Day 1 giveway later on Tuesday.
Third, today's LITTLE THING is rhinestones and pearls! These are my go-to LITTLE THINGS for taking a ho-hum card and making it something extra special. It's just so incredibly easy! To place the self-adhesive bling, I use a craft knife to cut them off their adhesive strip (if needed), lift them off the backing sheet, and place them wherever I want them.
Bling comes in varying quality. Look for clear gemstones that aren't unstuck from their backing before you buy and pearls that are fairly evenly colored (some natural variation is fine). And like real wealth, DON'T HOARD IT. Use it. Freely and without regret. You'll always be able to find more.
My first card uses self-adhesive rhinestones I got for free from the now-closed StampinTreasures. I think they are from Memory Box. And for those of you who hate green galore and gable green, here's a card to show you how cheerful and pretty they can be! Now, aren't you sad StampinUp discontinued them?
The second card uses pink half-pearls. If you're a regular reader, you will recognize my use of the First Theory of Using Colored Cardstock on CAS Cards: light base, darker mat, monochromatic color scheme. It's going to take a long time for me to get sick of this. It just works so beautifully!
Three lucky readers will win three packs each of rhinestones and/or pearls! REMEMBER TO COMMENT ON THE BLOG, not via email. Email entries will not be considered for the drawing.
Rhinestones and Pearls Give-Away Question
What LITTLE THING from the cosmetic or beauty/grooming aisle makes you happy when you're getting pretty/handsome to face the day? Think of an item of make-up, favorite shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, hair brush, perfume, or similar LITTLE THING.
stamps: tree and branch (Hero Arts), sentiments (Papertrey)
paper: StampinUp gable green, green galore, pretty in pink, regal rose; PTI white
accessories: rhinestones, pearls, dimensionals