Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Winner, Another Giveaway and a Neato Project!!

Sorry that I didn't post this last night, but I had another post to do for the fabulous Market Street Stamps December Release Week. You can check out that post here, and don't forget to leave comments on all the lovely design team ladies' blogs for a chance to win some of the new stamps!!

First off we have a winner form the first Holiday Spirit Giveaway. And the winner is
Housebuiltofcards
Congratulations!! Please email me at albertsdob {at} gmail {dot} com and I will get your package out to you asap. 

And now, we have the second Holiday Spirit Giveaway! These are some of my absolute favorite distressing products out there. I find myself using them constantly on projects, and hope that you too, will love them just as much as I! So, please leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday treat or indulgence is and I will draw the next winner on Tuesday!! 

So, now for my project! I am completely obsessed with making my own ornaments and ornaments for others. {I think a tree is so much prettier with handmade items, especially from my kids.}
For these first two ornaments I just took a trip to my local Hobby Lobby to find some things that I could jam into some ornaments.The one on the left has two packages of red jingle bells inside and I found some super pretty silver snowflake rub-ons to put on the outside. The ornament on the right it filled with silver beaded trim.
The second set of ornaments contain cinnamon sticks that I had snipped in half and inserted into the bulbs. I then used twine from the Twinery to wrap around the center and glued on a pretty button. How easy is that? {Pretty easy except for getting the twine to stay still while the glue was drying ;)}
Now for the last two ornaments. This is my absolute favorite way to make ornaments! I took some pretty, pretty double sided Christmas paper from Echo Park, cut 3 strips at 1/4" x 12", 3 strips at 1/2" and 3 strips at 3/4" and used a quilling tool to wind them up tight to fit through the top of the ornament, and dropped them in. When they hit the bottom, they slightly unfurl and you get gorgeous results!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the project today and I look forward to seeing your comments!!

12 comments:

  1. My favorite indulgence---Christmas cookies!

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  2. I love the rolled paper ornaments, how creative, inexpensive and easy, Fantastic!! My favorite indulgence is Peanut Butter Fudge, oh my!! Thanks

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  3. Oh - YAY!!! Thanks so much! I am off to email you with my addrss!!! And I LOVE your ornaments!!! They are so pretty!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow that is cool ornaments!!! I don't have any glass on the tree, but maybe when the kids get older!!!!!
    thank you for sharing!!!!
    Aloha,
    Shar

    Mele Kalikimaka!!!!!

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  5. Neat ideas on the ornaments! they are lovely!
    My favorite indulgence is the chocolates truffles that alway makes an appearance! hehee

    Happy Holidays to you!
    hugs
    juli

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  6. My favorite indulgence is Christmas candy!

    Happy Holidays!

    Jessie G
    goodjessie at hotmail.com

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  7. Your ornaments are adorable... they are such nice gifts and would look awesome on the tree. I love the look of distressed inks but just bought 2 the other day. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Love the ornaments. My favorite indulgence is cheese ball and crackers.

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  9. Those glass ornaments are fantastic! I love the rolled paper ones especially.
    My favorite indulgence with Christmas is treating myself to a massage. After all the work, cleaning, cooking, and repeating, I am ready for some quiet stamping time and a nice massage to soothe these aching muscles ;)

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  10. Oh those ornaments are fabulous
    Perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  11. SWEET! Your ornaments are BEAUTIFUL! I love them all, each one is a wonderful idea and turned out beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. My favorite holiday treat is a Buche de Noel. SUPER yummy! I love those! Hugs- Glora

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  12. I LOVE the ornaments!!!! They are fabulous. I love the idea of cinammon sticks. Do they emit any scent being closed inside the ball I wonder?

    Hugs,
    Raven

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