Friday, January 7, 2011

Still Christmas around here...

Oh I did it! I did it!!! My blogging resolution this year is at least one post a week... and I posted this one just in time... day 7 of 2011.

Yes it is January the 7th and I still have every Christmas decoration still up. I have a good excuse (though really I don't mind... I love the season), my daughter's birthday is January 12th and every year she asks if I can keep the decorations up till her birthday and party are over... though this year the party won't be till the 22nd... not sure if the Hubby will allow me to do that. LOL.

I wanted to share with you all a project that I did not get around to posting when I was on vacation.

I made this project for three reasons.

1. The ornament exchange for Heath's office Christmas party.
2. the Michale's contest (that I did not have the time or effort to enter that week)
3. For a Design Team application that I chickened out on and did not submit my application or project to.

Here it is...

Close up...

So since I dropped the ball on this one (using my holiday vacation as a valid excuse) I thought I would share it now.

The Flower - is made from wrapping paper scraps.
The wire frame - I bent and molded to match the Spellbinders ornament die.
The Santa - is printed on a transparency and framed with some cricut die cuts... one layer is out of PK Glitz sticky paper which made it very easy to then emboss with their EPmax powder.
The Tassels - I made myself out of some fresh water pearls and glass beads I got from Michale's. Love the way it turned out.

I hope your holiday was a wonderful one... I just have one question for you all...

Did you create anything this holiday season? Baking something new, crafting, gifting handmade items? Please share and I would love to see posts or photos of them if you would like to link it for us all to see.


  1. Hi Grace. Love the ornament! I actually did some baking this year...and tried a new recipe for Norwegian Skolebrod. I didn't take a photo though! I am giving away blog candy come check it out!

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  3. This is absolutly gorgeous! You should of entered the design team :-)



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