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Friday, October 12, 2007

Bloggers' Challenge -- Christmas Ornament

I'm back from Cape May, NJ.....it is just so beautiful down there! There are loads of wonderful old houses, sometimes called "painted ladies." The weather was almost perfect....so un-October-like.....more like summertime than fall! The crowds that are usually associated with any of the Jersey Shore towns were gone. The B&B we stayed at was just perfect....we even had a wonderful claw-foot tub in our bathroom.....perfect for a long bubblebath! It was a fun and relaxing week.


So, anyway, I'm back! While there, I finished up a project that I had taken with me to trade or swap out tomorrow at a gathering of demonstrators at our group Fall Fest. In the middle of finishing them up, I suddenly realized that they work perfectly for this week's Challenge. So, this project ended up doing double duty!! (This explains why you don't need to wait till the end of the weekend as previously promised!!) To the left is the front view....or the back view, which is exactly the same. The photo to the right is a side view. If you have been visiting this Blog for awhile, you may think this stamping idea looks somewhat familiar!....and you would be right since I CASED my post from August 17, but used Old Olive instead of Wild Wasabi.

This fun little ornament was filled with some chocolate Kisses. It can be used on a gift, or as an ornament. Easy to make....and fun, too! The idea was taken from http://hemidemisemiquaver.wordpress.com/. She has some amazing ideas on her site. Oh, and as usual, I invite you to check out the other Bloggers who participate in this weekly Challenge......they are such a fabulously creative group....they are sure to have posted some really WOW ideas! Enjoy!
Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, Season of Joy
Inks: Old Olive Jumbo Cartridge and Classic Ink; Real Red
CS: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive
Misc: Real Red Narrow Grosgrain, More Mustard Marker (for star at top of tree), Quickie Glue Pen (non-SU), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1/8" Round Punch, Gold Cord*
*Stretch Gold Cord is now available in the Holiday Mini.

20 comments:

Sheryl said...

Very cute! I like the idea that the ornament can be a gift holder too!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Its always nice to be able to "double up " on the workload by fitting more than one project into ONE!
Love your tree/box ornament. Oh I love that set too!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Double bonus...an ornament FILLED with chocolate. I can't think of anything more perfect! Love your colors and pattern choices. :)

amycara said...

Neat idea...who wouldn't want an ornament full of kisses!

Ida said...

Wonderful idea to create both an ornament and a gift box. Great job with the challenge.

Basement Stamper said...

Adorable! Love the dimension of it!

Becky said...

OH I AM SO GLAD YOU USED THE TEMPLATE!!! WOO HOO!!!! Thanks for the nice comments about my site! Your box turned out so lovely! Congrats!

Connie said...

Super idea to use that for an ornament! Cute...cute!!!

Connie

Lori said...

This is a great idea for an ornament!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Those are pretty and precious!!! And Chocolate to Boot!!! I would have a hard time keeping it on my tree!!!

Vicki

Lisa said...

Who wouldn't love a chocolate filled oranament!

Stefanie said...

Very cool Barb! Chocolate makes everything better, why not ornaments? I love the idea!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the combo of the ornament/gift holder idea! What a neat idea!

astampingteddy said...

Very, very cute! And I love the idea of chocolate ;-)
Claudia

MJ said...

Super cute. Love that is is 3d and hold chocolate!

Lila H said...

I love double duty. Clever idea for your ornament. I really like Sheryl's suggestion for using as a possible gift holder.

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! What a cool idea! I love it!

Karen said...

what a neat idea - who doesn't love a double bonus...ornament and chocolates!! :)

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

What a great idea!! Love the stamps you chose for the project!

rozie640 said...

Hey Barb, that is adorable!!!! I need to make some for little treats, thanks for the inspiration, love your colors.

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