Sunday, October 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop



I'm so excited about this month's Blog Hop because the challenge is to share something (anything!) homemade for the holidays. Tonight I'm sharing a little snowman ornament:




This is my attempt at a little vintage Christmas style. My snowman started out as a simple Styrofoam ball. I then added black rhinestones for the eyes and smile and an orange paper cone for the nose. I added little cheeks with some pink pastel chalk, then covered the whole thing with white glue and glittered it up with Martha Stewart's crystal coarse glitter. I love that stuff! It really gives it that special something that you need for Christmas!

The hat is just an Aqua Mist cardstock cone that I stamped with Damask Designs in Water Lily Green ink. Some wired eyelash ribbon around the base and top add a little more bling and remind me of the old silver tinsel that my Mom insisted we put on the tree every year (okay, maybe it was us kids who really wanted it).

I'm frantically trying to post this on time, so if you don't see the supplies list yet, check back, as I'm adding it very soon! Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what YOU created tonight!

P.S. Am I the only one listening to Christmas music tonight?!?







Stamps: Damask Designs, Merry & Bright Additions (PTI)
Paper: Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Orange Zest (PTI)
Ink: True Black, Water Lily Green, Hibiscus Pink (PTI)
Other: Hibiscus Burst vintage buttons (PTI), crochet thread, silver and white wired eyelash ribbon, Sweet Blush satin luxe ribbon (PTI), black rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), Stampin' Pastels - pink (SU!), Styrofoam ball, crystal coarse glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts), glue dots

59 comments:

Latisha said...

WOW, these are adorable, I need to take a closer look on how you made these! Love it!

Steph said...

My favourite so far tonight. Very nice.

Kat said...

It's so different. I love it!! TFS

Heidi said...

Oh my your vintage snowman is adorable!! He is so happy! Enjoy your Christmas music!

Jen said...

My favorite box of deocorations is filled with homemade ornaments from my grandma...This reminds me of those. Wonderful idea!

Kelly S. said...

ACK! Vintage love, so adorable and creative!

Catherine Doucette said...

WOW, that snowman is just adorable!! LOVE him :0)

Natasha said...

Ooh, I love it! What a gorgeous ornament!

lynn said...

oooh, jennifer, this little guy is so adorable! i'll have to try this little guy!

p.s. i'm already planning to try your clay snowman...now to find the time!

lynn

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh I LOVE it, Jennifer! Just adorable!

Deanna said...

So so adorable!

Rebecca said...

This is awesome. I have got to try to make something like this with my kiddos. They'd get a kick out of that! I love the silver cord around the brim of his hat!

Diane Jaquay said...

Isn't he just the CUTEST!! Love it!

Sharron said...

Such an adorable little ornament--and the pink and aqua are perfect! Really love him!

Lori said...

How stinking cute!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Love it love it love it! I can't wait to try this idea...how cute would a bunch of these guys be on a tree?!?

Michelle said...

No Christmas music before Thanksgiving...but I'm feelin' ya - - LOL This is a super sweet ornament. So sugary and vintagey - - really nice job.

Bonnie said...

Oh you crafty woman you!! I love this little vintage-y guy - super sweet!

Cammie said...

Love your little vintage snowman! He's just adorable. Great job!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this.. what a CUTE snowman!! Great job!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness perfection!!!!!! tfs!!

Melissa said...

So beautiful--he is adorable! It's amazing that he started as a styrofoam ball and ended up so pretty and glittery!

Karli said...

soooooo cute! I'm sure it sparkles like crazy with the MS glitter on it! TFS :)

Dru said...

Wow! This is amazing - I absolutely love it. Going to have to give this a go - I hope it turns out 1/2 as cute. Really...this is so cute!!

kimosabescraps said...

oh he is so stinkin cute!!! I am going to have to try this!!

Marge said...

Yep, so STINKIN' CUTE!!! Love him!

Lizzie Jones said...

Holy Cute!!! I may have to make a few of these for our tree this year. Oh, I'm in love! Thank you for sharing!

Sue Pardue said...

What an adorable snowman! I LOVE it!!!

peggysue said...

Waterlily green ink, looks lovely on the aqua mist cardstock and GREAT idea for the hat, so snowman-ish in color! This does remind me of a vintage ornament, nice idea.

Lori said...

How sweet!

resmith said...

So adorable!!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Very impressive!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh your snowman ornament is so cute! I want to pinch his cheeks! I love the vintage touch to this card! :)

Liz said...

Wow! he is adorable!! You did a fabulous job...so creative :)

Sherry said...

He is soooo sute!!

Otter said...

TOO CUTE!!!!

Dana said...

Love your little vintage snowman! So cute :-)

Linda said...

Just lovely. Especially with the beautiful, subtle colors. Very different and absolutely, melt your heart adorable!

Aimes said...

OMG! This is so clever! I love him, he's so cute! Great job on creating a fabulous ornament!
TFS!
Aimes
x

kim's kreations said...

Oh man he is just too cute!!! I have to try one of these. I usually make ornaments for my grandkids each year and this may be it ! Thanks for sharing!!

Susan said...

Oh this is absolutely adorable!!! He put a smile on my face when I saw him. So cute! I might have to case your idea. My girls would love this!!

Kim said...

I think he's so cute! This will look great on your tree!

Kim said...

I'm thinking my 4 year old and i need to make some of these for christmas. Thanks so much for sharing he is awesome. She will love the glitter.

jenjen said...

What a cute ornament - I love it!

Adorable!

XOXO
Jen

MaryRC said...

that martha is a genius, and he is so very cute.

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

fab ornament I love it thank you for sharing xx

Carina Blogarina said...

Beutiful! Thank you for sharing. I'm putting this tutorial in my crafts to do pile! :O)

Lou Cinda said...

This is so cute!!! I love snowmen so this is rightup my alley!!

I just found your blog and am a follower!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sherri S said...

So totally adorable!

Angela said...

LOVE it! I love snowmen and this is beautiful!

Angela
www.reviewsbyangela.com

Linda said...

He is soooo cute...thanks for sharing him! Hope you have a FUN day.

Blessings,
Linda

Lara Harris said...

You do beautiful work!:)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! I just love the glitter and that adorable hat. I'm inspired to try!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Now that's just too cute! Love your paper crafts too! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents. Going to check out more of your blog and click your "Follow" button. If you like what you see over at my place, please be sure to do the same.

Kathleen Grace said...

this is adorable! great idea:>)

JaneAnn said...

I really like this snowman ornament. What size of ball did you use for your snowman's head? Thank you for sharing.

Emily said...

No, you are not the only one listening to Christmas music. I've been listening to a little myself... :)

icandy... said...

Oh, how cute is this???
Thank you for sharing...very sweet!
Hugs,
Christina

Cindy said...

What a great looking little ornament! I love it. Hugs, cindy S.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin