Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop!

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop! 

Welcome to Day 1 of our inspiration week thanks for joining me today!  If you are just dropping by make sure that you start at Scrapping Everyday Miracles to get all the details on our hop.  Make sure that you stop by every day this week because I have created a ton of ornaments (some good and some that you don't want to try) and I will be showing you how to recreate them, here is just a snapshot of a few.

Today I am going to show you how to make icicles on your ornaments.  You will need glitter (the finer ones work best) and some runny glue that dries clear.

I ended up using glue by Art Glitter - this glue ran everywhere and then I sprinkled glitter on the glue.  Just make sure that you have thought out where you are going to let this dry - I sure didn't!  :)  I finally found a stand and put my ornament on a hanger and then let it drip onto a paper towel.

Here's a shot with some decorations on them.

The secret word(s) for today are:  Do you

And of course any hop has prizes, but how about this for a prize...  If you become a follower of my blog (or already are) and leave a comment you will be entered into a random drawing to win a place at this awesome online event hosted by one of my favorites (yes, again) Christy Tomlinson.  You do have to leave your e-mail because I will pick a winner on Sunday, December 4th and class starts Monday the 5th.

 I have invited 11 of my favorite artsy friends to join me in this workshop!
Donna Downey, Margie Romney-Aslett, Jeanne Oliver, Alisa Burke, Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murry (of the Gilded Life), Kaari Meng (of French General), Danielle Donaldson, Kelly Barton. Chrissy Gardner and Junelle Jacobson!
This is a five day workshop that start Dec 5th. The first 4 days of the workshop we will post 3 new ornaments from 3 of the wonderful teachers! plus little fun extras too! Then on day five.. a few fun bonus project and home decor projects will be posted as well as some fun exclusive downloads! This is a great way to get into the holidays spirit and make creative gifts for your friends, family or for your tree and home!
 Class starts December 5th!
The hop details: 
1.    Come back and visit us each day this week to be inspired.  Hop to the Design Team member’s personal blog and collect your secret word.  At the end of the week e-mail us at with the secret phrase and you will be entered into the drawing for this awesome prize from Burlap & Buttercups, one of my personal favorite kit clubs. 

2.    Create something or many things based on our inspiration and link it to the Mr. Linky by December 10th for a chance to win a December kit from Scrapbook Circle, yes this is also a favorite of mine!
3.    Every day that you come back to visit you will also find a new discount code to give you some help in your shopping; some codes are good just for the day and others are for a week so make sure you get them quick!
4.    Have a ton of fun and don’t forget to join us on Monday, December 5th for our December challenge and another awesome prize package!


  1. Great ornaments! We make ones where you drizzle tole paints inside then shake and turn it around to get the whole thing covered... then dry upsidedown over those fibre egg packages (I so cannot think of the word)

    I'm sure those egg trays would work great to balance your ornaments on too :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful ornaments! They are super festive! I am a new follower!

  3. Such beautiful ornaments . . . I really love how easy it look to make!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Wow your ornaments are so clever... sticky yes but very pretty once done I'm sure.

    Am now a new follower. @

  5. Great ornaments Wendy! I really like the twine one that you've posted about too.

  6. I am loving these ornaments! thanks for the hop! my email is tryX2again(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. oh I love these! I wish I were in the US and could join this workshop *sigh* I guess I'd just have to get creative and cook up some of my own. Thanks for the inspiration Wendy! :D

  8. I really really love the ornaments... I sooo wish that I could get some ornaments like that to decorate... I think my daughter would love the sticky glitter mess too. Maybe if I hunt real hard I could find some here in Norway. I might just have to have my mom pick some up for me and keep them until I get back to Cali. You are super talented Wendy and I just loves all of these.

  9. Oh so pretty! I had to chuckle when I read the part about planning a way for them to dry because I could totally see myself making one and then panicking because I couldn't set it down. I really want to give this a try!

  10. Beautiful ornaments. These look amazing!