Friday, August 20, 2010

~CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST~

Aaaah I love Christmas!! So when challenges present themselves to help me get some of my Christmas projects completed ahead of time without the hustlin' and bustlin' of last minute creating, I take advantage. Every year I try to make a few new handmade ornaments for our Christmas tree and make a few as gifts. My goal is to have our entire Christmas tree all handmade ornaments, so we'll see how that goes and how long it takes me to get there lol 

This week at Sew Many Challenges, our challenge is to exactly that. Make a Christmas themed project. So I took the opportunity to make another ornament for my tree. For this ornament I used the lovely Bear in Stocking image from Sew Many Cards! I think he's such a cutie looking over the top of the stocking. Reminds me of boys faces when they were younger and would keep getting up and checking their stockings to find that Santa hadn't came yet. With both of them leaving the 'nest' soon, it'll be a bittersweet happy reminder of those times as they're off starting their new journeys!

We hope you'll join us this week at Sew Many Challenges as we have
 sponsoring us!! You have a chance of winning 3 digital images from the Stitchy Bear Store! I'll be posting another project later today using an adorable image that Stitch let me play with this week!! So be sure to check back!

Hope you like this weeks project and thank you for looking as always and for leaving such nice comments! They're all appreciated!
 ~SUPPLIES USED~
Neenah Smooth Cardstock
Stickles -- Frosted Lace
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
Doodlebug Design -- Bon Bon Flock
RibbonFX (Hobby Lobby) -- Red/Black Plaid
Copics
Multiliner 0.3
G12, G14
R22, R24, R27, R29
E13, E33, E34, E53
I'm also entering this project in the following challenges:
A Spoon Full Of Sugar -- Christmas In August
Pollycraft -- In Stitches
My Time to Craft -- Glitter and Glitz
Creative Cottage -- Christmas 
The Character Cafe -- Use Dimensional Glaze (Eyes, nose and heart on stocking)
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Christmas In August 
 The Beary Sweet Challenge -- In Stitches 

20 comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

This lovely ornament with sparkle beautifully on your tree Jeri. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Kym Weber said...

Ohhhh, Jeri! I absolutely love how you made the bear in stocking into an ornament for your tree! Fabulous idea! He is so darling sitting in the stocking! Spectacular job!

~Hugs~Kym

Margie said...

The bear is so cute, Jeri! It's so adorable! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at The Charactr Cafe.
Hugs

Crystal said...

AWWW Jeri this is soooooo sweet!! I LOVE this darling design!

Rachel said...

Sooo adorably cute!! thanks for playing along with us this week at The Character Cafe.
hugs,
Rachel :0)

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love the glitter.

Georgia said...

Great job. As always you rock. Thanks for joining us ta the cafe this week

Tracy said...

this is so cute i love that bear and the fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cottage, I hope you will join us again. Tracy x

TinaB said...

Just beautuful!! Thank you for playing at The Character Cafe! Hugs Tina xx

lindyloo said...

awwww how cutie thanks for jining us at the creative cottage huggies lindyloo x

Elise said...

Awww this is so adorable! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us at The Beary Sweet Challenge!

Hugs,
Elise

Fink said...

Jeri, that is so creative! Glad you joined us at the Character Cafe dimensional glaze challenge!

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft Challenge!

Pamela said...

Oh my gosh this is just adorable. I love it!

Teri said...

Loving the ornament hun!
Thanks for sharing at The Creative Cottage this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Himmelriket said...

Lovely craftwork...

Kendra said...

Super cute! Love how the glaze works that little heart. Thanks for playing along with us at TCC and always a pleasure to drool over your blog!!! LOL

Jamie said...

What a cute stocking and great idea! Thanks for joining in our Stitches Challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awwww, how sweet, I love the fact that it's an ornament!! What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Aww, this is really sweet! It's such a great idea to get a start on those holiday cards. I'm with ya! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!

Cheers,
Susan

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