Saturday, December 17, 2011

KinderStampO's Ornaments, Ornaments, and More Ornaments Blog Hop - December 17th & 18th

Holiday Greetings Wonderful Visitors!

Welcome to KinderStampO's "Ornaments, Ornaments, and More Ornaments" Blog Hop!  Whether you are already a follower or new to my blog, WELCOME AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  Get ready to see 24 unique, creative, and fun ways to decorate your tree with all of our ornament creations!  You should have arrived here from Kari's blog, Purple Funtastick Creations.  If you get lost during the hop or need to view the entire line-up, please visit Jess at KinderStampO.  Make sure you read this post til the very end so you can learn about some of the wonderful prizes up for grabs ;)

I grew up creating ornaments with my family as a child.  Of course, there were the fun paper doves and stars we created in school, but my mother used to create fabric pinecones, macaroni angels, and painted glass ornaments with us as children as well.  It has been YEARS since I've had an opportunity to create something I can use to decorate the tree, so I jumped at the opportunity to participate in Jess' fun hop. 

I chose to create an ornament that was a play off of an explosion box.  Explosion boxes have been all the rage as of late in the crafting world, and I had always want to create one, so I thought "Why not?  Who says it can't be an ornament as well?"  I researched "mini explosion box" and found a wonderful tutorial by Shannon at Stampin' Sentiments that was not only informative, but extremely simple to follow.  Following Shannon's wonderful directions and examples, I created an ornament I am extremely proud of and absolutely love.

So, without further ornament!

Pretty little ornament!

Loving these little snowflakes!

Open it up...

...and there's a message inside!

Sorry about the smudge on "Happy Holidays" - blame my busy little fingers!

Supply List:
* KinderStampO's "Vintage and Traditional Holiday" Stamp Set
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Cardstock in "All That Glitters", "Winter Woods", and "Christmas Countdown"
* Post-It Craft Paper in "White"
* Imaginisce "Snowflake Glitz" Metal Stickers
* Imaginisce "Holiday Garlands" Ribbons
* Ranger Adirondack Earthtones Pigment Ink Pad in "Pitch Black"
* Crop-a-Dile
* Martha Stewart Scoring Board
* Paper Cutter
* Bone Folder

This was so much fun to make and I am feeling inspired to create several more versions - it was easy, quick, and looks great!

As promised...there is BLOG CANDY!

I will be selecting one winner from my blog to receive this one-of-a-kind ornament created by YOURS TRULY!  (with a non-smudged sentiment inside, lol)  I may even include a fun treat inside ;) (it is an explosion box, after all!).  Please leave me a comment by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 18th in order to qualify.  I will give you a bonus entry if you become a follower or are already a follower :)  Please, please, PLEASE leave me contact information with your entries - it makes it much easier to contact you if you WIN! :)

ALSO - every comment you leave on all of the blogs will qualify to win you the GRAND PRIZE stocking being offered by Jess.  Some of the names being featured in this awesome stocking are Lindy's Stamp Gang...KinderStampO...Karlas001...Helmar...PYMII...and Unity Stamps.  With prizes like NEED to enter! :)

Your next stop is Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut.  Thank you for visiting, and once again HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"