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Monday, December 1, 2008

Merry SITSmas!

Here's to wishing all my SITSta's a very Merry Holiday Season...how can you not smile at that face?


I took these 2 photos at the local Mall on Black Friday where my girls got to visit Santa...with only a 10 minute wait...woo hoo!

The "Joy for all" was Nordstrom's front window & it just inspired me and got me all in the Christmas Spirit (even more than I already am)!


And since this is a DECORATING PARTY...I thought I'd share some pics & "how-to's" for the ornaments I've been making!

Prepare to get GLITTERY & GLAM if you are going to attempt any of these! But glitter makes the world a better place, so it's well worth it :-)

Start with some glass oranaments (color of your choice), glitter (I love Martha's - & yes, we're on first name basis now ;-) & some two-sided stickers (again, I used Martha's flower roll). Just place the stickers where you want them on the ornament, peel the outer layers, & shake, shake, shake that glitter until it looks like tinkerbell had a visit :-) Then shake, shake, shake some more to get off the excess. Then pick out some pretty ribbon to tie around the top and make hangers!

And voila'...this is what you end up with...

...sorry I didn't do a picture for picture tutorial but I'm tellin' ya the glitter was everywhere...

...I even had on my new apron from Heather's Custom Sewing and I still got glitter all over me. My poor Punky had it all over her just from being in the same room as me. Anyway, I just got the custom matching apron set for me and the Bubbas (for Christmas, shhh)...but I couldn't resist wearing mine already because it rocks, Heather did such a great job...so check her out if your in need of a cute apron. She even went to the store and got the fabric I requested because she didn't have it in stock. Aren't they cute!?!
Back to the decor. These paper ornaments are even easier than the first ones (especially if you use paper that is already glittered). I used Amy Butler's glittered cardstock because I o' so love her designs!
You cut 1/2 inch strips of 6" by 8" glittered cardstock, piece them together in a stack and punch two holes in each end. I used my Crop-a-dile so it all was punched at one time and it was much easier than trying to punch a few at a time and line it up. Then just add two jeweled brads to the holes and fan them out into a sphere. You'll have to just play with it a bit to get it shaped the way you want it. Add pretty ribbon for the hanger...easy peasy and so cute (although my pictures didn't turn out well). These are hangin' on our rinky dink little tree in the basement. I'll share better pictures of these when I get some & of our big white tree when we get it decorated!
I saw another variation of these at a fellow SITSta you all may know, Her Cup Overfloweth, where she used a 5x7 photo (what a great idea)...that never dawned on me! So go check her out for other fun ideas too!

Now here are the easiest ones...I got these at my local craft store for less than $2/ornament. They had glitter but I just jazzed it up with a bit more and simply added ribbons around the necks...how easy. I saw the SAME exact ornaments at one of my fav decorating stores over the weekend for almost $10...wow!
His...

...and Hers...
They wanted to get some fresh air :-)
Speaking of that favorite store...I just had to snap a pic of this upside down Christmas tree (even though you can't tell it's upside down from my close up shot)...the decor is pretty!

And I'm lovin' the green & blue theme that's seems to be popular this year...
...Ooo La La...



I wouldn't dare fail to mention that one prize will be given away EVERY HOUR from 6am to 10pm over at SITS with the GRAND PRIZE being YOUR Blog Featured as their Friday Fav & a $200 TARGET GIFT CARD! What more could a girl want? Sure do love those SITS girls :-)

Also wanted to give some linky love to some of my fav SITSta's latest posts!

My girl, Fresh Mommy, wrote about overcoming a fear & posted some bea-u-ti-ful pictures!

Tara over at TMI wrote a nice little post on CHRISTmas, go see what I mean!

Thrifty Decor Chick is doing a favorite things giveaway...although I totally follow her to see what she'll be creating next, her ideas are wonderful!

Dandelion Wishes also has a giveaway going on so go enter that because she rocks.

Last but not least...don't forget to ENTER MY GIVEAWAY HERE! It ends on Friday.

Now go & have a Happy SITSmas Tuesday...Woo Hoo for all these Giveaways!

Jaime


65 comments:

Who am I? said...

Merry SITSmas! Your stuff is soooo cute! I am inspired. I actually made my own Christmas cards this year, which is quite a feat for me :)

Michelle Sybert said...

oh I like the ornaments with scrapbook paper! I will have tot ry that!

Mamarazzi said...

Merry SITSmas!!

girl for some reason i can't get my google reader to read you. i never get an update when you post. i am following but it is not working.

any ideas?

i don't wanna miss any of your bloggy goodness. thanks for the linky love!

ok off to enter your giveaway!

Michelle said...

Oh, I love all your craftiness! There isn't anything better than some of MS's glitter!

Merry SITsmas!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Those ornaments are GORGEOUS!

Ho Ho Ho Merrrrrrrrrrrrry SITSmas!

- Margaret

tara @ kidz said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those ornaments! I am in awe of you!!!

Have a fabulous holiday!

Valerie said...

Gosh your so crafty. Every thing looked beautiful. Have a great Merry SITSmas!

tam said...

Happy Merry SITSmas!
~Tam :D

Rachael said...

I LOVE the blue glittery ornaments, and that can be such a fun holiday get together activity! I also love the Santa pic, and the fox inside the window display... I would totally put that in my house. Merry SITSmas!

Supercool Hotmama said...

Cute cute ideas! Merry SITSmas and Merry Christmas!

flickrlovr said...

You outdid yourself! Great photos!
Merry SITSmas!

Melanieshea said...

Love the ornaments. I've been making some this year as well.
Merry SITSmas.

Tracy said...

Love the ornaments, love the aprons, heck...everything in all your pictures looks great!
Merry SITSmas!

georgie said...

Merry SITSmas-you are so creative!

Leah said...

love your decorations! merry sitsmas!!!!

Shannon said...

Ooooo... pretty!

Merry SITSmas to you!

Megan said...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Merry SITSmas!

Anna Lefler said...

Awesome post!

Merry SITSmas and a joyful new year!

:^) Anna

Diane said...

Nothin wrong with a glitter covered house. Makes ya feel magical! lol
Merry SITSmas!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Merry SITSmas!! Happy commenting!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Amy said...

Such pretty ornaments! You've put me in the mood to create! Merry SITSmas!

Kristen said...

Merry SITSmas
Great ornaments

Jamie said...

Merry SITSmas! I love the ornaments! They are so beautiful! I'm sure there was glitter everywhere!

Jenners said...

Merry SITSmas! Great post...full of so many ideas. I think I could even pull of those glitter ornaments. My 4-year-old loves anything to do with glitter so maybe we'll give it a try! I have to vacuumn anyway!

Aubrey said...

Oh! No way! Those ornaments are way too cool!
You go girl with your bad self!

Merry SITSmas!

Jingle said...

These look wonderful! I'm a closet (not so much) MS craft supply fan! LOL! I just can't seem to get enough of it!

jennifersusan said...

Merry SITSmas! You have amazing taste. I love what you've got posted and all your decorations. You're awesome!!!

Marshmallow Circus said...

I lOVE your ornament ideas. I hope you don't mind-I am totally stealing these!

PamperingBeki said...

I must find some cute stickers and glitter to try that! They turned out great!

Thanks for the fab idea.

KDLOST said...

Merry SITSmas! You really do have such awesome taste. :)

workout mommy said...

yet again, I am in awe. I don't even think I could make a paper snowmen, much less all of this nice stuff!

Jenni B said...

What a great post! Fun tutorials! Thanks for stopping by to visit and enter my giveaway!!

Jenni B

nikkicrumpet said...

Those glittered ornaments are so dang cute....hmmm now maybe that's a craft I could actually handle! I gotta go see martha and get some of her glitter and stickers!

Kristin said...

You're so creative....i'm jealous!

Kristy said...

Merry SITSmas!

Denise said...

I may have to make those cute glitter ornaments. My girls would love it!

Merry SITSmas!

Rebecca Jo said...

Holy cow - I get so jealous of creative people like you... your decorating is beautiful!!!

Merry SITSmas!

gingela5 said...

All of that stuff is so cute! I wish I had half of your talent! Merry SITSMAS! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

Annie said...

Very pretty ornaments you made! I have the aqua this year to match my living room and I L.O.V.E. it!!! Merry SITSmas to you!

Shannon said...

Merry SITSmas! Gorgeous ornaments!!

rachael said...

merry SITSmas!!!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Love your ornaments, Sweetie! You are so creative! I have never heard of double sided stickers. Where do you get them? Nordstrom is my absolute favorite! Wish we had one close by....

Amanda said...

adorable decorations!!

Merry SITSmas!!

mrsmouthy said...

You must have made it to the mall at 4AM to have a 10-minute Santa wait!

Femin Susan said...

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Absolutely fantastic post! Good job!
Great! Keep writing…….
Good week……… Welcome to my blog…….
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tristan said...

Wow...all that stuff looks great!

sandy said...

Merry SITSmas! Such great ideas!

Christina said...

Omg I am so bookmarking you!Merry SITSmas! Filled with lots of love!

Eudea-Mamia said...

I have yet to make it to a nice mall yet - but Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are my absolute favorite windows at Christmas.

Thanks for the peak!!

Merry, Merry SiTSmas!

Em

Kelsey said...

You are so creative! I love your ideas, I'll be back for sure!!

Merry SITSmas.

Do you think you could come up with an easy to make penguin ornament?

Nicole said...

I love those glitter ornaments! Merry Sitsmas.

Kimberly said...

I got my tree all decorated last night. But I could easily snazzy up those plain glass ornaments.You've totally tempted me! Glitter is the best!!!! Especially at Christmas!

Merry SITSmas!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! :o)

WheresMyAngels said...

Great easy crafts! I teach adults with disabilities crafts once a month and that first one will be so easy for my folks that have more issues with their hands. Thanks.

Merry Sitsmas!

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

I love the photo of the Nordstrom's window! Classy...

paula :: plays with mud said...

adorable ornaments - love them!

Kathleen said...

Loving all of these ornaments, now I need to go make some of these!

Merry SITSmas a day late! :o)

Cherry Tree Lane said...

I love the ornaments! Beautiful! You are so talented!

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Playing catch up from yesterdays link post! Have a Merry SITSmas!

jewelstreet said...

Ooh! More ornaments for me to make! Yay! I'm having this weird thing where I want to make all kinds of ornaments this year.

Merry SITSmas!

Carrie said...

Merry SITSmas a little late! I'm still working my way through the links!

Love the ornaments! So crafty!!

Tabitha Blue said...

Merry SITSmas!!!! I didn't see that awesome shout out till I got all the way to the bottom of the post!! Thanks!

I love the tutorials you gave on the ornaments as well!! They are beautiful!! :)

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing! LOVE your reindeer! Merry (a little late) SITSmas to you and yours:)

Zen Ventures said...

Better late than never! Merry SItsmas!!! I love the glitter idea on the christmas balls.

Michaela said...

A very belated but still a very merry SITSmas to you - I loooove the glitter ball ornaments!! They are just too cute!

Margaret said...

Those ornaments are gorgeous! I have had a pack of glass ornaments staring at me from my craft table for a week now, and I think I'm gonna finally make them pretty tonight!