Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SNOWMEN IN THE ROUND

Every year, I make my precious little Stella, my only grandchild (who will turn five right after Christmas!), a really special ornament. I hope she treasures these ornaments as she gets older and realizes how much love her grandma put into each and every one of them.

This year, I decided to go with a snowman theme. I have worked the two snowmen from Snow Much Fun to the bone (uh, do snowmen have bones??), so decided to give them a little break, and veer towards some of the smaller of Stampin' Up!'s recent snowmen (most of which are, alas, retired).

I stamped 20 of the snowman in Black StazOn on white card stock. I then used a variety of Stampin' Write Markers to give them a little color. My next step was to cut each one of these cuties out. Once that was done, I placed them on the outer edges of a six-inch chipboard circle just to make sure they all fit nicely. I glued a piece of retired Designer Series Paper to cover the chipboard. A snowflake came into being using the old retired four-inch die in my Big Shot, and was affixed to the center of the DSP-covered circle. I then adhered all the snowmen around the edge of the circle, a few of them overlapping bits of the snowflake here and there. Hmmm. A little drab. So I added Dazzling Diamonds to the snowflake along with a few turquoise rhinestones to add that necessary bling for a five-year-old. I tied a silky turquoise ribbon at the top for a hanger.


Here are a few close-ups of the little snow buddies:




Doesn't Stampin' Up! make just the cutest snowmen?? I love 'em!

I hope Stella likes her ornament for 2012. 

Smiles.




30 comments:

  1. That is so cute! I know Stella will love them. It's hard to believe she's going to be five!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! Yup -- five she is! :>)

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  2. What a beautiful ornament for your granddaughter, Linda. How could she not love it! It is adorable. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Merry Christmas! Hugs, Gayle.

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  3. This is so cute. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/6-crafts-and-recipes-and-wednesdays.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Thank you, Debi! And thanks also for letting me link along! :>)

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  4. This is great - I love all the snowmen! Joining from Shine on Friday- http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Dani! I agree -- those snowmen are all adorable! :>)

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  5. Awesome blog! I'm following you and gave you a shout out!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/26-random-acts-of-kindness-blogger-style.html

    Have a great day!

    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn! YOU are awesome!! :>)

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  6. This is sooo adorable.I found your blog thru a link u from 4youwithlove blog, where you and I were featured. I thought she had a really fantastic idea, so I am making it a point to visit those blogs she featured and pay it forward by following them. Merry Christmas

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    1. Why, thank you sooo much, Tammy! You are precious to say so. I loved Marilyn's idea also. Isn't she a sweetheart?? :>)

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  7. Stella's a lucky girl! This is just darling!! Have a Merry Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! Stella IS a lucky girl -- but I'm really a LUCKY grandma to have her in my life! Hope your Christmas was wonderful! :>)

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  8. This one is a lot of fun. Have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! You are always so sweet. Hope your Christmas was delightful! :>)

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  9. Cute!! I found you on 4youwithlove where I was featured too.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanne! I loved Marilyn's idea. What a dear! :>)

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  10. Love, Love this snowman ornament.I found you on 4youwithlove where I was also featured. Your granddaughter will love it. Happy Holidays.

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    1. Thanks so much. She did really like it! Hope your Holidays were happy ones. :>)

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  11. That is so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! I love it!

    Happy Holidays,
    Marti

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    1. Thanks, Marti! And thanks again for letting me link up! :>)

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  12. so cute. Thank you for sharing at the hop, Merry Christmas xo

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    1. Thanks, Katherine. And I appreciate being able to share at your hop! Hope your Christmas was merry! :>)

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  13. What a gorgeous little ornament - I'm sure your granddaughter must love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you are having a fabulous festive week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/


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    1. Thank you, Jill! It was great fun to create for Stella! Thanks for letting me link up to a Round Tuit! :>)

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. Happy New Year to you and yours also! :>)

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