Thursday, November 18, 2010

12 Blogs of Christmas - QKR Blog Hop

On the 4th blog of Christmas my true love gave to me... okay so you probably don't really want me to sing, but it was a fun thought...lol WELCOME WELCOME to the QKR Stampede "12 Blogs of Christmas" blog hop! If you are joining me from Carol's blog, then you are right on track. If you just started here on my blog, then you will want to head back to the QKR Stampede blog, and start from the top. You don't want to miss any of the "12 Blogs of Christmas". So if you are right on track then let us continue! I am so excited about this blog hop, why???? Well, I love Christmas! Although I am freaking out a little that it is a little over a month away, but still I love it...lol. Christmas is always such a magical time in our house. I have 3 little girls that just love the whole holiday thing. Well, I should stop rambling, and show you my projects. I made 2 for this hop. My first project is an altered item. I was at a local dime store called Viddler's a few weeks ago with my mom. I saw this bell, and had to have it. I wanted to "fix" it as I like to say. I have never stamped on metal before, so I thought it would be fun. I thought it turned out pretty well. I stamped the little Reindeer Gift image onto the bell using Staz-on ink. I actually stamped it on both sides, but the first side "slipped" a little, so I won't show you that side...lol. To color it, I purchased some Sharpie paint markers. The colors are a lot more limited then other choices, but they had what I needed for this. I also added some red stickles to his nose, and green to the ribbon on the gift. Now I may need to hide this thing before too long...my girls keep ringing it, and it is very "cowbell" loud! ha ha.
My next project is a little homemade "Christmas List" note pad. A couple years ago I purchased (well my mom purchased for me) a binding system. It is not a fancy one, but it does the job, and I like it! Anyway, I started with 2 pieces of white CS, and layered some SEI PP onto those. For the middle, I used some pieces of loose leaf paper the I trimmed up. On the front I used some scraps of white CS and hand wrote the sentiments on it. I then used the TREE image from QKR Stampede. I stamped it onto white CS, and colored it with watercolor crayons. I detail trimmed it, and attached it to the front of the note pad. Then I used my i-Rock at add some little heat set gems to be ornaments. I thought this would be a handy little pad to stick in my purse for Christmas shopping.

Well, it is time you head to the 5th Blog of Christmas!

KRISTINE'S BLOG!!!

Remember if at any point during the hop you get "lost" just head on back to the QKR Stampede blog for a complete list of the 12 blogs of Christmas! ENJOY!!!!

This is also for the following Challenge:

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle (the bell and tree both have lots of sparkle)

12 comments:

Carol said...

Cute, cute, cute, Jessica! There are so many things out there that need "fixed"! LOL Great colors and coloring, too!

Barb said...

Love the bell idea! I would never have thought of that! Very creative!! Love the notebook too!!

Roxie said...

Cute project, really like the cow bell and the tree on the note pad...I need to look for that!

Dawn said...

Cute cute cute! Love that cow bell- and notebook. I won't sing either-lol

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job Jessica. I love 'fixing' things too and did so on my blog too. LOL! Very nice projects!

quilt4fun2 said...

Very nice projects. Thank You for being in the hop and sharing your projects.
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Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What cute projects!

Ceal said...

cute projects! love the cow bell :) TFS

Kristine Reynolds said...

Great projects! Gotta try that bell!

Kleeblatt said...

Jessica, you've created two fantastic works. Your bell,I was thinking that is a bag, until I had read that there is a bell. What a great idea to stamp on the. Even your notebook is really good, I like everything really well

jkreucher said...

Wonderful Christmas projects.. love the fun bell! Judy

bridget said...

I love your note pad!