04 December 2010

SSC Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Holiday Hop! We have quite a line-up for you today filled with lots holiday inspired goodies! Our DT has been busy at work in Santa’s workshop creating a sled full of gorgeous holiday projects to help you decorate, scrapbook or use for gifts!. Be sure to comment all of the blogs along the way because we have "hidden" some extra special treats along the way. There is no way to tell where we have them stashed, so be sure not to miss out! Some of our hop hosts are giving an extra entry for becoming a follower. Who doesn't appreciate more chances to win right? All winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 via the DT blogs and also right here in the hop room at SSC. You have until 11:59PM EST tonight, December 4th, 2010 to comment for your chance to win. All you need to do is click on each link and leave a comment as you hop along to the end of the list. Get ready for a Holly Jolly Holiday Hop!

Here are three Christmas tree ornaments I made especially for you!


This one uses a sheer Maya Road mini book page painted with Sheer Gold Shimmer paint. The chipboard bird (also Maya Road) is painted brown and then painted again with glitter paint. A Basic Grey rub-on and piece of ribbon finish it off.


More Maya Road chipboard here...the bird and the tree branch...LOVE these! The branch is painted brown and then covered with clear crackle glaze (Glossy Accents Crackle). For the bird, I started with a base coat of deep red, then covered with pink Distress/Crackle paint from Tim Holtz. Then I glazed it with a coat of Glossy Accents for shine. I added a little Prima flower to the branch and a ribbon to hang. I think this is my favorite :)



This one was very simple also...A clear Meaking Memories frame, backed with some Basic Grey Christmas paper from ages ago, and a 7Gypsies sticker in the middle make the base. The chipboard bird is painted with copper glaze (Making Memories, I think). Then I jsut added a small rub-on on the wing and a touch of bling.
I hope you enjoyed these little ornaments! I know I had a blast making them...
Here are the rest of SSC Design Teams blogs...don't forget to comment on each one...You never know where a prize might be!

Maureen http://stampandscrapwithmaureen.blogspot.com/

Theresa http://procrastinatingscrapper.blogspot.com/

Nikki --- You are here :)

Rona http://scraprona.blogspot.com/

Colleen http://cardsdelight.blogspot.com/

Amy http://amybeansblog.blogspot.com/

Clare http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/

Pryn http://mochavation.blogspot.com/

Tammy http://tmaynard.blogspot.com/

59 comments:

CTgirl said...

Your decorations are so pretty! I love the little frames, quite something else. Thanks for the inspiration!!

A Cards Delight said...

Nikki, These are so dang cute, I love them and you have inspired me to give them a try! Very pretty! Hugzzz Colleen

Cindylu2u said...

Terrific decorations, so pretty!!

craftypat said...

Looking at your ideas has made me remember a whole batch of coasters I have crying out to be used.
Thank you for the ideas they are
great
Pat

Dana said...

Awww! These are adorable!!
Hugs~
Dana

Simply AJ said...

I really like the picture frame ornament. The detail on the birds wing is the perfect accent! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! Having fun hopping around :) AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

These ornaments are so awesome, Nikki!!! I just love that bird on the branch and you have inspired me to think outside the box. Love them!!

Jane said...

Oh I think I have bits and pieces of all of your stuff I bet I could come up with something like this to decorate the Christmas packages with.

Sandi said...

These are really nice, I love anything with birds on them. How appropriate to make for your tree, a bird in a tree....who woulda thunk! Thanks for sharing, Sandi

juliem said...

Great ornaments. I need to try and make one.

Paula Askew said...

Very neat idea

ThePurplePlace said...

HI Nikki - Your bird are wonderful. I'm taking my time and slowly making my way through the HOP!!

I am also VERY happy that I feel good and can play...! It would have been a shame to have missed all these wonderful projects!!

Happy Holidays,
Lis

Sharon Rittler said...

So cute! Love those birds too!

Jennifer Scull said...

your little birds are just precious! what great ornaments! :)

sandy said...

Love the ornaments...it's given me a great idea!

MaryAnn said...

your bird decorations are so cute. thanks for the inspiration.

Miss Sue said...

Never would have thought to use frames for an ornament! Thanks for the idea!

Rona said...

Really pretty Nikki!!! I need to dust off some chipboard!!

Pat said...

Nikki, your ornaments are adorable! Love all of the different textures which you have used. Thanks for sharing these very neat projects!

dmbennett said...

Wonderful creations. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

Scrap-a-holic_mom said...

Pretty ornaments. thank you for sharing

scraphappy55 said...

This is just a cute project

Ronda Petrin said...

These are really awesome! Can't wait to get started.

I am following.

jennifer mitten said...

Love thse - the birds add the right touch...

perezmom said...

Very pretty decorations!

-Kristin

Cardmaking Galore said...

These are really lovely - My fave is the bird one. I have a bird thing going lately, lol! Thanks for the inspiration

Ruby said...

Your ornaments are simply great!!

Anonymous said...

So here you are, love the cute ornaments. I think I have some of those birds some place, will have to look for them.

Thanks for all you do for SSC

Love ya, kiss the boys,
Syd

Deb-Close to my Heart Consultant said...

love the bird.

marilyn said...

LOVE your ornaments--fantastic.

Theresa said...

Love those Christmas ornaments Nikki! That bird on the branch is calling my name (maybe it's one of the "four calling birds")!!! LOL! Love you!

Lynette said...

These ornament are so pretty. They will certainly make Christmas special

Pryn said...

FANTASTIC ornaments Nikki! You are going to have THE best the on the block Sistah!!!!

LOVE YOU!!!

DonnaSue said...

So pretty---I love birds!

Barbara Jay said...

I want to try using the glass slides. They make very nice ornmants or package embellshments. Love your ideas

Trina said...

I just got some of these chipboard birds on Cyber Monday. Thanks for giving me an idea of what I can do with them!

gmaJ said...

The ornaments you made are so cute! I love the ideas of using the chipboard and crackle paints and little rub ons! Thanks for sharing your ideas today on the holiday hop! I am enjoying it!!

Isha said...

Beautiful Ornaments....I should give it a try.

youiesmom said...

Darling little ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Linda S said...

Love your ornaments! Thanks!

Gab said...

gosh those are beautiful - never would have thought to use that MR chipboard that way. Thanks!

2amscrapper said...

I have the MR birds and branches--never would have thought to turn them into that 2nd ornament. Thanks for the idea.

Sandi's Samples said...

Your bird is wonderful. I love looking at your blog TFS

Jean said...

I think I just ight have to try these frames. Love the little bird

JustYolie said...

Lovely tree decorations! :)

Patricia said...

These decorations are too cute!

Andrea6760 said...

Hi Nikki,
Your ornaments are so pretty and I personally like the one with the red/pink poinsettia best myself. The flower is gorgeous!! Now I wish I had one of those bird dies to try!! Adding it to my wish list now.

I already follow your blog via my google homepage and like keeping up on your work. Thanks for letting us take a peak at your work for the hop.

*Hugs*
~Andrea

kc71595 said...

Love these ornaments! Just goes to show so many different ways to use the same thing over and again and come up with such different results! Very creative!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some goodies! :)

Sue McRae said...

Such charming ornaments!

grandmax2 said...

Very pretty decorations

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Paula S. said...

How pretty!

Jen said...

Love your use of chip board...I don't use it much, so now I've been inspired by your work! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Very pretty decorations; the bird on the branch with the flower is a very clever idea!

Tracy S said...

gorgeous ornaments. What a cool gift idea. TFS!

Angela B. said...

These ornaments are so cute great idea!

Patricia St Martin said...

Love all your decorations.

lynnetta said...

these are so cute,,very vreative thank you for sharing

gg nurse said...

You are so clever!