So did you all have a nice Thanksgiving & lots of yummy food? I hope it was a wonderful day for all!
How many of you hit the stores for Black Friday? I didn't make it out at all on Friday, our little guy ended up getting sick Thursday evening so we spent most of the weekend at home. But Eric was up early and hit the stores for some good deals. He bought some presents for the boys and a new Christmas tree--a pre-lit one! The tree that we had was still in great shape but it took forever to get it put up and then add all the lights & decorations! This was so slick it was up and fluffed out in about an hour--gotta love that! The ornaments took a little longer but for the most part the tree is decorated but I am still trying to figure out what to do for the top. What does the top of your tree look like? Do you have a star, angel, ribbons or nothing at all? We have been looking for a really pretty star or angel for the last couple of years but just haven't had much luck. It seems like most of the trees that you see all done up in the stores just have ribbons or nothing at all on the top. I would love to hear what you do for your tree top! Once I figure out what we are doing I will take some pictures to share with you.
Have you seen the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for these adorable little Snow Globes? Vickie Garrett has a wonderful tutorial for the Snow Globes and you can click HERE to check it out! I made one of these a few days ago but I didn't have all of the materials so this is my own little version. *wink*
I have looked at a few different stores here in our town & I haven't been able to find the bigger clear ornaments. I have found a ton of the tiny ones & standard size so I have been thinking & thinking what could I do to alter this a little & still make it work?? If I use the standard size over 1/2 of it ended up in the little can and it just didn't look right. So I got an idea and went with it! What do you think? Instead of using a can I used a clear votive holder.
Here's what I did~
First I lined it with silver paper, filled it with snow and then used clear silicone to adhere the two pieces together (ornament & votive holder). Once it was dry then I brushed crystal effects over the votive holder and sprinkled dazzling diamond glitter over it.
Paper~3M-Transparencies Here's a little tip*If you aren't planning on heat embossing but would like to stamp with a permanent ink and do other techniques with transparencies buy the Write-on Transparency Film. It is a lot less expensive (about $10-$15 for a box of 100).
Other~SU-Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, WM-Snow, Clear Votive Holder, Sharpie Markers, Jo-Ann's-Clear Glass Ornaments
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a great week and enjoying the beginning of the Holiday Season!