Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas is coming!!!

Hi there everyone,
Welcome back!!!! Hope you enjoyed the most recent Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop. All of the Sparkle N Sprinkle designers showed a lot of fabulous and creative cards, didn't they!!!

Also I would like to welcome my newest followers and offer a warm thank you for signing up to follow me on my blog.

And I just noticed that we have just passed the 100 followers mark and that means I will be giving away some blog candy. So let me come up with something and I will let you all know how that will work.

What a weekend this was and boy was I busy!!! Saturday, I offered two classes at Simply Said Rubber Stamps, and Sunday I did a dry run of my upcoming Stampaway class for this year.

Let me share components of the 1st class I offered Saturday.

Because Simply Said Rubber Stamps, a rubber stamp store located in Loveland,Ohio, is celebrating Christmas in July, I decided to offer a Christmas Ornament class. This was so fun and everyone enjoyed it.

 My first ornament used a little tea bag folding to create the tree and it sits nestled in a round little box container of sorts.

Each year at Christmas time, I make and give my closest friends a new and different ornament 
This would be perfect for that kind of a tradition, wouldn't it!!

Here is a perfect gift for children or for that someone who you just need to give a little something to.

 The 3rd ornament that the students made, utilizes a tin, this can double as a gift card holder, too.
 It's the gift that can keep on giving from year to year.You give it with a gift card inside and then from year to year it graces the tree of the recipient.

OK...... Christmas is a mere 5 months away, but you know, it will be here in the blink of an eye!!! 
I'm just saying!! LOL

In my next post I will be sharing the cards from the 2nd class I gave, also on Saturday. 

OK, I have to get back to getting my Stampaway class kits ready. 
Stampaway is right around the corner.

BTW, Stampaway is a fabulous stamping convention held each year in Cincinnati, Oh.and I am giving a class this year. More on that later.

Thanks for stopping in today and see you soon.


Shona Erlenborn said...

These ornaments are awesome Barb. Do we have any tutorials, especially for the Christmas tree one with the Kisses? I think I can figure out the other two! Thanks for sharing.

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome Christmas creations and gift ideas. Love the tea bag folding for the Christmas tree.
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Brenda said...

love your little ornaments and who could resist hersey kisses LOL.

Donna Ellis said...

Merry Christmas, Barbara! Three unique Christmas decorations. A perfect way to start Stamp Away. Hope your classes are lots of fun - how can it not be with these adorable projects? hugs, de