Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bella Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

I decided to make an ornament with my wreathabella stamp. Sorry about the photo, but it was really hard to get a good photo of a glass ornament with acetate in the middle ;)

First, I stamped the image on acetate using palette ink, then I flipped it over and coloured the image with sharpies. Copics would work, but I don't have any, and sharpies work too. any permanent marker that will work on non-porous surfaces would be okay.

I punched a hole in the acetate, threaded it with ribbon and used that instead of the metal hanger that comes with the ornament.

Before putting the top back on, I added some faux snow to fill out the glass globe a bit more.

I hope you enjoyed this ornament, and that you will give it a try. If there are any questions, please leave me a comment and I will try to answer them for you.

Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to
Brandi - Sparkle Shimmer and Twinkle.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Daily

For the past few years, Ali Edwards has been creating her December Daily albums as a way to keep track of everyday events around the holidays. Here is her 2008 album.

This year I decided to join in.

I don't have my first page ready yet, but I wanted to let you know that if you are participating, it doesn't have to be a huge holiday event that you document every day. yesterday, December 1, was our first real snowfall of the season, so I am going to write about that, and Deron took a photo of the snow on our fence, so that is the picture I am going to use.