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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let's Have A Ball For Christmas!

Good Morning. Bloggers!

I have a fun project for you, today, and even have a tutorial for you, too! Yay! How about this cute customized Christmas ornament and instructions how to make it?! I thought this would be the perfect project for this week's tutorial, since we're wrapping up the tail end of our Christmas in July challenge!

My Christmas ornament has a cute digi inside! I  fussy cut the image, Jingle Bells, By Shelly's Images, colored with Promarkers, and accented with a clearstar gelly roll pen to add glitter and sparkle to the bells and the bow.  I used Red Ribbon from my stash to embellish the ornament hanger.

I think it turned out really cute! This is my first time making one of these, so its a new technique for me! Don't you just love it?! I'd love to hear what you think!  Oh, and if you do love it, and want to find out how to make your own, check out my tutorial on how to make this ornament!  You can find it, HERE, at the Shelly's Images Blog!

Remember, you only have till Wednesday afternoon to enter our Christmas In July challenge at Shelly's Images, but there will be a new challenge starting Thursday!

Come visit us at Shelly's Images!

I am entering this ornament in the following challenges:

Christmas In July at Stamp-N-Doodle
Challenge #94 Anything Goes at Crafts And Me
Challenge #127 Gold, Silver, or Bronze (Ornament cap, hanger and the glitter are silver) at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #148 Christmas In July at The Creative Belli Blog
Anything Goes at The Poodles Parlour
Challenge #84 Try A New Technique at Wags N Whiskers
Challenge #196 Bright And Cheerful at The Secret Crafter
Christmas In July at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #124 Use A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
PIO#31 Cute A Can Be at Pile It On
Anything But A Card at Come And Get It Challenges
Christmas In July at Whoopsi Daisy
O For Open It Up (Bow-Outside of Ornmanet, Digi-Inside of Ornament) at ABC Christmas Challenge
Challenge #26 Ho Ho Ho Christmas at Crafter's Companion Monthly
Challenge #36 Christmas In July at Creatalicious
Challenge #70 Christmas In July at Lexi's Creations
Anything But A Card at Incy Wincy
Challenge #126 Anything Goes at Critter Challenge
MIM#100 Anything Goes at Make It Monday
Challenge #12 Traditional Christmas at Platypus Creek Digitals
Challenge #21 Anything Goes at Tammy's Scrappin' Corner
PTT#79 Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Jackson's Digital Expressions
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at The Stamping Boutique
Christmas With Something Red Red Ribbon) Or Green at Clear It Out
Challenge #82 Focus On The Ribbon at Top Tip Tuesday


  1. Hi Sammi, What a gorgeous ornament - and it's your first try.....well done! Thanks so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge and I hope you'll join us next time. Hugs, Pat K.x

  2. Your ornament is so pretty! TFS!!!

  3. So pretty ornament! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  4. This is stunning, love your ornament with the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers, Sweet Stampin and OSAAT this week. Good luck xx

  5. Love the ornament, very creative and a fun to do project. I made similar ones a while back for my extended family and they all loved them! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas in July' challenge!

  6. Hi Sammi. How beautiful is this, simply gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  7. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    hugs Kate
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already celebrated with me :)

  8. Great project and fabulous idea! Thanks for joining our Anything but a Card challenge this week at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

  9. Super cute. Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time for our use a digi challenge.

  10. Great project, love the image inside! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch!

  11. This looks awesome !! Thanks for sharing it at Critter sketch challenge. Hugs, marion

  12. What a beautiful project, I love this Christmas ornament, love the image and colouring inside, gorgeous work.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  13. What a wonderful card, love every detail!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

  14. Very cute idea. I think you could do a lot with the glass ornaments. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

  15. Thanks for sharing your project with Jackson's Digitsl Expressions. It's a perfect gift or family keepsake.

  16. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time! Good luck in the Challenge.

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

    PS I have a giveaway on my blog if you would like to drop by.

  17. Wow! What a great ornament project! Thanks for sharing it with the Clear it Out Challenge!
    sandy’s crafty creations

  18. Thank you so much for playing at OSAAT this week.
    Hugs Nataliya

  19. So refreshing to see a Christmas project and your ornament is fab! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the Focus on the Ribbon challenge.
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Hugs

  20. Wow, what a gorgeous project! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  21. Hi Sammi, what a really clever idea and a fab little decoration!

    Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  22. Gorgeous Christmas ball. I have not tried this yet but maybe I should. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  23. This is so awesome! I loved your tutorial too. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT, hope you'll join us again! Best, CG

  24. This just puts me in the best holiday mood and it's only August!! I love what you've created here and I can't wait to try one myself. :) Thank you for the inspiration.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  25. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #159 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  26. Awww...so sweet!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On & the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  27. Oh what a fabulous idea! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us and good luck :)
    ABC Christmas DT

  28. Fabulous Idea! thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  29. Lovely ornament Sammi. I haven't made one of these in ages. I think I will have to do some this year. Thanks for sharing with us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

  30. This is a lovely ornament! Thanks for joining the challenge at Platypus Creek, Lisa (DT) x