Friday, November 27, 2009

In Style Stamps Blog Hop

This blog hop is just getting started and if you've been hopping along your last hop was with Kim. Our theme for the blog hop is all about Ornaments. If you're just joining the hop you can go to the beginning of the hop at Cyndi's post here.
For my hop today I used Christmas Tree Chick. I thought my daughter and son would love to decorate their own tree for Christmas and I'm sure she would love some help.

So let's turn up the holiday music and join this chick in decorating the christmas tree!
Without sounding too much like an announcement for a float on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this chick stands about 11-inches tall standing next to her 12-inch christmas tree. She's even in fashion with Ugg boots! The two were printed out on executive size paper, glued to black foam core for stability and then glued together where they overlap at her arm in front of the tree. It all stands upright by a mini clay pot and some brown lentil.

I created 3/4-inch ornaments to fill the tree. A black wire hook adorned with a gold bead is glued to the back of each ornament. We'll attach them by using a small homemade wire in similar shape to those As Seen On TV hook style hangers. The wire just pops through the black foam core backing and will hold the small amount of weight of the ornament.

When you have finished hopping through all of the design team blogs, be sure to go back to the In Style Stamp blog here to enter to win a great prize and to help us decide which design team member also gets a prize.
You're next stop on the hop is to Raquel's. Thanks for stopping in!

If you happen to get lost on the hop here is the order of the blog hop today.
Janelle - that's me!

Ahhhhhh, the tree is decorated. Really, we couldn't wait!
Stamps: Christmas Tree Chick,
Paper: Legal size copy paper, Black foam core, Mohawk Smooth White
Ink: LaserJet, Prismacolor Markers and Pencils, PITT India Ink Brush Pen (on edges of image)
Accessories: Stickles Yellow, MS Iridescent Glitter, White Emboss Powder


  1. What a great idea! Very creative - I love it! Great job on this challenge! hugz,Mary

  2. OMG...your coloring is awesome, she looks 3D! Too too cute!

  3. OH MY WORD Janelle what an AMAZING creation! I am totally in awe over this beauty! Love that cute pot you have put the tree creative! Wonderful work! Welcome to the ISS family!
    Hugs~ Kim

  4. Very Clever Janelle. Great job!

  5. Too Cute! I love William and Virginia :)

  6. This is so sweet. Your colouring is fab!
    I'm loving all the inspiration you girls have gave us on the hop so far!
    Off to visit the next blog on the list :)
    Lora x

  7. FABULOUS.. I love how you made her so big! Now I need to go put up my tree!

  8. Ooooh.... this project is sooooo cute and lovely!!!

    Saskia :)

  9. Janelle, this is so cute! What a great idea!

  10. Janelle this creation is just fantastic!!!
    Lana x

  11. Hi Janelle
    This is fabulous,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  12. What an adorable creation. Very clever idea. Love it.
    Dawn x

  13. Very clever indeed and it looks like so much fun. This would be a great advent too...decorate the tree a little each day.

  14. This is an adorable the size and all the details!!! TFS


  15. Totally stinkin adorable! Love the idea, and I am sure your kids did too :)

  16. What a great idea!! very creative.

  17. OhMyWow! How brilliant! I love this! My boys would love something like this!
    ;) Will have to 'borrow' your idea! It will be a great way to distract them from re-decorating our tree, lol!!!

    Thanks! :*)
    ~ margie

  18. LOVE HOW YOU are thinking outside the box with the size of the image and then adding your own design elements, the decorations and finally how to actually hang them rather than just glue them on! you made the ornament interactive for your children and yourself, admit it! but you also made your posting entertaining by showing the tree complete and including your comments. you are mking it very difficult to pick a winner!

  19. Very inspirational and love the coloring!

  20. That is so clever! Lovely scene. Kim

  21. This is just too cute! Love the idea of making her an actual display and that clay pot is perfect! Fantastic job!


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