26 October 2011

Layers of Color Ornament Blog Hop--GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends:)

I am super excited about today--I've got LOTS of information and pictures to share with you!!! I'm joining the super amazing and talented Layers of Color DT for their ornament blog hop!!! 

Welcome to the Layers of Color Ornament Blog Hop!

The beginning of the blog hop is at the Layers of Color blog. If you came here from Rae Barthel's blog, you are hopping in the right order.

This is the place to discover the newest creative paper ornament ideas, be inspired by talented designers, and get showered with gifts! Layers of Color is giving awayFREE Ornament Templates!, FREE Vintage Roses Ornament Tutorial!, and 6 $20 Layers of Color Gift Certificates (see below for details)! 

First, some ornament inspiration!...

I wanted to make several ornaments for this hop because I wanted to share some different designs using my Layers of Color stamp sets. For my first ornament, I paper pieced this beautiful Holly Angel image. I've used all metallic papers from The Paper Co. I added some gold ribbons and pearls for extra embellies. I love how this ornament turned out- simple but shimmery and elegant! 
Next I wanted to share something different...I was thinking about how my brothers and I would set out hay for the reindeer on Christmas Eve. I wanted to make something for families to share this tradition. So I made a paper cone for Reindeer Food using my Reindeer Waltz stamp set from LOC.

I used THIS tutorial to make the cones. However, I didn't use double sided patterned paper. So here are some pictures of how I created my cones.  
Here are some close ups of my ornament cones.
Optional ideas for cones: You can add as many cones as you want for each reindeer--and you can fill it with hay, carrots, etc. You could use these cones for little goodies for the kids that you fill Christmas Eve. Or you could have your children write letters to Santa and roll them up in these cones.

GIFTS FOR YOU...
Come get a FREE Vintage Roses Ornament Tutorial tomorrow, October 27th on Layers of Color blog

My gift to you is a chance to win$20 Layers of Color Gift Certificate! All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT below!!! Winners announced on LOC blog tomorrow! 

PLUS::: With every online purchase from Layers of Color boutique you will get an exclusive FREE Vintage Ornament Template designed by Laura Campbell! She made this sample using Glad Tidings art stamp set and Feather Twine. Your gift will be printed on cardstock ready for you to add your creative ideas with stamps and ink! Limited time only!

Let's get hopping to discover lots of gorgeous ornament projects to add sparkle to your Christmas preparations! There are drawings for $20 Layers of Color Gift Certificates as surprise gifts for you along the way, so be sure to visit each designer blog!


I'm the last blog on the hop--thank you so much for joining us! Be sure to stop by the Layers of Color blog for more information or to start the hop from the beginning! 

I would like to THANK Layers of Color for including me in this hop! I've had so much fun!!! Layers of Color is a wonderful company with a great DT and a heart for God!!! LOVE

Thanks so much for stopping by! Many blessings to you!!!  

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45 comments:

Grace said...

Oh wow... how beautiful! I especially love the cones! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the tags on your reindeer food :)

Lindsay said...

A-mazing my friend! LOVE those cones, what a fabulous decoration! Great work!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. this is stunning! I just love the colors.. and so fun and creative.. LOVE these!!! hugs

Chris and Paige Evans said...

That reindeer food cone piece is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Linda Beeson said...

Both of your projects are wonderful but I am so in love with the colors of the first one.

MariLynn said...

Love the idea of the reindeer food cones. I can just see the children's eyes filling them up. I love the gold ribbon and pearls that you have with your angel ornament. I like how you have the solid color behind the angel. I think it really makes it stand out!!

Just me... said...

Sav! Amazing as always! I LOVE this idea... so so so cute!!!

Jan said...

Very cute, think carrots will fit in the cones. Thanks for sharing.

Kary said...

Hi Sav! A really gorgeous ornament and love the cones!! They are beautiful!! I love the idea of Reindeer food, it's fun. Thanks for sharing this!! {{hugs}}

Rae Barthel said...

love.love.LOVE the cones inside the cone, this is FANTASTIC!!!

Marsha said...

Very pretty cones.

DH said...

beautiful! thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win.
my friend isaacheckman liked LOC FB

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Beautiful and clever projects, Sav! LOVE them!!

Jan Marie said...

Sweet! Love the reindeer treat ensemble and your frugal use of precious DP...and sharing how we can replicate! What a blessing. Your first ornament is simply beautiful! Love the warmth, and the beauty. I can envision it on a deep green Christmas tree and oh. . how beautiful an accent piece! Blessings!

lynn said...

your cone ornies are so adorable! such a clever idea! love these!--i'm off to hop!

Cindy Lou said...

Your ornament and reindeer food cones are fantastic. I love to hear and see other family traditions and the stories that go with them. Your heart for God impresses me the most. Thanks for sharing so much with this hop, Your projects are beautiful! Blessings:)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I really, really, really love those paper cones. Super fab idea. :)

Patti J said...

What beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing how you created the cones, and for a wonderful hop!

Becky Dunham said...

Love these ornaments Savannah! That first one is just gorgeous - the face on that holly angel is so precious and I love your coloring. What a cute idea for the reindeer cones - thanks for the tutorial. I am a new follower.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

~Miss Sandra~ said...

so nice projects. I can think of all the lovely things I could put in those cones!
Sandra
nz.sandra@gmail.com

Liz Williams said...

Fabulous designs. I love them.

Rosemary said...

beautiful projects... the cones you created are so pretty!

Lori said...

Love the multiple tussy mussy...great idea and new twist. I asked all my friends to like Layers of Color on Facebook...fingers crossed.

Natalie said...

Savannah, these are wonderful! The ideas are endless when it comes to the cones and your first ornament is so elegant!! You are such a blessing!! {hugs}

cinmfoster said...

Love the Reinderr Food Cone!!! My guys use to set out hay for the reindeer also. Thanks for sharing your tip of using the corner for double sided paper.

MaxineD said...

Savannah these are fabulous - love the idea of the cones all nestled into a large one. The ornament looks so dramatic with the purple background.
Blessings
Maxine

Jinny Newlin said...

These are beautiful, Savannah! And I LOVE that you've really stretched your papers! Thanks for the tutorial!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork! Wonderful inspiration!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are just giving me so many ideas!!! thanks for the toot
your cones are really wonderful - cant wait to try my hand at this (-:

beadz said...

Savannah, your ornaments turned out so pretty! This has been a great hop, and glad I got to be a part of it with you!
hugs,
Gini

Karen B. said...

You've got some fantastic ideas and projects here! I love the cone on, you are so talented!!! I hope these will go up in your house during the holiday season, maybe?

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are fabulous Sav! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the reindeer cones! They are perfect! Another thing you can do is put oats and glitter in them (mixed together), the oats are for the reindeer to eat and the glitter is so that they can see it from the sky and they know to land and eat it. You sprinkle it on the grass.

JaniceAileen said...

Fantastic, Savannah!!! Love those cones and the fun color scheme on your ornament!! Great job!

Diana Queen said...

Savannah, your ornament post made me get up and do a happy dance! lol Your angel ornament DID turn out beautifully and I LOVE the banner swirling around the base of her robes!

Your reindeer Hay cones are such a fab idea!! I hope do don't mind me CASING this idea for my kiddos! ;D
I really, really love these.

So happy you joined us and shared your creativity on this hop! Hugs!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous ornaments!!

Lagene said...

Great ornament & I love your reindeer food holders!

~Tammy~ said...

These are totally fabulous projects! Beautiful and creative all wrapped up in one!! :-)

Lindsey said...

Your angel ornament is gorgeous, Sav, and the reindeer food cones are inspired! Love how you got around not using double-sided paper.

Andrea Ewen said...

What beautiful home decor! Thanks so much for the tips, I would love to make something as clever and beautiful as these projects!

lisa arana said...

pretty pretty pretty. you are simply amazing!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wowzers, I LOVE these! That angel ornament is stunning and I love the treats the cones hold. Such wonderful ideas, Sav! I love the way you create!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Gorgeous projects! My kids will love the reindeer food coronets!!! Great idea!!

Jennie said...

Your Holly Angel ornament is just lovely and love how the ribbons leave a train beneath. Your cones are beautiful and such a wonderful idea. Thanks for joining us on this special LOC ornament hop :)

Nina Brackett said...

Oh wow, Sav, these are simply gorgeous. I love your little touches and your work is always so hip :).