Friday, November 13, 2009

Home for the Holidays ~ Day 3

Hi everyone! It's Jackie here and today is my turn on the project parade! When Jen told us this month's theme, I knew exactly what I was going to make! I have seen a few Christmas banners around blog land and I have been dying to try one! I am a big chicken when it comes to making anything but a card, but that's what I love about the project parades....they MAKE ME stretch my creativity! LOL!

Oh, and I have to apologize for the pictures....I had an extremely hard time trying to get a decent photo!

I used chipboard (SU!) for the word "Joy". I painted it first with green acrylic paint and then added some green glitter (SU!) with mono multi glue. The DP is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses was cut with Labels Eight Nestabilities. I used my new fave Christmas set from Verve, Christmas in the Air. I stamped three of the snowflakes with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored them in with Copics and cut them out with paper snips. I adhered each snowflake with a button tied with twine and then adhered one to each letter. The trees were paper pieced with some more Eskimo Kisses dp. Oh, and the green scallop borders were done with an Eyelet Edge Punch (SU!) The color combo is Scarlet Jewel (PTI), New Leaf (PTI) and Pretty In Pink (SU!)

This is a close up of the letter "J". So sparkly!!

Here is a close up of the "O"....again so sparkly it makes me happy!

And last but not least.....the 'Y"!

I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of Home for the Holidays! It was such a fun project and was so inexpensive to make, just under $10.00! That leaves me more money for Christmas and that makes for a happy Husband! LOL!

So now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your homemade goodies for the upcoming holiday season! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love?

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!
To enter, just link up your Home for the Holidays creation to the Mr. Linky widget in this post before Midnight MST on Thursday, November 26th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store! And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments section as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Nov. 11 ~ Nov. 25) will win their choice of any Verve set!