Monday, November 23, 2015


And the Bad Blogger Award goes too ........ I know, where did the time go !!! Halloween came and went, Boy Child turned 15, and Thanksgiving is only 3 days away !!!

For the past few years (quite a few in fact), my friend Val has hosted a Christmas ornament exchange. Each year she selects a theme, we make 5 of the same ornament, mail it to her, and in return we get 5 treasures, made by some lovely ladies. My Christmas tree is decorated entirely with these ornaments now .... Sure, it's not a huge tree, but my collection of handcrafted ornaments is very near and dear to my heart.

This years theme was traditional .... Santa, snowmen, gingerbread men, wreaths, all things red and green ....
My medium of choice this year was Sculpey. I've been having a whole lot of fun with it, of late.

Excuse my fake snow prop :-) ..... unlike a large portion of the US, here in Texas we didn't get any of the white, fluffy stuff this past weekend :-(
I thought they'd be so cute, if I sat them on a big rusty jingle bell !!!

I dusted their bases with diamond dust (very coarse, very sparkly glitter), and gave their little, snowy bodies a coat of glossy varnish.

Such dapper chaps !!!

For anyone that knows me, presentation is a BIG thing  ... can't help myself !!!!
I made these red boxes with acetate windows, using a 12"x 12" sheet of scrapbooking cardstock. I nestled them into their boxes with shredded paper, and then threaded their hanger through the box lid, so that they don't bounce around in the mail. A die cut snowflake and a stamped Christmas tag finish the boxes off :-)

Another week, and it'll be time to put up the tree ....... I'm excited to see what treasures arrive in the mail for me, that I will be hanging on my tree :-)


  1. AMAZING!!!! I hope I get one in the exchange. You are so very talented! I finished my ornaments too.

    1. Thank you :-) Did you recieve the text message I sent you after receiving that beautiful package you sent me ...... Oh My Goodness, it was spectacular. I LOVED it !!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, from the bottom of my heart <3

    2. Yes, I just got a new phone and am getting up to speed with it. I'm glad you liked everything, sorry it took so long to get it to you.

  2. I lovelovelove my snowman and I kept the box, you put too much effort into it to just throw it away.
    Chris =]