Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

 Thanks for joining us on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!  If you came by way of Karin's blog then you are in the right place.  If you just popped in you may want to start back at the Sparkle N Sprinkle home page to find out about the fun five prizes being given away.  

The first project I would like to share was inspired by old German Putz's, these were little assembled houses from cardboard that were painted and glittered then placed under the Christmas tree.  I couldn't find any house shapes I liked but stumbled upon some lighthouse birdhouses ($1.00 section at the craft store) and thought it was a great compliment to the Christmas in July theme.  These are not at all difficult to make, though you will be covered in glitter from head to toe, directions are on the SNS website HERE.
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The Christmas Hop was also a great reason to finish a project I started last February...glittered light bulb ornaments.  These are real bulbs from an outdoor strand,  I kept some of the lights that burnt out last year. They are glittered in traditional Christmas colors but with all the glitter choices available you could make these in any color to match you decor.  All my stamped images are from Christmas Greetings Stamp Set (386), a very versatile set for altered art or cards.  
glitter bulb ornament directions are HERE

I am sad to share this will be my last blog hop as a designer for SNS, it has been a great time and wonderful experience.  A new call is out to fill some design team slots, if you have an ongoing love affair with glitter and stamps please consider applying at http://sparklensprinkle.com/design_team_info.php

Now it is time to see what wonderful Christmas project Gerlinde has to share at My Creative Corner.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the designers blogs for your best chance to win one of five prizes.

51 comments:

E. Marie said...

Angie, your birdhouses and ornaments are fantastic. I know what you mean about being covered with glitter.

Shanna Shands said...

Greta fun decorations!

Karalee Ingram said...

Shona, you always come up with great ideas. I may have to CASE them.

Tina Schiefer said...

Like! :-)

However...I like mine better!!! The ones YOU made me for Halloween in July!!! Lol

Barbara Bruder said...

Angie, What a great idea for the houses, and the Christmas light bulbs, perfect for recycling. Love the projects you always come up with.

Blessings from Cindy said...

Angie~
What a wonderful idea with the lighthouses as putz!! I love them!!! I already loved your light ornaments.
Blessings,
Cindy

marie said...

Love the little lighthouses...they're a perfect Maryland Christmas ornament!! The lightbulbs are awesome too. I think I may try these with my granddaughters. They love glitter and these would be fun for them to make for "mommy" gifts.

Julie Z said...

Love the lighthouses - they definitely remind me of old fashioned houses that would be under trees. Nice & simple and perfectly colored to resemble the ones of days gone by!

Dorthe said...

Angie, your lighthouses are the sweetest, what a wonderful idea for this project, they are so different and adorable. and your light bulps are so pretty ,too.
Hugs,Dorthe

Karin said...

Thses projects look so perfect all glittered up! I especially like your ornament idea, I need to make some for Christmas gifts this year! Thanks for inspring and it's been great to have you on the team :)

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

These are so glittery and pretty...great for display and they are in the store for all to admire!!

Andrea said...

Great projects!!

Gerlinde said...

Love your projects, Angie! Especially the lighthouses - too cute!

happy said...

It's nice to see projects in addition to cards. Being covered in glitter is fun!

April said...

You did a fantastic job on both projects! I love them! What great ideas!

Katy said...

The lighthouses are so pretty and sound like lots of fun to make! I really like the ornaments too! I am starting to get inspired for Christmas! :)

creativearts said...

Love all of your glittered Xmas goodies! Excellent idea!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

You see to always come up with unique ideas. These look fun to do and easy also. Love the recycled bulbs! Sorry that you will be leaving SNS. I have enjoyed your work.

Brenda said...

The birdhouses look like something you'd see in a Christmas store! Gorgeous....I know you heard me squealing in delight when you sent me the images!!! LOL... Love the ornamnents too...

Anonymous said...

Love your nautical glittered designs. Alice L.

Julie said...

How very clever. I had no idea about glittering old bulbs.

Anonymous said...

Love your ideas. thanks for sharing. Alice L.

Fran said...

Unique!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What delightful holiday decorations you created. I really like your designs. And, best wishes and good luck on your future endeavors too.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are fabulous creations. I just love the glitter ornaments.

Dianne Potter said...

I love your ornament and decoration ideas. Decorating & glittering the tiny wooden bird house and other items would make wonderful tree ornaments. Thank you for sharing!

ShirleyTACS said...

Angie, I love your unique additions to the Blog hop. Good luck in whatever you do next.

gobarb26 said...

I really like your holiday creations. You will be missed at SNS!

Debi said...

I am definitely sending a link to your web site to some of my friends.
Wonderful crafts! They just glitter!!!!

Anonymous said...

The lighthouses are so cute what a great idea to use different shapes for under the tree decorations. Elaine

Anita Braddock said...

Wow How Super Cute are the Bird houses. love the colors. the Glitter adds a wintry look. Super cute Ornaments love them. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Sorry to see you go. You have a great eye and great talent...
Love the ornaments.

Donora

Gina R said...

Love the bird houses. Great idea.

Cheryl B said...

great projects!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Angie, what great ideas you have come up with here. I hope I have enough time to try my hand at this - I'm truly inspired!

Karen L said...

What a clever way to use these images, your decorations are just gorgeous!!

Auntie Em said...

I love the glittered bird house light houses. They are so pretty!
The glittered lightbulbs are a fun idea. It's always so discouraging how many look fine but stop working each season!
Thanks for sharing! :)

dcookwrites said...

Totally awesome. I'm gaining a much greater appreciation for altered art.

Anonymous said...

Ornaments.. how clever!!

Thanks!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

Donna Ellis said...

Angie, I'm always happy visiting your blog to see what goodies your imagination has created. What a super idea with the glittered, snowy, birdy lighthouses! LOL Wouldn't they be cute with one of those flameless tea candles on the inside and used in an artistic arrangement on the table? And maybe a paper bird or two or three to bring more joy. Thank you for sharing a great way of recycling those burned out bulbs, too! I'm sad this is your last blog hop with SNS. Thanks for all you have contributed this past year.

Kathy Vogel said...

Those lighthouse birdhouses are beautiful. Now I just have to find the wooden shapes in one of the four craft stores near me so I can try it too. I love glitter & getting it everywhere is part of the attraction, I think.

Pawprintx4 said...

Your projects look good enough to eat. I love the light houses. Will look for them in our local craft stores.
TFS, Stephanie K

Janett said...

What cute ornaments, I love the lightbulbs

HelenM said...

So creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

NWFlamingo said...

Cute! I bet you were too covered head to toe in glitter!

Babe O'Mara said...

Your lighthouses are darling, but the idea of reusing the bulbs is fabulous. I just may have to copy that. TFS

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

carrie said...

Wow! What fantastic projects you created!

Michelle said...

Hi Angie,

Your birdhouses and ornaments are just gorgeous, I will certaintly be checking out your Etsy shop:)

Hugs,

Michelle

Pam @ Frippery said...

Hi Angie, as usual your talent just shines. Glittery and gorgeous!

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thanks for posting.

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