Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Ornaments for my Boys!

Hello everyone and Happy Black Friday to you!
Are you one of those brave souls who ventures out into all the craziness for wonderful bargains?  Not me!  The older I get, the less I can tolerate the crowds, noise and confusion!  I've already got a lot of my Christmas shopping completed and hope to finish it up next week after some of the craziness has passed!  So, my Black Friday will be spent between decorating the house and crafting Christmas kind of day!

Well, it's not only Black Friday, it's time for another challenge over at the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge Blog!  This week's challenge (#47) is my favorite kind of challenge....
"Anything Goes"!
I decided to work on some Christmas ornaments for my grandsons Blake and Brayden...
* I started with some cute unfinished wooden sleds I found at Michael's
* I painted the sleds in fun Christmas colors, then once dry, I covered with with Crackle Paint in "Clear Rock Candy" - this gives them an icy, frosted look
* The cute teddies are from the Cricut cartridge "Teddy Bear Parade" - cut at 4.25 inches

* The letters are from "Kate's ABCs" cartridge
* I used lots of glitter on the white, furry area of Santa's suit, the belt buckle and gift ribbon
* Twine and a jingle bell finish off these sweet ornaments

And, here's the side view.  I think you can see the "icy" effect a bit better in this photo...

Here are the details for this week's challenge...
Ch#47: Anything Goes!

StartsFriday, November 23rd 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 29th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by Announced: Thursday, November 29th late afternoon
Our Sponsor this challenge is

Cardz TV Stamps
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

I hope you will stop by the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge Blog and see what the fabulous Design Team has to share with you today.  I know you will leave there inspired and ready to get creative!  Don't forget to link up your project with us - I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,


  1. OMGOSH TANYA!!! These look FABULOUS!!! I totally LOVE THEM and so will those adorable grandson's of yours! Very CUTE & Creative! Enjoy the holiday weekend! :O)

  2. So cute Tanya, what great personalized ornaments!!! :)

  3. These are gorgeous I love those little bears they are so cute and the design and colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

  4. I'm completely inspired!!! How wonderful!! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. WOW!!! These are AWESOME!!!! Such a GREAT gift idea!!
    TFS :)

  6. These are so cute...and a great way to use these cute cuts!! Lee-Ann :)

  7. The personalized sled ornaments are adorable. Like the jingle bells added. I recently bought Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge and made one, Turkey, and will be making more now that I see some cute ones like yours.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT Group B

  8. Oh My goodness Tanya - these are so so so so cute! Love them and how you have personalized them. TFS and have great weekend.

  9. Those are adorable! The boys will love them! I love all the detail you put in to them. I might have to get the kids involved in a Christmas ornament making project. They would love that!

    You are such an inspiration Tanya!

  10. How adorable are these ornaments! I love everything about them, great job my friend!

    Peace, Love, & Circut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  11. OMG, these are to cute for words !! I truly wish I had a Michaels where I live:( closet one is over an hour away ! I just adore these and can I tell you I love the name Brayden :) that's one of my choices when we had are son but we chose Jayden instead, that's what the hubby wanted !! Hope you have a great day :)

  12. These are awesome Tanya!!! You grandsons are gonna love them!! I love how you painted them and then added the crackle paint. And those teddy bears are the best!!! :)

  13. Oh Tanya, these are just adorable. How sweet they will look on the tree.

  14. Tanya, these are so special. They are going to love them. So cute.

  15. Those are the cutest ornaments ever!! I love them!! The bears are so adorable and the crackle paint is a perfect touch!! They will love these!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. This is the CUTEST ornament EVER!!Love!Love!Love it!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  17. Cute, cute ornaments:) LOVE how you did these and will definitely scrap lift this! So adorable! I am hoping to start my decorating tomorrow~
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Sherrie K

  18. These ornaments are really adorable! I love all of the little details you added. The stitching, the bells, the crackle paint and, especially, your grandsons' names. I know they will absolutely LOVE them! :o)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Oh my cuteness! These are great! What a fantastic idea!
    I love the fun little bears and their cute little outfits!
    Have a great day!

  20. Tanya ~ Well these are simple ADORABLE!!! I think those bear/sled ornaments are just PERFECT!! I just pciked some up the other day fromn there! Well let me say mine will not be this spectacular!! I am like you ~ I hate the crouds and the hustle and bustle!!

  21. wow i love these

  22. I love your project and just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring it on the Fantabulous Cricut blog for my Fantabulous Friday post. Come check it out!

  23. OM goodness! these little bear ornaments are so precious! I luv them!!

  24. Cute as can be in picked up the sleighs at Michaels today can't wait to use them next Christmas.


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