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Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Stamping Boutique Thrifty Christmas-Making Handmade Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome to The Stamping Boutique’s
"Thrifty Christmas-Making Handmade Gifts" Blog Hop!!

We are very excited about the holidays and know for many money is tight this year, but that doesn’t mean you cannot give great gifts! Our Elves, oh I mean design team have been busy in their workshops coming up with some fabulous projects to help you with those last minute gift ideas. What better way to show you than to have a
BLOG HOP!!!

You won’t want to miss this hop and because we know you are all busy getting all the preparations done for the holidays, this hop will run all weekend. The hop starts today, Friday
December 9th @ 12:01 am (CST) and runs until Sunday December 11th @ 11:59 pm (CST).

If you have hopped over from Jen's blog, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Christy’s blog and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from The Stamping Boutique store. Be sure to visit all the design’s blogs and leave a comment (we will be checking). Each designer will be giving away (1) FREE image from our store to one random commenter.

Once you have finished the hop, make sure to leave a comment on The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate for our store. Remember to be eligible for all prizes, YOU MUST COMMENT ON EACH STOP ALONG THE WAY!

Here is what I have made to share with you...



 I used a template from Creations by AR to create this votive candle holder.  The image is from The Stamping Boutique from the Snowfriends image.  The whole image was too big, so I cut the center snowman and used him.  I colored the image with BIC Markits.  I punched the snowflakes with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.  The DP on the roof and snowflakes is from The Paper Studio.

Here's a view from one of the other sides.

I also made this little notebook as a Secret Santa gift...

I used the Windmill image from The Stamping Boutique.  I colored the image with BIC Markits.  The DP is from Color Bok.  The sticker is from my stash.

Next stop by Stacie's blog, to see what she has in store for you today.

~Rhonda

41 comments:

Julia said...

Lovely projects! The votive candle holder is beautiful. I am sure that your Secret Santa will love the notebook. TFS! Hugs, Julia

Cat said...

Such cute ideas! You are so creative! Happy holidays!

CraftyGirl said...

Super project!!! You DT members never fail to amaze.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl

mags said...

Wonderful projects. The candle holder is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Mags
x

Anne-Marie said...

Your candle holder is amazing, it's such a lovely idea, as is your notebook.

Anne-Marie x x

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful projects, Rhonda! Now I see why you were looking for a tea light - it's gorgeous.

Jen

Hestia's Helper said...

WOW!! Your tea light holder is fantastic! I can see why Aletha calls you a "Paper Engineer"... another super-creative project!!
And your notebook!! I'm sure your SS will come up with all kinds of ways to use it!!
Great job, Rhonda!!

hugs
Stacie

Ruth Little said...

I love it! I love it! I love it! The votive holder is the bomb! Thank you for sharing this idea. I need to go buy that template!

cass said...

Wonderful tea candle holder.

DQ said...

Such lovely projects, I just love the votive candle holder. thanks for the inspiration!

Beckie said...

Gorgeous votive holder. Great lil notebook too.

Be Blessed, Beckie

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love the little votive holder. The notepad is cute also. Thanks for sharing.

Bunny said...

Brilliant idea, love the candle holder...

Caz xx

Tabitha said...

This is adorable. Love snowmen, so I think this is a perfect gift. Great job and thanks for sharing. ;0)

Kim said...

Great projects! I love the snowman, he is super adorable!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Adorable. Love that snowman!

Mamma Mia said...

Wonderful projects Rhonda. I really love the votive holder ... looks fab! Thanks for sharing. Helen :o)

Kristina said...

OMG!!! I so love your votive candle holder. I too have the snowfriends stamp but never thought to cut one out, that's a great idea!! Your SS journal is awesome too!
Peace,
Kristy

Cheryl said...

Beautiful projects!

Melissa said...

WOW! That votive candle holder is beautiful!! Love it! I like decorated notebooks too! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

that tea light holder is just beautiful! such a wonderful idea! and I love the notebook. your Secret Santa is going to love it! :)
Merry Christmas to you and your special family, Rhonda!

Miranda said...

wow this tealight holder is gorgeous Rhonda, really very cute
hugs
Miranda

Moments by Marla said...

Love both of your projects, but the candle light holder is amazing!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Renee said...

Rhonda that tealight holder is absolutely awesome!

Leslie Turner said...

Love the votive candle holder and the notebook! Great projects - thanks so much for sharing!

Lori said...

I love the votive holder! That is cute. I'm not sure I would trust my kids not to burn it up, but it could always sit there unlit too! :)

Edwina said...

Wow! I love the candle luminary! It is so pretty! Whoever gets it is one lucky person. I know I would love it as a gift. i love the snowman image. He is wonderful!
The Secret Santa Notebook is really nice! I like the windmill on the cover. Thanks for sharing your gifts. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

melissac said...

Rhonda this project is FABULOUS!! I just picked up a few templates from Adela!! Have to know which template you used!! Blessings and Hugs!!

thinker said...

oh I love the votive holder... and I noticed that you're not using a real flame - thanks for the reminder. I'm not sure it would have clicked in this scattered mass of fluff!!

Helen said...

Oh, this is just the cutest thing!

Mary Van Skiver said...

The votive candle holder is fantastic .... it would make a great holiday centerpiece.

Sandy said...

AWESOME Rhonda! what wonderful gifts! I added my TSB earrings to my blog as I missed them somehow! :)

Thanks for sharing....

Sandy :)

happyscrapper said...

Hey Rhonda
I love this candle holder. I will be making one.
Hugz,
Christine Garner

Bonnie said...

The little house will be so cute in the window.

Dragonlady said...

Fantastic projects, the tealight is brilliant. Have a great Christmas hun.

Hugs Ali x

Lana said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing.

Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

FANTASTICLY ADORABLE~~!!!Thank-you for sharing your creative talent with us today love. Happy Scrapping & HAPPY HOLIDAYS

p.s. thank-you for being a follower of mine :-) and for posting my blinky on your sidebar.
scrappingmamma~ ustoleit@comcast.net

Sarah said...

These are beautiful Rhonda! Thanks for following my blog!
Sarah

Babe O'Mara said...

Your votive candle holder is so cute. Love it!!! And your secret santa gift is very nice. TFS

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Lynn said...

Lovely ideas thanks for sharing.

Lynn x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow Rhonda, your projects are just fabulous!! Love the votive holder and the notebook is just adorable:)