Tuesday, January 25, 2011

March of the Snowmen

Hello! Welcome to the second annual "March of the Snowmen" blog hop! I am still trying to figure out how I got into this hop with such amazingly talented stampers!


We hope that you love snowmen as much as we all do, and that you have fun along the way! Hopefully, you will be inspired to dig out your snowmen stamps, clay, etc., and create some winter smiles of your own!


Many of the stops on today's hop will also feature blog candy, so be sure to stop and comment on each blog! What's more fun than LOTS of candy? I'll be telling you about MY candy at the end of the post!


My card features a digi image by Cocodingo, at Craft Your Passion. I was lucky enough to win this image a couple of months ago, in one of their challenges, and hadn't had time to ink it up! The sentiment is computer generated.


Coloring is done with Copic Spica Glitter Pens. DP is Stampin'Up! Ribbon is from my stash, and sparkles on the snow are done with White Frost Stickles.


This next photo is the side of the gift box that holds my project for today!

I used a Martha Stewart lattice edge punch at the bottom of the lid, added some Hobby Lobby beaded trim, and the top is actually the sides of a lid topper that I fringed with scissors...




Here is the lid topper.
SK624a and SK624b are the only markings on the sides of the sentiment and snowman on this topper. The snow is done with the frosted stickles, and the coloring, once again is done with





SK624a and SK624b are the only markings I could find on the snowperson and sentiment.



Inside the box is a set of tumbled tiles that I got at Lowe's, for less than $1 each. I thought that DD, who has a darling snowman collection, might enjoy receiving these!









Images and sentiments from The Angel Company, Merriest Wishes. Coloring is done with markers, inked with StazOn Jet Black Ink


You won't want to miss the next stop on the hop...the very talented and creative Sue Pelletier!


In case you have trouble with links along the way, I have listed the entire blog order below.















Patti Gilliam ... you are here!





On to my blog candy!

One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift card to Joan's Gardens! If you have never checked out Joan's store, you must do so! My goodness, she has absolutelty everything, and she is a sweetie, as well!

If you are a blog follower, you will have two chances to win!!!


You will have until midnight Friday, January 28, 2011 to leave your comment. One winner will be chosen and posted on Friday via Random Number by DD!!!


Best of luck, and thanks so much for joining us on our "March of the Snowmen" Blog Hop!


Hugs, and Smiles!

Patti J.

61 comments:

lisa808 said...

Great coasters. Love the box topper.

Yvonne Russell said...

What a wonderful array of fun snowman projects. And the gift box is exquisite.

Carolyn King said...

that card is wonderful--love all the sparkle. And I love your fun coaster set! Well done!

Betty Benton said...

Your DD's gift is fantastic! I know she was all "snowy"-eyed when she received it! I love the addition of the beaded trim to the box -- just lovely! P.S. I'm a follower and would love to win a trip to Joan's store!!

Kay M said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I love these tiles. I've see others but I have never done anything with tile but seeing your snowmen sure gives me the "itch" to do some!! TFS!

Seleise said...

fabulous!! absolutely fabulous, Patti!!! And, the tiles are super cute!!! Great job - I'll be CASEing this idea!!!

Mel said...

I have this stamp set..and never thought of making tiles with it...a great idea!

Jen Carter said...

What a wonderful gift!! I'm sure she'll love and appreciate them very much!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at all of these cute snowmen! Those tiles are so special and I just know your DD will love them.

Lori said...

Great projects! I love all the ribbon!!

Lynn Stevens said...

NO doubt your daughter will Love the snowmen coasters, adorable!! Great giveaway!! Come sign up for mine too!
Lynn

Qbee (aka Brenda) said...

Your tile coasters are just too cute!!!!

MariLynn said...

Those snowman tiles are awesome. I love the doodling around the edges!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! that is super fabulous! love those tiles!

hugs :)

kssdesigns said...

Patti you rock!! Are there no limits to your creativity!? I'm really in love with those coasters! Well done!!

Auntie Em said...

I just love your set of little snowmen coasters and the card to go with it. So colourful and jolly. They will make the whole winter a lot brighter for your DD!
Thanks for sharing you ideas and inspiration! :o)

Josephine Cox said...

I love the wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Barb said...

Such cuteness, Patti! Great packaging for a heartwarming handmade gift set :)

Gail said...

Your snowmen tiles are just wonderful - another great idea from all of you talented ladies.

Lillian Child said...

Hi, Patti. All of your projects are fabulous, but especially love your coaster project. Your coloring is beautiful! I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

laurlynn said...

Neat, great idea for the tiles!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You go girl... these are absolutely wonderful! Love the coasters... have some myself I've never done anything with! You've inspired me AGAIN!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW - The tiles turned out great!!! I am sure DD will Love them. The box you made for them is really cute too, okay on to the next one.

Amanda Mertz said...

Totally love the snowmen tiles. They came out awesome. The colors are so bright & cheerful. TFS!

Denise said...

Love your tile coasters! Great project!
DeniseB

Bumblebee said...

Oh my goodness, the tiles are just gorgoues! your DD is so lucky to be receiving them!

Pam S. said...

oh wow! you've been havin' FUN! I love snowmen and a march?! cool! I have to try to do this hop! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Jo said...

the tiles area just amazing and what a great gift!!!

Crystal said...

Patti this is just FAB!! I LOVE your coaster set and that snowman is CUTE!! What a GREAT card girly!!! Hope things are going good sweetie!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How cute is this, all the little snowman tiles, cute, cute, cute!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!!! What an awesome project! Totally creative and cute!!!! Blessings, Angie

corinne said...

thank you very much for using one of my images !!! I love your card ! the coloring is very nice too.
hugs XX

Ola said...

Everything is gorgeous... I love the tiles!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Wow Patti! You have been busy!!!

Super cute snowman card... Great digi image and
what an awesome gift box & coaster set! I'm sure your DD will Love these! :)

Stacy said...

Awesome projects Patti, I really love those coasters & I'm sure your daughter will too :)

Jnett's Place said...

WOW these coasters are great. Cute snowmen, the one is too darling.

Rush'd Lady said...

I've never blog-hopped before. Do I have to do it all in one sitting? Cute snowmen!

Rufus said...

Your coaster set gift for DD is darling!! Did you treat the tumbled tiles in any way? That snowman is sweet! As to how you got in the hop with such talented stampers, just look at your project to answer that question!
R/

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! All your projects are fantastic!!! The first snowman is sooo cute and I sooo love the set of tiles...the snowmen are all adorable!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Patti - what an array of amazing projects! I love snowmen and love what you have done with them! I am a new follower!

rdunham at q dot come

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I adore your projects! Those tiles are so adorable. You have the best sentiments on them. Your daughter is going to love them. That bear snowman is the cutest too and your details on the box are amazing. I love that beaded trim. Beautiful, my sweet friend.

Stampin' Pam said...

Wht a FABULOUS set of coasters - your DD is sure to love them - your card is super sweet and the gift box is beautiful too. Well done! TFS.

Beate said...

Patti, your coaster set, box and card look wonderful!
Hugs and smiles

Vic said...

All of it is wonderful!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

(I'm a follower.)

Iris said...

Super cute! Great gift idea!

And I also follow your lovely blog!

Natalie said...

Cute tiles!! How creative, love it!

Becky said...

What a fabulous coaster set.

Amy said...

I have made these tile coasters before and they always turn out so cute! Love having snowmen on them!

Laurie said...

Hey Patti! These are so cute! You do great work!

Laura said...

I LOVE the tiles!!!!!! I have a stash from our bathroom remodel I should work with......

NancyD said...

What a great gift idea. I have made coasters like that before and they are heavy. How is the box holding up? Very creative and cute work!

WW said...

I love the tiles, very cute!

Noreen said...

Your coasters are darling! Lucky DD!

bernietom47 said...

Brilliant projects! I'm a new follower.
Blessings Bernie

connie said...

love the coasters and the gift box.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Adorable projects, delightful!

Caryl P said...

What a fun hop! I love your project so much Patti. I have a set of these made by a mother in my very first class. I cried the day I dropped one and chipped the corner, they are dear to my heart and I'm sure these are for your daughter too.

CuddlyBunny said...

Fantastic creations!

I'm especially interested in your tiles. I have a set of my own that I've turned into coasters, but had never considered stamping/coloring them ... what did you use to "seal" your artwork (if anything)?

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow you were a busy gal making all of this great gifts for this year

Melisa Waldorf said...

Wowzers girly!! YOu went all out! I love it all, but I must say that I am in LOVE with the teddy snowman!! Adorable! That computer generated sentiment was so very clever. DD will cherish her coasters. Thank you so very much my friend for sharing these wonderfully brrrrifffic projects with us this year. big hugs, Melisa

Deb said...

What a fabulous project! SO amazing! LOVE this!