Thursday, December 17, 2009

SP Challenge: Anything But a Card

It's Softpencil Preview Day! Are you ready for Christmas? Are you looking for some inexpensive gifts to make? Handmade gifts from the heart are sooo appreciated by the recipients. The ornaments above are relatively quick and easy to make. I started out with this digi image from Softpencil. It is called "Divine Creation," and it was designed by Elizabeth's very talented sister, Natalia. Talent certainly does run in that family! I pulled the image into my very old Photo Express Program and colored it digitally with the "paint bucket" feature. The great thing about digi images is that you can resize them to fit anything! I made mine to fit some glass ornaments that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I printed the medallions onto Grafix Rub-On paper that was also purchased at Hobby Lobby. (I used a 40% off coupon, of course :D) You will find a link to a video by Lauren Meader HERE that will give you step by step instructions on how to make this type of ornament. Lauren used pictures of her children on her ornaments. After the images were adhered, I added silver Stickles to the blue one, organza ribbons, snowflakes punched with my MS punch, and rhinestones. I have already given ornaments to the "girls" in my Bunco group and my scrapbook friends, "The Flip Flop Gals." Everyone who has received an ornament has just loved them and couldn't believe that I made them myself!
Check out Elizabeth's blog for free digis so you can play along too this week in Challenge #12 at Paper Craft Planet! You could win some digis! Wish Elizabeth a happy birthday while you're there! Today is her special day! Check out this week's amazing creations by the Softpencil Design Team. Their links are in my sidebar. I am also entering my ornaments at:
1. Our Creative Corner- Christmas
2. Crazy 4 Challenges- Snowflakes
3. Cardvaarks - digital
4. Creative Card Crew- "Anything Goes"
5. Simon Says- "Merry Christmas"


  1. OMG these are absolutely stunning. What a wonderful idea for the anything but a card challenge. Great inspiration for everyone.

  2. Cat, this is totally awesome!!!!! My jaw just dropped, and almost hit my laptop. :) AMAZING!!!

  3. WOWZA! Girl, these ornaments are to die for! Simply AMAZING!!! :-)

  4. Wow Cat ! That is just GORGEOUS ! You are so talented ! It's beautiful... What a wonderful idea !

  5. Wow Cat - these are beautiful!!! Great job!

  6. Wow, I love these, they are gorgeous!

    Lisa Atha

  7. OMG Cat beautiful and how easy they sound.

  8. Outstanding project as usual!!! I love these ornaments, you´re very creative Cat! :)

  9. These are lovely! Very pretty :-)

  10. These are FANTASTIC! I love them! Great job!

  11. Just gorgeous i love them both, hugs Pops x

  12. Very clever project. Thanks for sharing ways to use digital images. Your ornaments came out gorgeous! So happy you were able to join in the fun at the OCC this week!

  13. ooh these are gorgeous ! I will have to go and see the link on how to make these ,,,, fabulous creations ! :-)

    Hope you have a lovely Christmas :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Merry Christmas Challenge :-)

    Lols and the DT x x


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