Sunday, December 18, 2011




Welcome to day 9 of the Two Scrapbook Friends Christmas blog hop.

You should have arrived here from Sharon's blog. If not take a step back to have a look at her beautiful believe banner/card holder. I will put the master list of the blog hop at the bottom of this post so you can be sure to check out all of the wonderful creations. Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a fabulous prize from TSF.
Two Scrapbook Friends has a wonderful selection of bulk items. Little bits and pieces that can add a lot to layouts, cards and off the page projects. For my creation I used maya road snowflakes, bingo number and ribbon along with some jillibean pins. I added some corrugated paper to wrap the candle and bits and pieces from a sleigh full of potpourri. I used 3n1 glue to adhere it all together. Best part is by using a jar candle instead of a pillar style you can actually light it!

When I originally thought of this idea I was going to use this reindeer I cut on the Cricut but I just couldn't make it work. Instead I used some pieces from an old blind (look closely and you will notice the same pieces used to make the frame on my bathroom mirror!) to make a planter decoration. Unfortunately we can't have real plants so I put it in a sleigh on my bathroom counter.

When my guests have to use the loo they will have a lovely little display to greet them. The candle smells like sugar cookies so that's good for bathrooms too!!



You will need to hop from blog to blog leaving a comment on each in order to qualify to be in a draw for a special prize from Two Scrapbook Friends! Also, you will find a SECRET word on each blog which will make a special phrase at the end of the Blog Hop! Once the 12 days of hopping are complete you can email the phrase to us and we will enter you for another ballot to win!
Today's secret word is MERRY
The hop will remain open from December 10th to December 22nd at midnight (EST). Winners will be announced on December 23rd on the Two Scrapbook Friends' blog.

The master blog list is listed below so you don't miss a single inspiring creation!

1st Day of Christmas: Joanne (10th)

2nd Day of Christmas: Audrey (11th)

3rd Day of Christmas: Avril (12th)

4th Day of Christmas: Christa (13th)

5th Day of Christmas: Dee (14th)

6th Day of Christmas: Jan (15th)

7th Day of Christmas: Back to Joanne's blog

8th Day of Christmas: Sharon (17th)

9th Day of Christmas: Shelby (18th)

10th Day of Christmas: Tammy (19th)

11th Day of Christmas: Carolyn (20th)

12th Day of Christmas: Two Scrapbook Friends Blog (21st)

I wish you and yours the Merriest of Christmases and a Fantastic New Year!!




50 comments:

Tammy said...

Fantastic decor items Shelby! Love those wooden snowflakes! Can't believe you used blinds to wrap that candle! Way to repurpose!!!!

TracyM said...

that is so creative! I don't have any blinds...but I may have some skewers lying around that would also work. Thanks for sharing.

shelby said...

Skewers would work perfectly! I am a big believer in using whatever you can find!

Javelinamoore said...

great decorative ideas for your home or for gifts! I love scrapbooking 'off the page'.

Laura said...

love the candle Shelby, great idea to switch it up from a pillar!

Karen said...

I think your creations are always amazing Shelby...tfs...

scasa said...

Beautiful decor items. I love the reindeer in the sleigh. Very creative!

Janice VO said...

Very creative! I like hw you decorated the candle and made it festive.

Regan said...

wow awesome!!!

Deanna said...

Wow Gorgeous!

JanR said...

Great projects, Shelby! So classy.

(Butting in a bit here....on the 16th the Hop went back to Joanne's blog due to Jayne's illness. Don't know if you want to change that on your list or not.)

Brianne G said...

what a great way to think off of the scrapbooking page!

cburton said...

Love the home decor idea. And the reindeer is really neat.

MaryAnn N. said...

Love your candle with the snowflakes and the reindeer. Gorgeous display.
Merry Christmas

Brenda in Kit said...

Beautiful and elegant also..thanks for sharing Shelby!
Brenda in Kit

Sabrina said...

So creative and resourceful! Looks great!

Dr. J said...

Shelby such a great way to showcase all those little elements. I especially love the bingo numbers!

Laureen said...

Can I use your bathroom (an excuse to see the REAL things you have created!!!

Beautiful decors! Love the candle jar!

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!

Suzanne S. said...

I love this craft

Joanne said...

Fabulous project Shelby! The decorated candle is an awesome idea and I especially love the "25" Bingo Number from Maya Road!
Joanne xo

Christa said...

This is wonderful!!! Great designs! I really like the reindeer a lot!

Lynn Le5 said...

What a fantastic idea!

jana white said...

gorgeous!!!

Soesty said...

Beautiful ! ! Wonderful festive project !!

Corrie said...

Great project, I love it

Audrey said...

Very nice Shelby. Love that reindeer. Just might have to cut a few of the out. lol.

Sharlene said...

Beautiful work!!! It would be a great gift for a special person, teacher, babysitter, or neighbour.

Happy Holidays!

Kim Morrow said...

The reindeer would be cute for a topper on a gift. Beautiful !

Victoria Frail said...

What cute decorations! I love the tip on jar candles :)

Lori S. said...

Love, love, love it all! Great creations Shelby. Merry Christmas {hugs}

Ann said...

I love how you repurposed the reindeer that wasn;t working out. And the candle is lovely, especially as part of the decor ensemble. You'll have the prettiest powder room ever this season!

Samantha Schibler said...

How cool I love the Reindeer. Thanks for sharing

Mamilou (Louise Cyr) said...

Great idea... I'll try with the Hero Arts & Sizzix combo that also has a reindeer. Thanks for the inspiration.

A very Merry Christmas and Hqappy New Year. Happy Scrapping.

Mamilou (Louise Cyr) said...

Great idea... I'll try with the Hero Arts & Sizzix combo that also has a reindeer. Thanks for the inspiration.

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Happy Scrapping.

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Love the new blog design BTW, and your candle deco is amazing!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Ooooooooh! This is really cool! I just love the colours.

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautifully decorated jar candle. That reindeer is fabulous!

Andrea V said...

Oooohhhh, I am loving this!

Amanda said...

Soooooo gorgeous!

Denise said...

Beautiful projects! I love your choice of the colors... rich and elegant!
DeniseB

Darcy said...

Love it friend! I wish I was there to use your loo :P

chelseaj said...

I love the candle (may have to copy that) and the reindeer.

Sherri said...

cool decorations!

julie dyck said...

love it! and love that you can light it and not ruin it!

Paper Doll said...

Lovely!

Heather said...

Gorgeous Christmas decor items Shelby!! Thanks for sharing.

Carla K said...

Wow Shelby, super creative! Love it!!

JanetS said...

Love your candle display!

TeacherMom said...

I wish my bathroom looked so festive and inviting!!!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful decorating ideas. Can't wait to have some time to try them. Loving the blog hop!
Lynne

Avril Tanner said...

totally love both of the projects! Such a great idea with the candle jar!