Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Hearth for Belles N' Whistles Blog Hop!



First off, Happy Birthday to my gorgeous daughter, Nichole! I sure do love and am so proud of you! Now, on to the blog hop for our second Christmas Release from Belles N' Whistles! This blog hop is really important to me since I was moving and not able to participate in the first Christmas blog hop from Belles N' Whistles. I love Christmas and my favorite stamps are Christmas stamps and to have them designed by Elisabeth Bell, well, that makes them all the more special! If you've come to my blog from Kathy's, (who is one of our fabulously talented Guest Designers!) then you're on the right track. If not, go to the ever so talented and sweet Kathrin's and start at the beginning! I'd hate for you to miss out on seeing any of the creations from my so talented Design Team Sisters!

I remember waiting up as late as I could with my sister and just dying to hear those sleigh bells or the sound of hoofs on the roof. My girls went through the same thing and to lay in bed and hear them scurring around the house and hearing them whisper in excitement brought back such sweet, warm memories for me. Now I've got two granddaughters to pass the magic of Christmas on to and get excited for all the wonderful memories that my girls will start making with their own families. I know deep down that they all still believe. I know I do!



Our theme for this blog hop was to create a bag, container, wrapping paper, something that a gift could go into so I decided to alter a lunch box type tin and thought this could be a great gift for my daughter Nichole to hold all of her pens, tapes, and gift tags. I've never seen anyone who loves to wrap presents and goes all out on a package like Nichole! Branden has banned her from bringing anymore wrapping paper into the house, but I think she might be able to talk him into a new roll or two! He's very good to her like that and after all, the presentation is as much fun as picking out the present!

I thought this would give you a view of the scene so you could see how great both of these Christmas Collections from Belles N' Whistles can go together. There's nothing better, especially with the economy the way it is now, than to have stamps that are inter changeable!




The top has some great poinsettia's from Prima Flowers. I topped them with some gold Dew Drops.



I love the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Christmas Tree and thought they would be so cute in the corner of the room! I tell you, I'm just in love with these Christmas images! I just can't get enough of them!



This is what I did the the inside. Who can resist a picture of Santa on the rooftop? Not a believer like me!



Now hop on over to our Belles N' Whistles Blog and leave us some love! There's a fabulous gift that awaits someone! To be eligible, make sure you comment on each design member's blog along the blog hop and someone will be awfully happy on Thanksgiving when Summer posts the winner! Make sure to spread the word on these gorgeous stamps! Remember, you can start preordering them today, November 23rd and they'll be shipped out the first week in December. Now go on and hop!


Card Ingredients:

Christmas Hearth by Belles N' Whistles, The Christmas Tree from Belles N' Whistles, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas from Belles N' Whistles, copics, Stickles, Prima Flowers. Dew Drops, K&Company rhinestones, ribbon, Holoiday Collection Paper from DCWV, Provo Craft box.

90 comments:

Rosette said...

Wow Susan!! What a magnificent gift you did!!! You did so much woork in it to make it up for the lost Hop!! hehe I LOVE it girl!! you are amazing, and I'm sure your daughter will love it as well!! nreally need some coffe now, your talent blowed me away!! :)

Hugs Suzie dear xx

Kr├╝mel said...

Susan, this tin is adroable! I love that scene you´ve created - it´s so beautiful and I can hear Santa giggling from being there without being seen... You daughter for sure will love this box - maybe you can fill it with some wrapping paper for her?!
Big hugs to you!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Lil Sis said...

Beautiful tin - I love the image on the inside of the lid too it finishes of a lovely creation to perfection.
Thanks for sharing
Beccy x

Jenny said...

Hi Susan! I love how you made your tin can!Absolutely gorgeous. You did a great job with the scenery and the images goes perfect with your creations. TFS!

Brenda said...

I love the way you incorporated the tree into the scene. Beautiful work, great stamps.

Mimiko said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous :)

Susan said...

this was so awesome!! I have two little ones (girls) and this is a great idea for them to hold Xmas keepsakes in. thanks for sharing.

liza said...

beautiful altered tin,i love what you have done with it and how you have used the images,your colouring is fab also
love n hugs
liza
xox

Margreet said...

what a beautiful tin!!
xxx Margreet

Snowflake said...

Beautiful tin. I think that your daughter will be wery happy.
Hugs, Danica

JulyeB said...

What a fab box the anticipation of what could be inside would be absolutely filled with christmas magic and the santa on the roof top is wonderful. thanks Julye

hayward69 said...

What a gorgeous tin you have decorated. Just love this stamped image. Love the flowers you have used on the top.

Jayne xx

Chrissie said...

Oh Susan, I just LOVE the way you've decorated your tin and these sweet little images are just perfect for your project!

Liza said...

Beautiful work Susan, I adore the way you have decorated the tin.

Liza x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Susan... Susan.... Susan... I just can't believe what you've created here. The scene is beautiful on this tin. Yes Yes, Happy Birthday Nichole your moms work is amazing! =)
Great Big Hugs
Lynda =)

Stephanie said...

This is just too cute!! Great job!!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Iris said...

Susan this is so beautiful! What a gorgeous gift and your daughter will surely LOVE it!!!!!
How beautifully you've used all the images around the tin! Of course Happy Birthday to Nichole! Great job.

Hugs,
Iris

Knerten said...

Your tin box is absolutely beaufitul !

Ann-Marie said...

Such a beautiful tin, I love the little scene you have made with all the stamps its a great idea to use them together to create a picture. Simply stunning, have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

Vanja said...

This is just beautiful! I love the images.
Hugs,Vanja

KarenB said...

Gorgeous, I love how you made the whole thing like rooms in a house.

Dawn B. said...

I am a believer.. I always tell my girls if you don't believe he won't come..hehe..(they are all adults and I still tell them. This is a beautiful project.. I love the santa on the inside too.. You did a terrific job and I think this is a great way to use this sweet image..

Kathy said...

How cute!!! I just love the adorable scene that you have created!!! The colors are fabulous and the inside of the lid looks wonderful as well!! So cute!!
:)Kathy

Rachel said...

Oh so Lovely. I love all the small details that make it exquisite. Especially the INSIDE. who would have thought!

Teresa said...

Your ideas are always great. I think you have outdone yourself this time. This is gorgeous!

Jacque said...

Susan, what a marvelous tin you have created...the way you have used those images is just lovely!!! All of the details you have added are STUNNING!!! Beautiful job....HUgs..Jacque

Meretekj said...

The creation is wonderful.

Julie Masse said...

Just adorable Susan!! Your creation and coloring are superb!! :)

ann marie said...

great job and gift. Love all the thought you put in to the box and laying it out on the tin

Janelle said...

This is such a cute tin. I just love all the detail you put into each image! I especially love how you combined three of the stamps to showcase a wonderful scene. Thanks so much for all the inspiration and congrats on the move.

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, I love it! Great set of stamps again.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dena said...

Gorgeous project! I love how you incorporated both of these stamps. Soooo cute! Great job! Hugs, Dena

Katarina said...

Very cute!

lebar95 said...

Such a sweet image, i just love it! The whole project is fabulous and inspiring! Thanks for sharing

JenRaff said...

Fantastic! What an incredible gift tin! I love the wrap around images.

ChrisaBella said...

Lovely, lovely job. thanks for being such an enabler. LOL

Kraftychick said...

What a fabulous tin - and HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICHOLE!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and this chance to win the new series - how hard it is to pick the favorite!!
jackie

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! What an unbelievable scenery you've created on your tin project Susan!! I adore your coloring details and of course your sparkle to it all!! :) You've done such a fabulous job with this girl!!! This hop was so much fun!! HUGS

Kris said...

OMGosh!!! how cute is this!!! love how you added the other image too... it's a GREAT project! hugs, Kris

Suzan L said...

Very cute project!! I love the cute new image!!
Hugs, Suzan

Serendipity Stamping said...

You put a lot of yourself into this beautiful tin! I just love what you have done with the images, so much work. I have enjoyed this happy blog hop and hope I did not miss anyone and now back to the BnW blog.

beadz said...

I loove how you used all the stamps together! that's great.
hugs,
Gini

Mary said...

This is such an adorable tin! Thanks for sharing with us!

hugs
Mary

Nikki said...

Hey Susan, what a fab scene you have made with these gorgeous stamps, I agree that this collection is so versatile & yours demonstrates this pefectly! Your box is so sparkly & christmassy I want one!!

Hugs, Nikki xxx

jan farnworth said...

love all the deatails great job.

Granny P said...

This is incredible. I love how you've combined the stamps to create a scene. Your daughter should be thrilled. This blog hop was just bursting with ideas and I think this tin is the icing on the cake.

Anonymous said...

What details, envy your talent.
Beautiful tin, nice colors.
jman4@comcast.net

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

your christmas box is wonderful adore the scene you ahve created

Melissa said...

Susan, this is adorable! It would be perfect for holding Christmas cards!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

This is absolutely fabulous. I love the way you have continued the theme all around the box and even inside. Love these images and this project. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

Susan, this tin box is amazing!!!!!!! i love all the details in the pictures,.. great great work of art!!! i love it :)) keep it up sweetie you ROCK!! :) xx

Jodi said...

A very wonderful job on the decorating of this tin Susan!! I love the way you have colored and created a great scenery for them!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Mary said...

This is just Beautiful!
What a fantastic idea and this could so easily have been done on a canvas for the wall or an Easel!
Just Beautiful!!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Thank you for sharing!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous project!! Wow!! Great job!

Moni said...

Wonderful project and so love the scene you made. Great papers and images are stunning! Hugs,moni

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous project, and such a great way to show off all of those sweet stamps! Lovely job! :)

Lim said...

OMG Susan!!!! This is amazing!!! Awesome!! I totally love it!!! The new stamps are soooo adorable and cute, like the others collection from B&W :))
You are so talented my friend. Great job!!!
Hugs,
LIM

Jenni said...

Fabulous altered lunchbox, you've done a lovely job even decorating the inside of the lid!
The images are so sweet and I'm sure your daughter will love it!
Jenni x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Soooooooo sweet! I love it!!!!!!!!!

HazelQ said...

Cute tin! The images look soo cute :)
Hugs
Hazel

Marion said...

Wow wow wow! I love the way you have decorated the tin. It looks fabulous. This image is great.
Marion

Anki said...

Susan - what a great job and how did you have time to put it all together?? I'm amazed! Kram - Anki

Shar said...

Great tin! What a sweet scene you created!

Jenn Joncas said...

Too cute!!! You did a beautiful job!!!

Jenn (:

craft_princess said...

Very cool! Looks like it took a long time to make this!

CraftyRia said...

I love the box! I like how you made the scene wrap around to the sides. Great work.

butterfly843 said...

Love this gift idea! I haven't altered a tin in awhile and love how the scene goes all around.

Shelly Schmidt said...

hat a fantastic project you have created. Fun stamps- and your coloring is wonderful. TFS

charlene aka scrappygma said...

just adorable ! your coloring is awesome

scrappyjan said...

Susan, Love the little scene you have created around you tin.. VERY CUTE!!
hugs, Janiel

coquine1635 said...

wow amazing box, I want one lol
Suzie

Kellie said...

Beautiful job, who wouldn't love to receive this tin as a gift.

Mae said...

What a beautiful gift Susan. So adorable.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Susan~~marvelous tin creation!! Your coloring is so fabulous and I agree these images are unbelieveable!! I would absolutely love them--gonna check them out!!
Thanks and blessings
Mary Lou

Moshie said...

Wonderful tin!!!! Love the way you did it!!!! Love the way the two little ones are watching for Santa as he hides behind the chair!!! This has been an amazing blog of sheer talent!

Nikki said...

What a great tin and just so true for Christmas it tells the story of all those who still believe and are waiting for Santa
you've done a really beautiful job on this
hugs Nikki

Lilian said...

Love your box Susan! Awesome work combining all these images! Glad we're both in this hop! LOL! Gorgeous gorgeous work! Have a wonderful day!

Kathi said...

Hi,
this tin is so wonderful and I love that you are telling a story on it´s outside. The images are wonderful colored and the decoration is sooo pretty.
xx Kathi :-)

craftykitten said...

This is just perfect. I love the way you have put an image on the inside of the tin lid - very clever. Love the way you have integrated the previous Christmas release too.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sandy said...

What a beautiful tin! I love how you decorated it all the way around and the inside. The images are so cute and beautifully colored.

Smita said...

Beautiful tin. I am sure Nichole loves it too. Perfect coloring.

Smita

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful holiday tin! Love the sweet Christmas scene you've created. Fabulous image and beautiful coloring. :)

Doris said...

I just love that tin! How adorable is that! I too remember staying up as late as I could but for some reason always feel asleep and never got to see Santa on Christmas Eve. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Tracey said...

I just love this tin! What an incredible gift!

Shazza said...

WOW this is just amazing and I love all those images, they are adorable
x

Alex said...

This is STUNNING! What a fabulous creation! I hope you don't mind that I borrow this idea for gift wrap. I have some tins, paper and soon some fab Christmas stamps :)

Angelwood said...

This is magnificent! Really love all the bling on this project. Super cute box and these images are wonderful! hugs, Angela

Chrissy Le said...

Love how you design the tin can, great colors!

Anne H. said...

Oh -your box is stunning!
Beautiful colors, adorable images and I love all the details.
Take care xx
Anne :-)

sweater32 said...

Your box is so adorable, what imagination and I know your daughter will adore it for a very, very long time and just might pass it on as she did her memories!