17 Aug 2009

JustRite Christmas Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to the JustRite Christmas Blog Hop! Thirty-two fabulous designers from around the world have designed something especially for you with the new JustRite Christmas products!!

You may be coming here from Sheryl's Blog or you can find your way around very easily by clicking on the list at the end of my post! You will want to end up at the JustRite Blog for your chance to win today's blog candy!!

I am very honoured to be apart of the Hop so let's get right to it shall we?

The set I am showcasing today is called Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers Round 1-5/8”, and is available now in the JustRite Stampers store! It has 10 designer centers stamps and borders and uses the 1 5/8" stamper.

I decided I wanted to make some see-thru Christmas ornaments so that I can start gearing up for that special season!! For my ornament I used the Clear Scraps Snowflake Mini Album.

I started by covering 1/2 of the acrylic snowflake with Crystal Lacquer - I only covered half at a time since I wasn't too sure how fast the Crystal Lacquer would dry. I sprinkled Martha Stewart coarse white glitter on top of the Crystal Lacquer and then did the second half of the snowflake the same way - making sure to leave an area of unglittered acrylic in the middle.

I set that aside and then stamped the snowflake from Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers onto a clear sheet with Versamark and heat embossed it with detail silver embossing powder.

I stamped the border from the Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers onto Fancy Pants designer paper with Versamark and also heat embossed it with detail silver embossing powder.

I cut both the JustRite snowflake and the border out with Spellbinders Classic Circles.

Then I began to assemble my ornament.

I put a dollop (very technical term!) of Crystal Lacquer on top of the silver embossed snowflake and pressed the Clear Scraps acrylic glittered snowflake directly down onto the lacquer making sure the middle area was in the middle........ahem.....and moved it around just a tich to remove the air bubbles - I ended up with a couple of air bubbles and it made it look like the old glass that we used to have in our windows -- happy surprises!!

It was easy to just adhere the border on top of the glitter since it was still a little damp from the Crystal Lacquer.

Now, if you hold your ornament up you can see right through the middle of and it looks like stain glass without the colour - ooooooo - that opens up so many possibilities!!

I hope you enjoyed my part of the hop and if you have any questions, please feel so VERY free to e-mail me and I will try to answer them!!

Now, if you are following along in the HOP, please continue along to Mary's fabulous creation or just pop in on any of the links below to see how these fabulous designers have worked their magic at the JustRite Christmas Blog Hop!!

JustRite Blog

Becca Feeken

Sankari Wegman

Sharon Johnson

Kazan Clark

Sharon Harnist

Laura Davis

Debbie Olson

Michelle Woerner

Taylor Van Bruggen

Jenn Balcer

Michelle Wooderson

Lori Craig

Lauren Meader

Beate Johns

Barb Schram

Kimberly Crawford

Michele Kovack

Jami Bova

Kellie Fortin

Jennifer Buck

Heidi Blankenship

Angela Barkhouse

Lisa Somerville

Gerrie Johnnic

Kathy Jones

Debbie Seyer

Kim Sonksen

Terre Fry

Sheryl Dickinson

Bonnie Sharp

Mary Pfaff

Holly Simoni

Angela Robledo


  1. WOW!!!! What gorgeous ornaments!!! Love all that sparkle and the silver embossing - makes these absolutely amazing!!!

  2. Bonnie these ornaments are amazing! How they will shimmer in a tree with lights in it!

  3. Well, we know what MY favorite project was from this hop...Bonnie's snowflakes! Um, could that sentiment be ANY more perfect for me?!?! LOVE this!

  4. How GORGEOUS are these -- JUST love them!!!

  5. Bonnie these are absolutely stunning!! One of my favorite projects so far! Awesome idea!

  6. Ooooooh.... so pretty, Bonnie! I love all the sparkle on your ornaments! Absolutely gorgeous! Can you come decorate my tree? :)


  8. Oh My Word Bonnie!!! You have seriously rocked it with this project!!! It is just absolutely inspiring and AWESOME!!!! I Not only do I love the projects - but also the way you took the pictures are awesome!!!
    You totally rock Bonnie!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  9. Bonnie, these are SO SO SO SO elegant!! What delicate and lovely ornaments to place on a tree!!!!

  10. WoWZeRs, Bonnie! These are stunning! You totally rocked the snowflakes! Love the clear centers on acetate. So, so pretty! Hugs!

  11. WOWZA! Love them...these are soooooo pretty!

  12. Wow these are simply stunning!

  13. Stunning,!

  14. Anonymous11:51

    Big Hugs girl, so glad you could hop with us! Your project is AMAZING! I love the clear centers and all the texture!
    --Hugs Becca

  15. very nice ornaments. great idea


  16. Wow-zers these are gorgeous.

  17. How gorgeous these will look on a lighted tree, garland, or tied onto a package, Bonnie! Just stunning! LOVE your creations!

  18. bonnie, bonnie, bonnie. . .these are amazing! I love 'em! (and love that I got to hug you in person!) have a happy day, baby!

  19. love the ornaments!

  20. Bonnie,
    These are just wonderful. How beautiful they will look on the Christmas tree!!

  21. Bonnie, what a fantastic idea to use the clear album and make ornaments from it! They turned out gorgeous and I love that you can see thru the center!

  22. Anonymous14:42

    Beautiful snowflakes.. and a VERY clever idea!


  23. Bonnie, your ornament looks fantastic! I love it. Such a great idea!
    Hugs and smiles

  24. OMG these ornaments are divine¬!

  25. I have never seen anything hand crafted that is so beautiful as these ornaments. WOW

  26. Debbie Kaste19:29

    Bonnie, these snowflakes are really pretty. GREAT job! Thanks for sharing:) Debbie Kaste

  27. Oh, this is so gorgeous! Love all the glitter, the opaque snowflakes. These are so fabulous!!! Love them.

  28. Wow! These ornaments are stunning! I really like the blue one!

  29. Let me pick up my jaw from the floor...ok,now I can talk.
    Stunning snowflakes girl!!!!

  30. Those snowflakes are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Bonnie!!! THESE ROCK!!!! Love your presentation of them too - that first pic looks like it's right out of a magazine!!

  32. These are great ornaments. Can't wait to get my stamps to make some. Thank you so much for sharing!
    "Hugs" Granny

  33. beautiful snowflakes- they would even stand up to the Australian summer Christmas we get. thanks for sharing

  34. These are so pretty! Love the blue!

  35. Susan12:57

    WOW! Your ornaments are amazing.

  36. bonnie bonnie bonnie...absolutely creative and beautiful!!!

  37. Beautiful snowflakes, Bonnie!

  38. Anonymous15:26

    O My gosh, your snowflakes are just stunning and gorgeous. I'm wondering where in Ontario you buy products to make these?

  39. Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning!!! Your snowflake ornaments are amazing!

  40. Those ornaments are totally stunning!

    Cazzy x

  41. What sweet little snowflakes. I love the sparkle!
    Iris Soscia

  42. I am in love with your snowflakes!!!! Simply stunning I can honestly say I have never seen a more beautiful snowflake.

  43. heyza
    i was look aroung your homepage
    and will not leave again
    before i was saying hello
    it is a nice homepage you have
    good luck in future

  44. These are amazingly beautiful and they would match my tree perfectly! I was planning on buying some of the stampers and now I know that I HAVE too.


  45. Fantastic ornaments! How very clever of you! I love that they resemble antique glass! Awesome!

  46. these are so delicate and beautiful!! TFS!!

  47. BeckyE14:36

    I DID enjoy your part of the hop. Thanks so much for sharing with us.


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