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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gift Hoppin'


Today we're hoppin' along sharing some great gift ideas for you.  It's never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts - or gifts for any occasion, for that matter!   At the end of this post, I'll have links for all the hop stops, please visit all the blogs and comment...we'll be choosing random bloggers to choose random comments for the prizes...so the more comments the better your chance!


For my project today, I'm sharing the bird house I made for a friend.  She collects the little humble abodes, and I wanted to make one to add to her collection.  This birdhouse was also part of MichaelsStamptember event.  All the supplies to make this project are available at Michaels.  After I painted this wooden birdhouse with a cream colored paint, I dabbed paint on my Stampendous Cling Jumbo Peony and Lone Bird stamps and stamped them directly on the birdhouse.  When the paint was dry, I added the little picket fence around it and added a few silk flowers.
  


I have to say I really like the way it turned out.  My youngest son, fell in love with it too, and even asked if he could keep it in his bedroom - which amazed me since he usually freaks out about the color pink (it's for girls only, you know!)  So, I think I'll be making another one of these for his room.



Here's the list of the others girls that are playing along today.  Don't forget to check them all out, and leave a little love along the way - you never know who will have prizes to give out!  You just may be a lucky winner!



AND don't forget our Saturday Challenge continues - We're sharing embossing techniques all month! Here's what we've been working on (most recent inspiration first):


You can link your creations here until Thursday, October 4th -

27 comments:

Sherry Butcher said...

This is just perfect for the porch here in NM. I'm planning on trying this for a friend this year. TFS!

Scrappychick said...

Beautiful! Love the burst of spring in all the fall and winter projects! And I say let him keep it in his room :)

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like how you stamped it and the picket fence.

craftymom205 said...

Love the birdhouse.

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Far North said...

What a great gift! Love your use of the Stampendous stamps (the rose is a great rooftop!)

Iris said...

The bird house is so cute. I'd love to have it in MY room. Iris

Jingle said...

This is so super cute! Just fabulous!

Greta said...

Can I add my name to the list of people who want one of these?! I'm a bird-lover, but don't have a collection of bird houses. Now I think I need one--LOL! Fantastic project!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow!!!! This is sooooooo rad dearie!!!! Awesome job....for the realz.....though!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Very cute birdhouse Krissy!

Stampendous said...

Super cute project, Krissy! And with all of these products available at Michaels Stores, you KNOW we'll be linking that up!! Great job!

Melinda Gleissner said...

This is sooooo wonderful! I would display it proudly on a table surrounded by pretty green plants (most in my house are brown) and seashells. The picket fence with flowers is an adorable idea...any bird would be proud to live in such a decked out home.

Klassy Joolz said...

Love birds and birdhouses...

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow.. This bird house is Awesome.. I love the stamp images you used.. What a great Idea!

jengd said...

Cute! And who can guess at what a boy's going to like. :)

wendyp said...

Super cute, Krissy! Love the stamps you picked! That bird is perfect on the birdhouse!!!

Annan said...

What a great way to decorate a birdhouse. Just Lovely.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great project! The stamping on the roof looks wonderful!

Wendy said...

Krissy, this may be the most darling bird house I have EVER seen!! I am head over heals with the picket fence. I hope you have a great weekend!!!

Barbara said...

This is a really cool little birdhouse. No wonder your son wanted it for his room! Great idea!

Caroline D. said...

This is lovely!! Love the stamped flowers on the roof!

Katina said...

What a great birdhouse, love your peony stamp!

Barb Turpin said...

How cute is that?! The images are perfect!

jordanbev5 said...

Such an adorable little bird house! I love your choice of stamps you used!!! Gotta have them for sure now!! TFS!

Chris Patterson said...

We have a couple of old grotty birdhouses hanging around..now I know exactly what I'm going to do with them..thanks so much for the inspiration !

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for the inspiration!



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Pam Hornschu said...

I love creating with those cheap wood birdhouses from Mike's! I love how you stamped the bird on there, and the flowers on the roof!