Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Three Little Sweethearts and a couple of Ornaments....

Well the countdown to Christmas is intense at my house. I'm sure at yours as well! I've got my list of last minute necessities ready to head out to the grocery store. I've gone over my meal plan time and time again so that I wouldn't forget anything. The kids are out of school - sheesh!!!

Today I have some little altered flip notes to share with you. I needed three small gifts for some friends and family members, and I found these really cool Flip Note books at a local gift shop. There are metal, and, when you remove the pen, the lid flips open to a small note pad inside. Throw it in your purse or pocket and it won't every get torn or bent! VERY COOL!

Here are the three together. I used the same image, #315 Sweetheart Tilda from the 2009 Raising the Ceiling collection on all three and gave her the same outfit, but the hair color changed...

Red Hair Tilda...


Skin - E0000,00,11, Chalk for Cheeks on all three images
Dress/Socks/Bows - B21, 93
Apron - E40, 41, 42, 43
Shoes - R46, 14, 21
Hair - E13, 17, 18, 19
Stardust Stickles on the shoes

Brunette Tilda...

E 25, 35, 50

Blonde Tilda...

E35 Y26, 21

Inside the Flip Note...

And now for the Ornaments...

I loved the tutorial Mindy gave on her blog on how to do Ornaments. I had tried before very unsuccessfully and so was delighted to find her tutorial. I made two ornaments for my friends kids, hopefully they will be keepsakes that they can take into their Christmases of the future.

For one child - a girl - I used #3081 Tilda with Hanging Heart.

Hair - E35, Y26, 21
Dress - R81, 83, 85
Gold Spica Pen
Silk Ribbon - stash
Pink Rose - stash

For the other child - a boy - I used #147 Edwin on Sled.

B 21, 93, 95
Puff Paint
E35, 31, 30
Silk Ribbon - stash
Button - stash
Twine - stash

I put their names on the back of each one and dated it. Since they are both teenagers, I'm trusting the mom to take good care of the ornaments until the kids each have their own families and trees.

Okay, now I'm completely done for Christmas. Wishing you all a very joy filled Christmas and the most wonderful, creative, and happy New Year.

Blessings and hugs,


  1. Everything looks fabulous! Great job!

  2. Oh goodness Barb, how do you do it all? I adore your notebooks.. and the pens in their holders so you always have them handy how thoughtful. I especially love your bulbs, guess you made two girls, but only showed us one, but love them.. great.. you are a fast learner.. great job..
    Hugs, Jean

  3. Delightful projects Barb and the ornaments will make wonderful keepsakes! Just Beautiful!
    Hugs Julie P

  4. These are really sweethearts! I love your coloring. The folds are unbelievable. I am still not good at it:(

  5. Awesome altered project and love the ornaments too. I bought the glass balls, but just never get around to try it. Now I see yours and I really look forward to have some free time to try to make some too. Thanks for the inspiration Barb :o)

  6. Barb, These gifts are so adorable, I love those metal notepads and your ornaments are just so cute. Wishing you and your Family a very Merry Christmas.
    Suzi x

  7. Great gifts and I love the ornaments. Your coloring is so beautiful and it really shows in all your projects. Merry Christmas.

  8. Wonderful gifts Barb! WOW! I wish I could say I'm done! lol or that my house was spic and span! lol Have a wonderful Christmas w/your family and friends!

  9. Beautiful gifts, love your coloring. Wish I was done getting ready for christmas, I still have a few gifts to make. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

  10. Hello Barb, wonderful gifts, I am certain they will be very appreciated. tilda is soo cute on those notepads, and the ornaments are delightful.

  11. Oh Barb these are the sweetest ever! You are just so stinkin' talented! I so enjoy seeing your work! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  12. Can we say adorable?!!!!! All of these are simply delightful.

  13. Your little notebooks are adorable Barb! Love the ornaments! I am partial to the Edwin one. :-)Merry Christmas Barb!

  14. Love these wonderful ornaments you made. I just made some for my tree & they are so fun ... What a great idea to add the name & date on the back ..
    Hugs, Janie


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