Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Greeting Farm Blog Hop!

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

The Greeting Farm is one of my favorite stamp companies so I just have to join in this fun hop! Although I had wanted so bad to create a project for each of the categories, but I just couldn't find time to finish all! I did get two done though! :)

This first one is for the Santa category. This project was inspired by my daughter's hair clips. My daughter has very thin, fine hair so she uses a lot of clips. It doesn't matter how many clips I used to clip up her hair, she looses them within an hour of two!

Anyway, here is an altered vanity box using the recently released Santa baby from the the Cheeky Xmas set. I sprayed the whole box with shimmer mist so this is very sparkly.



Here are some clips. I used frosted shrink plastic. I usually color shrink plastic with colored pencils but this time, I used Copic. I didn't think it would work but it did! Love it! These are super fun and easy to make!


This project is for the treat category. Recently I noticed my son likes Thomas and Friends. A couple of weeks ago, he came to me with a Toys R Us ad and told he he wanted a Thomas and Friends backpack! I thought that was cute, how he knows what he wants when he's only two. Well, besides the backpack I got him a Thomas and Friends wooden railroad set for Christmas. as well He is going to be so surprised!
Anyway, this project was inspired by that blue train! I had lots of fun making this train but boy was it time consuming! I didn't have a template for it so it was trail and error type of thing. I LOVE how this train turned out!
This train has ten passengers, excluding Mr. Snowman. Here is one side of the train.

Here is the other side of it.


Here is what it looks like once you open the lid to the engine. The part holds the candy is approx. 2.75x2.75x5.

Mr. Snowman in the front!


I used my round nesties and 2-inch circle punch...



Here is what it looks like when you open the box car. More candies.... This train holds about 60-70 mini candy canes.

Well, that's all I have to share today! Hope everyone enjoys looking at my projects! Enjoy the hop!

57 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such fabulous projects!!! I love the hair clips!

Berenice R. said...

Awesome projects! :)

Elena said...

The most fabulous projects I have ever seen! You rock, Kim!

Holly J said...

Great shrink wrap ideas.

Just me... said...

Wow, that train is amazing. Good Job!

sugarstamp said...

Wow! so much work went into this!

Tanya said...

I love the hair clips...I think I'll have to make some for my little girl :)

Leanne said...

Wow Kim!!!! These are so fantastik girl!! you have been a busy bee!! Love it all!! Hugs

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful projects! I love the barrettes.

Jennifer

jan farnworth said...

love the train and the hair clips are just fab.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

These are both AMAZING!

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW these are AMAZING
love tasha xx

Buttercup said...

Your card has the most amazing color combos!!! I absolutely love it! Stunning Job! Very clever with the hair pins and the choo choo train!! :)

margie c said...

WOW! Amaaaazing creations! I LOVE that train! How sweet! and the clips are beautiful! I want to wear them :)
Beautiful job!
hugs, margie

the whimsical butterfly said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? I am drooling over this vanity w/ those cute barrettes thinking my girls would fALL over at the idea and thinking it couldnt possibly get any cuter and then I see your train. OMG. seriously?!? You TOTALLY hit this WAYYYYYY out of the park-I LOVE THEM. WOW!

Becca Fabozzi said...

WOW< this is spectacular!!!1 SO amazing!!!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

AMAZING PROJECTS! The jewelry box is ingenious...love the little hair clips. Then the train! I am knocked right out of my socks. You are one creative Momma!

Smiles!
Gwen

ddinak said...

Great projects! Love the hair clips!

faithnme said...

WOW. can I say that you R one talanted Crafter..WOW You must leave this my the christmas tree for your son.. I know I would love seeing it

HUGS

Meme said...

Fabulous projects! Super fun! TFS!

itsabrt said...

I Say What? Wow Kim you have achieved a whole new more gigantically level of uber creative prowess from me!!!

gobeagirl said...

WOW Kim. I love both of your projects. Great job on them both. I love the box and the skrinkie dinks. I have to find ink that will work for me. Now, as for your son's Thomas and friends, well I just have to smile. My son at the tender age of 2 picked out his very first Thomas video and the he received trains and just about anything you could come up with. He had three metal Thomas's and he would sleep with one in his hand every night without dropping it. The reason I am telling you is because he is now 13 and he may not play with them as much as he used to, but he always loves to see the videos and he still uses the quilt my Dad bought him on his 3rd bday. You did a fantastic job on that train. I hope that you are very proud of yourself as you should be. Hugs, Lisa g

RiNNE said...

What wonderful projects-- I really like your train!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OMG Kim you are amazing!! I love it all, but think my fav is the hair clips.
Thanks so much for hoppin into the Holidays with us!
Kristy xo

Nat said...

Wow Wow Wow!!! So creative! What great ideas! Thanks for sharing...I love it!

Gin Oak said...

Brilliant. Love the train. Thanks for sharing :-)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! I love your projects. The train is just awesome.

Kris said...

Love the vanity with the cutesy clips!! but that train is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Fabulous details on an amazing creation!! you rock girl!

ceciliareyes said...

wooooowww!!!
I am speechless...
The hairclips are wonderful: stamping, painting, stoving and putting together the hairclips, many little work, but piece of cake; but that train is gold, I can't imaginig myself setting togheter everything... That's what I love of this blog hop... Tons of ideas. Very well done.
Congratulations.

donna mikasa said...

Wow...such awesome projects, Kim! Love them all--especially that cute train!

Jenny V. said...

Wow Kim! You did a fabulous job esp. The train I love it!

Sammi said...

Oh Kim these are GORGEOUS!! I love your projects so much fun!!!
Sammi
xxx

jenlynnie said...

way cool!!! very imaginative.

Mercy said...

these are fabulous projects, kim....beautifully done!

citronlime said...

Oh my...this is just lovely!!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW WOW WOW

HOLY MOLY....

Kim I can't even believe my eyes!!!
These projects are BOTH BEYOND amazing. I swear I don't even have the words to tell how amazing I think they are.
Big Hugs,
Lynda

KanataNewf said...

Wow! That train is just amazing!

...just Peggy said...

What Fun!...I love them both.....

Wilfreda said...

WOW!!! These are great.

Meera said...

Totally amazing creations, you busy bee xx love the hair pins, may have to try these for my niece x

Shaela said...

wow, great projects!!

Carisa said...

OmG, these are AWESOME!!!! I just adore your clips and the box - I def need to try this shrinky stuff.

and i don't know what to say about your train except that it's so cute and so sweet! thanks so much for sharing.

Pryn said...

These are both AMAZING projects!!! So creative and unique!!! Awesome work :)

CraftyDee said...

Wow Kim, fantastic projects!! The clips are supercute and that train is amazing! I'm sure your son is loving this!

Deconstructing Jen said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! You have officially made to projects that my kids would FREAK out over. My daughter would LOVE those little hair clippies with the box and my son would flip over that train. I need to go back and take a closer look at how you made that... it's amazing!

Dawn said...

Love your project ideas! I am going to borrow some of your ideas!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

WOWZA! These are amazing! Can you send some of those hair clips over here? ;)

Mimi said...

Fun projects Kim! Great job on the train! ;)

kadie said...

You always come up with the BEST projects, Kim!! These are SUPERB and I LOVE those hair clips!!

Cyndi said...

omg! totally love your projects! love the train...well done for trial and error!

Diane Davies said...

Congrats on winning! Your projects are awesome! : )

Amy said...

You are so creative Kim, these are both so super cute!

FibreJunky said...

I am utterly blown away. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting those barrettes, either. They are SOOOOO cute!!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!! Amazing

Kristine said...

OH MY Gawsh Kim!! FABULOUS!!! Any li'l girl would adore that fancy box with homemade clips! And you train is OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN!!! You actually made that up by yourself? HOW COOL!!! LOVE IT and your colors are so pretty too! =) You ROCKED this Kim!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! fabulous projects!! amazing!

Brenda Lee said...

All I have to say is.....AMAZING!!!!