Friday, December 17, 2010

Leah l'Orange, ready for takeoff! + GIVEAWAY

HELLOOOOOOOOO crafty friends! This is Leah l'Orange, bringing you my GRAND FINALE for my week of guest blogging at SEI Lifestyle! Thank you to the SEI team for inviting me to do this, and for taking such good care of me this week. It has TRULY been my pleasure to be here!

I mentioned earlier this week that I was asked if I'd like to play with the Kris Kringle collection for my guest blogging projects, and I was VERY excited about that, but I was when asked if there was another line I really liked, Jocelyn was the first that came to mind. I'd only ever seen the paper stack in our big box store, but I was disappointed I hadn't seen any embellishments. At any rate, I couldn't be more pleased with it now that I've had the opportunity to play with it! I decided to do something a little extra special with my Jocelyn stuff, and my tree was looking a little bare.....

So here is it NOW, half-decorated with my usual ribbons and a new batch of ornaments!


I altered some chipboard to cover it with my Jocelyn papers, then I busted out the UTEE and went to town. Honestly, that's ALL I had to do to create these cute little ornaments (I combined the UTEE with Versamark, and just did two layers on each side), poked the holes and threaded 'em all with silver string.

Here's what the TOP of the tree looks like right now:


And a couple of fuller shots to show you how they hang amidst the branches:



They're SO easy to make - the only thing that seems to take a while is the sanding for my clean edges. Besides that, as long as everything is handy, it's a snap!

This one's my favorite:


But my son likes this one best:


And a few close-ups...




What do you think? I love how the bold colors contrast so nicely against the white tree and everything just POPS! And I used up a bunch of chipboard - something with which I often struggle. This was a fun project for me, and my tree is going to look FABULOUS in another week, after I've made a couple DOZEN of these little ornaments! Here's the whole family together:


Before I sign off, I want to remind you that this is your final chance to comment and get in the running to win a 12x12 paper pad and the Glittering Romance die-cut pack from the gorgeous new With All My Heart line! Feel free to go back and comment on any of the posts since last Friday, and visit my blog, The Chronicles of Orange, on MONDAY, December 20th to find out who won!

Happy crafting, dear friends, and happiest holidays and warmest wishes to you and yours.

Love,
Leah, Kris and Jocelyn ;)
xo


Thanks, Leah! It has been a treat to have you. We love your excitement and great projects. Don't those ornaments look so fun to make?


Guess what?! Not only is Leah having a giveaway for those who commented on the blog this week, we are having a giveaway too. To enter to win some Jocelyn and Kris Kringle product, leave a comment on this post by Sunday, December 19th at midnight MST. Tell us which of Leah's posts was your favorite this week. We will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner. If we don't hear from the winner within a week we will have to pick a new one.

41 comments:

reen said...

I think Tuesday's post was my favorite. It was perfect timing, I was looking for a gift card "box" and Leah's idea was just what I needed.

Donna said...

I love today's tree ornaments...so cute :)

A Sarasota said...

love the ornaments! I agree with your son, the bird is awesomeness...
happy holidays!
p.s. I loved the Kringle cards a BUNCH.

Lisa said...

Leah's Monday post was my fave as I loved all the card inspiration with the Kris Kringle line.
Great job all week!

jengd said...

These may be my fav of the week- so simple but SO cute!!

Nikki said...

These are fantastic I agree with your son the bird's my fave too Love the idea of this so perfect for when you want to theme your tree :)
hugs Nikki

Erica Hettwer said...

I loved today's post. I need to make some ornaments and this is just what I needed. Super cute and not too difficult. Love!!!

Denise said...

Your little ornaments are darling! Love the paper you chose for them. Your creations all week rocked :)

Shirley said...

Beautiful tree! I have enjoyed every day's posts but today was my favorite!

kaw1963 said...

I think today's post was my favorite, the ornaments reminded me of sugar cookies hanging from the tree.

Charlene said...

Love your creativity with this cute project! Just goes to show how a little bit of ingenuity can yeild a ton of "Wow" effect when you combine it with great products.

KimR said...

WOw! These ornaments turned out great! Love how you added some extras to the tops of them!

My favorite has to be her Catitude LO. (Having 4 kitties of my own---I love seeing how others scrap them!)

Kim said...

I have really enjoyed this week. I loved Tuesday's post best with all the little boxes, a great idea that I could put all kinds of goodies in.

Laura Stewart said...

cute tree!

Thebug415 said...

I really liked the little boxes on the 14th. They were just so cute.

Amanda L. said...

Loved the card on Thursday's post...too cute!

Lillian Child said...

LOVE the orange tree!

Deenas said...

Love the ornaments--I may have to try that! Thanks for the chance at winning a great prize package! Happy Holidays!

brenlubrant said...

I really enjoyed all of the projects Leah shared with us all week. I guess today's post was my favorite because it was such a simple craft project to make but looks as it more time was put into it. The little ornaments had such a beautiful shine to them. Great job!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Love the tree and ornaments!

creativecowgirl said...

I too love today's tree ornaments. They are adorable!

Karen Williams said...

those ornaments are very clever- the paper looks cute

Janine Rachau said...

Cute tree. Those ornaments are awesome. This idea, I have to try!

Scrappy Do said...

The ornaments are adorable, everything this season has been so inspirational. Thanks

Char said...

I loved the little gift boxes! So cute and can be used for so many different things!

Vicki B. said...

These are so cute! I have a little green tree these would be perfect on. I might have to try this - we still have a few days before Christmas.

Beth said...

My favorite is the ornatments - I love the way they glisten!

Jen Clark said...

I love the ornaments!!

Dave and Suzie said...

So, so cute!!

Julia said...

Today's tree ornaments were my favorite. Too cool!!!

KindredEsprit said...

Very cute tree! And so clever of you to use the cute 'n' colourful chipboard pieces to decorate it! I have to say, I agree with your son; the birdie ornament is very cute.

KarenB said...

These look amazing - what a great idea :)

KarenB said...

Oops, forgot to say which was my favourite day.

Hmmmm, I've been a fan for quite a while and I love everything Leah makes {{hugs}} But I am first and foremost a scrapbooker and I'm drawn to layouts, so I have to say my favourite was the 'Catitude' layout :)

Jess said...

Loving the ornament ideas because I'm on the hunt for them lately!

Rhonda V. said...

My favorite post was "Leah l'Orange Loves Boxing!"... such cute ideas for a beautiful gift presentation!

I'm soooo going to make one of those for this pretty necklace that I got my Mom!

heyitsamanda said...

I love this tree ornament post best. Very creative!

Shanna Fugate said...

Love the Kris Kringle line! I already made several gifts with it.

Chereazy said...

I love the boxes. That is one of my favorites. I have been playing with Kris Kringle this week too! I made a few cards, I will post them on my blog later. I love this paper. It is so beautiful and fun! I also love these ornaments!! Thanks for sharing!

Limor Webber said...

Love the ornaments!!! Birds are my fave!!!

Limor Webber said...

Love the ornaments!!!!! birds are my fave!!!

KellyG said...

Love those ornaments! It has been a great week!

 

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