11.16.2011

So, to make Christmas Ornaments you pretty much just dump everything in glitter, right?

'Cause that's pretty much the route I took with these fabulous little mini chipboard houses from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. Just say'n. And it was FUN STUFF, people! For reals!

Houses


HOLY LOTTA GLITTER, BATMAN!!! The first of the three is this adorable red house. This is, perhaps, the nice middle aged couple down the street. They have the two car garage, the perfectly manicured lawn and the barn star positioned just perfectly. Their holiday decorations go up appropriately just after Thanksgiving. You know them, right? They keep the decor simple, but festive and pretty.

Red HouseRed House 2


The next one is the younger, professional couple down the way. They go with less traditional colors, perhaps a bit more trendy, but still keep it tasteful and pretty. They might be Jewish, actually, in which case the colors would be more on the traditional side, but you know....

Blue/Green HouseBlue/Green House 2


Lovely, isn't it? And then...well, then there is those people down on the corner. You know the ones. They have every blow up decoration ever invented, colored lights all over the place, animated santa and reindeer lifting off the roof, and who KNOWS what else in that yard. You seriously have to wonder what their holiday electric bill looks like. Particularly because they put it all up on Halloween! HA!

House of ColorHouse of color 2


Ahhh...yes, that one. But, what it amounts to in the end, is a neighborhood FULL of Christmas cheer, and THAT, my friends, is what makes it all so wonderful! So, to each his own and may we all just be HAPPY! (You can find the supplies to create these wonderful little house ornaments at Retro Cafe Art Gallery. The ribbon/twine on them is all May Arts.)

neighborhood


Speaking of happy!!! Check out my workspace this week! It's filled with Happy!!! Lots of fun things going on and I even took a wide shot so you can see the happiness that is the messy studio I love so much! YAY!

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To see more fabulous WOYWW workspaces check out Julia's blog!

37 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

these are so cute! i love all the glitter!

Connie said...

adorable~love your post!!!

Denise J. Phillips said...

Love your rendition of the mini houses! They turned out so cute!!! And Fabulous picture of your tripping space, oh sorry, art room!!! Mine's just like it!!! LOL Always love your designs! ox

Deb said...

wow, I do love love your studio, I could spend many happy hours playing in there!
love your little street of houses and your tale of who they belong to!
Happy WOYWW! have a great day Debxx #100

Margie H said...

Holy Moly!!! Your house must be sprinkled with glitter!!! LOL!! Lovin' these houses = WOW! Great eye candy - TFS :)

Kai said...

Ooooooh! Glitter Heaven! I'd be EATING glitter for the next YEAR, tho'! I just make the BIGGEST mess with it! But I have to say, lil' Jen, those houses are so fabulous, I MAY break down & pull out the glitter! Seriously! LOOOOVE 'em! Also love your dialogue about them! You are happy lil' cuteness! I want to play in your workspace, by the way!

craftattack said...

Soooooooooo pretty! Valerie

Denise said...

Love the houses - they are so cute. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. Thanks for sharing. Can I come over and play too!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Relief - no sign of the exercise mat - I can come out for a proper look!! LOVE the houses, really love 'em, and the back story! Right now I'd be in the humbug house, unlit, undecorated and uninspired! ASk me round to rummage in your studio space won't ya?

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Adorable little houses. Love that glitter. :)

Dee said...

Those are ADORABLE! I'm all about some sparkle!

ScrappnBee said...

Love the little houses...and the stories to go with them! Love the wide shot of your WOYWW desk too! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda #5

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am using glitter on the art we are making to send to the troops!!! The kids are so excited! Blessings! Mary Helen

Tanya Ham said...

You crack me up! Love the descriptions of all the houses! And your workspace looks like a candy store for a scrapbooker! FUN! :)

Netty said...

Beautiful glittered houses, x

1CardCreator said...

I am lovin the glitter, these are awesome!

Dotty Jo said...

You can NEVER have too much glitter - these are fabby! Jo x

Ursula Schneider said...

oh Wow, your space is soooo full of colors and textures and stuff! LOL Those ornaments are simply terrific! Great glitterama!

Regina said...

Always love your post... guaranteeing smiles!! Love glitter...love anything with glitter..can never...EVER..have to much glitter..hehe!! Those houses are cute.

Now as far as your work area...a messy place is the best place. Well..in an art space area that is.

HUGS

NoraAnne said...

Those little houses are just too stinkin cute!!!!!! and your workspace~WOW~that looks so yummy!I just want to get in there and pick through everything!!!!

CRH said...

I love your room....all that creativity !! Awesome lil ornaments too....

Pamela said...

These are beautiful!!! LOVE all the glitter!! :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

These are just beautiful!! Our neighbors with all the blow up stuff live right across the street. Not only do they put up blow up stuff for Christmas, but also for Halloween. It's insane. When my friends ask why they have all the Halloween stuff in their yard, I shrug my shoulders and say "Well, they're from Vegas."

PetraB said...

Absolutely great, love your mini houses - and the more glitter, the merrier!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

You can never have enough glitter....these are gorgeous!

Tracy said...

These are all awesome. I really love how you described them, too cute.
Love your desk!!!!

Electra said...

Your workspace looks like SO MUCH FUN1!! When I was a little girl, we had houses like these that were covered with glitter. I still have some. They are very old and very cool.

JoZart said...

Fab post... adore those teeny houses and your desk does look HAPPY as a result. Great!
Love JoZarty x

Katie said...

love those little houses!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Love them!! Everything looks great with lots of glitter!

Billie Dee said...

Right!

Those are fab!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your glittery fabulous ornaments!!! And, if your workspace means happy- then I am right there with you!!! Bet you have glitter everywhere! But, it's worth it!

Johanna said...

Great job... And messy desk (just how I like it).

I love your cover, with all the.......... ZIGZAG! (Yes, I learned my lesson).

Thanks for sharing all your amazing creations :)

Scrappychick said...

OMG!! I just saw these yesterday at Donna Downey's studio! They are so cute and Jingle yours are FABULOUSly glittery and gorgeous!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For being # 1 this week, I'm awfully late visiting. I'm so sorry but, after a computer crash, I had to stop by and get a bit of inspiration from your glittery houses. Of course, your desk is pretty much a disaster, but I know that is what makes you happy!

Bridget Larsen said...

Very productive desk, I looove glitter
Bridget #29

Lynn Stevens said...

fun fun fun and Oh my gosh looks just like my studio right now! LOL

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