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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Bling Blog Hop #2 - Reveal Day

Wow it is all ready the middle of December and time for the big reveal of my second round of the Holiday Bling Blog Hop. 

For this round I was match with a fellow Ontarian, Sandra McGriff.  Sandra and I decided to surprise each other. 

In preparation for a craft sale I had been making my little netted snowflakes, so I decided that I would send a small flurry of snowflakes to Sandra. 

 I sent her a dozen of these sparkly flakes. The challenge was securing them to a piece of cardboard to keep them flat during shipping. 

Here is what I received from Sandra.
Festive mailing envelope

Penquin card and shiny gift box

Necklace and earrings

Detail of Owl focal accented with pearls, quartz chips and small gold beads

Tree ornament made with buttons accented with gold

Tree ornament made with buttons accented with red
Here is a list of the amazing creative people who are part of the blog hop. Hop over to each to see the creativity that was shared.

Shirley Moore
Lori Bowring Michaud
Catherine King
Dyanne Cantrell
Sonya Stille
Elaine Ray
Gina Hockett
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Debbie Rasmussen
Renetha Stanziano
Ginger Bishop
Miranda Ackerley
Sandra McGriff
Tammie Everly
Alicia Marinache
Melinda Abrahamson
Rita/ Toltec Jewels
Chandra Merod
Mary Govaars
Kelley Fogel
Tiffany Goff Smith
Heather Rats Otto
Anitra Gordy Boyers 
Marlene Cupo
Shelley Graham Turner


  1. Love the snowflakes :) Haven't got them up yet but I haven't started decorating yet ;)

  2. I love your snowflakes, a tree full of them would be so awesome!

  3. Love the snowflakes and LOVE those cute tree earrings. And so jealous of your packaging skills lol I am very much a "get it there in one piece no matter what it looks like" kinda person. Too impatient, I guess! Very nice all around :)

    1. Oh gosh, tree ORNAMENTS!! I was sitting here gazing at them (sans glasses) and had to put my glasses on to do the capchta code and saw they are ornaments!! Still love them though... ;)

  4. The snowflakes are great! And those trees are so very cute!

  5. Oh, those snowflakes are awesome, I love snowflakes! The necklace and earrings are just gorgeous! The Christmas Tree ornaments are so creative. You guys had a fabulous swap!

  6. Love the snowflakes, they will look so cute on the tree. And what a beautiful necklace and earrings.

  7. Those snowflakes would brighten any tree. The owl necklace is a beauty, and the earrings are to die for. Just what I would imagine Sandra making. Enjoy. Happy Holidays!

  8. Beadweaving is a favorite of mine to, and you have inspired me so much today! I too am making netted snowflakes for Holiday gifts, and when I read that you sent along half a dozen, I was INSPIRED!! Wow, Jo-Ann, how amazing! They are just lovely.
    Thank you for sharing Sandra's beautiful Holiday envelope -- it's sp pretty! I once received a package from Sandra and she created a beautiful envelope for my package too. Such talent!

    The crystal quartz owl jewelry ensemble and Christmas tree ornaments remind me of a Woodland Christmas! That is my favorite Christmas motif of all!! Sandra created beautiful gifts :)

    Feliz Navidad Jo-Ann!


  9. Those snowflakes are adorable. And Sandra's necklace is great as well!

  10. Ok I'm so glad you are my last BHHB2 particiapnt to visit because I've already gathered a few colors to attempt that snowflake while reading your post. A very merry Christmas to you Jo-Ann and best wishes for a creative 2013.

  11. Looks like you both were winners :-D Beautiful snowflakes!

  12. Jo-Ann those beaded snowflakes are beautiful. I know they will add beauty to Sandra's tree. I hope she shows us pictures. The lights reflecting off them will be gorgeous.

    I love the cranberry necklace and the tree oraments too. Nice haul huh?!
    Thanks for participating - HAPPY HOLIDAYS, ~ Shelley