Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Welcome to my open house virtual tour


Some of us at the Stamp Shack signed up for a open house virtual tour swap and I have decided to show alot of my snowmen that I have around the house. I have them ALL over!! The one photo is a snowmen necklace that I love to wear. I found it last year at Stein Mart. Isn't it adorable?






Alot of these I have collected over the years. Some have been given to me as gifts and I think my favorite snowman item I have is my snowman cookie jar. I found him in Wisconsin several years ago and had to carefully carry him back on the airplane so he would not break. I just love snowmen (almost as much as flip flops!!)





Some of you know how I love to start my Christmas cards in January and this year will be no exception. I made 10 a month this past year and this worked out great for me so I thought I would post my first card for 2009.



On this card, I used a Bella snowman/tree stamp (its one stamp) and used my Labels #1 nestabilities for the cut out. I used glitter as snow and on his hat and used fun flock on his scarf.

For a little giveaway, I have a bottle of Flower Soft (summer) and some holiday clear stamps (from Walmart). Leave me a comment of what collections you have, if any. If you don't have any, just leave me a comment anyway and I will enter you for a drawing. I will draw a name Dec 28th.




Next stop for the Open House Around the World
Midnight Creations in Maryland (she has until December 23 10 pm EST to December 24, 1 pm EST to post on her blog so if its not up yet, go back and check out what she has to show you)

33 comments:

Tami B. said...

Oh Sherri, I love your snowman collection. I have a small collection of them on my mantle, too. I have a pretty big rock and sea glass collection. I have a weird thing for rocks, so grounded and steady. They call to me. Happy Holidays!!

Far North said...

I love your snowman collection Sherri! What happy little guys! It sure is fun to see another little corner of your world. I am a basket collector. I learned to weave baskets when I lived in North Carolina. Since living here I have added some Alaskan native traditional baskets to my collection. I try to use as many as possible in functional ways.
Thanks so much for participating in the Open House...what a terrifically fun post!...Jan

christie said...

What a wonderful snowman collection!! I love the beach one's sitting on your mantel! I don't really have a collection of anything but rubber stamps!!!

Loobylou said...

your snowmen are adorable. I collect owls- but only small owl ornaments. I have them in a display case (which is full) and I need too find another case.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us.

Kim H. said...

What an awesome collection of snowman! I love them all! I collect mice, rocks, and buttons! ha haha!

I love the Christmas tunes on your blog! I might just sit her for a while and jam out! LOL!

Merry Christmas!

Renu said...

Love those snowmen! Wow what a collection. Hope you get snow to go with those snowmen.

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Snowmen everywhere! What an amazing collection, Sherri. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to sit with Kim awhile and listen to the tunes, too.

pescbrico said...

Wow you have some nice snowmen there!!! :)
Have a wonderful Christmas day!

Heather Grow said...

Your snowman collection is adorable. I love that your open house even plays Christmas music. Very festive. Merry Christmas.

My collection: my mum and I both collect nativities. I also collect advent calendars. My house is one big count down to Christmas. LOL.

Mrs. Fence said...

Thanks for sharing your FABULOUS snowman collection! I think my favorite is the cookie jar too! -especially if it's full!!

I have several "collections". Like Jan, I collect baskets and use them throughout my home. I also collect photos - wherever I go, I take my camera. (usually) LOL

I'm off on my next tour, thanks for having me!

Tracey

Suzi said...

Such pretty snowmen. I have the same one (pic #6) but all my snowmen rest up during Christmas & they all come out in January. Makes me happy to have something new out once the tree is put away. Although, I'm starting to have a tree that is almost all snowmen.

Thanks for sharing your Christmas home with us!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tour of your snowman collection!
This is a great idea!
HUGS
Joanie

Anonymous said...

we have a real snowman in the yard sending you holiday wishes. May you and yours be bless with a healthy and happy new year. Thanks for the cheerful blog. Iupindiana/ Jo Ann

Frankiesue said...

Sherri I just love your snowman collection..and can't beleive that you've already starting next years christmas cards.

Me I collect novelty Candles~ father christmas, snowmen and angels..

tojoco said...

I love snowmen too but I don't think I have nearly as much as you show. I loved looking at all of them. I do hae a snowman collection but my main "Christmasy" collection is Hallmark ornaments. My entire Christmas tree is full of them. One of these days I will take the time to count them. Each year I carefully unpackage each one and hand it on the tree. After Christmas they are again repackaged in their original box and tucked away in in huge plastic bin. I think I have 5 big bins full of just Hallmark ornaments. Sherri, thanks for sharing your open house.

Anonymous said...

I love your snowmen collections... I to collect snowmen...but my biggest collection is Moose... and I have never seen this stamp set... love it! Great job Sherri..love your open house. Terry/scrappinnuts

Mary said...

I'm having a wonderful time on my virtual tour today. Your collection of snowmen is really neat. I guess I have a Santa collection because a lot of my tree ornaments and decorations are Santas.
mahodgman

Anonymous said...

I love your snowman collection. I have one too. They make me smile when I look at them! This is so much fun for us. TFS`
Jan/Mere Deaux

Chris said...

I love your snowmen collection. I have a collection of Noah's Arks and Nativities from around the world.They give me such peace as I look at them each day.
Thanks for sharing with all of us!
Have a wonderful holiday!
Hugs from Michigan

Pam Speidel said...

Merry Christmas Sherri! and thank you so much for sharing your snowman collection with us. It's wonderful! I love snowmen too and have quite a few, especially ornaments. You know what my main collection is...smiley faces. :) I really like how you made a slideshow with all your Shackie Christmas cards. I need to do this too as they are all so special to me. Have a blessed holiday season. Hugs, Pam :)

Smurfie93 said...

I love all of your snowmen Sherri, I collect snowmen too as well as Moose. I leave my snowmen out until spring and my moose are out all year long except a few that are really Christmasy get put away with the snowmen. I had to switch to moose cause I have so many snowmen out at Christmas I didn't have any more room for them. And we have plenty of snow to make a snowman just haven't done it yet. This week for sure tho! Merry Christmas, thanks for sharing the tour!

Darlene said...

Hi Sherri! I love your collection of Snowmen! I love snowmen as well. I don't have much of a collection of them, but from time to time I will pick some things up. I love to collect cow themed items myself. And have a key chain collection somewhere....Did I mention that I collect paper crafting supplies too? lol
Merry Christmas! I really enjoyed touring your snowmen collection!

Pat Guertler said...

These blogs are awesome! I am so happy that you guys have taken the time to share your christmas with all of us!

Pat G

Amy said...

Sherri, I think Tuddy and Ladybug are so adorable "dressed" in their Christmas outfits! Your snowman collection is awesome and the best way to enjoy snow in a part of the country that rarely gets any! Thanks for the tour. And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Amy

scrappyyankee said...

Sherri, your snowman collection is awesome and your doggies are adorable. Thanks for the tour. Happy Holidays!

Mickey

MJ said...

Sherri your snowmen are all adorable. I collect penguins, and bears for my Christmas decor. I really love the snowman skates the best, too cute!

Cindi said...

I love all your snowmen!!
I love to make ns colle4ct somwmen as well, but you know my fave collection is my moose collection!! and for some reason I have a huge dust bunny collection..to my parents total dismay! lol
oh well..thats whta happens when you have a wood shop in you home
:)

Robinkay said...

I had no idea that you loved snowmen almost as much as flip flops! Now my mission is to find a snowman with flip flops! Thanks for letting us see into the warm & cozy Thacker home @ Christmas it was lovely!

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link from 2 peas and really enjoyed reading through your creative posts.

Thank you for sharing your Christmas spirit.

Pegy S from Ohio said...

A belated Merry Christmas! I collect gingerbread boys! Just Love 'em! Hope I win!

Chelsea said...

I too have a snowman collection. I have one whole tree at christmas of nothing but snowman ornaments. They are so happy they make me want to smile!

I love your snowman collection and that cookie jar ... might have to try and find one of those in Janesville :)

Sara Peatross said...

My mom collects snowmen too! She has a snowman only tree as well as two others so she's a little flaky!

I collect Gingerbreadmen for Christmas and Lighthouses for the rest of the year. Thanks for sharing your virtual tour!

Sara (Austinmom)

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Your collection is awesome! I reaaaaaallly like those skates!