19 November 2013

MCT 28th Edition Sneak Peek: 26.2 Ornament

by Veronica

The Hubs and I have had quite a year! We spent 28 weeks training to run our first full marathon - that's longer than it took to plan our wedding!



Each year, we like to add a new ornament to our Christmas tree that celebrates something special that year. So for this year's ornament, I made our own personal 26.2 Christmas bulb. And it was super easy!

Using a clear glass bulb, I simply squirted a bit of Glitter-It! by Beacon inside. I swished it around to fully coat the inside of the bulb and set the bulb upside-down in a plastic cup to let the extra Glitter-It! drip out. Then I poured some glitter (I used Martha Stewart Turquoise Fine Glitter) into the bulb, shook it up to coat the sides and poured the extra back into the jar. Once the glitter and 'glue' set, I put the top of my bulb back on. The "26.2" are simple white stickers from Recollections.

Did you see the super-cute bow on the top of my ornament? That's MCT's newest Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die (available to order on Friday). If you have the Small + Medium Bow Dies, this would be a great addition to your collection!

Mosey on over to Emma's blog to see all the other fabulous sneaks for today. I'll see you back here Friday for the Release Blog Hop!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

42 comments :

  1. So this one is an extra small bow? It sure looks cute on your ornament. I like your tradition to add a special ornament every year. Super job! Congratulations on your accomplishments!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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    1. Yep! This is the 'mini' version of the Scallop Stitched Bow Dies :o) So fun, right?

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  2. Great idea Love the ornament and the fun sized bow is so cute on top of it :)

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  3. Love this! Congratulations on your marathon!

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  4. What a beautiful keepsake ornament you created just a great job!! CONGRATS!!! The little bow is perfect on it.
    How fun that you create an special keepsake ornament ever year. I always love the precious stories you share.

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  5. AWESOME sneak peek Veronica, Have a nice day and CONGRATS my friend!!! :)

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  6. I totally love these bulbs and the reasoning for yours, such sweet memories.
    kidshomelove at yahoodotcom

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  7. What a fun project!! Love how you created your Christmas bulb and the little mini bow die on top is just a perfect addition!
    Amy

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  8. PERFECT! What a great way to commemorate a HUGE accomplishment!

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  9. Great way to remember your marathon.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  10. I want to first off say congrats on the marathon. Hubby is training now too - he wants to run in the Detroit one.. but I will say this is a perfect little ornament and symbol to remember your first marathon. I love the little bow on top it's perfect. GREAT job and perfect idea!!!

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  11. Love how you used the new bow die as a topper for your ornament!
    cathyscreationstation at gmail dot com

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  12. This is awesome and such a GREAT idea! Awesome job and congrats on the marathon!!!

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  13. Great job and congrats on the marathon. I just love that little bow!

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  14. Loving this little bow! And, how cute to put it on an ornament!

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  15. Congratulations on your 26.2! Love your special ornament with the bow die to top it off!

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  16. Love it!! Your ornament is great and such a great idea too!! Love the new release!!
    Angela

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  17. Fabulous idea. Every year I say I'm going to make some of these ornaments. Congrats on the marathon!
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  18. Super cute Veronica~ Love it! And you should be proud! xoxoxoxo

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  19. I love these glitter ornaments, Ive had a blast making them with my grandkids. That little bow is gonna be great to use. thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  20. This is so cute and fun! And yay for the marathon :)

    hbisesi@comcas.net

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  21. That bow is adorable:) I gotta have it:) Lol. your ornament is cute, love your idea.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo.com

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  22. Beautiful ornament commemorating this special activity. Congratulations on your accomplishment!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  23. This is super cute! I love the bow!
    Gerda

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  24. Congrats to you. Such a memorable ornament for the year. Looks pretty with the little bow topper. :)

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  25. Lovely color and fabulous idea to celebrate a memorable date, TFS
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O
    unikebyyes {at} yahoo{dot} com

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  26. Look at that little fun size bow, too cute with your ornament!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  27. What a great idea to personalize your own ornaments and the bow is adorable. tfs
    Evelyn
    evl14512 at gmail.com

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  28. Oh wow how cute is this. I love the add bow to your ornament.

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  29. Wonder way to commemorate an awesome event. Love the ornament.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  30. What a great sneak peek! Love the glittery ornament and lovely bow~!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  31. What a wonderful ornament and that bow is adorable! Love her great designs!

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  32. Thanks for a new idea for this year's ornaments for my grandkids. I love it!
    malenz@centurytel.net

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  33. the bow looks so adorable on top of the ornament! Your idea would be great to make an ornament with kids! sounds easy enough for little ones to do even.

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  34. Congratulations!!! Running a marathon is verrry cool. And, your ornament is beautiful, especially the lovely color you chose. Fabulous idea!!! Thank you for all the inspiration. Taylor:)

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  35. Okay this is just the BEST idea to celebrate such an AMAZING, CHERISH memory!! LOVE it!

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  36. What a fantastic accomplishment for the two of you to share and commemorate! Congratulations! I LOVE the simplicity of this very special ornament with it's subtle bow accent!
    You may have just spurred a new tradition for my family. Thank you, for both the creative and personal inspiration!

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  37. OMG!! I LOVE YOUR CARD!! You did a GREAT JOB on both of your projects!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Judy
    lifesabeach32940@cfl.rr.com

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  38. What a great ornament and a super gift for anyone who has run a marathon. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!