Keepsake Artist Tammy Haddix’s Holiday Parade rolls on this year with a little inspiration from a fellow Keepsake Artist.
Inspired by the donut Christmas tree in this 2nd in series ornament, Tammy was asked to share with us her favorite donut! She said, “How does anyone pick one favorite donut?! I have several and will rank them! First is a glazed chocolate cake donut—chocolate is always my first go-to over anything else. Second is a classic apple fritter—apple and cinnamon is a favorite flavor combination. Third would be a raspberry filled glazed donut—it is messy and fruity!”
Keepsake Artist Kris Gaughran relied on one of her favorite holiday traditions when crafting A Christmas Cookie Miniature Ornament.
Kris had lots of sweets to help inspire this adorable miniature ornament! Kris said, “When you have two little ones in the house, you are never short on treats. We still have some Christmas stocking chocolates hidden away, but the boys have moved on to the Easter candy, so score for Mommy and Daddy on the Christmas goodies! During the holidays, I’m always up for a yummy decorated sugar cookie! It’s one of my favorite things to make and have my boys help decorate.”
Keepsake Artist Joanne (Eschrich) Wright shares all the intricate details that make her 2020 Hope Christmas Angel so special.
Adorned with monarch butterflies and flowers, this Hope ornament invites you to reflect on the beauty found in new life. Joanne was asked what this ornament means to her right now and she said, “This angel reminds us that even through the toughest of times, ‘hope brings new life!’”
Keepsake Artist Nina Aubé never runs out of inspiration for her Mischievous Kittens series. Cat lovers won’t be able to pass up this cute kitten Ornament.
Nina was asked how her pet friends are adjusting to all the extra time together right now and she said, “I would imagine having us home all the time has probably curtailed a lot of the mischief-making for cats this year. I do think that all of our pet friends are super happy we’re home now, though. My two parrots are enjoying all the extra cuddles, and definitely the snacks. And I’ve learned to be pretty quick with the mute button when I’m on a conference call as my “coworkers” think they should be participating as well and insist on chiming in—at the top of their lungs!”
Keepsake Artist Kris Gaughran shares all the adorable details of her Sunflower Fairy ornament.
Kris said, “I can see my little sunflower fairy fluttering about leaving little bouquets on people’s steps during this hard time. Sunflowers are known for being “happy” flowers, which makes them perfect for brightening someone’s day!”
Get an inside look at Keepsake Artist Joanne Wright’s creative process- from sketch to sculpt- as she brings Father Christmas #17 to life.
What are some of your creative outlets? Share pictures and comments below of all the creativity continuing to inspire you while you’re at home!
Keepsake Artist Terri Steiger provides the sweet details involved in the creation of this year’s Noble Nutcracker Ornament.
Terri was asked about her favorite holiday sweets and she said, “The Christmas treat that I look forward to most is homemade toffee a friend of mine makes. It is melt-in-your-mouth goodness that is dipped in milk chocolate and rolled in chopped nuts. I look forward to eating that scrumptious toffee while sharing time together at Christmas!”
Bring a little Spring to your tree this year with Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize’s Brilliant Butterflies Ornament.
Edythe was asked where she draws inspiration from for her beautiful designs and she said, “I look forward to the butterflies of summer! As the flowers in my garden are starting to emerge, I have been looking at plant catalogues and making plans to add more plants that attract butterflies and birds. I find working in my garden very calming and a good physical workout as well. The color combinations and forms of plants and flowers often influence my work. I am sure I will be working some of my favorite colors into my next nature inspired butterfly design.”
When the Keepsake Studio brainstorms new ideas for ornaments, the same thought is always shared: “How great would it be to tell the story between two characters?” From this thinking, the studio creates limited-quantity companion ornaments.
Snowball and Tuxedo, 20th Anniversary – The little polar bear and penguin have spent twenty years discovering a whole series of heartwarming adventures. Celebrate this milestone with these two pieces that jointly mark the 1st shared celebration and the 20 Anniversary.
Lady Black-Throated Blue Warbler – Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize always tries to keep in mind the coloring of the female bird that corresponds to the male in her Beauty of Birds series. And this year, the mate to the male Black-Throated Blue Warbler is a beautiful shade of green, blue and yellow.
Taming the Beast – There’s something sweet when Belle and the Beast finally begin to acknowledge their feelings for each other. You can relive this beloved scene with these two classic characters on your tree.