I recently took a class on Joggles.com called Pollage, the instructor was Patricia Dibona. I involves painting background on canvas and adding photos, lace, charms to create a piece of art. I made this for my sister as a Christmas gift. I hope she likes it. I have 2 others I hope to get done, but probably not until after Christmas. But at least I can get this in the mail to Southern California tomorrow. I have done a lot of collage pieces, and the idea of this class really appealed to me, with painting the background.
I cross-stitched these little elf legs for my girls and made them into ornaments. This was again from the wXSw yahoo group, with stitch designer, Helga of Helga Mandl Designs.