Monday, December 10, 2007

Celebrating More Ornaments



Our Christmas tree was put up on Saturday, and both of our kids were excited to be a part of the decorating process. As each child took their ornaments from their personal storage bin, they asked questions. “Who was this from? Why did I get this ornament?” It was fun to retell the stories…Yes, I am trying to recreate those Hallmark commercials seen often this time of year.(LOL)

Finding commercially made ornaments, however, that tell a story or reflect something personal in our children’s lives has become more difficult, and a couple of years ago I decided to make them, if possible. So this week I am going to showcase a rainbow of ornaments – most of which I made this Sunday evening. These ornaments are not so much for my children as they are created as friendship gifts, and as gifts of appreciation for teachers,postal carriers and such.

The ornament above symbolizes my love for my husband, and features Basic Grey papers and a Lil' Davis scroll chipboard heart, which covers my own shape cut from chipboard.

I also want to point you in two directions – first, to Creating Keepsakes,
which has complete instructions for my snowflake ornament featured in the January 2008 issue (click back a page to see this one), and for my personal favorite – the flocked Pageframes snowflake shape layered with a Magistical Memories chipboard shape and Imaginesce foam snowflake sticker. This was my first time flocking, which is so velvety cool on a Pageframe, and there nothing like Ranger’s Stickles to add bling in record time.

Secondly, this week at the Scrapbook Playground I will be showcasing a new ornament each day with how to instructions. Other than Monday’s ornament, I do believe I have enough Pageframes shapes to make an ornament to feature each day. Pageframes is the December sponsor at the SBPG and I have had a lot of fun working with their products. Thank you Tara, for sending Pageframes our way! Stay tuned all week long for samples of what I have created using these fun, clear shapes.

For everyone who leaves a comment here this week, I will put your name in a drawing and at the end of the week, I will have one of the kids draw a name, and mail you out an ornament all ready to hang on your tree, or for you to give away (check another gift off your list). You may leave a comment each day (M-F) and have your name in the drawing up to 5 times. Good luck!

16 comments:

Elisa K said...

Rita can I just say that I LOVE your blog. I love all your projects and have sat here reading all your post. LOL

Hugs.

Sue said...

Your ornaments are just beautiful :) kudos to you for making them!!

Shannon said...

I love the key you added. I'll bet you have one gorgeous tree!!

Rosy said...

Congrats on the CK feature! I love your ornaments--what a great idea!

conniemelancon said...

Great Job on the ornaments! Thanks for a chance to win one.

randi said...

Rita, your ornaments are GORGEOUS! What a memorable way to decorate your tree!

Jolene said...

How memorable for your family. Lovely work!

Dionne Blodgett - FLTripletMom said...

Awesome ornaments - love the details! Great work!

Janet #2689 said...

Your ornaments are beautiful. I was looking for ideas that would feature my children. The heart is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Turtlelady said...

I love the heart ornament. The paper and colors are awesome. I don't like red at all and this is such a wonderful change from the red and greeen. Lovely job!!
Turtlelady~Sandy

dstandard said...

Beautiful ornament Rita!

Harmony said...

This ornament is lovely! I really like it a lot.

ellen said...

you are so talented, rita! love them...love all the ornaments you have done this year!

Jennifer M. said...

Your ornaments are so pretty!!! Great job!

Melissa B said...

Rita these are so awesome. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Melissa

elizbailey said...

What a beautiful ornament! Thanks for sharing your ideas!