Friday, December 14, 2007

Flakey Friday!

You know the drill by now. Paint your chipboard shape white, use mod podge as adhesive and coat that baby with sparkle glitter! Today I will just show some other options and ideas for finishing off the centers of your chipboard shapes.

Rudolph with your nose so bright! Bright red gems really capture the glow of the Christmas tree lights and adorn the tips of this snowflake. A silver medallion snowflake (my Target find) takes center stage and is secured with a Making Memories red gem brad.

Brilliant Blues! The turquoise Stickles combined with deep blue gems make this ornament stand out. It is simple, but the colors pack quite a punch of brilliance. The guys in my family are really lovin' this one.

Pink Splash! Get our your snowflake punches (we all have those, don't we? I have snowflake punches and stamps and whatever else - I have always loved snowflakes!) I used iridescent pink paper from The Paper Company to take center stage on this flake, making it a wonderful gift for the pink lover on your gift giving list.

Purple Passion. Do you have it? I am surprised by the number of friends I have that love purple, and this snowflake is for the purple lover on your list. The faux flake covered circle chipboard shape really creates an impact as a backdrop for the snowflake shape. Purple gems and highlights are sure to delight!

Today at the Scrapbook Playground you can find instructions on how to recyle old cards and textured paint chips to make this ornament. I call this ornament "Love Came Down". Not only does God send down snowflakes to delight us on the tips of our tongues and turn the world into a blanket of white beauty, but He sent His only Son down to earth on that very first Christmas. A babe born of humble beginnings, who was sent to save us all from sin and offer Himself as a love sacrifice. The next time you feel a snowflake fall gently on your face, think of it as a kiss from God, and a reminder of how much He loves you, that He sent His love down in the form of Jesus, the Christ child.

Thanks for all your comments this week. A name will be drawn over the weekend (in between Christmas goings on and a wedding on Saturday of which I am the key photographer - YIKES!) - and I will post the winner here by midnight Sunday. Your ornament will be a surprise. It may be one you have seen, or something brand new.


Lynn Anne said...

aww, have fun at the wedding! Wishing you some super, unexpected shots (in addition to all the ones you have in mind ;) )

Forgot you would be giving away an ornament, or I would have been popping in to comment instead of just spying in through the feed :D


sassyloop (from MM) said...

Rita - your ornaments are absolutely stunning. Beautiful, beautiful work!