Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pageframes Keepsake Ornaments

As a December sponsor for the Scrapbook Playground PageFrames sent the team some amazing shapes to play with. My package arrived over the weekend so I only had a few days to get creative for the first upload - and man, have I been having fun! I am going through my supplies to see what I might try that I hadn't thought about.

Every year I buy each of our children an ornament for the Christmas tree. The ornament is supposed to be somehow relavant to an activity or event in their life of that year....ya know, trying to recreate the Hallmark commercials all over again.
The only problem is that I usually have an idea for theme but often cannot find it. The past few years I have resorted to making my own ornaments.

Using Pageframe ornament shapes I created an ornament for each child in their favorite color.

Kyle's ornament is green, with 3D dots of red glitter created by topping a large blob of dimensional glaze with glitter. The green paint itself had sparkle mixed in, sponged on, and coated with sparkle mod podge. A silver Krylon paint pen was used around the edges, and a "FAITH" charm hangs from the ornament.

Abby's ornament is all about pink and bling. I applied a fairly thick coat of dimensional glaze to the entire ornament and then sprinkled a generous amount of micro bugle beads on top. I edged with Stickles. The charm that hangs from her ornament reads "HOPE".

This year we found a new church home. The kids are learning so much, growing in faith and learning about hope in the Lord and promise of heaven, that I want them always to remember 2007 as the year we made this big move in our lives.


Shannon said...

Love the beads on this! So pretty!

Jolene said...

I especially love those bugle beads. Really cool!

dstandard said...

Beautiful ornaments - both of them!

ellen said...

rita you are just soooo talented!