Saturday, December 15, 2007

A winner and childhood memories

This comment posted on the first day:
>> dstandard said...
Beautiful ornament Rita!<<

Congratulations! Thank you everyone for your comments. I am still creating for Christmas and will be sharing on my blog as I accomplish things. The ornament shared today is for our daughter. An ABC ornament, of which I had to be sure to include pink, her favorite color. The 1/5" square block is from Michael's which I painted white. I cut patterned papers from KI Memories and Scenic Route, glued them on and distressed the edges with a dry brush. Sparkle mod podge adds some glitter, and used chipboard letters by Heidi Swapp. Snowflake rub ons were added here adn there.

Right now I have about half a dozen more ideas in my head for creating ornaments, but I seriously need to back can become addicting ! Focus. I have yet to write the annual holiday letter and I need to get that done and mailed out asap. I also have a few cards to make for neighbors and family. I cut back on my Christmas card making about two years ago and opted for a letter instead.

I should have posted the container in which I had placed all the names for drawing. (I printed all the comments, cut them out and our 5 year did the honors). A few years ago my mother sent me the platic nativity set pieces I had grown up with. I wanted something not breakable that the kids could replay the Christmas story with. She sent them in an old King Edward cigar box. My father used to smoke these when I was little. I was pretty excited over an old cigar box. It holds memories of cherry scented tobacco and my dad sitting in his old recliner reading and smoking a cigar. I am glad he stopped smoking years ago, and he has asthma now, unfortunately. BUT what would you do with that cigar box?
It is not exactly a show piece. I thought about covering it with PP, but then I would lose the memory the image of that box conjures up. My only thought is to make a mini album with pictures of my dad, and use that cigar box as the container to hold it in. Any other ideas? My mind is a churning with this thought. Hmmm....maybe some Tim Holtz distress ink....
I would love to hear what you have done with old items from your childhood! Please offer a link if you have one to a project that brings back childhood memories.

NOW - off to get ready - I am taking THE photographer at my friend's wedding today and a might bit nervous! (LOL)


Lynn Anne said...

love your abc block!

Katie Jones said...

Love the ornaments

**Nancy** said...

Rita...that abc block is so cute!!! Your daughter is going to love it!!! what an awesome idea!!!