This particular image shows five ornaments I decided were the best for the swap. I really like the way they have turned out. They are on bamboo tiles and the images come from a number of stamp companies. I should have scanned them before attaching the ribbon as it makes the image messy.
This was a wonderful idea in theory. I just didn’t seem able to make it come to life the way I wanted it to. I used an old Christmas card. Backed it with cardstock and put lace around the edges. The lace does not show up good in the scan but that is okay because… Continue reading Ornamentally Speaking – Take Four
I have yet to post the pic of the ornaments I sent off in the swap but am still working through getting more done to send/give to the kids. These were precut wooden shapes. They did not have lines to decide what goes where. They are done in Sharpie permanent marker.
As part of, though sort o separate, the charm swap also has an ornament portion. I also have two adult children who will be celebrating their first Christmas in their own houses/apartments. So…I have been making ornaments. This is a circle ornament that is decoupaged with a bright green tissue paper. I really like the… Continue reading Ornamentally speaking, my dear Watson
Still not the swap items but these are ceramic casts. I bought them ages ago and used Sharpies to color them in also. I am much better with a Sharpie than a paint brush.
When I started walking again for exercise over the summer, I never knew I would become hardcore. I am up to running most of my mileage – or at least the majority each day – and am still outside despite the wonderful upstate NY temperatures. When I started exercising again, I began as part of… Continue reading I Never Knew
Yes, these beauties are the final installment in my “it’s a charmed life” posts. I am in a swap and these little cuties had a hoop attached so they can be put on a charm bracelet and mailed off. Each charm was created with shrink plastic. The punch is A Whale of A Punch tag… Continue reading It’s A Charmed Life, Final Installment
I have mailed off the actual charms that are going to be used for the swap I am in but I am slowly putting out there my initial attempts. This particular view I call “Charms Gone Bad.” I forgot which side I wanted to put the image on the shrink plastic for a couple so… Continue reading It’s A Charmed Life, Part 2
I had this idea for a charm. I thought it was going to be perfect. It was going to be on shrink plastic – the only possible detriment. I have a problem determining how large things need to be in shrink plastic, prior to shrinking, to get them the size I want to start. Well,… Continue reading It’s a Charmed Life
I spent a good portion of the time prior to the 3:30 kickoff in the WVU-UConn game working on Christmas crafts. I have to finish up some ornaments for a swap and charms for a swap so was looking to add some pizzazz! I also wanted to get some door hangers done. The ones above… Continue reading Before Football Activities