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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Look at what I made....

Wow it has been a REAL long time since I posted on my blog.  Who am I trying to kid?  I haven't had much crafting time, let alone creative time.  I have to get better at both.  Do I hear New Year's resolutions?

Well....my dad's side of the family participates in an "ornament exchange" every year.  My grandmother used to make homemade ornaments and trinkets for our family every year.  When she passed away, it was decided this was a tradition that just could not go away.  I think this has been going on for over 15 years.  There is usually an average of 12 of us involved (spanning 3 states) so as you might guess, the trees are a bit overfilled with ornaments.  I have wanted to try this idea for years and this year I decided to do it.  I made lighted glass blocks.  When I saw the Magnolia stamp "Edwin in Lights", I knew it was the perfect one.  I think the family enjoyed it and having something other than an ornament to hang on the tree. 


I know the date of the picture is old but I swear I just made them.  I forgot to change the date of the camera after charging it.  I made 12 of these so you can imagine all the work that was involved, especially since I have never done anything like this before.  I think they came out rather cute.  What do you think?

Since my craftting time is at a premium, I thought I might enter this in a few challenges. Well I can only find one challenge to enter.  I am entering it into the Pink Blue Green challenge at http://www.magnolia-liciouschallengeblog.blogspot.com/. Wish me luck!!

15 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow that is awesome. Another great idea for Magnolia stamps

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Those are awesome! I'm too scared to try something like that so I'm really impressed with what you created!

Here's another challenge you can enter: http://stampinsanity.com/blog/

Christel said...

What a great idea and great work too.

Why don’t you turn the date on your camera off. You should be able to do that in your camera’s menu. Your photos would look better without the date on it as well.

Sandy said...

Denise that is down right purty! I love it - sandy

Norma said...

Denise, how creative you are to think of something like this. They are terrific. I also like your family tradition of exchanging ornaments. I appreciate the effort that goes into making one. And there's usually a story or history that goes with it.
Thanks for joining us in the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Hugs,
Norma

cabio's craft corner said...

That's so cool Denise. Love the idea using Edwin on this block. Cute :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Candy said...

Hi Denise,
A great tradition to keep going in the family for sure. I have made these glass blocks before so I know how much time and work goes into them. You made so many!!!
I have to agree that this image of Edwin is a perfect one to choose.
Great job and thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs and Merry Christmas, Candy

Jane said...

Wow so cute! I can't imagine doing 12.

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is beautiful--I just love these & I long to make one myself. Such a fun and happy holiday image you used too--fabulously done Denise!

hugz,
Suzanne

Pat said...

Hi Denise...what a fun thing to do with your family...an ornament exchange! The lucky recipients of these amazing ornaments will undoubtedly be thrilled!!! And this Edwin is so dang cute!! Thanks so much for joining in this month's Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Happy Holidays! Pat Frank

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Alice Wertz said...

wonderful project. so clever and pretty!

lynn said...

this is adorable, denise!

Ruby said...

What a clever project. Hope you get to use it again this year!

Char said...

They are cute!!! I made some of those years ago...stamped a pretty scene and then used sticky sheets and micro beads. I had some of those but finally gave them away. Now they have some that already come drilled.