Friday, October 24, 2008

Beginning on Ancestor Photo's

One of the new tree's I am doing this year is an Ancestor Tree. I explained it in an earlier post. I started on the ornies for it. I am doing all the great grandparents and back right now. These are some of the pictures from my paternal grandmother's family. Several of these go back 6 generations! I am doing the tree in pale pastels. I put the pictures first on plain pastel cardstok and they didn't look very good at all! I then mounted them on a pastel print and then after adding the names, glittered them with white glitter and used a sheer white ribbon for the ornie hanger. They are working perfectly! I had several pictures of a family group, so I made a photo cube for them. The pictures don't do them justice I am sorry to say. Oh and pardon my studio - it is busy right now!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Handprint Ornies

We made these darling handprint ornies this week. The handprints are my darling little grandson boys. These will go on their tree in my grandchildren's forrest.

Heart Shape Shabby Chic Ornament

This is my grandmother. The earings on the ornie are hers. She was a great gardener, so the flowers represent that. My grandparents ornaments will all be heart shaped and little bigger, so I can add an item I have tat belonged to them to the ornament.

Star Shabby Chic Photo Ornament

This is a star ornament idea I got from my friend Storm - (see blog link to the left) It is a picture of my Great Grandma Rapp. She was beautiful. My great grandparents pictures will all be on square shapes - I was experimenting with this one.

Monday, October 13, 2008

What Am I Dong This Week to Get Ready for Christmas?

Today I am starting on my heirloom ornies for my heirloom tree.
It will probably take me all week, I have Super Saturday on Saturday and projects that need to be fnished for that too.

So far this is what I have planned:
--Chipboard ornies
--Star shape for our children and family
--Hearts for our parents - big enough to add war medals and other things like that with a pix. I am adding a little bag to some made out of a see through scarf my mom had from hawaii that has holes in it but will work for this!
--Multi Hearts (kind of made up) for our siblings and their families, so a family group is all on one ornie.
--Squares for grandparents & back. -- When I was looking for pix I found a disc that my uncle sent me just before his death that I didn't know i had that had copies of pictures from 5 generations back. Made me cry when I met these people for the first time. I feel teary even thing about it now and being able to introduce them to my family.
--Put handkerchiefs over glass balls with ribbons that were grandmothers.
--I got my mom's jewelry ready to put in glass balls, Kind of an eye spy thing.
--Little trinkets and things that were my parents and grandparents that I am making into ornies.
--I found 2 pairs of shoes in whie and pink that were my mom's I am going to add ribbons too.
--I have some glass cups and other things also to add.

I am doing it all in shabby chick and pastel colors on a flocked white tree that roates. (My garage sale $15.00 find! WOO HOO!)
I am doing a tree skirt with vintage items, not sure how I am going to arrange it yet.

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