Thursday, December 17, 2009

Patting Myself On The Back...

Hello!!! Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!

Sometimes I think I am so clever! Heeheehee! Isn't great when once in awhile we impress ourselves? ;)
I am patting myself on the back for 2 reasons today. The first being that I convinced 8 talented, creative, kind-hearted, Fantabulous ladies to be on my 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge team!!
Not only am I lucky, so are you!! They share their creativity each week with you. Each of them have a different style that is unique to them...and I am so thankful for these girls!
If you can, please make an effort to visit their blogs and thank them for being a part of my team. It would really mean a lot to me and likely to them. Spread the joy during the holidays!

Ida P. Krause
Jane Bosi
Kristen Catalano
Lisa Somerville

Lorie Ames
Mary Jo Price-Williams
Sharon Caudle
Sue Kment

The next reason that I am patting myself on the back is that I bought this plain glass ornament at (AC Moore for only $1) and actually made something with it!! And I only bought 2 instead of 50. Heeheehee...we all know that I have a bulk buying problem. But here is exactly why: Now I wish I bought more!!! And I can't find any more now. :( Boo Hoo!! AND, I was even pretty impressed with how well the ornament turned out!! You know, sometimes I make things and I enjoy making them...but they look kind of cheezy. Or they are impractical. But this, I would actually give to others AND hang on my own tree! Hahahaha

When I emailed this to the lovely Diana Crick, to put in the Magnolia-licious store gallery, she asked me how I made it. So I tried explaining...but I don't think I did a very good job. The short answer is that the image (the SOOOOO PRETTY SILENT NIGHT TILDA) is done on regular cardstock and is under the glass. Also, I laminated a piece of patterned paper and put that behind the cardstock to make the back pretty too. (The laminate is to make is more durable)
This is all held together with 1/4" scor-tape. I then covered the scor-tape with microbeads.
If this isn't clear let me know. I will do a photo tutorial if their is enough demand. After all, I have a second ornament! LOL! If I knew how to use my video camera I would do that...but I only know how to video things...but not get it off the camera and onto my computer....YIKES! I still have stuff on there from when we went to VietNam to adopt Maeve in 2007!!!!!

I hope that you can come back tomorrow.
I have card to share that uses THE CUTEST Motivet image!!!!

Have a Tremendous Thursday!


Cheryl said...

I love being first of the many compliments you will get on this lovely ornament!
You have every right to pat yourself on the back! You do have a wonderful design team, you will never get rid of the bulk buying obsession (I'm 5- and I speak from experience!), your ornament is MAG nificient and you always make me smile!
Have a great day!

Cheryl said...

I love being first of the many compliments you will get on this lovely ornament!
You have every right to pat yourself on the back! You do have a wonderful design team, you will never get rid of the bulk buying obsession (I'm 5- and I speak from experience!), your ornament is MAG nificient and you always make me smile!
Have a great day!

Tracey said...

This is incredible Kerry!! I love love love your gorgeous ornament!!

Oh, and you should pat your own back now and then! You are awesome!! xx

Donna said...

This is such a darling ornament. I'd love to see how you made it although I think I understand from your explanation. You are always such an inspiration!

tamara davis said...

That turned out really cute! I love the micro beads. It gives it a finished look for sure! Congrats on your team!

Sharon Caudle said...

Kerry, this ornament is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on it and you should definitely be patting yourself on the back for it! Thanks for all the love too! You're AWESOME! hugs!!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Kerry you did a great job with this ornament thanks for the great inspiration ! Also congrats on getting the ladies to help you out...hopefully this coming year I will have more time to play !
Merry Christmas

Pia said...

Absolutely adorable!

Lorie said...

My goodness Kerry...that is absolutely beautiful! WOW! I just love being part of your DT so thank you for including me!

scrappyjan said...

what a beautiful ornament.. Your colouring id FAB!!!
hugs, Janiel

Missy said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love magnolia stamps and you certainly did just to the beautiful image.
I would like to request a tutorial. I am the type of person that needs to "see" things done in order to do them.

Kathy said...

She is gorgeous and your coloring really brings her to life!! Love this idea!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

She is stunning Kerry--just beautiful & I love how you finished it with the microbeads! I have a bulk-buying problem as well so you're in good company, hee hee! Congrats on your fabulous DT!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours! I can't wait to meet up with you in January!


Ellen said...

Ohhhh this is amazing you colored Tilda so beautiful. And the sparkling on the edges are wonderful !!

Hugs, Ellen

Jekka said...

This is me patting you on the back--pat, pat , pat. That ornament is ADORABLE!!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Kerry, This is amazing and I would be patting me on the back also if I came up with something this beautiful. Your colouring is wonderful as is your creativeness. I would love to see a tutorial. Merry Christmas to you & your family. Hugs Jodie from Oz

LINDA said...

Hi Kerry,Put me on your list for
the tutorial.I just love your work
I am learning so much from you and
hope for more.
I hope that one day i can be half as good.
Linda W.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Kerry! When you make that 2nd one, I'm sure you have my address! Looking forward to seeing you next month!

Patricia Garcia said...

Stunning, love it!! Wonderful, awesome colors too!!


Patti.Jo said...

Fantastic work on this ornament! Yes, I'm impressed too! Love the shape and especially the coloring. Can also relate to the bulk buying! Never know when you need many of one thing!!!

Ila said...

Wow!! this ornament is Soooo..Beautiful!!..I can see why you wish you would have bought more of the bases. Your coloring is Gorgeous..and I love the beaded edges!!...Hugs, Ila

Nancy said...

Oh Kerry your ornament is gorgeous! I would love to see a tutorial that would be awesome. I have a sheet of plexi glass from years ago I am going to see if hubby will cut me some shapes and give this a try with that. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Only by His Grace said...

What a gorgeous ornament you have made. So very creative. well done.
A big pat on the back from me.
Hugs marion

Ida P. Krause said...

What a FUN and ADORABLE ornament. You should feel proud of this one as it's quite charming.

Candy said...

Oh Kerry! Your ornament is AWESOME!
I need a tutorial. I saw a glass ornment in the Magnolia Magazine. It didn't have a tut!! You have to teach us all how to do it!!!!
You should be patting yourself on the back! I love your work and get a kick out of what you have to say.
Congratulations on having a wonderful DT.
Merry Christmas! Candy

Cami said...

Wow, Kerry! This is a beautiful ornament and I give you two pats on the back! Incredible coloring! This will be a lovely keepsake ornament that you can take out and look at year after year! Congrats also on your wonderful DT! Hugs, Cami

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW! this is just beautiful!! very nice work kelly!!

glowinshadow23 said...

Oh that is so cute! Great coloring. What a beautiful ornament to go on your tree!!

Mary C said...

This ornament is beautiful Kerry! You definitely have a way with them. I have the ornaments we made with you a couple years ago on my tree and looking at this ornament you are just getting better and better every year! I can't wait to see what you create next year!!!

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