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A lost tradition, found.

14 Dec

Before my mom passed away, she used to buy all my kids a Christmas ornament for the current year. As my number of children got higher in numbers, she still carried this tradition on. For awhile, she handmade each one, customizing them to the grandchild’s current likes in life. I have acorn angels, popsicle stick Santa’s, Pooh Bears, Blues Clues and Baby’s 1st Christmas ornaments for almost all my kids. She also added to my ornament stash every year. While she was alive, I got a new ornament from the earliest time I can remember, she did this for me.

As I was thinking of what to make this week, the thought hit me that my youngest 2 children will not have the privilege of receiving that special ornament from Curly Grandma each year.  So, I need to start, or restart, this tradition for them. When they are older, I will be sure to tell them where this tradition started, when it ended and when it started again.

I only had time to make 2 ornaments to show, but I will be making more for the rest of my children.

Believe it or not, I only used 1 die set. The set I used was: Scalloped Oval – LST103

I took an idea from one of those fancy magazines, no one can afford to buy from.  They had these lovely paper ornaments.  So, I used their idea for my own.  The main body, of the ornaments are made out of vintage piano books that I had lying around.  They had already started to yellow, so I did not need to do much distressing :)

Here is the ornament I made for my youngest, my princess, my joy…yep, I LOVE HER~

 

This next one, I had to make just because I wanted to see if I could.  If one of my older daughters loves it as much as I do, she can have it be her 2010 ornament.  If not, it is MINE!!!
Again, I only used the Scalloped Oval dies on this.  Made all from the same vintage sheet music and embellished with supplies I had on hand.


These were somewhat time consuming, but well worth it.  Part therapy, part mom love.  I think I will enjoy doing this for my kids every year.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Pretties.

Be sure to go over to The Cheery Lynn blog to see my other team mates creations.

We all work so hard to make things for you, I know you will enjoy what they have to share also.

Also coming up this week is the Blog Hop for http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/.

We have some AMAZING things planned for you, so I hope you will join us.

Also, while you are hopping with me and My Paper Tree House, hop along with the Aloha Girls for the 1st Aloha Studio Designs Blog Hop.

 

Details for both HOPS..later today!  Bye for now!!!

Tiffany Doodles BLOG HOP WINNER!

11 Dec

Thank you to all who hopped with me.  I had 19 comments and I will use the random.org widget to generate my winner.  In case of a DT member being my winner, we will draw again.

Today’s winner gets to have this DIGI STAMP from Tiffany Doodles.

 

Here is my 1st random number generated by random.org, if it is a team member, we keep going!!!

Comment #2 was from:

No laughing…I have to go check TIFFANY DOODLES to see if she is a DT member, I do not have all of us memorized yet!!

OK, she IS a DT member :)

Ok..draw #2!

Comment #6 was from:

Let’s see if Tabitha is a DT member…

 

NOPE!!!

 

HOORAY, on my 2nd try!!  TABITHA..contact me with your email addy and I will send your free DIGI file off to you!  I would 100% love if you would create something..and I will too and I will show our things off in a  blog post!!

What do you think?

Are you up for the blog challenge??  Let me know!!  It would be FUN!!!!  FUN!!!  I LOVE THAT DIGI!!!

 

That is it for today!  I am tired and computer dazed!!

 

Thank you, everyone who hopped along with us.

 

Next week.. hop again with me!

This time with:

STUDIO ALOHA DESIGNS:

December 16th and 17th

and

MY PAPER TREE HOUSE:

December 15th through December 19th

More details soon!!

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