Sunday, November 18, 2007

Glittery Christmas Ornaments

UPDATE!!

I left my tutorial uploading overnight and when I checked my computer this morning, the tutorial finally was completely uploaded. Yay! I was so DISTURBED yesterday when the tutorial did not finish uploading. I basically stared at the progress bar willing it to move faster. I couldn't do anything else but sit and watch it. Whenever I would walk away thinking it would be done when I returned, instead, I would be greeted with a message saying "click retry" meaning my Internet server flaked out while I was away. I REALLY hate my Internet server. . .Time Warner is getting on my nerves. Remind me not to upload tutorials on the weekend.

Anyway. . .try the tutorial out. . .the ornament is actually easy to make if you have the patience to make it!!

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Hi Everyone! I've been working on these ornaments for the past few days. I love them because they're very shiny and they sparkle under the light. I created several different designs. . .the picture shows a few of them. I've made about 12 of them so far and I have about 20 more ornaments to make. It takes about 1 hour to make about 3 of them. I'm going to ask my kids to help me this weekend so I believe we should be able to finish all of them by Monday.

I'm going to create a tutorial on this ornament if you're interested. I'll post it this evening. I was so busy yesterday that I wasn't able to sit down and create the tutorial. Do you like this ornament? I think it came out pretty good but that's my opinion. What do you think?

Here's a pink/gold combo using the SU "True Friend" stamp set.



Here's a silver/purple combo. The stamped image is from the SU "Paint Prints stamp set".






















Here's a butterfly design on the red glitter ball. The images are from the SU "Beautiful Butterflies" stamp set.












Because we don't have a Christmas tree right now, I hung the ornaments on this palm tree in our living room. Every year we buy two trees, one big one and one small one. The small tree (about 5 ft tall) goes into the the family room which these ornaments will be hung on. My husband wants them on the small tree. . . hmmmph, I'm a bit insulted. That's okay, I understand. . .we have a tradition of hanging our special "ornament collection" on our big tree. Each year we buy special ornaments for the kids and one family ornament. Unfortunately, my handmade ornaments don't fit the design theme.



Here's another picture at another angle. Okay. . .now back to making another 20 of these puppies. I'm going to be busy this weekend!!









31 comments:

Sonya said...

Maria please please please post a tut on these ornaments! I just love them! you did a beautiful job!

My Paper World said...

These are stunning!!! You are sooooo talented! xx

Flossie's Follies said...

These are beautiful, WOW

Tracy.H said...

Maria! These are stunning. Can't wait to see your tutorial. :0)

Nicola said...

I am blown away missus. You are so very talented. Can't wait to see your tutorial.

Hugs
Nic

Gabby said...

Holy Smoke Batman....we are on the SAME level when it comes to glittery ornies!!! I'm making minfe from foam balls though and just set them aside to work on other stuff. :S Plus, I RAN OUT OF GLITTER!!!! Yours however are SUPER GORGEOUS that mine don't even thouch the surface of yours. BEAUTIFUL! And yes Maria...if you post a tut, please share it also with us at HMCWL! Do you not love us anymore? LOL! Kisses!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

These are out of this world gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them, :0) Mel

Dawn Easton said...

Maria, these are GORGEOUS!!!

Shannon McGann said...

These are beautiful! I would love to see a tutorial!

Beth said...

Oh my heavens, these are beautiful. I love how they sparkle. You're not going to believe this, but I purchased styro balls three weeks ago to work on a similar project which is, coincidentally, in the new Magenta Style book I purchased. I really like how you painted the styro ball rather than covering it with Mulberry paper that the directions give. These are beautiful and I can't wait to see the tutorial.

Aimeslee said...

<3 <3 xoxo

Linda said...

They are gorgeous and I am anxious to see the tutorial.
Thanks!

Bonnie Weiss said...

As usual, Maria, your work is stunning!

jan said...

Maria
You are so talented, I just love your cards and projects!! I really want to try a few of these!! Just beautiful!!
Janet

dd2njoy said...

Do I like them???? Oh wow I love them!!!!! They are stunning Maria! I can't wait for the tutorial,TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

They look fantastic! Great colors and images! I wish I had these to decorate with! :o) TFS!

Anonymous said...

These ornaments are absolutely stunning. What a beautiful gift! Thanks so much for inspiring me every morning. Please post the tutorial - I think that you are the best!!
Bev (Rette Mom)
Grand Prairie, TX

Gail A said...

Maria, these are so beautiful! TFS!

Laura said...

Ohhh... Anxiously awaiting the tutorial! These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.
Laura
http://stampsinkpaper.blogspot.com

2 Worlds said...

Precious !

mshbluesky said...

Maria:

These are absolutely beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, spectacular, fabulous, exquisite, impressive, dazzling and so on and so forth. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!

Sincerely,
Michelle

Michelle Adams said...

Oh Maria! These are gorgeous! I can't wait for your tutorial!

kathy said...

these are absolutely beautiful. I can't wait for the tutorial.

Corie said...

WOW WOW WOW -- These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Rita said...

WOW!!! Awesome ornaments!

JenMarie said...

Ooooh, pretty, pretty, love the sparkle!!

Patricia said...

OMGosh, these ornaments are da BOMB!! So, so, pretty and sparkly. Thanks for sharing the tutorial...you're one very talented lady. Wow!!

Ila said...

Wow!! These are just So Beautiful!!
Gosh...I just love them and the way you have them displayed...Fabulous!!!

malieta said...

OMG......These ornaments are beautiful!!!!!!!!! You rocked this Maria!
malieta:)

NormaB said...

These ornaments are absolutely beautiful. What a fun thing to do with your kids.

mscrafty said...

I have been trying to get to your ornament tutorial, but google keeps popping up saying the link must be broken. Can you fix this or maybe email me the tutorial? The ornaments are so beautiful I would like to make some for Christmas this year.

Thanks so much.

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