Friday, November 24, 2017

Make It Monday #304 - Photo Ornaments

Hello friends.  This weeks Make It Monday challenge is brought to us by Lexi and she has a wonderful tutorial on making photo ornaments.

My first thought was to make ornaments of my 2 adorable grandbabies, but then I remembered all my photos of them are on my phone and not printed...grrrr!  So Wednesday afternoon while I should have been doing more Thanksgiving prep (I had a wonderful Thanksgiving...did you?!!), I went through an old box of photos of our 3 girls when they were young and spent a wonderful trip down memory lane...can't believe how much I enjoyed that!!  But anyway, I picked 3 photos I thought would work and made them into tags that I am going to put on the girls Christmas gift this year.  I think they are going to get such a kick out of these tags!!


I used the same Limitless Layers: Hearts dies that Lexi used, but cut mine from gold mirror cardstock, and then added a holly die cut also in gold using the Holly Jolly dies.  A few drops of Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops and gold cord finished off my sweet tags.  Our oldest daughter Caitlin had a real love affair with umbrellalella's (as she called them!), and loved to twirl and dance with them...I think she will get a real kick out of this photo!  Our middle daughter Colleen was the most photogenic baby and I just had to use a photo from her baptism day...I miss holding that beautiful little baby girl!!  And our youngest daughter Calla loved to pose for the camera...her 2 older sisters used to cry when I'd ask them to pose for a picture, but not Calla!  She would smile away every time!
This was such a wonderful challenge for so many reasons, so thank you Lexi for taking me on this trip down memory lane!  I may just have to get that same box of photo's out on Christmas day and let the girls take a little trip too!

There are still a couple days left to play in this challenge, so check out Lexi's wonderful video and adorable photo ornaments, and then play along.  You can find all the details right HERE.
 
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10 comments:

  1. Marcia, these are adorable! What a good idea to use the photos of your used to be babies! I really like your tags and I'm thinking I need to copy your idea. My babies are all grown up as well. Love it!

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  2. sweet girls and ornaments - it will be so fun to use them as tags on their gifts!! i love going through old photo boxes. just did a lot of that this past year when my oldest graduated from high school looking for various slide show and yearbook pics - always so fun! thanks for playing make it monday! p.s. my second is colleen, too!!

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  3. Beautiful ornaments, Marcia. So lovely with the gold.

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  4. Adorable ornaments...and grandchildren!

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  5. What fun you must have had going through the photos, Marcia. The tags of the girls are so precious and I bet they will LOVE getting them on their gifts. Such a wonderful gift in itself. xx

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  6. Oh these are so adorable! I see Addy in the first photo tag. What a pleasant trip down memory lane that must have been for you. I'm sure your girls will love their tags!

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  7. What a great idea, Marcia! Bet they are going to absolutely love seeing these on presents this year!

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  8. These turned out so great!!! I love the itty bitty holly leaves.

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  9. Oh how cute!! What lovely photos and so precious!

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