Tuesday, December 12, 2006

O Christmas Tree! {Day 11}

Thanks for all the wonderful ornament suggestions. I think I'm going to have to give them all a try! What I ended up doing is making a bunch of cones. I absolutely love cones. I found some cute hand cut wooden words at a local handicraft shop and covered them with glitter. Words like *inspire* *wish* *courage* *imagine*.... perfect! I glued festooning around the edge of the cone and it makes them look very festive. Glad I still had some left over from Silver Bella. Festooning is hard to come by around here! I will give each of Lowell's therapists a word and they fit perfectly in the sweet little cones! Love it:)

I loved all the cones so much I hung them all on my tree until I give them away. For {Day 11} we were supposed to do a page in our Christmas Journal about trees, I wanted to share a picture of my newly embellished tree.

Shimelle's clever artistic challenge was to use at least one ornament hook on our page. Since I covered the page with pictures and wanted to have some room for journaling, I tucked tags behind the pictures and put a hook on top! You can see it a little better in the up-close pic:)

Here's my page!!Inspired by this...wow!!

I also wanted to share a picture of our tree skirt after reading Pam's post. I love tree skirts too and also have a thing for those little pom pom's. This one is not vintage, but I loved the whimsy look and have always loved felt too!

21 comments:

pam said...

Hey girl! Thanks for sharing your tree skirt...with pom-poms no less, AND you used it as a table topper...so cute. also love your page and clever use of the hook. xo

Anonymous said...

Cute page!

Lilli said...

Your page really IS MAGIC! The colours and textures remind me of Robyn Pandolph quilts.

Cute skirt :)

Anonymous said...

Love this page, your tree and those cones are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Such great stuff, as usual. LOVE the cones!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Just wondering about the image with the dress form - where is it from?
Thanks, Dawn
dawnpagano@yahoo.com

jenny holiday said...

Oooohh Love it all!! Your cones are so so lovely..and the glittered words ..are indeed magical!! What sweet gifts!!

Your tree looks fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing! : )

Your journal page is so beautiful..love it!! Really love it!

Hope you are enjoying the season!! Your star onrament is on it's merry way! I am honored to know it will be a part of such a sweet and festive home!!

XOXO Jenny

la vie en rose said...

your page is amazing!!! and those cones!!! you are GOOD!

Anonymous said...

loves your pages, that tree skirt is very cute especially the pom poms :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page! I love the cones on your tree and the tree skirt is so cute!

tw said...

Hello Kari
I'm so glad Bonnie Rose told me about your blog. I can't wait to meet you tonight at her gathering. You are SOOOOOOOO talented and I love your blog.

Tami

Deb said...

Gorgeous cones, journal page and tree skirt.

Anonymous said...

Mom and I are very very proud
of your incredible creativeness
and hard work on your blog ---
it is very exceptional!!

Kim Bolyard said...

Love, Love, Love your Christmas tree.

peace
Kim

Michelle said...

Okay...could this post be anymore inspiring??? EVERYTHING is fabulous! I just LOVE visiting your blog Kari! :-)

BonnieRose said...

ur work is simply stunning kari.. u have such a good eye... my god.. love all u shared!

Fiona said...

Love the tree, the skirt and the cones. Must try some of them adn I'm itching to do something with my "naked" tree skirt.....oh inpiration indeed!

Julie Ann said...

Wow! I love those ornaments. I'll have to get directions from you. I want to make some now!

Julie Ann said...

Also where do you get your glitter and is there a specific brand you use?
julieann.shahin@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!

Anna said...

Wow! Your work is amazing! I Love the vintage look you have with a lot of your art.

I know of this website www.totallychristmas.com that sells wreaths and pre-lit garland and a lot of things that a person like yourself could really play with. I think you could do some amazing things with garland!

Keep it up!