Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 Christmas Ornaments

The last few days have been interesting ones.

And when I say interesting, I mean “I never want to repeat them”.

My laundry machine has been constantly going, the Clorox wipes have been in constant use, I’ve shampooed my entire upstairs, mopped all my floors, etc.

There’s been a bug going around and my family caught it. Unfortunately, I also caught it. Yesterday was the worst of it. I couldn’t keep ANYTHING down. It was awful. I was dehydrated and lost 4 pounds in 12 hours.


Fortunately, it was only a 12-hour thing and I feel better today (as do my children)! Smile

So I figured I’d better share this post before Christmas is over.


Every year I make/buy my kids Christmas ornaments.

It’s a tradition we did in my family growing up and I love seeing all the different ones over the years.


As soon as I saw these hand-stamped ornaments from Amy of Positively Splendid, I knew that was what I wanted to do for 2011.

Remember a Christmas craft I mentioned making with my SIL’s Nicole and Amanda? This is the craft we made, and here are each of my kiddos.


My girls:

Kennedy's Ornament

Taylor's Ornament


My boys:

Carson's ornament

Ryker's Ornament

I absolutely LOVE how they turned out!

It’s going to be so fun to get these out each year in the future and see what my kids looked like and also what they wanted for Christmas at that age. This is seriously such a brilliant idea!!!


I used my Epic Letterpress from Lifestyle Crafts and the Nesting Frame 8 die for the metal part, then just used soda pop cans for the metal.


I love seeing my cute little angels on our tree.



Hope you guys are all enjoying your holiday season!


  1. Where do you get your metal for stamping???

  2. These are fabulous! Wish I had done it for my children when they were little! Glad you all are feeling better!

  3. Such a cute idea for ornies!!

  4. Really cute ornaments :) I'll have to remember that for next year.
    Also, we had a similar horrible experience and my doctor told me that there is no such thing as a 12 (or 24) hour flu...its always due to food poisoning! So I would investigate that, yikes!

  5. Super super cute!
    We make ornaments every year, too. I think we'll try this one next year

  6. So sorry you've been sick, friend. :( But so glad you enjoyed this tute. Your ornaments turned out fabulous!!


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