Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Happy Artful Blogging!

Happy Artful Blogging, everyone! May this premiere issue be the first of many. I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our lovely hostess Kari Ramstrom, Artsy Mama. I don't know how she does it! This girl has a husband, two little children, a part-time job and still manages to create all kinds of lovely artwork and blog on a daily basis, and she has a knack for finding the yummiest stuff ever at estate sales. Thanks, Kari for being such a artful inspiration to all of us in blogland and for bringing us all together for a well-deserved celebration!
I would also like to tip my hat to everyone who has a blog and shares their creative journey. Thanks for taking the time and for taking the risk of baring your souls and sharing your lives. I know it's not always easy to come up with new posts or to share a certain project you may be working on, but really, we all so appreciate your energy and hard work. Reading your blogs is a huge source of inspiration and joy for me! (I bet others feel the same.) The energy is contagious and I think we all feel a sort of sisterhood among us. That's pretty dang cool when you think about it.



My artful blogging project is not so much a tutorial as it is an idea for you to try. It's easy peasy lemon squeezy easy. Take a simple frame and hot glue tinsel around the border. Then take your vintage Christmas (or any other theme) tchotchkes and glue directly on the tinsel. A fun project to add a little holiday floof and sass to your home decor. Now, if I could just figure out how not to burn my fingers!

23 comments:

katydiddy said...

So very cute! Great idea-thanks for sharing.

SOINSPIRED said...

Sooo adorable. I want some of that pink tinsel!

Bessilu said...

What a fabulous idea! Love them!

lia said...

oh, I love this! So pretty and nostalgic too!! :)

carlene federer said...

this is cute, cute, CUTE!!! I can't wait to make one of these frames, thanx for sharing!

Jennifer said...

OMIGOSH!!!! I LOVE how your frames turned out! Sooo kitsch, retro, and stinking cute!!! Thank for sharing your tips. ;)

Renee said...

Those are great I just love them, so pretty and nostalgic i want one!

Cerri said...

This is just so cute!! Love your project!!
~Cerri

ConnieC said...

wonderful project. I have to dig up some old Christmas photos.

jessi nagy said...

your frames rock! I love them!
jessi nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Alison Gibbs said...

what sweet frames.

karin(creativechaos) said...

Love these!!!

Michelle said...

thank you! thank you! I can't wait to create!

Robyn said...

CUTE!
what a great idea-
Robyn

jenny b harris said...

Ack! Way too cute!!! And easy!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

sooooooo cute! i love the silver bella frame! i will definitely be trying this one! thanks for sharing!!!

love your blog!!!

Sandy McTier said...

Those frames are so adorable! I love that word "tchotchkes" and only wish I had all of my mother's Christmas tchotchkes to decorate these frames with. Gonna have to send that note today so that I can create some before the holidays.
Thanks for sharing with us all.
Lovely blog!

Sugar Bear said...

This is wonderful! Just found you through ArtsyMama. You are so talented, I love your blog! I'm going to add you to my favorites.
Karla

jenny holiday said...

AHHHHHHH Kimla!!! Edible edible edible!! WOW! I am sitting here rocking side to side in my chair over these!! Toooooo fabulous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! ohh that Silver Bella pink one...I could melt melt melt!! You are too fabulous!!!!

What a great post!!!!!!
love it! Thanks so so much for sharing!! :)

love from NJ,
xoxo Jenny

Barbara H. said...

I'm still making my way around to the party participants -- but that just makes the party last longer, so it's fun. :-)

I so agree with what you said about being inspired by seeing what others do.

These are so cute!

bluemuf said...

What a neat project. I love it and will definately give it a try.

Karen
Bluemuf

Donna Layton said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am all over this. I have tons of the not-so-old vintage tinsel that will be perfect for this project. I can feel this idea sparking other ideas! Oh, I love that! Thank you!!

Amy P said...

I'm still checking out the parties. Great idea, TFS!