Monday, April 5, 2010

Chipboard Word Books

Hello Friends! Well, I thought I would take a minute and post some of the older items I have made in years past. Mainly because I don't have anything new to post and mostly because I do not want to go too many days and not post.

All of these projects were made in the fall of 2008 for Christmas gifts that year. The Family books were given to my husband's siblings with pictures of their families and us on various occasions. They all live in Wisconsin and we see them maybe 4 - 6 times a year.

The Believe book was for my sister, Lisa, she loves anything Christmas and decorates her house to the hilt. So, I knew that she would be able to put holiday pics inside. I did not put any in because there were many years that we did not celebrate Christmas' together.

The Happy book is a quote book for my Mom. She likes quotes from famous and not so famous people. So this has pockets inside with very little embelishment mostly the quotes that would
pertain to her interestes, about being a Mother, etc. Not sure if she really liked it or not, never saw it around her house, nor has she ever
commented about it???

One of the things I realized when I finished them was I did not leave enough space so that you could tell what the word was....on a few of them. I did that because I wanted to get as many pictures in as possible.

I would be happy to share any information about them with you including the quotes I used.
Just let me know.

Thanks for looking today!


All of the items use Bo Bunny Word Books.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Blessings!

Happy Easter Friends! I hope your day is blessed with great weather, family time and that you hear God speaking through the wonders of Springtime.
Not a church goer but, have faith that God is there always for me. All I need to do is ask for guidance and it is given; give thanks for blessings and more come my way. I am grateful for you that bless me with your continued reading of my blog and support me with your kind words.
These little treat bags are my first attempt at something like this. Not happy with the size of the bag....forgot to go to the Flower Market downtown and get some boutonniere bags (cellophane is a better bag and I have tax ID so get them cheaper), had to go to Michael's yesterday for them. Thank goodness a kind soul went through the entire store looking for just the right sized bag for me. I will give them today at our family dinner.
Thanks for looking and Happy Easter!
  • Stamps - SU A Good Egg, Stampendous
  • Paper - SU Whisper White, Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink CS, DCWV DSP
  • Ink - SU Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie and Barely Banana
  • Accessories - SU Top Note Die, SU Scallop Circle Punch and 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Snips

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dad's Artwork

Good Morning Friends! I promised to show you the painting Dad did for me quite a few years back. He took this from a little print that I had hanging in my first house in my previous life (meaning, married before). I always loved the floral still life with the huge variety of flowers.
Dad, not being a flower painter, took each flower and created it on watercolor paper, then cut it out and applied it to the already painted vase and scarf. Then he applied a fine rice paper, crinkling it ever so slightly. This photo does not do it justice. The print itself is 25 x 19 and hangs in my living room; it is one of the first things you see when you walk into our house.
When he gave this to me about 3 years ago, he also gave me all the drawings of the flowers and leaves. My Dad was extremely talented, had great creativity and good eye for color and proportion. I like to think that is where I get my talent from......I was so blessed to have him as my father!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!