A close friend to Dave and I asked if I can make a card box for her and her huband's 20th wedding anniversary/vow renewel ceremony. I had 2 ideas in my head and decided with the 2nd idea. Stacked books! I tied in the titles of the books to their names and their children's names and even threw in their 1st wedding photo for wow factor. Needless to say, the couple loved it and could not believe what they saw. My friend was on the verge of tears. That is the best price anyone can pay me when giving them something like this. Someone's appreciation is all I hope for when I make something for them. So naturally the night turned out be a fun time with friends who are practically family. It was a magical evening....like seriously, they had a magician there!! He was awesome but when he tried his magic on me, it wasn't happening! He couldn't guess my card right and tried to convince me that I saw the card he guessed. No buddy! hahaha Anyway, another toast to the happiest couple: Happy 20 years to you Lee and Silvia!!
Usually the people I gift to don't care about wrapping paper but the select public (crafters) who know how much time goes into what seems to be a crack induced kick of gift wrapping would know that packaging sometimes is a gift in it self. Aparently all I had was Christmas gift wrap, a bunch of stamps, and my arsenal of TPBP goodies. I think I did pretty good for christmas wrap...see for yourself LOL.
Hi everyone!! Hope you all are having a good summer and staying cool. Today I am showing my mini album in a jar. I didn't find much online about this so I just winged it with the binding. I think it came out cute. I must try another one with a bigger jar. This will be my eye candy in my office. I am free to decorate my office how ever I like. I've thought about a "Decorate my office challenge" but there seems to be so many other challenges out there right now...don't know if the crafty public are all challenged out.
June came too soon!! But here I am with another DT project for TPBP. This one was a fun one because I wanted to try something new and it came out great! Using cheese cloth and Bev's laces as the background created a very unique background with elegant texture. A definite must try!! I used molding paste as an adhesive for the cheese cloth and laces, works wonders!!
The Z's are made of burlap string!! I added some glue and sprinkled some Donna Salazar Fairy dust glitter in pralines and cream for a shabby flair.
The girl is wearing a floral wreath of Shaved Ice by Stampendous and ribbon roses distressed with vintage white acrylic paint. Behind her head are some pearl sprays for an angelic touch.
I used Shabby pink embossing enamel by Stampedous to tone down the color of the acrylic flower spray and it also gives it a shabby distressed look.
Hey there! Hope everyone had a nice relaxing long weekend in the states and a nice weekend for the rest of you out of towners =) These past couple of weeks have been hectic with job hunting (a job in itself), working part time, and party planning. It is totally time consuming when you are party planning on your own, I need have some children of my own to boss around lol. The surprise party went really well but dangit it was hard to keep this a secret from Dave! But we got him GOOD! But enough of that.
This is a layout on fabric adorned with laces and embellies from TPBP!!! Seriously I just wanted to make another lace collage like I did with my chicken wire lol. But I really wanted to add a personal touch to it and added a photo of Beverly and I. I have listed all the items I used after all the photos =)
Seriously, Blogspot really needs to give ppl options of having a verticle oriented picture!! Ugh!!
Got any scrap pieces of lace and chicken wire?? Why not make something super easy and beautiful? I have no answer for the 2nd question but here are some detailed pics of the wall hanging and the links to all the products used right below them. Enjoy!