Sunday, May 27, 2012

squigglefly challenge #20

this week's challenge, SFC2012 Use a Square Peg in a Round Hole!

Think OUTSIDE the box!  Let me explain this Challenge:  we always seem to use standard things--round buttons, straight ribbons, rectangular 1/4 size cards,.... Instead: make a card that uses something usual: Pick a different card shape OR find some weird buttons OR use that unusual paper....pick out a different odd embellishment OR even better, use something you would never think goes on a card and inspire us all!

Recipe for this card include;

Tim Holtz angel die
Tim Holtz music sheet embossing folder
SU silver cording (retired)
Silver star buttons
squigglefly saying "angels"
Silver metal sheet
Black cardstock

all I did for this one is emboss the music sheet on black.  Die cut the angel wings and embossed with music sheet.  Wrapped silver cording around cardstock and glued down the wings. I pop dotted the second wing for more dimension.  I printed out the saying "angels" and cut around it and glued it down.  Then I tied some silver cording through the stars and glued them down.  Wallah!  A fun angel card.  

Friday, May 11, 2012

Parents Day Blog Hop (o=

I want to wish a special Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! 
Even to those four pawed kids of ours, (yes I am one of them).  
I would also like to wish a special Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

Today we are paying tribute to PARENTS!  

I have the best parents in the world (to me).  My parents have been there for me during my 
rough times and my happy times.  Whenever I am in need of something whether it be a friend, money or food, 
they have always been there for me and I can't say thank you enough to them for all of their love 
and support of me.  My parents are even willing to come over and pick up my dog poo in my
yard because I can't do it.  Well, mom does watches the dogs. lol

My first card is my Mothers Day card for my wonderful mom. 

The following is the recipe I used on this one;
  • Tim Holtz die bird cage and bird
  • SU designer series patterned paper
  • SU floral rose accents
  • Su lucky limeade ribbon
  • SU ink pad soft sky
  • clear 1/2 round plastic crystals
  • SU scallop oval punch
  • Ciao light blue/light brown/peach markers
  • Pop dots/glue
First I place the background paper down and left a 1/4" white border
Then I took another pattern and tore it. I then distressed the edges with the blue ink and 
placed it over the first pattern.  I then distressed the edges of the white with the blue ink. 
Next I cut out the birdcage and bird.  I used my stamp pad and stamped the bird cage to give a blue mist
look.  I added the green ribbon lacing the holes at the bottom of the cage.
I did the bird the same way, pressing the stamp pad on it.  I then used a light blue ciao marker and filled in 
the white and edged the bird to give it some depth.  I placed the bird  behind the cage.  I then put some green ribbon through the hole at the top and bent it behind the patterned paper to make it look like it was hanging.  I added the rose to the top.  I then printed out the words on my computer and used the scallop oval punch.  After gluing it down I added the two crystals.  

inside 3-d present

My second card without detailed info was last years Mothers day card.

My third card without detailed info was last years Fathers day card.

I thank you for stopping by and wish you continued health and happiness throughout the year!
As always I LOVE the read the comments!  Please feel free to leave one.  


Now on to the next blog!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In Memory Of

This is a memorial box I made for a friend in a group of mine.  This is her niece.  
She passed away in a car accident.  I also 
made up the poem to go with it.  

It reads:

Angelica’s poem
Sunday, April 22nd 2012

The angels called from heaven
And said they needed you today
They whisked you from the earth
So very quickly that Sunday
They said that you had done
 All that you could do
That your time on earth
Was sadly all through
You didn’t understand
“How could they
 Take you away?
From your family, your friends
 And your children that day?
They were not even grown
No one could take your place
And love them as their own
To kiss their little face”
But the angels simply said
That the love for them was plenty
They have all had so many years with you
More years than twenty
“I haven’t seen them go to prom
Or even kiss another
That is my job here on the earth
To be the best mother”
Do not worry my angel,
They said
You will watch from the heavens,
 Their future ahead
Your family and friends
With smother them with love
And tell them of you
And the heavens above
They will tell of the stories
Of your time here on earth
Of the joy that you gave them
Upon both their births
They will wake every morning
Aware of your love
Of kisses from heaven
From here up above
Do not weep for your children
Or the time you will miss
Just know that all love you
And you will be missed

Karissa Thomas
April 26, 2012  ©

I did not know her at all.  But according to the family
the poem was to the T of her.  They were very pleased with it.