Saturday, January 23, 2010

Altered ATC Container

Wow!!  Time has passed so quickly these past three weeks.  It's been a tough time.  My mom's health has continued to decline and it's heart breaking to watch.  My sister and I spend a lot of time making sure she has what she needs and most of all spending time with her.  As challening as it is - I still view this time with my mom as a precious gift and I am truly thankful for that.  I also decided that today was going to be a day spent at home with as much quiet as possible and time working on a project or two.  My wonderful secret sister sent me this really cute ATC holder and I've been wanting to decorate it from the moment I received it.  I was also wanting to work on a project that gave me a little "instant gratification". 

I used "More Mimi" cardstock from The Angel Company and attached it to the container with super takcy tape.  I used various ribbons to wrap around the container using super tacky tape and stamped "fantastical fun" from the "Bookoo Blessings" stamp set. 

Thanks Shirley Hotop for being such a great secret sister and for sending something that was so much fun decorate. 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year Wishes Canvas

It's been a while since I have had a chance to post anything on my blog.  December was a stressful and challening month.  My mom's health issues have only become worse and it has been a very sad couple of weeks.  I haven't really had time to make anything but thought I could at least share photos of a project that I submitted as a contest entry.

It was such a treat to find out that I was one of the contest winners for this month.  It's been such a challenging and stressful December and it was wonderful to get some good news for a change.  This project was made using two 8" x 8" canvases.  I used hinges to attach them after I painted and covered them with cardstock from the "Reece" cardstock collection.  I thought it would be fun to make a small album that was full of my New Year Wishes which is tucked inside the canvas on the right side.  I was so tempted to keep it but talked myself out of it. 

There are some really great contest winning projects this month - follow this link to check them out on The Angel Company website.

Thanks for looking!!