Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Family Quote

"FAMILY" Collage

"The memories of these fabrics are woven into our hearts."

I finally finished this little collage which holds some wonderful memories!! It holds ribbon, tulle and the flower from my 38yr old flower girl dress that I wore when I was...very little, I can't give a way my age :)

It also has some sprigs of pearls from my wedding hair piece and vintage lace (across the bottom) from hubby's grandmother.

The backing is decorative paper sewn on stiff fabric . I hope the knob it is hanging above doesn't keep you from seeing it well. You can click on it to see it larger. The dresser it adorns is a 1930's which was hubby's grandparents wedding gift.

It took me forever to finish this and make my final sat for months at a time but I love the depth it represents.

BWS tips button This project is linked to This Party.

You HAVE to check out Angela's site,
She is so excited to start monthly challenges and she is going to start up a new website store.
She will be selling her hand made JEWELRY, CARDS, and Altered Art ( Picture frames, bedroom letters, decorative art, etc... ) She is hoping to have my site up within the next month or sooner!
Very fun!! She also is giving away goodies to 3 of her followers as a bonus!! Thanks Angela!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Paper Flowers/Gift Package Ribbon

Paper Flowers and Ribbon

I am always trying to find gift ideas that are truly functional and helpful in making gift giving fun. Last year I made cloth re-usable bags and tags. This year I love the look of homemade flowers. So I decided to attach them to 3ft of ribbon for wrapping gifts.
Some have a knot from the ribbon for the middle of the flower, others have small faux flowers and brads.

And of course what makes them complete is a charming way to store my recycled jar with my homemade decorated top!

Look at the amazing goodies my friend and Scrapbook Diva, Luisa sent to me.

She is a Close To My Heart consultant and your" go to gal" for these great stamps... ect. I won these awesome goodies through the monster card challenge with her and Creative Scrapbooking Divas. Thank you sooo much Luisa, I have been wanting a wonderful bird stamp and this collection is absolutely beautiful!!

Lastly, Karen Ladd was the winner of my October challenges with the CSDivas. Congrats Karen!