Monday, August 26, 2013

Life Moves on....

It seems that life moves on whether I want it to or not.  Each day the sun rises (and then it rains)...and each evening the sun sets and the moon rises.  One foot in front of the other....that's how I get through each day.  I have been working on a couple of "crafty" items that I thought I'd share with you today since it's been over a month since I last posted.  

One of my granddaughters got engaged a week or two ago, and her excitement is bubbling over.  I've agreed to help make the wedding invitations, but I also wanted to make something special for her. Here's what I've made for her:

This is a quote by Sam Keen.  After my husband passed away a few months ago, I was looking through his Bible one day and found a slip of paper that had been torn from a magazine...and this was the quote on the slip of paper. The quote really speaks volumes to me about love. I thought perhaps our granddaughter would appreciate the story behind this quote.

I made this using my Cameo.  I cut out each of the letters 4 times, then layered them on top of each other to get the dimension I wanted.  To place them on the background piece, I printed the layout I wanted for the letters and then printed them with my wide format printer in a very light grey color. Then all I had to do was adhere the stacked letters over the printed card stock.  The hearts (about 30) were cut from an old dictionary, then I stitched down the middle with the sewing machine.  The top layer of the heart has the definition of "love" on it.  I added the red bling heart, and then decided that I wanted to add a small red border around the white piece, so I cut 1/4 inch off each side so that the verse would stay centered and adhered the white to the red card stock.  I placed it in a black shadow box scrapbook frame that is a 12 x 12 inch shadowbox.

I also have a close friend whose daughter is getting married in October, so I wanted to do something special for her too.  I did another like this only using a verse from the Bible. I printed the "1 Corinthians 13: 7-8 on the card stock (in a darker grey color) at the same time I was printing the placement of the letters.

I used a black shadowbox frame for both of these and I think the black really makes the artwork pop.

I hope the recipients don't think these gifts are tacky...I thought they turned out great, but you never know.  I know that each one of these took me hours to complete.  Adhering all those letter together is a very time consuming task!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...

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