Monday, 23 May 2016

Cherish Every Moment-More than Words May Challenge

hi! I created this page for this month's challenge at the More Than Words blog; I love clocks and use them on a lot of my projects so when I saw that clocks were part if May's criteria I knew I wanted to play along!

This photo was taken almost 21 years ago when our family was on vacation on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia) My son was 3 and my daughter was the tiny little bundle in the Snugli. Looking at them now I can't believe how quickly the time has flown!

The other criteria was to use the word "moment" which is why I felt like a special memory from the past would be perfect to scrap-I cherish the memories of moments like this.

I cut clocks from some patterned paper and stenciled some onto my page with texture paste. I diecut some clock hands that are in with the flower clusters and added some real metal ones to the upper right of the page.

you will find the More Than Words Challenge HERE:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tag Box Birthday Reminder for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

hello there! One of the traits I'm known for is my absolutely terrible memory...I don't know how many times a day I say,  "now what did I come in HERE for??" If I go to the store for two things I'm bound to leave without at least one of them. And remembering to send birthday cards??? Well I'm sure you can guess I don't always manage that! I thought this little box with the tags was so cute and wanted to do something useful with it so I came up with the idea of creating a birthday reminder so that I'd (hopefully) never miss sending a card again!

The main sentiment of the Graphic 45 paper I used is "Let Them Eat Cake",  I know the historical origin of the phrase-Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution-but the first thing I thought of is birthday cake (It just so happens I also love baking and cake decorating) so I thought it was the perfect paper for my project. The pocket on the one side is for extra paper strips for adding birthdays.

I attached the strips with repositionable adhesive so that I could move them around should I want to add  more names in the future,  as I wanted to keep them chronological. (I blurred the names of my birthday people to protect their privacy)

The lovely papers just begged to be fussy cut,  and I popped a lot of the cutouts up with foam adhesive. Adding bits of lace and cheesecloth and some diecut/punched foliage( as well as some lace and ribbon tied at the top)  was all I needed to finish my project. The ledge at the front of the box is  the perfect spot for this month's tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week-may you remember what you went into a room for every time!

Gypsy Soul Items Used
Tags in a Box Display

Other Items Used

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily papers
Martha Stewart punch
Memory Box die