Sunday, March 14, 2010

3 D Shadow Box

I was so excited to receive the new Crafty Secrets 3D Shadow Box made with the new Accucut Die from Vicki Chrisman's blog giveaway. This was easy and fun to work with! I can't wait to get more. These will make wonderful gifts. I will be starting a class with Catherine Matthews Scanlon who encourages her students to let their work tell a story. So that is exactly what I did with this 3 D Shadow Box. All the papers and images are from Crafty Secrets. If you would like a closer view just click on the photo.

Vicki included several images and I chose this sweet girl from the Dolls Images and Journal Notes. I come from a family of three girls and so did my mom, not to mention we have three girls. We broke protocol and added a precious little boy to the bunch.

Memories - there are many! Some of my favorite are from watching our children sleep, so calm and peaceful. Often I remember standing by their crib or bed wondering how this sweet little rosy cheeked child left me feeling so frazzled just hours before?

Over the years of parenting, I have become increasingly aware of my inadequacies and my need for wisdom. And in those moments when I feel overwhelmed and helpless, I need to remember to pray because more than likely I am trying to do it on my own.

Dreams and desires for our children? As we all know, life is not easy and we cannot always be with those we love. It is the hope of my husband and I that our children would know their Heavenly Father and be assured of His love and presence with them. For is His eye not on the sparrow?

Thanks for stopping by and bearing with me to hear the story of this little shadowbox. May you have time today to treasure the dear and sweet memories that are within your heart!

Stamps: Mini Memories, Serenity Prayer, French Mail - Crafty Secrets
Paper: Classic and Radiant - Crafty Secrets
Images: Altered Fairies Creative Scraps, Little Dolls / Birds & Botanical Images and Journal Notes
Ink: Vintage Sepia - Versafine, Antique Linen - Ranger
Other: Sweet Chips Chipboard - Crafty Secrets, Flowers & Velvet Flower Ribbon - Prima, Half Pearls, Silk Ribbon .Ultra Fine Gold Glitter - Prisma, Twig, Spanish Moss, and Button


Vicki C said...

This turned out FANTASTIC!! You know how I love details.. and your attention to detail on this project certainly shows the love that went into it! THANKYOU so much for creating something so beautiful with my die!! I love it!
ps. I am SO thrilled to see you are getting to take a class with my friend Catherine!

Wendy M said...

What a precious card - stunning xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

STUNNING! What a beauty you have created here!! And if you are going to use it as a gift ... the recipient is going to be THRILLED!

I have yet to order any of these ... guess I need to do that (you are such an enabler!!) Thanks for inspiration my friend!

Hope your weekend is filled with love and laughter! Hugs to ya!

Laurie said...

What a sweet and peaceful looking project. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSCC this week.

Helen said...

Very beautiful! This is an awesome design that I have not seen before. It's just lovely with the image you chose!
Thank you for playing along with us at SSCC!

Gloria said...

What a precious gift! This is fabulous.....just gorgeous!

Amy Johnson said...

Wowsa! I'm so impressed! This is amazing! I love the images you used, the colors, and all the embellies. Just gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Wow - very beautiful and elegant.

Kim said...

Both the shadow box and your post is so beautiful. Especially the part of how you look at your sleeping children and remember how much you love them regardless of how much stress they cause.

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful and so serene. My mindset used to be to enjoy my children because they grow up so fast and now it has changed to enjoying my grandchildren because they are growing up even faster.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the little birds nest - such a creative little detail!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my! This is JUST stunning! A truly beautiful piece of art!!!

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful too! What wonderful images and Serenity Prayer!

Gloria said...

What a fabulous project you created. It is just divine!

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