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