Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Daily Encouragement/Reminder
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Welcome form Mi Ran's blog! Hope you are enjoying the creative ideas we are sharing with you today.
Our theme for today's post is to create something that can be framed. I wasn't originally going to make a sampler, but as I was going through my stash, I came across the gorgeous Project Life "Hello Lovely" set of cards and accessories. Then as I was going through the cards my mind said, 'OK, there are too many items I want to use on this project. Might as well make another sampler.' I hope that you all don't mind. I chose the lighter colours to go with my home, and set out to make something to encourage me and remind me of things to work on.
You can see that everything is popped up with dimensionals. I used an old wall plaque purchased at a thrift store, and the 12 x 12 just fit on top of the image (well, actually it hangs over the edge about 1/32" all the way around).
The accessory package for this set, has some black alpha stickers and gold foil stickers. Obviously I used the gold, to put on the sampler some of the things that I need reminding of, and encouragement for. Being a religious person, praying in the morning when I get up, and at night before going to bed, is something that helps me in many ways. Unfortunately, as a very busy person it is something that I often forget, or put off. Since this makes my life better when I do it on a regular basis, it is important to me. I thought I would use this sampler as a reminder. Study, refers to reading and studying the scriptures on a daily basis, and Act, refers to acting on the things I learn and know are right. (you can see that I ran out of 'T's and had to great one with two 'I's.
Sometimes when we go through challenges, we need to be reminded that life really is beautiful. I fussy cut a few flowers from another card and popped them up in the lower left of the card.
And I added more fussy cutting here, with the banner as a reminder to think Happy Thoughts.
"Keep the faith" is something that we all need to be reminded of, and this doesn't have to be religious faith, but faith in ourselves, in what we are doing, etc., and not give up hope.
I love to fussy cut, so it wasn't an overwhelming thing to cut out this wreath out of one of the cards. This is the center of the sampler, and refers to all the reminders on the sampler...do do them everyday.
These are just some decorative elements for the sampler, and I love how they look.
As I was taking the photos for the post, I realized that these colours not only go in my home, but in parts of my eldest daughter's home as well. So now, do I keep it for myself, or give it as a gift to here, because I know she too wants to work on these things as well. Maybe I can find another plaque or frame and create a second one!
The next photo shows the plaque hanging on my wall.
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Sabrina - that's me...
I hope you have been inspired by the creations we have shared with you today, and that you are inspired to create your own item to frame.