Greetings dear followers; I've been busy with many duties and projects and spending way too much time on Pinterest. Wow have you checked it out? My favorite boards are the DIY'S and crafts. I've found so many beautiful cards and brilliant ideas that inspire me to try and recreate them. Amazing stuff!
Like this darling pop-up piano card by Lynn Pratt:
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/piano-cards.html Lynn has a tutorial on how to create two piano cards at a reasonable price. I was able to create this facsimile starting with a 5"X7" base. Just a matter of measurements and experience. Thanks for the inspiration Lynn!
This tropical card I made for my niece Kat. Kat lives in Maui, HI and came state side for a visit. Her mother and I got all the cousins together to celebrate. The card front asks...Are you going back to Hawaii???? and the inside has this cute little box with a tissue. I saw a version of the tissue box on Pinterest too. Here's the link to find the details:
Lorri has some really cute 3D project tutorials.
My next project was made for a friend of my daughters, who lost her mother in a tragic event. Both her parents were found unconscious due to carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace. My daughter and her friend (Victoria) are both yoga teachers. After hearing the startling news, Corina (my daughter) gathered friends and fellow yoga students and teachers to sit in meditation and send prayers for Victoria's parents. Everyone that gathered offered a written prayer, to be placed in a basket on an alter with a picture of the parents along with several candles. This offered a point of focus to send the energy of love and prayers. Several hours later they learned that Victoria's father would survive, thanks be to God. This box will serve as a place to keep the written blessings and prayers offered with love.
PS...Corina bought this beautiful paper for me on her recent trip to Dubai.
"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out". Anonymous
That's all for now...stop back soon to find out about the technique I used with a crimper....
be well Carole