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Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Most Memorable Gift

Happy Wednesday!  We are a few weeks out from Christmas and I am sharing a few projects I created for the latest Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Most Memorable Gift.

I am hosting the challenge this time around and this is how I described the challenge on the Frilly and Funkie blog.

"December for many of us is a time where we give and receive. That had me thinking about the most memorable gifts I have received over the years. These including a signed book from one of my favorite authors, handwritten notes from my children, a singing hot dog condiment stand and the first gift my husband gave me when we were dating. I want you to be inspired by one of your most memorable gifts. Use that inspiration to create a vintage or shabby chic project. You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to mention the memorable gift and how it inspired your creation."


After I set the challenge I had plenty time to think about what memorable gifts I have received over the years.  It is funny what you remember and what becomes more important to you as the years go by.
I had the gift of seeing what my design team friends created before I finished my projects. The beautiful memories they shared are equally inspiring and fun. Make sure to go and visit each of them to enjoy some of their special memories and art!

I spent some time thinking about why the gifts were so memorable to me and I realized the things I treasured the most was the love and caring behind the gifts I had received. 
Each of my children at one time or another has written me some beautiful letters.  Sometimes in anger, sometimes in hurt and sometimes just to share their love for me.  All of these are beautiful gifts which I will always treasure.  I decided to create mail art to encompass a special note back to each of them sharing our love with them at Christmas. 

These letters hopefully will become a treasure for each of them to keep as a memory that they can pull out years from now.



 I shared how to create the poinsettia on the F&F blog previously if you want to go see how it was created you can find it here.

I hope you will choose to share one of your memorable gifts and the art that your are inspired to create.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us as a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Give Thanks!

Hi, I am back to share a few cards in celebration of giving thanks!  The fantastic Sara Emily is hosting the Frilly and Funkie Challenge this time around.   She has challenged us with "Give Thanks".



Here is the challenge as described by Sara Emily:

"We have so much to be grateful for! The Frilly and Funkie team is thankful for our loyal readers and our newest visitors! For this challenge, simply create a vintage or shabby chic project that expresses gratitude."

I have been thinking about the fun farm animals from Stampers Anonymous and using them in a rustic farm based card.

 I searched in pinterest for some vintage images using the farm animals and it inspired me to create the following card:

And since I can never just create one image as I am playing around I ended up with a herd of cows and decided to create a rustic Christmas card as well:


Isn't  he adorable with his little ribbon bow tie?

I thought it would be funny to brand him with a north pole postage mark.

I masked and sponged the various stripes and blocked off areas of colors and stamps.  I do love layering my stamps and images. :)

Please come play along in the challenge.  The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us as a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz