Thursday, July 26, 2012

May You Rest In Peace

Laura Henson
February 1, 1946 - July 18, 2012
God looked around His garden and found an empty place.  He them looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face.  He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.  God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.  He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine."  It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone.  For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

Sorry for the poor quality of the picture.  I took the pic with my phone because I didn't have my camera with me, just one of those things you don't think to pack when you're headed out of town for a funeral.

Once we got down state, I was asked to create a poster board to display pictures.  It was my pleasure to be able to do this.  I went through so many pictures of the past and enjoyed a trip down memory lane.  I loved how the project gave me some time to grieve and celebrate one very beautiful lady!!

I started by sponge painting the plain white poster board with my aunts favorite color, purple.  Then I cussed often because my Gazelle was back home up North and I was downstate . . . only a 3.5 hour drive.  :o/

I made a quick trip to a couple of craft stores in the area and then got to work.  I kept it simple so that I wouldn't take away from the pics, but it sure would have been really nice to have my Gazelle (me still cussing).

With some paper flowers, brads, and stickers I put it together for the viewing and the funeral.  I'd like to think that my beloved Aunt Laura would have loved it.

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie *´¨)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Celebrate America Wreath

Machine Used: Boss Kut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking III
Files Used: Star Burst 0951, Bottle Rocket by Olivia Myers 0952, 4th of July Mini Collection BKD021,
Materials: 16" Foam Wreath, Red, White, and Blue Fun Fur Yarn, Silver Glitter Eyelash Fun Fur Yarn, Cardstock, Glitter Cardstock, Rhinestones

Check out my previous blog entry on the Spring Wreath with more information on how and what I did to decorate the outside of the wreath.

Check out Design Team Member Becki's post on her Spring is in Air Wreath for the inspiration on the base of this wreath!!

Red, white, and blue are my favorite colors and I absolutely love celebrating all the patriotic holidays throughout the year!  I needed a Patriotic wreath that I could hang all year if I wanted and still celebrate the current holiday.

DID YOU KNOW, that in Funtime you can easily create a charm from your designs?!  It's with this special effect that I was easily able to take my wreath and transform it from holiday to holiday!

I started with a 16" foam wreath and wrapped it with red, white, and blue fun fur yarn and silver glitter eyelash fun fur yarn.  It was a pain managing the 4 different yarns at once but I'm very happy with the results!!

Before I finished covering the foam wreath with the yarn I added a hook.  My thought was that I didn't want to add the hook after the yarn was done because I was afraid that the hook would cut through the yarn.  Didn't want to have to repair what I'd already done!!

To decorate around the wreath, I used the 4th of July Mini Collection BKD021 and added "Celebrate America" outlined to the top of the wreath and the Bottle Rockets by Olivia Myers 0952 to the bottom.

To the sides, I added the sparkles from the 4th of July Mini Collection BKD 021.  I cut them from the beautiful glitter paper available at Bosskut.  To layer them, I used seed beads between each sparkle and secured them to the wreath with push pins.

For the 4th of July sign, I started by layering the design in Funtime and once I had the look I wanted, I outlined the whole thing.  Then with the charm special effect, I added it to my outline.

I cut the finished outline from 110 lbs cardstock and using a cloud template I made, I used chalk to create a sky look.  For some added protection I applied Mod Podge to the entire cardstock.  Then using the beautiful glitter paper available at Bosskut, I cut out the Star Burst 0951 in various sizes.

I added 4 rhinestones to the 4, because you can never have too much bling on the Fourth of July!!  Using 1/8" 3-D dots, I attached the "Happy 4th of July" sentiment.  Now it's all set to hang each 4th of July!!

While I still have quite a few patriotic holidays to account for, I was able to get a Service Flag and Yellow Ribbon completed.

My Service Flag I made sure to make the stars removable.  I have 2 brothers currently serving in the United States Air Force and my dearest husband serves in the United States Army.  From time to time there's a multiple of deployments and I wanted to be able to represent each loved person during their deployment.  The Service Flag is simply put together with basic shapes and a ribbon secured to it with brads.

My Yellow Ribbon proudly displays my husband's name and the Army seal.  HOOAH!!  I also used the charm special effect on the ribbon.  :o)

God Bless America!!

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie *´¨)
Bosskut Design Team Member
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