Saturday, February 23, 2013

Craft it Forward Project

My friend Vicki posted a great little project on Facebook some weeks ago.  It was very simple.  You place a blurb on your Facebook page that says “Craft it Forward:  The first 5 people to comment will receive a handmade gift from me in the next year.   But you must repost this onto your page and craft it forward.”

This week with a snow/sick day combined for the girls I took the opportunity to knock out my five crafts.   If you HAPPEN to be a a personal friend named Donna or Michelle, and you commented on my post that day, you might want to stop reading here so you don’t see your giftie.    I’ll start with the other three and give you both time to GO AWAY.

First up is a project for a friend from our church plant team.   The colors didn’t pick up well in the photo, but the canvas has shades of green ink on it, and then the cardstock has some tangerine around the torn edges with a little rub on in the upper left hand corner.  Meghan is just so bubbly and seems so full of enthusiasm, and this saying just reminds me so much of her.  Although you can’t read it in this photo, hers says:

”Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got.  Love it with passion, because life truly does give back many times over, what you put into it”  ~ Maya Angelou

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The next one is for a friend with several small grandchildren.   I used copper and cinnamon inks on the canvas and then added copper to the edges of the green cardstock. Joyce is always doing something with one of the grandchildren and this just made me think of her.

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Next up is my friend Karen.  She too is a friend from church and a grandmother.  She’s also learning to do some new crafty things like quilting.  She’s making keepsakes for her children and grandchildren.  I used copper and black ink here and added some layering.

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Michelle, GO AWAY NOW!

This one is for Michelle (surprise!)  Michelle is raising two girls and one boy, all very close in age and full of energy..and doing a great job.  She’s one of those moms who takes ordinary days and turns them into precious childhood memories.   I used pink and blue inks, and then layered some pink and blue paper.   The middle says:

“ While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ~ Angela Schwindt

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Donna, WHY are you still here?  You’re as bad as Michelle, now go away.   This little birdie was supposed to be something grand…but it didn’t turn out as I’d planned.  Instead, I used some crimson and copper and black inks and turned it into a magnet for her fridge.  Every morning when she gets her half-n-half from the fridge she’ll see it and know that she is brave, and soaring into her destiny.  The photo doesn’t do it justice, it really is a very lovely piece.  Lindsey said “It looks like Auntie Binkie, it sparkles like her.”

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It’s amazing how a few hours of creativity can produce this….

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1 comment:

michelle jones said...

Love it!!!!!!