Friday, January 17, 2014

We Won't Give Up

I've got another simple project to share with you... featuring wedding photos, of course :)

I purchased a multi layered frame from Hobby Lobby when it was half price a bit ago- it's got a great distressed wood finish that I thought would complement some black & white photos nicely.  I've had it sitting with photos in it for a while, trying to decide how to embellish it... then I unpacked a box that had these fabulous wooden letterpress blocks in it!  The tricky part is that there was just one of each letter, so I tried several words and phrases and finally settled on 'Won't Give Up' since it's from our song :)

I added a kraft tag with the 'we' on it so it makes more sense, plus it gave me a spot to add some pretty printed flowers.  I stamped our names & wedding date on kraft as well (though I'm thinking I'll glue the actual wood stamp in this same spot once I'm done using it in my scrapbook!) and added a few kraft heart stickers (also from our wedding invitations).

Don't the wood chips on our front porch complement it nicely?  LOL  Here's a close up:
I thought I'd finish this post off by sharing our song with you!  Brian dedicated this to me early in our relationship and we danced in the rain to it on our wedding day... enjoy!

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Well 2013 was a pretty wild ride for me... I got engaged & married to a man that I'm crazy in love with, closed my business (a LSS I loved having!) of nearly 14 years and made the move from western Canada to the south eastern United States!  There's been many highs and plenty of lows to go with them, but overall I'm feeling incredibly blessed by God and looking forward to all the new things the coming year will bring!
I recently downloaded a devotional app called WORD and each day features a beautiful interpretation of a scripture. This one is a great reminder for a new year! I'm planning to pour my heart into my husband, my new family (including 4 step kids!) and my creative side, hopefully exploring new things and growing closer to my family and God along the way!  If all goes well, I'll even remember to blog along the way...
I apologize for the poor photos here, but I still want to share some of the canvases I made as a gift for each of the kids this Christmas. Here's two of the four that I made:
I used a similar design for all of them, but tried to customizes the colors for each one. It was a fun project that I think they all appreciated!
Here's to a creative 2014!  Hope to see you back here soon!