Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Family time

Hello Everyone,

Hope we are all well. I am doing fine. I wanted to share a project with you that I just finished and to tell you the story behind it all.

Let me start by saying that I made this for my mother in law's sister (Marie). My mother in law has cancer and has been in and out of chemotherapy for two years. That means every week she needed  a ride to chemo and back. Well her sister and her sister's friend volunteered to go with her on most weeks. I would drop her off and they would meet her there, stay with her for however long it took, which was usually 2-3 hours and then take her out for lunch or coffee and drive her home.

We appreciated this so much I wanted to make her something special, so a couple of weekends ago we went as a family to New Hampshire and had a great time. I took a ton of pictures thinking I would make something with them. I have a xmas wall hanging that I made at my favorite craft store that Marie loves so I used that as the inspiration and came up with this.




Ironically the title at the top I just happen to have and while we were away Marie made a toast that said to Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow! So how could I not incorporate that into this wall hanging.

The frame I got at Michael's on clearance (sweet). The paper is Graphic 45 A Place in Time. It is hard to tell but I used a lot of 3M foam tape to add layers and dimension to the picture.  The leaves on the top are wood that I used gold embossing powder on and the leaves on the bottom are a die. The flowers are Prima

I am giving it to her this weekend, hopefully she will like it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls challenge:  Leaves

5 comments:

Wishcraft said...

Such a lovely idea and it looks beautiful :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely Kim and what a great idea. Judy x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is such a wonderful keepsake, which I am sure the family will treasure.
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Melina said...

Wow! Great framed art! Beautiful :)

Stephanie Eaken said...

Very beautiful project! Thanks for sharing it w/ us at SGC!