Charlie Chaplin Cigar Box

Good morning my friends & Welcome Visitors,

Today I would like to show you a cigar box that I made as a gift for my friend Trish's birthday.  I made this last March, gave it to Trish and never remembered to blog it!  So better late than never I guess.  Trish is a huge Silent Film buff and she also likes sewing so I decided to combine these two loves into a gift for her.

Here is the top of the box.  I used a star die cut from the Silhouette store and heat embossed it to make it  shiny.  I also got the film strip die cut from the Silhouette store.  The Charlie Chaplin is a reproduction post card from e-bay; the initial charms are from Tim Holtz. 

Some Tim Holtz and film strip from the Silhouette store decorate the side.  I heat embossed the film strip to make it stand out.

I decorated the inside top of the box with more Charlie and some other stamps that are significant to Trish, then filled the box with antique buttons from 3GirlJam.  

I am entering this box into the following challenges: - Anything But A Card - Anything But A Card (five film strips and 5..buttons?) - HIMCR- #163 Freestyle - Anything Goes!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!


Some RAK from a friend!

Hello My Friends and Welcome Visitors,

I received a package in the mail yesterday...I LOVE unexpected packages!  It was from my blogging buddy Diana at D.L Art she sent me some RAK (random act of kindness) and it surely did brighten my day!

It is a card and a little owl timer!  This is what is so strange...I was complaining to my husband that I am spending WAY too much time on Facebook...I am addicted.  He suggested that I get a timer, set it, and only stay on face book until the timer goes off!  Isn't it strange that Diana sent me exactly what I needed?  She also told me that "I could use the card" send it to someone else! way!  Someday I will be telling people when you are famous.."yes, that is an original Diana Larson." 

This is where your card is going to stay.

Now, you know I have to pass this kindness on.  I have a bloggy friend in mind.  She has been dealing with a lot of family stress and I know a surprise is just what she needs!  Diana, I saved your RAK box and I will send it to her in that.

Thanks for stopping by my friends!  I hope you are having a happy weekend! 


A Card For My Sister

Hello my Friends!  Welcome Visitors,

The next few weeks we enter a period of time where my sister Cathy and I are the same age.  In my big family of 14 children; we are only eleven months apart in age.  We both have a memory of swinging on a teeter-totter on the swing set and singing "I'm two and you're two and we're both two."  Um now the song would start I'm 56 and your 56...not as fun.

When I was about ten years old; I overheard my mom telling a neighbor that she was really enjoying raising "these two girls".  She was talking about me & Cathy.  It seemed like such a strange thing to say since she had seven children before we were born.  I asked her about it later and she said that she was always under pressure to have boys.  Now she had two boys, she could relax and enjoy her little girls.  When I look back it seems that we were very pleasant little girls to raise.  We had a huge fantasy life.  We could start playing with our dolls and in minutes have the entire "fantasy doll world planned out" and then go play it for hours.  We played "house", we both were voracious (and still are) readers.  We would go for these really long bike rides. We kept our parts of the room clean, we were tidy and kept our things tidy.  We were just two little girls that never seemed to get bored.

So here is my card for Cathy.  I saw this digital stamp on A Day For Daises months ago.  I got it and colored it months ago.  Sadly, I didn't make it into a card then...I didn't know I would be swept up into all of these health problems that will now make me have to send this card late.

I wanted the card to have a very soft "olden times" look.  I tore the paper so that it looks like torn wallpaper.  I added lace from 3girljam and a crochet flower.  

Here is a close-up of the digital stamp.

I don't know if you can tell in the close up that I embossed the paper to make it look even older. I chalked around the edges to make it soft and I added some skittles for fun.  I really enjoyed making this card and remembering all those long ago days with my sister.  Happy Birthday Cathy!  I hope one day we sing...I'm 92 and you're 92....

I am entering this card into the following challenges: - Happy Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate all of your comments!


Whoo has School?

Hello My Friends and Welcome Visitors,

Here is a first day of school card I made for a little friend.

This was very fun to make.  The owl svg file actually came with eyes, but I drew them on with copic markers because all owls look woogy eyed to me and my little gal pal giggles when I draw them that way.

I am entering this card into the following challenges - Anything Goes - Back To School - Back To School

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!