Friday, May 23, 2014

The Document Life Project - Week 21

Wow we are already in week 21 of 52 week of 2014.  Where does the time go?  During this terrible winter with all the cold snowy weather I couldn't wait until Spring.  Now it has come and almost gone before I realized it.  Seems like Winter was forever and Spring was just a couple of weeks.

The challenge for Week 21:  Add embroidery or embroidery floss to your page.

I don't have embroidery floss in my stash.  I didn't really want to buy it either so I used some Baker's twine that I had.  I cut out some wings with my new Sizzix Big Shot machine.  I stamped the girl image with Stayz- On black ink and "sewed" the wings on after I colored her with colored pencils.

I made the circles using the tutorial from one of the other lovely ladies on the Facebook page for DLP. If I can find it I will add it to my next post.   The little flowers came in some extra bits I got with the new stamps in the mail.  The word Love was also from the extra bits and I added two stitched love knots to it after gluing it to the page.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Documented Life Project Weeks 19 and 20

DLP Week 19

Challenge: Document a Random Acts of Kindness from you.

I chose not to document a specific act but to work with the words Random-Act-Kindness

I cut those specific words with their definition out of an old dictionary.

DLP Week 20

Challenge: Use a rubber stamp in a new way.

This week my son, Joe, graduated from Marshall University with his Master of Science degree in Information Management.  I am so very proud of him.  So I wanted to incorporate a photo of him in his cap and gown.  I cut a heart from a piece of paper and used a rubber stamp of wood grain to stamp into the negative space.  Then I used Dylusions inks around the heart to color my background.  I added his photo into the heart.
I thought the stamped sentiment appropriate because he took all his classes for this degree while getting married, buying a new home and having a new baby.  

Sometimes he would ask me if it would be worth the pain of taking classes during all this and I told him to just keep going it definitely would be worth it in the end.

Here is the graduation card I made him:
Again, I am a proud mamma.
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