I'm hosting a Charm swap over atMy Scrap Room .These are the type of charms you add to a mini scrapbook. So they are usually longer than usual. The ladies that joined will be getting a bonus set from me. Thanks for looking. (sign ups are now closed)
Made this cute little banner yesterday over at Deb's. The week before I had started cutting it out for a surprise project. But we went to the post office to mail out our charm swaps that are going to Canada. And then some shopping for art supplies instead. So since it was ready to put together I brought it over to do. Well another friend was in need of a lift. So nothing like some Art therapy to help get you through what ever it is we are dealing with. So we (mostly Deb) cut out all the elements so she could make one too.
Even with a Pizza ( Thanks Steve!) and coffee breaks provided by Debra of It's All Good. We were all excited that we actually finished it in one afternoon. Great to see everyone's own spin on the same idea.
Check out her blog to see a similar yet different banner. And everyone's mood was made better for listening sharing caring and creating. So if you are feeling a little down may I suggest a little Art therapy and go "Create" something. (smile)
(I'm pretty sure she has beat me to the posting of this project..I have yet to check for myself.)
Supplies I used:
Old Sizzix original banner die, Tim Holtz paper rosette sizzlet strip die, Laundry line paper, ribbons, beading, Tattered Angels glimmer mists, tiny paper roses, small eyelets, distress inks, Thickers Alphabet, Martha Stewart glitter, and Hemp cord.
Well, my artistic friendDebra Abelhas these amazing tag dies she recently got on eBay. I cut out a few when I was over visiting recently. They are 4" x 10". You'll have to go over and visit her blog to see the two winter tags she recently did. Gorgeous! I only got one of the two I had planned done today. Thanks for the nudge Deb.
Perhaps there is someone that you know is dealing with a form of cancer. We just found out a dear friend of my Mom and our family has just been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. I used to baby sit for her when I was younger. She is such a lovely person. Canceris such a strange cell. A person can go along for years in remission and then one day it pops its ugly head up again. If I could count on one hand those I know personally that have been affected by cancer that would be too much. How sad is it that I need more than two hands. Another friend of mine just went through weeks of uncertainty if her son's cancer had returned. But they just received some good news that it had not. Perhaps you could say a prayer for those you know and even for those you don't know to endure this difficult time for them and their family and friends. Since cancer is a very personal battle, a strong faith can help. Prayer, our avenue of communication with God, can have a very calming influence. As the Bible states: “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6, 7. We look forward to when God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” —Revelation 21:3, 4 Under God’s Kingdom rule, cancer, along with all other scourges, will be eliminated.