Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Faith To Lead You

Hi All!  I've got something a little different for you today...I'm trying something new so it's not actually a card and there's no coloring- shocking I know!  A long time ago I picked up a magnetic frame secondhand from someone who just didn't want it anymore.  I tried making an altered art piece out of it by using some magnets and little quote cards...nothing too involved or fancy but I took it to my office as a decoration.  Lots of people started commenting on how much they liked it and one of my co-workers asked if it was something I would ever consider selling.  I told her I could go one better and custom make one for her if she ever wanted.  I searched high and low for something similar to the frame I'd acquired and found something suitable at Archivers- I think it's called a magnetic organizer but it basically looks the same.  Some time went by and my co-worker never actually asked me about making one again so I figured the time had just kind of passed- but then her really dear friend was diagnosed with cancer and suddenly there was a lot of need for encouraging and uplifting cards and gifts.  Now that her friend is finished with her cancer treatment, and has one last surgery, my co-worker asked if I could do something special to mark this wonderful milestone, something that could be a gift for what's to come in the future instead of just getting through right now, and I just new this would be the perfect thing.

Most of the products used are things from my stash- a Tim Holtz ticket, some bling, some flowers and a charm from Michaels.  The little quote, picture card and magnets all came from a set I got at Hallmark about a million years ago and I just distressed the edges on the cards.  Since this is a new type of project for me, and to celebrate a new stage in my co-workers friends life, I figured it would be more than suitable for the challenge over at Craft Us Crazy which is simply 'Something New'.  I hope that this is a gift that will be cherished for a very long time...
I'd like to enter this is the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy- Something New and/or Something with Flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Anything Goes

5 comments:

Deb said...

What a special thing you've made katie!

Cath said...

Just lovely, Katie! :)

Lindsey Wood said...

Gorgeous! You are truly talented!

kim.mom said...

What a BEAUTIFUL project made for an AWESOME reason!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Pretty! Great project!
Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!