Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Gift Set!

Here is a gift I made for my sweet little friend, whose mom asked me to be with her in the delivery room while she was being born. I must say, that was quite an honor!

And, now, little Paris is 4 years old -- hard to believe!!! Her birthday was today, and this is what I gave her to show her how special she is...
This tin is one of the mini-CD tins I got from eclectic Paperie ( a while back. It was the PERFECT size for what I was planning to put into it! All I had to do was remove the innards, add a pretty designer paper to the top & Bottom, and embellish!
The background designer paper is by Fancy Pants. The flowers are Prima. Everything else is by Stampin' Up!
I clear-embossed the bird image twice, using Old Olive Craft Ink and Glassy Glaze embossing powder. This gave it a great dimensional look that I couldn't help but touch all the time! LOL!!!
This next picture is the tin opened. I cut some quilt batting to fit the top and bottom of the tin, and used Monoadhesive to stick it down.
I also made a little insert, to be used as the birthday greeting "card." It sits on top of the gift.

If you flip the insert over, it looks like this. The ribbon holds the accordion-folded note closed.
Underneath, is a bracelet and earring set I made for her. They fit so nicely -- like they were intended to be there all along!
Since garnet is the birthstone for January, I HAD to use it for this set. The other beads are gold-plate. Kind of a "regal" combination, don't you think?
Paris let me put her bracelet on her wrist today and it looked so sweet on her!
And, here is the complete set. Hope you like it -- I was was very happy with how it came out!
Thanks for looking!

Quick Update!


It's time for me to get back into my blogging... It's been suffering terribly from neglect, but I hope to rectify that from here on out.

Before I start posting projects, though, I want to share that my family and I will NOT be moving away from here anytime in the forseeable future. That's right... Due to the current economy and the tech industry, the Singapore Project is, for all intents and purposes, dead. We will not be moving overseas, as far as we know. Bummer for us, since we won't have the cool experience of expatriation and being able to check out so many different countries within a reasonable distance from our home, but that's how it goes. I'm sure God has a plan for all of this. I just wish I knew what it is! LOL!!!

So, that's the big news from here... Now I get to start posting some fun stuff again!