Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Blessed...

Today is my birthday and as you get older, it doesn't seem so important anymore, actually I don't want anymore birthdays, because that means I have to get older. ha But the different things that transpired today really make me realize how blessed I am in my life at this moment. Truly! Blessed with good health, a loving family and husband, beautiful children, blessed with who I am able to be...able to stay home and take care of my girls and not have to deal with working. I wonder some days how I became so lucky? And I get to scrap. For some amazing companies! =)

Speaking of an amazing company and person, I hope you will stop by the Melissa Frances blog and send Melissa your well wishes. She underwent a biopsy for lumps in her nose and eyelid. Please pray for good news. Friday marks her last treatment for her stage 3 breast cancer. To celebrate this wonderful accomplishment, she is having a week-long countdown celebration full of inspiration, encouragement and fun giveaways on the blog! And her giveaways are always awesome.

This is a little project I made for the blog with her 12" metal star. I turned it upside down and covered the inside of the star with some of the gorgeous papers. I distressed the edges and added a few buttons, then filled the nook of the star with moss from the craft store, a chipboard bird/resin flourish for the wing and a resin frame. Everything here is Melissa Frances except the little brad for the bird's eye, some paint on the bird, the moss and a couple of the white buttons. I set it on a grapevine wreath.(Will be in Handmade Magazine, Apr/May 2009.)

I also made a few things with my Pink Paislee goodies recently! This is a little round tin by Die Cuts with a View. The lid opens up and it came with a round accordian album. I took that out and loved the little saying from the Office Lingo set. It says, "This memory is one of a kind and can never be duplicated. Keep it close to your heart." I thought the tin would be perfect for keeping little memories/trinkets of my girls such as their first lost teeth or first hair cuts, etc. All of the papers here are by Pink Paislee and the key and round stamps as well. The post card is Making Memories and beautiful resin frame is Melissa Frances.
(Out for Publication, Paper Trends - Dec. 2008)
Eternal card: Papers are Spring Fling by Pink Paislee and I used the Love Birds mini stamp and the Retro Spring frame stamp with the cute Amy Butler fabric tag I found at Michael's! The key is Melissa Frances.
And last but not least, a round card made with the Office Lingo Paislee Page Overlay by Pink Paislee. I know I made a layout similar to this, but I couldn't help doing a card as well.
Phew! Sorry for the long winded post this evening! (if you are still reading!) Some very bad storms just passed over us and now I can breathe easier, so I'm off to bed to get some shut-eye! G'night! ~Danielle~

26 comments:

Amanda L. said...

Hope your birthday was wonderful!!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

beautiful!

Jenna Franklin said...

I hope you had a beautiful birthday! The new projects sure are! :)

retta519 said...

Happy Birthday, Dani! I hope you enjoyed your day.

As always, your creations are the sweetest.

Dena said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Dani, Queen of all that is Shabby!
Happy Birthday TO YOU!!!!!!!

Girl your projects have once again knocked my freakin socks off.
Hope your day was fabulous!

Sandie said...

Happy Birthday to ya Dani. Hope it was a good one.

You just keep pumpin out all these yummy things........well done......I love them all.

Luv Sandie

Rae said...

Hope you had an amazing birthday! Your projects are incredible, love every little bit of them!

ashlee said...

happy belated birthday....your projects are all beautiful!!!!

that star is just awesome!!

Nat said...

Happy Brithday"!!!! such gorgeous projects!

Raechelle said...

I hope your birthday was amazing! Your projects are once again stunning! I just love how you used the star... it's brilliant!
Love ya girl!
Rae

Danielle said...

I hope that you had an amazing birthday Dani. Live is good, isn't it?! Beautiful projects!

LoRi said...

Your stuff is so amazing! Do you ever get sick of everybody telling you that? LOL. The MF blog is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Hope your birthday was FAB girl!!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday a day late! But I sure hope you had a fabulous day!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us!

Melissa said...

Beautiful work Dani----love those circle cards!
Happy belated birthday!
Melis

dougnat said...

Happy Birthday Dani!!!! and your projects are totally fabulous!!!

Nicole said...

Happy birthday Dani!

Jennifer said...

love your creations!!
Happy Birthday!!

Melonie said...

HAPPY Birthday Dani!!

LOVE the new stuff!!

Scossie Jane said...

Happy Birthday Danielle. Love your creations, I visit often and am never disappointed. TFS.

Anabelle said...

Hope you had a great birthday, Dani. Your MF project is just stunning and you KNOW I love those PP projects. You're such an inspiration!

Molly said...

I hope that you had a wonderful bday, Dani! And your work, just gorgeous, as always! :D

Stine66 said...

WOW NICE BLOG you have. I'll be back for sure.

DeeDee said...

Happy Birthday a few days late....your projects are GORGEOUS!!

Leslie Ashe said...

Happy Belated sweet Dani!! I hope your day was just the BEST! :)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. I know I've said it before but you REALLY inspire me, all the time! HUGS!

Betsy V said...

Beautiful creations Danielle! I hope you had a very happy birthday!! :-)

roree said...

What sweet projects! Hope you had a happy birthday. :) Hugs!