Friday, November 21, 2008

All the trimmings...

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. I've been thinking about everything I'm thankful for lately and how lucky I truly am! Isn't it true that the things you struggle the most with and work the hardest for, you are truly the most appreciative for?

The other night, as I was laying down with my 3 year old to get her to go to sleep, I was rubbing her back as always...my arm got tired after some time and I stopped. A second later, I heard, "good job, mommy, good job" in a little whisper. So cute! My heart just swelled and it's moments like that that are so precious to me. Yesterday she told me I was a special momma. ha! I feel so blessed to be able to stay home with my girls and take care of them myself. And thankful for my husband for supporting that too.

Anyway, onto a project that I made recently for the Melissa Frances blog. It's a 10" pillow box that I found at AC Moore in the gift wrapping section. I covered it with Ramona and Hazel paper, added a sticker and rub on saying and some Wright's lace. The swirl is a wooden applique that I found also at the craft store, which I lightly painted with copper paint. The ends are not covered, so they still open and close to add goodies inside.
Melissa Frances is coming out with a new line for CHA this year unlike the lines they've done before! I can't wait to see it myself!

I'm currently working on another mini album for Right At Home Scrapbooking...will post a link when it's ready for purchase. Here is a pic of the cover.

27 comments:

Kandis Smith said...

these are so cute!! Love the buttons!

evafromca said...

Ohhh...I love these creations...gorgeous colors and I so love the way you stitched on the card to make the buttons look like hanging ornaments....very creative!!! Love it!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a gorgeous looking mini, Dani! I LOVE the button ornaments. You do such beautiful things! Love your pillow box, too. Can't wait to see what MF has coming up with her new lines!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Beuatiful mini dani!! I have been sooooo in love with creative cafe lately!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us!! Char

Leigh said...

Gorgeous, as alway, Dani!
I love the story you shared about you & your dd-- one of the reasons that I scrapbook is so I can remember moments like that. If I scrap them, then I remember them. If I don't, I forget.

croppin-chick said...

You are so stinkin talented! Love what you do! You make me smile :)

Renee Lamb said...

Love the story of you little girl Dani! so very precious! Your creations are beautiful and put me in awe every time. I love the cover of that mini! I hope you have a fabulous Turkey day!

Michelle said...

I just love the stitiching on your album!

rae said...

gorgeous work dani!

Marlou said...

awww, these are beautiful Danielle, love your projects :) enjoy your weekend :) x

Suzy said...

Love the button ornaments!

Dani -- so true that the things in life we struggle with the most -- we tend to appreciate the most. At least for me, that is how my life has gone and contiues to go. And the struggling isn't always a bad thing. The struggling 'makes' me practice being quiet, making choices that are not impact me but others also. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Penny B. said...

Danielle...
I love your blog header...gorgeous!
Second, Christmas music already?? Ack...it only reminds me how much I need to do yet! :)

Sherri said...

that blessing box is so darling! I like the fa la la too:)

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Happay said...

Happy Thanksgiving, happy holidays!

Amber said...

Love your creations Danielle, you are one of the most inspiring crafters I know. Got a little surprise for you on my blog - check it out.

~Sasha Farina~ said...

you have magic my girl... MAGIC!

Staci said...

You are so good, my friend!! That pillow box is just gorgeous, and your mini looks amazing! I love what you did with the buttons and the stitching!!

~Nancy~ said...

Oh yeah.. you did it again!! Wow.. these are awesome girlie!!! The pillow box is such a great idea!! XOXO

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

OH! Beautiful creations as always Danielle!!! I have some info about the chipboard hearts from Heidi swapp on my blog ;)

Annette said...

Beautiful pillowbox and love the mini scrapbook. What a precious little girl you have, you are truly blessed!

Tina said...

Well a minute ago I couldn't leave you a message LOL!

Anywho....I love those moments that just warm our hearts. It makes you so proud to be a "special mama" huh Danielle?? :)

Your work is as gorgeous as ever!!

Anonymous said...

SUPER Christmas songs!!& blog !- isia111-Poland

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Just as fabulous as ever Danielle. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, loving your projects! That pillow would be just unbelievable to receive!

SmilynStef said...

Love those button ornament elements ... what a clever idea.

paulien710 said...

awwww, it would melt anyone's heart, hearing those words!!!!!

Love the box and the cover....
TFS