Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Thursday, September 9, 2010

WOW! I hadn't realized how long it's been since my last post! The start of the school year is so hectic and I have only 1 child!  I don't know how you mothers of multiples do it.  Greg works nights so I pick Jordan up from the after school program, fix dinner, go over homework, try to fit in time to read with him and before I know it it's bedtime....for both of us!

I have a little project to share with you.  I love easel cards and now love the one's with the drawers.  This one has 4 little drawers and I've made it for a friend of Jordan's.  She and her twin brother will be 8 and the party is Saturday so I've made this in the colors of her room and will get some girly-girl stuff for the little drawers-earrings and such.  My card portion uses the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge.

I love making things for little girls and seldom get the chance.  I hope she doesn't think it's too frilly, lol. Here's a few more photos so you can take it all in, hahaha.  I'm very happy with the outcome-this is my 1st attempt at the little drawers and they are so easy.

I have to give kudos to Kristine who provided a wonderful tutorial on her blog for this design! Her directions are super easy to follow and the drawers come together in no time!  You can find her tutorial here.

Sketch Saturday:  the sketch
Stamptacular Sunday:  distress it
Stampin for the weekend: shabby or vintage
Stamp Something:  something cute
FabNFunky: whateva
Wild Orchid:  pearls & pins (and of course these gorgeous flowers)

Thanks for taking at peek!


Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Janice, Such a wonderful project! I am certain this little girl will just love it, imagine her hiding little treasures in those little drawers! How cute. Colors and papers are bright and joyful, love all the details: pins, the swirl, pearls. So feminine. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and hope to see you again soon.

Sprytebyrd said...

This is just lovely, Janice! Such great detail and beautiful colors! You've really put a lot of thought into this gift and it shows! She's sure to love it!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Tonje said...

Wow! That is such a beautiful box with drawers. So nicely decorated and such sweet colors you have made.

Kim said...

Janice this is gorgeous hun! What a lovely card/box creation!!! This is going to surly be treasured!! Absolutely stunning hun! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Emma H said...

Neat, a card and a trinket box all in one! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is so pretty and so dang clever! Great Job! You really should consider entering some of your pretty projects over at Papercraft Star. It's a unique challenge blog that allow participants and the public to vote on their favorites, the challenges are posted way in advance to give you plenty of time to get your projects ready and you can win prizes too!

Mummylade said...

What fantastic work! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

Annika said...

Such a gorgeous project with amazing details. Never seen that made before - so cute!! Thanks for joining us at SFTW for our vintage challenge! :)

Kianel said...

Gorgeous creation,
love from France, Kianel.