Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Box Full of Love

Happy New Year!! 2007 is here. So what were your resolutions?
Did you make any? I made the usual, shed some pounds (inhaled the chocolates this year -- Thanks Mom!! :) ) -- with our cruise to the Panama Canal this April (thanks Stampin' Up!!) I need to be in beach wear early than usual; let's see what else... get organized, and my hope is to be in our new home by the end of Spring. If anyone else is building a house, you know how slow of a process it can be. A patience tester (I think I'm failing!! ). OK, onto stamping. I like to make something for my Mom each year that's homemade. Funny as a Mommy myself I LOVE the homemade
gifts my kids make me and it seems that that never changes.
My Mom is 54 (SHHHH!!!) and I'm 32 and she still loves to get
things from me that I've made - I love that! So this year with not much cash to work with I decided to make her this box. I used a stampin' up template from last years catalog, but any box could be used. I covered it with some of our designer papers. One of my favorite color combos is pink/brown, so I pulled out some regal rose & chocolate chip, the leaf is Sahara Sand, and went to work. I used the hodgepodge kit to give it some texture and of course the
oval punches make it so much easier than trying to trace out a
little piece to fit behind the frame. I'm a ribbon lover, so I do step outside SU now & then into my ribbon stash to add :). The one thing I loved about this was the poem, which I found online. Here it is:

This is a very special gift,
that you can never see.
The reason it's so special is,
it's just for you from me.
Whenever you are happy,
or even feeling blue.
You only have to hold this gift
and know I think of you.
You never can unwrap it,
please leave the ribbon tied.
Just hold the box close to your heart,
it's filled with love inside.

Now that the kids are back in school & I'm finally unpacked from holidays I should be back on a bit more regularly. Thanks for checking out my blog, please feel free to look at older posts/photos and drop me a hello in the comments section, I love to hear from you!
Until next time..... keep on stampin'!


Caroline said...

Love it Jennifer! :)

See you in April....

Joy T. said...

I saw your blog at the end of a comment you left on CST and thought I would come and visit. Love your blog, lots of great things to help a newbie stamper like me.

Wife2TJ said...

That is so cute!!! You did such a wonderful job. You'll have to post a tutorial on how to make one. Great job!