Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Be Inspired #80- Shadow Boxes

My project was made with donated items from Provo Craft: Cuttlebug embossing folders Moroccan Screen and Spots & Dots and Cuttlebug dies Flower and Hearts. Thank you, Provo Craft!

Our weekly Be Inspired challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge blog is Shadow Boxes. Make a card or project, and use Provo Craft items to create it. I have to admit that I had some anxiety over this challenge, but I am so glad I participated. I purchased the 7 Gypsies photo tray last week from ACMoore. The papers are all BasicGrey Granola. I also used Bazzill primas, a Sizzix die (braces), some SU dies (top note and fancy label), SU ovals & word window punches, Making Memories rub-on sentiments and jelly sticker, and it takes two name stickers.

The guy in the top left pic is my f-i-l. His birthday is May 1st, and I never know what to give him, other than pictures of his favorite girls. I can't wait to give this to him this year.

I love the picture in the bottom left corner of Kathryn. She looks so grown up! She already looks like an 8yo *sigh*. Speaking of growing up, Kathryn has her front adult teeth. A year ago, she had a big gap there. This past weekend Julia lost one of her top front baby teeth. Some people at school call her "Little Julia." She is a little shorter than Kathyrn, but she is average height for her age. I think it is because she is one of the few second graders with baby teeth. Now she is going to look like a big girl too :(

I hope you will make a shadow box card or project. They are really fun to make. Choose your photos and papers, then just add bits & bobs from your stash. Fun!

13 comments:

Terrie B x said...

Hi June I love love your shadow box..what a beautiufl gift to give!!!Your FIL will treasure it....
Gorgeous Girls TFI
Have a lovely Thursday my `friend`:)xxx

Sandee said...

Oh June this is soooo cute!!!! I just love seeing the photos and your decorations and details are perfect!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Lovin' the shadow box June. Hope I get to see it IRL. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment---means so much when a fellow blogger does that for sure ;)

Yes, you will see the copper card IRL.............d

Shantaie said...

I almost got this frame while I was in Kentucky...but had already started my shadow box {nut was easily distracted} :)
Love the sweet smiley photos of the girls, I bet your FIL will flip for this!!

Kay said...

June, this is so special! Your FIL will be beyond thrilled when he receives it and I know he will cherish it! My mom made a shadow box with this photo tray, too and I absolutely love it! Now I need to make one. :o) Your girls are beautiful! ♥♥ Kay

Silli said...

Hi dear June, your OL is perfect. I love your choice of papers and the colors... The pictures are sooo cute!!! Love it! Hope, you have a wonderful day...

lauren said...

oh ♥WOW♥ june what a show-stopping project!!! dh/DH/sr is going to FLIIIIIIIIIIIIP when he receives this!!! (also, i think you should be prepared to produce a 2nd one in case YOUR mom is readin' your blog...lest family-based civil war erupt!!!)

i love the way you've placed the photos perfectly to move our eye around the composition... (and WHAT PHOTOS they are, btw!!!) ...i love that the BG papers are masculine enough for an f-i-l gift but don't overpower the little girl pics...

ok, i ♥love♥ EVERYTHING about this, actually! SUPERB!!!

Windy Hills said...

This is a beautiful gift and presentation of your precious girls. I know your f-i-l will cherish this.

Kard Queen said...

Great job! Your girls are growing up so fast. Kathryn and Julia look like sweet young ladies.

Deb said...

Oh June, this is really sweet!! Lovely keepsake of your girls :-)

2muchpaper said...

Everything about this is beautiful. Another great job; the girls are sweet young ladies.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW June - you've done a fabulous job with this challenge! The finished project is gorgeous!!

Julie M said...

Wow, June - that is a fab present - a real keepsake - your FiL will be so happy to receive it. I've just looked over your past few posts - some gorgeous cards (mmmmm, Origins!!), but my favourite things have to be Julia and Kathryn's t-shirts - aren't they delighted with themselves modelling them!!!

Julie xx