Friday, May 7, 2010

Look Ma ... NO STAMPS!!

I just had to share this project with you, as I am SOOO excited with how it turned out! (Even though there isn't a SINGLE stamped image ANYwhere on it!!)

Many of you know that I recently helped my mom move from her house (can you say 40 years' worth of STUFF??!!??) to a beautiful condo only a couple of minutes from my house (hooray!). In the process, I found a lot JUNK, but I also found several little treasures ... among them were my grandmother's button jars (full of sooo many wonderful keepsakes) and a jar that had a dried rose from my grandmother's casket).

The rose was VERY delicate. In fact, it was nothing but a pile of petals and leaves. I bought some high gloss spray stuff (made by Krylon) and sprayed some of the petals and leaves. They are still REALLY fragile, but at least I was able to handle them a little bit. So, what you see here is a photo of my grandparents surrounding by Grandma's buttons/treasures and some of her rose petals and leaves. This is all put together in a box frame, which I opened to take this photo because of the glare I kept getting from the glass.

The best part? I now have something special and meaningful to give my mom for Mother's Day ... I'm SO excited!! Smiley from millan.net

And ... by the way ... I have not only found my video camera, BUT I have also found my AC adapter so that I was able to plug it in and charge it. Soooo .... yesterday I went and bought an SD card to use in it, so now I am ready to go to make a video tutorial for y'all on the black magic technique ... it should be up in the next couple of days, if I can finish the rest of my Mother's Day projects!!

Hugs to All!!

13 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Wendy this is awesome you have done a wonderful job with those fantastic bits and bobs. It must have felt great to have found such treasures and beautiful gift for your mum.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a wonderful treasure and I'm sure your mom will be thrilled with your thoughtfulness. I had to laugh as I read that you found your camera and cord. I signed up for a video class and realized that I can't find the adapter that charges the batteries OR the AC adapter. *sigh* Sounds like we have the same problem except you've solved your problem! Have a great weekend, and Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

That box is just incredible. WOW...it doesn't need stamps! What a beautiful keepsake for your Mom! G/J

Sassy Scrapin' said...

This STUNNING! Your Mother will be so surprised! What a treasured gift! Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

What an amazingly thoughtful and meaningful gift! You rock! -Mary R.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What an awesome Mother's Day gift, Wendy! A real treasure!!!

Jan Castle said...

What an absolute TREASURE! Good for you....be sure to take pictures of your Mother's reaction!!!!
Jan

Betty Neville said...

What a wonderful gift for your Mom - you've made it so special! I'm sure she'll treasure it!

Mickie said...

What a treasure, if fact in will probably become an heirloom in your family. Great job.

TN Granny said...

Wendy,
This is beautiful and I'm sure your Mom will adore and treasure it. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Stampin Hugs,
Jeanine
www.blstamper.blogspot.com

Shawna said...

Wendy, your project is just gorgeous! Your mom will love it!!

Sharri C said...

Wendy, You have given me a wonderful idea....I too have inherited my grandmother's button collection and I have separated them out into several large jars according to color. Thanks for sharing. Sharri C

Laurie Zoellmer said...

This is just beautiful, I'm sure your mom will LOVE it!!! Nicely done ;)