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Febuary/March 365 Days Of Love Project Boxes

Hi All

I am sharing this on both this blog and my musings blog because well it really does fit both.

My project for this year started as 365 Love letters to strangers and has evolved into what I now call 365 days of Love. I did not want to give up on the project for lack of things to write about or to feel pressured to come up with stuff all the time so I have evolved the project to include random acts of art and craft and well to just be whatever I need it to be on the day as such.

So for feb and march I created a wee box of Love, with everything from a Little album, mini paper bag of bath salts to a handmade heart cushion hangy thing.

Anyway here is the finished box:
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the box before it was wrapped with a good view of the Heart cushions that were hand cut out, hand sewn and hand stuffed actually the 23 of these took me a rather long time to complete and I am sure between them and the other things I made more than warrent 2 months project time.

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the 2″ square boxes I made from scratch:

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the 1″ Paper Bags made from one of My fav MFT Dies

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The Love albums that I had to fight with my cuttlebug to cut out (both the letters and album are quickutz)

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The boxes ready to be wrapped:

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and all finished with a Tim Holtz butterfly die cut and a pretty mulberry rosebud

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They also include a turkish delight easter egg as its easter, and some have a small turquoise heart bead in them.

It was a lot of work to get these done, when I thought oooh a box of love for valentines day I had no idea it would take me so long to get them done.

I have to say though that I am really happy they are now complete just have to print a little label for them to say what they are about and give them away ­čÖé

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A recent layout.

So as most of my friends know I have been industriously working on a Design Team entry for the last couple of weeks.

I love the products and range of the person whose DT it is even if their stuff is darn hard to get down under so I spent last year squirrilling away what I could and asking for some as Christmas Presents (sadly did not get)

anyway this layout I like but it felt like I was trying to hard to make it something it wasn’t it just did not flow. I think at some point I will go back and outline the chipboard letters just to make them pop a little more.

This is a photo of my youngest niece Tiana giving me a makeover on Christmas a couple of years ago.

I really like the flowers down the bottom they turned out cute and I do like the layout it just feels a little flat. As I said I was forcing it and trying to hard. Something I know from experience rarely works for me. I need to flow with my work and just play. The best of us forget this sometimes.

Anyway the layout:

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Layouts from ‘the Vault’ Part 1

You know it has been a lot of fun looking back this past week. I can see how far I have come as a scrapbooker, some pages still make me smile because I know how extremely little stash I had to create with and marvel at how well I did. Others make me cringe a little with embarassment like many scrappers when we look back and think I would have done this or that differently.

This first layout is a 6×6 one of my Mother and one of her Brothers my Uncle Bob. I Made this for her 60th birthday album so 5 years ago.

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The next is a page that I made using Rachael Grieg Paper with pics from Florriade. For non Aussies it is a huge flower festival that is on each spring in Canberra and if your ever in Australia it is well worth the effort to visit. You can see that this was when I was first starting out as the page is sparse on embelishments and such.

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This next layout is a little bit of my bearmaking and the process involved. This really was when my stash was very new and I was addicted to Dimensional Magic.

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This is a friend of an ex’s wedding. I really love the elegance of this layout and just how the simple smaller pics at the bottom form a boarder with graphics tape.

Mel and Mark (Cyber Crop)

and for something a little different a surfboard shaped layout I did of my Nieces at the beach. I love the pearlex and marker technique that is used to highlight the butterfies on the paper it takes a little time and patience to do. This was done for a scrapbooking memories masters entry some years ago.

My nieces at play