Friday, January 11, 2008

¡Celebre con la Alegría!

Celebrating Friendship!



These two pictures show a project that I created for two friends of ours that we hold dear to our hearts! Jack and Sandy have been not only good good friends who have stood with and by us through the 'stuff' life throws you, but they have also prayed with us and for us just about every day. They've been on mission trips with us, laughed with us and cried with us. They are friends of the spirit and those kind of friends are {friends indeed}! We had dinner there last week and I made them this "3D Card". I used a bottle from that new FUZE drink...the bottles are BEAUTIFUL for this type of project! I was inspired by Stampin' Kub's project here, then I started to collect them. The best part was that I didn't cover the edge of the cap...it says "Healthy infuzions"...perfect descriptor for m&m's...don't ya think?? The paper is actually some DP that an SCS stamper sent me as a WishRAK and the letter stamps are Hero Arts acrylics. The sentiment comes from CHF's Kim Hughes collection, Scripty words...my new favorite sentiment set! So much fun to create!

This project is a gift for a friend at work who needs a daily encouragement! I used a butterfly from SU's retired Wonderful Wings set (I am still NEEDING this set...this was another image sent to me by a Wish RAK angel!). It is embossed on only orange CS and then I BLEACHED the inner image of the butterfly! There is a great technique tutorial on bleaching images here. Erika Martin used this image with a bleached card awhile ago, but I couldn't find her entry.

I also used the technique on this card I made this last fall. I was a little less scared with bleaching this time and the image came out a little brighter....I liked it! I then mounted the completed image onto a calendar that I picked up in the American greetings store for $1. It had a butterfly pic on it already, but it was very detailed. I knew this image would look better ;) The background on the calendar itself worked perfectly to complement my idea! I added some Prima flowers and brads to liven it up. What do you think?

How's the weekend going for you? Remember: The Joy of the Lord is your Strength! And having good friends only adds to the Joy! Our God is all about relationships. Celebrate them today!

PS for those SBS9 sisters who are wondering at my blog's name, click here!

Be blessed!

Kim

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful use of the sentiment Kim...that is a really cute bottle!

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  2. I love thoses bottles. They are awesome, great colours.

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  3. I love that bottle - its brilliant...may have to copy that idea,sorry,hope you dont mind :o) xxx

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  4. Simply beautiful! ~ Manna SBS9

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  5. The bottle is so cute! I bet your friends loved it!!

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  6. What a lovely gift ... am sure your good friends really love it
    Debbie
    :-))

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  7. What lovely gifts, I am sure your friends will be thrilled Sue :o)

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  8. all of these altered items are great...but I am wondering...you aren't by any means hinting that m& m's aren't healthy? I thought they were a food group?!?!?!

    bwaahhaahhhahhhahhaha

    sorry - couldn't resist! I have chocolate on the brain today and these bottles were so dang cute!

    Maureen

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  9. OmGosh...Of course they are a food group!! LOL! The cap was PERFECTLY clear that they are healthy! Tee hee!
    Kim

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  10. These are awesome projects Kim - your friends will love them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex
    SBS9

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  11. I like your bottle idea, you really get to know who your friends are as life goes on !!

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  12. Absolutely fabby - really love them. Should make it a goal of mine to do more alterable items.

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  13. What an inspirational blog!

    I also love all the goodies you have made. You certainly have lots of talent!!

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  14. I love the bottle and the calender is Fabulous!! the butterfly is Beautiful!! TFS and entering my blog candy!!

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