Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The 22nd Birthday

Hi Everyone,

This week I am the hostess of the Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge at Crafting By Designs. The twist I chose this week is Paper Piecing. I've only created a few items with paper piecing, so I'm challenging myself as well. I hope you hop over to visit and play along with us. Our DT sister, Cindy Leek is gifting a very special prize package from Close To My Heart for one lucky winner.

For my project I decided to something with owls. Owls are my niece's favorite and it was her 22nd birthday yesterday. A perfect handmade gift. I started off by painting (2) 5x7 white artists canvas'. Michael's has pretty good sales on them at times, usually $1.00 each. I drew the owl's faces and wings freehand and cut them from card stock, I used my circle punches for the eyes and the body. The owl's body is made up of 15 circles. I distressed all of the pieces with chocolate brown ink. The cardstock and design paper all came from my huge paper scrap stash.

There is no right or wrong way to make these adorable little owls. They are just so cute and whimsy.

This is my niece with her owl pictures. I call her Sally and have since she was a very little girl, her name is Lauren and she turned 22 yesterday. There are not enough words for me to express how proud I am of her. I can not believe she is 22! Seems like yesterday we were playing with my make up and I was fixing her hair into little pig tails and she was getting combs and brushes stuck in mine. She excelled in school all her life. Lauren was lead trumpet in the band and had a part in every musical during her 4 years in high school. Lauren went to college, was able to graduate a full semester early and was chosen to student teach in Ireland before graduating from college. Now she is a substitute teacher trying for a full time teaching position.

I think she liked her present.

Today I had a very special surprise when I logged onto facebook. Sandi Genovese showcased my Dangle Card on her facebook wall. I watched her scrapbook showgram and made the card. A Mother's Day card for my mom. I posted a pic on her wall over the weekend and today she shared it with all of her fans. I'm so excited!

I'm sorry for such a lengthy blog post. Please stop over Crafting By Designs and play along.
Also, thank you so much for stopping by. Let me know you were here, I love reading your comments.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Sharon! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope to get in on more of the challenges again! I really miss the community we had before the blog! Chatting with everyone was so special!
    My life got crazy busy with one sister's wedding in MD In Dec and another sister moving out here to MN this summer....I'm painting the inside of their house. Will have kids & grand kids home all summer but I'm hoping to carve out some time for CBD!