Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pat's Saturday Night Challenge





I have seen the other entries and they are all very good.

Mine comes from a template I printed off the computer. I wanted a small box for the gift, but wanted to incorporate Mother's Day into it all at the same time. My mother is getting older, and family is the most important thing to her, she worries about us three girls and our children so much. I thought this little box is something she could sit beside her chair and just pick it up and turn it over and over to see all her "girls" I hope she enjoys it.

This was a very easy and quick template to work with. I will definitely use it again. you can make it very elegant, or simply with the choice of papers and embellishment.

Yesterday would have been my father's 85th birthday. I was always a "daddy's girl". Yesterday was a bittersweet day. I have so many wonderful memories of him.

6 comments:

karen c. said...

Shelia, I would like to know the construction of this picture gift box. It looks so neat and you would never know it was handmade. Your mom is looking good.

Robyn said...

Shelia- Very pretty! Did you get the template from a website? If so, please share! I'd love to make one of these!
-Robyn

Anonymous said...

what a thoughtful mothers day gift, so pretty I know your mother will enjoy it. As we get older pictures of our children and grand children mean more and more, good job Shelia!*

Pat said...

Very pretty. Love the idea of the pictures on the sides of it.

Corina said...

so pretty! Very sweet!

Jen D. said...

Oh what a beautiful box and what a thoughtful gift. I'm sure your mother loved it. Love how you made the box into a "scrapbook" for her.