Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I know you all understand what I am talking about...the pride we take in our children. These are mine...Amanda, Riker & Devin. I made this wall hanging thinking I would give it to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. Well...she might not get it. I might take it to work and hang it there instead.

It's made from large rectangular coasters. I think I got them from the local Chili's. They advertise Sam Adams on the back! LOL

So I supposed I need to take you through these one at a time. I will even give you a quick intro of my children.

The first one is my daughter Amanda. She is 17, a sophomore and a Varsity Cheerleader. The flowers are Prima, the ribbon American Crafts, and the little Love charm is from CTMH. The rhinestones on the flowers are Kaiser Craft I believe. All the Gingham Papers are actually digital from Funky Fairy Paper Crafts.

The second one is my son Riker. He's 14, an All Star closing pitcher for his baseball team and has a brown/black belt in karate. He's also a straight A student.

Again, papers are from Funky Fairies, buttons are Doodlebug, ribbon - American Crafts and this little CTMH charm says Cherish.
And last but certainly not least is Devin - he just turned 7. He's definitely a character. He has ADHD but is smart as a whip (when you can get him to sit down and do what he's supposed to! lol) He plays soccer and they tell me he's a natural. Guess I will be going to soccer games a lot in the coming years!

His "coaster" was made from Funky Fairy Gorjuss Gingham papers, American Craft Ribbons, crystal stars and his little charm says Sweet!

And that's my brood!! I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog once again!
Oh wait..I almost forgot - the challenges! How could you think that even though I adore these children and love my wall hanging there wouldn't be a challenge involved somewhere! You should know better than that by now!

This is actually for three:

  • The Verve Project Parade - Celebrate the Women in your life. It doesn't have to be mom - it can be anybody.
  • The Corrosive Challenge - Make something for Mom. Well, like I said - it might end up as a gift for my MIL, but even if I keep it - I'm a Mom too! LOL
  • Cupcake Craft Challenge - 5 different embellisments - so I have ribbons (lots of them too!), charms, crystals, buttons and my Prima flowers!

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog!! I enjoy all the comments you leave me and I appreciate the fact that you take time out of your day!


Sherry - It's A Scrapper's Life! said...

It's a beautiful wall hanging Vicki.. :-) gorgeous

Melissa Craig said...

This is fun!

Thanks for playing!

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive challenges

The Crafty Den said...

Wow what an amazing wall hanging. You should be very proud of yourself. Well done on completing the CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Anonymous said...

girl, that is gorgeous!

-- dalis

Janet said...

wow this is sooooo amazing!!! I would keep it too ;)
hugs and thanks for playing!

Millie said...

I have been looking for a way to make something "scrappy" for the wall that has my girls' pictures!

Caryn said...

This is absolutley GORGEOUS Vicki. I can see why your MiL might never get to see it!! Beautiful work. Thanks for joining in at CCC this week.

Caryn xxx

Stephanie said...

Oh I love this, I would take it to work..LOL! Great job on the challenges and thanks for joining us at CCC this week.. I love your blog header too!

Liza said...

Great wall hanging! Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Ida / Little said...

Beautiful Wall hanging! :) Colors look great! Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week! :)


de said...

I REALLY love this! What a great idea!

Kr├╝mel said...

Amazing! I can understand that you might keep it for yourself...
Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is such a cool project! Absolutely beautiful! I'd have a hard time giving it away, too! :)

Anne said...

This is brilliant - what a lovely idea for Mother's Day.

Thanks for taking the Corrosive Challenge this week!