April 2, 2009

Live Laugh Love

So the past few days I have been in the mood of all bad moods. It was like someone just sucked all the creativity and inspiration right out of me. Which was a really bad thing since I had not even started on my best friends birthday present and her birthday is today by the way. So yesterday I went and bought the things I needed and was determined to come home and work on it after the boys were in bed. Didn't happen. I had it all planned out that I was going to give it to her in the morning when she came over and then it all went out the window. So I worked on it today and being rushed seemed to make trying to be creative even harder. But in the end I finished it (about an hour ago) and it turned out pretty good I think. She loves it so I guess that's all that really matters. I'm always too critical of my own work.

Anyway, here are the pics. Its a 9x20 shadow box. I used a sheet of cardstock for one of the 12x24 packs of cardstock to cover the background and then cut the branches from Storybook. I cut the words "Live Laugh Love" from Home Accents out of Bazzill Bling card stock. The butterflies are from Indie Art and to make them dimensional I made 2 cuts, the first one regular and the second with the blackout feature. Then I glued them together at the body and folded the wings up on the top layer. I also added glitter (Scribbles paint) to the bodies.I cut the flowers from Plantin Schoolbook and layered them like the butterflies, but offset them so the petals would alternate.


  1. Of course your friend like it!! It's AMAZING! What a wonderful/thoughtful gift for your friend :) I agree with you, we are our own worst critics~that being said, YOU'VE GOT TALENT GIRL!! :)
    I love what you did, I hope your mood picks up and you can get back to what gives you some enjoyment in your day :) Love it!!!!

  2. Beautiful! What a lucky friend you have!!! If you can do that in a bad mood, I can't wait to see what you do in a good mood!!! haha
    Great job!! Love it!