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Memory Keepers

Hi Friends,

A quick post today to share with you a "Memory Keeper" which I made for my grandpa.
I wanted to make something for him which would bring back all the memories of his children and grand children through all these years. Not an album of course because its too common. So i came up with the idea of this - Memory Keepers!

These are basically tags on a ring binder. They have photographs on one side and beautiful and loving family quotes on the other. They are easy to store - Bedside table , Glass Cupboards , near your book shelf ! Very handy and a constant reminder that there are many people whose thought you fill and prayers you are a part of.

I made them on colorful surfaces on one side and a plain surface on the other . Held them together with a binder and lo - its done!

Hugs and Cheers!

Happy Birthday - Napkin fold card!

Hello Friends,

2nd post of the day!

Special fold cards always inspire me to try them . Tri-shutter was the first one and now this. Here I would like to share the Napkin Fold card which I made for a friends birthday. My better half and me were in a dilemma about what to gift our friend and my husband finally suggested - handmade it should be!
So the search for the proper card type began and after surfing the net for Special Fold Cards, I came upon this. Its quite simple but when layered with beautiful coordinating and contrasting colors , it looks almost magical. Also since it was supposed to be made for a guy we kept the colors and shape to be - blue and geometric. So nothing explicit but totally masculine!

I have used pearls here to embellish the corners and some pretty patterned paper to cover the cross sections.The center part has a background image stamped in it which reads Happy Birthday. I have added 2 corners to it too.

The card is held together with a band which has a sentiment written on it - Happy Birthday. It is tied together with a flurry of colorful ribbons. Our friend really liked it :)

Hope you had a good time going through the pics.

Entering it into the following Challenge(s) :

Dream Valley Challenge - Boys/Men
613 Avenue Create - Challenge 55-  Winter Blues
Hugs and cheers!

Happy New Year 2014 - Desk Calendar!

Dear Readers,

First things first : Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2014 . Hope this year brings to the best of everything - Health, Wealth, Joy and Prosperity :)

Now coming on to the first craft item of the year - 2 desktop calendars! Yes , I made 2 of them - one for my parents and the other for my grandpa They are more or less same with a little difference that the one for my grandpa has larger prints so that he has no difficulty see it. And the one for my parents has pictures and quotes on it too.

Now the calendar has 12 leafs - 1 for each month. Every alternate leaf is the same color and I have incorporate 2 colors here - cream and black. The back stand as such is patterned paper with delicate paper work at the bottom. I made a flap for both the calendars with golden color paper and embellished it withe the sentiment - Happy New Year - which I fuzzy cut.


The calendar as such is on cream background with a flurry of bright colors. But my better half did his bit and added some touches of colorful coordinating glitter so that now it sparkles! Doesn't it look wonderful :)

And then at the bottom of each of the leaf, I have stuck some die cuts to the near end and left some portion hanging. It gives the leaf a good look I would say! Then on the alternate leaves, I have pasted some family pics and on the others, some family quotes, have a look. The leaves have also been embellished with cream color pearls at the sides.And then everything comes together with the help of binders.

Closer look of the shadow work of glitters.

Hope you had a great time going through the pics. Have a great year ahead.

Adding this to the below challenge(s) :

Lulupu Challenge # 23 - Create a Calendar
Moving Along with the times - New Beginnings
Oldie but a Goldie Challenge - New Beginnings - Old Thing Used - Old snaps of my family. Precious! especially the ones in black and white ,they are almost 40 years old, that of my grandparents!

Hugs and Cheers!