Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine Treats

Okay, here goes......... my first blog showing a project. I had a request for some valentine treats for my friends children for them to take to school. When making 52 items I try to cut cost as much as possible. The following project turned out costing about .65 cents to make. The tins used were ordered from a Party Favor store online costing .38 cents each and measuring 2 inches in diameter and have a clear top lid.

I covered the top and bottom portion of the tin with ribbon using tacky tape. I placed a heart with a rub -on and gems on the top using a pop dot. On the inside of the tin I placed a stamped image from Nicole's PaperTreyink stamps to hide the pop dot from the inside. After trying many, many, many items inside I finally decided I liked the look of the Hershey kisses arranged to look like a flower. This was a very inexpensive project that was quick and easy. I hope the kids at school and daycare enjoy their treats. Sorry about the awkwardness of this layout and photos..... I haven't quite mastered the art of blog posting yet!

Items used: Marvey Scalloped Heart Punch, Quickutz Icing Rub-on (Hearts), PaperTreyink stamps (Sweet Love) Palette Inks (L'Amore Red and Noir Black), Provo Craft Tacky Tape, Paper Studio gems, American Crafts Ribbon and other offray from Hobby Lobby.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Today is a difficult day. One year ago today I lost my step-son Chad to suicide. The memories came flooding back this morning and my heart is all broken up inside. Chad was 36 years old when depression got the best of him. He lived with his mom and step-dad so we did not see him often. Chad had spent several weeks with us over the summer though and we had such a good time. He fished, rode 4-wheelers, watched movies and just talked with his dad and I; we laughed the entire time, he was always clowning around (as you can see by the photo). Chad had a way of always bringing a smile your face, even during the most difficult times. He had such a good heart. He struggled off and on with depression throughout his adult life and gave into it on February 5, 2007 -- Rest in Peace Chad. If you know anyone who suffers from depression, no matter had small or how severe, be there for them, tell them you love them and most of all pray for them. Be a friend -- you never know when you might be saving a life.