Monday, July 4, 2011

A Special Day is Coming Soon

The Fourth of July weekend is always so special to me.  My dad's birthday is the 9th, and every year my entire family gets together for the holiday weekend and this year I got to spend extra time with my daddy.  Each year I contemplate on what to give the most important man in my life for his day and I always fall short on how to show him just how much I love him. 

I've been in my room for the last two days, designing a personal gift of love.  Since, I don't officially celebrate his birthday until that day, I still have time to visit my local Micheal's to pick up this real cool scrapbook page holder I saw on Saturday morning that gave me the idea for this gift.  Its a framed box that you place your page in and hangs on the wall.  As soon as I'm done posting this, I'm off to the store.

Preparation, WOW, that's a lot of stuff to sort through.  All products used are BoBunny, Tim Holtz Collections, Ranger products and an assortment of beads, charms and ribbon. 
If you asked what it is that I love the most about my craft room it has to be the open space.  When I designed this room I purposely wrapped the walls with cabinets and shelves to leave the center of the room open, now showing you my claustrophobic issue.......but, when I need that extra space for larger projects, I can bring out my trusty folding table and cover it with all those goodies I've been hording.

I found this sheet of stickers at a craft store in Orlando that I went to on Friday with my friend Annette.  What a fun store and a great ride over with a friend.  Its always fun to see what each other finds and what they are going to do with all their stuff, especially if its Tim's stuff!  If you click on the picture you can see the grunge board dies that I embossed and distressed with stickles.

Chunky charms, what??? I had never heard of them until a few months ago when my friend DiAnn entered in a swap.  Oh my, a new thing, another reason to buy more stuff, now letting you in on my shopaholic issue.....I was a little nervous about trying something new, along with doing a scrapbook page layout, but it was so much fun.  I have been collecting these trinkets and whatnot's and until now, had no idea what I was going to do with all this stuff.  I'm sure I will be doing more chunky charms soon!  Can you see the tiny little picture frame near the top of the chunky charm?  That's me on my tricycle.

 I'm in heaven, Prima flowers, stickles, paint daubers, black and white photos and more.

 I can't wait to get back from Micheal's and finish.  Now, I can only hope that I can wait until next weekend to give this to my daddy.

Back from Micheal's where I found this T-Shirt display box for $9.99 on sale 40% off, plus I had coupon for an additional 20% off, what a deal.  


  1. Wow Tamra! That is an amazing gift for your dad. I love the cluster and all those lovely trinkets and flowers and such. Gives me tingles inside.

  2. This is gorgeous!! What a great gift! Love the charms you added.


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