I noticed in my last posting that I incorrectly quoted the poem I used on my shadowbox die...oops! It reads, "Life Began With Waking Up and Loving My Mother's Face" Isn't that the sweetest??? Sorry about the mistake:) Love ya, Mom!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a chance to use the new 3-D shadowbox dies that talented Vicki Chrisman from Crafty Secrets created. These dies are amazing! There is so much you can do with them and I can't believe Vicki was so sweet to send me a couple along with some digital images from the Crafty Secrets "childhood" images and journal notes book. My head was spinning with ideas to use them but this one was a given!
Although Mothers Day is a bit off, I thought the papers would be perfect for a Mother's Day card. I found a beautiful poem off the internet by George Eliot that I used on the left side. It says, "Happiness is waking up and seeing your Mother's face" What a nice tribute to Mom, wouldn't you say? I'm blessed with the BEST Mom in the world and this couldn't prove it more. I used my two favorite stamp sets from the Crafty Secrets line - "Cherubs" and letters from "Top Hat". You can see more info on the dies (and even an instructional video on Vicki's blog) at
Warning: BE PREPARED TO BE WOWED...lol!!!
If you want to order some of the precut shadowbox dies, you can do so at the Crafty Secrets site -