Monday, May 4, 2009

Project Parade - Day 6: It's a Girl Thing!

Hey there Verve Fans!! It's Jen Tapler here with Day 6 of this month's Project Parade. The other Divas have been showing off some pretty amazing projects, huh?

When Jen d. challenged us with this month's "It's a Girl Thing" theme and I still had a Mother's Day Gift to make for my Mother-In-Law, I knew just what I wanted to do - this cute little keepsake photo block and matching card:

I had picked up a wooden block at my local craft store several months ago and hadn't used it yet, but it was begging to be painted and altered for this project!!! So I broke out some Chocolate acrylic paint and gave it a good once-over before covering each side with a piece of printed digi paper from the Hello Mutha, Hello Fatha kit by Libby Weifenbach & Christy Lyle (Sweet Shoppe Designs).

I used the Mother's Day Plain Jane combined with some of the flowers from Because of You on both the card and one side of the block. I added large and small Very Vanilla brads (SU) to the flower centers and popped them up on dimensionals for depth. I sponged the edges of the digi papers and printed the photos in a sepia tone to go with the "shabby" feel of the digi kit I used. And finally, I printed out the dates for each of the photos I used, punched them with my Word Window punch (SU), and attached with dimensionals. When it comes to gifts for my Mother-in-Law, I'm pretty much guaranteed a hit as long as it involves photos of my son Dean (her only grandchild)!!

We'd love for you to play along with this theme! Just make a project or card that fits your style and celebrates a woman in your life. It can be any woman ... mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teacher - you get the idea! Then add your project link to the Mr. Linky form IN THIS POST before 8PM Mountain on Thursday, May 14. Two random participants will be chosen and win $25 gift certificates to the Verve Store. Have fun and good luck!