Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Project Parade - Day 9

Hi Everyone! Sankari here - and what a wonderful theme we have this month in creating our projects: My Hero! This project could be about anyone you see as a hero, from someone in the service, a family member or a friend. It was a suprisingly difficult theme to do a project for because there are so many people around me who are my heroes - who inspire me to be a better person.

One person who is one of my biggest heroes is one of my bestest friends - she has gone through many challenges recently and has always faced them with such a positive spirt and a smile - always an inspiration. The past few weeks has been a rough one for her and her family and I wanted to create for her something special - and for her never to forget how strong she is and how brave she is as she journeys through this intense time. This quote that Julee has in the stamp set "Blue Skies" completely inspired me to create this project for her: "Courage doesn't always roar, Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow"." What a beautiful quote - and to me this is really what makes someone a hero - that even when life deals you cards that are tough and you want to give up and run away - instead - you quietly face your fears and the present circumstances. Just to be like this requires bravery and courage - and that to me is heroic. And this is how my friend is - every single day - I totally admire and love her to the very core. So I wanted to create for her something special and something that she can look at to remember her strength. I created a little gift set - a card and little magnet diorama - that she can put on her fridge/bulletin board with the "Blue Skies" stamp set:
The magnet diorama was created using a see through favor box from Martha Stewart (the box measures 2-3/4"x 1-1/4"). I covered the box with some Flower Child papers from Bo Bunny and created a little scene for the gorgeous butterfly in this stamp set which I popped up on dimensionals so that it seems like it is fluttering in the summery fields. I stamped and cut out the word "Courage" twice and adhered it to the sides of the box and finished it with a little chipboard, bling and ribbon.
The last step was adding a some strips of magnets to the back.

I created the card using this weeks beautiful Mojo 148 sketch designed by the beautiful Julee :) I simply adore adore adore the notebook stamp in this set, and created a little scalloped border and little chipboard on the bottom. I stamped the smaller butterfly and popped it up on the upper corner and finally added some liquid pearls (of course :)


I can't wait to give this to her - her heart is simply golden and she is simply my hero! I loved making this project for her - because I feel so grateful to have such a best friend who constantly inspires me. Like every stamp set, Julee always creates such gorgeousness and makes it so super easy to create the perfect card for that someone special :)
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As with all of our project parades, there are prizes!!!!

1. Play along with us and link up your new My Hero creation (posted July 12th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE parade post before midnight on July 30th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but we LOVE to see ‘em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our My Hero creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (July 12 ~ July 28) will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!

38 comments:

  1. Great projects, both the card and little box That is a neat idea. Love the bright colors. TFS

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  2. Mary (Happy Now)July 22, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    What a beautiful and meaningful project. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Amazing projects! I love the colors, and the butterfly diorama is absolutely fabulous!

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  4. Breathtaking! And your friend is just as lucky to have you. What an inspiring and generous friend you are. I hope things look up for her soon.

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  5. Fabulously done, Sankiri. I'm sure eyour friend will treasure it.

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  6. Such a beautiful box! The colors and sentiments are great! :)

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  7. This is such a pretty set! When ever I see your creations, they just make me happy!

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  8. love the card and those colors are to cute

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  9. Ijust love the colors you've used. And that is such a great sentiment. I love the Blue Skies set. TFS!

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  10. So beautiful, lovely gift. I always adore your projects Sankari.

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  11. Your projects are very nice. I love the color and all the work you put into them make this a great gift to receive.

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  12. Great project - I love the colors and so many details!

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  13. This is so awe-inspiring. Just moves me beyond words. Peace, Becky Johnson

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  14. fabulous details Sankari, such beautiful vibrant colors!

    enjoy *~*

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  15. Have I told you lately that your DT is the best around? Well, they are!

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  16. AMAZING! Such a sweet and thoughtful gift too! I have a BFF that is like that too! :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Wow! Love the colors you used for your project! Thanks for sharing these great items during the project parade.

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  18. What a beautiful project! I, too, love that sentiment and love the fact that you chose a best friend as your hero!

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  19. All that color! Absolutely amazing!

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  20. Great project and card. Love the colors.

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  21. WOW! I love, love, love this gift set. The diorama is such a stunning idea and the sentiment behind the gift for your friend is so beautiful. I'm sure your friend will love it!

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  22. Such fun and bright colors.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful! What a special gift.

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  24. As always, Sankari, you astound me. Your friend will adore this. The diorama magnet is divine. Love the whole set!

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  25. Oh my goodness... you always come up with the most fabulous projects! I love these beautiful colors... gorgeous card and box.

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  26. I knew immediately that this was your project. So bright and happy! Fun, fun, fun :>)

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  27. Beautiful project. i love the bright colors.

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  28. These colors are wonderful!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  29. That box/magnet is so beautiful! A great idea! The colors of this project just tickle my fancy! Love it!

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  30. So lovely. Those colours really POP!

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  31. Really great color combinations - so striking! Beautiful creation!

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  32. Love the vibrant colours on your project!

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  33. Sankari, this is so very beautiful and sure to touch your friend's heart as the story has touched mine!

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  34. Oh I love these colors!...so bright and cheerful. Such a cute magnet and a lovely card to match!

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  35. Your friend will love this. I agree that sentiment is just so beautiful. Your project and card are just full of sunshine!

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  36. Ack! So ridiculously gorgeous! I'm usually afraid of such bright, bold colors, but you absolutely ROCKED them!

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