Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Valentine's Shadow Box with my Cutie for DTC Challenge #68

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    Hello friends,
    Today is my day to create a project for Decorate to Celebrate and the challenge calls for a Valentine's Day theme box or birthday party decoration (no cards please).  So get crafting and join our challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate!

    This is my very first Shadow Box that I've made and I really like how it turned out and I will definitely be making some more shadow boxes. I thought this photo was perfect for a Valentine's theme.

    This picture of my son was taken days before his birthday in
    December 2013 and so, I had to add his age to this 7 Gypsies Shadow Box and his first name initial. Since the theme is Valentine's you know I had to add some hearts all over:)  I 
    tried to keep simple and boyish.  I almost added some 
    rhinestones but I held back LOL!!

    A close up of the edges as I sanded and sponged the edges with some Early Espresso.  I trimmed the photo about a 1/4" on one side and the bottom then added some glue dots to adhere to the box.  I then used the Square Collection Framelits and trimmed them a little to fit into the smaller boxes. The letter "D" was die cut using some retired alphabet dies set from SU.  I did die cut the letter D six times and adhered over and over on top of each other to add some dimension and height.  What do you all think?

    You know I had to add two of my FAVORITE FREE items 
    from the Sale- A- Bration catalog which ends March 31, 2014.  
    I used the Banner Blast Stamp Set and the Banner Punch from Sale-A-Bration which again you can earn for FREE with 
    every $50 order through me HERE.  

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    1. Wow, this is the best thing I have seen linked up to MSC in a long time. Thanks for sharing. The photo is great and the box is so clean even with its distressed edges.

    2. this is so cute norma your little man is growing up and so handsome. what a great idea. hugs

    3. This is adorable, Norma! I LOVE what you did with the frame!! :)

    4. Gorgeous shadow box...super cute pic too!

    5. Norma what a great shadow box! Your son's look and those red hearts make him look like he is daydreaming about some special girl, lol!!! It won't be long before he is dating!!! Time speeds by too quickly, so enjoy your son at this sweet young age while you can.

    6. That's beautiful Norma. Your little guy is not so little any more! I also wanted to tell you that as you know I ordered products on Monday and I got a notice yesterday afternoon that my order already shipped! That is super fast shipping and I appreciate that. Stampin Up in awesome.

    7. Norma, this looks FABULOUS! LOVE how it turned out! I love all the little details you added - great pic too!

      Have a wonderful week!

      Mollie's Motif

    8. This is so awesome, Norma!! I love all of the details...the banner is so gorgeous!! And what a sweet picture of your son!! This is fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

      A Mermaid's Crafts

    9. Hi Norma, thanks for sharing your lovely project with this very handsome young man. Love all the embellishments and colours.
      As we say in Scotland your lad's a cracker, hugs Kate x

    10. Very cool! I love how the banner is going across the photo :) I laughed about you holding back on the rhinestones.

      Best crafty wishes!
      Staying Crafty

    11. Love your Shadow Box and such a handsome fellow tfs!!!

    12. Great shadowbox! The colors and awesome elements are fabulous!

    13. Super cute & COOL!!!
      Fabulous job!!
      Have a wonderful day,
      *Crafting With Creative M*

    14. Everything about this is just adorable. I love it.

    15. Beautiful layout. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

    16. This is gorgeous!!!!
      Such a GREAT project Norma!!!
      Awesome job!

    17. Thank you ladies for all the wonderful and sweet comments, I really appreciate you all.

    18. This is such a wonderful use of a shadow box - love it! TFS

    19. Super cute shadow box. Your son is so cute and handsome. Have a great day, Norma! :)

    20. Norma, this is a wonderful shadowbox. By the looks of it, I am truly surprised that it is your first one. It looks incredible, and that picture of your son is priceless!

      Blessings and Hugs,
      Melissa M

    21. Norma, I love your son's shadow box!!! Well done! Thank you foe playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

    22. Norma ~ Oh you know I LOVE this project! First of all the shadow box with all the details is simply FABULOUS BUT that handsome young man you have there ~ what a CUTIE!!! OMG! He is getting so big ~ where is the pause button!!! EEK! LOVE this project!!!

    23. This is just a fabulous idea for a boy's birthday card/gift! Beautifully done! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
      Chana, Owner

    24. I love shadow boxes. This a absolutely adorable. Thanksfor sharing it with us on Catch The Bug.

    25. OMGOSH Norma! This is AMAZING! For real! You did a fabulous job and it has a nice touch of girly but mostly boyish look! :o) I've been wanting to make a shadow box like forever... I even bought one last year to decorate.... but no time... maybe one of these days! :o)

    26. What a handsome boy and a wonderful shadow box! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts.

    27. This is a great project! And you kept a good balance between cute & still boyish! :) Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!


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