Saturday, January 3, 2009

Desk Top Encourager

I am so pleased with this. My DH, Blake found this frame for me at a yard sale and knew I would have fun with it....and I did. I spent the whole day planning and making this desk top encourager. On someone`s blog yesterday (forgive me, I can`t remember whose) they talked about having a word for the year and I choose to be a Learner. I am going to try to learn something each day. It may be a new technique to me, a fact about a friend or anything. I would like to try to record my learnings but since I am rotten as a recorder of events, this may not happen. Today I learned how a new way to organize cards and I will show this project when I get some goodies I need to make it.
Now onto the shell we say less than perfect pictures. Each section of this frame has glass on it so photo taken is difficult. I tried to put it together without the glass but it did not work. The picture at the top show the frame closed. Now you see it open:

I just love this. I have it tipped back to help prevent glare from the glass but it really is attractive. The frame is mahogany and the color is fantastic. Here comes the door on the left.

The photo is hard to read so here it is:
Some people come into our lives and quietly stay.
Others stay for a while, leaving footprints in our hearts
And we are never the same. (Inkadinkado stamp)
The center section is a 5 x 7 size where I used a variety of stamps to remind me of beliefs I want to follow.
I have quotes from stamps from 7 Gypsies, Inkadinkado, and Hampton Arts. If I look at this I will be reminded on my goals for this year. Hopefully I will remember the important things when life gets in the way.
The door on the right has this quote from a stamp from Rubberstampede. The photo looks pink but I used the same paper throughout...a 12 x 12 sheet of Vintage World paper from DCWV. It is beautiful paper and matches the room decor of my stamp area.
I enjoyed doing this and can hardly wait to set up my new stamp area very very soon. Photos will be shown when it is complete and I guarantee it will one of the few times it will be tidy.
Hope you had a wonderful day. Please know that I really love your comments and love reading your blogs as well.
Talk Later


Heather "Hev" said...

Oh Heather this is absolutely fabulous :) Your son hit the jackpot finding this for you!!!

Magical and good luck with your goal - I am sure you will succeed :)

Hugs Heather :)

Bev said...

Oh my word!! Heather this is absolutely amazing!!! Your hubby made a brilliant find and you've altered it to perfection

hugs Bev x

Shirley said...

Heather I love it. I can't believe someone would part with it. You lucky duck, that your husband spied it. I really like what you have done with it. It turned out wonderful with such beautiful verses too!