How often is that you get to make a gift for yourself? Well, in my case next to never. I’ve always sewn, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, cross stitched, quilted and paper crafted with the idea of giving it away. Sometimes I didn’t know that I wanted to give away until someone came to the house and wanted it. Being the highest form of flattery, of course — I gave it away. LOL, I really do like to give away things I make but you know what? This is for me. Yes, you are probably asking what is it?
It’s a box for my Bible. While shopping at the discount store, I came across this box that had a brushed silver frame on the top proclaiming "Congratuations Graduate 2008". Well it was only a couple of dollars and I wondered how difficult it would be to pry up the frame and locate another frame to put down in which I could put this new image from Our Daily Bread Designs called Footprints in the Sand. I looked next to the box and there I found this frame. I’d say it was meant to be. I’m so taken with the beauty of the entire image, I wanted to find somewhere to display it and I think the Bible box certainly fits the bill. It was such a blessing to find the box an absolute joy that this odd sized frame was the perfect size for the entire image.
This was such a happy find for me; the box is 7¼" tall by 6" wide. The image on the top of the box is 6" tall by 4" wide. It is watercolored using reinkers on 140 lb watercolor paper. The most awesome feature is that I can pull that image and replace it a stamping of my favorite scripture, perhaps the picture of We Three Kings in another newly released set – if you can’t tell, I love the ability to switch things out.
Stamps: Footprints in the Sand – Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Fabriano Acquarello 140 lb Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamark, SU More Mustard, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Brocade Blue, SU Mellow Moss
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder
I hope you are having a glorious weekend!!