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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Thinking Of You Card -- French Manor
Cricut Cardz Challenge #65 (make a tall card, 9"x4", using any cartridge, colors, and theme) AND Cooking With Cricut Challenge #20 -- Time To Spring Forward (make a project that includes a timepiece, clock, or some reference to time)... I hope you'll stop on over at both of those sites to see all the other wonderful creations!!!
Gigi's card (*click here to see it*) for this week's CTO challenge... My grandpa had one of those bobble-head dogs in his car that I remember from my days of being very small -- I used to love making that head bobble, bobble, bobble... Anyway, grandfather clocks always make me think of him too...
And my dad... Well, he has to be one of the greatest woodcrafters ever... He's just another example of how creative my family really is... Growing up, I remember watching him turn plain pieces of wood into amazing creations -- The smell of sawdust and fresh cut wood remind me of moments spent in his woodshop watching him measure, draw, cut, and build... He made me a beautiful desk with a drop front and fancy edges when I was probably 11 or 12 -- I loved running my fingers over the texture of the wood and feeling the banding and curves... As I added the details of this clock, I was reminded of how I love that desk (it's in The-Boy-Child's room now)... How lucky I am to have so many things in my home that are such a part of who my parents are... The furniture my dad made, the arrangements my mom made, the things passed on to me to make it my home, some of which will eventually be passed on to my children in their homes... It certainly makes it easy to look around and not only feel loved, but also to be always thinking of them... :)
Thanks again for stopping by... I hope you have enjoyed my card today -- Comments are always encouraged and appreciated!! And, of course, I'd love to know what grandfather clocks make YOU think of!! :) Please remember that if you haven't already enter my Fantastic Follower Giveaway (for a CM Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge), there's still time!! Simply CLICK HERE and enter to WIN!!
Until next time, may your memories inspire you and remind you of how special YOU are...