Monday, May 31, 2010

BBTB2-Challenge/SweetHearts

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! We have a blog hop this week and we so love sharing these with you. OurBBTB2 Challenge this week, "Sweethearts" cartridge hosted by the talented
Jeri Thomas.
The first thing that popped to mind was a wreath and I decided if I could find one I would do it but I was not going to search high and low for a wreath. I ran into the Salvation Army Store and there waiting for me was a grapevine wreath - PERFECT. I had all the chicken feathers and knew the chicken - so it is sort of a memorial to the chicken - works fine. Multi colored ribbons, some sea shell charms and the birdies were cut using the "50 States" cartridge. My favorite birds are on that cartridge.
My son took me to lunch on Mother's Day to El Torito's, it was mobbed and we spent an hour or so outside waiting for a table. They have these HUGE wooden doors and sitting perched on the door at the very top - 2 morning doves, it was as if they were greeting all the moms, and what made it even more special they were building a nest on the other side of the doors at the rain gutter junction. We had the best time watching them, one always remained on the door and one would fly off and return with a twig, or piece of paper, etc for the nest, place it and then fly back to the door. I think of them and that special day every time I look at the wreath.
I am the last one on the list for our blog hop so it is my pleasure to say thank you for visiting and hope you enjoyed.
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20 comments:

Regina E said...

what an awesome project....hugs

~JulieH~ said...

Sandi you amaze me always thinking outside the box! What a beautiful wreath love the feathers and ribbon and all the gorgeous little charms. Stunning project!
Hugs
Juliexx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love the story of you and your son. Those are such precious moments. The wreath is beautiful.

Jeri said...

First let me say, what a wonderful memory from Mother's Day with your son. Second, this wreath is just adorable. Though I am a little worried about you knowing the chicken. LOL Fabulous job using my cut choice and so unexpected.

Hugs, Jeri

Crayola58 said...

Ah, the question is: Do I visit here to read the story first and then see your creation, or is it the other way around? I LOVE your stories. This one really took me to El Toritos, watching the morning doves. I will ask you someday to tell me how you knew that chicken though. Love your wreath. Only a wreath such as this could be done by a Sandi like you. Hugs.
C.

Kelly said...

Great project Sandi. Thanks for sharing your Mother's Day story. I love watching birds as they are building a nest.

Julia Moss said...

I love that wreath with all the real feathers....beautiful job.

DonnaMundinger said...

This is SOOOO beautiful Sandi! The birdies look real and I love the feathers and pretty ribbon accents. The story is pretty darn fab too! Love this, girlfriend. xxD

Crafty Sue said...

What an awesome wreath! This would fit in with any decor! I love it, love it. And your story reminds me that inspiration can be found anywhere, just look around you. TFS

SuePhillipscsr@msn.com

1CardCreator said...

This is a lovely wreath, the birds and feathers look grand! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Bobbi said...

This is such a great project. I love all the details you put into it. TFS

joeygirl86 said...

Great take on the challenge! I would have never thought to use a wreath..very creative..and those lil birdies are so cute!

Cathy said...

This is a great project! I have an old grapevine wreath that I have been wanting to revamp. You have given me some good ideas!

Sandy Bayles said...

Great Job. I have several grapevine wreaths that I use. Thanks for the ideas.
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

VeronicaA said...

Your wreath is gorgeous. What a nice welcome for your friends and family. I love the feathers and the charms. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

nanapuddin said...

Love your wreath! It has "welcome" written all over it! TFS!
nanapuddin@wildblue.net

Heather said...

this is beautiful!!! I love the birds. I bought the 50 States cart just for them.

Melissaward said...

I never thought about making a wreath from any of the cricut cuts so THANK YOU for sharing another way I can use the cricut to create beautiful things. I love your idea!! Much love to you and yours!

**Treefrog** said...

WOW what a view on the challenge, I love it, so original! Love the feather's, this challenge was soooooo much fun to do!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Meda said...

What a lovely wreath!