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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Most Memorable Gift

Happy Wednesday!  We are a few weeks out from Christmas and I am sharing a few projects I created for the latest Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Most Memorable Gift.

I am hosting the challenge this time around and this is how I described the challenge on the Frilly and Funkie blog.

"December for many of us is a time where we give and receive. That had me thinking about the most memorable gifts I have received over the years. These including a signed book from one of my favorite authors, handwritten notes from my children, a singing hot dog condiment stand and the first gift my husband gave me when we were dating. I want you to be inspired by one of your most memorable gifts. Use that inspiration to create a vintage or shabby chic project. You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to mention the memorable gift and how it inspired your creation."


After I set the challenge I had plenty time to think about what memorable gifts I have received over the years.  It is funny what you remember and what becomes more important to you as the years go by.
I had the gift of seeing what my design team friends created before I finished my projects. The beautiful memories they shared are equally inspiring and fun. Make sure to go and visit each of them to enjoy some of their special memories and art!

I spent some time thinking about why the gifts were so memorable to me and I realized the things I treasured the most was the love and caring behind the gifts I had received. 
Each of my children at one time or another has written me some beautiful letters.  Sometimes in anger, sometimes in hurt and sometimes just to share their love for me.  All of these are beautiful gifts which I will always treasure.  I decided to create mail art to encompass a special note back to each of them sharing our love with them at Christmas. 

These letters hopefully will become a treasure for each of them to keep as a memory that they can pull out years from now.



 I shared how to create the poinsettia on the F&F blog previously if you want to go see how it was created you can find it here.

I hope you will choose to share one of your memorable gifts and the art that your are inspired to create.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us as a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz

5 comments:

  1. It really is the little things that make this time of year so special isn't it. Those letters from your family are such treasures and I love how you've commemorated them with your own beautiful letters and mail art xx

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  2. Yes...it's the memories that are the true cherished gifts. I love this idea of yours for writing each of your children a keepsake letter. The mail art is gorgeous and will be cherished for years. This was perhaps my favorite challenge this year. Thank you for the encouragement to think about and stir up memories of my favorite gifts. That process was a gift all on its own! Wishing you and yours a most blessed and happy Christmas! xo

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  3. Suzz, what a great idea! My mom often writes me beautiful "love" letters on my birthday and I cherish them. I know your kids will feel the same. What a stunning envelope! I love your gorgeous blue/green deer collage and that stunning poinsettia atop the beautifully stenciled background. Amazing designs! Hugs, Autumn

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  4. These are so beautiful! Makes me want to create some now. Thank you for sharing these and their background!
    Kate

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  5. Suzz, your mail art is stunning and will truly be cherished by your children. Your stenciled backgrounds always speak to me, and I just adore that poinsettia! I love your thought process behind these gorgeous pieces and the memories of the special letters you have received from your kiddos. Yes, it's those small gestures from our loved ones, those gifts from the heart that mean so much. Thank you for this wonderful challenge that really helped me to focus on what's so meaningful about Christmas. Wishing you and your lovely family a joyful and peaceful Christmas!

    PS Sorry so late with this comment. We were out of town visiting my Mom. The internet at the hotel left much to be desired, and I lost all my comments I tried leaving. Fingers crossed this one publishes.

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