"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day project and a RAK

I received this great RAK (random act of kindness) in the mail today from an online friend. I host a monthly Inspiration Swap on our Yahoo group and she sent this as a thank you. The inspiration last month was a sage green and orangey colored bedspread and this is what she made. It's hard to see the earrings but they are very soft colored beads on silver wires. I love them! And aren't the fabric yo yos cute?!

What do you get for mothers who have everything? Pictures of her family, of course! I saw this new bradmaker by Chatterbox at the CHA trade show in January and finally got my hands on a package. The set comes with three different sizes of brads, the little plastic dome covers, adhesive circles and three appropriate size punches. You can also get refills of just the brads and covers.

This is a great kit as you can match your brads to your papers for cards or layouts. Or, you can add photos as I have done. I saw a sample like this at CHA and just had to make one for my mother. (Hope she's not reading this!) The hardest part of this project was getting photos resized to fit the brads! I found the frame on sale at Walmart of all places, removed the glass and mat, and used a piece of neutral linen for the backing. Sorry for the glare on the pictures.


Robin said...

Oh that is just adorable Susan!

Create Joy Design Team said...

It turned out beautiful! I'm so inspired, I may be making one for my mom now too... :)

Nancy said...

Love the earrings and yo yos and those brads are the bomb!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

It is just darling! The RAK and especially the brads....now, to make some jewelry out of those!