Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Memories of You

This week's Paper Blooms challenge is to create a project for a dad or special man in your life.

My dad died when I was little, so a card was out of the question, and I don't scrapbook, so...I finally decided to create this keepsake tin to hold memories and photos of my dad. This is a versatile project that you can create for any special person, not just a dad.
I decorated the front of the tin with this definition stamp, some silver pearls, and of course, one of Leah's blooms.

Then I made some simple cards to slip inside the tin.

You can write special memories on each one. I think this would be a great way for each child or grandchild in your family to write down their thoughts. There's room to add photos or other mementos, too.
Wanna play along? Just link your finished project to the Paper Blooms blog. You do NOT need to own any Paper Blooms to play along, but if you've got some, we'd love to see 'em.
Stamps: Define Your Life (SU)
Paper: Old Olive, Night of Navy, PTI white, SU dp
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: crocheted flower (Paper Blooms), button, silver cording, ribbon (SU), pearls (Michaels), corner rounded punch, recycled tin (SU)

49 comments:

Kathi said...

What a great idea. I really like what you created.

Pat said...

Oooh i love this one! lovely design. And great idea for the cards inside the box. Love the sentiment and the little flower.
Hugs xx
Pat

tmcc4 said...

What a neat idea... Very pretty paper and what a nice sentiment..TFS!!
Mandy

Ольга said...

Hi, Ann! Beauteful tin! I`ve become the follower, love your blog!

Susan Raihala said...

What a beautiful idea!

Anabelle said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love that the kids can write their memories on it. I think I'm going to make one. ;)

AUsome mom said...

All I can say is "WOW"! This is just the best ever! What a perfect way to keep memories of your dad and for others to do the same. I love the design of it and that bloom is gorgeous. Beautiful job Ann and what a sweet thing to do. :)

Lisa Graves said...

Fabulous idea! Love it!!!

Chrissy C said...

What a wonderful idea! Great place to store all those treasured memories! I love it!

Craft said...

This would also be nice to put photo CDs into.

Judi M said...

I like how crisp and tailored this looks. Great keepsake idea for a child or grandchild.

Erin Bigler said...

Ann, this tin is so stunningly HANDSOME...the perfect Dad's Day gift! Love that geometric dp and your clean design really packs a punch!

Lynn said...

What a wonderful way to keep your treasured memories of your beloved father!! I love this sweet little tin!!!

Deanna said...

Brilliant and gorgeous!

Maggi said...

What a neat idea, love the way it turned out!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

What a wonderful idea Ann. This is my first Father's Day since my dad passed away and I have been struggling with what to do on Father's day. I think you just gave me the solution.

This little tin is priceless!

~amy~ said...

what a coolio tin...love how you've altered it Ann!!

Aimes said...

Ann you never cease to make me smile with your creations! What a sweet idea - the tin is just beautiful and is just perfect for storing priceless memories! So sweet!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

LeAnne said...

Very sweet idea....I just got this set, haven't even put it together and I can't wait to try it out!

Heidi Van Laar said...

What a beautiful project Ann! My dad passed away a few years ago and I love this idea!

(-: Heidi

Leah said...

Wonderful project Ann, so versatile too:)

Jackie said...

Lovely project Ann...I may have to case this! tfs!!!

cricketeew said...

What a great idea :)

Martha said...

amazing!

Allison said...

Neat idea Ann...always thinking!

Angie Tieman said...

What a nice, special project!

Karen from PA said...

This is such a wonderful idea!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cool idea, love it.

Pauline said...

I really like it and it almost brought a tear to my eyes.
Hugs

Kristen said...

Very awesome! I like this idea a lot!

tina said...

Oooo, I love how classic this is, Ann!

Nancy L. said...

what a great idea/project!

Stamp and Smile said...

What a cool idea! Love the DP and sentiment... Perfect job!! :) SMILES... Michelle :)

Elena said...

Beautiful project, Ann! Brilliant idea!

Gina said...

This is such a great idea. Love the way you designed this.

Belinda said...

Love the fun project!

Crafty Creations said...

This is a wonderful project and a great way to write down memories of your dad. I'll be thinking of you this Sunday.

Chrisd said...

What a lovely idea!

MiamiKel said...

OH my what a lovely idea! This is a terrific memory project and I too have lost my dad a couple of years ago to cancer and it will be a tough day. I'll be thinking of you as well and sending prayers of faith and blessings your way.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a lovely keepsake box. I really like how you coordinated those silver colored pearls with the color of the tin and added the definition.

Marie B. said...

Hello Ann! This is a great idea for keeping memories "alive", and in a fashionable place too! :)

Deb Neerman said...

Very kewl! Love that DP ... so masculine.

Lyn S said...

Wonderful project Ann! I'm sure you will treasure those memories!

Rose said...

Ann this is a fantastic item !!! :D

Marti B said...

I really like the keepsake tin. Very nice!

JoLynn said...

And who is it that doesn't scrapbook? This is definitely a way to archive! How cute!! Fantastic idea, especially for those of us who have only memories of dad on Father's Day.

StampinCathy said...

What a fabulous card gift and lov the sentiment and colors.

berta said...

what a great idea! I like it very much!

Steph Zerbe said...

Ohh, very sweet idea. I love that you share a bit of yourself with us each week.

Love the pattern paper.