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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FTTT: Possibly my most favorite project EVER!

I have to say that I absolutely LOVE LOVE the way this turned out! I want to make one for me as well as some others as well, but I don't want to spend the time on it right now/again/yet...make sense? Someday...

This is really a "From this to that" (although it isn't Friday this time). Remember those? I wish I had time to do more of them, but not right now...someday again...

There's a bit of a story behind this project:
About a year and a half ago? I was at a PTO mtg for my kids' school. A friend of mine, E, was there as well. They had been cleaning out the PTO closet and had some things they were giving away/throwing away. There was a little "recipe" box from a Sallie Mae fundraiser deal. They asked if anyone wanted it. Nobody raised their hand (Who still uses those?) Anyway-so I said I would take it and alter it. My friend, jokingly said, "Yeah-why don't you make me something with it?" Well, I actually thought that was a great idea. Problem was...it took me a year and a half to actually do it! :) BUT she recently had a birthday and I thought it was the perfect time to finally do it. I think deadlines help me be productive.;) (It took me a couple days of ignoring the dishes, etc and spending every spare minute I could steal away to get it done. Thanks to a great husband who understood and helped more (with a relatively new baby) and let me do it.)
So, from this:

(decided to go with different colors than the ones in the above pic though)

I had envisioned this long ago. A box full of quotes, that you could take a quote out and display it, and change it with another when you wanted to see something new. Something that was decor, but also uplifting. My friend likes birds, so as I was pulling out stamps to decorate it with, I pulled out all of my bird stamps. I was amazed at how many I actually have. I thought of her when I saw this paper, although I myself love it too! I wondered if I was making the cards themselves with the quotes too simple, but with so many...As I look back over them, I like them and don't think they were too simple. I don't want to take away from the words being read...just make them look better. Anyway, it all came together beautifully I think. I love it!
Example of the box with a quote card on top displayed:

I ended up having WAY too many quotes to fit in the box and ended up sending her an email with a bunch more if she wanted them. I also left a few cards in the back blank, so that she could add some of her favorite quotes onto them as well.

The Quote Cards:

The blank cards:

I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it for her. :)


Jeanette said...

Brilliant, and beautiful. I have been wanting a way to put quotes around the house that I wanted to read and remember. This is the perfect idea. The binder clip is brilliant. Thank you!

The Bergquist Fam said...

LOVE it!!! so very creative! Someday (if I ever find time), I want to copy you!

rpp said...

Thanks! I never make things for my own house and I really do want to do one of these for me. Maybe in a few weeks. :)

Tara said...

This is amazing!!! I have a little card file of inspiring quotes, but it's ugly. :) I love the way you made it beautiful! (I wanna be just like you!)

rpp said...

Tara, you're so sweet! And my quotes are ugly that I have for me too. :)

Fisher Crew said...

Wow, Robyn. That's all I can say....WOW!