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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Decoupaging With Princess

Princess, aka "rat dog" serving as my expediter, and my DD#1 (Sharla) for inspiration, I joined in with my brush in the Modge Podge while Sharla was making her Dad's Birthday Bank Money up in Smoke (post below) to do a wooden frame makeover using scrips and scraps of sheet music and my calligraphy practice. 

I became a little over zealous and did the back of the frame too -- call it serendipity when I added "Life is too short to dance with ugly men." with no idea that the photo I would choose to put in this frame would be a dance with my DH.

Though Princess did a great job of paper shredding we thought it wise not to offer her any glue for her "project."  Creativity is in the eye of the doer?

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Money up in Smoke

My DH's (Jerry's) favorite part of the day is when he can light his cigar.  The kids are always trying to find that perfect cigar for him and have spent a lot of money in that quest but he always goes back to his favorite Cigar Warehouse for his "personal label." 

So, now that it is time for another birthday, I suggested that instead of buying a cigar, why not create a cigar bank in which to deposit funds for him to go buy his own cigars.

Our oldest daughter, Sharla, implemented this idea by decoupaging an old wooden cigar box with reproduction antique cigar labels.  She and her siblings filled it with money and though it will still go up in smoke, it will go up in Jerry's favorite smoke!!!!

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