"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gifted Mini!!

Hello there! Hope your week has been delightful so far ;). As for me, I’m just SO ready for Friday all ready (P.S. tomorrow's my Friday - squeel)!

I wanted to share a lil Cupcake mini-book that I made as a gift for my massage therapist, Jeanine. I started seeing her about a month and a half ago as a result of my car accident (on 11/30/10). Turns out I have 3-4 herniated discs in my neck - YAY! I had headaches for - NO LIE - 10 weeks straight (all day long - it was horrible!) and now, because of her healing hands, I’m only having them occasionally, maybe 3-4 times a week at different times of the day... but that’s A LOT better than what it was!! It’s manageable, and for that, I’m very thankful!!

Anyway, she gave her 2 week notice :( and is going off onto bigger and better things (boooo). I’ve really enjoyed chatting her up these past few weeks and I’ll really miss her. Hopefully we'll get together (take our kids to the park together & stuff like that) but I still wanted to make her a little something.

I going to make her a little card set as a going-away present, but then I remembered how she was telling me that she threw her daughter, Sage, a “princess tea” type 5th Birthday Party a few weeks ago - with tulle everywhere, bedazzled everything, and decorate your own cupcakes type stuff. Uuuuuber girly ;), so I looked around my stash and found a chipboard mini that I had gotten at Michaels for $1.00. Perfect! Then I looked into my paper stash & found this Sassafras Lass Hedgehog paper/sticker kit. Here’s a look at the finished project:

For the embellishments - and extra pretty - I punched various sized circles & crinkled/chalked them red for flowers. Finished them up with some brads (Doodlebug), buttons (Papertrey Ink), and twine (The Twinery).

Anyway, what do you think??? I HATE leaving empty space. I resisted going crazy and filling every open space. It’s always hard for me to make “blank” books. I usually prefer to make it for someone and go off of what pictures are going to be used to create a general theme - plan of action - and add the pictures myself. In this case, I couldn't do that - it was a gift. It was a challenge, but I think I got through it with it still looking kinda cute. I actually felt like it wasn’t too great (I'm telling you, I really hate empty spaces - they stress me out). Also, my hand drawn apostrophe {‘} on the cover also played really hard on my (self-diagnosed) OCD. The letter stickers didn’t come with one... I should’ve used something else (Thickers of a coordinating color or SOMETHING!)... Oh well, I’ll just have to get over it.

I gave it to her this morning and she loved it :D. Said it was “amazing” and that she’d never seen anything like it. That made me super happy. I always {secretly} like that. To someone who isn’t into crafting, anything homemade is “amazing”. It makes people feel super loved! And that makes me REALLY happy and full! She like it - that’s ALL that mattered.

I hope you have a great day!!


  1. Heather, this is sooo neat! Really great project. And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Glad you like my creations. :)

  2. This is so adorable, Heather, I can see why she loved it! I've never attempted anything like this -- it seems scary, but amazing to me. You did a fantastic job, and I think you're the sweetest for making it for her!

  3. Ooh YUMMY!! Love it! I know what you mean about leaving white space, I find it really difficult too!

  4. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog. Your mini album is fantastic and you have some other wonderful projects here too!
    Thanks again - Lowri