I was super ambitious yesterday and decided to try my hand at some shadowboxing. I don't tend to hold on to everything, but I do keep a few little special things here and there....I have the kids coming home outfits from the hospital, hats and blankets people made from them, Daphne's 1st birthday dress, a favorite outfit of Colton's...I just save a few things for memory's sake. Well yesterday I made two boxes for the kids that had their coming home outfits in them, all 3 hospital bracelets, and a picture of them wearing the outfit in the hospital. I had pulled out other things that I wanted to put in the shadowboxes, but they just didn't fit and I wasn't willing to buy a bigger box frame.
All I bought for this project was the frames and printed out the pictures. I actually had these background papers in my scrapbooking stuff and I think they go nicely with the outfits and that both boxes compliment each other too. I'm going to hang them up in the kids' bedroom soon. I'm considering maybe adding the kids' names to the front of the frame on the bottom? Their names aren't anywhere in the boxes...everything just says Lotfy Baby A or Lotfy Baby B.( 3 picturesCollapse )
I also ended up making a shadowbox of my Color Run stuff during naptime too! The Color Run was just amazing. Not only do I feel really accomplished (go ahead and laugh at that), but it was seriously the most fun I've had in a long time...I felt free. I wish I could get that weekend back because man I needed it. I never slept in, in fact I came home even more sleep-deprived, but it was just so refreshing. After the Color Run was over there was a huge festival...I've never really been to a concert before and it was just a blast. My friends and I were all wearing matching tutus and the event co-ordinators invited anyone wearing a tutu to go past security and really be a part of the show. So we got to go behind all of the fences and guardrails and everyone watched US dance and sing and be idiots. Apparently only 15 or 20 people wore tutus and the Color Run people felt we embodied the true Color Run spirit.
So anyways, I made a box of Color Run stuff. I saved my race bib, my security armband, the sweat band that came in your grab bags (we also were given bandanas, temporary tattoos, and a Color Run t-shift), 3 of my most favorite pictures from the day, and part of the tutu that I made for all of us to wear. I'm really happy with how this turned out and it's going to be hung up in the guest room.( 2 picturesCollapse )
I have one more empty frame sitting around now. I bought the big black frame at Michael's and they were having a sale of "Buy one frame, get another exact same frame for FREE". I had no need for two frames that were the same, but I took one anyways since it was totally free. I could've spent $31 for 1 frame or $31 for 2 frames :P