Friday, September 10, 2010

Words of Affirmation.....

Doesn't everyone want to know they are loved?

I know that at times in my life,
just a simple caring word made a difference.
How about making a simple gift that lets someone know
 how loved they are?
That's exactly what I did for my husband.

Let me share this "Creation From My Heart" with you...


I started by making the card.  After I attached the striped paper to the front of the card, I used my sewing machine and added a zig zag stitch round the outer edge.  If you have a sewing machine, try this it's a lot of fun and adds some texture to your project. 
Next step, I added an oval frame that held the words
 "You are Loved"


I mounted the clock decal to a piece of chip board
 and inked the edges.
  For an extra embellishment I added a button
to the center of the clock.


"Words of Affirmation" 

This is a fun game we play at the dinner table from time to time to time.  We started it when my boys were small and it had been a  day where they had been well lets say....
 not so very nice to each other. 
 We would sit at the dinner table and each of us had to say something that we loved about the other people sitting at the table.  By the end of dinner, everyone felt better. 

 Isn't it funny, how when we're older we sometimes think
 we don't need to do that any more?

Well, I thought my husband needed some words of affirmation.  He's the kinda guy who would do anything for his family and for others.  He has always led by example
and he never waivers in his beliefs.

 

I made 5 cards and labeled them. I gave my boys each a card and my in-laws each a card and asked them to write
something that special that they loved about my hubby.



I just used some rubber stamps to put the names on the cards...



  To the top of each card I stapled a simple brown ribbon.  This can be used to pull out the card.  I attached a pocket in the inside of the card and used another frame to hold the words...
"Words of Affirmation"


Just a simple gift that you can make, which will let someone know how much you love and value them.
Wouldn't you love to get a card like this?
 I know I would.
I'll be linking up to the following sites....

12 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Sherry,
This is a wonderful idea, and so beautifully done!
thanks for the inspiration and instructions.

blessings

barbara jean

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I am visiting from NFF. I love that idea. I think I am going to start the nice things to say at the dinner table. Sometimes they are not so nice and this will be hard at first but maybe would become easier. Thanks for sharing.
Brooke

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

WOW, I came over from kojodesigns and this is just wonderful!

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Sharlotte said...

Hi Sherry,
I would love a card like this and really needed it today...ugh...
I would also feel so good about giving one to someone else knowing that they could "pull" out a note anytime they needed a little pick-me-up.
I love your projects...you make them with such simple things, easy to find, but, when put together, the projects are gorgeous! I'm not too crafty, but with your help, I'm able to make really neat things! As always, thanks so much for your gentle guidance!
Sharlotte

Melissa said...

A beautiful memento. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Envy My Cooking said...

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kelly said...

Hi Sherry,
I just wanted to say, that we tried this idea at the dinner table tonight. We have a roast every Sunday night for dinner. We haven't laughed so much for a long time with the kids. (In a very positive way!) Great idea.

Kelly

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Most excellent idea! With the size of our family we would need a box to put all the comment cards in, but nicely embellished it would be perfect for the great grandparents for Christmas. Getting on it right away, thanks!

Inspiring You To Save! said...

Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in.

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Scrappy Gifts said...

How thoughtful and cute! Love the vintage look of it. Thanks for linking up to my Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow!

Sandy Ang said...

Such a wonderful project ! Beautifully done.

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