scrap/skrap/
noun: a small piece or amount of something, esp. one that is left over after the greater part has been used.
synonyms: noun: fragment - piece - bit - shred

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tray Cool...

Hello, Happy Sunday and Welcome to the Farm!  I hope everyone's past week was a good one.  Mine was not.  Just...NOT.  And I am sooooo thankful it's over and we're on to another week; one that just HAS to be better.  Besides going to work, I don't think I actually accomplished one thing that was on my agenda.  Not one.  I'm so disappointed in myself, not to mention my house still looks like a few hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis came through, one right after another.  Before you go laughing and thinking that I'm exaggerating, let me just tell you...it IS possible for that to happen.  Really, it is!

I had grand plans of going through all the extra things in the laundry room that I've had high on the shelves just in case they'd be used.  Well, I did that when I moved here six years ago and it's all hubby's stuff up there.  With the exception of my Kitchen-Aid mixer attachments, that is.  THOSE get used.  I just wanted to get that room back in order since it seems like things just like to end up in there.  I also wanted to get my craft room cleaned up and reorganized, which did not happen.  It still holds the mess from December, which seems to be getting worse.  Not sure how that's happening.  hee hee hee

My grand plan of cleaning out our bedroom closet, which really just needs a few things gotten rid of, didn't happen.  Nor did my taking apart the baker's rack or placing my collection of flour sifters and graters on the top of the cabinets where they would look really cool.  Nope,  none of that happened.  So...what DID happen? Well, nothing.  I basically came home and fell into a chair or the couch and vegged the entire week.  I guess I was still feeling pretty tired after not feeling well and having a hard week on top of it.  Hey, wait...I DID do the dishes a couple of times! That counts for something, right?  Right?  And I made dinner a couple of times too.  I think.  Honestly, I can't remember.  LOL!


In honor of doing nothing this last week, I am sharing a project I did for my mother-in-law on her first Mother's Day after Mr. Scrappin and I were married. She wanted some wedding pictures but, as we are not the professional photo type of people, we had some really different pictures and I couldn't decide which ones to give her.  And I didn't think she actually wanted a wall full of a thousand framed pictures of us.  Or did she?  Well, I didn't actually ask, but I was guessing on that one.  LOL!  After looking through and finding my favorites, I decided I'd present her with a fun little wedding picture tray that she could enjoy.  Now remember, this was done in 2009, since hubby and i got married in 2008.  I felt, and still do feel, like those pictures on her tray were true portrayals of us and our quirky, fun, emotional, serious and happy personalities.  Have I pumped us up enough? Hahahahaha!  It's just that we are, well, just plain goofy.  

This was actually a really fun project since i was putting my heart and soul in this for my mother-in-law.  I think I'm one of those lucky people that truly loves their mother-in-law and has one that loves me back.  Too bad we can't go out in public together very often without escorts.  Why, oh why, does everyone think we do nothing but get in trouble?  History only shows that six out of seven times something happens with us.  And we usually find it funny because we're so much alike.  Now, THAT'S scary!

All I did was buy a frame, place some scrapbook paper in it for a background, place my pictures and a few embellishments and leave it for a little bit to make sure I was happy enough with it to present to her.  I had hubby drill a couple of holes in each end of the frame and then I placed drawer handles that I'd bought in there so she could use this for a coffee tray, or maybe a tray to put her bible on while she was doing her studies.  She ended up choosing to put it on the wall because she was afraid it would get broken, but I was sure to let her know that if it made it from me to her that it was safe forever.  LOL!  We all know what I klutz I am!

This type of project could be used for anything; a birthday, a gift for a teacher with a class picture inside, or just drawings of one (or more) of your children.  Basically, just a showcase of whatever you want it to be.  In my case, I wanted it to be tray cool for my mother-in-law so she could continue to enjoy that day with us by just looking at her gift.



Frame from Michaels; Patterned Cardstock from Club Scrap; Embellishments from Making Memories; Drawer Pulls from Home Depot.


10 comments:

  1. I thought it was, Laurel. She loved it so that's all that matters. I'm really blessed. Still have prayers going for your family.

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  2. Oh, things can get really messy, I know! I was one of those that love to keep everything super organized, now I try to relax and enjoy other things that are more important. I'm sure you'll get to the bottom of that tornado :) You did a great job, the tray is very pretty!

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  3. So true, Cristina, so true! I usually just look at it and turn back around. LOLOL! Thank you so much for coming to visit. :)

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  4. What a great keepsake for the whole family! Thanks for sharing this post on Tickled Pink Times Two!

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  5. Thanks Meegan! What's really special about it is that it's all family. :)

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  6. I know how you feel. I've had one of those days today. I had so many things on my 'to do' list, but none of them got done. I have a splitting headache which almost never happens :).

    Love the keepsake and pics! You see...you got something done ;).

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    1. Oh goodness, Doreen! I'm a little late replying so I really hope your headache is gone by now! :)

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  7. A very special gift, well done.

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    1. Thank you Gayle. I'm glad you like it.

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