Friday, July 18, 2014

Masculine memory plaque

I couldn't think of a good name for this post, the packaging calls it a memory tray.  This was the project I mentioned I was working on a while ago, it took a couple of days work but I was fairly happy with it and I think our friend liked it and that is the main thing.  This was a joint effort with my hubby, we went shopping for a gift at first and then we just couldn't find anything that spoke to us, well we went back in the scrapbooking section to check out the sales at Hobby Lobby and my hubby found this tray and said I could do different things in each section of our friends farm.  So we bought that, found some little bottles that I used a dropper to put actual Honey from his farm in it.  Greg made the labels for the jars.  We found that farming paper so we bought that and the stickers were also something we bought, wasn't sure how I was going to use all that but brought it all home and started moving things around and came up with this!  He sells honey and has chickens and eggs and they have two horses, but I could only fit one :) He also has a garden so that is why we picked the verse we did.

I did not write anything down of what I used so this is all from memory, if you want to know exactly the name of a die set, just let me know and I can look it up for you.

The background papers are all from the Paper Studio, Tattered and Worn Pack
The frame and bottles are also Paper Studio.
Bees dies from Elizabeth Crafts
Fox Hill Farm Title, Feathers are Spellbinder dies
Eggs lettering, Branch, Flowers and fence are all Memory box dies
Bird is Taylored Expressions die
Sun and the raven are both dies that my hubby used and I have no idea what set they are from.
The bible verse is Isaiah 30:23 and was done on the computer as well as the honey labels.
The beehive image that the raven is sitting on my hubby found HERE at the Graphics Fairy, Greg wanted to find one that was more like the one our friend uses then the traditional bee hive.

Here is a closeup pic of it too:

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!



Stephanie said...

Hi Connie! Your memory plaque is perfect! My dad's birthday is next month and I have made him things slightly similar but with photographs. I love this and since my dad enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, rabbits, etc... than I could easily find items like that to use :)

Thank you SO much for sharing this wonderful idea with us! Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa said...

Hi, Connie!
I love this, it turned out beautiful you & your hubby did great :):):) The perfect verse, as well!

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, Connie, this is amazing! Your friends are going to love it! You and your hubby did such a wonderful job coming up with great personal touches. I especially like the tiny jars of real honey! Totally unique and very cool!

Unknown said...

You are so talented, absolutely love it!!! :-)

Diane said...

Hi Connie, what a cute idea it turned out great.

Hugs Diane

SarahGeorge said...

Oh, how cool! It would've touched his heart! What better gift would have!! :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful project. Love all of the graphics and the quote. Memory boxes are so special. I made one for my little sister who passed in 2004. From your newest follower, Linda

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic memory tray Connie. Love the country theme. The fence looks great with the horse... the little jars are awesome!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is an amazing joint effort and an extra thoughtful gift with all the personal touches. Everything customized. Wow again! I especially love the little jar of honey and I know your friend will just fall over at your thoughtfulness and this most special of all gifts!

Shirley said...

Wow, Connie, I love this plaque! It is wonderful and what a treasure!!