Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Connie Can Craft - a gift for a friend



When I met Stephanie (who adopted Nancy and Trixie) I was in a position to help her adopt. She was about to move and her daughter had brought her into the shelter to get her to start thinking about adopting some kitties. Stephanie fell in love with my little foster kittens but didn't feel comfortable adopting two small kittens when she was about to move, so I offered to kitten sit for her, my only requirement was that she adopt them and make it official, which she was willing to do.

I was blessed that Stephanie has continued to share her girls with me and I wanted to give her a little gift to celebrate the girl's first birthday. Unfortunately, the timing didn't work out so she received this in honor of their gotcha day.

This project started out with a frame I found when my neighbor had a yard sale. I didn't realize that the silver paint trim wasn't complete until I got it home. I also was thinking I needed to do something with the backing.


The first thing was to paint the missing silver (see above photo, top left side) I dug around in my supplies and found a silver paint and so I tapped off the frame and gave it a go.


Unfortunately, my silver was a little too gray, so I decided camouflage was my best option. I dug around in my supplies again and found some Modge Podge and some white glitter.


While that dried, I thought I'd attack the back panel. More digging and I found my stash of scrapbooking papers and I found a pretty print that was large enough. More Modge Podge and that junky backer now looked really pretty. No one will really see it, but I'm happy to know it now looks pretty.


So I printed out a nice kitten photo of each of the kittens and then assembled the whole thing once it was dry.


Stephanie really appreciated the gift and the girls really enjoyed the box and the tissue paper. I was happy to be able to do something nice for her.

11 comments:

  1. What a sweet gift! It's so nice when the adopters keep in touch, and what a lovely way to show your appreciation.

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  2. that is so sweet...and adorable!

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  3. Aw, what a wonderful gift!

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  4. What a lovely gift ! Purrs

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  5. How kind you are! A purrfect gift!

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  6. Wow, you are talented, that is beautiful and what a nice gift. Hugs

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  7. As soon as you said "Mod Podge and some glitter", I knew it was becoming a full-fledged project and not just a touch-up. Beautiful result!

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  8. That was such a sweet and thoughtful gift.

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  9. That's a pawsome Gotcha Day gift! Good job, Miss Connie.

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  10. That came out great, very creative.

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  11. That's great, Connie! So creative, and such a thoughtful gift.

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