7/9/08

Stress Relief!

Being back from vacation means being back to reality, real life, real stress. I've been super duper stressed about this job thing, a family member and the looming anniversary of my mom's death. Yesterday I sat in my scrap room all day in my sweats and created. It relieves stress big time! I made this canvas as an anniversary present for my husband. He is my rock, always so calm and so positive. I really am blessed to have him. He puts everything in such a postive light.

 

 

 

 


This is a thin canvas, about 12x16. I painted it with shimmery gold paint, stamped it with Making Memories foam stamps and added ribbon (Making Memories and Doodlebug), bling (Prima) and chipboard letters (Heidi Swapp). The big honking, gold, glittery butterfly is from a little artist boutique here in my little hometown (very artsy-fartsy). You would all make fun of me if you heard me say that with my Boston accent! The butterfly is a bit much and over the top but I love it! I got some tassel fringe at Wal-Mart. They have some cool stuff in their sewing section. Oh, and the frame is one of many I picked up from the close out pile at Quality Art. That place is an artist's paradise!

Leave me some love (I really need it!) and let me know what you think of my crazy over the top creation. Kirk loves it and he never says much about my work!

Happy Wednesday. Be Stress-Free!!

xo,
L
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18 comments:

Shanna said...

Lori! That frame creation of yours is just WICKED COOL girl! Seriously.... you rock! And if Hubby loves it... Pat yo'self on the back honey!!! Have a happy shiny day girl!

Renee Lamb said...

oh, hun...first off..big big big hugs {{{{{hugs}}}}}}. I can only imagine the emotions you have right now with the anny of your mom coming up. 2nd - I hear ya on the job stress - I am losing mine in about a couple weeks and am scared shitless right now. WTF am I going to do now? BUT I know it will work out and I KNOW it will for you too. Just sux right now in the moment. And 3 - You are so dang creative and awesome. That frame is amazing - and that butterfly IS very artsy fartsy but I can totally see you in it and I LOVE how you used it! I'd still be sitting there staring at it wondering how the heck I would use it!! Seriously this frame totally kicks some butt and DH would be crazy to not love it! You rock chickie - and hang in there! I love ya bunches - smooches and hugs! and just go buy some googly glasses to make ya feel better *wink*

Danielle said...

I seriously love your new creation!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!! :)

Patti said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!
{hugs}

KimmyS said...

Oh my world - that canvas is AMAZING. I bet your hubby is thrilled to bits about it

Ashley Harris said...

What a great gift! I love this! Great work Lori!!

Kim Ross said...

*LOVING* that canvas of yours! The bling, the fringe, and the FRAME! Ugh... SO cool! And I love how you say Ahh-tsy Faahh-tsy. :) TTYS!

Marie said...

Love it, love you! You're both completely over the top. Hugging you big time! (Hey, wanna come to PC soon and inspire me in person?)

Michelle ~ ~ said...

okay.... it is 11:42AM and I'm still in my PJ's ... just and ONLY for you I am gonna go upstairs shower, throw my face on.... and drive over to hug you (plus, I have goodies for you! from the Aloha state) ... girl,I know I know I know ... however, stressed presented backwards is DESSERTS ... what shall we eat today???!!! I need your heart, brain and creativeness to create something special for darlin' D and our 25th anniversary. See ya soon. xoxoxo m

Marci Knecht said...

I love the butterfly, I don't think its over the top, who decides what's "over the top" anyway? Its a awesome project, and a great photo.

Jann said...

Sending you some warmth and huggers dear one....MISS U LIKE BED FUZZ!....LOL
Bet your wondering what I crank for lunch huh?....LOL
Huggers big time darlink...I LOVE the canvas....:o)
Janner

Juliana said...

Lots of love and hugs girl! And I absolutely love that frame! It is amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love IT!!!!! You are so talented.

What did I miss about the job thing? Are you OK? Hope all is well.

Thanks for sharing the vacation pictures, looks like you and your family had a blast.

Gina

kelly said...

say it out loud for me...I'll hear you and I'll be laughing with you.
insert boston accent-"artsy, fartsy".
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this creation.
I want me one and I'm gonna git me one!
0x0x0
are you feel'in the love girlfriend...

ashlee said...

i LOVE this...it's really beautiful!

DonnaBD said...

Amazing creation yet again Lori! A hug to you.

Anabelle said...

Awesome project! I just love what you do!

Kathy Ann Jensen-Vadapalli said...

That canvas is beautiful, what a lucky hubby you have! You ALWAYS do such great work! It is always so inspiring to look at!:)