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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday Tutorial- 100 Challenges and 100 Years Old

For the past few weeks I knew the "100th challenge" for FCCB was coming up. That is an amazing feat for an awesome blog. So congrats to Robin the creator of FCCB. We appreciate you Robin and the challenges each week. Looking forward to another 100 challenges.
So for the Thursday tutorial I had planned to dedicate this post to my sweet Great Aunt Ora who turned 100 years old last April. We had a wonderful birthday party for her and she loved every minute of it. Now due to recent events this post and dedication is even more special to me. My aunt took a bad fall and passed away last week. I am so glad I had so many great years with her.
Here is a picture on her 100th birthday
I wanted to share the shadowbox frame I made for her birthday. She was absolutely thrilled with it and cried when she saw I had used pictures of her as a baby, child and a young woman.
I used Bo Bunny paper, Tim Holtz Vintage photo ink, and a variety of embellishments. My aunt's name and 100 years was cut from the Cricut Cart Storybook at 2 inches. If you have never made a shadowbox they are so much fun to make because you can use thicker embellishments. In fact the more layers the better. They make wonderful gifts and memorabilia holders too.
I hope you will join us this week for the 100th Challenge at FCCB. Remember to use the banner and color scheme as your inspiration. I am looking forward to seeing what you create. Thanks for stopping by the Thursday Tutorial. Oh and this may be my last tutorial for awhile so thanks for stopping by and supporting me by leaving comments. :)


  1. You created a special shadowbox & memories. My condolences on your loss.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. OK...I had to wipe the tears from my eyes to type this! What a beautiful post for a beautiful lady! You were blessed to have your auntie in your life!

  3. I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your Great Aunt Ora. How wonderful that she made it to 100 and you could all celebrate with her!
    She looks remarkable in the photo you've shared with us.
    What a wonderful shadowbox you created, Suzanne! The soft colours are beautiful and the photos a treasure!!

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous shadow box of your aunt. I am so sorry for your loss.


  5. So sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have such a long life. Your shadow box is beautiful and a lasting memory of your sweet Aunt.

  6. Aaa, I am sad to hear about the loss of your Great Aunt Ora. Your project is just beautiful and what a wonderful shadowbox to treasure. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
    Sherrie K

  7. Such a beautiful shadow box for your Aunt, I can see how it touched her with the many blessed memories. I'm sure she was a wonderful lady to know. With photos and a bit of journal is how we keep the memories of our loved ones alive.
    A wonderful post Suzanne!

  8. She looked amazing at 100. I am sorry for your loss, but I know you have some great memories and will treasure your aunt in your heart for the rest of your life.

  9. I know how much you miss your aunt Suzanne and I am so sorry for your loss. But I am glad that you got to celebrate her 100th birthday with her and how you made her birthday so special with this beautiful frame that you made for her!! You sure made her day that day!!

  10. What a beautiful shadowbox and tribute to your Aunt Ora! My condolences for your loss.


  11. Gorgeous and a lovely memory now of your Aunt. I am a full time carer for my dad of 99 1/2 yrs he reaches a hundred in January next year....thanks for sharing this beautiful treasure..♥


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