Hello blogging friends :*) Wow, it's been awhile since I've been able to get a post up. It's been hard to wrap my head around blogging - and crafting - as the Santi household has been a very, very sad household. Our sweet doggie, Brandy, passed away early Saturday morning. She's been battling cancer but doing so much better than anyone thought she would and then took a very sudden and fast moving downward spiral at the end of last week. She was our sweet doggie that the kids have grown up with and loved so much and so closely resembled "Nana" from Peter Pan. The kids are devastated and it's been pretty weepy around here and the mere site of her collar and leash make us all start crying all over again. I do take some comfort in knowing she's resting in the Savior's arms and I know my dad was there to welcome her home. She is greatly, greatly missed. I know that many of you have been praying for her - for us - and I have so appreciated all the thoughts and prayers - it has meant the world to me! x0x0
On a happier note, Riley and Company once again bringing you a new challenge this week by our very own super talented Silli! Her challenge this week is to create a gift box. I went with this darling schoolgirl Sophie with her cute lil plaid skirt on to create a gift card box for the end of the year teacher's luncheon. Making this out of paper was defintely more economical, especially when they can all be different! But it was a labor of love - I should have googled a template, I think, rather than plow thru 5 sheets of scrap dsp making my own! :)
I filled the inside with tissue paper and a gift card and it was the perfect fit.
The end measurements of this accordion gift box are 4.5" x 3.5".