Thursday, March 1, 2012

FCCB 100 Challenges and memories of my great aunt

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. 
I am very happy I will be staying for another term at FCCB.  I believe this may be my last Thursday Tutorial for awhile.  I have been doing the posts for awhile and will be taking a break.  
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.  Also please stop by and congratulate Robin and the team on 100 challenges.


  1. Suzanne, this is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss and know how much you loved your aunt. I am praying for you during this difficult time. Hugs!

  2. What a gorgeous project and the picture of you lovely aunt is just too sweet. I'm so very sorry for your loss, we can all tell you treasure her memory. Big hugs!

  3. It is very beautiful. I am so sorry to hear about your aunts passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  4. I know that you totally made your aunts day with this beautiful framed artwork!! Suzanne you made her last year so wonderful and it was so awsesome that you could celebrate with her on her 100th birthday. I am also glad that you got to see her before she passed. Hugs my friend!