Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Believe In Miracles

Spring is surely around the corner, even though Mother Nature seems to be trying to give us an extended winter this year.  With Spring, the world becomes alive again.  Beautiful flowers.......  singing birds......  fresh air............  All wonderful signs of renewal and rebirth.................  and hope.

Spring is also a time that many communities hold their annual Relay for Life events......... This event celebrates life and birthdays, and honors loved ones that have lost their battles with cancer.  In January, I posted about cancer and all the loved ones in my life that have been affected by this disease.  The list, unfortunately, is too long.

And I didn't even tell my sister-in-law's story.  She has lost her mother and two sisters to breast cancer.  My niece, Abby, and her cousins have formed a team and they participate in the annual Susan G. Komen walk in St. Louis.  They have formed a very tight sisterhood through their experiences. 

This weekend Abby is having a surprise birthday party for her mom.  I had several ideas for a gift for Les, but nothing I was over the moon about, until I saw Audrey Hepburn's quote that is being used in this year's Pink fight against cancer.  And then I knew what I wanted to do.

I had this frame, but never had used it for my original idea, so I used it tonight.   The decorative paint around it had a lot of gold and brown tones so I decided to paint it -- I wanted something lighter.  After I taped off the glass and the outside edges with blue painter's tape, I painted a layer of pink metallic acrylic paint.  After it dried, I dry brushed white over it.  After that had dried, I gave it a good coat of Mod Podge. 

While everything was drying, I printed out the quote I used. After the Mod Podge dried I removed the tape, cleaned the glass, and inserted my quote.  Here's the finished product.

I don't know how well you can read the whole quote, so here it is:

I believe in Manicures.
I believe in Overdressing.
I believe in Primping at leisure
and wearing Lipstick.
I believe in Pink.  I believe that
Laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in Kissing; kissing a lot.
I believe in BEING STRONG
when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day, and
I Believe in Miracles.
                                  Audry Hepburn

Thanks for checking out my project!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs ~~ Suz

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  1. Love the frame, very clever! And LOVE that quote! Looks so cute with the various fonts and sizes that you used! And, meaningful ~ love that!

    jeanene@ thequeenbeeshive. com

  2. You are so cute...I love all your beliefs..I concur! Cute makeover on the frame too. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Have fun!! XO

  3. Such a nice makeover! I love the quote and the painted frame looks great.

    I'm here from Debbiedoo's party and am your newest follower. I hope you'll come visit my new blog too.

    Have a great day.


  4. That is so precious and I'm sure she will treasure it.

  5. Hi, visiting from the newbie party. Your frame looks great and the quote is perfect, so sweet and happy. I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you would visit.

  6. What a great thing your neice and cousins do not only for others, but for themselves 'together'!! How awesome! & I love your 'gift'!! Very sweet and the poem you added to the frame is so touching!!!

    Love your blog & following! Found you through Debbie. Isn't she the best?! Have a Great week new friend!

    Coreen xoxo

  7. Oh that is so sweet! I know she is going to love it! Our family will be participate in the annual Susan G. Komen walk in May. Thanks so much for sharing, Vicky

  8. This is beautiful and it will be so meaningful to her. I lost my sister to breast cancer, and had a two year battle with it myself. This quote is perfect.

    I found you on Craft-o-maniac's blog hop and am now following. I'm looking forward to reading more.
    :)Jan at Jewelry4Change

  9. What a thoughtful gift. Really well done!
    I'm here from Debbie's party, and I'm also your newest follower!

  10. That is too cute! I will be thinking about that for my bedroom makeover! :) I found you from Debbies newbie party, I am your newest follower! :)

  11. Hi, Everyone!! Thank you so much for your comments! And if you chose to follow me, WOW! Thank you for that, too!

    My niece and SIL both LOVED the picture. I believe I'll be making a couple more of these. Our Relay for Life is the second weekend of April and I'd like to donate one for that.

    I will be sure to visit your blog, and when I do, I'll say hi!

    Have a great Tuesday!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

  12. I wanted to stop by and thank you so much for linking up to my link party this weekend. I love this picture. Great job. Thx again.


  13. Hi Suz! I came over to see what you made for you SIL as you asked me to...How Lovely! I have never heard the quote...I am very excited about it now!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following...i am now a follower of yours. I just know your SIL will love this and treasure it always! How beautiful...You are truly talented and very thoughtful. Pinkim! TrulySimplyPink

  14. Just lovely. I am trying my hand at a frame redo - hopefully it will turn out beautiful like yours! Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again this week.


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