Thursday, May 24, 2012

CELEBRATING FATHERS Blog Hop!


Welcome to Creations by AR's May Release Blog Hop!  Celebrating Fathers is our theme this month and what was usually a happy and special occasion for me and my family, this year it's actually a very difficult time. My Papa passed away 12 days ago and because we live over 500 miles away from each other, I was not there to say good-bye to him, which I'll always regret.

I'd like to dedicate this month's release to my Papa. I will forever miss his love, his singing and his sense of humor.

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about my father's Army trunk and all the sentimental things he kept inside it. That trunk was the inspiration for this template, Papa's Trunk. It can be used as a gift box, favor box, or as a memento holder.  I wish I had finished it sooner to show him.





A subtle way to tell your Dad to relax is to make this Comfy Sofa Gift Box for him.  There is a hidden box in the seat area just waiting to be filled with tickets to a game!  The best part about this template is that you can add on to make a love seat or a full sectional sofa.


You will have several chances to win one of our new templates just by participating in our hop. All you have to do to qualify to win is to leave a comment at each of the blogs listed below and on Saturday, May 26th, be sure to revisit the blogs to see if your name was chosen as one of the winners!




By the way, we have two new AR Girls!  They are Lori Brown and Lyn Bernatovich. Be sure to congratulate them!

Adela Rossol <you are here>

55 comments:

Karin B said...

Awesome! I was doing lots of 3D projects last fall but the it seems like I have been almost exclusively cards now. I think this has to change!

I love the loveseat and section option too! Then the trunk...lots of possibilities there!

Thanks for sharing!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What fun and clever projects. That armchair is awesome.

AnnaMu said...

Amazing things asusual. Love the sofa but the trunk is awesome too. Love Anna Müller

Wide Eyed Stamper ~ Craft n Be Happy said...

What a fabulous and clever idea this cute chair/ottoman is!!! I miss my Dad so very much, but know he would have really loved this project.
My DH and DS would love it too. Thank you for sharing!
Karen

Ernie said...

This is just perfect for Father's Day now only if you had the remote!

Stephanie said...

These are so unique. I love them. Great "boxes". They really are so much more than just "boxes."

Eva - Esaga said...

Divino baul, pero lo que mas el sofa.
Besos

Lenoria said...

Adela, I am so sorry about the loss of your father, I lost mine 10 years ago but I still have a lot of good memories! I love the designs you have come up with and love the trunk and arm chair!

Purple Card Lady said...

Wow! I love them both, but that comfy chair is speaking to me. The possibilities are awesome!!

A Touch of SOL said...

OMGosh Adela! You know I am such a BIG FAN! This is TOO AWESOME!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

These are fabulous!! Wow!! I especially like the comfy sofa/armchair. It's amazing!!

pennyd said...

Adela, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Wonderful new templates - thank you.

MAGDA said...

Hola Adela mi mas sincero pesame por la muerte de tu padre, las dos plantillas me parecen geniales, me encanta.Un saludo Magdalena

Lyn B said...

Thanks for the inspiring templates Adela!!!! Your designs are so much fun to work with!

Marimer said...

Lo lamento muchísimo, Adela, sé lo que es pasar por ese dolor. Tu trabajo que como siempre es super creativo es un gran homenaje a tu padre.
Las dos plantillas son preciosas, pero el sofá está genial.

Sarah said...

I love the trunk it too reminds me of my father. He was a carpenter and made me a trunk for my 18th birthday to use as my glory box. I still have the trunk and it currently stores all my quilting fabrics. Although my father is still alive, he is no longer able to build anything as he suffers from dimentia, so to make this for him and fill it with memories will be a great gift. Thanks so much for sharing. Sarah

Diana said...

OMG those projects are great. Love that trunk. It is absolutely faboulus

Back Porch Stamper said...

How adorable these templates are! I can't decide which one I like better! Thanks for sharing and providing so much inspiration.

Lola said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My best to you and your family.

Thank you.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love your trunk - both awesome templates! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

lynneatw said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Caring thoughts to you and your family.

La Miscelanea said...

I love the sofa !!!! Amazing projects.

Mila said...

I like your interpretations and the colors you used.
hugs

Jess said...

Adela, these projects are really awesomes, I love them!!!

Axes DesigNs said...

Adela as always.. I love love your templates!! but this time the Papa's Trunk is awesome but more than that the story behind.. Thanks for let me be part of your team!

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claudia said...

Just too cute for words. Wish I had this template - would love to give it to the man in my life.

Mamiogée said...

Coucou!
Que de jolies réalisations. j'aime beaucoup la boite, mais je trouve le fauteuil très mignon et origninal
Bravo pour votre talent!

Faith A said...

This is amazing, a beautiful project, yep! wish mine was around too.

alienanessa said...

Oh my holy goodness! That trunk is fantastic!!!! And that couch with the hidden box under the seat is EXTRAORDINARY!!

Linda L said...

Just amazing, these projects. Thank you for sharing your great talent!

Deb Speijers said...

Oh my! What dad wouldn't love these projects, I can just see mine sitting in that little ole arm chair munching away.

grass said...

Amazing templates!!I loveeee!!!

meta said...

How fun, creative and a new way to celebrate wonderful memories. Thanks

Krystal said...

Those projects are great

Debbie said...

love it! Fabulous ideas!

Sandra said...

I love the trunk. It reminds me of my dad's old tool box that sits in my den still full of his tools.

speedtalka said...

What a beautiful tribute to your papa...I have old tools from my dad and when I saw your truck it brought back (sigh) memories.

Deedee Anderson said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing, Adela. I am sure that he knew how much you loved him, and was very proud of his amazing daughter. Your new templates are such a wonderful tribute to him. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful projects Adela!

lisa808 said...

Adela, the chair is awesome!

Patti J said...

Adela, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. How sad that he wasn't able to see 'his' trunk, but never doubt for a moment that he knew how much you love him. You are a good daughter, my friend, and should have no regrets. He is smiling down on you, and so proud of your amazing creations! Thanks for letting me be a part of your team. Hugs...

Bianca said...

Wonderful I love the card stock and I LOVE bunting!

isabel said...

¡Me encantan los dos, sobre todo el sofá!

Liana Miranda said...

Lindo !!! Adoro as criações 3D !!!

Essa, em especial, está super criativa. Parabéns !!!!

Pam G. said...

These are just The cutiest templates I have seen in a long time. Love the trunk.

Laura said...

Adela que bellos trabajos!! me encantaron ambos, pero mas aun el sofa!! esta increible y super original!!

Me emocione mucho con tu historia!!
Saludos desde Argentina!!

Marion said...

This Comfy Sofa Gift Box is fantastic

ursula said...

These ideas are just wonderful, so many ways in which you can use them....thanks Ursula X

CTgirl said...

Two really amazing projects!
Any dad will be pleased to receive one!!
Rene

Donna said...

Wonderful new templates! I love them both. That chair looks so comfy!

Juliana T said...

I always love your 3d projects! These are great for Father's Day.

jonder at frontier dot com

g said...

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Your new templates are great-so many possibilities! Had fun with this hop-lots of ideas!

TLI74/ex-SU Demo said...

WOWWW what great projects. I never would have thought to make a couch :) hugs to you

Debbie K. said...

Wonderful looking projects, Adela. You are incredibly talented, no doubt about it. I'll bet your Papa was very proud of you. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.