Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A second look on the 2nd and calendar art

Happy April!  I'm excited to join Elizabeth in her new series sharing a second look on a old project not shared before meeting her. This is my first time getting to share mine, there isn't much that I've made other than scrapbooks/PL albums so I was happy to remember this project of mine.
I forgot what this is called, but it had some of the miniatures I used to collect. One day on Ali Edward's blog she had a weekend project ideas and I thought this would be fun.
So I cleaned it out and found some of my favorite photos of the kids/family/activities and scrapbook embellishments and went to town filling it up. I left some blank thinking I'd add new ones later but I never feel the need too. I like it just the way it is, shows what we were like at that time.
I do remember being a little afraid cutting my favorite photos so small in case it didn't work out, thankfully  I remember only 2 that didn't work. Elizabeth, I'm guessing you probably know what this thing is called, I want to say it's something with tray in it?? Let me know if you or if anyone knows.
Thank you for letting us share our "second look on the second" with you Elizabeth and gang. Can't wait to see what you will be sharing.
Look what I found today, little spring blooms growing. So excited they popped up, can't believe it with all the cold we've been having. What a great surprise today for the first day of April. Today Rich and I celebrated our 20th year anniversary too. Time is flying for sure, it feels like it was just yesterday. We didn't do anything special and didn't need to either, was nice just being home together.
Have a wonderful Easter and spring break for those having one. We start ours on Friday, so I won't be posting next week. We have a few things planned and if weather is nice enough we can just enjoy the outdoors I hope. Before, I go here is a peek at my March calendar I finished.
I love how it turned out and using just the two colors with pops of black when needed. I have different ideas for April's and will share it later. I do still love filling these squares.
Thanks for visiting!


  1. Love your type drawer Dawn! and also your March calendar! There is so much fun detail in each of these projects! Have a great day!

  2. Yes, Michelle is right. It is a type set drawer that used to hold old metal type (letters and numbers) for printing presses. It is in excellent condition. Oftentimes, these old drawers have chipped and missing sections. You did a marvelous job with the images and the overall balance.

    So very glad you could join Second on the 2nd this month. I really enjoyed this post, as well as your March calendar.

  3. Enjoyed your second, my first, look at your project. What a beautiful and unique way to display treasured memories!

    Happy 20th anniversary and enjoy Spring Break!

  4. Happy Anniversary! We've got our 21st coming this month as well. I always wanted to do a shadow box type project with a type set drawer but never got my hands on one.
    Thanks for the second...or min my case...first look. :)

  5. What a wonderful project Dawn.
    I have one of those printers trays (a good friend's father had a print shop) and have had best intentions of doing something with it. Mine would really need a good dusting!
    I am thinking it was a lot of work cutting each precious photo to fit the turned out great as did your calendar page!
    Happy Anniversary!
    We celebrate 34 years on the 11th.
    Happy April
    Happy Spring
    Happy Happy Everything!

  6. What a great use of that drawer. You made something you will treasure for a long time I'm sure.


  7. What a wonderful family heirloom you created. Thanks for sharing a second look at it, although I don't believe I've seen it before.

    Thanks you for the wonderful comments you have left on my blog. Have a super time during spring break....remember when we called it Easter Vacation?? I still do

  8. Happy Happy Anniversary!!! Love what you've made here. I'm so glad you got it out of the archive and shared it with us.! Hugs! deb

  9. Is it that long since I have been here? I missed this post and never knew about this project too. Time sure is flying.
    Dawn, I love this project of yours.So cute to see all the tiny photos. Oh my! I missed your annivessay too. My Belated anniversary wishes my dear friend.This one was special too right 😊

  10. Hi Dawn! I absolutely love your wonderful "second look" project! It is amazing! And the photo of your spring flowers peeking up is amazing! I want to wish you a wonderful belated anniversary and belated and blessed Easter, too, my friend! I always love your visits to my blog and yes, we have been watching the Middle and laughing our heads off. The one of Mike singing in the car was so funny - we roared!!!! Hope you are having a good day! HUGS!!!!!

  11. I love your project, it is wonderful!