Saturday, 4 June 2011

Skull Blog Hop - Love is eternal

I'm thrilled to be taking part in my first blog hop which is hosted by the Smeared and Smudged forum. Today is Skull Appreciation Day, want to know more, check out Skull-A-Day here as they are the ones that started it all off. Click on the Skull day blog hop button on the right to learn more about the hop.


Here is my Skull inspired project for the hop, I've used the skull digital stamp from Delicious Doodles. The box is one of the large cooks matchboxes with a mini book in side. Most of the photos were taken by me in local cemeteries and some of the graves are of my ancestors and the verse is one that always reminds me that our love ones are never far away. Compared to love, death is nothing at all.













To check out some other great Skull ideas here is a list of the other participants in the skull hop. Go on celebrate the Skull, it's an important part of you .



Debbie


Edited to add
To the people who have asked about the verse I use, I'm afraid I know very little about it, can't even remember where I got it from and the copy I've got does not list an author, it just says Anon.

I don't mind at all if anyone wants to copy it for their own use. Good words are best shared is my motto. I have written it out in a post on my faith and heritage blog 'Witchery Grove', if anyone wants to just paste and copy it to their own files.

Frith x 

35 comments:

  1. I love this!!! Wonderful project, I love all the sayings on the journal pages!!!! Wonderful!

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  2. What a gorgeous and meaningful project! thanks so much for sharing it with us! xxD

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  3. WOW - what a stunningly awesome project. I just love that poem. Where is it from ???
    Hugz
    Ike xx

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  4. These are great! I love the matchbox! What a cool idea.

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  5. Great project, would make a treasured gift

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  6. Fantastic project, really cool

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  7. What a wonderfully inspirational project, it's just amazing :D

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  8. Such a creepy-cool project! I love that the gravestones are those of your ancestors... brilliant way to document a family tree. LOVE this!

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  9. Oh my- this is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad you shared some of the pictures and the inside pages. Truly a fabulous project.

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  10. Really thoughtful! The gravestones of passed family are such a nice touch. The size is perfect for such a keepsake!

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  11. A fantastic project a great box and book
    Luv Jane xxx

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  12. I am blown away! This is beyond awesome!

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  13. this is awesome love the box and then you get the book, totaly gorgeous

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  14. What a masterpiece! A beautiful tribute to all loved ones everywhere. After my husband died I started such a project. A gift to my family, my children especially. With your permission I would like to include your writing. It speaks volumes of insights and feelings I want to share with my children. Simply beautiful project. Thank you for sharing. Just what I needed to read.

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  15. very nicely done! lot of work in this project and it shows!

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  16. I am IN LOVE!!! HA! That is my other freaky item of love and curiosity...cemeteries and gravestones. I like to also take photos of them.

    In fact I have created 4 collage sheets of graves and such images.

    SO wonderful a project, and a loving tribute to your ancestors!! Your lovely creation is in my top 4 so far.

    new follower here :)

    inky hugs,
    Susan

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  17. The red and black combination is lovely; it evokes that feeling that says passion and mystery. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. what an awesome idea! lovely!

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  19. Great project, got to say I am loving that little book the pictures inside are just beautiful x

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  20. What a beautiful project and wonderful as a memeory keeper too.

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  21. What a fantasitc project, and a wonderful idea! I have so many beautiul photos from cemetaries...I think you have inspired me to make one of these albums!

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  22. that digi is absolutely perfect to go with your beautiful book. I am in awe of your lovely photos. what a special keepsake.

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  23. What a special project. It is a wonderful keepsake.

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  24. I'm very glad to know that I am not the only one who scrapbooks their cemetery photo collection. :)

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  25. What a gorgeous project. Love that the matchbox contains that beautiful minibook.

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  26. What an amazing idea - I love how you've used all the old cemetery photos (I love these too), what am beautiful project!

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  27. This is just so beautiful.
    Perfect. Nothing else to say but ...PERFECT.
    lynx

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  28. ok wow...that is the coolest book ever! OMG I love the pics and the verses....(gasp) what a great idea...seriously I'm speechless its that great! I'm so coming back here I would love to make one of these.

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  29. such a beautiful tribute to your ancestors! The digi is my fave of Teri's & I love that you chose it for the box's top. Gorgeous photography! Thank you for sharing this and for hopping with us!

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  30. What a fabulous piece of art! I'm loving what you did and am so glad you found us and joined our hop! Beautifully done! I'm now a follower and can't wait to see your other projects! Hope to see you around on the forum!

    :)tOri

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  31. Beautiful words Jane and a sweet little book - a lovely little treasure.

    Karen x

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