Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My first Video post :), A Scrapbook page and a Project Sneak :)

Good Morning Everyone :)

I was cleaning out some stuff this weekend (bags and bags o'stuff) - it was that kind of a weekend KWIM? And I came across some pictures of me as a wee baby :) and it just made me stop in my tracks... sometimes its hard to believe how quickly time passes... I usually do scrapbook pages of my kids, but haven't really done any just of me --- so I thought - hey - I should do a little something "reflective" of some of my baby/child pictures and journal them so that I might always keep focused on my "big" dreams and "big" wishes in the midst of the daily hustle and bustle... In the middle of doing that, I remembered what my sweet friend Adela had told me awhile back - that I should do a blog post on my name - since my first name is pronounced differently than it looks - so I thought it would be fun to do that and to do a little video post (my first, yay!) as a way to say hi to everyone "in person" :))) so here is my first video post :

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Sorry if I rambled there for a bit, its a little strange to talk... to the computer without feeling slightly dorkish :) so sorry for any dorkiness :)) but I am really so happy to be part of blogland and feel so lucky to have made so many wonderful friends in the process!! You guys rock!!!

In the cleaning out process that I mentioned, I found this baby picture of my mother holding me and I knew that I immediately wanted to scrapbook it - and not just scrapbook it - but see it all the time - so I created a 6x6 layout that could fit into the calendar stand that Taylor has in her Taylored Expressions store:

Here is a closer peek at the side of the calendar stand (it comes in natural color, and I painted it this color and then decorated it with some BoBunny papers.


And here is a closer look at the page of me and my mother (also known as my rock)... I used the beautiful sentiment from Helen Keller: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the Heart." from the stamp set: Discover Your Wings and the sentiment "Thankful for You" is from the stamp set: Celebrate Life:

I also paper pieced the butterfly that is in theDiscover Your Wings stamp set as an accent piece for the page. I love how this turned - more than anything because I am able to see this page on my desk, not just in a scrapbook on the shelf. Can't wait to show it to my mother when she comes to visit :)
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And one more thing! Today I am the hostess over at the Stamp A Sweet Impression blog and was having a lot of fun with Favors! :) Here is a little sneak peek of my project there:


I would love it if you would *--->hop on over to the SASI blog <---*and tell me what you think :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!! (thanks for watching my rambling video :)
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Big hugs :)
Sankari :)

31 comments:

Adela said...

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! I couldn't help smiling while listening to you! Can't wait to see more of your videos and next time, include your little darlings! Love you, Shawnie -- I mean, Shawn-Ka-Ree

Sankari W. said...

LOL Adela!!! THank you, I was inspired by our conversation to make this :)) Sending you lots of love!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Sweet Sweet Sankari!! LOVED the video!!! So good to hear your voice....you should go into radio...you have a great radio voice!!

Hugs, my friend! LOVE your scrap page!!! What a cute baby you were!

Tasha said...

Wow you are extremely stunning as is your wonderful creation!
love tasha xx

Radha said...

You Rock CC!
Sankari... it is spelling is right right???:))

Love the music, is super perfect:))
and u have a perfect glow:))

Wow... well done my dear. u r a great inspiration in my life, my blog, my card makings... and many other thing... it is so good to have u in mia Vida!!
True!

Isha said...

Nice to see you Sankari...love your todays cards too.

calendula said...

Thank you so much for inspiration!
Your work just great!!! :)

Tori Wild said...

Great first video Sankari... i loved the editing too... GO HAWKS! :) Your TE card with the fish is just FANTASTIC BTW!! I wanted to also ask you if you were by chance going to the Des Moines Copic class?!? I just signed up and I heard Taylor was going to be there too!

Brooke S said...

Are you so cute or what.... You to totally be so cool on camera/computer(he,he) You totally rocked the video..I loved every minute of it... Next time you have to share with everyone the bubbly and sugar sweet hello And Good by You always give to me... You are always full of so much LOVE and always make everyone the most important person in the world.. thanks for your beautiful example you share with me... I love you... My sweetie Sankari :)

Miss you...
HUGS
BROOKE

Kisa Peters said...

YOU are a beautiful creature and your name is as beautiful as your smile! It was so nice to 'see' you on video, almost as nice as it was to meet you in person(once you figured out who I was lol!)

Your baby picture is wonderful - and if that is your mother - it is no surprise that you carry such grace and beauty!

Meghana said...

I love what you've created with your photo. I have so many old pics of myself as well as my husband when we were little. His mother passed on a whole bunch, and they're all so sweet. Feeling inspired to create something with them now. Enjoyed your video. It's amazing how shy you seem although you're a stamping diva!!!

Diana Gibbs said...

I love you Sankari!
I love the video, and was waiting to see your son dancing back and forth in the background...ha!
Go have some hot chocolate, after you MOVE the card away...

Love ya,
Di

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Awwwwwwww, look at you!! I love your video! You are so pretty! That's what I was thinking the whole time I was watching your video, that and you have great teeth! :) I feel a bit awkward talking to the camera too. But I love watching other people's videos so I put some on my blog too. I love your video and I hope you do more of them.

Broni said...

I LOVE your first video! You are darling and you should definitely make more videos! And the page of you and your mother is beautiful!! I love that you can keep it out and see it all the time! Looking forward to "seeing" more of you!! Lots of hugs!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Shawnie, you are AWESOME! Good Lord, you are so gorgeous! I loved your video! I want my nose pierced like you, too! :)

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh My, Shawnie! You are as beautiful as your projects! You are such a sweetie! I loved your video and would love to see how you make a card. WOW!

Your calendar is gorgeous and I love the page with your and your mom.

I was the same as Adela. I kept smiling during your video. I am so glad I got to meet.

samaranavi.blogspot.com said...

oh my G-d! I was smiling the entire time while I was listening and looking at you. You are the picture of sweetness! So much more shy than I imagined and sooo adorable! I love how you admit your process to card making...had to laugh! And those teeth...holy camolly are they sparkly gorgeous!!! It was just the sweetest way in the world to start of my morning (it is 8:47 a.m. here in Ontario.) Oh gosh you are sweetness...like I didn't know...but now it is sweetness squared!!!! xox Samara

Isabelle said...

You are so cute! that was a great intro video, I was very interested in the origin of your name and yes i did watch it till the end! I just want to tell you that i really admire your work, i think you are absolutely awesome and very surprised to know that it takes you so long to create your cards.
you are truly an insipration!

Anonymous said...

You could not be any cuter and the video was well done!! Keep them coming.

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a beautiful project!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cuuute video Sankari! Thanks for the little bit into your world :) Awesome scrapped page :)

Karen said...

Sankari, that was a Wonderful video!! I really enjoyed listening to your soft, peaceful voice while you wore a great big smile.....no wonder your blog is a Sunshine Corner! :>:>

Great scrap layout! Its so fun to find old photos, isn't it?! You're making me want to pull out some of mine. :>

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

SANKARI!!!!! How totally LOVELY to hear your voice. It's always so lovely to have a voice to the face.. and a gorgeous face it is. Your video made me SMILE... a smile I assure you I needed. Can't wait to hear you again.

Oh and GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS Scrap page.

xx SJK

Jane said...

WOW!!! Your smile is contagious!!! Loved your video and I love all your projects!

Banu said...

WOW..It was great to see the video and I feel the same way as Jackie..you have a totally Radio voice :)

Donna said...

oh, I totally MISS YOU!! Thanks for doing this so I can see you and hear you again - how I wish we lived closer together!! Love your scrapbook page of you & your mom, she is beautiful too!

Sharon said...

Sankari,

You ahve a beautiful smile girl! Thanx for the video it was so nice getting to "officially" in a sense anyway - hehe, meet you. I have yet o post a video on my blog as well and I canjust imagine it would seem as though you were talking to yourself. lol You did a great job tho. BRAVO!

Sharon : )

Ree Donnelly said...

Sankari,
I agree with everyone on their comments! I was so happy watching the vid, I was smiling too! Contagious, I tell ya!!!
I was going to comment anyway after seeing the scrap page. I love what your wrote about your Mother. Such sweet little things you wrote, the million sweet little memories we have of our mothers...*sigh* It is beautiful to put them down in writing, I think. Funny how smells are a big part of our memory...
Well anyway, loved it, and the video. Now I can stop calling you san-KAR-ee in my head and say it right!! LOL!
Your work is always STUNNING, Sankari, and I am truly in awe of it and inspired. Thanks for brightening our days!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my goodness Sankari....I love how you pronounce your name and the story behind it....how would we ever have known if you didn't do this wonderful video to tell us....then your smile WOW I am a dental assistant (retired) and you have a most beautiful smile sweetie....I am envious, in a good way! Thank you for taking the time to video yourself for us to meet you in cyber person! I feel so blessed....you opened a door to your heart! Thank You!!!! Hugs~Donna

Anthonette said...

My dear sweet Sankari! I love that your name means "bringer of bliss". That is so cool! You have the best smile.

The layout of you and your mom is precious.

I feel so lucky to have met you in real life last month. I enjoyed every minute. Miss you!

Erica said...

What a beautiful name for such a beautiful talented young lady. Your cards always inspire me. Thanks for the intro. I like to be able to say the names of the people whom I visit. I just knew I was botching up yours. Now I won't. I hope to see videos, but in your own time.