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Postby sharonda » Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:25 pm

by sharonda (37 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:25 pm

I have created a shadow box for my daughter as a part of my healing process. It is hanging in my bedroom on a shelf and I absolutely love it. I used a poem that I love, her first picture (her ultrasound)and her stats (DOB, weight, etc.) This is my way of honoring her.

If there are any scrapbookers out there, I would highly recommend it.

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Re : Shadow Box

Postby angelkat » Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:38 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:38 pm

ShaRonda...

That is a wonderful way to pay honor to your daughter. Thank you for sharing and giving us a great idea....

Sending you HUGE HUGS.....


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Re : Shadow Box

Postby josiah1112 » Tue Jul 20, 2004 06:04 am

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Tue Jul 20, 2004 06:04 am

Good for your ShaRonda! How are you doing?

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Re : Shadow Box

Postby for faith » Tue Jul 20, 2004 09:33 am

by for faith (1749 Posts), Tue Jul 20, 2004 09:33 am

Thanks for sharing, that is a great idea!!!!

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Re : Shadow Box

Postby heatherbbb » Sat Jul 24, 2004 03:13 pm

by heatherbbb (603 Posts), Sat Jul 24, 2004 03:13 pm

ShaRonda,

A shadow box is a great idea! I too just recently put together a shadow box for my son. I've arranged items in it but have not yet figured what adhesive I should use to make the items stay when I put it vertical. It's just sitting in my living room until I get it done. I never thought about hanging it in my bedroom. That may be a good idea for me. I like looking at the shadow box because it makes me feel close to my son. I don't know if my husband can handle it though. He prefers not to look at pictures and reminders of our son because it just brings the pain back to the surface for him.

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Re : Shadow Box

Postby sharonda » Tue Aug 03, 2004 05:09 pm

by sharonda (37 Posts), Tue Aug 03, 2004 05:09 pm

When I lost Amaya, I needed a reminder of her everywhere. I had an angel hanging from my rear view mirror in my car, I had a poem in a frame at my desk at work, I made a special bear with wings at Build-A-Bear (crying the whole time - the cashier gave me a hug) My husband stopped me at the Shadow Box. I made it anyway and put it in the spare bedroom. I told him that when he is ready that I will put it in our room. About a couple of weeks later, he was ready but he wanted the box on my side of the room (Sometimes I catch him on my side of the bed looking at it.)

As for the adhesive, try asking the people in the craft store. Tell them the objects for the shadow box. There is a glue called "Gorilla Glue" (I think). It is supposed to work on everything. Let me know if this helps.

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Re : Shadow Box

Postby sharonda » Tue Aug 03, 2004 05:14 pm

by sharonda (37 Posts), Tue Aug 03, 2004 05:14 pm

Also, if anyone needs help making a shadow box, or if you want suggestions on what to put in it (poems, etc.), let me know. I am more than willing to help. I made one for my girlfriend's sister (she recently lost a baby). She told me that it helps to have something to look at and remember her baby by.

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Re : Shadow Box

Postby april » Tue Aug 03, 2004 07:11 pm

by april (477 Posts), Tue Aug 03, 2004 07:11 pm

ShaRonda,

I am so sorry for your lost. I lost my little girl about 5 months ago, so I can feel your pain. I also have some things framed on my shelf in the bedroom. And just the other day, I put together a scrap book. It does help the healing process. Take care.

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