Tell a story on a sap bucket. You give me some information - as much detail as possible, and I will create the story with randomly placed rectangles that appear to be photographs on a scrap book page, painted on one sap bucket. This is a great custom idea.
The story of Mike:
The story of Katie and Matt:
Matt went to college at Syracuse. Katie went to college at Bently. He's from Framingham, MA - She's from Rutland VT. He had a snowboard / she had a smile and the rest is history. Matt proposed with the diamond in a family tradition heirloom. He also had a dozen red roses for her. They were married at St. Joseph's church with a reception at The Stratton Mountain Club. She loves pink Gerberas. They love travel, music and Boston ... here's what I came up with. Now I'm just waiting for the wedding photo to complete this.
Here's the story on the one below:
She makes baskets, they own a boat called "Nothin There" they love to fish and hunt, he is a member of a fishing and hunting club, she loves craft shows, he got a bear this year on Saltash Mountain, they love roasting marshmallows by the campfire, she loves the Giants, he loves the 49er's, they love the lighthouse at Oswego Bay, NY.
This is all of someones favorite places and sayings. Thank you Neil and JoAnne Gruber!
Edson Hill Manor Wedding
I was given the following information (and no photos). They were shocked at the amount of detail and thrilled with the final piece of work.
This was a wedding gift for a couple who love to play the guitar, love to play the Wii (so I chose Guitar Hero since they love guitars), took their first vacation together in Virginia Beach, love to go to shows on Broadway, they went on the Toys 'R Us Ferris Wheel in NYC and ended up in the Barbie car, he sent her a dozen tulips as a surprise one day, they both went to the University of Hartford, and for their wedding, their names are Josh and Joy and their wedding date was 9/1/12, they were putting red and black guitar picks on the table with white lettering. And here's what I came up with:
This was a graduation present for Sean from his mom. He went to BFA, where he played hockey and they won the boy's hockey tournament for the 16th time on record.
The Finnigan Bucket:
This was the most squares I have ever done on a sap bucket, and also a first with a purple background (this was done for his wife, who's favorite color is purple). This bucket contains photos from trips they've taken, including a cruise, swimming with the dolphins and some wildlife, their son's sports, their pets, snowmobiling, cutting down their Christmas tree, his wife's 40th birthday present (a mustang convertable) and more ..
Chelsey's bucket was ordered for her by her mom (who gave me such great detailed information, she made it very easy for me to be able to tell the story). It includes her years in 4-H, basketball career in high school and college and much more.
The Bergh Bucket. Here's their story. They have a camp in Swanton Vermont, on the lake that has been in the family since the 1950's. She loves to feed the wild life there. They currently live in CA. She is a retired home ec teacher who still enjoys making cakes. She loves her flower gardens and they are feral cat rescuers. The yellow kitty in the window (Fleece) is one of the favorites who has passed away (notice the gold halo over his head). They have put an addition on their home with individual heated and a/c units for the cats and they call it "Le Chateau des Chats". Here's what I came up with (Eric sent me very great pictures to work from). The series of photos below are shown as the sap bucket is turned clockwise.
Here's what I was given for information on this one. A couple of pictures of the bride and groom getting married and then the story - they met at the Wheel Inn during a party for the Royal wedding, got engaged there also (not on the same day they met of course), got married in Las Vegas (and included the date), they loved the fountains in Las Vegas, especially at the Bellagio, they have a laboradoodle named Harvey, and just bought a 4 wheeler together, which is black. Here's the creation:
Here is an example, however the photographs I took of these are not very clear and I've already given this to the person who ordered it .. This particular one has someone's childhood home on the front, and then these 4 photographs are from when the kids were younger, something that always took place in the back yard were these 4 events. What I was given for information was a photo of the back yard and a blurry picture of a bunch of kids. This particular group of kids always played soccer, ice skated, had re-enactments of the Olympics and played baseball, in this back yard. Here's what I came up with.
Here are some more .. again, the front is someone's house, the back is made up photographs of all the things they love
This was made for someone who has many flower gardens and LOVES flowers (There are 4 more photos on the other side .. I forgot to get a picture of the other side)
An example of a story would be: "My sister and her husband met at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, they have a German Shepherd who they enter in agility competitions, their favorite place to go is Aruba, here is a picture of their home they built last year and they love to hike and bike in the mountains of Vermont". With just this much information, I could pull together a story bucket, custom designed for them, with very minimal work on your end. Try it .. it's a hit every time .. it's so personal and so unique and they will have it forever.
Here's another example: "My niece went to UVM, she is a nurse, she loves the New York Giants, she went on a mission trip as a nurse to Hataii which is something very near and dear to her heart, she has a camp on Lake George (sends a picture of that), loves bonfires and has 2 black labs named Boa and Bella". That's it .. that's all I need .. it's that simple!