The Artist in Me

The Artist in Me


Monday, April 18, 2011

Today is a very special day; twenty five years ago today my only son was born!! What a wonderful blessed event that was. He ended up being our only son, and one of the four proudest accomplishments that hubby and I ever had (along with our three beautiful daughters). He is one of the most intelligent people I have ever known and has been able to accomplish everything he has ever attempted. There are never sufficient words to describe the love and pride that a mother feels for one of her children so I won't even attempt to do so other than to say that my heart swells each and every time I think of him. Happy Birthday Nick, I love you big as the world!!!! :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Matchboxes and weddings

The theme for the April swap over at our matchbox swap group on flickr is weddings. One of the members, Jeanie, suggested it to coincide with the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I have an even better reason to be doing weddings though; my youngest daughter will be getting married in less than a month, and we're all about weddings here at my house right now. :) I'm in the midst of making jewelry and flowers, and all kinds of other wedding related things. Excitement is in the air.

I took some time out of our real wedding preps to make the matchbox though, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. First I painted the matchbox a creamy white color, and then glued lace all over it. I pasted a very pretty creamy white ribbon all around the edges as well as each end of the box. I had already found my image of a vintage wedding couple, so I added a bit of greenery to the top of the box, and then the couple. After that, I embellished with beads, a creamy white ribbon rose, and a set of wedding rings.

The inside is chock full of little wedding related goodies that I hope my partner Jonathan will enjoy, but I won't show that until after he receives the box, so he'll be surprised.

This was a really fun matchbox to work on....now back to the real life wedding. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring at my house

I was wandering around the yard this morning and took a few pix of what is blooming. It's so nice to see some color in the yard. We've been having spring like weather here for awhile now, along with a little cold snap or two, but it seems that the flowers are coping well. I just love being outside piddling around; would much rather be outside working than inside. Would rather mow than vacuum any day!! LOL Here are some pix, hope you enjoy them.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I LOVE birds!! In our matchbox swap group this month, the theme was birds. We had to do a matchbox and some goodies to send to our partner that was all about birds. This is my contribution. It was sooo much fun working on this one. The little book was made using a paper punch and various pix and such of all kinds of little birdies. I so do love the quote on the back of the box. It's been sent to my partner and I'm hoping she loves it as much as I did when I made it. :)

This is my Romance matchbox for a swap at Matchbox monthly swap over on Flicker. This was our February theme. I loved using the little bingo card as the background and the little flower to embellish. We're having a great time with these little matchboxes. :)