Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Welcome Home...

As I said yesterday, it was my great, childhood friend, Megan's, birthday last week. It just so happens that she lives in Chicago... so, Sammye Jo and I went up, shopped CHA, and stayed with her for the weekend. For her birthday gift, I had to make her something... she had just moved into a new apartment the weekend before, so I wanted to make her something "homey." And this is what I came up with... A framed, 8x10 collage of homemade goodness. Sorry about the awful glare.

This is the top of the collage. I cut out an airplane from the Studio Calico paper and also fussy cut some clouds. The birdie is a pin from K&Co.
Bottom: I personalized a die cut label "Louisville to Chicago and back again... welcome home Megan!" I added the fleur-de-lis charm to the handmade house found at Trinkets NH.
This is the left side: I used a die cut vintage key and attached it with a button and red twine. I love the "LIVE" tag- it just worked perfectly with this project!

And finally, the right side: a personalized mailbox. Probably my fave... Megan's last name starts with a "B" so I added a little monogram.
Megan lives alone, so I hope she looks at this and thinks of me! :) A little reminder that she is loved and missed in Louisville too!


  1. How cute!!! Fantastic job. I love the mailbox, and the clouds, and the bird, and the clock...I love it all.

  2. Love this project. It is beautiful! Great job!

  3. Oh my goodness! I love this card you made - I only just saw it now. Would you mind if I posted it on the Trinkets' blog? It's really wonderful! :)


Due to the amount of SPAM, I have had to turn on Word Verification.
Sorry for the trouble, but I do love your comments and feedback!
Thanks for taking the time to leave one!