Thursday, October 8, 2009

A BEAUTIFUL LIFE!

Inside of this box is MY treasure.
I made it just for ME!
"A Beautiful Life" is finished!
Box & all!
Tucked inside of the box lid is the picture of the lady in a corset that I did not get into the book but loved the print so I had to use it somewhere. On top of the lady is a feather from Sandy B. and the rest of the lovely pink velvet vintage ribbon. (Gosh, I hated to use the last piece.) Also I used the luscious feathers topped with a broach . Carole had sent me a baggie loaded with shoe clips and pins. I glued one broach on top of the other to give it more dimension. (Please keep Carole in your prayers. She needs our love and support at this difficult time.)
This is the top of the outside of the box.
This is the inside top of the lid and the last photo is the inside of bottom of the box.
What a fun project!
Inside this box are a few of my friends, (or a part of them at least). No one will love this box of goodies like I do because I know the meaning behind each and every detail. I thought about each person, each piece as a unit and how well they would blend together. And they DO work together so well!!
I am a happy girl tonight. (It doesn't take alot to impress me but this project does and will continue to do so for a long long time.) Thank you again, Heather and all of you who pleased my creative senses. You are such sweet people.
Blessings to each one tonight,
Sharon

24 comments:

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your journal and the box turned out very beautiful and it looks like you had a lot of fun making them. Julia :-)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sharon... your box is just beautiful... I just now signed up for the course.... Tom is going away for a couple days and I thought this would be a mini retreat for me to do while he is gone.... I think I may like to try to a christmas one to set out as decoration since I am going to downsize and really just use the best of my best Christmas belongings this year..... I will be on the search for a box ...... I will really be behind everyone but that is ok....

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your work is gorgeous!! I love the victorian look and you do it so well. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Pat

sandra said...

Sharon,
You did such a beautiful job on your box and journal....they're both stunning. I love the way you've used so many precious mememtos from special friends. Every detail is just gorgeous. I finished my journal, but just found a box, so am beginning to work on it.
Hugs,
SandraBlanks

debi said...

Ooooooh! Your box is just as beautiful as your journal. What a gorgeous piece of art in which to house your journal!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Just beautiful!!

Betty said...

Wow!! Sharon this is so awesome! Your box is just as pretty as the journal. I know this is something you will treasure for many years to come. Congrats on such a great job.

Lori said...

Sharon, the box you made for your journal is a stunner...that is so sweet that you were able to use goodies from your friends in your design...i have something from a blogland friend on every spread in my journal...that made it even more special to me:)

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Just gorgeous Sharon! But everything you touch is :)

candice♥

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Sharon! Your box is just beautiful. You SHOULD be happy girl. I know how good it makes me feel when I'm working on a project and everything just falls into place as it should. I've enjoyed looking at all your work. Your jewelry is very pretty too. Thanks for coming by for a visit and have a great week!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Myrna said...

Hi Sharon! Your journal and box are exquisite!! You've inspired me!
How fun to do something of beauty just for yourself...Great job!
Blessings!
Myrna

English Cottage in Georgia said...

OO lala!!! What a joy to surf over to your blog and have your lovely creations unfold before my feasting eyes. I LOVE altered art (collages) or whatever it is called. I have several pieces which I have acquired through ebay and antiques shops.
Thank you for the sweet comment you left at English Cottage in Georgia.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a beautiful art piece, and so wonderful that it holds special memories. Sharon, when you head this direction be sure and let me know in advance, OK? I'd love to meet you if possible.
Hope your having a wonderful week!
Debra

Debbi said...

Sharon--thanks for the guestbook entry on my website! Actually I don't know how I missed your BEAUTIFUL art either!! Wow, I have been surfing your blog looking at all the lovely creations and the vintage images--I will be back!

Cynthia K. said...

Sharon ~ I have spent at least an hour perusing many of your posts and I am so impressed with you that I just signed up as your follower. I don't want to miss anything! Your journal and box are absolutely the most gorgeous ones I have ever seen - really! They are exactly my style. We think alike and love many of the same things, including the Lord. The instant I saw your dear grandfather's picture I knew he was a special, sweet man. On of my granfathers was also a traveling preacher and street preacher. Bless their hearts. Love your pumpkin story - God is so good....will pray for your friend who lost her Dad.

Come see me when you have a minute between journals and beading!

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Charlene said...

Sharon, Thank you for stopping by. That journal you saw is Heather's I used it as an advertisement for her workshop. I just signed up yesterday but, can't wait to start working on it. Yours is amazing!!!!! It is soooooooooooo special to think of each person & story behind all the items in the journal isn't it. I haven't even started yet but, I can tell in just thinking about it that the memories will flow! Thank you for sharing your treasure.

salige lavendel said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! You are really clever an creative.I will come back to have a look at your nice artwork. Have a nice day :)

ByLightOfMoon said...

Your journals are beautiful and now and then you just have to make something for yourself to love and cherish! You have a beautiful blog, I just found you from your entry at Dawn's on the fairy images! Smiles, Cyndi

Attic Charm said...

Sharon, your journal and box are just beautiful! You did such an amazing job of making it reflect "you"...my absolute favorite touch is the feather in the ladies hand from your granddaughter - so perfect! I can relate to the hours and hours of digging through stuff for just the right thing hehe, in fact I'm still doing it :). Hopefully I'll finish mine before the workshop is taking down!

Thanks for sharing your lovely work!
Laura

Couture de Papier said...

Oh my gosh so beautiful and elegant.Thank you for lovely comment on my blog!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Sharon,
What treasures!! You always put so much thought and detail into everything you make. Gorgeous job!!
I wanted to tell you that I just posted something on my blog that reminded me so much of you. I bragged about you a bit and included a link to your blog. I hope you like it!

Halo Hill said...

Very pretty, Sharon!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This turned out lovely Sharon!

Betty said...

Hi sharon, wanted to let you know I had an award for you on my blog if you want to stop in and pick it up. Have a great day!

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