Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Treasury Shadowbox Swap

While I have a little breather, from, what I like to call our Summer Party Season, let me show you a little teenie bit of what I've been up to! I have just participated in a Birthday Treasury Swap designed by Amy Powers of Inspire Co. Wasn't it just the bestest idea!?

We purchased these Tim Holtz Configurations {this is where I bought my shadow box}, filled and decorated them according to our swap partner's taste {I hope}, and shipped them off!

I know that Amy went to a great deal of trouble to match us up with someone compatible. . .
because I gave her a little trouble . . . a result I am certain, of my usual problem, tmi. :)

I was thrilled to discover my assigned partner was somebody that I already admired! Heather from Speckled Egg . . .

You know that soldering is kind of my thing . . .

So doors came into being. Poof! Just like that!

{and the bottle and charm . . . I can't help myself!}

{The little copper nest contains pearls eggs. Of course, I made it, silly.}

and then there's that nature thing . . . I kind of think Heather and I share that . . .

I tried to personalize some of the trinkets. . .

Heather's birthday is represented here, really it is! . . . it's just in kind of . . . almost a secret way . . . ;)

I like this quote . . . it defines a part of me . . . and I suspect a little of Heather . . . Gosh, I sure hope it does, anyway!

"She was a noticer. . . for all the shelves are lined with shells, bird feathers, dried sea grasses, pebbles, eggshells. . . They're just bits that were lying on the ground, that anyone else would step over or on, but she saw they were beautiful and brought them home.". . . The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society . . .

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity, Amy! I absolutely loved this!

Thank you, Heather for playing! I have just loved every minute of it!


  1. ohmystars!
    this is!!!
    what a
    you are
    a gifted

  2. How beautiful!!!! The doors are such an amazing touch. I'm sure Heather is in love with it.

  3. hi Debbi! so glad you stopped by to visit me. I LOVE the box you made for heather. it is wonderful. And, I LOVE your blog. and I hope you dont mind if I borrow the quote about somepeople living in a dream world and some in reality. I too think the same as you! a foot in both worlds. My son recently told a friend of his at easter time, not to mind all the easter decorations then told him "not to mind my mother because she lives in a fairy tale, in fact.. shes probably riding on a pink easter chick right now!" I loved it! I kind of think he was trying to be a little mean and sarcastic, but I thought it described me quite nicely! lol!
    anyways.. glad to have met you and I'm looking forward to more visits!

  4. Well I just LOVED it!!!!

  5. Wow Debbi, I could sit and look at this for hours noticing all the little details. What a magnificent box of treasures and how clever you are to put doors on it - cool.
    Thanks for sharing this with the Stamp Man for our 'Anything T!m' challenge.
    Have a great day.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. Wow - fantastic. I have one of these to make, but I think its going to be a winter project!