Monday, September 30, 2013

60th Birthday Surprises!

My girlfriend Krys and I became friends a long time ago, having met through our shared love of Victoriana.  Krys has shared her artistic designs and style through her skill with Jasc's PSP software, creating amazing digital designs, while I have toddled along with my outdated Microsoft's PhotoDraw II, intially creating digital designs but then taking my art into decorative painting, oil painting and now of course, the mixed media and art journaling.  Naturally, I had to haul her along into this latest adventure with me!  LOL 

Krys has continually amazed and delighted me with her beautiful creations and for my birthday, she surprised me with the following box, filled with goodies!  The box itself is beautiful decorated with rose tissue paper, green mirrored butterflies, hearts & bling, quotes and words of friendship.  The little placard is evidence of our history today and shared love of Victoriana.  The candles, hand frosted and tinted!

I love my Friendship Journal!!  Its absolutely beautifully filled with gorgeous images, embellishments and thoughts -- all again, reflecting our love of Victoriana, roses and friendship together.


And finally, I was gifted two beautiful ATC's that she had made (and I had drooled over! lol) using her personal bits of no-longer worn or broken jewelry to adorn the rest of the designs which incorporate the ATC Backgrounds she offers digitally through her ETSY shop, Fey Arte of Faeries
What is even more amazing and heart-warming to me is that Krys' is on a horrendously limited budget for her creative supplies and finds the most fantastic values to make a tight craft budget go a long way!  I'm SO proud of her for showing me (all of us!) that being awesomely creative doesn't require a big studio full of stuff!

Krys' 60th Birthday is late next month.  Boy! - I'm going to have to work hard to match the fun for hers!!  LOL

12 comments:

  1. Your friend Krys made you an awesome gift that really shows how much she knows you and what you share together in your love of all things Victorian and frilly.. So pretty I know you will enjoy the beautiful treasures she has made you..
    Sandy :)

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    1. Thank you Sandy! We surely are always abundantly blessed when a gift shows thought for our special interests! :-) (((hugs)))

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  2. What a wonderful and beautiful gift!

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  3. What a beautiful gift .Krys is wonderful person. And a very creative person Von you very luck to such a great friendship.

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I am indeed lucky to have such a great friendship and feel blessed to have you in that circle too, m'lady!! ((Hugs))

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  4. I'm so glad you liked your gifts Von. Got to tell you it was getting really hard to come up with excuses of why I wasn't sending pictures of what I was working on. ROTFL Hugs....

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    1. LOL Krys!!! I love every single thing and have them displayed where I can see it all everyday and use that box too! It was made to store treasures! Love you girlfriend ... make a blog so others can see what you do too ... when you aren't hiding things from me, that is! LOL

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    1. Thank you Steff!! (((Hugs))) You and your darling little albums triggered the thought! lol

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  6. Happy birthday, Lady Von! And, what a lovely gift from a very special friend. Krys is also very talented! Mwah!

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    1. Thank you Kay! I wish others could see some of her work ... will have to encourage her to get a blog too! ;-)

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