Sunday, October 24, 2010

The big sister I never had, and a giveaway alert!

I was matched up with a veteran Bella in the Big Sister/Little Sister program for Silver Bella newbies!  Her name is Elizabeth, and she's been to Silver Bella each year!  Over the last several weeks, she's checked in with me, given me Bella advice, and offered her help in so many ways as the big weekend approaches.

Then, last weekend, she sent me this surprise!

Elizabeth does paper collage, and is an avid stamper -- she embellished this beautiful old book that had belonged to her grandmother, for me!

The book was perfect, don't you think?

I'm in awe of all her details...

and the special touches...

 like this buffed celluloid button!

Not only that, but she included some linens, felted wool sweater pieces, and trims that she knew I would love!

I am spoiled.  (And, I'm in good hands for Silver Bella, don't you think?)

In other wonderful news: Barbara's having a giveaway to celebrate her new online shop, BuntyBarmcake.co.uk!   You can win one of her delicious project packs!  Enter at this post on her blog.  Hurry, contest ends November 6!

6 comments :

Christine said...

You are definately spoiled!!! As soon as I get some other things done, I'm going to dive into an altered book for my mom!!! This one is lovely!

Alyssa said...

What a wonderful gift! And I love her embellishments. Now I'm really tempted to make my own altered book.

Jingle said...

What a beautiful gift! It is stunning!!!

stephanie said...

How beautiful! I'll be at Silver Bella too. Hope we get a chance to meet...

Have enjoyed my visit to your blog today...

Thespa said...

I am completely jealous. Not only of that absolutely GORGEOUS book she made and sent to you, but of the fact that you get to go to that most wonderful event. I've been saving my pennies all year and hope to have enough saved for next year. I've been wanting to go for 2 years. So many wonderful blog posts about it and amazing artists and fun. You are going to have a most awesome time! I would love to hear all about it and see as many pictures as you can possible remember to take while in the midst of such creative activity, when the time comes. Have fun!

Thespa
Vintiquities Workshop

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that book with the owl!