Thursday, January 29, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Present
Today I am sharing an early birthday present that my email friend, Cathy made for me. She wrapped it with pretty yellow (my favorite color) paper and ribbon.

Book
A homemade butterfly themed "collage book." Cathy filled it with poetry, artwork and beautiful embellishments. Take a peek inside...

Butterfly

 Butterflies

Butterfly

Butterflies

Butterfly
Isn't it wonderful?! Cathy put a lot of hard work and love into it and I am thankful for her thoughtfulness and friendship. Thank you for taking a look at my show and tell!


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

87 comments:

Angie said...

What a great gift!

LDH said...

Hi Kelli,

Such a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Jessica said...

The time and effort your friend poured into your gift must have been a joy knowing you would appreciate such an awesome treasure. I just love it too.

BECKY said...

This is a lovely gift indeed!! She must highly treasure you, Kelli! I'm sure it brought you a lot of joy to go through!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Blessings,
Becky

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yes, it is wonderful! Very beautiful, and extra special because she made it! Thanks for sharing, it is a good idea for us to make for our friends too!

Katherine

♥Sarahlcc♥ said...

That is a lovely gift Kelli! The iridescent butterfly gives the cover just the right touch.

Cheryl said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Lady Katherine said...

Its so lovely Kelli! I thought you had made it. Your friend has a great talent, just like you. I love the butterfly and the roses.

Kristen said...

Wow! That is absolutely stunning. What a wonderful gift.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

It's beautiful - she put a lot of hard work into it.

Mimi Sue said...

Lovely. Mimi

glorv1 said...

I love that journal. I've been working on mine but it takes time to even think of what I will put into it. I love doing that though. I think I have about 25 journals from previous years, but it's only recently that I started embellishing them. Your friend must really care a lot for you. Very nice.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kelli...what a cute gift from Kathy.! A gift that is made for someone is truly special indeed...what a great friend! Susan

Melinda said...

You are so talented and crafty! I always find inspiration for new projects here!

Dianne said...

Collage you say? You are speaking of my favorite paper craft and what a lovely book Cathy gave you. Happy Birthday too!

Cathy said...

Wow, Kelli, that is just beautiful. What a sweet gift from your friend. And I know it means a lot to you.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift. Thank you for sharing it.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli
What a lovely gift! You can tell she spent alot of time in making this very special!
Happy Show and Tell Friday!
Love, Ann

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It's wonderful!

Kathy said...

What a great book, Kelli. I love the purple bejeweled butterfly and fairy. A really lovely, thoughtful gift from your friend.
xo...Kathy

Gracie said...

I'm at work right now and due to internet connection restrictions, I can't post my link to Mr Linky, but I've posted my S&T in my blog, so go and check it!
About the book you received Kelli, I think that's a very thoughtful surprise and it just gave me a nice iea.......

JanMary said...

Beautiful gift from your friend.

Thanks for sharing. My post is up - my wedding day nearly 17 years ago!

. said...

Isn't that nice?!

Alfazema

Hootin' Anni said...

THAT is amazing. It's all so beautiful.

My show n tell is now posted. It's only worth let's see....$27 total. LOL

Tina Leigh said...

Oh Kelli how nice!!! It is beautiful! A keep sake to be passed on for sure....like passed on to me!!! I really love it!!! You deserve such nice things.

Constance said...

How very pretty that is! A very special gift from a very special friend!
Connie

"Dove" said...

Just gorgeous. What a thoughtful friend!

Michelle said...

Kelli,

That is such a beautiful gift. It looks amazing. What a thoughtful friend!
Blessings,
Michelle

FeeBeeKay said...

Such a special gift, and so very beautiful. The butterflies are so delicate - and it must be lovely to sit and browse through it. Hope it brings you lots of happiness!

FeeBeeKay

LBP said...

What a beautiful gift! You can tell so much creative talent went into that.

Blessings

Linda

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Kelli! This is a precious gift! One you will keep forever, I'm sure. I apologize for missing the guidelines on participating for my first Show & Tell today. I noticed you'd removed my link, and decided to sift through the updated guidelines and learned why. I did add a pic of something I own and told something about it, and combined it with my shopping spree post. I'm so sorry...I was just so excited to post...I missed that piece! Please forgive...thanks kindly! ~Ciao - ~CC

Janet, said...

that is beautiful! She is very talented.

Smilingsal said...

Cathy spent hours on that gift! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a nice gift. She is indeed a good friend to give you such a lovely, thoughtful gift.

Have a great Friday!

Frazzled Mom said...

What a good friend to make a special, personalized gift for you.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a beautiful gift! The effort and love she put into it is apparent!

Manuela

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

What a cute idea! I love the butterflies. I also love your centerpiece post a few posts back. The pine cones and grapevine balls are cute with the candles.

I just found your blog on "Between Naps on the Porch." I will definitely be back.

Linda C said...

This journal is so unique and beautiful. I can't imagine the time that your friend lovingly put in on it. Such a special gift!:)

Just lovely:)

Linda C

Susan B said...

Kelli,
The gift your friend gave you is beautiful. The butterfies are lovely. It is a very sweet and thoughtful gift.

This is my first time participating in Show and Tell Friday. Thank you so much for hosting it. I enjoy looking at everyone's special treasures.

AllyJo said...

Hi Kelli. I haven't played show and tell in a long time and I also haven't said hello to you in a long time either. We were in your neck of the woods during Christmas to bury my MIL. Some day I'll come to Texas for a fun trip and I'll swing by your place and say hello. :)

Are you staying warm? Did you get ice or bad weather? My mom lives in Richardson and I haven't spoken with her all week.

God bless you. Have a good one.

OH...and that gift is amazing. How gorgeous and thoughtful. She must really love you to work so hard on something so beautiful. You are blessed with sweet people in your life. Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! The gift from Cathy is incredible. What a thoughtful gift from such a sweet friend. Thanks for sharing. Love, Debbi

Heather said...

what a special and unique present!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Such a beautiful gift! I can imagine many hours carefully crafting it. So sweet!

You are cordially invited to participate in the February Country Giveaway and Kitchen Magnet Friendship Exchange.

Blessings,

Gina

Raggedy Girl said...

That is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me.
Have a Great Friday!
Roberta Anne

Scrapdolly said...

What a truly gorgeous gift to receive - so thoughtful and special

Scrapdolly said...

What a truly gorgeous gift to receive - so thoughtful and special

Cris said...

Always a nice surprise here on Fridays!

Belinda said...

What a beautiful gift! You can really see the time and care that went into it too. :-) So pretty!

Sha-Sha said...

Wow! Now that's what I call a gift! It gives me ideas as well - did she use a ringed binder type book to do it in? I'm wondering if it closes okay with all of that inside. It's beautiful!

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

What a lovely lovely gift! Such talent to make something so pretty! I just love stationery and journal books and things made by hand like this. Huggy Hugs!!

Linda said...

What a lovely book from your friend...I'm sure it will bring you much pleasure each time you read it...hugs, Linda

Bovey Belle said...

That's so beautiful and has given me ideas for Christmas presents now!

Alice said...

What a wonderful gift! A lot of love went into the making, I'm sure. It's gorgeous!

Linda said...

So pretty, what a nice gift!
Linda

Michelle said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift, Kelli! When it's personally made it makes it that much more special!

Kelly said...

I love the butterflies!

Lilly's Home said...

They are symbols of new life...so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!! And Happy Early Birthday!
Blessings, Lilly

Melissa Wertz said...

What a beautiful book! I plan on joining next week.

Redeemed By His Love said...

How sweet, Kelli!


Miriam :)

Carrie said...

The collage book is an exquisite gift...it is so well-designed and crafted!

The Southern Housewife said...

I made a boo boo. I signed the linky before reading the rules. Please erase my link as I didn't file my post under show and tell. I"m so sorry Kelli!

Farrah said...

What a precious gift!! She is clearly a very talented and giving friend. :-)

Maria, Patchwork Mill said...

You have a beautiful book! And I love your roses too!
:)
Maria

Elaine said...

Hi Kelli....really enjoyed seeing the gift from your friend. You can tell there was so much thought put into it and those are the best kind of gifts.
One other thing. Can you tell me why whenever I post on your Show and Tell my name shows up with a smiley face beside it. I didn't put it there and I can't seem to get it off. I know it's annoying and I'm not trying to stand out on the list or anything....I just don't know why it does that. Any ideas on what to do about it? It's really bothering me LOL. Thanks!

Elaine said...
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Love Bears All Things said...

Wow! She should do a tutorial. That is a lovely gift.
Mama Bear

Elena said...

That is a beautiful book!

Jennifer said...

Definitely a labor of love - the best of gifts, for sure!

Carla said...

How darling! I can see many hours of love put into it, and many hours of enjoyment to come:)

Happy Friday!

Jodi said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

So pretty! My grandmother used to sing White Coral Bells while working in the garden or hanging laundry on the line, way back in the late 50s/early 60s. Thanks for the memory :o)

Victoria

Karen Sherrill said...

What a sweet friend you have!!! Thanks for sharing the blessing ;o).

Karen

Mrs. U said...

How pretty!! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! And happy birthday, too!!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet, sweet idea!!

Elaine said...

Kelli....me again from a few comments above. I was concerned about the happy face showing up by my name. I have several friends who visit your site and they said it doesn't show up by my name when they log on. So maybe I'm concerned about nothing. I guess its just showing up when I log on. Reading over this it sounds really crazy. I guess now its official. :)
Elaine

Danielle said...

I don't know if mine qualifies for this, but I still wanted Kelli to see it.

Liesel's House & Garden Party said...

It's beautiful! What a wonderfulo birthday gift. There's nothing more special then a home made present made with love <3

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kelli
Beautiful book your friend made for you. Thanks for showing it.
Your valentine cards are wonderful too.
Best Wishes
Lindsay

Elaine said...

Thanks Kelly.....makes sense now!
Elaine LOL!

Angela said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful and very pretty.

Angela

JEANNIE said...

Very Lovely Indeed

Monique said...

That is such a l present !! I love the colours and the butterflies ; )
Have a wonderful day !!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful gift. Your friend has great talent and understanding.

God bless.

Gail said...

Its so nice to have good friends that think so much of you and yours.

TJ said...

What beautiful butterflies! Enjoy your lovely gift.

Christine said...

Kelli...I have missed your blogs..I need to reconnect! These cards are beautiful! A big happy birthday to your daughter too! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Amanda said...

What a sweet blog. I have enjoyed all the creative ideas you have shared. I'm a new blogger but loving it and wanting to learn so much more.
Blessings!