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.
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.
A homemade butterfly themed "collage book." Cathy filled it with poetry, artwork and beautiful embellishments. Take a peek inside...
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!
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What a great gift!
Such a sweet and thoughtful gift!
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.
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!
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!
That is a lovely gift Kelli! The iridescent butterfly gives the cover just the right touch.
What a sweet and thoughtful gift!
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.
Wow! That is absolutely stunning. What a wonderful gift.
It's beautiful - she put a lot of hard work into it.
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.
Kelli...what a cute gift from Kathy.! A gift that is made for someone is truly special indeed...what a great friend! Susan
You are so talented and crafty! I always find inspiration for new projects here!
Collage you say? You are speaking of my favorite paper craft and what a lovely book Cathy gave you. Happy Birthday too!
Wow, Kelli, that is just beautiful. What a sweet gift from your friend. And I know it means a lot to you.
What a lovely and thoughtful gift. Thank you for sharing it.
What a lovely gift! You can tell she spent alot of time in making this very special!
Happy Show and Tell Friday!
What a great book, Kelli. I love the purple bejeweled butterfly and fairy. A really lovely, thoughtful gift from your friend.
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.......
Beautiful gift from your friend.
Thanks for sharing. My post is up - my wedding day nearly 17 years ago!
Isn't that nice?!
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
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.
How very pretty that is! A very special gift from a very special friend!
Just gorgeous. What a thoughtful friend!
That is such a beautiful gift. It looks amazing. What a thoughtful friend!
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!
What a beautiful gift! You can tell so much creative talent went into that.
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
that is beautiful! She is very talented.
Cathy spent hours on that gift! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day!
What a nice gift. She is indeed a good friend to give you such a lovely, thoughtful gift.
Have a great Friday!
What a good friend to make a special, personalized gift for you.
What a beautiful gift! The effort and love she put into it is apparent!
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.
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!:)
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.
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.
Hi Kelli! The gift from Cathy is incredible. What a thoughtful gift from such a sweet friend. Thanks for sharing. Love, Debbi
what a special and unique present!
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.
That is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me.
Have a Great Friday!
What a truly gorgeous gift to receive - so thoughtful and special
What a truly gorgeous gift to receive - so thoughtful and special
Always a nice surprise here on Fridays!
What a beautiful gift! You can really see the time and care that went into it too. :-) So pretty!
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!
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!!
What a lovely book from your friend...I'm sure it will bring you much pleasure each time you read it...hugs, Linda
That's so beautiful and has given me ideas for Christmas presents now!
What a wonderful gift! A lot of love went into the making, I'm sure. It's gorgeous!
So pretty, what a nice gift!
What a beautiful, thoughtful gift, Kelli! When it's personally made it makes it that much more special!
I love the butterflies!
They are symbols of new life...so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!! And Happy Early Birthday!
What a beautiful book! I plan on joining next week.
How sweet, Kelli!
The collage book is an exquisite gift...it is so well-designed and crafted!
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!
What a precious gift!! She is clearly a very talented and giving friend. :-)
You have a beautiful book! And I love your roses too!
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!
Wow! She should do a tutorial. That is a lovely gift.
That is a beautiful book!
Definitely a labor of love - the best of gifts, for sure!
How darling! I can see many hours of love put into it, and many hours of enjoyment to come:)
What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!
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)
What a sweet friend you have!!! Thanks for sharing the blessing ;o).
How pretty!! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! And happy birthday, too!!!!
What a sweet, sweet idea!!
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. :)
I don't know if mine qualifies for this, but I still wanted Kelli to see it.
It's beautiful! What a wonderfulo birthday gift. There's nothing more special then a home made present made with love <3
Beautiful book your friend made for you. Thanks for showing it.
Your valentine cards are wonderful too.
Thanks Kelly.....makes sense now!
That is so sweet and thoughtful and very pretty.
Very Lovely Indeed
That is such a l present !! I love the colours and the butterflies ; )
Have a wonderful day !!
What a beautiful gift. Your friend has great talent and understanding.
Its so nice to have good friends that think so much of you and yours.
What beautiful butterflies! Enjoy your lovely gift.
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!
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.
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