Sunday, March 14, 2010

~* a PeRsOnAl peek into my WoNdErLaNd...*~

So here's why I love Alice.
My love for her goes way beyond the novel. My grandmother, probably the most special person in my life, was named Alice. She was adored by so many people. She was an angel on this earth. My middle name is Alice, named after her. And my daughter's middle name is derived from Alice as well. Sadly grandma never got to see Ava, she passed soon after Ava was born. But ironically, Alice has always been Ava's favorite "princess" and that is with no encouraging on my part, I swear! So when we see Alice, we always think of grandma and it's one way to keep her memory alive in our home! I want to thank all of you who swapped Alice treasures with me. Theresa from Faerie Moon Creations is next up on my swap list! And following her is Helene from Lotsa Scrap~ I love keeping the Alice swap alive! So a special thank you to all of you, especially Maggi at Just Add Glitter and Stir for starting this adventure!!
Here is mini shadow box using Maya Road stick pin tins! I know you guys have these lying around. These are so easy and fun to make! I adhered an image to the bottom of the tin, added stickles to the image, then adhered flowers all the way around the inner sides. For the outside of the tin, I embellished around the top edge with lace, pearl garland, sparkly trim and rhinestones, and for the lid, I glued Dew Drops all the way around and completed it with a couple of pretty flowers on top! This one is dedicated to you grandma! We love you and you are in our hearts forever...........xOxO

29 comments:

Craftypagan said...

How beautiful! Lovely reading about your grandma:) I've loved seeing the Alice swaps you've been involved in-just haven't had chance to pop over and leave a comment-sorry! I went to see the film last night and loved it! Hugs, Rowena

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh Deb! You make the MOST wonderful things. Love this, too. Thanks for mentioning our personal little swap - it's my pleasure! :) And I need to get moving! LOL I already have the base for the second item ready to go! :) Thanks for sharing how personal Alice is for you. Have a wonderfully creative Sunday. :) Theresa

Maggi said...

Wow, you have become the swapping queen! lol What a wonderful family legacy! Your Grandmother must have been such a fabulous woman! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

what an amazing story about your Nana!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!!!! And I sooooooooooooo am in love with that SHADOW BOX! U are SIMPLY AMAZING Deb! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Pam Varnell said...

This is adorable Deb. Gorgeous creation. Love the sweet story about your Grandma.

2amscrapper said...

You are really on your game! I love this little box and the touching story that went with it. Swap ATCs with me? I'd be a fool to say "no" as I'd treasure anything made by you.

KeKe said...

It's serendipity I guess? lol ;)

My grandmother is special to me too. It's great that your daughter has that special bond despite not having interacted with her~
Another great piece Deb!!

TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful tin! What a eonderful legacy with your grandmother! xoxo

Jocelyn said...

What a wonderful story to share with us...and what a wonderful lady your grandmother was!!!!

I just adore this....I love the stick pins!!!

Super Talented you are!!! Love ya girlie and have a great week!!!

NicNacManiac said...

I cannot believe all of the wonderful treasures that you have been creating of late!! I see that you have inspiration from way back and now I know why Alice is so special to you and Ava!! I have peeked at a couple of posts that I have missed and literally had to pick myself up off the floor!!! Girl...you totally rock...just awesome...Zoe is going to die!!
Love this little tin creation and I especially love the little hooka smokin caterpiller!!
Happy Sunday Sweetie!! xOxO

ann said...

That is such a lovely story about your Grandma and what you have made is so beautiful xx

ellen s. said...

oh how cool is this??? i have a ton of those pins lying around, too!

gorgeous

Erin said...

This is so cool. I looked at your past posted and you make the most creative, fun stuff. Your so talented. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice. I'm going to tell the other girls on the DT to come check you out.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, check out some drawings I did no NOWHERE accompanied by my husband's writing....You can find NOWHERE on my sidebar at Castles....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening precious Deb! I love this piece, and because it holds so much fondness to you because of your beloved grandmother, all the more! Thank you for coming to see my second book attempt!!! It is A BLAST!

Thank you for your support my dearest! Anita

Melanie Stanczyk said...

What a great story about your grandmother and daughter.

I can't believe how many Alice in Wonderful items you have created! You could have published your own book on your wonderful creativity!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love the story! And it goes without saying *but I'll say it anyway* . . . LOVE your projects!!

Karen said...

Deb, thank you for sharing your Grandma with us!! You've made me *smile*!!

I've loved all of your Alice creations, am excited that I will get to see even more, and am even happier to understand your pure delight in creating them.

Instantly, I adored those dew drops, love 'em!, circling your shadow box. And then reading and seeing further, I love that there are flowers encircling the picture Inside! :>

Hugs,
K

icandy... said...

You are a beautiful, beautiful woman~ love and thoughts to you!!
Your creations are breathtaking!
oxoxox
Christina

Pearl said...

o so much loving association with Alice ! lol ! now I understand !

Sweet shadow box idea alrite !!!

Sparkle said...

This is just lovely!

Danielle said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!You are such an Artist!!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is sooo sweet! I adore the little mushrooms! That was touching about your Grandma Alice. I also have a picture of my Great Great Grandma Alice on my sidebar and have always loved that series. I thank-you so much for your compliments. Your visits give me such joy. I appreciate them. Blessings and continued creativity!

jacque4u2c said...

This is so touching and just beautiful!

♥zoe♥ said...

Hello sweetie!!!!
Eeeeeekk!!! Restrain so suffering *lol* Anyway i did not peek at your previous one:)
This is so divine:)What a wonderful and lucky to have Alice name in your family, it's always as unique as in all your Alice creations lately!
I'm going to take few more pics on tomorrow morning and then will proceed to mail out! Huggies

xoxo
♥zoe♥

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

This came out so pretty.

Ruth Ann Landry said...

Oh, I so love your Alice work..my youngest daughter (age 26) just bought a new house and I've been making a few different Alice inspired pieces for her home...here is a fimo tiled mirror frame i made for her:
http://www.paperartistsonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4698

Lynn Biermann said...

This is just wonderful!! So very pretty & creative. Such a wonderful story to go along with it too! thanks for sharing!

PaperCameraScissor said...

I am never tried seeing all your alice eye candy.

I thought of you when I was over at a little place called etsy--:D don't type in alice --you might feel like a little kid in a candy store.

Please keep the awesome Alice projects coming.