Wednesday, August 7, 2013
A Birthday Collage
So . . . have you noticed a birthday theme running through the last several posts? I can't help myself. I've always loved celebrating my birthday. M. teases that my birthday includes the entire week before the actual day, as well as the entire week after! I really can't argue - he's right. So many lovely cards and gifts and phone calls and surprises from family and friends to enjoy.
And speaking of cards, I wanted to include a post of a little tradition I've been doing the last couple of years with my birthday cards. Instead of securing each whole card in my scrapbook, I've been simply cutting out a prominent part of each and making a sort-of collage. Making a little note of who they're from allows me to remember the giver. It's a fun little project that only takes a few minutes but gives much pleasure.
P.S. Notice the homemade card in the upper left-hand corner? My mom made that one for me - she takes old vintage cards and cuts them up to create new ones. If you can't quite see it right, it's the image of a homemaker in her apron and heels putting a flower pot on the windowsill. Love it!