Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Nicole!

We are celebrating Nicole's 12th birthday.  Nicole went with us on her own special adventure to the Southwest this summer and I made her a keepsake album for her birthday.  I plead guilty, I made it out of paper lunch bags.

I would like to tell you a little about the front of this card.  Princess Tilda is wearing a real turquoise necklace - stones I purchased in New Mexico.  The horizontal stones were purchased at the same time.  The feathers in Tilda's headdress are real bird feathers from around my bird feeder.  The feathers in the right hand corner are wild  turkey feathers from our property.  The buttons on the upper left hand side came from Nicole's great grandmother and are metal.  The Indian head pennies on the left bottom came from my grandmother.  I have had them for a long time.  So they belonged to Nicole's great, great grandmother. The album consists of several pages of pictures Nicole or Grampa Art took .  I have tied the album together with the twine you see on the right - yep it was tied in a bow.

I am only going to show the first two pages.  The bottom picture of Nicole on the left hand side was taken at Mesa Verde.  The picture on the right was taken at Monument Valley.  The cat stamp and paw prints are there because Nicole was hoping to see some wild cats.

This is the very back of the album using a picture Nicole took at Taos Pueblo.  I think she has a good eye!  She loves cats. The chair and kittens were outside one of the old adobe buildings.

I do appreciate you visiting my blog and as you know I appreciate all your kinds words.