April 8, 2013

{Goldie's Butterflies}

A few months ago a I went for my daily walk. I pretty much have the same path, see the same houses and gardens etc. There is one house that always stands out with it's beautiful flowers. I had never seen anyone outside, but had always wondered who lived there and took such beautiful care of the yard.  That was the day I met Goldie.
After chatting with Goldie for probably half an hour, she invited me into her backyard to see her butterfly garden. Needless to say I was amazed at the gorgeous flowers and the dozens and dozens of butterflies that made her garden their home. Since then I've spent many afternoons with Goldie, rocking in a garden swing as she points out the different types of butterflies, many that I swear I've never seen in our neighborhood before. I've been treated to her homemade scones and stories of her childhood growing up in England during wartime.
I've told her about my love of scrapbooking and have even taken some of my favorite albums over to share with her. I wanted to make a little something for Goldie and the first thing that came to mind was butterflies :)
 
I cut my background cardstock to fit inside the shadowbox, and added "Welcome" that was cut with my Silhouette. After fussy cutting the cute butterfly paper from Pretty Little Studio, I folded them in half before glueing each one to the cardstock to give it a bit of dimension. 
When I gave this to Goldie she cried.
I've been so blessed by my new friend.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Mary Ann

10 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely...she is blessed to have a new friend with you!

Dalayne Danielowicz said...

What a sweetheart you are for giving such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! It's simple yet so gorgeous at the same time!

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful gift and story!

Rachel Minick said...

So lovely! I am sure it will be cherished!

Pam W. said...

What a beautiful gift!

Fleursbydesign said...

What a beautiful gift, Love the butterflies :)

Juliana said...

Gorgeous projects and I love the story behind it!!!

Crystal said...

Very pretty my daughter would love your project.

Julia said...

Beautiful project!!!

Ashley Horton said...

What a sweet story Mary Ann! And your project is beautiful and I love how you used the inspiration of the butterfly garden to create the shadow box!