Saturday, October 17, 2009

happy birthday to...

my beautiful and talented friend matina!

She takes most of the photos of me that I post up here and in my Flickr, and she makes these amazing photo collages.

I seriously feel so lucky to have this girl in my life, she is the sweetest person I have ever known, and an amazingly caring and dedicated friend. Wishing her the GREATEST day!

And since I have now given her this gift, I can share it with you, blogiverse! As part of my RVA craft class, I took this thrifted metal cash box...

...and I spray-painted it green, used an acrylic paint marker to decorate it, then sprayed it with a high-gloss varnish. I filled it with crafting and painting goodies, tucked a little picture of me and matina in it, and now she has a beginner's craft kit to get her started!
(It was a lot more filled when I gave it to her, these were just the pics I took before I had gathered all the supplies. And I have to admit, it was purely selfish, I just want somebody to craft with!)

Happy bday darling girl!

xoxo karly


  1. how cute! love this kit (can't wait to make mine!!!) and her photo collages are seriously soooo good!

  2. those are some awesome collages!! happy birthday matina!