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« on: January 26, 2010 12:26:39 PM »

I hope I posted this right.
INSPIRED!! You Ladies inspired me so much that I couldn't help but do this! My matchbox has een inspired by this crafting community and my Grandparents. Last month, right on Christmas day my Grandfather died. He was a very big part of my life, as my Gran is still. I spent a lot of my life with them, I won't get into all that now after all this is supposed to be a celebration of their life together. Anyway, here is my matchbox. The surprise element in this is the illusion that it is a framed picture. The picture of them was taken at my wedding.





But it's a matchbox full of love! The ribbon broach is a broken piece of Gran's jewelry. The poppy represents Papa's service in the army.



Under the poppy is loving goodness. A ring that Papa bought for Gran when they were on a trip back home to England (they took me with them), a heart charm to represent love, two pictures of all Papa's meaddles, a footprints pin to remind us of the Footprints poem and that Papa is above watching over us, and a crystal to help heal a broken heart.



thank you ladies for your inspiration and for taking a peek a my matchbox craft.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010 12:36:53 PM »

It's fantastic and perfect. It really does celebrate the good times and hold a lot memories. I really love the piece and hope it helps you keep his love for you fresh in your mind as well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010 12:52:48 PM »

That's so beautiful. I love all the items you enclosed. It's such a sweet tribute to your grandparents.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010 02:50:54 PM »

thanks so much for your comments! I think this was the fastest craft I have ever done. The idea just came to me and I ran around the house collecting everything and then 1,2,3...it was done!
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It's a beautiful box... I love the frame and that it holds lots of memories for you
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010 04:35:03 PM »

Yay! I'm glad you posted it! When I saw it on fb I came right over to see if you did. It's a lovely wee thing Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010 04:39:28 PM »

This is gorgeous and I can imagine your grandfather is very proud of you right now Smiley as well as your grandma. i love the frame on the front and that all of the contents mean something Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010 05:55:10 PM »

What a beautiful way to honor the love between yourself and your grandparents. I love all the personal mementos you included and the story behind each one.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010 06:11:50 PM »

so beautiful! i love that frame
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010 06:17:36 PM »

It's beautiful. I love the story of you're grandparents.
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