Friday, January 12, 2007

Willow Tree Angels

My collection of Willow Tree angels began several years ago, when one of my closest friends, Val, gave me one for my birthday. It was the angel of happiness and I was absolutely delighted with her.

I received my second one from Val the following Christmas-- an ornament-- the angel of beauty. And for almost every birthday & Christmas since, I have gotten an angel from her as a gift.

I love my collection of angels. I think that they are beautiful and wonderfully crafted. But what I think I love most about them, is that when I look at them, I think of Val and the treasure that our friendship is to me.

I made the mini-album with 5”x6” chipboard, Daisy D’s patterned paper and a We Are Memory Keepers decorative eyelet. I cut a brown hair elastic and attached it to the back with a We Are Memory Keepers snap, so that it loops around to the front to keep the album closed. I used Jessica Sprague’s Echoes of Asia digital kit to add frames to my photos, and I added text as well in my Microsoft Picture it Publishing.


Marlo said...

I just love this book. Such a tribute to a great friendship!

Anonymous said...

very nice..
i love those ornaments..
i got my first one this xmas from my sister..
(don't know why i can't log on...oh well)

tammy said...

This is beautiful Leigh!

anita said...

love it!

Christine said...

That mini album is beautiful. You did a great job photographing them as well. Love the setup of the names. Great project.

Heather M. said...

Beautiful book! We got our first Willow Tree angels this year. My friend gave me the mother one for my birthday and Jonathan's sister gave him the father one after we had Helayna. I absolutely LOVE them - they are so gorgeous! I didn't know you collected them! That's so cool!

Crystal said...

I have some of these too, Leigh! My favorite is the one Naomi gave me after Meadow was born - "Grandmother". I love the book and your photo editting - so beautiful! What a treasure for your children to have someday.