Hi I am making a box of cards for my sister's birthday present. I started with a wooden cigar box that I got at a garage sale. Then I decorated it with paper, some vintage lace and a few special pictures.
The picture is my grandmother Arra Linda Lovelin. Isn't that a pretty name. She was my dad's mother. Arra was an amazing lady. She was a single mother with two sons and had her own flower shop in the basement of a large hotel on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City in the 1920's. My sisters youngest daughter looks a lot like her. She died in her forties so we never got to meet her but my mother worked in the hotel and knew her before she met my dad. He ran the ferris wheel on Steel Pier on the Boardwalk. Mom told us many stories about this amazing lady.
Here is a short video that shows what I did.