Happy birthday to my bestie!

Happy birthday to my bestie best best best BFF, Pea! She is someone who is truly special in my life. Besides being the most awesomest friend a girl could ever ask for, and beside the fact that she is an over the top amazing godmama to both my girls, the icing on this cake is that we share the same hobby! Yes, she is so creative and talented, so please check out her shiny new BLOG and wish her a happy birthday! I'm telling you, she can scrapbook like no other. I just have to get her to post her stuff and submit them to CK! :)

Of course such a special birthday calls for a special crafty project from yours truly. And leave it to me to start on it today! So, today I set everything else aside and worked on it all day. Gosh, my desk and floor (and children) are beyond messy now!

You know how sometimes it's the gift that finds you, and not the other way around? Well, today was one of those times. I wasn't really sure what I was gonna find at Marshalls. I thought about doing an 8x10 word art typography kind of print, so I was hunting for nice picture frames when lo and behold I saw this amazing shadow box. HELLLLLLLO! It is beautiful!


Hubs was watching American Idol on the dvr and Rascal Flatts' My Wish song came on. I've must've heard the song numerous times in the past but seriously, I guess I never really listened to it, the lyrics of the song were perfect! I typed up everything I needed!

I printed the quotes on a sheet of textured American Crafts white cardstock. I printed the photos on my Selphy photo printer (love that thing!) and went about assembling my collage.





Coordinating gift bag


The whole enchilada!


Aren't the cups cute? Target scores! There's a little chalkboard surface that you can write on. I love that everything is in her fave colors, red and turquoise!

Brunch at Fatty Cue manana! I'm letting her indulge in bacon only because it's her birthday! After that, we're putting her skinny but greasy butt on an H2O diet! Hehe, love you, PeaPea! Muah!

Supplies: Hero Arts Truly Appreciated, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Maya Road vintage pom-pom trim, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness, Bazzill Basics Wild Rose Crimson flowers


  1. Wow what a gorgeous gift! I love the colors! Your so talented with the "altered art"!

  2. What a beautiful & sentimental gift, Kryssi! Your bestie is going to love that shadow box. And I love the coordinating bag & those cute mugs!

  3. These are the kind of gifts that would be featured in Martha's! Oh my goodness! How creative and special! Pea and you are lucky to have each other as BBF!! Happy Birthday, Pea!

  4. Just amazing...... beautiful gift. Such wonderful thought went into it. LOVE those mugs...what a neat idea to have chalk sides... fun!

  5. wowza...fantabulous gifties girl!

  6. This is a beautiful gift - so special for your special friend!

  7. OH MY GOSH if I were to have gotten that gift I would have been crying for EVER .. every time I would look at it CRY.. use my mug cry.. So sweet I love it. I know your BBF is in love w/her gift :)

  8. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, my friend! Love everything you do!!

  9. Such a fun and perfect Gift Kryssi...I bet she will just Adore this!!

  10. Love it! The clean lines, the composition... and the meaning of it all and the thought that went into creating this little keepsake! :)
    Did you wrap the base with fabric? What about the "dots" in turquoise and white, are they pins or little half-pearls? Best wishes from sunny Germany :)

  11. i am blessed to have you in my life! i loveeeeee the keepsake box and can't wait to put it up! <3

  12. Such a sweet and thoughtful gift and I bet it has already found it's place in pea's beautiful home :)

  13. I just love your framed project - it's such a unique and special gift. And the gift bag, oh my, I gasped.

  14. Wow, what a beautiful gift! Love the shadow box!

  15. What an amazing way to show loved ones what they mean to you. I love it!