Memory Boxes

A personalized treasure box is the perfect place to tuck away those special photos, letters and momentos. The Memory Box shown here is honoring the memory of my Great Aunt Mae. It’s meant to look like a book and when you open it up it is filled with treasures. I am very excited to tell everyone that Somerset Memories has chosen my Treasure Box artwork shown below for publication in their Autumn 2010 issue. This is my favorite magazine and I am so honored to be a part of it.

If you are interested in having me create one for your treasured memories you can contact me at suzannecreates@comcast.net

I used old lace and a photo of my Aunt Mae that I printed onto fabric which is sewn in place. I frayed the edges of the fabric to make it look old. I then collaged it all together with scraps of beautiful papers and aged it with paint.

The inside of the box is filled with items from my Aunt. She gave me the doll when I was 10 years old. She told me that the it was from Germany and that she crocheted the 3 layers of clothes that the doll is wearing. I also included her glasses, letters that she wrote me and some photos. I included envelopes that had been addressed to her which I collaged inside of the box.

If you are interested in having me create one for your treasured memories you can contact me at suzannecreates@comcast.net

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Baseball Memory Box

I found this very old cigar box made out of tin at a flea market in Cincinnati, Ohio. Apparently there was a Philadelphia Phillies brand of cigars. But I intended to make it into a Philadelphia Phillies Baseball memory box. Seeing that I grew up in Philadelphia and that the Phillies just won the 2008 World Series it seemed a fitting tribute for my Dad, one of the Phillies biggest fans.

On the inside I added some baseball graphics going around the sides. I created a miniature pendant. Then I collected all of my Dad’s baseball photos and organized them in clear plastic sleeves by the year and event. I also added in some old postcards of Philadelphia baseball stadiums.

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I embellished the top with a title bar “Bobby the Ballplayer” which I sand to make it look old and weathered like the box. On the outside I added a baseball sticker.


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3 Responses to “Memory Boxes”

  1. only you create such beautiful things with such skill and love!

  2. […] You can view my Treasure Box artwork at https://heritagebooks.wordpress.com/heirloom-gifts/ […]

  3. You have the perfect touch. Your family albums have given me so much joy.
    Linda

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