Saturday, September 14, 2013

Matryoshka Thank You

Today I wanted to share a wonderful gift one of the doctors I work for gave me after he and his family visited their family in Russia this summer. 

To back track a bit -  you may remember the WMS June Release of Claire's beautiful Matryoshka (Russian Nesting Dolls) set called You're a Doll.  These were the projects I made for that release - (you'll find the details here.)

 You'll find the details for this card here.
I have always loved these nesting dolls ever since our aunt Helen (who was single and traveled to Europe and beyond each summer) brought us back a lovely doll when my sister and I were young.  You can read more about the history of Matryoshka on Wikipedia here.

So -  when Nikolay said he was going home to Russia for vacation - I asked him if he could get me a Matryoshka.  He said he'd be happy to!

and this is what he brought me: - Isn't this just gorgeous?!  She measures 7" tall by 3" wide and has 4 nesting dolls inside.
 The pictures tell a story - although I have yet to find out what that story is!?!  And here is what they look like on the back.
I decided to use the doll to make a thank you note for Nikolay and Valeria.  I took a picture of the Matryoshka, printed it and stamped Thank You from the Join Us set directly on the photo.  I layered it to a blue panel then to the white card base.
 Here's what I stamped inside from Blessed by You by Waltzingmouse.  It is the perfect sentiment for my thank you note to them!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy weekend everyone!

News Flash -  I will be starting sneak peeks for the Waltzingmouse Sept release on Monday so I hope you'll come by then!



5 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Love the way you custom made the card!

Pauline said...

Julia, your gift from your Doctor friend is a beautiful gift indeed. I'm sure there is a very interesting story behind the images, there usually is. I've never seen one in blue before, always the traditional red folky colurs, they are so pretty.

*Vicki* said...

You are such a clever crafter Julia!! LOVE how you've made this personalized and put together beautifully!! Love each piece! TFS! HUGS :)

Melinda said...

Julia, I remember the beautiful doll set Claire made and YES! You are a very lucky woman to get such a marvelous gift! I love the cards and bag you made with Claire's set and really, really like the thank you card you made for your friends!
Melinda

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Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What beautiful projects and great memories! Thanks for sharing!

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