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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What's A Girl To Do (Part 8)

"What's a girl to do" when she has a bunch of THESE left over from her Valentine's Day projects????

She makes these....


(Gorgeous Sea Silk ribbon from Ozma of Odds)


...beloved  prayer card images....

...vintage rhinestones....

...and german glass-glittered crowns...

"An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or divinity. It is given in fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made") or in gratitude or devotion. Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshipper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks. The destinations of pilgrimages often include shrines decorated with ex-votos."

Avec Amour,

(soon for sale in my ETSY shop. Well...MOST of them....but atleast ONE of them will be staying here  with moi!)


  1. Oh my - they are absolutely amazing! Great work!

  2. I love them! This could be a great project for my son's class, he goes to a catholic school, I will tell the teacher about it (If you don't mind of course) Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Those are absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous idea, using those pretty hearts! ;)

  4. Michelle - These are stunning! I really love them. Beautiful work.

  5. Beautiful! I'll be keeping an eye on your Etsy shop for them...

  6. How beautiful and creative!!! I love them!!!

  7. They are so so pretty, I'm in love!

  8. Those are beautiful. Just think what you and the rest of us would have missed if you had used them all up! Char

  9. They are all so beautiful Michelle - what a great idea. I love all those vintage rhinestones you have used.
    xo Tina

  10. Michelle, that was a most wonderfull and gorgeus idea- I love them , you are so clever and it is so inspirational visiting you, dear friend.
    Big hug-Dorthe

  11. oh WOW Michelle, those are simply gorgeous!!! I love hearts too! You made some really pretty ones!!! That was a great idea, so creative my friend!! ♥

  12. You have the knack of taking such simple things and making them truly amazing. I love these and actually we have some left over from a wedding that were used as party favors.

    Best wishes,


  13. Michelle,
    Those are just gorgeous. Very creative. Thank you for sharing the story behind them too.

  14. Love Love Love them, you are amazing to me. I hope you keep a notebook of your ideas! It would be a best seller - I'm tellin' ya.

  15. Michelle, they're lovely. You have a wonderful talent for creating something special out of different elements.

  16. Gorgeous! You are so creative! Such beauty.

  17. Oh they are just so beautiful and creative, I can't stand it.

  18. ...say ~
    how did I miss these?????
    I am swooning here!!
    ADORE them ALL!!!

    xo, Rosemary

  19. Oh Mchelle- these are so beautiful- I adore them! Only you would think to do this with valentine leftovers!!

    I have just looked at each one of your treasuries and they are gorgeous! Each of them a work of art! Great job- beautiful!!

  20. Well looks like you came up with a wonderful idea! First time for me to visit your Blog, I have enjoyed all the creative-ness Hugs from Diane in California

  21. So ,so beautiful! I have bought some of your saint cards and have them hanging on my santos doll. I get so many compliments. Thank you, Terri

  22. Such a pretty blog! I stumbled over here through some links and so glad I did. You have beautiful work. Now I must check out your Etsy shop!

    Ciao bella,

  23. Michelle,
    What a great idea! A beautiful project & a saintly lesson too. Sorry, feeling corny tonight. I don't think they'll last long in the shop.

  24. Oh yummy! those are simply and utterly stunning creations!
    I love them all and the glimmer and pearls wow! great job!

    thanks so much for your sweet visit and comment!
    have yourself a great Monday!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  25. These are ingenious and so beautiful! The one with the script really caught my eye.

  26. Michelle, you come up with the most amazing ideas, each one is a little work of art. Lovely treasures!!!
    hugs Lynn

  27. Gorgeousness!
    Have a beautiful day!


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