Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More pics.......

Here are some more of the photos from Katelyn's academic competition ~ they really rocked it!

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Final Reveal........

She loved it!

Awesome I-Pod Cover

I ordered this from over at :

Katelyn as you can tell loves it. She was even more excited to know that it came air mail from the UK!

Thanks so much Caz for making it to special order to fit Katelyn's Ipod - she loves it!

Please got check our Caz's Etsy shop -
she will make something special if you do not see what you want!!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quick Card...

Just wrapped the Denim Album for the party and realized I had not made a card yet for the gift, so I made this real quick. Is it just me or sometimes do things turn out better when you really don't have much time to put much thought into it??? Have an awesome Sunday!!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Mayor Cup Winners!!!

Champions again this year!!!!!!!!!

Final results - Indian Trail Elementary wins the Mayor's Cup!

We spent the day at academic competitions. We were at the hosting school from 8am until 4:30 pm. What a long day - but so worth it! Katelyn just makes us so proud!!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


It is starting to get chunky - just like I like it! Here is some more sneak peeks.........

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sneak Peek

This is a little sneak peek at a project that I am working on. I am making it as a gift for a gathering I am going to this weekend. So early next week I will show you more of the inside pages and the tags, but for now this is what you get, ;o)
I wanted to make a Paper Bag Album, but I have used my old style to death and wanted to try something different. So this is what I did.....
The front of the Album is actually covered chip board, I used an old pair of Katelyn's denim jeans that no longer fit her.
I stitched up the edges, leaving the threads to just sheer off , trying to get a distressed look. Then I took the waist band and sewed on the opposite ends of the album (front to back) so that it has a snap enclosure.
I took a chipboard sticker and stitched it on the denim before I adhered it to the chipboard for the front and back cover.
On the right side I added an o-ring so that I could put some of my ribbons on it, since it is so different from my usual binding where I hole punch all the way up the side an add ribbons.
Then I wanted to give it some bling, so after I adhered the denim to the chipboard cover I added some rhinestones and then a couple of the map flowers that I make for my shop (Detailed4U Collections) .

Here is a sneek at the inside pages, I will show you more later, after the reveal to the recipient . I used paper bags for the inside pages, this way I can still do my pull out tags that I like to do.

I still have some embellishing to do and some more tags. But other then that I think I have gotten a good start, considering I just found out about the gathering yesterday afternoon. I printed out the pictures last night and then after I got home from my 9 to 5 and got dinner over with , I hoarded up in my craft room.

This is the back cover, I stitched another chipboard sticker on the back. SO, there you have it. It is my first attempt at a different type Paper Bag Album, but all in all I like the effect. I like the fabric cover instead of just using scrapbook paper, I think it gave a bit more zing. I think as I do more they will look better, but for my first attempt I am satisfied.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Map Time & Candy Giveaway

Still dragging today from a long week so I sat on the couch and punched out an old Louisville, KY map and made them into paper flowers. I am listing them in my artfire shop (Detailed4U Collections) tonight. And then I am sponsoring a few challenge blogs in the next few months, so I set aside some for that as well. Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend.

Also - please go over to Tammy's blog: CLICK HERE... she has some yummy BLOG CANDY!!!


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