Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's been a while

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted anything since November of last year.  I have been so caught up in my world that I have failed to update anything.  Well, it's spring and that's a time for everything to be woken up from the long winter (which unfornately is still in my back yard) But I want to start out this blog post with a wonderful little gift I was recently given by my daughter Rachael and her fiance Chris. 
 My first granddaughter Leila Mckenzie. She is very beautiful and will be featured in many upcoming posts.

Now onto my first Leila project.  A while ago I bought a pattern from Laura Denison at to make a wardrobe that housed a very cute little mini album at the front.  and here is what I came up with.  Please note I do not follow directions very well so I usually use the patterns for inspiration so this is very much my interpretation of Laura's beautiful design.
The front - I covered the case with this luxurious black velvet paper that I get from Michaels that I love.  I then criss-crossed some beautiful pink satin ribbon and glued these pretty pink ribbon roses on each intersection.
The side view - Laura is genious at taking ordinary cardstock adding some ink, a little distressing and some highlighting and creating pieces that look like they are made out of leather or other fabrics.

The inside view - this is where this project not only transforms into a perpetual calendar but houses 12 monthly tags that I created to mark each month.

January -  March and May

February - May and Septempber

June - July and September

October - November and December

Of course I hade to save the very best for last April because that's when my little Leila bug was born.

As always I appreciate you all for stopping by and looking at my work.  I hope you find some inspiration and would love to hear your thoughts and come visit your blogs and maybe along the way make some new friends

Thank you,

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your new granddaughter, Leila! She's adorable! And thanks for sharing your beautiful project!