Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Happy News and Projects to Share...

Today was a very exciting day for me! The top five collections were chosen for Project Catwalk and ... my name was on the list! I cannot begin to describe to you how exciting it was to see my name there! I don't even know what to say, except for that I am very honored and very grateful!!! The final challenge will be posted soon and I am so excited to be able to continue this journey for one more week! I can't even imagine what is coming next!

Two of our three kids had birthdays last week! Becca turned 19 on Tuesday, and Steve turned 17 on Friday! I love this picture I got of Stevie blowing out his candles and just had to turn it into a layout right away - I used the November Crop Suey kit:
Click on the image to see the details better. I love that Sassafrass Lass paper - if you click on the image you can see it up close, and it really looks like soft, worn cordurouy!

I also finished my 70s edition of Bree's Decades swap. The 70s were a time of many transitions for me - I went from the age of 11 to 20, and as you can imagine, my musical tastes changed quite a bit thru those years! When I think of the 70s, I think of everyone from the Jackson 5 to John Denver to Aerosmith! LOL! Anyways, I ended up choosing the groovy Jackson 5 for my cards, and here's how they turned out:
I used Lucy Folch's Revolution line of papers, hand-drew the old J5 logo on some plain orange cardstock, and doodled around the edge.

Last but not least, I went thru the paper swap papers, took out the ones I wanted and added papers from my stash that I'm ready to say goodbye to. Here's the pile that will be making its way to Maria - the next one on the swap list. Maria I hope you find something you like!

That's about it for today folks! I will be back soon with more to chat about! Have a wonderful, wonderful Friday!


Marie said...

Wonderful wonderful!! Congrats on that! Great projects!

Nat said...

Such gorgeous photos and layouts!!!!! Loving them!

My scrappie life! said...

Congrats on your top 5 position!!!!

Love your projects!!!


Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

YEAH!! congrats to you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats girlie ont he Catwalk. you are so going to win that thing!
Go Michelle,

Vianna said...

Greetings from Florida! I came by your blog from SisTV and just want to let you know how much I enjoy your style and creative approach. I too cut my own letters/titles, keep a creative journal/diary that's more like a scrapbook and re-purpose many things I have on hand when I create. But winding cat hair into thread .. now that's not something I would have thought of. You gotta let me know how you did that one!
Here's a link to my Flickr account - if you're inclined to see some of my creations:

shaina said...

CONGRATS!!! that is so fantastic. :D :D

kristina k said...

I am so unbelievably proud of you and your collection. I am rooting you on!!! Good luck in the final challenge. You can do it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you on your huge success as top 5!! I hope you go all the way girl, your work is truly heartfelt and amazing!!