Friday, March 25, 2011

Big News and a Friday Update....

Hi everyone! I've got big news to share! One of my journals is going to be on TV!!! This one to be exact...
If you read Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog, you probably already know that she is going to be hosting a new TV show on PBS this fall, called Scrapbook Soup. She recently asked for submissions for the show that used specific techniques, one of which was "sewing pattern tissue." I submitted my journal cover and she accepted it! Yeayyy!!! My little journal is now making its way across the country to the PBS TV station, and I have sent a tutorial to Julie which will appear on her blog when the episode airs. Now the hard part will be waiting til fall to see the show! I will keep you posted as I find out more details! Thanks Julie for the opportunity!!! and thanks everyone for letting me share my big news!!! I'm so excited about it!!!

In other news, Happy Mail has once again arrived at the Rydell household. Johnny saw it and claimed it as his own immediately. He recognizes those packages by now, and knows that fun is on the way...

We always open the packages together and both the cats love to investigate all the pieces. This box held the newest Noel Mignon kit called "Jump and Jive." Here are the contents in all their glory (click for a more detailed view)...
I also got a "Sew Easy" tool and an extra blanket stitch head. Can't wait to try them out!

Oh, and I finished my "Urban Journal!" I just love it in all it's grunginess! Here's how it turned out...

I developed my own closure for it so I will be able to keep it shut as it fills up. I used an old button and some vintagey lace that has a little bit of stretch to it...

Here's more shots of the journal. My favorite thing about it is it gives me a way to bind single-pages, which is going to come in handy a lot in the future...

P.S. I think it will go nicely with the Nancy Drew journal that Renee gave me...


and yes, I wrote journal upside down by accident. Ha. Oh well, it just adds to the charm - at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it...

If you want to check out the Urban Journal Class, click here. It's alot of fun and it didn't take me long to complete the journal at all!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

7 comments:

lara said...

Awesome, how exciting for you Michelle!!! Won't get to see it here in New Zealand, but very happy for you! :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh that is sooooooooooooooo AWESOME!! WOW WOW WOW!!! Congrats my FRIEND! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Marit said...

Congrats dear, on television - WOWZAH!!!! Your journals are fabulous - all of them! YOu know I'm a big fan, and I hope the tv-show can be seen on Internet later - I'd love to see it! And time goes so quickly lately - it will be fall in no time!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

BIG CONGRATS to ya! Love your gorgeous journal. :) Your kitty reminds me of mine. She loves to sit in boxes. :)

☆*Ashleigh*☆ said...

Congrads Michelle, your journals are gorgeous! The Urban Journal I love!!!

ReneeInLA said...

Congratulations, Michelle! That is so great!!!

Deb said...

Congrats, Michelle! So happy that you will be receiving some well-deserved recognition! Thank you for all the inspiration--you are one of MY "American (creativity) idols." :)