Thursday, January 22, 2009

Finally....I can start sharing some CHA work....

This is one of my favorite projects that I made for CHA...I used the new Maya Road landscape binder envelope book. It comes with 4 envelopes inside for filling with notes, letters, ticket stubs....or whatever your little heart desires!

I used October Afternoon paper and tags from their Hometown line. I love that line...aqua and black are so stunning together.... I used the famous treading water punch by fiskars and made scallop layers (just like I did on the houses from Christmas)....then I knew that I HAD to use this little ballerina cupcake's vintage and from Paper Tales, of course...I used my Tonic scissors by Tim Holtz (they cut through anything) and cut off the back of her tutu that was sticking out....just made it a little flatter. Then I used the black scallop ric rac by Maya Road and made little cabbage roses...topped with aqua pearls, also from Paper Tales. I coiled up little scraps of the aqua paper and made little quilled roses. I also used the NEW Maya Road leaf and pearl pins...oh man, they are so pretty.

The scroll frame is also a NEW product by Maya Road, I used Maya Mist and sprayed it black...also sprayed the Maya Road brackets black and then topped with silver mist for a shimmer. Black Maya Road felt flower,Maya Road black sequin trim, new Maya Road vintage trim and a 7Gypsies handle (I can't get enough of those!).... Bound the edge with 7Gypsies gaffer tape and then made a black tulle bow (also from Paper Tales, tulle in every color!)....

I stamped the word "together" with the background stamp that comes on the "art rules" stamp set by Studio 490...and I'm addicted..such a cute and easy way to add pattern to chipboard.

I used a ton of Maya Road goodies on this...stamps, rubons, chipboard, flowers, sheers, pins, Maya Mists etc..... and blogger isn't letting me link anything right now...I'm so frustrated! I'll try to add the links later.

I leave for CHA tomorrow. I'll be working at the Maya Road booth. Stop in and say hi, if you get a chance and are going there...

You can get this album right HERE!

Hannah is doing much better. She is over the trauma from last week....although I'm not. We talked to the hospital today and they said it's routine to not use pain meds....and that she had a lot of pins and some were probably a little stuck. They said that they are just too busy to have private rooms even for pin removal patients. They also wanted the name of the lady that was rude to me and they said that "I can talk to anybody I want to about our case" same kid, my choice. I don't know here name and don't really care....I'll just chalk it up to her having a bad day.

No standing on her feet yet...she has little boots for her casts but we did get her an exercise ball and that is helping...although tonight she is covered in a rash on her belly, arms and back..we think maybe from the ball...allergic maybe? I don't know...I GIVE up this week. We have had some extra challenges and it has been a long week. Stay strong...right?

Talk soon!



Karen said...

Wow, that is truly beautiful!

On a personal note, you are truly an inspiration, even to those of us who don't know you other than blogging. The strength, clarity, resolve, passion and pure determination you have show during the loss of you BIL and now your daughters surgery are remarkable. My BIL (my husband brother) and our nephew were killed in a car accident while we evacuated for a hurricane in FL. Not by a drunk driver but a driver who was text messaging. Another senseless loss. I have been blessed not to have an ill/injured child, but, have watched my twin sister with a daughter who got burned and had 16 surgeries for grating skin. I only mention all that to remind you, during a long week, that all of us get blows in life and how we handle it is the "truth" of who we are.

Your "truth" is an inspiration and one we all can be inspired by! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and sharing your strength. Take care and blessings...

bigdogontheroad1 said...

Your work is absolutely awe-inspiring (as always)!!
All of us out here in blog-land share your pain as well as your happiness with all that you've gone through these longs months. No matter what has been thrown your way, you have remained strong and determined and balanced. Reminds me of this quote... 'Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain'
Well, Katie, you dance beautifully!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad Hannah is healing well. You are a good mother, things happen don't beat yourself up! I wish I was going to CHA to meet you, you are such a huge inspiration to me. Can't wait to see all you do with the new lines!!

Lori Gentile said...

Katie, your book is STUNNING! I love that book and I NEED it!

I'm so glad Hannah is better. I'm, also, glad they validated what you were feeling.

Becky G. said...

Your inner beauty shows in your work, Katie.
That book leaves me speechless.
About Hannah, sometimes I think some situations are harder on parents than children.
This will make her a strong little lady for sure!
Just remember, it is never wrong to be a "mama bear".
Have a great time at CHA.
I am SO jealous - and stuck in Missouri.

Michelle M White said...

LOVE this album! Can't wait for drinks with you and Lisa at CHA!

Sarah said...

Stunning work as ever - truly beautiful.
Have a great time at CHA, and wish Hannah a speedy recovery.
I have a little gift over on my blog for you for when you return - be sure to pop on over and collect it.
Take care

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh....Katie, this album brought tears to my eyes just looking at it. I know I have said this before but you are a true inspiration to me. I look forward each time I check your blog for a new blog post. I am so glad that your daughter Hannah is doing better.


NanaBeth said...

Bless her heart-no pain meds for removing the pins-that's barbaric. You are an incredible person-I'd have probably cold cocked the nurse and upset everyone even more.

Lisa J. said...

I am glad your week is going better and your child is doing a little better. I am so sorry you had a negative experience in health care but do hope you can hold that person accountable. There was no need for her to make a bad experience worse!! This is coming from a nurse who has bad days but wants to be held accountable if need be. :) Now that mini album is gorgeous and you definitely sold it with that sample. Enjoy CHA!

nessa said...

your work is amazing!
I just discovered your blog and wow!!!!!
congrats, you do a great job!!!
nessa from belgium

Angel1 said...

This is Angie (from scrapbook Attic) I want to thank you for being such an inspiration to me. I let my voice be heard, about the Ignition Interlock Campaign. It only took about ONE MINUTE to fill out and send it. I would like to encourge every on out there to please take the time to fill it out and send it. Remember it only takes ONE MINUTE!!! How much grief and heartache could be avoided if we all would just take (once again) ONE MINUTE out of our lives to do this one simple thing.