Friday, February 27, 2009

~Spring is in the Air~

Just wanted to share a little project that I did yesterday with the February Kenner Road Kit.


I think I amazed myself that I got the box in the mail at noon, opened it and within an hour figured out a cute use for the old spool and finished the project. It was pretty fast. It is much cuter in real life then in the don't get a proper sense of scale from pictures.
I used a Maya Road butterfly page from the Chipboard Butterfly album and traced it onto this cute Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper...It almost killed me to cut into this paper but I had to do it at some point.....used another piece of the Girl Friday paper on the bottom and a title from the Girl Friday Elements quote paper.
The bottom of the project is made using an empty ribbon spool (Told you Michelle, I would do something cute with it) that Michelle gave me at Paper Tales....I bought the rest of the bakers twine that was on it..and she gave me the spool. After seeing Danielle Flanders cute CHA project using ribbon spools...I was hooked!

Anyway, I used Fabri-Tac of course....sticks stuff like crazy. Love, love, love that stuff (and when I write 3 loves, it means I seriously love it). It's liquid gold in a bottle! And NO, I don't work for them or even know them...just love that dang glue!

I am also addicted to curling ribbons now that I know how....thanks to fellow Maya Road DT member, Andrea Wiebe.....look HERE to learn how.

Anyway, enjoy....although I'm still enjoying our mild winter here in San Diego, I know that some of you are counting the days until Spring. So, here's a glimpse of it!

Have a Great Weekend!


Sandy said...

I LOVE this. I may have to copy. :) I love butterflies.

Laura Vigliarolo said...

What a cute idea with the vintage spool.

NanaBeth said...

Oh my you have given me a great idea. I knew I was saving that big ribbon spool for something! Thank you!

Cassie said...

katie, that is so sweet! I love it. I am going to go check out Kenner Road right now!!! :)

Gabrielle said...

Super cute & creative! Love what you did with the spool!

Kim Watson said... are the queen of good ideas, & this is just another one to add to your list :o) I thought I'd pop over to your blog & say hi!!

I see you live in San Diego, it only my second fave city in the world other than Cape Town (where I live at the moment) I used to travel there often when I had my design studio.
Anyway..I hope you have a super Sunday. See you in cyber space.
~Kim! (Watson)

Michelle M White said...

You DID do something cute with the spool...and to think it was going in the garbage! You rock!

Cathy said...

ohh your butterfly is so cute. Ive been KR kits for a few weeks now. They look fab!

masonspaige said...

ugh man! well, im typically in every tuesday to feed my habit. And by coming in every tuesday, sitting on my hiney, Michelle decided to put my hiney to work. So yesterday I trained a little with Julie. I'll be in this tuesday just because... and... there could be crop nights soon... yay!

Emily Jones said...

Love this! You are a genius! :-)


Shelley Haganman said...

Katie you totally ROCKED this!! What a cute idea!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

How adorable! I would have never come up with that idea...guess that is why you are the amazing!!!

Christine said...

What a great project, Katie! I have to say that you are simply one of the most creative people that I always amaze me with the projects you create! I love this beautiful, creative work of art!

Thanks so much for sharing!

kerry lynn said...

i love it
i love it
i LOVE it!!!

Christy's Closet said...

This project rocks! i just got 3 vintage wood spools from "$5 French Market" on and have been waiting for the perfect project. This is it! Thanks for the inspiration!