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Working on another one . . .

just like the other one. After working on my first A Book of Memories designed by Laura Denison, I decided to change it up a bit and do one that was 1/2 the width. I also changed up the binding a little and I think it was easier for me rather than working the edging. (sorry, probably TMI.)

Here's what I've got so far. Still lots to do . . . 


and the cover is partially finished . . .


Linking up to Stamping Ground for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Mini Book of the week . . .

Finally got around to trying this pattern from Laura Denison designs. It's a book of memories. I loved, loved, loved putting this together. The binding, the ideas for pages, the pockets - well, everything was divine!

I put my own spin on the cover etc

and used some antique-look papers.

LD 1

Here's a close-up of that torn spot.

Learned this from the famous LD!

Looks like grannies old wallpaper.

LD 2

A portion of the inside pages:

LD 3

Love the way this book opens.

I am working on another fold-out format like this

with a book that's a bit smaller.

LD 4


LD 5


LD 6


LD 7

Thanks for looking!

Sell Your Paper Craft Supplies . . .

For Keeps Sake Events Garage Sale

Saturday, October 11

10 am - 4 pm

Cash & Carry

Sign up in advance for your 6' table space by clicking on this link:

Download FKS Events - Garage Sale

Collect your own money.

Keep your own money.

If you've been to one of our previous garage sales

you know it's the largest paper arts garage sale in St. Louis.

We're advertising for you to over 5000 paper arts people!

Sign up while there's space available.

We're working on it . . .

Once For Keeps Sake opened it's doors for it's closing sale, friends popped in and began a shopping frenzy. Just so you know . . . 

  • until all is sold, the doors will remain open for your shopping pleasure
  • there is still new product expected to be shipped to For Keeps Sake so you get the latest and greatest scrapbook supplies out there
  • classes will still take place until the doors close for good

Timi and I are planning many more meet-ups, crops etc than what was posted on the preliminary list. We also heard your cries to continue classes with some of your favorite instructors.

Just so you know . . . we're working on it! 

By now, you may have heard . . .

the sad news that For Keeps Sake will be closing it's doors. Follow For Keeps Sake's blog for more information on sales, classes and more.

Many of you have contacted me about Girlfriend Getaways, crops etc. The good news is that Timi and I have started a new venture for the rest of 2014 and all of 2015:

For Keeps Sake Events

We're very excited about the upcoming events and have many of them confirmed with details to follow. You'll be able to sign up just as soon as we have all our ducks in a row. And, as usual, our first sign-up will be at the FKS Girlfriends Getaway in September. Yes, the attendees there will get first choice in signing up for the January weekend! And you never know . . . some of your favorite instructors may show up ; )

To get a peek at what we've planned so far, click on the link below:

  Download FKS 2015 Events

Since we're still in the planning stages, feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what events you would like to see. We'd love to hear your ideas! 


Still on a mini-book a week plan . . .

It's been 3 weeks since I last posted so there's 3 new mini's:


A garden book



Pre-made flowers are easy to *bling up* for the cover.

Spread some clear drying glue on the petals


dip into a jar of bling.

Set aside and let dry.



A camping/fishing mini:





and of course, Halloween:


All the books I create have interactive pages

but this one is ridiculous!


Hope to see you at the next

For Keeps Sake Girlfriends Getaway

(if not before ;)