Monday, April 14, 2008

Carousel Notes Purse

Well, first of all I CANNOT believe that it's been 3 weeks since I posted! Where is the time going? We had spring break the last week of March. The following week, I went along as a sponsor with Brody's JROTC unit to visit the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. It was a really FUN trip! The kids kept us in stitches the whole time. While we were there, we found out that Brody was accepted to attend the Summer Seminar at the Academy! Only 720 students a year are admitted. We feel very blessed! Since we've been home, it's just been run, run, run....

So finally.... I was perusing SCS a while back and found this incredible "Carousel Notes Purse" posted by Jan. I just LOVED it! One of my very good friends, Michelle, just became a grandma for the first time last Thursday. What perfect timing... I could make one for her to put her BRAG pix in! I didn't have the actual carousel note cards and envelopes from SU, but I had picked up some of the "Yours Truly" scalloped note cards and envelopes from Archiver's while I was in Colorado. They worked just as well, plus they come in a ton of different colors. The patterned paper is Basic Grey's new Sultry collection. The body is made of two square envelopes and a piece of matching cardstock. The envelopes are left open so that you can place a scalloped note card in each side for additional pictures or journaling. In the center section, I computer generated the new baby's info and a little poem about granddaughters. I embellished the inside with some coordinating Bazzill Bity Blossoms and Cupcake Doodlebug Jewels. The front is adorned with the baby's initial on a small scalloped background. The scalloped flap on the purse is set off with Bella Baubles in raspberry. I LOVE the way it turned out and think Michelle will be just as pleased. Thanks for looking!