Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sophia My Creations Board Book from Extravaganza

 Here is a board book which I made into a carousel piece. I used the Sophia level 2 paper packet and added cocoa cardstock and lots of ribbon :O)
 I scored the blush cardstock in a criss-cross pattern and sanded it and then added
sparkles .
 This photo of the right actually tucks into the pocket made by the cocoa cardstock.
 Lots of white embossing powder added a textural feel to the cocoa cardstock
and on the right hand page I added a interactive fold out section
perfect for adding lots of photos.
 All unfolded :O)
 My creations A-dor-ables added more interactive fun and I made a flower
as a handle to open the 'door'
This section was made from the front and back covers of the book. I sliced
through the fold on the spine of the book and then pulled the covers together so that
it formed a circle (hope this makes some sort of sense).
The ribbon hides the join :O)

Hope you like it :O)

Monday, November 07, 2011

Wooohoooo - we did it again :O)

Yes my life has - once again - been consumed by the Walled Lake Central Marching Band - and I don't mind one little bit :O)
It has been a crazy time with practice for Leo 4 nights in the week after school PLUS most Saturday - all since the beginning of September - so add that to school plus homework - and that lad of mine has no time to get into mischief - gotta love it.
Anyway - all of that hard work has paid off as on Saturday the State championships were held at Ford Field by the MCBA (Michigan Competing Band Association). All of the bands who competed were wonderful - and the top 3 bands were so close in their marks. But we won 1st place and also took the trophies for Best Marching and Best General Effect. The Plymouth Canton Educational Park took the trophy for Best Music - their show was so pretty - I loved all of the unbrellas that formed the flowers for their "Gardens of Babylon" show.
So now I ( and the rest of the WLCMB) are off to Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the Grand National competition where high school marching bands from across the country come and take place. There are about 100 bands taking part so fingers crossed that our band does well
I will be back late Sunday night and will let you know the outcome. :O)


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