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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Photo of the day

While my family is suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Irene {they are all fine-though without electricity}, we had a gorgeous late summer weekend in St. Louis.  We decided to check out The Festival of Nations @ Tower Grove Park and then stopped off @ Ted Drewes for my favorite Fox Treat {frozen custard topped with hot fudge sauce, raspberries & macadamias}.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Photo of the day

We saw these albums when we went to CHA Summer in July!
  Now we have them in the store and they are beautiful.  
The covers are made with the uniform shirt and even has the velcro to attach the name and rank patches.  We have them for each branch of the service plus Fireman and Policeman!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Photo of the day

Earlier this summer I shared this project.  I altered this old Samsonite train case.  My original idea was to use the case to carry supplies but after I finished it didn't seem like the right use for it.  I decided to use the case to store some of the heritage mini albums I've made. 

Anyway, in July I taught a class and one of my students came in with her altered suitcase.  Check this out:

Isn't this adorable?  All the girls in my class loved it and I've been looking for a "new" old case to alter ever since!  I just happened to find one yesterday at the right price!  Awesome!  Okay now Barb, have you got yours yet?

 Oh and the trim is green!  How perfect is that!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hello and today's photo . . .

I've fallen behind on blogging again but I'm working on it!  Today's photo is yesterday's supper.  Let's just say Nancy W. made me do it!

Last week we went to lunch @ the Blue Owl to celebrate Nancy N's birthday.  I casually mentioned that I had the recipe from their cookbook for the Chicken Salad Pie. Nancy wanted the recipe so since I had it out I had to make it!   So yummy. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Photo of the day

Pink Paislee Mistables are @ For Keeps Sake!  We saw these @ CHA Summer and we thought "this is pretty cool"!  I wanted to make a sample using the papers, frame, flowers and trim!

The wood frame was colored with Weathered Wood Distress Stain.  So easy and fast drying!  I used Ranger Color Washes on the paper, Butterscotch and a little Lettuce.  I gathered the muslin trim to make the large flower (dyed with Cranberry Color Wash).  What a fun project!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Photo of the day

Today's Photo is next month's Preserving the Past.
Wednesday, September 14 @ 6PM

For Keeps Sake is celebrating it's 10th Birthday in September!
Soo, September's class has a birthday theme!

Call 314-487-8131 for your reservation.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Photo of the day

I recently got a new toy to play with . . . I watched Ken Oliver demo the Unibind Photo Creator and knew I had to get one of my own!  I finally got a chance to use it yesterday and made this cute little sample book for the store. . .
Good news, Mr Unibind is coming to For Keeps Sake, September 16 for a weekend of fun! On Friday he will demo and host a FREE Make and Take from 4-8PM.  Be sure to stop by and see for yourself how easy this system is to use. 

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Photo of the day

My class this week!

Preserving the Past, Wednesday, August 10 @ 6PM

I believe this class is full but if you are interested, call For Keeps Sake @ 314-487-8131 and I'll see what I can do!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Photo of the day

I've had to take a break from bloggy stuff.  Soldier son is back in Georgia after his month long leave.  The weather is still HOT and this week DH had to have a minor surgical procedure done.  I think he's on the mend now and the nest is once again empty sooo I'm trying get back into this gradually . . .

He he, I hope he doesn't pop in and see this!