Monday, March 17, 2008

pay it forward :: angela

Pay it forward 3 - done! I just gave Angela her little package today, and I'm so happy with the way it turned out.
I wanted to make something for Angela in her "signature colors," red and aqua. I used some button covers to dress up these thumbtacks and magnets. Who doesn't love a little color and pattern on everyday objects? Also, I didn't make this paper pad, but I really, really liked it.

This is a little wallet that provides cute storage for business cards, reminiscent of the one I posted about last May.

Finally, I made these little tags using my favorite, favorite corner rounder.

Whew! I actually finished up my pay it forward giveaways! Thank you everyone for reading my blog and for the wonderful comments! I'm trying to think of a fun giveaway to do for my 100th post &/or my 1 year blog anniversary, so keep checking to see what I come up with.


Jon Becca James said...

Karla, you are so creative!

Angela said...

Thanks for the give-away Karla! Now all I need to do is figure out what I'm going to pay-it-forward with!

Meliss said...

Karla your push pins are EXACTLY what I've been looking for!!!
I just bought a plain, framed bulletin board to hang above the desk in my kitchen, and I've been searching for cute pins to use on it to dress it up.
Please tell me you made these without using a sewing machine! :)

brooke & tyler said...


I LOVE your blog. You are so amazing and so creative. I swear, someday you will be the next Martha Stewart. I haven't heard from you in a long time, so it is nice to see how things are going this way. Do you mind if we add you to our blog?

Jason, Natashia, and baby Tyson said...

So cute Karla, I could read your blog all day and keep the creative juices flowin'

Nicole ; ) said...

Karla~ You are sooo talented! I am amazed at the adorable things you create. I can't wait til you guys come to Boise so I can spend time with you and get to know you better. (That is I am assuming you and Jeff are still headed this way.) ;)

Kelli said...


Holy Cow! You are so stinking creative. When are you going to start offering lessons? I am free everyday so let me know and we can get together. :) I love all of the fun ideas that you have on this page. I have never heard of all the pay it forwards and swaps. Tons of fun. How do you get involved? It was great to find your blog.

Kelli Wood

karla said...

Thank you all for the great comments!

Melissa - for the thumbtacks, I am happy to report they were made without a sewing machine and are very easy! Check out this link for more detailed instructions:

Brooke - great to hear from you! I'd be happy to be added to your blog.

Nicole - yes, we are still planning on coming to Boise, hooray!

& Kelli - As for the swaps and pay it forwards, I have just seen them on others blogs and signed up there. I'll post it on my blog the next time I see one open.

mindyk said...

Karla, this is beautiful. Everything you do is so polished and detailed. I love scrolling your blog. It looks like a magazine.

mindyk said...

Oh, and Karla,
Neither am I obsessed with Twilight. I have, however, preordered my copies of her new series and the last installment of Twilight coming out in August. Okay, enough said:)

Jeff said...

De-Nile--not just a river in Africa.