Elephants Never Forget


I don’t forget, either. So, Bobbi, if you’re reading this right now, please know that I have NOT forgotten about you and your package is in the mail (or my personal secretary, aka Chris, is in big trouble). ;)

I think it was back in June that I signed up for Kelly’s favorite things swap. I had so much excitement and energy that somehow disappeared by the time I got my name. Maybe it had something to do with moving into a new place. Maybe. Over 3 months later and I’m very excited to send the package off.

So, here’s my very short, but sweet list of things that make me happy:

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These are my favorite. Learn how to bind books with me this November, and make it your favorite, too.

favorite thing #2

Fuzzy Velvet Book

Just like on the book pictured above, I have tons of beautiful velvet-y brocade paper that’s just stunning. I can’t help but share a juicy pile of it with a fellow scrapbook lover.


I love having people over, something I got from my mother. So, I made some green napkin rings. I think they’d go nicely on a black table, maybe even with black linens. Stay tuned for a tutorial!

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I made these stickers 2 1/2 years ago to advertise for my BFA final show, and I still love this sticker.

So, I hope that Bobbi will be happy about her package. I sure was floored to see what she sent me (I have yet to take pictures). Now I’m thinking, anyone up for a Christmas swap?

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    1. Erin says:

      the books are beautiful but i am especially taken with the green napkin rings. co-incidentally, i am going to my local tandy leather store tomorrow to buy supplies to make the poopy clutch for a friend having a baby. i might just have to pick up a little extra leather for the rings too!

    2. Sarah says:

      beautiful. What do you use your handmade books for? (Other than displaying your talents?)

      • Melissa says:

        Thank you for your comment!

        I’m a little addicted to binding books. Not always writing in them, but binding them for sure. I bind my own journals, but I can only fill them up so fast. I have made books for friends, wedding sign in books (those are F-U-N) and baby photo albums. This last Father’s day, I made a few tribute books for friends and a few years ago I bound my own recipe book. So those are a few ideas of things that I’ve done with my books.

        Have you tried bookbinding? Are you going to be in SLC in November for Nicole’s Art weekend? It would be great to see you there!

    3. Hey lady – I gave you an “Honest Scrap Award” because you have totally inspired me and I love all you do! Check my blog for details…

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