Fish Stories

I entered the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame Scrapbooking Contest this year. I did not win, but I created some of my absolute best scrapbooking work as I worked through the challenges.

Here’s the one that started it. This is a 6-1/4″x6-3/4″ mini album I gave Jerry for Christmas. I made a secret quilt for Jerry all of last year, out of fabrics he bought for me for Christmas of 2003. I decided about 2 weeks before Christmas that it needed a scrapbook companion to tell the story so that he’d get the full impact of what I’d done on Christmas morning. This mini album is what made me decide to enter the Hall of Fame contest — I did it in about 2 days of almost solid work, and realized that I had done the hardest assignment of the entire contest, so I might as well do the rest and enter.

Cover, closed with magnetic purse snap. (that’s all fabric, sewn onto cardstock)
Cover of Album, snapped

Front cover, unsnapped:
Cover of Album, unsnapped

Cover Page

Pages 2-3

Pages 4-5

Pages 5-6

Pages 7-8

Pages 9-10

Pages 11-12

Photo on last page has since been replaced with a better photo:
Last Page

Album Back, Closed

And here are some better pictures of the quilt, taken outside with Jerry’s camera:
Fish Stories

Fish Stories Closeup

Fish Stories Closeup #2

3 thoughts on “Fish Stories”

  1. I have no idea what could have beaten your work! Like I said before, it is truly amazing! You are such an incredible artist, Elaine. Thanks for sharing with us (I’m very lovingly jealous of your talent!)


    Do you make and sell quilts, Elaine? I have a friend who is pregnant, and I was wondering about a baby quilt or two. . . I can tell, though, from having read your site that you mostly quilt for your family and close friends. . . so don’t feel bad about telling me NO or not answering.


  3. That’s spectacular, Elaine. And I agree with Kelley– who the heck could have outdone that?

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