Tuesday, October 20, 2009

happy day!

I am currently in the air on my way to NYC! But Ali graciously said she loved my tutorial on making a Starbucks cup album and posted it on her blog today! So head over there and take a look! I asked a few amazing friends to make the project just to show some different perspective and here is what they did! Please click on each of their pictures to see their blogs...(and fantastic work) and then you can click here to go the flicker gallery to see all the albums... really inspiring!






























Oh, and just to celebrate a bit, leave me a comment and you can win a fantastic box of Making Memory goodies...
Smiles
Wilna
x

116 comments :

Tina S said...

Love the mini album...even more, I love the Bible verse on your sidebar. I pray this for myself, my family, and my friends almost every day. I know the Lord has used these words to strengthen me in the tough times. So happy I found you through Ali's blog!

Holly said...

Wilna, Always love your ideas and your work! This album is so great! I may have to actually try it. Have a great time in NYC.

amy said...

Here for the 1st time from Ali and I will be back for sure! I love the Starbucks album, how fun.

Andrea said...

What a cute idea! I think I'll make one for my Mom, for the times she takes her granddaughters to Starbucks!! Thanks for sharing!
I've been to S.Africa twice!! Beautiful country, beautiful people!!

rndo64 said...

I loved your tutorial today; it made me smile; things here not so good; my dad had a bone marrow biopsy today and we are waiting to hear if he has leukemia or lymphoma; please pray for him, his name is Manuel. I look forward to reading your blog everyday and enjoy the creativity and love the bible verses you choose. They help me to pray and focus on what is really important that day.
God Bless you and your family.
love,
Rosa.

Louise Dubord said...

How wonderful Wilna! I love this project! Have a great time in the big apple.

Jody said...

Lovely as always! What a fun group of designers you put together. I like the variety in their projects too! Congrats on the spotlight at Ali E's- that's awesome. Ihope you're having a fabulous time in NYC too!!

Sam F said...

I love coffee too and this mini album/book is so fantastic. Can't wait to try making one of my own! Thank you for sharing!

Dedra Long said...

What a fantastic minibook Wilna!
Wonderfully original.
Safe travels to NYC and back!

Loves.
Dedra

karen said...

Cute, cute project. The thing about recycled projects is that I feel I can go to town ... no worries about messing up. Which is good for creativity!! Thanks for the great project, and thanks to Ali for featuring you and leading me to your blog!

Hugs,

Karen

Loredana said...

wonderful ideaaaa I love starbucks I am crazy for it and for the frappuccinoooooo caramel!;)

kelly said...

I just came from Jenny's blog and saw the AMAZING canvas coffee album that she made!! OhhhLaaaLaaa- made me sit back and think of my best friend and the coffee talks we have each week. Where would I be without her and java??!!??!!

Thanks for the beautiful project, now if I could figure out how Jenny printed on canvas.....
-kelly

Grace said...

I love your Starbucks inspiration! You are coming here to New York? How great I hope I see you in the Street! Grace

Heidi Y said...

Love your SB project - great altering! You are soo creative!!

godlyrose said...

I just found you through Ali's blog and I am so glad I did. It is so exciting to find fellow believers who are not ashamed. I'll be following you now that I have found you.

tara pollard pakosta said...

this is so COOL! I love it!
Saw it on Ali's blog!!!
When you get a free moment, I wondered if I could have some advice about homeschooling. I am considering it for my 2 girls ages 9 and 8....can you email me sometime?! tdpakosta@sbcglobal.net

THANK YOU!!!!
tara

Liz said...

This is fabulous... I love it.. All the ladies did fabulous Jenny gave the link to your blog just total inspiring...

ricka said...

I read Ali's blog to know you. It's a cute mini albums..such a great idea!!!
thanks
ricka

Lisa Guidry said...

oh, so close yet so far, NYC is about 6 hrs from me!

janis m. said...

what an awesome project, Wilna! thank you for sharing it- I can't wait to tweak it to be about my love of chocolate- such a happy looking project!

Louise said...

I love everything about that Album, as is usually the case with anything I can't achieve myself.

Hi my name is Louise and I have mini book phobia.

loved all the other designers takes on your idea too.

Sabee said...

Your blog is fantastic, and the Album is so beautiful. Your work is so inspiring :) Thanks, Szabina

Diva Loca said...

love love LOVE this mini...hope you have a BLAST!!!

amyjk said...

this album is so clever and inspiring! i'm excited to make my own version ASAP. thanks for all the work you put into helping us along with the project :)

Bethany said...

What a fantastic mini album! Love it!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial & inspiration.

jacqui said...

I love your mini album! Such a great idea!!! Wish we had Starbucks here in SA!!

WendyS said...

Here on your blog after seeing the coffee cup album on Ali's page - I definitely will be back and I've added your blog to my favourites - how have I missed it! thanks for the great project and new inspiration.

Wendy said...

I love these, a perfect gift or something for yourself!

Shelly Kettell said...

WOW! You have some great style girl! So glad Ali introduced you to us! i've got a lot of browsing to do on your page! Have fun in NY...you'll LOVE it!

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

Super duper cute. And a great tutorial. very thorough. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Love this. With a daily starbucks addiction of my own, I really should take the time to do this.

Michele
michelestamps2@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Super creative project. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Tarrant said...

Wilna, I love all your ideas! I'm so inspired by you. This Starbucks book is the perfect idea, I just love it! I've been wanting to do something incorporating Starbucks in the theme and you exectued it so beautifully! My husband and I love Starbucks and its a place that kind of binds us together since we first met each other. Thank you!!

Vintage Scrapper said...

found you through Ali's blog and have added you to google reader....I'm going to make the Starbucks album, actually, make 3. One for each of my daughters for their Christmas Stockings. I couldn't get the pages to load for your friends that made one but maybe they will load later. Off to peruse your site some more!

Anonymous said...

Just found you through Ali's site. Wow...LOVE your work! I am also a homeschooling mom. Makes for busy days, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Mandi said...

Your work is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you that Ali chose you!! You GO GIRL!!
As always, you're an inspiration to my heart and my creativity.
Enjoy Enjoy ENJOY the next few days in NYC.
I'm always a sucker for MM... Just LOVE it!
Love - ingrid

Crystal said...

I love your blog you are so creative.

embracingthenest said...

I would leave a better comment but I gotta goooooooo to starbucks quickkkkkk and get a cup!!! Love it and love your faithfulness everyday.
Love,
Vicki

MichelleJ said...

Gorgeous as always - I wondered how you were going to morph Starbucks cups into next! My girls still love their Valentines cups from 2 years ago. And now I have reconnected with a childhood friend who is a Starbucks addict! Guess what she is getting? Off to check the other albums :). Michelle

Kimberly White said...

A wonderful project Wilna ... so proud of you!

mistyg said...

Found your blog via Ali's blog and I love your work. And your accent is cute as a button as well! ;)

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow Wilna - totally inspiring as usual! You are so blessed with an awesome talent & seeing your creations always makes me happy.

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

really really love that album...can't wait to see all the others!!!
must get to starbucks and get me some cups :) (not that i need an excuse to go...hehe)
xoxo
annie

Jana said...

This is a terrific project! Thank you for the pdfs and all the fabulous watercolor designs! Love it!! (P.S. also loved your accent---you should be proud! So many of us speak only one language... I'd love to know how to speak a 2nd as well as you do!!)

Juel said...

As always Wilna your designs are wonderful!

Michelle said...

Your mini starbucks album is like the cutest ever! Such a rad idea, totally love it!! I have to try it! haha Have fun in NYC!

kathy said...

Very creative little book. Love the recycling of a commonly used item. Will create this whimsical piece soon. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

that is a super neat idea!!! also, do you really live in st.albert alberta!!?? it's good to see a fellow canadian scrapper! :)
thanks for sharing with us!
anna

Just Rhonda said...

Seriously CUTE album!!!! Love it! And congrats on getting featured on Ali's blog :)

Gwen said...

I love this album! Such a fantastic idea. I've been loving looking at all of the other takes as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elise said...

I've seen your lovely work here & there, but found your blog through Ali. Glad to be here, the coffee album is fabulous... wish I could get my husband to enjoy coffee with me!

michellewhorwood said...

Wow I really really love this and love your blog too. I found you through Ali Edwards and I can't wait to have a big nosy at all your work. It's stunning! I am definitely going to try the coffee cup book as It is so appropriate as I love drinking it. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

I am looking forward to making this album. What a cool idea. I love Ali's blog, and now I have found another blog to love. :)
I am going to add you to my blog roll. I bet you never thought a ranch wife from the middle of nowhere in Wyoming would say that to you today. :)
It is raining, and I am blogging while my baby boys sleep.
Thanks for the lovely idea and have fun in NYC.

Carla said...

what an awesome project Wilna! I can't see what the others came up with!!

karen from creativetherapy said...

it's no surprise to me, you're awesome!! !:)

Anonymous said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh YUMMY - Making Memories goodies = I love, along with your creativeness so thanks you and enjoy NYC, LUCKY you always wanted to visit there and thanks for all the inspiration in words, and art.

xxBoo

Meggan said...

Beautiful album Wilna! I saw your project on Ali's website. I'll be making one myself!

Thank you for the inspiration! you are truely talented.

deb said...

Hi Wilna,
Great tutorial and a great accent! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Been looking at the Flickr pages and love them. So inspiring, off to have some COFFEE, pity I don't have any of your delicious CUPCAKES.

Have a great trip,

Boo

jen said...

Super cute! Who doesn't love Starbucks!? :D

Debi said...

I love "repurposing" and this is a super idea... thanks for sharing!

shannon said...

Love the project. BY FAR my favorite Tuesday Tutorial yet. BY FAR! Awesome. Thanks for sharing, Shannon

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found you blog through Ali.

Danielle P. said...

Very cute album. I will add your blog to my favorites!!

jenjock1 said...

You are brilliant. Seriously. Congrats my friend!

BoxerBrats said...

Love the album! I can't wait to try one. Congrats on Ali choosing you. I really love your project.

Thank you again for sharing.

Laura

jjjourneyahead said...

I was so excited to find your blog....so inspiring and full of good stuff....thank you! Jamie

Christine aka STINE said...

What a great way to reuse/recycle those coffee wrappers! I will have to try to make these one day!

=) Stine

Alicia Sharp said...

Love your Starbucks album and will defanitely be making some of those for Christmas gifts! Thanks for the how to!!

Melissa said...

Yay Wilna! So glad to see you on Ali's blog today.
I have to say to everyone else...her little album looks even better in person!! :) :)

camille said...

I love, love, love this mini album!!! What a fantastic idea, and you have inspired me to make one! :) Thanks for the great instructions!

scrapworking said...

Adorable! Love this project and so happy to share my friend Jenny's excitement!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

Sharon in FL

Shelley said...

What a wonderful project! I keep wondering what to do with the Starbucks sleeves and making it into a book. You've got my ideas rolling now! Thank you.

Amy W. said...

Hi Wilna,
I just discovered you from seeing your tutorial on Ali's blog- fantastic! Are you still in Prince Albert? I grew up near there. I would love to win some free goodies and hear more from you.
Blessings,
Amy W.

sesil said...

Congrats! Love your work.

Gina said...

So blessed to have found your creativeness and wonderful attitude so evidensed thru your words and spirit of sharing! Thx to Ali for pointing me here!
Will be making this mini album for my awesome mum-in-law :D

Rachel Carlson said...

everyone's work is awesome - way to go wilna. a good thing i have an extra cup laying around for a project like this - thanks for sharing all of it with us!

alexandra s.m. said...

Thank You for your amazing tutorial! I love recycling too!!

Scrapping4fun said...

What a fab idea for a mini book!

Sarah said...

Love the album and tutorial from Ali's site! I will definitely be making myself one.

C´est la vie said...

Wilna I love your work, you do fantastic things. I really feel so inspired. I have to write about you in my blog. I use to read, but not write so much. Have a fantastic week.

Lina in Stockholm, Sweden.

Gail said...

Hi Wilna. . . you really inspire me! I really love the water colours, they are so soft and the art work so original. I love to recycle products for art and have been saving the SBucks Cup Holders, now I will save the cups too! Thx so much for sharing this very unique idea!

Blessings!

Cindy Buchanan said...

Congrats! Awesome! I hope you had a fabulous adventure in NYC!

Linda 85 said...

I'm here from Ali's blog and I love your work. I plan to visit more in the future.

Sophia said...

NYC how awesome...enjoy GF love that album of yours!!!

marcy said...

That album is so cute. Almost makes me wish I drank coffee. :)

Sheri R said...

WOW!!!
You did such an amazing job on this project. I absolutely love it!

Stay Funny said...

Wonderful as always!
Was so happy to see you over on Ali's blog!
Love your mini and have a fun time in NY!

6p00d8341c0ef453ef said...

Hi Wilna,
So glad I found your blog (from Ali's). I have been a fan of your work for years. Can't wait to get home so I can look around a bit more! :)

Jaana said...

weirdest thing.. dont' know why my username showed up like that!

Dawn Priestley said...

Cool stuff! Love your work. So glad Ali introduced me to you.

Jan C. said...

Loved your Starbucks mini. Hope you have a wonderful time in NY!

Kirsten said...

Wilna, you are just so darling - once again, I love your accent and love the project - when we did the Starbuck's album in our class, it was perfect for my best friend's Christmas gift. Coffee friends are the best, no?

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing this mini album. love it. my sister and brother-in-law love love starbucks and what timing they are coming up to visit in a few days so i am off to go attempt to make them one! what a great gift. thanks again.

kelly n

sherlonkahkai said...

Love the Starbucks album and will be making one for my hubby and I. Thank you for sharing this project.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Wilna,

You are truly an artist! That is one amazing album! Thanks for showing us all the details.

auntieanne said...

you are on my cool new FAVORITES list of blogs to stalk /inspire daily...love it all

Megan said...

What an awesome idea! Starbucks Frappes are my weekness, and I love to indulge when I manage to get close to one. I may just have to do this special project to tell my story.

almadr said...

The album is super cute - can't wait to make one for myself ;-)
enjoy your break!
xoxo
Anna

Vicky said...

Super idea and looks like a fun project, love it! Hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip :)

Hello, My Life said...

Thanks for the fun project. My husband and I love having coffee together. A perfect gift, we met 30 years ago on Halloween!!! We love Peet's coffee here in Northern California. I have all my pieces cut and am ready to put the puzzle together. Thanks

Emily Simpson said...

Great project for those Starbucks fanatics out there! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachael said...

I just love these cute little albums! You are so creative! I love it!

hayley said...

I know this is random but can I just say I am SUPER excited because Third Day is coming to South Africa in November and I have front row seats!!!!!!!! New York and a Third Day concert in one year is just awesome.I'm convinced I'm the apple of Gods eye(grin)

Anonymous said...

Hi, just read your tuto on Ali's blog!!! so ingenius and inspiring!!! love the watercolor job:):)):)
Helen

Taryn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome project!

magnette said...

excellant tutorial, i enjoyed doing it. Pick me as your winner. (:

L84AROPIN said...

What an awesome way to recycle!! It's so thoughtful, and creative!!! Love it!

Mary said...

Incredible minibook! Truly creative and inspiring. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tutorials.

mumof2 said...

Love your little mini book..any your blog.michelle

LORi said...

Fabulous!!!!!

Mrs. Spotts said...

How fun! I absolutely love love love this!

Fiorella said...

Why don't we have Starbucks in Italy????? I will neve we able to make a mini like that gorgeous one!

Cathy said...

Very, very, very cute album. I've done albums with Tim's cups (gotta show some Pride in my Canadian-ness) and I've done albums with the Starbucks sleeves...but I love what you can do with the white cup and paint....that's my next attempt!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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