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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Checkbook Cover and New Favorite Photo Editing Site!


Last August I did a swap with Bonnie @ Pink Stitches and she made me the most adorable checkbook cover.  I have been using that for my husband's checks, and I had another one for my checks.  It was ok, but I wanted a new checkbook cover!

I put in an elastic band to hold my debit card and keep it secure.  In my old checkbook cover the strap I made was too loose, and my card kept falling out in my purse.  Not cool when I'm trying to buy a greasy cheese enchilada.

I love the soft colors of this cover!  If I had made this for someone else I would have added the embellishments before I put the fabrics together so they wouldn't show on the inside - but it's for me and I dont' mind!

I'm kind of obsessed with bunting right now! It's just so bright and cheery!

I took all these pictures using the new lightbox I made.  It's super ghetto but it works!

I've also been incredibly upset lately that Picnik is closing. That is until I found my new favorite photo editing site - PicMonkey! 

My lightbox definately helped me get better photos at night, but this site made my pictures look waaaay better!  I would highly recommend it!  It's very similar to Picnik with some added features.

I've got a garage full of furniture right now, so hopefully I'll be back next week with some furniture projects!

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  1. Cute!! It is very happy! And the elastic band is genius!

  2. so cute! i love the bunting design of course. it's so you!

  3. I love it! Do you really use checks that often? I can't remember the last time I wrote a check.

    Also, I just found picmonkey last week...thank goodness, I was really putting off finding a picnik alternative!

  4. Oh my gosh this is sooo cute! You should open a shop & sell these :) I'd buy one!

  5. I just started using PicMonkey today, and I love it! I've been wanting to make a lightbox for months, so I'll probably get around to it next year. :) Cute checkbook cover!

  6. I have been dreading the closing of Picknik. Thanks for the info about PicMonkey. I just used it and love it.


  7. What a cute cover! I love all things bunting, too.

    You must have great taste because we're both using the same blog background and banner :)

    Claire @

  8. Your checkbook is so cute! And I love the strap to hold your debit card. So clever! :-)

    Hope you'll link up to my link party!


  9. Super cute checkbook cover! thanks for the photo site tip - I need it!

  10. Love it!! Here is my Made with Love offering:

  11. I love pennant banners :-) I have mine up on my porch right now! Thanks for the photo editing referral! I tried it out today and I love it!!

  12. Oh, you don't ever want to have to go searching the bottomless pit when you're tying to get some yummy grub!!

    So cute and fresh!!!

  13. Super cute Katie! I love bunting too, it's just fun and happy! Megan has been playing with PicMonkey too and likes it a lot. And I'm totally jealous of your garage full of furniture!

  14. You mean you don't want to use to super fancy blue plastic one that comes with the checks? How strange.

    This one is adorable. Great job.

  15. Stopping by from Savvy Southern Style - I love it!! Can you please make me one too??? I'm a seam-stress too, but I might need a tutorial on this one (unless you make me one too!) In the mena time, I'd love for you to link up at my Sassy Sunday blog hop going on until Thursday night!

    Cheers - Jen!

  16. P.S. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me back- thanks!

  17. Ooohhh, it's fantastic! I love the fabrics you use for the flags.
    I like your blog!

  18. this is adorable! great job :)

  19. Hi Katie!

    Just wanted to let you know that I really like the projects on your blog - some great ideas that I might also try! I'll make sure to stop by again!

  20. Pic Monkey has made such a big difference in my pictures too!

    And I *love* that checkbook cover. The bunting pattern is so cute :)

    `a casarella

  21. this is SUPER cute - I'm borderline obsessed with bunting, TOO! :)

  22. I am addicted to bunting--this is adorable!! I am a new follower:)


  23. Making my own checkbook cover has been on my to do list for-ever! I love this, the bunting detail is just so precious!

  24. It's adorable just like you katie!
    Thanks for linking up this week - so happy to have you here!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  25. I love this! Do you have a tutorial for the checkbook cover??

  26. I found very good and I would like to congratulate you for your work..
    Cartoon coloring

  27. I'm on the fence about this, while more customization is good, I have a feeling this is a "in-progress" update, it just feels incomplete and half-way there.
    We use badge layout for apps on design approvals (visual projects), so the image being displayed is important. Old layout "feels like" it had larger images,
    maybe because the images were cropped more loosely so it's easier to tell which project it was at quick glance. Now the image is cropped closer, making it
    harder to scan thru at quick glance. I find myself needing to click into the project more often than usual. Which makes the whole user experience less
    I have a couple suggestions that might make it work better:
    1. Increase the height of the window the cover image is being displayed.
    2. Let us to choose which image to be displayed as "cover" (like how Pinterest handles cover images of each board, was hoping for this for a long time)
    3. Let us adjust which part of the image to show and how tight or loose the crop is (with a fixed window, let us move the image around and maybe enlarge or
    shrink it to control what shows thru the window. Pinterest does a limited form of this, which is very useful in making the cover image relevant)
    4. Allow Cover Image to be ordered in different hierarchy (currently every element can be ordered differently except the Cover Image, it seems to be stuck
    in the 2nd spot, would like the option to set it on another spot in the layout. This one seems like an easy fix, since you guys allow that for every other
    element already)


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