The Civil War: A to Z

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My dear little friend and next door neighbor, Montana (12 years old, 7th grade) came to me asking for help with a school project. Her assignment was to make a book about the Civil War. There were some guidelines and restrictions, but the design and overall theme and look were up to each student.

Before you gasp and think that I made the book for her, let me clarify a few things. Montana has been stamping with me for 1 1/2 years. She is such a little doll, much more mature and responsible than most 12 year olds, so she has full access to my stamp room and everything in it!! What a lucky girl!! Since we have spent so much time together, Montana has become quite a fabulous little paper crafter. That having been said, she did get some help from me on the project, but only for the sake of time. Every idea, technique or design in the book is one that she could do completely on her own, with no assistance from me.

So please allow me to share with you our project: "The Civil War: A to Z". I loved the project and will always cherish the time I got to spend with my darling little friend, Montana. Didn't she do an awesome job????? And please, if you love the project, be kind enough to leave a comment for her. It will mean a lot to her, as she put her heart into every minute of making it.

(note: I didn't include every page of the book simply for space sake. The pages here are some of our favorites).

If you click on the last picture of this post, a larger version will allow you to read about the making of the book. If you have questions on how we did anything that you see, please send us an email and Montana and I will be happy to respond.






























162 comments:

Patty Bennett said...

Oh my goodness.... I'm speechless.. that is the most amazing book I've ever seen! GREAT JOB, Montana!!!! Wish you could come stamp/craft with me! :) Patty

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, Montana...You have done an awesome job...Some of the most beautiful work I have ever seen...Kathie, you should be so proud...She is an amazing young woman...and her talent with paper arts is a blessing for sure...I may just have to "case" some of your page ideas...Thank you both for sharing such inspirational work and Please, let us know what your teacher says...I bet she will be speechless...big hugs, and I know we will see many more wonderful projects in your future...Debbie in Georiga

Anonymous said...

Montana and Kathie,
Thank you for sharing your FAB book with us! I can see you must have spent a lot of time making such a fabulous book, not only full of Civil War information, but also full of great artwork and designs.
Melissa Erickson
SU Demo
Minneapolis, MN

Anonymous said...

Montana (and Kathie),
I don't know what to write/say. And if you know me that is saying something! If you don't get an A+, I would be stunned. That is an amazing peice of art! Thank you for sharing that with us!
Laura
Carnation, WA

Peggie said...

Montana, what a fabulous book. It looks like you learned a lot about history and had a great time creating at the same time. Fantastic job!

Dianne said...

This is incredible! If you were in my class, Montana, I'd definitely give you an A+. It is obvious how hard you worked on this and I bet you had fun, too. Great job!

Cathrine StClair said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork! Its obvious you put a lot of time and care in to it. I'm sure your teacher will be very impressed.

Shar said...

Fantastic book! What a lot of work but well worth it. My daughter is also studying the Civil War and would love this! Way to go!

Pam said...

WOW, this is FANTASTIC. I absolutely love this project! GREAT JOB.

Slaybell said...

Wow,, that is a great book Montana. I have grandaughters your age and they were amazed as well. Good job young lady!!! Keep up the good work. Becky

Miki said...

Oh my gosh! What an AMAZING book! I have never seen a better school report in my life! Wow-- just awesome. I would proudly display that in my house-- it's a work of art. Way to go! (I may just have to CASE it)!

Iowa Sunshine said...

Montana, Wow! You sure did an awesome job! I don't think i could even do that good! =) You sure should get an A on that! Thank you for sharing it with us. Great job! HUGS, judy

Anonymous said...

This is an excellent book - Montana is lucky to have you (and all your crafting toys) available, and she's certainly an advanced stamper!

Great job!

Miki said...

Oh my gosh! That is the most AMAZING school report I have ever seen! I would proudly display that in my home-- It's truly a work of art. I may just have to CASE it. Thank you so much for sharing it! It's sure to get you an A+. Save it and use it for college too.. it'll get you an A+ there too!

Beth said...

Great job! I would love to get my hands on that just to read all of the interesting research you did. Not to mention what a great job you did "presenting" it!

farnorthstamper said...

Wow Montana (and Kathie)! This book is absolutely fantastic! How could your teacher not love it? This will be something that will be a treasure to keep always. You did a great job and Kathie did a great job of teaching you. I wish I could take lessons from you both!!
God bless,
Bonnie S.

Debra said...

This is AMAZING! Montana, you are a very talented young lady! Thank you for sharing your book.
Hugs ~
Debra

Audrey Huffman said...

Montana, you've done an awesome work of art, let alone the "history" that you have learned also. Way to go kiddo. I loved it and thank you and Kathie for sharing this with me. Keep up the great art. Love, Audrey

Anonymous said...

Montana, TERRIFIC JOB!!!!!!
wish I could stamp with you too. I'd probably learn a lot of new stuff. You get an A++ from me.

Norma Gwen Watson said...

Wow, Montana is VERY TALENTED! What an awesome job she did on her civil war book!

Norma Gwen Watson said...

Congratulations Montana! You did an awesome job on your civil war book! You certainly deserve an A+.

Willow said...

WAY TO GO MONTANA!!! Your civil war book is not just informative but an interactive work of art!!! The fact that you had an awesome "teacher" in Kathie definitely shows!!! No wonder she is so proud of you!!! Though I believe you deserve an A+, whatever you get, your creative work is an absolute winner!!!

Anonymous said...

As a teacher, I love to see students really delve into a project like this! What an awesome job you did on this assignment! Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work! Your teacher is going to be so impressed.

Kathy, how fortunate you are to work with Montana. Montana, you have a very special neighbor and are fortunate as well.

Great job!
Patricia

loyaz said...

What an awesome job Montana did. We'll be waiting to hear that she got an A+ on this terrific project. GREAT JOB Montans!

Debi said...

Wow, Montana! You did an awesome job on it!! So very talented!! You have a bright future ahead of you!

Debi

Anonymous said...

Montana, you did a fantastic job,I see designing in your future .. You better get an A+++ you have a wonderful teacher.. Judy Dickerson

Anonymous said...

What an amazing job you did Montana!!

Anonymous said...

Montana, That is one AWESOME project!! My son is 14 and in the 9th grade and I showed it to him and he was duly impressed. He said more words in a row than usual: "That is cool." Great job!!!

P.S. I can't "bemember" my google password, so I had to publish anonymously....Kathy Kartak kkstamper@comcast.net

Ann in OR said...

Montana.....you have an awesome friend in Kathy! You did a fantastic job on your project and I'm sure that your teacher will see all the loving care that went into your project. You probably learned lots of new techniques in the process as well!

Quinceyface said...

Very intelligent, impressive and creative. What a great job. I am 5 times your age and couldn't have done it better. Beautiful and worth an A++++++. Deanna

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely fantastic Montana! Gorgeous work on this book will surely earn you great honors. Wonderful job of teaching Kathie!

Adrienne said...

Montana! This book is awesome. You should be very proud of it. I can see that a lot of hard work went into this very creative effort. I hope Kathie will post a follow up to let us know how the book was received by your teacher. I'm predicting A+.

Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration.

Marianne said...

Wow!!! Montana...what a beautiful job, I lost track of all the different stamping techniques you used...I love all the antiquing and distressing that you did. AFter you get your A+++ You must keep this book forever.
Wonderful work you should be sooo proud.Marianne in Florida

Linda said...

Montana,

Anyone who reads your book is going to learn a lot. The artful way you put it together will keep your readers interested. I hope your continue to study history and realize what an important subject it is. Your use of the roller stamp certainly unified the pages.
Bravo!
Linda Notareschi
Stillwater, OK

Anonymous said...

Montana and Kathy

WOW!! Wonderful book, not just the art work but the history that was studied and learned about. What a wonderful resource for you. Becky

Zeborah Loray said...

Beautifully done. Looks very professional!

Beth Redding said...

Wow Montana! That is an absolutely awesome project. I would be shocked if you got anything less than an A+. I would go so far as to say that your teacher will be showing this off to many, many others! If she dosn't seek out an award for your work on this, you certainly should. There must be a state or national contest in which this could easily take the Grand Prize!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us and thank you Kathie for helping her develop her talents :)
Blessings,
Beth

kellyrae said...

Montana, you created an incredible piece of artwork (and history) that will be treasured in your family for years to come. I loved the thoughtfulness behind your choices to create an era-authentic looking project. Kudos to you (and to your teacher and mentor, Kathie).

Brandi said...

Wowza!!! Montana did an awesome job!!! (someone has quite a future in crafting!) If she doesn't get an A, I'd like to see what the teacher considers A work. That book has A written ALL over it! Great job Montana!!

Krista said...

Hello Montana & Kathie From Denton tx
I am not much of one to leave comments but I just had to tell you this book is awesome! You have done a beautiful job. I may not know you but I am very proud of you. Just remember no matter what grade you get, you are a very talented young lady. You are both very lucky to have each other as friends. Thank you for sharing and I know we will see much more of you in the crafting world. Krista

beth grace said...

WOW, Montana...awesome job!! Your project gets an A+ as far as I'm concerned! Thanks to Kathie for sharing it.

Beth

Diana said...

What an amazing project!! I would never have been able to come up with it!! Good job, TFS!!

Gayle said...

Wow, Montana, you did a fantastic job with this book. I remember doing a similar report like this back in the dark ages when I was in school. I would have blown away my teacher if I had known about scrapbooking skills way back then. I admire your artwork as well as the fantastic idea and the data you gathered. Hopefully, Kathie will post your grade on this project for us. I say you get an A#########.

Gayle
Abilene, TX

SueR said...

Wow! All I can say is WOW! Ok I can say more....WOW Montana you are so lucky to have full access in Kathie's Stamp Room. That is a BIG privilege for someone your age. You have proven yourself to be a great paper crafter. Kathie has taught you well! Hope you get an A+++++++ for all your hard and very nice work!!
SueR Costa Mesa Calif

Rene' said...

All I can say is WOW! Montana, that is the most amazing project I've ever seen. You are very talented my dear.Keep up the good work. Kathie, you are one great stamping and crafting teacher, it shows in Montanas' work. Please post when the grade comes in.
Rene' in Illinois

Terri said...

You both did a great job on this. What a fun way to learn History. I may have to do something like this with my daughter that I homeschool too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ida P. Krause said...

Montana, This is fabulous. The book really shows that you put a lot of time and effort into it and turned out great. I bet you get an "A" on this project.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Montana.

Wendy
New Zealand

Anonymous said...

Montana, This is a MARVELOUS project. As a retired teacher I can tell you this is definitely "A" work! The only way this project will not get an A (and unfortunately I have seen this happen, even to my own child) is if for some reason you did not follow the teacher's instructions or if some of your information is incorrect. I have saved every page -- even your last page of how you did this. I may have to recreate your project as a gift to my hubby. My hubby is a big Civil War buff and has read several books on the subject. He and two other men in the family near us have this goal of visiting ALL of the Civil War battlefield sites within a day's drive of us. So the three wives go along and enjoy being together -- and learn a bit in the process. This is a fabulous project and I hope you save it for a long time!! Share it with your own children some day. This is that good! You obviously have had a wonderful and patient teacher to help with the learning that was necessary for you to have the skills to do this!

God bless,
Judy Jackson -- who lives 45 minutes away from the Gettysburg Battlefield in PA.

Lois said...

WOW, Montana! What a great work of art and awesomw learning tool! You would certainly get an A+ form me. Thanks for sharing---love your ideas! Lois

gale said...

Wow what an amazing book! My husband is a huge civil war buff-I will have to show this to him! Great job Montana!!

Anonymous said...

Montana, I am so impressed. To take on a project of that size and complete it, is fantastic. To do such a beautiful job is the mark of a true artist.
Kathie is a very lucky person to have you to stamp and create with. My 10 year old grandaughter has expressed quite an interest in papercraft. I guess I need to schedule some time with her. You think??
nancy_dees@yahoo.com

Shell said...

Well done Montana!!! I'm so very very impressed :) I'm a school teacher in New Zealand and I know that if any of my students handed in a project like that they would definitely be getting an A+ I'm looking forward to seeing lots more of your work :)

And Kathie, you are doing a fabulous job encouraging Montana!!! Absolutely fantastic :)

Kathy said...

What an awesome school project!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning! Absolutely STUNNING!!!! If it were up to me Montana, you would certainly get an A+. I'll check back to find out how it goes.
Thank you, you've also given me some great ideas to use in a family history book I'm about to start making.
Best wishes, Terri in Australia

Beverly Gotthardt said...

So nice to see young talent being nurtured and encouraged! Montana, you have created a fabulous project that looks far above an A+. I loved the way you used the folded tags for your explanations. Congrats, continue creating!!!
Beverly Gotthardt

Lisa said...

OMG this is fantastic well done Montana, you are a natural at this. You should get an A+++++++++, you have covered the book so neatly I love the covering how did you do this?
I am wanting to start using the distressed look and you seem to have it mastered. You can come teach me your techniques any time.
Let us know what your teacher thinks.
Lisa

Karen Sullivan said...

Montana you are a very smart and talented young lady. I love how you took the initiative to create a beautiful educational tool. A+ all the way!

Kathy, thank you for taking the time to teach and inspire. Your dedication and love for art has surely shown through this young lady.

Karen S

Germana (Germaine) Ferrao said...

Oh My oh My... it is gorgeous work, Well done to Montana!!! Kathie, Can I adopt her or borrow her ... I live in England and every American loves to come here...LOL leah me drool until then..... Cheers G

Kim said...

Looks wonderful Montana! You did a great job. I live in Gettysburg, PA and Civil War history is always around us here. You really captured the feel of the era. Congrats! Kim

Sandra said...

WOW! What a great job! I feel sorry for the rest of the kids in your class .... how can anything compare?!!?
Sandra

Lori Roberts said...

Congratulations on your book Montana! It's fabulous and you certainly deserve an A++++. You are a very talented little lady!

Ro Donner said...

AWESOME JOB, MONTANA! You should get an A+++ for that project!

cathy said...

Montana, you did a really great job on that Civil War book. I'm sure your teacher will love it.

Jane Hignite said...

FABULOUS JOB - Montana what a wonderful project!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I hope my kids want to do this when they are a little older. An excellent job!!!

Cathy Yamashita said...

Yowza, Montana!!! That is fantastic. You should seriously submit it to a magazine, like maybe one of the Somerset publications.

Lisa said...

Montana, What a wonderful book! You did an excellent job! It is truly amazing!

Lisa

Becky said...

Amazing! Great job, Montana. I'd give you an A+ for sure! That was a big undertaking, but you pulled it off. Congratulations on a job well done.

Anonymous said...

I love this book. Great job Montana and Kathie!

Anonymous said...

Montana-I am a teacher and just let me say, this project is amazing! I have never met you but I can tell that you take great pride in your work and are a very hard worker. Be so proud of this work. Hard work and perseverance to see a challenge through in life will take you far and make your dreams come true! Congratulations!
Leah

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Montana that book is amazing! You are a very talented artist. :)

msfreida said...

WOW! Montana, you did such an AWESOME job on your assignment. The time, creativity, and endless research produced a fabulous piece of art. As a retired teacher, I would proudly give you an A+.

You and Kathie make a wonderful team. I know you both learn so much from each other. How lucky you both are! :)

Freida, from MS

Ramblin Rose said...

Wow!!! This is a fantastic project. Montana, if you don't get an A+, I think we should all write letters of complaint to your teacher. I may just have to CASE this for my son who loves learning about the Civil War. TFS

Ramblin Rose

Cindy said...

Montana this is a fabulous book! I hope this is only the beginning for you because talent like yours should not be wasted. Please share any future work. Hope your teacher loves it as much as I do! I think you have a pretty cool neighbor, huh?
CindyB
eiggam44@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Montana,

Your book is way cool! I, too, love making these little books and wish I had learned how when I was your age. You'll be fantastic at it when you're as old as I am! Sheila

Anna said...

Wow, Montana, what a great book - absolutely gorgeous!! It is clear that a lot of work and thought went into the making of it and that you have a lot of talent. I really love your journaling ideas!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book you and your freind did. Great Job. Joan W. from WA

Wandering Mind said...

Thanks Montana,
I see you put a huge amount of good thinking and talent into this book. I bet you found the Civil War very fascinating. Anyone reading your book should really get "into" history. Perhaps you will have created not only a fine art interest but one that will move others forward with, both in art and in an interest in history of our country.
Barb in Mesa, AZ

Anonymous said...

Please let Montana know that I think she's done a fabulous job - what a great idea (A-Z)! I do family history and I'm very impressed with her project. Not only would I give her an A+ but 110%!

Salli Rice
Hope, B.C.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathie and Montana,

I think the book is the absolute bomb! What a great learning experience for Montana, the history and the artistry that went into making the book. The whole book feels like it survived from the Civil War era! I give you an A+++!

Great job!
Stella :-)

Anonymous said...

Montana and Kathie,
I love your Civil War book. It is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Iam so thankful to be a stamper with kids in the house. Stamping has rescued many a project!

She did a great job!

Jane Hignite
www.stampwithjane.com
www.stampwithjane.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Montana (& Kathie),

I'm a retired teacher and believe me you have an A+ project with your Civil War A to Z book. I am very impressed with it. It appears you did a lot of research to come up with an interesting fact for every letter of the alphabet.

Fantastic job - the presentation of your material is beautiful. Your teacher will be showing that to everyone and telling them that is what she wants when she assigns these types of projeccts.

Karen L.

Anonymous said...

I love this -- thank you for sharing - yourself with neighbor and the
project with us! Great job!

Leslie Gerhardt

Anonymous said...

That is Absolutely beautiful. I think it would make an excellent resource for the teacher, maybe you should sell it to him/her. Keep on crafting, and maybe you will be a demo in the future!

Karen in Saskatchewan, Canada

Anonymous said...

Kathie that is so cool of you to help your friend. Just what I have seen hear I hope she gets an A+

Hugs, Cat

Anonymous said...

WOW a fantastic job!!

BRENDA TAPP, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Anonymous said...

I belong to my local chapter of United Daughters of Confederacy. I am also the Historian for the chapter. I believe this is one of the best history books I have seen. I have shared with others in my chapter and we all agree this is great!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea, that was a lot of work.

Karen Wallace

Anonymous said...

Now this is REALLY fabulous. She'll keep this for a long time. Beautiful and well done!!!

Hugs, Pen

Anonymous said...

And she should be proud!

Shirley

Anonymous said...

That is really awesome! I just got a Bind-it-all yesterday for my birthday. Imagine the even cooler projects I could've assisted my kids with LOL... oh well, some day grandkids!


Nancy
http://squirrelyart.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

That is really awesome! I just got a Bind-it-all yesterday for my birthday. Imagine the even cooler projects I could've assisted my kids with LOL... oh well, some day grandkids!


Nancy
http://squirrelyart.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Kathie, please tell Montana that I think she did a A+ job on her book. I hope she gets an A+ ....

And a BIG thank you to you, Kathie, for being an excellent teacher and mentor.

Estelle

Karen said...

Montana your book is FABULOUS!! I'm very impressed. I can only imagine what amazing projects the future has in store for you. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

This girl is amazing! If this is her first project, I can just imagine what she'll be doing next!

I am in awe of this book. I wish I could read her "M" for McClellan. Did she mention in there that the McClellan saddle used during the civil war was named after him?

Hugs,
Deb

Janne Spencer-Garrett said...

Montana - What an AWESOME job you've done. You are a very talented young woman and I hope you get the A+ on your project - because you D-E-S-E-R-V-E it!

Lynn said...

Please tell Montana that I think she did magnificent job creating her book on the Civil War! She's quite talented. And, how great for you to have someone who enjoys your paper craft enthusiasm as much as you do.

Lynn

Kathay in TX said...

Montana –



If I were your teacher there would not be enough ++++++ (s) in the world to add behind your “A” – A++++++++++ to infinity. That is one fantastic, awesome, amazing, beautiful, handsome, creative and wonderful book. My 10 year old grandson does great work as well – He wants to be an architect when he grows up. I don’t know what you plan for your future, but you might want to consider an art school as you are SO unbelievably talented.



I am so in awe at the work you did. Your contribution to the art world is beyond compare. I hope that you will preserve this book and keep it for the rest of your life. This is truly an heirloom to be treasured and shared with generations to come.


Congratulations on an outstanding creation.

Kathie – Thank you for sharing this special young woman and her work with us....

Kathay in TX

Renee Stefan said...

That is a very nice album

Renee Stefan

Carrie Thompson said...

This is an amazing! I have a 7th grader and he would NEVER take the time to do something this detailed! What a lucky girl she is to have you as a neighbor!!
thank you for sharing!!!
Carrie

Jennifer Vitale said...

WOW...will you move in next door to me now?????



Jen Vitale

Heather said...

how neat is that. and how nice of you to offer your help like that.

i bet you both had fun. thanks for sharing.

happy creating
heather

Rose said...

She did an incredible job. Our school does the exact same project but I have never seen one turn out so nice.
Rose

Christina D said...

Wow, Montana did an awesome job. She deserves an A+ for this. She is quite an artist in her own right. Be sure and let us know what kind of a grade she gets.

Christina

5:25 PM

Mar said...

AWESOME job Montana!!!
you should receive a mastery A+ for this project

Mar

5:59 PM

Miz Cat said...

Dear Montana

What a great job you did on the Civil War A to Z book. I bet it was great working with Kathie and you are learning alot from her.

The Book is excellent and very cool. Thanks for letting Kathie share it with us.

Hugs Cat from Rubber Road. Good Luck on the grade you get...... Grade A+ I hope.

Loved it.... Kathie thanks for sharing

Hugs, Cat

ml said...

Montana, That is one fantastic book!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. It is bound to become a family treasure.

ml.

Evette Rice said...

As a retired teacher, I can tell you that rarely does any student go above and beyond to produce such an awesome project. Montana, you should be very proud of yourself. You did an excellent job!

Evette Rice

Peggy said...

Montana,
All I can say is WOW! You are truly an artist! I just know I shall see your name in paper craft magazines in the very near future!

Peggy

JP Card Crazy said...

Montana, You rock!!! This book is awesome!!! I agree you should receive an A+ for this project!!

j p

Anonymous said...

Fantastic job Montana. My grandson who is nine loves the Civil War and learning about it. Be sure to save this for many years to come and someday share it with your family! I hope you enjoyed your time creating such a beautiful project.

Jo Ann said...

Great job Montana. You'll have wonderful memories of the time you spent with Kathie every time you look at it. If you don't get an A+ I want your teachers phone #. Jo Ann

Margot said...

Great job on the book Montana! You are a true artist. I like the back grounds and your use of clever journal spots (like 1/2 page and pockets). Wishing you many more happy years of paper crafting!
Margot in Kansas

Daria said...

Wow! Montana, this is fabulous! What a wonderful book! I love the texture on the cover and the overall design. Every page is a gem. You must be so proud!

J-ME said...

Awesome, Montana!!! I give you an A+. You have many names in your book that I was not familiar with. That shows you certainly did your homework. Keep up the good work.

Shirley said...

Montana you do beautiful work - hope to be checking out your own blog in a few years. Thanks for sharing. I love to stamp with my Granddaughter who is 5 years old.
Shirley

Beth Parker said...

Hi Kathie and Montana!

I wanted you to know that when I received your email this morning, I
shared the photos from your blog with my husband, a high school history teacher. His response when looking at the book was, "She got an A+, didn't she?" So your expectations are realistic:) GREAT JOB!!!!!

Peace

Beth Parker

NIfty said...

What a wonderful job you did on your class project .A great history lesson and beautiful stamping . It is so good to see young people give their all . I agree I would love have a young friend like, Montana to stamp with . Nifty

Cindy Newell said...

Kathie & Montana! You did an amazing job! Oh my goodness, if you didn't get an A, then your teacher is blind! I don't think I ever spent that much time or completed such an elaborate project in high school (or in my adult life, for that matter). Kathie, you are such an amazing and inspirational person to help Montana with this project and sharing stamping with her, in general. This is something she will remember for the rest of her life; the kind, wonderful and absolutely amazing neighbor and friend named "Kathie".

Much love,
Cindy Newell

Anonymous said...

euhhh any chance you can teach me how to do this wowwwwwww this is amazing and you should be very proud of yourself!!!!

greetings and a big hug from holland

petra meyer

Shauna said...

Montana~
Your book is TOTALLY AMAZING!!!! I am VERY impressed! You did a wonderful job--I hope your teacher appreciates the time and effort that went into your book. Regardless of your grade, you have created something which you can cherish for the rest of your life as you share it with your children and grandchildren!!! (some day, way down the road in the future!)

kandilin said...

Montana - what a treasure you have
created. I am so envious as I had
several relatives in the civil war
and have not honored them. You have a wonderful creative talent and lucky to have such a good friend in Kathie to help you. Good
Luck

gforceacademy said...

A++! We are a homeschool family and this is right up our alley. I plan on linking all our homeschool friends to see the amazing job you did. Your friendship is very sweet too.
blessings,
Monica

Elizabeth in Brooklyn, NY said...

I hope everyone in class appreciates all of the work that went into the making of "The Civil War A to Z. On line research can be a time consuming project. I love the book all I can say is "Great job, Montana" Worthy of an A++++++++
Thanks for sharing
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Montana, you did an amazing job! Let us know if you got the A+, because if you didn't, I think the entire stamping community will have words for your teacher:)
Krista in Manitoba, Canada

Sherry Thornsberry said...

Wow.....that is amazing!!!! Montana is a natural!!!! I hope she gets a A++++++++ for that. I bet the teacher asks to keep it. That is absolutely fantastic work!!! I know it must have taken ages to complete.
She is an amazingly talented girl and a hard worker!! She should be very proud of herself.
Blessings,
Sherry

Julie R said...

Montana, This is phenominal! Between the research and this beautiful book, you are sure to be the best in class. You are so lucky to have the use of all the goodies that Kathie has. I look forward to seeing your work as a Design Team member for someone in the future!

Hugs to you! Julie in FL

Anonymous said...

Montana-WOW is about the only thing I can say! Fantastic job! Could you come to NM and help me do a scrapbook project for my daughter?! Keep up the great work and you certainly get an A++ from me-
Rose Alexa

Nancy Hill said...

That is so awesome Montana!! How proud you must be of yourself for making such a fantastic creation. It shows how much time, energy and love you put into it. I can see Kathie's button's popping off her chest now! Proud teacher!

Keep up the good work young lady!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh Miss Cappie...looks like you have new glasshoppa!! Me likey!

Diane M said...

Oh my goodness, this is just wonderful. You have got to get the best marks with this. What a great job of making the book look so old. I would LOVE to do a project like this. Montana, you have a great future in cardmaking!!! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Diane

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

Wowsers, thanks for sharing, it looks like something that I would see at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum along with all of its interesting things about the Civil War...Great Job!

torre said...

Montana, this book project is wonderful! You are a talented young lady! Please keep us updated on what comments you get from your teacher.
Thanks for sharing, I can tell that you are going to go places with talent like that. Keep CREATING!
Torre Hanvey in Albama

Hilda said...

Thank you Kathie - I have looked at Montana's fabulous book and I tried to leave a comment, but I don't think it worked!! This really is an amazing piece of work and so beautifully constructed, you must be so proud of your protege!!!! Can you just imagine the sort of work she will be producing in, say, ten years time??!!! Please tell Montana I said it really is one of the best pieces of work I have ever seen, and many congratulations to you both - she is sure to get "Top of the class" for it xx

Thank you again for sharing it with us.

Hilda xx

Yvonne Jenks said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you, Yvonne

sandra said...

that's awesome!!

Sharon Field said...

What a cool book!! She is very lucky to have such a wonderful helper!

Sharon Field

Anonymous said...

Montana,

You have done a great job and I have no doubt that your co-students are going to be speechless about a great job so perfectly done.
If ever you come in Haiti, I promise to let you play in my craft room (lol.
Bravo!

Shallale
Haiti

Diana Kersteter said...

Kathie,

As a teacher AND a scrapbooker, I have to give you both an A+! Montana and her parents are very lucky to have such a talented neighbor!

Thanks for sharing this idea!

Dianne Kersteter

Beth Parker said...

Hi Kathie and Montana!

I wanted you to know that when I received your email this morning, I
shared the photos from your blog with my husband, a high school history teacher. His response when looking at the book was, "She got an A+, didn't she?" So your expectations are realistic:)

GREAT JOB!!!!!

Peace

Beth Parker

Holly said...

What a magnificent project!

Anonymous said...

A+++ WOW!! You did such an amazing job... I can't even make a book and I won't tell you how old I am. ;)

~Kim D in FL

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

WOW! What a fantastic project! Great concept and I love the artistry and the attention to detail! Wish we'd been able to do things like this when I was in school! Sure would have made it more interesting!

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd

Karen said...

wow! that is some book!! awesome job - love the bottlecap title too!! great job Montana!!

babylamb said...

What a great job you did Montana! I have a 12 yr old too, same grade, I'm going to show this to HIM and maybe he'll take the iniative too! Great job, you better get an A++ or I want the number to that teacher!

BoxerBrats said...

Love your layout, and your great use of your A to Z format. I am amazed you figured out something for each letter! I have such a hard time with that myself.

You should be extremely proud of your project. I do hope we get to find out your grade (even though I am sure it is an "A").

I think all of us are jealous that you have full access to Kathie's stamp room!!

Great job! (I may even scrap/stamp lift an idea or two).

Laura in California

UR Craft Connection said...

If this project is any indication as to your artistic talent, then I wouldn't be surprised to see you as one of the Hosts on TV Weekly and/or your own articles in craft magazines! What a wonderfully talented young lady you are! I could learn alot from you.

Anonymous said...

Montana, Your book is beautiful. I enjoyed looking at each page and reading the explanation of how you created it at the end.

Ruth Ann in Gilbert

Debra said...

So beautifully done, and so informative, too! What a talented artist you are, Montana! I enjoyed each and every page. Thanks for sharing your work with us!
debra~

Chris said...

Montana,
What a terrific job. This is a wonderful job and you will treasure it forever. It will help people to understand a lot about this important time in the history of our country. You made the pages look as if you just pulled them out of a family trunk.
Congratulations on a job well done.

Lora said...

WOW!! great job Montana. I wish I had someone like you to craft with, you could learn me a thing or two, I'll bet! Your teacher is sure to give you an A+ for your project.
Kathy, you must be so proud of her!! :) Lora

Nitro Gail said...

Holy Cow! What a great job! I hope she got an A++++++ I think you're both lucky to have the great neighborly friendship with each other. Good for you!

Stampndragon said...

Wow! Montana you did a GREAT JOB on this project. I am sure you got an A+, you deserve it and I am sure it was the best project/presentation your teacher has ever seen. Keep up the good work!

Linda in NH said...

WOW Montana! What an impressive undertaking - exceptionally done!
This project should put you at the head of the class.

Jan, Waldorf, MD said...

Montana
I did not know what to expect, but I was mesmerized when I looked through your book. Your book was a lesson in history. Great use of your talent.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome book! It is worth an A++! I wish we had these materials to work with when I was in Jr/Sr high school, I would have recieved an A!!
Keep up the nice work.
Donna Middlestadt
Marcellus, MI

Laurel DeViney said...

What a beautiful scrapbook! I think you deserv an A+++ and extra credit!

Great Job!

StampnInkLady said...

I am on TJ's with you Kathy and while signing up for your feed, I found Montana's amazing Book. My hubby is a Civil War Buff and I think he (as well as I), would be so impressed with your book! I would love to know the grade you received! You are such a great artist Montana and I would love to be able to stamp and create with you! Hugs Lori R.
http://stampninklady.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

WOW!!!!! I am well past the age of 12 and not nearly as talented. Montana, an amazing job on the book and something that you can cherish for years to come. Kathie, what a great job of tutelage and what a wonderful friendship you share!

Montana said...

Hey every one it is Montana! I am now 14 years old and in 9th grade! Thank you so much everyone for your comments! Kathie you were such an amazing help! THANK YOU! I have no idea why i dont have one of these yet but now i do !