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Nov 20, 2010

Teacher - Student - Cropper

This morning I am teaching a class for Scrapper's Boutique. It is called Page Candy...Flowers.
It is all about learning different techniques, making 5 flowers & students will leave with handouts that include both written and photo instructions to recreate these projects for their layouts, presents, cards and more!

Then I will become the student taking Copic 2 class from our own Jen Del Muro. This class focuses more on 3-4 color blending ...I'm super excited! I just love my Copics.

Then saving the best for last...I'm cropping tonight from 5-12am. Working on getting lots of Christmas presents done!

Nov 16, 2010


You KNOW we are friends when I spend my evening making you polymer clay mice for a Christmas project your making...LOL!

Dear Sweet Lynn - these are for you.

...on to my next project ;)

Nov 14, 2010

Productive weekend

I've attended 2 crops in 48hours this weekend. Both were productive and fun.
The 1st crop was a 24 hr crop at a local church that I attend about 3-4 times annually. I worked on a 3rd tree to my Christmas set, I'll post photos when it is complete.

The 2nd crop was at the store I am an instructor at "Scrapper's Boutique". It is seldom that multiple workers get to attend AND work on their own personal projects. Seems as if we are always creating or prepping to the next that's fun too! The Cherie and myself worked on our December Daily albums. Adair was hard at work creating her next mini album, Lynn was finishing up some Christmas gifts, and Susan was making some fabulously cute card samples!

I finished (for now) the cover of my Dec. Daily album. I used the Prima Canvas album and painted it with the Jenni Bowlin cough syrup paint dauber. I then used a Hedi Swapp mask and added a flourish with silver metallic paint. Fabric thickers painted with Jennie Bowlin malted milk also and then stamped with black ink with flourishes.The flowers were made using this fun die "rolled flower" from My Favorite Things and just backed on black felt to help them stand out.

I also purchased some digital journal cards by Ali Edwards and photoshop colored them and printed them each on cardstock so they are ready to go. All I have left is designing the pages...nothing like saving the hardest for last (haha!)

Nov 11, 2010

Christmas Centerpiece

Seldom am I ahead of the game when it comes to the holidays, but finally this year I seems to have mastered it a bit. After creating the Halloween Center piece "31" I decided to carry the idea over to Christmas.

Using the same craft paper, pre-made numbers, BoBunny paper and some fun miniature decorations this is what I came up with!
I completed mine on Tuesday and have even taken a couple orders to make them for friends.
Well, off to work on some more projects, a crafter's job is never done ;)

Nov 9, 2010

More Tree & button fun

I had a blast this past month making fall trees from the laser die cuts and covering pumpkins with buttons. I decide to combine the 2 for even more holiday fun with Christmas decorating only a few weeks away.
These tree were purchased at Michael's, they were just plain cardboard cones waiting for some love! I used Webster Pages, Waiting for Santa on the punch out tree and a Martha Stewart punch. I added stickles to the ends of each circle, a few pearls and a soft blue crepe bow to the top with a pearl in the center to finish it off.

The second tree was painted with a base coat of Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dauber. I then began from the bottom of the tree covering it with ivory buttons with a few random turquoise ones spread throughout. I dripped a bit of diamond glaze around the buttons and then sprinkled the entire tree with Pink Paislee 'cream soda' pixee stix. I added a creme crepe bow tot he top with long flowing streamers and a few pearls in the center.

Nov 6, 2010

Feels like Fall

A couple weeks ago I got the opportunity to attend a scrapbooking retreat & I got to make some fun things for myself. One was this fun banner for my Fall decor. I was excited to hang it up the day after Halloween. Nothing makes me happier than fall colors and lots of glitter!
I made a second one in different colors for my mom. She has more of a shabby sheik decor in her home.
This banner was made using a Maya Road chipboard pennants & the paper is Apple Cider by Imagineisce. The other materials are as follows: Plain white crepe paper (streamers), Cricuted letter from Plantin Schoolbook, and Pink Paisley Brown glitter, 2yrd 3/4in. green crepe ribbon, 2yrds 3/4in brown crepe ribbon, orange & lime green cardstock.

Nov 5, 2010

Catching my breathe!

Wow, this has been one busy week for me and all the instructors at Scrapper's Boutique as we prepare for Boutique Day this Saturday Nov. 4th from 10:30am - 2:30pm.

We will be revealing all the classes coming up for November & December. It will be a day full of excitement and fun. The majority of the instructors will be on hand to meet and visit with, we will be taking sign-ups for fall classes and even having a drawing for a fun Red Bo Bunny handbag! The best part is, the first 24 people who sign up for classes receive a FREE Bobunny Mini Album Kit.

Here is just a little peek at one of my upcoming classes:
I'm very excited to have the opportunity to teach this fall among the talented gals at Scrapper's Boutique.
If your a local reader of my blog, I would love for you to come on our Saturday. I'll be there and would appreciate your support!

Nov 2, 2010

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Nov 1, 2010

Candy Crash

I'm sure teachers everywhere today are feeling the candy crash of students of all ages.

Last night my girls went trick-or-treating too. There are 16 & 12 changes from year to year if they are participating or not.

We spent part of our afternoon carving the annual pumpkins. Katie picked an owl and Ivy picked "Grr" from a cartoon she likes. They decided this year they wanted to attempt the scored pumpkins instead of the traditional carving type. I think they both did quite well.