Monday, December 28, 2009

My Favorite Design Team Project Yet!

I really love this My Mind's Eye product. It was very inspiring for me. And....drum roll, please....I am going to be published in the Craft Warehouse Ad! I am taking these projects down to the photograph studio tomorrow morning!

I really must learn to post properly. One has to upload the projects last to first in order for them to appear first to last. That was complicated by the fact that the 14 Reasons You're My Valentine project is put together last to first. Needless to say, that project's photos are out of order!! Enjoy! I will be posting a cool Thanksgiving album soon!


14 Reasons You're My Valentine Envelope Album

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paper Fashions at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista, California!

Teresa Collins' Beautiful Work!

Cindy, Me and Teresa Collins!

We had such fun at the Documentation 6x12 album class!

We Meet Teresa Collins!

Cindy treated me to a free airline ticket and we were off to sunny Southern California for three classes with Teresa Collins! Check out her website! We are featured there!

I'll post my photos soon!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

July's Assignment: Missing Photo

July's Assignment: Missing Photo

For Viewing: July's Assignment

I know! I know! It it now August, but Craft Warehouse sent our product 2 weeks late, and we were given 4 weeks extra to complete it! Even with the extra time, this month was a little tricky.

Brown Circle My Little Shoebox Shadow Box Layout

I was given ONLY 2 sheets of paper and 1 circular die cut paper for this puppy! Sheesh! Now, I love LOTS of paper to layer with, so I was challenged, especially since we were asked to create 3-D Layouts for use in a shadow box. I bent wired ribbon, cut out elements and plunked down tons of foam tape. At 6.39 a roll, I oughta buy stock in Scotch brand!

Pink and Yellow My Little Shoebox Shadow Box Layout

This was kind of fun! We are limited to embellishments--no fancy buttons and such, but I found these big ole' buttons in my button box, and, voila! I had dimension!!!

Blue and Yellow Pink Paisley Layout

(It isn't pink, I know. Pink Paisley is the brand name.) We received lots of chipboard elements and tons of papers for this assignment, and I love how it turned out. I find I use the backs of a whole lot of papers, especially when the pattern is bold. Perhaps I am a bit of a pattern wuss. All those rules about "no mixing of plaids and florals" come into play. when I see many multi patterned paper packs. (try saying that 3 times fast!)


OK, I was a bit nervous about using canvas. I wanted to appear as a real artiste! I thought ink would be fun, but I am at the INK 101 level, and I yucked up my first canvas. (No problem, I am going to paint it and use it for a U of O canvas for Drew's bedroom.) My spattering got a bit out of hand, too, and the bold squiggle at the bottom is a bit trembly when I wanted it to be BOLD, but for a first time effort--it is fine.

Extra Credit!!!!

I also finished 4 coach's books for Drew's all-star team. I shot 600 photos per game--a total of 6000 shots! I choose 1000 shots and edited them--and, yes, I got typer's cramp... for the CD I am creating for the team parents. I am sick of overachieving and intend to sit on the boat and read the rest of the summer!!! So There!