Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Whirlwind Week!

It has been a whirlwind of a week - and it isn't even done yet! The Tomahawk Ag Society Retreat was a HUGE success! We had so much fun and not very much sleep! Needless to say there was a massive amount of creativity in imagination. Oh, and did I mention some pretty interesting dance moves (you know who you are)!

We even had a few fights over much needed product/tools!
We had a great class where we did a unique Christmas Binder Mini Album that inspired me to create some pretty cool 'spin off' albums...

Note: More detailed pictures and info will be posted next week!

I also have been on yet another kick of mini albums...using envelopes! I created three over the weekend!

The first one is made using four 5 7/8" x 9 5/8" booklet envelopes and 4 #6 coin envelopes and bound it all together with a single sheet of 5 1/2" x 12" coordinating cardstock! Oh, and I added 4 #8 manila shipping tags. This was inspired somewhat by an album created by Laura Denison.

This is a mini envelope one (based on an idea from Bev from Black Ink Paperie). I used 6 4Bar Kraft Envelopes and decorated it using my Tim Holtz Lost & Found Paper Stack, again I will post how to's next week!

Now this is a cool one! Don't look too close as it was created and put together in about 3 hours and I started after midnight on Saturday (which I was functioning on 4 hours sleep by then in the past 48 hours)! This one was made using four 10" x 13" Catalogue envelopes and eight 9 5/8" x 5 7/8" Booklet envelopes! I bound it together using the same format I had been using on most of my envelope albums - but this time I covered it all by using a file folder! Yup, you heard me right...a file folder! I made it for a friends nine year old daughter to put all her school year(s) memorabilia. The paper is from her stash of Close to My Heart (and I think is a discontinued one, sorry). The only things of mine I used were the We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Brads (for binding), Scotch ATG Gun (for putting it all together) and Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Walnut Stain (for inking)!

Oh, and I used the 2 1/4" EK Success Circle punch to make the 'tabs' for the pockets!

This thing flips and flops closed and I already have some new ideas on how to modify and even expand on this one!

I have also made a few changes to the look at the site - tried to make it a bit 'warmer'. Let me know what you think!

Coming next week are loads of new products and of course replenishing some of the more popular items that sold out at the retreat!

Hope you all have a fantastic Turkey Day (and weekend for that matter) - spend it with family, I know I am! I even have a wedding in there too! Yippee!!
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