Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm Back!

Wow - what an amazing week! It is kind of a blur...but worth it all! I had such a great time seeing everyone from my old stomping grounds!

We had 36 ladies that came out to git 'r done! Or did they?

I too for a change got some done actual scrapbooking - but was able to do some creative stuff that I have been wanting to do for a while!

I started on an art journal that has been calling my name for a long time...I frequent (and I do mean frequent) Dyan Reaveley's Blog as she is ONE TALENTED lady! Here are a few samples of what I worked on. I used mostly her stamps (Dylusions) and of course a few Tim Holtz and Claudine Hellmuth! All stamps can be found here!

products used: Dylusions Stamps - Around the Edge, Basic Backgrounds, Birds on a Wire, Further Around the Edge, Quintessential Quotes, Say What you Mean, Say the Right Words, Traveling Travis & Write Between the Lines; Tim Holtz - Distress Stains (all of them I think!), Stamps - Artful Artifacts, Just Thoughts, Nature's Discovery, and Stuff to Say, Anirondack Paint Dabbers, Color Wash Sprays, Perfect Pearl Mists, Alterations - Umbrella Man; Claudine Hellmuth Bloom & Doodles Clear Stamps and of course her brushes!

Now onto my next fun project - got it assembled and just started to put the papers on. If you have not heard of this lady before - PLEASE, go check her out - Kathy Orta at Paper Phenomenon. This is one amazingly talented lady! She has a fascination for mini books just like the rest of us - she sells her tutorials here (worth every penny). Her tutorials are well made and pretty easy to follow (just not when you are tired or have had one to many cocktails)! I cut, scored and assembles the pages on friday night (took about 2 hours), then saturday morning I started the album assembly (another 2+ hours). I was only able to start putting on the decorative papers later in the day and just ran out of time. This is the Build A Page Album, it has so many possibilities and I will be using a ton of paper on this one!

products used: Bazzill Cardstock - Kraft (12x12 & 8.5x11), Black Book Board; Teresa Collins World Traveller Paper Pack (2 of them); Tim Holtz NEW Distress Ink Gathered Twig (my new fav).

Well, going to sign off for now - still playing catch up from being away! Aside from actually running the store - I just want to play! One day....

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