Monday, December 22, 2014

Vacation is over, have to go back to work in an hour, so I thought I would update with pictures of all the fun things I created while on vacation.  Of course these are all gifts for family and coworkers, but I am so happy with how they turned out I have to share.

First my burlap canvas for my Grandmother featuring a picture of her maternal grandparents taken on christmas day in 1943.  They are Christian Carl and Agata Arens who emigrated to the US from Copenhagen Denmark in the late 1800s.

 Next is a gift for my cousin.  It is a burlap canvas panel 8x8 in a frame.  I wanted her to have a collage that reminds her of her love for her puppy.

 And last but not in any way the least, because there are 16 of them and they took all week to make 8 different designs of size 10 tags all with die cuts, paint, spray stain, and distress ink.  On the back of these wonderful tags are atc sized pocket envelopes that will hold gift cards for my hard working coworkers.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello again, just wanted to post a quick photo of a project I made for a friend.  I took the idea from the Festive Merriment Class with Tim Holtz at the Fall Collins Show and made a new version of the burlap canvas.  First a picture of the original made in class, which I have already posted, but "tis the season" so I'll post it again.  Second is not the best picture of the project.  I have another planned for a different gift so I will post that when it is finished.

Thanks for looking!!  Enjoy your holidays.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

More Pics from the Fall Collins Show

So to continue my last post about the fun and wonderful things made at the Fall Collins Show in Orlando, I have more pictures.  These pictures are of classes I took with Dyan Reavely and Dina Wakely from Ranger as well as a class with Lynne Forsythe and Petaloo.

First up are the 4 cards made in the Petaloo class using Petaloo flowers, Graphic 45 paper, and Tattered Angels paint.

 Next up is the 2 cards made in the Christmas Couture Class with Dyan Reavely.  We used some non-Christmas stamps and made them into chrismas cards by changing colors and adding some holiday flair.
The next 3 cards are from the Snowy Birds Class with Dina Wakley.  We used Dina's Scribbly birds and collaged our papers to make 3 fabulous out-of-the box holiday cards.  Just adding some freehand hats for the birds really dressed them up.

And my final picture is from the Mixed Media Collaged Tree Canvas Class with Dina Wakely.  This was a fun collage using paint, book paper, texture paste, deli paper, stamps, stencils, and dylusions spray ink.

Overall a wonderful, fun filled, educational weekend.  Fantastic show Collins Group, see you in the spring!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Collins Show in Orlando

At the end of September, I had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, FL to go to the fantastic retailer show put on by the Collins Group.  I had a blast taking classes and learning all I could from the designers and the store owners and employees there.  My store owner, Tracie, and I took many amazing classes and brought back some great samples to show off at the store (PaperCraft Clubhouse).  Here are some of the pictures I took.
Canvas made with WOW! Embossing Powders and Embossing Glitter

Card from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop-It-Up Class using the Spiral Circle Pull Card and Clock and Gears Die

Card from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop-It-Up Class using the Evergreen Pivot Card Die

Card from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop-It-Up Class using the Katie Label Accordion, Katie Stars Frame Edges and Honey the Bear Dies

Fall card from the Impression Obsession Workshop with Kittie Caracciolo 

Fall card from the Impression Obsession Workshop with Kittie Caracciolo 

Winter card from the Impression Obsession Workshop with Kittie Caracciolo 

Christmas Gift Tags from the Impression Obsession Workshop with Kittie Caracciolo 

Festive Merriment Burlap Panel from the Ranger Workshop with Tim Holtz

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Well I guess I never got around to posting last month to show my tag for February, so I will post it here along with the new March tag for 2014.
February Tag
February Tag

March Tag
 And as a bonus, here is the card I made for my grandfather's 80th birthday.  His birth
day was on the 3rd, but we celebrated with a surprise party on the 1st.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Here is my version of Tim Holtz's January tag from the 12 tags of 2014.

Also this month I attended the Winter Retreat at the PaperCraft Clubhouse, my local paper crafting supply store.  While there I also completed a burlap panel and a configurations book honoring my late father.  Here are some pics.