Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This is also done with the Tim Holtz edge die cutter .... I am having so much fun exploring all the way I can use just this edge cutter .... just wait till I move on to the others ones I have, as well as the larger die cutters ... when my folders come in that will be even more fun .....
Sunday, March 14, 2010
This was a 5 day challenge from an online group I am in ... we did a step each day so that at the end of 5 days we each had our completed banners .... I used a new Tim Holtz edge die cut on the top and 2 of his new "Spring Sprung" stamps (the bunny and the twigs/leaves) and his Elegant Flourish die for the gold flourish .... the paper flowers are out of scrap paper and tulle on the end flowers, the center one is just paper (you cut/punch out scalloped circles. at least 5, then you punch hole in the center add a brad and scrunch up each of the circles in to balls then unscrunch them one at a time) a friend taught me this ... I kind of cheated and only use 6 or our 9 flags we made because I wanted mine to be for Easter ...... it was fun and now I have another Easter decoration thanks "E" ...... click to enlarge
Friday, March 12, 2010
I've been in a whirlwind lately getting ready for my Altered Book Retreat/Workshop and Altered Book class …. I’m lovin’ it …. In April I'll be headed down the road to the quaint town of Salado, Texas to teach at a retreat called Shady Ladies Altered Art Retreat, put on by Jeri Aaron … Shady Ladies is going to be a small event this year ...much more intimate …. This means, if you're a student, you'll enjoy tons of personal attention from your instructors and you'll get to know more of your fellow retreat attendees …. I'm real excited about both events …. The Altered Book class is still open to more students, it’s to be held Saturday April 24, 2010, in Salado, Texas …. There are more classes Saturday and Sunday April 24-25, 2010 just go to Shady Ladies blog and read all about them ... Classes are filling so get yourself signed up ASAP …. These are fun and informative classes …. Some are working with clay, canvases, altered books, creating books, art dolls, jewelry making, metal, drawing, shadowboxes … great teachers, some nationally known … Texas now has it's own art retreat …. Author Rice Zachery-Freeman will be attending Shady Ladies Altered Art Workshops … She is writing a book about art retreats, featuring a couple of the large national retreats, a boutique type retreat, a smaller intimate retreat, etc. … She met with the editor/publisher and Shady Ladies was chosen as the "small, more intimate retreat"…. Rice and her husband will be attending our retreat, hang out with us, take pictures, actually attend a class …. Come on and join the fun ….