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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Altered Art

A couple of free make&takes that I made at CHA were the tag and Post-It notebook. The stap on the notebook is Peachy Keen. I loved all their stamps but by the time I got to their booth I had already run out of money!
I made the tag with literally minutes left before they threw us out of the hall. I wanted to make it as I had never made a pinwheel before, so I got to do that.
As you can read, I had a lot of fun and tried a few new techniques (to me) at the convention. I would go again if it comes back to Chocago next year.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Here are three more layout pages made either at CHA or with materials I received from workshops. I'm so happy that I'll be spending the day with my mom and sisters, scrapping. I'm kind of at a standpoint, not even wanting to go into my craft room. So I've printed out a bunch of new photos to layout, as well as photos to put into my 365 Days of Me album.
I also visited my lss and broke down and bought my first package of Flower Soft. I bought green so I can make some Christmas cards using it. Used it at CHA and Loved, loved, loved it!!! But if I keep purchasing newness, I am going to have to let go of some of the older items in my room before I can't fit another staple in there!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Layouts

I made some of these layouts at CHA, while finishing the rest at home with papers and sketches I received there. The first was made with new PostIt papers from a 3M workshop I took. The papers are great, with removable sticky backs, and a big variety of colors. But PostIt has historically been expensive, and while the papers are very easy to use and convenient, the cost is prohibitive to me.
The second was also from the 3M workshop. The strip of paper made to look like pleated ribbon is PostIt brand, so it sticks to itself, giving it the pleated look. The flower is PostIt paper as well, torn and spiraled and stuck to itself to form a three dimensional flower.
I made the third page with papers received at the same workshop, but we just didn't have enough time to finish all the projects. The workshop should have been 1 and a half hours i/o just an hour. Anyway, I added a crocheted flower that my friend Linda made for me (thanks Linda!).
Altogether, between what I made in the workshop and what I brought home from it, adding a little more of my own supplies, I finished 12 pages. A great crafting weekend!!