Monday, October 25, 2010

Needed something for the wall.

So I made this little 3 dimensional piece to hang on the bathroom wall.  
It is made from Club Scrap paper from the Fossils and Poetic kits.  
The vases are made from paper from the Freedom kit.
I inked the vases to give them some dimension and the paper was crinkled up a bit to give it the look of cracking.
The idea comes from Michael Strong's book The Paper Greenhouse.   He is a very talented artists and designer or rubber stamps.
I also used a technique I learned from Club Scrap called the Herringbone.   And used the outer cut away leftover pieces for the frame around the paper foliage and vases.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wisconsin



Well if anyone asks me why the heck would I want to go to Wisconsin  I will tell them to have the most incredible week of my life!  
I was lucky enough to be able to attend Club Scrap's 10th annual October Retreat and it was in one word AMAZING!   If you are anything like me and most of your day is chatting on line with your friends on the message boards (believe me 5 yrs. ago if you told me I would be doing this I would have said you were crazy)  then you know these folks become your close friends even though you have never ever even laid eyes on them.    Over the last 3 years since I have been a member of Club Scrap's monthly kit club I have chatted on the message boards,  shared ideas,  played along with Project 365 and created an unbelievable amount of scrapbook pages.    You really get to know one another and when you finally meet these people face to face it is an all out friend fest!   I have never felt so energized and creatively inspired in all my life and it is the people that make you feel this way.   They pamper you at ever turn and the projects are amazing.   Not to mention meeting some of the crafting industry's most talented crafters including Tricia Morris,  Michael Strong,  and Cherryl Greene.   I mean,  this is a dream come true.   I watched these folks on the Carol Duvall show and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would meet and become friends with them.  

I am still riding the high that you feel from meeting all these wonderful people,  Club Scrap members and staff alike!   They really made me feel like coming home to family!     I love and miss them all!

Until next year,  when we can do it all again!   Thanks everyone!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another little something...

.......I have been enjoying this week is making these paper flowers.   Laura over at the Paper Trail blog has a fantastic video on Ustream detailing how to make all these yummy flowers.    So I grabbed a bunch of Club Scrap papers and pops and away I went!    Have you ever gave paper flower making a try?















































Thanks for all the inspiration Laura!