Wednesday, August 19, 2009

50-Card Workshop

Above are some examples of an October 3rd workshop that I plan to teach during which we will make 50 Christmas Cards from 1/2 a level 2 paper pack day-long session. This is my first pass which takes a bit longer than it should because I did a lot of detailing. I will try it again next week to work faster and more efficiently.

Awesome Albums

These two albums brought me into the home stretch at CKC (I signed up for seven workshops in one day) I was surprised that I wasn't totally brain dead by the end. Does that mean that I'm getting better? Of course, I filled the 5"x7" files with pictures of Baby Brayden . . . now I need to add Brayden's big brother, Parker, into the mix. I'm working on his whole, entire, just only him scrapbook.

While I haven't included all the workshops and scrapbooking pages, I have presented a good representation of this most efficient approach to CKC. My travelmate, Melissa Fulgham, wants us to add the late night crop event to the weekend, but we'll have to wait and see. I already have one other major convention on my calendar (in June 2010, I think) and I would love to return to the Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Chantilly again. However, with the demise of Memory Makers Scrapbooking Magazine, I don't know what that does to the convention.

Regardless, I've thoroughly enjoyed the learning experiences that the convetions provided this year. What a blessing.

This, too, was from the CKC Convention in Valley Forge on August 1st. This was mad from a 4"x6" accordian album demonstrating various ways to use file folder made to fit. it was a very good workshop that that emphasized using a variety of techniquest to achieve the goals. I have not added photos to this one yet, but with all the playing the Brayden is doing, I plan on filling it soon and sending it as a gift to someone special.

Age of Discovery, Part 1

The beauty of babyhood is that every day brings a new discovery. This class was "One Stamp, Ten Techniques. Of course, it screamed for more baby pictures so I used pictures of Brayden to fill the bill. I particularly enjoyed stamping a tree on two different papers and incorporating them into one in design (see "Age of" page). I also enjoyed stamping the owls on printed paper (see Discovery page), which is a new/different application for me. I'll most certainly be adapting these two techniques ot Close to My Heart. And, of course, isn't my practically perfect grandbaby absolutely adorable?

Baby Faces

This is one of my favorite layouts from the CKC conference I attended on August 1 in Valley Forge, PA. The layout is from the Basic Grey workshop. I used eight 2"x 2" photos of my grandbaby, Brayden. All these photos were taken the week after the convention (I generally take more than 100 each time I visit, and we try to visit once a month. He's 10 months old here. I added the title "baby faces" with the Close To My Heart Chocolate Alphabet, large (E1010) and Twilight exclusive ink. I used the Classmate Alphabet (D1303) to stamp his name and age at the bottom of the page. I'm looking forward to adapting this layout to our Close To My Heart papers.