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Friday, October 26, 2012

Holiday Tag Workshop

Class kits are done!  :)  Everything has been printed, cut and kitted.  Let the fun begin.  Looking forward to class tomorrow from 2-4pm at ETC.  There's still a few more spots open if you want to join us.  Just jingle ETC at 480.854.2303 and sign up.  We'll be making 22 tags for only $24!  Here's a peek at the kits

These boxes are filled with Bazzill cardstock, printed paper, ribbon, baker's twine, custom printwork and embellishments for your gift tag needs this holiday season.  I found these cute long white boxes in Jenaye's closet that were left over from Creative Escape a few years ago.  They were perfect to hold the contents for this workshop.  I simply embellished them with some strips of torn fabric (yes, it too is sold at ETC), a strip of Doodlebug paper, thick red & white baker's twine and a large bell. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

A wonderful life

yep...that surely describes mine!  In addition to a quick trip to see Preston and Ashley, I spent several days in Arkansas for the annual girl's trip.  And soon, I will be traveling to San Francisco with my mom to take in the Christmas sights.

In the meantime, I am teaching the next two weekends.  Got the B Chic workshop this Saturday morn and the Holiday Tag workshop in the afternoon.  The following weekend, I will be at Create 2012 with some of the most creative chicks I know...Heidi Lynn Schreiber, Jenny Packard, Joey Otlo and Amy Totty.  If you haven't signed up for any of these creative adventures, there's still room.  You can sign up by calling ETC directly at 480.854.2303.

I have already shared the B Chic project a few weeks ago, so I thought I would share a sneak peek at the tags.  We will make 22 quick and easy tags that will be perfect for all your holiday gift giving this upcoming season.  It'll certainly put you in the holiday mood and might even inspire you to get a jump on your shopping.

We'll use the newest Christmas paper lines along with quality Bazzill cardstock, embellishments, ribbons and custom printwork to create these tags.  Bring a friend or make one in class!  I'd love to see you there!  :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

B Chic Project

I just finished up my B Chic project for the October 27th workshop.  I used a burlap stretched frame, added some paint, printed paper, lace, buttons, flowers and trims to create a magnet note/photo board.  It is a great little project that went together fairly quickly.  Of course I painted mine to give more of a worn look, but you could also give it more of an even coat of paint if you didn't want the aged look.
Layers of lace and a row of vintage pom poms help add some vintage charm to the piece.  No modge podge to assemble either!  I simply used double sided tape to adhere the papers and the glue gun for the heavier things like the buttons, metal, lace bow and pom poms.  The frame is a nice size, measuring 12X12. 

The project is on display at ETC along with the Create 2012 projects.  Amy Totty made an amaZing CREATE banner at ETC that is displayed above all the projects by the back register.  Trust me when I say you are going to want it when you see it!  While the banner isn't part of the event, take some pictures and recreate it!  :)

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, October 11, 2012

End of the week

SO glad to have the work week behind me!  It was a craZy one that's for sure.  It's a good thing I love my boss {she really is great!}and my co-workers, who I couldn't survive without.  

The cooler weather has finally arrived in Arizona and I am beyond thrilled.  With a chill in the air, comes the decorating for fall.  I haven't done much this year, but I did manage to create my oversized centerpiece for the kitchen table.  And case you are wondering, we don't really eat at the table least not since the kids grew up and left home. 

This HEMLOCK apothocary jar is a find!  I found it locally for nearly 40 bucks...but I bought it at Ross.  The price? Only twelve bucks.  I need to find a bag of spiders to put in it.  Sure, of course I could fill it with chocolate, but that would be too tempting, whereas rubber spiders would not be!  :)  Also found some of my larger potion bottles at Ross...they were three bucks or less.  A few of the antique bottles came from our recent trip to Tombstone. 

The three white milk vases came from Goodwill and the old lantern was on clearance at Hobby Lobby for four bucks {hard to believe they were originally forty!}The metal fence around the skeleton was an Arkansas find that I hadn't used yet.  It worked out perfectly. 

The last photo is a shot of the fun decorations I have hanging from the light above my kitchen table.  My very favorite piece is the pirate.  I bought it in Arkansas years ago when I was on an annual girl's trip to the BIG craft fairs.  It is an incredible piece made by a talented local artist.  I sure love hand's just more appealing. 

Before you know it, I will be packing up the fall decorations in preparation of Christmas.  Time flies!