As promised in an earlier post, I stated that I would show the projects from the class that I drove all the way to San Jose (4-1/2 hrs one-way) back on January 29th to take . . . I decided at the last moment (actually that Friday morning) to see if there would be room in the class that evening for 1 more student . . . yahoo – they had room . . . sooooooo I left town right from work (had suitcase and scrapbags in the car) and drove like a bat out of hell to get San Jose before 6 pm (when the class started) . . . made it there by 5:30 pm . . .
So began a fun and intense weekend where I learned all kinds of new techniques and came away with not only a beautiful layout and a treasure box but new friends from all over the country (1 student was from Texas and came just for the class) . . . here is a picture of the layout I created Friday night (that’s the instructor Irene Tan and I) . . .
and here is a picture of the altered box that I created on Saturday (I still have to complete the mini album & 3 trading cards) . . . I am still amazed that this treasure box started out as an “all white” box with a pile of papers, inks & do-da’s
next to it on the table . . .
Now a little about the instructor for both of these projects . . . I have to admit that I had never hear of Irene Tan (aka Scrapperlicious
) . . . I didn’t know that she lives in Malaysia
. . . that she and her husband were here for two weeks only (she was sponsored for The Craft Supershow
& the Winter CHA
show) . . . that she is among other things a member of Tim Holtz’s
design team . . . I only knew that I liked what she had done and was going to be teaching techniques that I have always wanted to learn . . . I had a wonderful time and that the next time she is stateside I hope that she will be in the bay area because I will take a class from her again . . . only one thing though-I will be sure to wear and apron and bring latex gloves – I took a week before all the stains came off my hands!!!!!
Well that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by . . . till later . . . hugs & kisses . . .
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO EVERYONE!!!
Christmas in February? . . . Why Not! . . . s000000 I know everything is suppose to be all “hearts and flowers” this month but I work at a little slower pace than the rest of the world . . . soooooooo here is a picture of the layout that I completed in January (which was just yesterday) of a Christmas both in the past and in the present . . . my good friend Christie designed this layout for a class at PSB and when I saw it I knew exactly what pictures would go on it . . . and of course being me I made a few changes from Christie’s original layout . . . like I used cream cardstock for the background instead of the original green and as I seem to be going through a glitz period I added glitter glue all over the place . . .
I titled the page Merry Christmas 1922 because the black and white photos are of my mother-in-law (when she was 23 months old) and of the Christmas tree and presents she received that year . . . back in those days cameras were still a pretty rare item for the average person to own and indoor flash lighting did not come with the cameras so all pictures were taken outside which in itself makes these 2 pictures interesting . . . the color pictures show the gifts and tree decorations that have survived through the years . . . one of the dolls, the rocking chair and 5 ornaments (the ornaments were on our Christmas tree this year) . . . my husband and brother-in-law threw the doll and ornaments in a dumpster as they didn’t think anyone would want something that old – silly men – I of course then had to do a little dumpster diving to retrieve them . . . below is a close up picture of each of the pages . . .
Well that’s all for now . . . on to completing the class projects from this weekend that were taught by the most talented and funny Irene Tan in Cupertino . . . more about this when I do my next posting . . . till then thanks for stopping by . . . hugs and kisses!!!