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 . . .