Thursday, December 13, 2007

Vintage Lacing Cards

Next month, I will be teaching a class on Vintage Lacing Cards. You can see the pics here. I used a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper and scanned the images into photoshop so that they could be fitted to the chipboard size. Next I mounted these new images onto the chipboard, stamped and embossed the edges, used my crop-a-dile and grommet punch to punch holes and have your lacing card. The box is painted, papered, stamped, embossed, inked and sealed for the finished look. The kit will include six brown shoe laces, six lacing cards and one beautiful box to carry it in. Takes ya back to your childhood...don't ya think?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Book Making Workshop

Saturday (12/8) I had the pleasure of taking Dream Catcher's Journal Workshop at European Papers in Columbus. It was such a thrill to be among such talent and be instructed by the very creative Lisa Ohlmer. I am very pleased with this day planner that I will use throughout 2008. The journal is meant to be drawn in, collaged on, inked and stamped or whatever you want to show your creative side. I'm anxious for the new year to begin.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

In the Holiday Spirit

Thanks to Paper Bella Studios and Teresa's 12 Days of Christmas projects, I am now in the swing of things. I have completed projects for Day 1 and Day 2 and here they are. The Christmas journal is full of pages with library envelopes to insert lists, and receipts. Even the dog gets his own page...and of course, I left a page for me too!! The Winter Collage is a fun and easy project to play with some new techniques. Not having the 7Gypsies metal embellishments, I used some pewter I had and die cut the edge for a decorative border. Can't wait for Day 3's project so I can lock myself in my studio and whistle while I work.