Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thank You Donna Downey

I'm finally posting pics from a project that I did a few months ago. We were handed papers from My Mind's Eye with reds, browns and greens. I didn't much care for the paper so I was stumped as to what to make with this stuff for our monthy challenge at LLS. So, after combing the internet for ideas and inspiration...I came across Donna Downey's website and saw her amazing fabric scrapbook that she made. That was the answer...turn this paper into fabric and sew, sew, sew. I used printer fabric and scanned the paper to print out the designer paper images. Add a few pictures and some felt cut words and voila...a beautiful family heirloom. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Make and Takes at CHA

Okay, as promised, I decided to photograph some of the make and takes I got to do at CHA. In no particular order I present to you...Claudine Hellmuth's adhesive-backed canvas painted with her wonderful acrylic paints and fabulous brushes making this adorable floral pin. Tim Holtz's Idea-ology findings make a great necklace; can't wait till I can purchase all these great little charms. Bind-it-All has teamed with Teresa Collins and is offering these great leather closures with seasonal fasteners. The little halloween book was a fun make and take and certainly worth doing again in another season. Then the Provo Craft booth had some great make and takes at their booth. The popular booth was the Sesame Street box...but I didn't want to wait all day so I made this adorable coloring book cover. The Elmo shape was cut on the Cricut and we made two of them donating one to a third world country as a completed coloring book. What a great idea. I made several cards but have not photographed them yet. Finally, I got in on the Pink Paislee make and take. They only offered 25 kits at the show...and I made sure to get there early enough so I could get in on the action. I finished it at home and it is such an adorable Halloween Owl book and I can't wait to do this one as a class. Thanks for visiting today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CHA Chicago

I'm so excited...I got to attend CHA this year. It was my first show and I was very pleased to see artist who I have only admired from afar...or rather by blog-stalking. I'm posting a few of my favorites. October Afternoon had adorable layouts and their new fall line is going to be so great. The monster papers, stamps and chipboard shapes are just adorable. I was excited to see Tim Holtz in person and see his work up close. Claudine Hellmuth is another collage artist whose work I have admired. Her new brush and paints are going to be so great to work with, so is her adhesive-backed canvas. I also loved the papers and projects at Melissa Frances's booth...so many beautiful works of art. Such great make and takes at Just Rite Stampers and Idea-o-logy as well as Pink Paislee. I'll be back again to share all the cool things I got to make.