Monday, August 25, 2014

Teresa Collins Class at Scrapbook Daisies, Christmas Countdown Flip Album

I recently took anothervgreat class with the fabulous Teresa Collins.  This class was at Scrapbook Daisies in Xxx, Ca.  She was teaching a few classes on this trip to Southern, Ca, but the one I took was this beautiful and fun Christmas countdown, flip album with the Candy Cane Lane paper.

Teresa was such a sweetheart sharing sneak peaks of some of her new products, like Fiskers punches and scissors and he new dies and embossing folders with Craftwell. She is always coming out with something new and amazing.

The project started with a plastic frame from Ikea that we spray painted gold. (Side note: Her husband, who has been terribly sick, drilled the holes for the rings in all the frames. What a sweet and helpful man, right?) Along with some numbers from a chipboard set.

We then followed along with Teresa and her detailed photo guide to decorate all the tags and pages. I decided I wasn't crazy for the black letters in the kit and replaced them with sobe red Thickers.  I also added some of the new punch shapes, like love and feathers to the pages. And the snowflake rosette was different from original, but Teresa had suggested it. (Alot of people added it.)

I think it came out very nice and can't wait to display it during the holidays. It counts from 25 down to 1 and will be super nice to look at and change it everyday


Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Version of the MDM using G45 Couture & Typography Goes to Moscow

Recently, I had a chance to make a gift for a friend of mine who lives in Moscow, Russia. Since she has never seen any of my paper crafting in person, I wanted to make something special. I decided to make a version of Kathy Orta's My Design Mini album and use Graphic 45's Couture and Typography lines.

I picked the MDM album because it has customizable options, but does not look too complex or overwhelming for someone who doesn't scrapbook. Also it was a new tutorial for me and looked like fun to make. Couture by G45 was my first thought for paper because my friend is stylish and the colors and feel of the paper suit her style. As I worked on the project and realized I need more pspers, I added the Typography line (also G45) into the mix.
I really like the My Design Mini and the idea of having a tutorial that can be customized to different projects. What a great concept! To get the MDM tutorial click here. To order the EKC #12 with MDM included click here.
Since I did not create the MDM design, I don' t feel right posting images of the book in progress. So we will skip right to dessert with pictures and a video link of the completed album.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Shop Hop 2014- A Good Read..

Rosie and I teamed up again to conquer the So Cal Shop Hop. This year the theme was books, which made for some fun photo ops and make amd takes.

Once Upon A Memory, Huntington Beach
 The So Cal Shop Hop is a great event here in Southern California. You get 20% off at all the participating stores. 

Custom Impressions, Bellflower
There were a few changes this year. Shop Hop is under new management, which was different because I used to get the inside scoop from Rachel. Also, Rosie and I had a new home store, Custom Impressions.

But we did make it to all 42 stores. Here are some highlights.

Scrapbooking Forever, Thousand Oaks
Treasured Memories, Oak Park
Wootens, Ontario
Paper Tales, San Diego
The Making Place, Escondido