Monday, December 16, 2013

Hustle & Bustle Crafting Weekend

Good Monday morning all! It's been a super busy weekend around here, as I'm sure it is with most of you this holiday season. I always find it so odd in Florida, this time of year. It's warm as heck, yet there's holiday stuff everywhere. And with all the busy goings-on around here with classes and CHA designs, I just haven't really been feeling it. But finally this morning, it's chilly and I'm actually starting to feel like Christmas is coming. My class schedule is done for 2013, I'm just now starting to shop, and I'm looking forward to spending time with the family.

Today I want to share some fun stuff I did over the weekend and tomorrow I'll share this easy handmade ornament using lots of Tim Holtz goodies. I'll take you through the steps how I created it and maybe you'll be inspired to make one of your own.

Friday was "Friday Follies," my monthly creative club. Formerly named "All Things Tim" this group has evolved into an "anything goes" type of group, and it's a crazy fun one. We are still big fans of Tim Holtz products, for sure, but we've expanded into other wonderful product lines that work well together like Graphic 45. Of course! There are nine in the group, but with the busy holiday season we were a cozy group of five this month. Here the gals are making my Place in Time desktop calendar.

We had a little pot-luck holiday party after the project was finished. I like to call this photo "Wining by the Tree."

A little closer look at my wine glass. This was a gift from my friend Patty. Looks just like me, eh?

Afterwards, we had a handmade ornament exchange. (I wish I had taken a photo of everyone's ornament, but sadly not.) This one was made by Dotti and wowed the group. Dotti used Dylusions sprays and doodling on paper, then cut pieces out and decoupaged a paper mache star. It was so gorgeous in person! Lucky Marty got this one in the swap.

This was the project we created. I'll be teaching this one again at The Gypsy Corner on Saturday, January 25th in Kissimmee, Florida. So if you're in the area, join us! 

And speaking of The Gypsy Corner, I taught my Twelve Days of Christmas mini album class there on Saturday. What a great group of ladies and what fun we had.

Check out these awesome aprons some of them wore to class. Katy in the middle, her mother-in-law Bettiann on the left and Bettiann's sister Alleen on the right. They created these fun aprons with doodles and dates of the creative adventures they've shared through 2013. And my class made the cut! What an honor. Thank you ladies!

Happy faces with their finished albums.

Here's a look at some of the mini album we created.

We used Graphic 45's small Staples tag album, Twelve Days of Christmas 8 x 8 paper and the banners card stock.

This will make a nice little keepsake of their Christmas photos this year.

Thanks to both groups of ladies this past weekend for taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to share a creative day with me. I enjoyed it so much and am looking forward to more in 2014.

Have a great day, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I want to move closer to you so I can come drink wine!!! And maybe create!


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