Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Creative Escape 2010 - I AM GOING!!!!

How unbelievably cool will this be!!!! The Creative Escape, for those who aren't in the know, is the drop down, coolest, get farthest away from it all, scrap and create until you fall down dead, then get up and do it all again and then have a martini, do a little shopping, get a spa treatment and start all over tomorrow, hell of a good time place to go EVER!!!!  I am so super excited (can you tell?) that I will not last for 5 MONTHS until it is time to go!!! 

So, I put my name in the hat waaaay back in January to see if I would be lucky enough to get to go and guess what??? They computer did it's job and picked my little 'o name out of the hat and I am OFF TO ARIZONA! And - the super best part is ~~~~ I get to INVITE A FRIEND :)  And it just so happens that the mistress of card creating, Janiel  is a close personal buddy of mine (until I show up on her doorstep with Fred the Flamingo - but that is another story and we aren't going to talk about that right now!) so she and I will present ourselves front and center in late August to bask in the collective creativeness of the gathered paper crazy brethren. 

Ok - so here is Fred the Flamingo. The last time Janiel and I were together in one state we were in Vegas at the Memory Trends convention and Fred was makin' friends with the ladies. Wilma was none too pleased with him when we got back home, let me tell you!

So, the second best thing about the Creative Escape 2010 is ,,,,,,,, Teresa Collins is going to be one of the instructors this year. YIPPEE! I just love her paper lines. I cannot wait to see what project she will come up with for us to do while we are there. 

And another of my fav's - Jessica Sprague - the creative mind behind the  Sprague Lab (which is the coolest place on earth to get your info on Photoshop tools EVER) will be there too. 

All in all, this is looking to be ~ by far~ even better than eating homemade tamales. And that is tough to beat! 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Oh Baby mini chipboard album

This sweet little album is a show sample I made for Just For Fun Stamps. I have several in the works for them to take on their city to city tour. This little cutie is made from a pre-cut chipboard base, which I covered in Basic Grey's fabulous paper.

 I bought that sweet little poly clay Giraffe I don't know how many years ago, because it was so cute I couldn't resist it. (I know I am not the only one who has done this - you know you have too) He has been sitting on my shelf, lonely and sad all this time, but I am glad to say that he finally has a home! And he looks perfect right there on the front cover.

Metal accents, Prima Flowers, ribbons finish off the rest of the page.

I am so happy that Prima makes blue flowers too! Because I don't think I can make a project without using flowers. Is it possible? I don't think we should try and find out.

A wonderful metal accent from the jewelry department adds a great touch to this page. 

The elephant, of course, has been waiting ever so patiently with the giraffe for a home, and he looks superb here.  

                    The back cover has a pocket with two tags tucked inside for journalling or other mementos. 

Lots of sweet ribbons finish off the album and keep it tied together. I hope you enjoyed this look at my album. Please stop back soon as I will be posting new things twice weekly.