Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Great Trip to Michigan

Other than a rough time getting back home (and one emergency landing!), my trip to Michigan was wonderful! I couldn't have asked for prettier fall weather. I so miss the beautiful fall colors that I grew up with in Michigan. We have fall in Oklahoma, but it lacks the vibrant colors that I miss from my childhood. I met up with lots of friends and family; ate out a lot; did some shopping, saw a movie; spent time with Kristin and played lots of cards! I learned two fun new card games that I'll probably promptly forget now that I'm home. Kristin set me up with a Facebook account which could become a new addiction and we had a "sisters" day full of food, games and crafts. It was a beautiful, relaxing week but all good things must end - I'm back to life in the real world and now I must catch up on housecleaning, laundry and grocery shopping. What fun - I so wish vacations could last forever!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Natalie's Techniques Class

I've been taking a techniques class taught by Natalie at Creative-Scrappers and am totally enjoying everything she's been teaching us. We've learned how to make transfers using Mod Podge, how to create our own cool background papers. How to use transparencies to create our own rub-ons, how to use spackle on our pages and lots of other really fun and cool techniques. Here are a few of the projects I've been working on - and there are so many others I haven't had the time to do yet. The "Tiny Dancer" layout in my last post was also from her class. This is an awesome class and Natalie is such a great, creative teacher! Thanks for the inspiration Natalie!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I've Been a Bad Blogger

I know, I know. I've been a bad blogger lately. I usually wait to update until I have the time - but I never have the time. Anyway - here are a few pages I've done recently. Tomorrow I'm off to Michigan to visit with family and friends! I'm so ready for a break. I'll post some more pages when I get back next week.

This page was done for a Techniques class I'm taking at Creative Scrappers. I'm loving all of Natalie's ideas - she's an awesome teacher!
Tiny Dancer:

@ The Patch:

Little and Mighty:

This page was done as a "Go Green" Challenge. We had to use something we would normally throw away on our page. I painted and wove straw wrappers together and filled some of the clear wrappers with beads: