Wow, it has been a very fun, very packed full two days here in Chicago! The girls and I have been taking one class after the other and we are full of wonderful new ideas, techniques and new product release information!
We started out with Eileen Hull from Sizzix and her new embroidery dies. These inventive dies cut and perforate your paper, leaving you a pattern on which you can then use floss and a few simple stitch styles to create something really wonderful! These can be made into scrapbook pages, art pieces or cards!
But that is not all Eileen had to show us…there are numerous dies that create three-dimensional objects like; a camper, a recipe box and more!
Next up we joined Aimee Filimeohala, one of the owners of Graphic 45, for a fabulous shadow box project that will knock your socks off…
I can hear you now, “Wait! That is a shadow box?” Why, yes, yes it is! We popped on some feet and totally transformed that baby into a sweet candle holder. Aimee showed hers with some little pumpkins and fall foliage in the two sides, but I see it as a little candy dish. What about you?? And of course, Aimee gave us a close up look at the three new collections:
I really loved the hour and a half we were able to spend with Emma Lou Beechy, the owner of Heartfelt Creations. Heartfelt is a stamp and die company that is known for their intricate floral and border dies. Emma Lou did not disappoint with the new release and we think that we need to start a monthly class with her monthly release of stamps and dies. What do you think?
Kelly Marie Alvarez and Jenn Shurkus from Lawn Fawn were up next with their darling little critter stamps! Absolutely adorable!
If you stress over coloring in and shading stamps, then you need to come learn how to watercolor stamp! I absolutely adored this class that Bonnie Krebs, the owner of Art Impressions, taught us! WOW! Even I could do it! I am telling you all, this is SO easy! Again, I think we need a class on this as well. I was having so much fun creating my watercolor “original” works of art, I didn’t get them into the cards, but check them out…I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
If stamping is TOTALLY not your thing, but you still want to create GORGEOUS cards, then the new Kaiser Silver Bells collection is for you. Check out these AMAZING cards we learned to make with my friends Deanna! This is just two of the FIVE cards we made in this class and they are all amazingly beautiful!
Well….I am exhausted just recapping all this amazing creativeness! How do you feel reading about it all? Inspired? Excited? Ready to come to class? Keep an eye out in next month’s newsletter for dates and times! 😉