Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer is Great!

And it's almost over. I've been very busy this summer, getting ready for new jobs at school, having laser eye surgery, visiting with family, planning birthday parties for both girls and of course, paper crafting!

Lately I've been busy creating for Shelley - classes for this fall, and a challenge. My goal is to plan one project a month to teach at Shelley's. If there is enough interest, the class will go ahead. If not, it gets canceled. Either way, I win, since I have to make the sample, and it gets me motivated!

When I plan projects for Shelley's, they tend to be 3D items or mini albums. The other ladies on the design team lean more toward card and scrapbook classes. That said, if you happen to see something on my blog that you like, I can arrange to teach it at Shelley's!

I created this project for Shelley's October website challenge. Four of us were given a similar set of products and challenged to create! I used the Tri-Shutter Album template from Andrea Walford's website (though you can google to find similar ones.) This is also a class that I will be teaching on Saturday, September 18th at 1pm (which explains why I have it ready so early!)

The album holds 5 pictures, with ample space for quotes or journaling. It looks really complicated, but it's pretty easy to put together. If you take the class, you'll receive a handout with full cutting and assembling instructions.

I'm not going to post all of my classes today... you need to have something to come back for! But I will post October's class - I'd hate for you to miss the sign-up! I am teaching this one at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 7th. Don't miss it!

This cute Friendship Box measures only 5 1/2" tall, but it packs a lot of punch, look:

This box design is by Pam Curtis (I think I found the template on splitcoaststampers.) Of course, you can make it into any kind of box you like... all the quotes and greetings are done by hand, so you can change it any way you like. The little boxes are about 2x2 and are perfect for holding an assortment of small scrapbooking supplies, earrings, candies, chocolate, stationary supplies, etc. It would make a great gift for a grandparent, babysitter, teacher - anyone who is hard to buy for. With masculine papers it could even hold a variety of small fishing lures for dad or grandpa. If you sign up for the class, I will have my quote books handy for your inspiration!

Now, off to ice a cake and get ready for tomorrow's ordeal (I mean birthday party!)

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