Monday, March 8, 2010
Hey everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I'm in the midst of fighting a cold and I'm bound and determined to win. I've been in such a great mood though....road tripping it to Waco with my buds AND attending Lisa Pace's class was just BEYOND AWESOME! I don't think I've wiped the smile off my face yet...sometimes quality girl time is just what the body and mind need. :) Needless to say, all this positive energy is keeping me well, energetic, and driving a huge force to create! Let me first say that I've just been dying to get my hands on the new line of papers/stamps/embellishments by Margie and the Girls' Paperie. Ever since I saw the sneak of it at CHA I've been waiting and waiting.....and waiting. I actually have a nice laundry list of things I am STILL waiting for...but that's another story. :) Anywho, the scrapbook store in Waco (which I now ADORE) had her line!!! ACK!! I scooped up the last Paper Girl stamp set on the shelf...OH YES I DID, and grabbed every piece of paper I could get my hands on! There were QUITE a few things that my friends and I grabbed the last of....that makes me smile, LOL! Some Maya Road, Jenni Bowlin, Melissa Frances and other goodies somehow made their way into my bag...HOW'D THAT HAPPEN?! So I got to creating...lookie
My color inspiration came from Melissa Phillip's blog HERE and the sketch layout I was inspired by is the latest Sketch For You to Try with Jen. I am just in LOVE with this Paper Girl stamp set. I grabbed the sentiment from the Verve set Thankful Hearts. The paper on the right (which nearly made me shed a tear to cut) is from the Girls' Paperie and the one on the left is from the Crafty Secrets paper pad. LOL, do you ever do that? You just love a piece of paper or embellishment so much you don't want to use it! There should be a 12-step hoarder's anonymous program. :)
So back to Saturday....such a memorable day. The ladies at our table were so enjoyable to create with...I hope to run into them again maybe at another class. :) Lisa Pace is absolutely AMAZING. I mean, I was already enamored by her gorgeous work, but wow...what an amazing lady. So kind, patient, generous...and did I mention how gorgeous her work is? LOL! She signed my book...I look at it for inspiration all the time!
Anyway, I didn't finish my book in class, but I did finish it on Sunday afternoon. Here's the cover
I changed it up just a little bit from what she designed, but it's still pretty much the same. We also got to embellish the 2 canvas envelopes inside.
I apologize for the long post, but I guess I'm just chatty Cathy with all this excitement. :) Not to mention there are MANY more events coming up that I am tentatively planning on going to...classes, conventions, retreats....all in the Texas area. Interested in going?? I would love to meet you! Email me and I'll send you a list of all the events I'm planning on attending....all through to the month of September!
Ok, I guess I'll wrap it up for now. :) Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. OH! And thank you all for your comments about my first jewelry endeavor!! I'm so excited you guys have liked it too! I bought materials to make a NEW necklace. :) Look for that soonish....