Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Eeekkkk Book Week AND a class with Becky Fleck!!

Well bloggers, what a week! On Saturday I was fortunate enough to spend a whole complete day scrapping with my bestie gal pal Wendy at Lake Karrinyup Function Centre attending a DAY with Becky Fleck of Page Maps fame. It was incredible. Becky was soooo gorgeous and gracious, such an amazingly great lady in person. I will post pics soon of the wonderful projects we did (got a tweak or two to do LOL)...but one thing that really touched me was how she included in every kit (and there were 80 of us!) some of her own special  personal treasures - buttons from her Grandma's button jar, and muslin from her own Hope Chest - so that we can remember her and cherish our creations. Gosh she was soooo lovely - have I said that yet...?

I also have a DT page or two to share (yep...this is gonna be a loooooong post so grab a coffee....)

Firstly, EEEEKKK Book Week...

Book Week 2008...

and my darling gorgeous little precious baby son, my little sweet 5 yr old, wanted to dress up like a spider. Yep. A spider. And not just any spider - a redback spider. And yes, I had to design him a costume. He was sooo interested in bugs and spiders and anything that crawled (although heaven forbid if one of these creepies had the audacity to crawl near him!!!!)

For this layout I have used a great Rusty Pickle paper (Eight legged Web), and I hand-stitched cream wool over the top of the web designs to really make them stand out. I stitched these great little spider charms on the webs - and gosh they look so real when you get them out of the packet - ewwww! (LOL!).
Materials Used:
Rusty Pickle Paper - Eight Legged Web (Costume Party Range)
Jenni Bowlin Studio - Chalkboard Alpha Vintage
My 2 Angels design ribbon - Explore Messy Loud Rough and Tumble 100% Boy ribbon
misc cardboard (I used an old pizza box), wool, needle.

AND Girls of a Feather...

Our Challenge this month was to use the wonderful ribbons from the My 2 Angels collection, and I was so excited when my bundle arrived. I loved the pink girls ribbon but my girls are not in the pinky pastel frame of mind lately. I really wanted to use this ribbon on this paper so I altered it.

Papers: Rose Moka Graffiti paper
miscellaneous items: inks, calico fabric

I have a card class I am teaching tomorrow night at Scrapbooks from The Heart so I will also be back on in a few days to share those with you too.....and my Becky Fleck pages....and my photos of the Becky Class too....whew!
Thanks for stopping by and getting this far into this epic post....hugs and hugs again

C xx


  1. Love those layouts, especially the spider one...OMG, all that hand stitching! It looks amazing!

  2. It was the BEST day eh?!?!? Thank you so much!! Love your LO's the spider one, wow SO much work in that stitching (bet you were pleased you started that??! LOL!) and really love the Girls page, love that RM paper and and what you did to the M2A ribbon! loving the Websters trim too! Fantastic work!! x x

  3. Wow Corrina that spider web LO is bloody wonderful hun!!! it is amazing, you have so much patience with that stitching!!! your second LO is so pretty & girly. You are so clever darl. Have a great week. Hugs Clare xxx

  4. Absolutely love that spider web - amazing work!! Lucky you meeting Becky Fleck :)

  5. Wow Corrina, these are awesome!! Well done on sewing that spider web. Looks great! Glad to hear you had a lovely day with Becky Fleck. Can't wait to see your creations! :)


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