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!).
Rusty Pickle Paper - Eight Legged Web (Costume Party Range)
Jenni Bowlin Studio - Chalkboard Alpha Vintage
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - black magic
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
other products: scenic route chipboard button, Tim Holtz rock candy, Twinklets Diamond Dust, Glimmer Mist - black magic & gold
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