Thursday, June 21, 2012

Baby Cubes - A Year in Review

Well Kathy said this project was labour intensive - and that's no bull! Oh my goodness! It goes on forever! However, the end result is well worth the time and effort I must say!

In each of the three cubes are four mini albums contained within mini hinged folders. There are only three pocket pages in each mini album, but there are tags and ribbon closures and...and...and LOL.

I made this project for my daughter Mandy's best friend who is due to have a baby in just over two months. Her mother told me that Renee's colours for the baby were green and brown, so I hope she likes it!

Here are a few pics of the project (not quite finished yet. I have to fill 8 more albums with tags and ribbon closures).

Check out Kathy's blog for the tutorial.








Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tim Holtz "Artful Flight" Class - Sydney 2012

Well, Mandy & I have just experienced something that we never thought possible - we met Tim Holtz! We attended the Artful Flight class that was instructed by the man himself! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

In the lead-up to the class Mandy & I decided to ink, spray, stamp & embellish the heck out of some white aprons which we wore on the day. Tim was so impressed by them both, so much so that he asked Mandy if they could take a photo to show Dyan Reavely as Mandy's apron was sprayed with her Dylusions! How A-M-A-Z-I-N-G was that!!! You can see both aprons in the pics below.

After a few days of rain and cold weather, the sun finally shone on our day!!! We set off early to ensure we knew where we were going so we didn't miss out!

Shasz (daughter number 2) drove, whilst Mandy & I took multiple pics on our phones of the scenery and the sign posts giving us the kilometres remaining to get to our destination. We posted these pics on Twitter where our online craft friends were sharing our adventure with us all the way! Yes, a few of them stayed up till the wee hours of the night to ensure they didn't miss out on any surprises we might have tweeted. They even made sure that all our tweets were saved and emailed to me so that I can use them to tell the story in a mini album! How cool is that!

Well, there was a surprise, I asked Tim if he could possibly say Hi to our twitter friends who were following our adventure and he didn't hesitate. He is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! He is a genuine, down-to-earth guy. Our expectations were met and then some!

So here are a few pics of our A-M-A-Z-I-N-G day with the master himself!
















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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Meeting Tim Holtz - Sneak Peek

Hi! Just had to share a little pic of Mandy & me with the man of the hour, Tim Holtz.

More tomorrow - so tired!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Apron - Tim Holtz Grunge Style

I am sooooo excited! Mandy & I will be meeting the man himself - Tim Holtz, on Sunday 17 June 2012!!! He's in Sydney, Australia!!! Yay!!! We are taking a class with him and to celebrate, Mandy & I each coloured a white apron in our styles - Mandy's is all bright and mine is grunge!

Here's what I came up with: