Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Creative University 2013 projects.

Hello! Today I am going to share with you three of the 5 projects we created at CU 2013.

First up is the Buzz and Bumble mini album Kandi and I taught.

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This album that Tresa designed is so beautiful. The details are simple but elegant. Thanks to Tresa I will be teaching this album in a workshop soon. Stay tuned for details!

Next are these amazing cards. The wonderful Sheila Bennett taught us these beautiful versatile cards. CU2013 cards1_thumb[1]

All using the new Chantilly paper pack. I think these cards show the versatility of this great paper pack.. it’s not just for girls!

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Finally the AMAZING layout created by Tresa and taught by one of my favorite people, Kristen Luther.

Layout We learned how to make three different kinds of fabric flowers on this stunning layout.   right page

My favorite is the singed satin flower. I added some of Close to my Heart’s black toile between the layers. I love how it turned out!

Close up layout

We also made a yoyo flower with a spiky look to it. So fun!

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That’s all I have time for today. Coming soon, The technique boutique and jewelry projects!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Creative University 2013 quick recap

It was another great year at Creative University. In fact I think it was the best year ever! The amazing Tresa Black out did herself designing the beautiful projects and put together a wonderful event.

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Let’s start with the beautiful setting. Who wouldn’t love to come together with friends from around the country to learn and create in this beautiful setting.

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Next, pick some of your best girlfriends to join you on this creative adventure.


Snuggle into a cozy mountain cabin. It’s amazing how little time you will spend in your cute little cabin. Sleep? Who needs sleep!

Add some fun and games. Minute to win it! And Yes I won it! This beautiful Origami Owl necklace sponsored by Sheila Bennett! Thank you for the beautiful prize!

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Have lots of space to create all weekend.

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Throw in delicious food, and you would think that the weekend is perfect right? Well, that was just the beginning!


This Amazing lady is so talented!

Here are some of the amazing projects we got to create over the weekend.

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I had the privilege of teaching this year. It was a fun experience. My teaching partner Kandi and I taught this adorable Mini Album class.

Mini album

Part of our responsibilities as teachers this year was to create an inspiration board using a specific item or technique. I chose Fabric as my medium. Here is the only picture of I have of my inspiration board all together… I was so busy I completely forgot to get a picture of it! *photo credit Nicole Lewno

Fabric fun

Well, that is all I have time for today. Stay tuned for more on the beautiful projects we created and information on the techniques used in my inspiration board! Have a wonderful weekend!