Thursday, March 19, 2009

Easter Envelope Book

Here is a little Easter envelope book I made for a special group from Western Massachusetts coming for a class. It's composed of chipboard covers, a couple chipboard pages, and five document envelopes with those string/button closures. It's decorated with pretty pastel papers, ribbons, buttons, and (my favorite part) vintage Easter postcard images.

Hope you like it, girls.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Annette's Challenge - chipboard

Check out my previous post, ladies. Chipboard covers for the book and chip board frames inside it. Hope it wasn't a cheat to use a book I'd already been designing for a class to teach. I'd already planned the covers but the frames were really my response to the challenge. Having fun with these. Bring on more mojo!!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Garden Book Class

Here is the Garden Book for the March class coming up. This is the fancy-schmancy cover I teased about last post. It's embossed chipboard (See that Challenge folks!) rubbed with a crayon as a resist then topped with a paint wash. Cool, eh?

The book is 6x12 with chipboard covers and cardstock pages. It's been filled with my neighbor's lovely garden photos.

We'll use lots of colorful papers, ribbon, rubber stamps, transparencies, and lots of other neat doo-dads.

The cool part of this book are the many flaps and flip-outs that allow you to put more photos in it. They're like little hidden treasures as you look through the book.

Here's a chipboard frame (wow - more chipboard, Challenge folks!) we'll use in a couple places.

Doesn't my neighbor have a beautiful garden! I'm giving her this copy of the book after the class is finished. It's sort of payment for having me traipse through her lovely flowers to get these photos last August.

I love having a neighbor with a beautiful garden because I'm really not much of a gardener myself.

I guess I'd rather see a riot of color in my ribbon bin and my array of scrapbook papers. They're a little less maintenance for me.

There's a document envelope on the back cover for journaling, gardening notes, those funky little plant tags that (I've heard) come in the pots when you buy the plants (if you're braver than I am and actually buy them) - or just more photos.

So ... class is Monday, March 23 at 6:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church.
Class Fee: $40
Call or email me to register. Space is limited on this one so register early (especially if you think you might want additional kits).
Supplies on this one are your basic kit with scissors, ruler, pencil, LOTs of adhesive - BOTH glue sticks and tape runners, and mini glue dots.
Thanks for looking. Hope to see you on the 23rd.
- Jill

Monday, March 9, 2009

Garden Book Class and what's next

Happy Monday, everyone.

Guess we're back to winter now after our lovely spring-like weekend. Oh well, this is New England.

I'm finishing up the Garden Book this week for our next class which will meet on Monday 3/23 in the evening. I need to cancel the Tuesday morning version of this class due to a conflict. Please do what you can to arrange to come to the Monday evening class if you were planning on the other. Thanks.

I also have decided to cancel the April Paper Arts class. My children have a very busy school schedule which requires my involvement. Add spring break and Easter into the month and I am tapped out with little or no design time. So sorry ... maybe you have gotten enough of the bug to come up with some great project ideas for yourselves.

Keep watching for the Garden Book photos. Should be up by Thursday of this week.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Scrap Challenge - Woohoo! I'm done!

Here it is. My response to a scrapbook challenge posed by Candice. I was challenged to create a scrap layout or some other creation using an animal print. When I remembered these photos of my daughter in a tiger costume, I knew I had the basis for a layout that I really wanted to scrap anyway. I'm happy with how it came out.