Friday, August 26, 2011
Guess who hasn't unpacked their suitcases from Stampaway? That would also be me.
And now for a real shocker...you should be sitting down. Move your beverage away lest you tip it over when you fall out of your chair...
After 30+ years, I'm teaching card classes in the studio. Oh my, I feel faint...weak in the knees...I may fall out of my chair.
It's true. Cards. Help me Rhonda.
Interested? I'm working on samples this weekend while Hurricane Irene swirls and blows and sheds big fat rain drops all over me. Truly, you should email me if you're interested.
Friday, August 19, 2011
My gals stayed busy the entire 2 hours and since the next class didn't begin until 11am, we took advantage of the extra time to keep working.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Every kit was filled with pages torn from foreign text books including Greek, Russian, & German, plus sheet music,Asian text & newsprint, and my favorite for this class: a text book on building homes. Notice the largest house on the left: a page from that very book.
Now look at the roof of the second house from the right. Coffee Break Designs sells these wonderful chipboard pennants that I'd bought for my Elevated ATC class last year, but they were perfect for the roof of a house. Not just because of their size, but because it was an added element of dimension.
The roof of the house on the left was cut from a large border stamp made by Artful Illusions. And the roof on the second house from the right is metal flashing tape that I'd run through a texture plate. The key and token are real. Imagine assembling 40 kits with old rusty keys and metal tokens, but that's exactly what I did. Of course there were jewels and Bingo markers, Tim's spinners & tissue tape...the ladies had access to everything.
Another new product I introduced them to was Viva's Inka Gold...a waxy pigment that adheres to metal much like Rub n Buf, but far superior in consistency & color choices. So lots of the gals used it on their metal embellishments, including their rooftops. If you scroll back up and look at the houses, you'll see several of the roofs are made from the metal flashing tape that's been colored. How divine.
As always, I thank you for stopping by to visit. And to all the Lovelies who attended my classes, a HUGE thank you. Maybe next year I should make name tags for everyone that read "I'm one of Linda's Lovelies". Think anyone would wear one?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Check back tomorrow for photos from my other classes, and as always, thanks for checking in today.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Mike's booth was always my first stop, and it wasn't just for the quirky inventory, but for a chance to visit with him and Chris, always a highlight of my Ohio trip. He was witty beyond words, never without a smile on his face, and the wink of mischief never far away.
Chris was gracious enough to give me a pin to wear with his photo and everytime someone would comment on it, I'd get teary eyed and have to walk away for fear I'd cry in front of a crowd. He was loved and he is missed, but I'm so glad I got the chance to visit with Chris again and to meet Kristin face to face.
Carol has attended 2 of my art retreat weekends, and like several others, she wanted to know when the next one will be held. Start looking at your October calendars girls!
I failed to get photos of Mary Jo McGraw, Cecile, Connie or Tammy. I was too tired to think straight and never once pulled out a camera while we were on the show floor. Michelle and Anne from St. Louis invited me to their room on Friday night after the Preview Party for our annual show & tell. We missed Lori, who didn't attend this year, but still managed to eat pizza and laugh til 3am!! And again I didn't take a single photo. Sheesh!
More to come, including photos from all 3 of my classes. Thanks for dropping by and do come again.