We all need to "escape" from everyday life occasionally. For those of us who love to craft we often retreat from the everyday for a "Creative Escape - exploring our inner creative talent" in our craft rooms. CREATIVE ESCAPE , held every year in Arizona is a weekend of crafting, pampering, amazing meals, lots of new ideas and inspiration, meeting new friends and so much more bought to you by Heidi Swapp and Bazzill Basics Paper - it is the ultimate scrapbook indulgence...
Imagine my surprise when I was asked to be one of the instructors at this year's event! I cannot believe this amazing opportunity has presented itself to me. I felt humbled when I saw the list of instructors, including Tim Holtz, Debby Schuh, Carol Wingert and Heather Bailey and then there is me! I am so excited and have been busy working on my class for the event. More details to come in a future post but if you are interested in attending this amazing event, click on the link and fill in your details to sign up for the Creative Escape 2009 Registration Lottery.
So, it may seem (from my lack of posting) that I have not been busy, having nothing new to share with you. After returning from CHA, all of my crafting time has been spent working on projects for some big teaching events I have this year and for other projects that I am unfortunately unable to share at this time. I can however, share with you a project I have started working on using my new favorite collection from K & Company.
Brenda Walton, together with K & Company released a beautiful new collection at CHA "Madeline". The papers in this collection were created with vintage European inspiration. French Rococo patterns are elegantly combined with beautiful colors and designs. For this project I have started altering the sewing box I showed you in an earlier post and have custom made an album to fit inside the box.
I am having so much fun creating with this collection. The dimensional embellishment on the book cover is made from a combination of a Grand Adhesion sticker and then the bottom two layers are handmade. The bottom layer was a strip of music paper I cut and pleated and the green layer was cut with a spellbinder die. I will show you the finished project when I am done.
Until then - don't forget to indulge yourself in a little "creative escape" of your own each day.