Sunday, September 9, 2012

Handmade Thanksgiving and Christmas Projects...Already!

Well, I may not have gotten a post up in the last few days, but that doesn't mean I haven't been running around like a chicken!  Friday I hostessed the Copic Challenge over at Crafting By Designs.  BTW, if you haven't checked out Crafting By Designs, hop on over.  It is a warm and friendly site to display and enhance your paper crafting.   After that was completed, I worked on my class projects for Michaels Instructor Open House that was held yesterday. 

This card features a cornucopia and sentiment from a retired CTMH stamp set.  I always loved that set.  The pattern paper is from Clementine.  Once again, just because a paper is designed with one theme in mind doesn't mean that you can't use it for a totally unexpected theme.  The image was colored with my Copics.

As I said, after I finished posting the Copic Challenge, I had to finish up my samples for Michaels Instructor Open House.  In case you don't realize, in addition to all of my Close To My Heart work, I am also the floral designer and Scrapbook/Paper Ed teacher at my local Michaels.  Guess you can see how much work I put into this table in the last few days.  :o)
This is one of the classes that I will be teaching at Mike's later in October.  I finished these up on Friday, too.  I took a glass block, filled it with glittered Christmas picks along with LED battery lights.  The flourish on the front was cut using the Quilted Christmas Cricut Cartridge.  The decorations and card are also made using Quilted Christmas.  I can't wait to try this with CTMH Artiste!  :o)
Last but not least, I shouldn't complain about all of the work I did.  After all, you can see that I had a helper!  That's kitty.  If looks could kill, I think I would be in a heap on the floor right now.  :o)

One of the things I love about paper crafting is the opportunity to experiment with new projects.  I also love meeting new people.  This weekend has been filled with both.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

lucy collins said...

Oh Cindy, You did a wonderful job on the card, pages and glassware. Your table looks marvelous I really don't know how you do it. was the table around the side yours also. It looks like great fun but I know it's a lot of work. I love the easle for the sb pages do you like it I was thinking of it for a gift you get several sleeves right? Talk soon, Your D, Lucy