Even though I had great intentions of sharing tags from each tag in Creative Chemistry 102, I fell behind and then found there were some days where I simply did not have all the supplies, but that's okay because I learned so much and can now look forward to using the techniques once I do have more of the new products.
It was with great surprise that I learned on Sunday morning, that one of the tags I had shared in the class Galleries had been one that Tim featured on Saturday along with several others from each day in class! That made me so happy and is truly one amazing honor for me, as I have never had any of my projects featured since I started taking these classes, and to think that this was one of Tim's Pick! WOW am I ever thrilled! I also share that honor with several crafters and although I tried to visit most of the blogs to leave personal notes, I found some didn't have blog and some links were not working. I'd like to again take moment to Congratulate everyone in class, who was also featured, as well as everyone who took the class and completed it. As I said, it was really a very heavy technique filled workshop and I'm very pleased and I have now Graduated from Creative Chemistry 101 and 102!!
For those of you who are not in the class, this is the tag that was spotlighted along with all the others on Saturday. If you were a member of the class, you'll find them ALL at this link -- Go HERE!! I created this on the first day and it's one of my favorites! The background was created with a combination of the brand new Distress Paints, as well as some of the older Dabber paints. This awesome tree die is one of the Simon Says Stamps Exclusives, which you can find HERE!!
If you love these classes as much as I do, then you'll want to stay tuned for the next one, which is going to be another favorite for me, because it's all about Christmas Cards and you can go HERE for more details or to sign up today!!
After such a busy week, I was excited to head on down to a little card workshop hosted by my Amuse Demo - Tobey! If you are looking for Amuse products, you can visit her website HERE and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, everyone can order this amazing Stamp Set - FREE -- All you need to do is pay a $3 shipping fee. I bought mine last year and have now ordered the matching Die which is new this year. Also in honor of this special month, they are hosting a wonderful sale on lots of their PINK goodies, which you'll find here!
I made a couple of cute little cards, but just realized I forget to take pics, so I'll plan to share them later this week.
Today, I'm excited to be getting myself back to my craft desk and I have two new Christmas cards to share with you today! These were both inspired by the new contest over at Hero Arts and also feature some more of my favorite dies from Simon Says Stamp, including that same wonderful Mod Tree Die that I used on my Tag and that along with a Black Pre-Folded Notecard from Hero Arts, along with some Hero Mixed Accents and a new Memory Box Sentiment, was all I needed to make this sweet little CAS card.
My second card today is another fun little card, where I again featured some cute little die cut "Christmas Trees" that I cut with this die set, another SSS Exclusive. Yes, have you guessed that I LOVE dies...it's true and my obsession with these newer style dies, started when Memory Box came out with them a few years ago. It's also Memory Box who actually manufactures these dies specifically for SSS and between the two companies, I have a wonderful selection of fabulous dies!!
This card started by taking one of my Hero Arts Notecards and using one of the new Bracket Dies (also from SSS), to create a fun edge to the bottom of my card. I then picked out some new Christmas Papers from Lawn Fawn's - Peace Joy Love Set and adhered a strip inside to show through where I cute in my bracket design. I used the same paper alone with some olive green cardstock to cut an assortment of the trees and layered them across my card. I then added a die cut star to the center tree and used more of my Hero Gems for the rest! I put everything together, tied on some twine and had this fun little card! Hope you like it!!
Tomorrow, I'll be off to my LSS for the monthly Card Club, which I really enjoy. I also have some money I've saved up, so I'm hoping to pick up some more of the new Ranger products I will be using to try out more of the techniques from the CC102 workshop. Tim Holtz is well-loved at my store and has visiting many times to teach, which is really fun and how I was lucky enough to meet Tim, Mario and the group! They are amazing at putting together workshops and if you ever have a chance to take one, don't miss out! You'll be amazed and learn so much!!
Hope you all had a nice holiday - It's Columbus Day here in the States in Massachusetts it's more of a State Holiday, but the schools are closed as are the banks etc, and there also was not any mail delivery, so I'm sure it'll be a busy day for many tomorrow!!