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Art Venture in Anaheim, oh what a ride!!

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Art Venture in Anaheim, oh what a ride!!

What a way to start the year out right with an outstanding adventure with the over the top designers than to be at Prima’s Art Venture in Anaheim. It was my very first “instructional class” ever attended and i could not have asked for anything better.  It was truly an extraordinary adventure in scrapbooking and mixed media art.  On the billboard of instructors were Alberto Juarez, Frank Garcia, Julie Nutting, Anna Babrowska (Finnabair), Jaimie Dougherty and Trina McClune.  Each class was about 3 hours long for 2 solid packed days. When they said we would be receiving “goodie” bags nothing could prepare us for what we received!!! To many to mention and most were products that will be released at the CHA conference and will not hit stores for several weeks.  So we were very excited to get first dibs. I have lots of pictures of the fun I had and the friends I made.  I hope you enjoy, I know you can’t wait to get your hands on these, and I can’t wait to go next year!!!

Happy New Year

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Hello there and Happy New Year.  Well lots of things planned for me and hopefully for you all as well.  First of all, had a little “glitch” with the new Crafty Artisan Challenge Blog, its not quite up and running yet so I’ll just keep on truckin down this crafty road.  I’ve decided to start an online art class this year, 52 weeks of instruction participating in the Lifebook 2015.  I love the work, the colors and the way it all makes me feel. “Feed my Soul” I say, Feed my Soul.  This will be my Mantra for the year 2015. This is a warm up exercise to get my mojo going. If you think you might feel like checking it out click here. Psst: I think I’m going to get one for a friend to, the course that is…

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Ok, next…On Monday morning I will be taking my first trip on a train to Los Angeles for Prima’s Art Venture!!! I’m over the top excited!!! I will be taught by some of the best. Alberto Juarez, Frank Garcia, Julie Nutting, Anna Babrowska FINNABAIR!!!, Jamie Dougherty and Trina McClune.  I still cant believe it true!!! pinch pinch. I will be taking my Go Pro Camera, long pole attachment and all the gadgets to get some awesome photo’s and video’s, I’ll be posting here and on my facebook page so you can share in all the festivities.

Art Venture Anaheim

Art Venture Anaheim

Ok and one last thing for now. I had to just make something that wasn’t a gift, for a swap or deadline. So here it is.  I had made this little burlap wrapped canvas with little pieces of chipboard ephemera and some little metals.  It was cute but I was just dieing to gesso it up and do something more.  You know what thats like, its nice but it could be better. So, gesso I did, some Lindy’s spays and Prima flowers.  What do you think? Better.

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Embellishment for Christmas or any occasion…

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Embellishment for Christmas or any occasion…

Hello my friends !  Happy Holidays. I cannot believe in just 10 days it will be Christmas. As I get older the years just seem to go faster. Oh well, then I better just enjoy each and every one of them.  I wanted to share these little metal embellishments that I made.  They are so easy and so beautiful.  I just picked out some metals that I like, I get mine at Miriams, The Craft Source. (sorry, I don’t know how to link, lol) and I used some vellum paper and the rosette die cut. Sandwiched the rosette in between the two metals and added a “say it with crystals” from Prima. Wala, instant embellishment.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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My Creative Journey…what a ride!

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Please excuse me while I’m trying to figure this blog thing out, the pages and layouts are just not coming out like I think they should, but I’ll keep plugging along until I figure it out.

In the meantime I would like to share some of the things I’ve been working on…

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These are a couple of art journaling pages I was playing around with, I have a long way to go but I have a lot of inspiration out there to help me learn.   Finnibair just released her Pastes and Gel Product line through Prima called “art Extravagance and art Basics” I’m just having a blast learning these techniques and there are quite a bit of Facebook pics and video’s as well as Prima’s U-Stream classes to help us all along.

 

I love making ATC Cards, it really helps get my mojo moving, here is a set I made with some collage pieces from Hidden Vintage Studios at DevianScrap.com. I call it “A Child’s Eye”

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Well I hope you enjoyed this little share, please feel free to comment, any help is greatly appreciated!  Thank you all and hope you have an absolutely fantastically creative day!!