Scrapbook Expo in Chicago (St. Charles IL)Took place this past Friday and Saturday. It's always exciting to see scrapbook supplies but even more exciting are the friends I get to chat and hug! Pictured: IL Scrappers Online Group (bottom); Spellbinders' Mary Farneth (left corner) and Want2Scrap Owner Michele Parrish (right corner) = LOVE THEM ALL :)
ScrapMart has always been a part of this venue - this time they brought Button Farm (they offered classes!!) and FarmHouse Paper Company = LOVE~!!
I created a card with FarmHouse Paper Company's Country Kitchen Collection, using JustRite's Large Elegant Sentiments set (August 2013 Release) and Spellbinders latest Cut•Fold•Tuck die release, S5-206 Facination. Love these die templates and they are SO EASY to do...warning: they are addicting to make once you make one!!
First you CUT - I nested the two die templates together (one is the inset die and the other is the border/outlining die)...
Then you FOLD - all the cuts you see, you will need to fold them so that you can tuck them in better...
Lastly you TUCK - all the folded pieces are tucked into the opposite openings and it goes around until all are done. I repeated the process with the smallest one in the set, die #1.
After cut/embossing LF-126 Grand Squares die #1 and #2 with patterned paper from Country Kitchen Collection, I assembled as shown below. I stamped Large Sentiment set and cut/embossed with Fancy Framed Tags Two die (retired). Tied a bow and added bling to the card front to finish.
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Large Elegant Sentiments
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - Fancy Framed Tags Two die (retired), S5-206 Facination. and LF-126 Grand Squares
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento - Rich Cocoa)
Cardstock and Card Base - Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection and Core'dinations/David Tutera™ for Darice Celebrate Cardmaking System
Patterned Papers - FarmHouse Paper Company (Country Kitchen Collection, Secret Recipe Patterned Paper)
Bling - Want2Scrap©
Ribbon - Offray
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Dotz™ and 3D Foam Squares)
CREATE Chicago Mixed Media RetreatFriday night I was at the CREATE Chicago Mixed Media Retreat in Lisle (IL) representing Spellbinders Creative Arts doing a SUPER CUTE!! make 'n take, using Dresses One blanks and its matching die templates from our Media Mixáge™ Line! Designed by our Senior Education Manager, Richard Garay, it was a hit with everyone who stopped by :) BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in the make'n take with me!! I met some of the most nicest and creative people...met a couple of friends I haven't seen in years too!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®Found out late Wednesday that I was selected to be a member of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft third guest design team!! WOOHOO~!! SO excited about this and so honored to be a part of a talented line up of artists!! Can't wait to get started!
Are you still with me?! THANK YOU for reading through all this! LOTS happening and I am SO EXCITED & LUCKY~!! Have a great week, everyone! Can you believe it's the last week in August? REALLY~?! LOL!
Thanks for coming by :)