Saturday, April 9, 2011
Keeping Mum Workshop - Show and Tell
What a fabulous day we had with 30 ladies joining in our 'Keeping Mum' Workshop last Sunday.
It was great to see so many new faces and to welcome back our gorgeous lovelies that keep returning.
Here are pics of some the pages from the beautiful 'off the page' project we started called 'Letters from the Heart'... This album was made up of so many repurposed items, great use of recycled stationery, a few coasters from the Club were put through the Cuttlebugs and BigShots on the day.
Handy Hint: Drink coasters from your pub/club have more than one use... they 'cut like butter' in a BigShot or Cuttlebug using Spellbinder dies - they emboss beautifully - can be 'tizzied up' with Glimmer Mist and make great embellishments. So be on the look out for the ones that are NOT double sided - you really want the ones that have a plain underside. Check out how nicely the butterflies on this page came out after being cut out of coasters from the local RSL... they not only look good but have nice texture and great absorbancy when inked.
Yes, you would be right in thinking I might need a 'Tim Intervention' as I am having a real 'love affair' with my new dressform diecut and stamps.. gotta love some 'Tim Time'.
Another Handy Hint (but definitely not a new one) - remember to look at your scrapbook packaging before tossing it out. Thanks to the lovely Jenny (from Melbourne) who trawled through the desk bins at the Donna Downey's workshops and gave me all the Prima packaging she could find. It came up beautifully when 'reinvented' in our Workshop albums.
I have also used some packaging from a recent stamp purchase for another page to keep with the repurposing theme. Gotta admit it really looks lovely as a background.