Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mesa Art Center Box Class

Wow what a fun and very stressful class at the Mesa Art Center!  The week started with being interviewed by Jessica Testa a reporter from the Arizona Republic.  You can read the article online at

This is the first class I have taught for 17 students!  It took me all day Sunday and all day Monday to prepare for this class cutting, scoring and designing all the boxes. 

Thank goodness I had help from Rachel the night of the class I know I wouldn't have been able to do it without her.  Rachel, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!  You rock girl :-)

It was so worth it the students were wonderful and so much fun!  The puffy box is not an easy box to grasp when making the template and I was so pleased the entire class had no problem with this box at all; ladies you were awesome!!!

Thank you for such a fun time I hope you enjoyed the class and are making lots and lots of boxes.

Below are the projects we made.

Group shot of all boxes

Starting to the left the bright pink boxes are the explosion boxes then the triangle box with one of the puffy boxes at the bottom right corner 

Box in a bag is top center with triangle box in the center and puffy boxes at the bottom

Mini pizza box with the small window treat boxes at the bottom of photo

Puffy boxes and window treat boxes

The next paper craft class at the Mesa Art Center will be on Monday August 20th with more card techniques.

Have a great week...

Lots and Lots of Flowers - August Craft Class

We did something different for the August craft class we made 6 different style flowers and 3 projects.

This was a fun class although there was a little bit of whining about having to do a little sewing :-) The class loved the project and flowers that involved a needle and thread; thank goodness I was a little worried about these flowers.

Below are photos of the flowers and projects we made. 

Group shot of all the flowers and projects

Carnations using tissue paper

Sewing project and flowers.  A cute vintage look using felt to create a gift card holder with gathered lace to create the flower

Two different style flowers one using ribbon with news print flower and scalloped news print flowers

Roses made with scallop flower punch

Paper rosettes with envelope gift holder

My favorite project was the felt gift card holders and I see making lots of these for Christmas.

Next craft class will be on Sept. 11th.

Altered Book is Finished; almost :0)

My altered book is finished inside now I just need to finish up the cover!!!

Below are photos of the rest of my book. 

Key page with turning wheel displaying 4 different images

Pop up page with side pockets holding postcards

Bubble wrap painted page with tags

Painted edge page with bottle caps

Filmstrip page

String art page

My next altered book will be of our new puppies Nitro and Blue.  I'm taking lots of photos and I can't believe how fast they are growing; they are almost 4 months old now.