Sunday, March 8, 2009

Paper Bag Album

Finally finished my paper bag album on my dog Ratso and I must say it turned out pretty well for my first attempt; I see more in my future :-)

Below are photos of Ratso’s album and it's filled with pockets to place photos and keep sakes, tags, embellishments and lots & lots of pictures.
I used my Sizzix's machine to make small envelopes and other cut outs to add more photos to in the way of tags to the album. I went crazy with stickers and rub-ons; I hadn't used items like these before in crafting and of course different dog related designer paper and fiber. I even used a flatten bottle cap and some scrabble letters!

Not only is this the first paper bag album I've made but my very first scrapbook, I even added journaling!!! We will be making these in my card/craft class this Saturday. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fun, Fun, Fun at Maui Wowi!!!

Last night was so much fun!!! I was joined by Dena and Kelley performing some old and new routines and thank goodness Melissa was there to take photos she is so much better than I am! A huge thanks to my hubby for tearing himself away from the awesome car show to film us!!!

Before my hubby and I made it Maui Wowi last night we hit downtown Main Street to check out all the cool cars. Had I known there was going to be a cruise night on Main I would have cleaned our 1961 VW single cab truck so we could have joined in on the fun.

We walked around the event and than I needed to get home to get ready to perform with my friends.

Below are photos of some of the beautiful dancers from last night and two videos.

The first video is with Dena and I performing a single fan veil routine originally choreographed by Blue Damsel with a few modifications by myself and Kelley and I performing to Shakira's song "Ojos Asi". I'm teaching this routine currently to my beginning Tuesday night cabaret class.

My fan veil class starts this week at Plaza de Anaya I'm so excited to be teaching a class at Plaza; it's a wonderful studio and run by some really terrific ladies.

My Mesa Art Center classes will be having their recital at Dooby's on March 11th it's going to be a fantastic evening with great food, marvelous atmosphere and incredible dancing.

March is turning out to be a very busy month. I'll be teaching two card/craft classes, the Bug-a-ram at Firebird Lake and my Cousin from Oregon will be visiting; the antique stores will not be safe when the two of us start shopping :-)

Enjoy your week and hope to see you at one of the many events happening this month.

Love Working With Paper Bags

My next card/craft class will be creating cards and bags with paper bags! I'm having so much fun with this ordinary useful medium.

I found some colored bags at Paper Plus a paper store near me and I was thrilled to find them. I was having a difficult time finding colored bags. All I was finding were gift bags with handles and it was not what I wanted. Now I'm on the hunt for small bags that are flat not like lunch bags and I can't even locate them on eBay! If any of you see small bags let me know; thanks.

Below are photos of what I've created and there is one more item we will be making in class it’s a bag album. I hope to make it today it will be on my dog Ratso :-)

The "friend" card is using one of the colored bags I found with dye cuts from my Sizzix machine and Stampin' Up stamp set "I Like Your Style". This is a great card to give a friend with several pockets to stash surprises in.

What a cute little purse to give a present in!!! I took a purple colored bag along with designer paper, some ribbon, several flower brads and a tab punch to make this delightful little bag.

The next card is a card and bag all in one. The bag is inside the designer paper which can hold items of various sizes you just need to adjust the flap. I embellished the front with a bottle cap and fiber.

I know I've shown my husbands Valentine card before; I just love how it turned out so I'm going to brag some more :0)

The stamp set I used is from Stampin' Up and its called "Classic Convertibles".

When I finish making the "Ratso" bag album I will post lots of pictures. I hope to start it today!!

This week I'm so excited the Mesa Stamp Convention is on Saturday and Sunday. After I teach my Pops & Locks workshop Saturday morning there are 3 of us going to check it out and hopefully find all kinds of cool stuff!

What an awesome day this will be dancing, crafting and spending it with friends; couldn't ask for much more.