Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Holiday Card Class

It's hard to believe that I'm ahead of schedule and have created the 8 projects for the holiday card classes for October 17th and November 12th.

We will be creating 7 cards and one treat or tag bag. The projects this year are gift card holder, a card with embossing, a paper bag card, shaker card, a card with dry embossing, Dahlia fold, side step card and the top for the treat bag will be a crayon resist technique with a punch Santa.

Group shot of all the projects we will be making

The gift card holder is made with two top note Sizzix die cut with a tag inside.

Using white embossing this card uses both a wheel and stamps.

Cute Frosty paper bag card that can hold a small gift

This year's shaker card uses a small plastic cup to hold the beads

The background on this lovely tree card is dry embossed using a Sizzix texture folder

This card has a dry embossed tag made with heavy duty aluminum along with an embossed background behind the Dahlia fold flower

The side step card is simple and unique

Sorry for the glare on the photo it is difficult to see how cute the little Santa tags made with 6 different punches are. The top note die cut is the topper to the bag filled with either treats or gift tags. The one shown in the photo contains a dozen tags. We will use the crayon resist technique to decorate the glossy white paper.

Enjoy your week and see you all in class...

Monday, September 14, 2009

MAC Show on Sept. 11, 2009

Friday night was a warm evening in downtown Mesa and we were performing outside on the walkway at the Mesa Art Center in celebrating the season kick off.

There were lots of entertainers there that night from bands, jugglers, fire performers, Japanese drummers, ballroom dancers and so much more we didn't have a chance to see. As the flyer stated “live music, mayhem and merriment", and they were so right.

Some of my intermediate students from the cabaret and tribal classes performed throughout the evening alternating with the ballroom dancers. It was a fun event and we had a blast and were wringing wet by the end of the evening.

Our 8:30 show got cancelled since Mother Nature decided she wanted to blow through and stir up a little dust along with spreading just a little bit of moisture when we were going to go on. So what do belly dancers do when they can't perform and haven't eaten? You guess it we all went out and ate! :0)

Below are photos of us during our breaks...

Group before we started performing. Back row: Melissa, Elizabeth, Michele, Dawn, Paula. Front row: Me and Debbie


Melissa striking a pose

Elizabeth, Melissa, Debbie

Group after performing. Back row: Dawn, Elizabeth, Michele, Me, Melissa. Front row: Kelley, Debbie, Paula, Rachel, Melissa.

Zill dance with Rachel, Kelley and Me