Monday, April 6, 2009

We misted, inked, stamped, grunged & even fragmented...

@ Scrapaganza in Davenport, Ia.

Don't faint...
I actually did take a few photos this weekend.

We started Friday evening with Maya Road's 4 inch binder class...FUN! Phew...5:30 'til past midmight...but everyone left with a finished project and inky fingers...
I like that!

The first class on Saturday was my studio 490 stamped, inked grungeboard/grungePAPER flowers...

Here's some of the girls hard @ work...
In the foreground are Lolli & Linda..
Lucky Linda won one of the doorprizes...which included the elusive GRUNGEPAPER...
yep...she squeeled!



The second class Saturday was the "use your scraps" fragmented journal.
We take 2 pages from Maya Road's 4 inch binder & make a journal that is actually USEABLE...

I told them @ the beginning of the class, that as many times as I've done this class...there has NEVER been an ugly one made...

SERIOUSLY... they were doubters...but in the end...they ALL agreed.

I didn't get all the journals...some of my photos were really blurry......

Here's the proof...and some inspiration for you...




A closer look @ these...




2 more...




Now I bet you're wondering about the cutie on the right in the next photo...





Here'a a better look...
This was made by 8 year old Emily...
she was for sure...THE CUTEST art chick there...


Very polite, very talented, VERY smart & oh so sweet.




I will NEVER forget this story...

When Emily asked if I'd like to look @ her book...she asked if I thought she should send a photo to TIM HOLTZ...WHAT????????
An 8 year old?????????

Boy, the fans sure do start young...

When I sort of laughed...
(because I thought her mother put her up to that)
she told me that she has "2 emails from tim already".

I smiled all the way home...


Well...all the photos so far have been wonderful...


The next is NOT...


Here's what we woke up to this morning..............



Looks like no new Easter outfit is needed...just a winter coat.
It's APRIL.......where is the weatherman????????
Who do I report this to???
GEEEEEEEEEEEEZ........



Come back tomorrow & I'll show you something very cool.

Tina took what could have easily ended up in the trash & made a wonderful framed piece of art...
it's Cool...very cool...


Stay tuned, stay warm... and...
Make ART!
wendy






11 comments:

Mila said...

Hi Wendy,
beautiful class, beautiful projects...and beautiful wintertime !!!
Hugs,
Mila :)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hello Wendy!
OH my, I LOVE those scrap fragment albums! Super duper eye candy!!

And the young scrapper... what a doll! I am like her, I too know how many emails I have rec'd from Mr. Tim! And like her, they are very precious to me!!!!!!!

Ali said...

Thanks for the pictures Wendy! Very inspiring..I love the fragmented journal, loved it all of course :) Sorry about the weather.. what you said was funny..."Who do I report this to?"
Stay warm!

Mary said...

da un pò che seguo il vostro blog, questi album sono fantastici
:-))) comlimenti ...bay Mary

Sharon Margiotta said...

I think you're supposed to report that to Mother Nature ... don't have her phone number handy though!! You guys do need a weather break .. that looks like the same photo you posted in the dead of winter!!

Andrea said...

I have got to get into one of your classes, these are so awesome!! I love your designs and stamps! You have to come back to Columbus.

Andrea

Penny Smith said...

THANK YOU Wendy for a WONDERFUL weekend!

And thanks for being our first guest teacher!!

AND I hope you don't get sick... it is a BAD cold it turns out! :)


Thanks again!!! Your the best! :)

missiowa said...

Awww, man! My friend Diane attended this class and had the best time. I loved seeing your/her grungeboard flowers up close! How soon can you come to Cedar Rapids? It's only another hour or so beyond the Quad Cities. :)

Colleen said...

I so wanted to attend your classes at Scrapaganza. the days just didn't work for me. Sorry about the snow, you know what they say about Iowa weather, if you don't like it, stick around it will change in 15 minutes. Hoping you come back again and that I can get in.

Debby said...

I love the creativity of the fragments books. And how do you not send a picture to Tim. LOL

Marion said...

I had such a fun time at your classes last Fri. and Sat.! I can't believe that the flowers are so cool and that I can make them and they turn out the way they are supposed to. I'm loving the Tim Holtz inks now that I know how to use them! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your fun and informative classes. I still want the bird class!