Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cheryl Mezzetti - Special Guest Instructor

Join us in welcoming Cheryl Mezzetti to the Inspiration Station on Saturday, January 14th.  This is the first time Cheryl has been to visit and we plan to have a fabulous time.

Cheryl will teach two classes, How to build a Snowman from 10am-12:30pm
And Luminarte Devotion Journal from 1pm-3:30pm
Each class is $35 and will have loads of techniques to inspire you.  There is a required materials list available for each class and we will have some of those items packaged as Student kits for those of you who may not already have them.  Student kits must be ordered at the time of sign up to be sure we have enough on hand.


Cheryl Mezzetti is an accomplished designer and artist who has been working in the paper arts industry for several years. She is the current Education Director and Design Team Coordinator for Creative Imaginations and a product designer for Accucut Craft. Cheryl is currently working on a book showcasing her artwork that is scheduled to release in 2012. She has shared her talents at many stores and venues across the United States, as well as Canada and Europe.
Cheryl's creations have been published in several scrapbooking and paper crafting publications, including Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooking & Beyond, Paper Trends, Correspondence Art, Paper Creations, Paper Works, Better Homes & Gardens and Paper Art. Her designs have also been featured in idea books from Making Memories to Paperhouse Productions.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tim Holtz Tags - Day 7

So I missed a few days- more like a week - but hey, I'm still working on it!

This tag is based on Tim Holtz day 7.  I love his tag and mine's not bad.  I had to make a few substitutions and I will probably go back and add a few more Holly leaves, it just doesn't look as full as his, but overall I'm happy to have gotten another done.
Here's Tim's:

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Tim Tag Day 2

When I first saw Tim's tag on day 2, I thought it would be relatively simple.  That was until I discovered that I had absolutely NONE of the items he used at home except the Picket Fence Distress stain. So what should have been a simple re-creation turned into a long night as I tried to find substitutions.  I didn't even have a small strip of burlap, which I still think it needs- so I may continue to make a few adjustments. Here's what I came up with:

I substituted Tim's "everyday" Kraft resist paper for the holiday one. I used a Lifestyle Crafts
reindeer die because I didn't have Tim's. I used white sticky back canvas stained with Antique Linen stain  in place of the natural canvas. I put holly on the deer instead of a wreath because my attempt at making a wreath with what I had was pathetic. No on the edge border die so I improvised with the Vintage lace and some chipboard. I did have twine, but no burlap or suitable charms, so I found some green twill and a piece of an earring.  What do you think?

Here is Tim's tag:

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Inspired by day 3

Yes, I know I skipped day 2...don't worry - it's coming!  But Day 3 was very similar to a card I made just the other day so I wanted to post this in the meantime.  Now I'm heading off to work on day 2.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Tim Tags Day One

I'm going to try to keep up but there are no guarantees!
Tim Holtz posted the first tag of twelve for 2011 this morning and thankfully, between me and Donna we had almost all the right supplies to re-create it. The only thing I changed was the addition of the vintage lace die cut along the bottom because I placed my "cluster" of greenery too high and it looked like too much space at the bottom.  I also used wide Score-tape to adhere the vintage glass glitter instead of the liquid adhesive...much less mess!

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