Sunday, June 1, 2008

Nostalgic memoirs (weekend recap)


Hi my scrappy friends!

Well, I returned from a business trip to El Salvador on Thursday and it's been non-stop ever since. Here's a recap... Dinner out with my DH followed by a Blockbuster night, family visits, a birthday party at the beach and Tim Holtz.

Yes, that's right. I did say Tim Holtz. Last night, my dear friends and I took a class with Tim Holtz and it was awesome. This is my second time taking one of his classes (CKU was my first) and I must say that he ROCKS. He's entertaining and energetic, funny, professional, knowledgeable and inspiring all in one.





The class I took was called Nostalgic Memoirs. It was a 3 1/2 hour class at Scrapbook Central and we made this little vintage book.

I folded papers, created signatures and sewed them together, painted, used beeswax, hammered, screwed, distressed and glued this little baby together. I did all that! I don't sew so that was a little bit challenging, but it was a great learning experience. Here's how my little book turned out... Not bad, eh?





I even bought a cool denim apron and got it autographed by Tim. It reads: "Art is a chance for your creativity to escape understanding."

Thanks for stopping by! I know I promised to post some recent layouts and I have not forgotten. I just need to take photos and I will do that tomorrow...

Have a wonderful week! Peace and happy scrappin!

10 comments:

bwgayoso said...

That was one very fun class!! You are right, Tim is totally amazing.

Trish said...

Love the pics--looks like you all had a blast together! Thanks for posting the finished project--totally darling! Fun learning new techniques, huh? Glad you had a good time! Have a great week!

Ady said...

I love how the album turned out... I've been brainstorming trying to decide what to do with it... Thanks for finally reading my blog. It's a good thing that your my BFF and I won't hold it against you...LOL

laverneboese said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! Your project came out beautiful...Wow, what a lot of handstitching!!!!!! That bookbinding looks hard!

scrappy jen d said...

Boy...
Lucky you meeting Tim!
He is one of my favorites!
Really like the stories on your blog!
And thank you for leaving a comment on my blog!

Have a lot of scrap-fun,

Scrappy Jen D

Margie said...

Hey girl! Heard you guys had lots of fun with Mr. Tim. Cute album, I however, am still not there yet with those little mini albums. Someday...someday! lol! Love ya!

Damaris said...

I'm so glad we took that class. SO MUCH FUN!
HUGS

Anilu Magloire said...

I had so much fun!!! Love how your book turned out. Such a cool color.
See you tomorrow!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I am green with envy. Would so love to do a class like that. How good does that book look! :)

lawrenbc said...

That album is so fun! I sure wish Tim would come to a scrap store in CO some day, but I won't hold my breath. I hope I'll have my project from Tim's class at CKU done and ready to show on my blog soon...but again, no breath-holding, OK?