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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Spring is Coming!

Hello, my fellow scrappers.  I just thought I would take a moment to say hi and let you in on my latest project.  As many of you know in the month of March I teach scrapbooking classes at a retreat in KY at the Barren River Resort.  It is located in an absolutely beautiful spot on the lake and the scenery is breathtaking.  The air is so crisp and clean that you just naturally inhale all the oxygen you can get.  This helps to clear the mind and open the lungs to clean out all the stuffiness of the past winter months.  Exhilarating!!
The scrapbook store that hosts this 4-day crop has the retreat 2 times a year, March and November.    Last year in November, at the last retreat, some of the ladies asked me to please do an acrylic class this spring.  A spring theme, of course.  So I set my mind to what would bring the beginning of a new spring and new beginnings of life outside.  I came up with doing a book in the shape of a watering can.  I had some acrylic left over from another project and made my pattern.  The can is about and 8x8 shape and the inside pages are 6x5 straight.  Here are a few photos of the cover and inside page.

In the meantime, much to my delight, Graphic 45 came out with their new line called "Once Upon A Springtime".  Gorgeous papers and the colors are so beautiful.  I used this line of papers for the book and it definitely captured the subject of the book.  Flowers, fairies, butterflies are amongst the papers and they are accented with wonderful embellishments.  The flowers are made using a water scrunching, cutting technique that I developed.  I just love the effect and how it gives life and dimension to the flowers.
Take time to look at the photos and let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.  Remember to try something new today and happy scrappin'.

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