So sometimes you just have to work on the quick.
My layout for the Layout A Week Blog is just that....simple but effective.
You can check it out here
Not sure if you know, but now that Scrap 365 has gone out of publication it doesn't mean it's gone...... Oh no.... You can still get tons of inspo from their regular blog.
I was very honoured to be part of that blog just the other day when I got to be a guest designer on there....thank you Scrap 365.
This is the layout I created for them, I was completely inspired from the wonderful Teresa Collins and her gold reign that's going on at the mo, with a little Heidi Swapp'ness' also :) :)
You can get full details on how this was created by just popping over to their blog HERE .....AND.......... that's not all, if you leave a comment you'll also be in with a chance of winning the 6 brand NEW WOW Embossing Powders, It's as simple as that !!!
That's where I've been these past 5 days, Orlando, in fact..but no, there was no Mickey Mouse for me, it was all work work work, well, nearly ;)
I was at the Collins Education and Trade Show, teaching and well, educating the American retailers on the wonderful WOW ! Embossing Powder Brand.
Canvas Corp were our neighbours and lovely they were too
The Elizabeth Craft Designs stand was so long, I should have done it on a panoramic, to here's Els lovely daughter ready to take orders.
Here's the fabulous Craft Dee Bows, this lady is just adorable :) :) although you can only see her arm :) . The guy in the background is the lovely Tim, said owner of the Collins Group Company.
Here's the lovely Lou and photo bomber Kevin from Do Crafts who debuted at the show
The Sizzix stand was fabulous as would be expected, they always do great displays.
Here's a brand new company with some cute little designs.
I'm gutted I didn't get the Bo Bunny ladies in the shot, they're such fun !!!
American Crafts also debuted at the show with their WRMK products. I would like it known I had to shove the guy from Echo Park out the way to get this shot and that's what I think he's laughing at !!!
It wouldn't be a show without Ranger and of course Sir Tim
Here's the lovely Dina Wakley ready to do her 'thang' !!!
Where was the fabbi Dyan (dylusions) well she'd popped out the room in her slippers, mainly because a fridge door fell off it's hinges and landed on her foot....ouch !!!!
And we'll end the show with another photo bomb this time from Impression Obsession.
There were soooo many more manufacturers there, but the doors were about to open and I had to take my position !!!
Here's the lovely Mandy Boddy a fellow Brit now living and working in the States. We had such a laugh with her and Betty that night, let's just say alcohol was involved ;)
This is Els and Joep from the fabbi Elizabeth Craft Designs, we don't call him Joep though to us he's Liam as in Neeson...take a quick look !!! Fabulous couple !!!
Here's Tim and Jenni with myself (just) and Richard (Mr Wow!) his name not mine :) :) none of this could happen without these guys, they're just amazing.
And...... Before we knew it, it was all over, apart from one last day to do paperwork and a teensy bit of shopping, Richard was a star and hired a car and seeked out a Michaels for me so I could get my grubby mits on the exclusive Heidi Swapp stash, looks like I was just in time as I got the last bits on the shelf...phew !!!! #iwasjustalittledesperate. It broke my heart to pay retail prices but hey I'm going to find a way of sharing it with my customers, who I know are also desperate !! After all if it wasn't for those guys I wouldn't be where I am today :) :) so it looks like classes a plenty...watch this space.
My second post this month (just got in) LOL ... For the Jones Design Team is again using the lovely Graphic 45 T'was the Night Before Christmas collection.
This time I'm making little baubles, as taught to me years ago by the lovely Paula Brown.
They're so quick and simple to make, so get the kids involved and you can fill a tree in no time.
You can use any size circle punch, my fav is the 1.75" , so go ahead and punch out loads of circles
On a scoreboard score down the centre, do this on all the circles
Using DST adhere the halves together
Keep going all the way round, but before you finish pop a bit of Glossy down one of the joins and add some folded twine
Finish off by adding more circles
And hang with pride....now I just have to make a few more to add to my 'tree'
Happy bauble making