Monday, April 12, 2010

Enjoying Life

On Saturday I had the superb opportunity to take a class offered by Cheryl Mezzetti, a designer for Creative Imaginations. The class was an absolute blast. Cheryl came from Boston to my local scrapbooking store, "Everything Scrapbook and Stamps" to teach three classes before heading up to Orlando for a family vacation. The class I took was entitled, "The Great Escape". Here is my completed photo book.

There are many more pages just waiting for photo's and embellishments. Cheryl did a great job of making the class easy and interesting and the finished product was just magnificent. I hope to have the opportunity once again to be inspired by Cheryl's creativity. I'm amazed at her thought process and the time she spent covering every detail to make this a rewarding experience for all.

If I didn't have enough creativity in the morning, I worked diligently on perfecting an acceptable tussie mussie in the evening. I'm in a tussie mussie swap and had to resort to making my own as I didn't order online early enough and can't find any locally. My oh my did I find this to be quite the challenge. Once I got the hang of it, I made several - I think I'm up to ten now!! Thank goodness for Google! I found a great tutorial and discovered a fun new blog also, "My Little Piece of That Azure Sky".


I'm looking forward to embellishing them. That will be the fun part. I have lots of ribbons and laces, some great images, beads, pearls and flowers. Can't wait to show you the finished product after I foof them up. Foof? Is that a word? Hope you had a great weekend also!

10 comments:

Diane said...

Sounds like a great time at the workshop--your book is beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

I am so in awe of your talent! Wow! I just loved your project and the tussy mussy project! How cute they are.

Sherri said...

Joyce, you book turned out beautiful! The tussie mussies sound wonderful too! I used to make them out of the plants in my herb garden, they are so pretty!

hip chick said...

Looks like a really fun day.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Embellishing sure is the fun part! I hope you show what you come up with for them.

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a darling book. I think it's always so fun to make those books but then I never add the photos to them. I don't know why but I have lots of finished books waiting for photos. :)

Love your tussy mussy too! Great paper!

Hugs,
Joanne

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

What great fun! I have always wanted to learn to scrap book, one day I will. I have purchased a few things to get started, now I must find some time... maybe after I am all moved into our new home, I am still packing, I have so much to pack its crazy.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Hugs, Elizabeth

Rebecca D said...

I love the scrapbook... too cute...

I got yur box today! Thank you so much! I feel so spoiled. I sent off part one from Maine this past weekend and will send off part two real soon... as soon as my head stops spinning... no wait, before that, if you ever want to get it! LOL!

Penny said...

Your photo book turned out just beautiful.

The tussie's look like you've got the hang of them- have fun embellishing.

Hugs,
Penny

Kay said...

This is gorgeous, Joyce. You are so creative and have a very artistic eye.