Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jacob's Ladder Albums

UPDATE: The classes were great! A great big thanks to everyone that attended one or both! If you missed the classes in New Braunfels, our next Techniques and Jacob's Ladder classes will be July 9th at Scrapology in Lakeway.

Pam Sivage and I taught several Jacob's Ladder classes many years ago at Scrapbook Fever in Round Rock. This is one that Pam created from 1960s Christmas photos. I love her work!

Here is one of two that I created for the boys in my family a few years back. It is a 4" x 6" and was a big hit as a Christmas gift.

When my daughter went to the lake I decided to make a 3" x 4" Jacob's Ladder with wallet size photos.

This week Jimmye Sue of Texana Designs and I have been preparing for Scrapbook n' More classes in New Braunfels this Saturday. I am teaching the Jacob's Ladder and Jimmye Sue will be teaching techniques to go with it. We almost have a full house 12 and 14. There might be a few more spots available. It is so much fun to play with these albums and impress your family and friends or just show off your pictures. I posted a video of the book in action here.

Original inspiration:
Scrapbook Lounge, Jacob’s Ladder Flip n Fold
with Tricia Morris, May 4, 2007
Great video instructions now archived here

I have made many different variations of this album and taught it several years ago when I worked for lss in Round Rock (still miss the Fever Team). As I find photos of my old work I will try to update this entry with more pics. Below is the class sample for Scrapbook 'n' More in New Braunfels, Saturday 6/18/11.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bunnies and more bunnies

Bunnies aren't just for Easter. They look great in any color! Coming or going they are cute. Goggle eyes and a noes or a cotton tail, the choice is yours. We did one a few months ago at Stamp Salado with pink and brown ribbons. Great chocolate bunny imitation.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's Never to Early to Start on Christmas Cards

Joyce A. Meyer of Jam'n Stamps has done it again! I just love the new stamps for Texana Designs. Since iris folding has become my latest obsession I thought I would try something a little different. What do you think?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cupcakes Galore

I've been playing and designing again. How about an iris folded cupcake with fluffy icing with sprinkles on top? Join us in Salado on June 11th for some great fun. There will be roses and cherries.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cats and Dogs are Folding Fun

One of my favorite websites for iris folding is Circle of Crafters. They have some great free iris fold patterns. I used cuttlebug folders to give the mats a bit of texture without taking away from the design.

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 2011 Class @ Scrapology

Here are the last three cards I taught at Scrapology earlier this month. We had fun creating dragonflies, oven mitts and coffee pot. I even did the oven mitt out of fabric. I cut the strips 1" x 6" and ironed back about 1/4" on just one side. It was a little more tricky to tape down, but worth the time and effort.

Next we will be getting a jump start on Christmas in July.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Iris Folding Cards at Scrapology, March 12, 2011

February 12th, 2:00 - 4:00

We will be making three new card designs using a technique called iris folding. We will create a party hat with ribbon, a butterfly using a Quickut's die and a four leaf clover. We will be using stamps by Texana Designs and Deadbeat Designs. Be sure to bring your scissors and a full roll of scotch tape (we'll use lots). Also bring a strong double sided tape like RedLine, Scor-Tape or Pioneer Mounting Tape and a bone folder is helpful but not necessary. We hope to be able to repeat the iris folding class each month featuring new designs and ideas each time. Janet will be offering a frequent class bonus for anyone taking three classes you'll relieve a free iris fold kit.

Call Scrapology today to sign up.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Iris Folded Rooster

What a fun little card!!! I took a die cut from the Cricut Animal Kingdom cartridge and designed my own iris folding pattern. I think it's too cute. I might have to do the hen next.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Upcoming Tea Bag Folding Classes featuring Gemlets

I will be teaching three tea bag folding classes this month. They will be on Jan 15th at Scrapology in Lakeway, on Jan 16th at Stamp Salado in Salado and on Jan 29th at Scrapbook Haus in New Braunfels. The papers and designs may change a little, but it will be the same technique. Hope to see you at one of the classes.

I will feature mini stamps by Texana Designs and acrylic guides called Gemlets. The Gemlet will allow you to line up eight identical tea bag tiles that you've stamped. We will use two mirror image stamps to create a medallion with a kaleidoscope effect. You must try it just to see how easy it is to create unique medallions. Bring your scissors, liquid glue and bone folder if you have one.