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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I want to wish all of our Mom's in the world the most wonderful Mother's day. You deserve this special day to feel appreciated and loved for all that you do for us. Thank you!

A special wish for my Momma, Rosena on this day!

I have been excited to show my Mom this mini-album I created by altering a cigar box by Cosmo Cricket. I printed the title, "What Makes A Mom?" on a transparency and adhered it from underneath to create a sort-of-window to the little album. For the intro page (that you can see peaking through) has her initials were rubbed-on using fancy Autumn Leaves monogram rub ons and DCWV stitch rub ons. The papers cut to a scallop design on the from of the book are by Piggy Tales. I adorned the papers using American Crafts flower rub ons and Heidi Swapp jewels.

The cigar box was originally chipboard color, so I used Fiber Scraps White Tintz to white-wash the entire outer side of the box.

The inside of the album was created simply by cutting 2 pieces of card stock to 6"x12" and folded and attached in an accordion fashion. The very last page is adhered to the box for stability. I'm so excited to give this to my mom tomorrow. I even created my own poem
playing off of the album's title. Oh..... I hope she loves it as much as I do :-)

The next project is a layout inspired by a challenge over on the Junkitz blogz. This challenge was created by Danielle Bogdonovich. She challenged us to create a layout using a shape other than a square. Well, you all know how much I love circles and scallops...so what did I do?!? Combine them together.... I have to admit at first, when I was creating this page, I had NO idea how it would come together. I started with the white circle with half-of-a-page of scallops and went there. But, suprisingly it came together VERY quickly.
The photo in this layout was taken a couple of weeks ago from the top of Tumalo Falls. We decided to hike to the top to see the view from above. Yes, the hike was very steep and we were quite out of breath by the time we reached the top....BUT, the view was so breathtaking and the sound of the water pouring from the top of the rocks was such a powerful, yet beautiful sound. The mist from the fall was refreshing, cool and crisp. I really enjoyed spending this day with you, mom!

The last page shown here is one of the pages that we created during my class on Tuesday night. I had SUCH a blast during this class. All of the participants were interested and seemed to have a wonderful time. I taught 3 pages and 1 card in 2 hours and 50 minutes. YUP....I think that is considered marathon scrapping :) The night before my class I baked cupcakes and put them into the MOST adorable white/black polka dot Chinese food to-go boxes that I found at Michael's. When each student arrived they had these adorable boxes sitting in their spot along with their class kit and instructions. I also gave out prizes throughout the class by having each student write their name on a piece of paper and we drew names for the prizes. I had fun preparing these little give-aways and I loved seeing their faces excitedly opening their little bags of goodness. I look forward to my next class in June.... I will be teaching a 4th of July themed class where we will create a master invite, place settings, gift bags and an altered paint can to toss used fire works. Great for the kiddos :)

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! It's about 11:30pm here and I'm bright eyed and bushy tailed....haha, ready to create something FUN! I am working on a great mini-book for Right at Home Scrapbooking, a LSS in Massachusetts. It is turning out so pretty and I am excited to show mail it off!

Enjoy the weekend! Happy Mother's Day!!
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Eminepala said...

Happy mothersday to you too ;)

You were so KIND I just needed to STALK your blog lol..


Nat said...

Beautiful Mother's Day album!!

Cindy Tobey said...

Ok, I want to take one of your classes! :) Sounds like you and your students have fun! Awesome Mother's Day album. Beautifully embellished cigar box! Awesome on your health/fitness program too! I'm trying to get back on track myself...it's tough...and I've gotta say, a personal trainer sounds awesome! :)

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Lynn Anne said...

Foist of all, your album has me totally reconsidering rubons..what a beautiful thing, and love how you used them. Secondly, your classes sound like DA BOMB...but I'm pretty sure I remember you're across the country from me so I'll just sit here and imagine the cupcakes ;) Lastly...that layout of you and your mom at the falls has the most beautiful shaping - just love how you combined the scallops with the lg circle for it. Brilliant stuff. TFS!

scrapnnMO said...

OMG Tessa your newest creations are soooo GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for always inspirating me to do better!

BTW you've been tagged.
Go to my BLOG and have a look! Hugs, Dawn

Linda Loe said...

Love the LO with the circle and the flowers. Its a beauty

Greetings Linda from the Netherlands

Vee said...

gorgeous projects!!
love the mini you made your mom!

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