|Robin G., Tresa Black, & I during Creative University|
Instead of just stalking Tresa online, my friend Robin & I decided to attend CU this year, something we've wanted to do for years. This was Tresa's fifth annual CU. She holds it at Camp Lutherhaven near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho--not a short trip from Iowa.
|View of Lake Coeur d'Alene from CU.|
The views at Camp Lutherhaven were spectacular! It snowed a couple times, but not enough to cause problems, and the snow on the pine trees made for some great photos, of course to be scrapbooked later. Whether we were in a class, hanging out in our crop area, or having a meal in the dining hall, the windows faced the gorgeous woods, lake, and mountains. Sixty women attended, all scrapbookers, so there were more than a few pictures taken.
|Card Cafe projects designed by Sheila Bennett|
Sheila Bennett designed and taught the class for these four cards. Sheila's blog can be found HERE.
These four birthday cards all showcased diferent techniques. My favorite is the whale, which used CTMH's new "Footloose" papers and the "Under the Sea" stamp.
(Oops--the card on the bottom left was upside down when I took the picture!)
Michelle Nist taught the scrapbooking class where we made this layout using CTMH's "Lucy" papers and the "Princess Wings" stamp set.
Michelle's blog can be found HERE.
The flip-flap on the upper left of the left page of the layout opens to reveal a pop-up butterfly--too cool!
Except for preparing for the CU charm swap, which I'll show pictures of later, I had never made any jewelery until this awesome "Bird on a Wire" bracelet. This bracelet was designed and taught by Erin Grotegut. Go to Erin's blog HERE. I love this bracelet! I was completely out of my comfort zone, but it turned out great. I still can't believe I made it.
This project was an altered cd tin. It was designed and taught by Michelle Johns. Michelle's blog is HERE. The project used papers from CTMH's "Stella" papers and incorporated some three dimensional flowers cut from the Cricut with CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge. I think it's beautiful. I want to make some similar ones if I can find the cd cases.
A long post, and I'm not even done. More info on CU to follow.