Last April, I had the privilege to offer a make 'n take at the Scare Away Autism fundraising crop down in Oceanside, California. Ok, it was a Twilight Crop - so you really didn't have to convince me too hard. But seriously, my pal Sheila is a fundraising DIVA, so when she asks, I do have a hard time saying no. Three ladies who raised the most moola for the cause were to win a special gift....a private Zutter Bind-it-All class with me. Now, I have never considered myself to be a bonus prize, but it was again, my honor to treat these fabulous ladies for a job well done.
So on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, I taught this album class "Home." Now I wish I could take design credit - at least for the cover. But I will share that I took the cover concept from this mini canvas make 'n take from Reflections 2009. I wish I could remember who provided this MnT - and I would give full credit. In fact, I don't even think I made this MnT (I asked Elena from Scrapbook Royalty to stand in line and make one FOR me!!)
But I took the cute cover design and created it on Zutter Canvas Artboard - because nothing makes you feel super artsy like painting on canvas! I used some of Donna Salazar's papers to create the house (specifically Memory Mosaics "Textures", and her "partridge in a pear tree" stamp -which clearly doesn't look Christmas-y here (which was the intent). You'll see, however, that the ladies made their tree by free-cutting some felt. Another option for the stamp-o-phobic, which I sometimes am.
Here are Jackie and Brenda with their "Home" albums. I love Brenda's Elvis apron.
And Christi and Michelle - who is the owner of the fabulous Jazi Crafts who hosted the crop and this bonus class!
And, then, there's my sister, Li. She is just starting to get into paper crafting, so I let her crash this class. She is so new to this that my 8-year-old, Franny, was helping her with the paper trimmer and Scor-it-All. She did really good, though, so she may be raiding more of my supplies (hmmm...better keep a better eye on things when she comes to visit!)
The ladies were treated to not only this class, but some goodies from Kiki-Art, and another Zutter class kit filled with Prima goodies. All fun. All good. And all for a great cause.
Great job Jackie, Brenda, Christi and Sis!