Monday, March 26, 2012

Paper Cowgirls 2012 Part II

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Do you want to do beautiful journals?


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With pages full of color, creativity, & beauty? I DO!!!!!
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Cindy Mayfield (affectionately known as Boss Lady) taught a lettering class for those of us that wanted to know some of her secrets… She showed us all sorts of wonderful letters… But, the secret Is a NASTY ONE! PRACTICE! What??? I hate that word. I tell it to the students in my jewelry design classes all the time. BUT, I HATE THAT WORD!!! I dream & I drool as I look through the J is for Journal page I have on Pinterest. The photo below is an example from that board. Click HERE to go & take a peek.


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And then my buddy Lisa taught an amazing Altered Book Class. I borrowed some of her photos as my image had too much glare on the glass not matter what tips the amazing photographer Amy Boland shared… that darn beveled glass was not our friend.





Some pages have pages left empty just waiting for embellishments.



Other pages are filled with beauty…


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The spine (below) as beautiful as the rest of the book.


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The back… stunning. It makes you sad that that’s the end of the book…. And the end of Paper Cowgirls 2012. Thanks Cindy & all the teachers for an amazing 3 days of classes, shopping & FUN!


I’m in a huge dither cleaning out the closets (gotta get some spring & summer in there as it’s too hot for all that winter stuff), & the guest room. My gal pal Sandy is heading out on Friday & she wants HER ROOM ready for her. We’ll be off to Round Top Antique Festival so there’ll be lots of photos coming your way for that. Hope you’ll join us!!!


HUGS! Charlene

6 comments:

Nan said...

These projects look so fun Char I love them and wish I could create something even close. The art work is gorgeous there! Well one day I need to get going on paper instead of fabric as I have scrapbooks to finish up. Have fun with your pal Sandy.

Marilyn said...

I don't make journals but I sure do like looking at the creation of one!!
Beautiful!!
Have a Great Week!!
Marilyn

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

I love making books and journals too - isn´t that the best :-)

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi Charlene.
Those journals are stunning, really really special. You girls and your journals!!! I've never attempted to make one, but when I see the creativity flow through your fingers, well, makes me want to jump in.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. It's been a wonderful month all in all. Seems I celebrate the whole month of March, why just one day???
No, I'm not going to the Affair at Tiffany's : ( It's so far from here, and I was at the one in Asheville as you know. Once is enough for this girl. I know you will all have a very fab time.
Give Cindy a hug and a kiss for me.
BTW... your beach day with your gf looked amazing.
Have a great week Charlene.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxoxo

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweetie...I miss us all, don't you?? Cindy's class looks wonderful to me! And you know I loved Lisa's ~ she had surgery on one of her feet today, 1 1/2 hours! She's drugged up pretty good right now ~ keep her in your prayers :) You are going to have such a blast at Round Top again!! Please take tons of pics so I can visit via you! hugs and love, Dawn

Cindy Craine said...

Hey girly, thanks for the photos of Lisa's book, I need to finish mine and now I have a guide! I'm sorry I missed that creative writing class, it looks like fun! xoxo-cindy

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