A few months ago, I found out one of my favorite teachers Traci Bautista would be attending the Great American Scrapbooking Convention as an instructor. I could not believe it would be happening while I was in the states & in my backyard. I asked Grandma & Grandpa if they'd watch the kids while I took a little road trip.
|me & Traci|
It's always something for me to meet someone I've taken classes with online or "met" creatively via swaps or blogging. Traci did not disappoint! Her class was fun & she shared lots of ideas, techniques, favorite things to do & supplies. It was so sweet that she remembered me from the online classes I've taken. She sent me home with some mixed media supplies knowing I don't have access to much in Kuwait.
|look, i got my book signed!|
|My canvas while a WIP|
I took the Stylistic Scrawls Canvas Art Journal class.
|Many of the found papers I was working on for my book. |
The manila folder in the foreground is the cover for my journal.
|Traci doing a demo for us|
So I still have to finish my journal. I have all the pages done. I'd like to add more to the cover & I have to stitch it together. I'd really like to complete it since I'd like to use it as my summer journal. I'm thinking of titling it "3 Months, 3 Countries". Yep, that's the summer for me & the mini-men!
|more demos - assembling the journal|
If you have the chance I highly recommend taking a class with Traci. The class time flew by, but I learned so much & had a chance to experiment with some new techniques & supplies. She is a creative soul with a very kind heart! I am so happy the timing was perfect for me to take a class with her.
So I don't scrapbook & didn't even go to the convention. I just wanted to take a few classes. I even
went to an evening scrap session, but I made canvases. I always just do my own thing...
I just want to be around other creative people, that's all!
|authentic 5x7 canvas panel WIP|
|cupcake doodles 5x7 canvas panel WIP|
|home is where the heart is 6x12 canvas panel WIP|
|dancer 5x7 canvas panel WIP|
|to travel is to evolve 4x6 canvas panel WIP|