October 20, 2009

Cruise News!


I've never had a vacation that was perfect from start to finish. But the Tim Holtz cruise came off without a hitch. From the time I got to the airport to make the trip to LA until I got back home, everything went just as it should. (I was astonished I didn't get seasick at all.)
We had great classes with Tim and I'll be posting some of those projects later in the week. One of my favorite parts of class was when Tim would play the Mexican Hat Dance. As soon as we heard the music, we knew free stuff was coming our way.



Like this....And this.....

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Wendy Vecchi was another one of the instructors on this cruise, so I'm showing a bulletin board we made in her class. I'm showing this one first because it's one of the ones that I actually finished. Many of the things I started in class need some finishing touches which is while I'll be showing them a little later.
We started this project by using an old sewing pattern. We cut it in strips and applied it with a gel medium to cover the whole background. When it dried we stamped a splatter background over it.
"Make Art" is Wendy's signature phrase and I copied it for my project.


Wendy is famous for her grungeboard flowers, so we had plenty of practice making those.
We colored them with distress inks and then stamped on them before shaping them and adding some snap centers.


I love this art doll we added to our bulletin boards. Especially love Tim's new film strip tape which we added as glasses as well as the metal necklace she is wearing.

Got lots more to share -- so check back later!

17 comments:

Sarah said...

We sure made a haul, didn't we!! I won't be able to hear that song without thinking presents should be falling from the sky!!
I agree...a perfect trip.

Suzanne C said...

How fun! Look at all those goodies! You look like you were having a good time in the picture with Mr. Holtz!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh it sounds like the trip of a lifetime, did you convince Tim to play in the tag challenge? Love your pics so far and look forward to seeing the rest! Glad your home safe and sound!

Deb (dcorder) said...

I love the film strip glasses! Looks like a GREAT TIME!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH how fun fun fun!!!!
I LOVE the picture of you and Tim...
Lucky girl!!!

Looking forward to all you share!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I didn't want to go back to "the day job" today!

That WAS a "kick"! = The Mexican Hat Dance wasn't it?! *smiles* I could hardly BELIEVE all the products we received!!

And like you, this was a PERFECT vacation from start to finish. Not one detail was overlooked on this cruise! It was the best EVER!

Your board turned out very nice! I didn't finish mine because I'm thinking I'll probably use something other than the flowers for my "Bucket List" board - that's what I labeled mine as.

I think visiting each others blogs now that we're back and posting will keep the party going for awhile longer *smiles*!

Paula said...

love the photo of you and Tim.Cant wait to see and hear more about your wonderful trip x Nice to have you back again!

Clarky J said...

I am sooo jealous of your fabulous holiday but at the same time amazing grateful to share a tiny bit of your adventures with you - Looks fantastic! You lucky thing cant wait to see more....... janet x

Jacqueline said...

Looks like you had a very good time Louise and what a great photo with Tim!! Thanks for sharing your adventures thus far!!

Rein said...

Lucky you, It sounds like a wonderful trip!

joy said...

Sounds fabulous, Louise! Tim is the greatest teacher, isn't he?? I love the bulletin board you made - those flowers and the film strip tape are to die for!!

Welcome home!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so cool!!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. So glad you had such a great time!

Nancy said...

It's so fun to share in your cruise memories...wonderful pic of you and Tim Holtz. The filmstrip tape is a fabulous embellie idea. I can't wait to see the rest of your treasures.

Brenda said...

It looks like so much fun Louise!!!
You are a lucky girl :)

Kathy2eggs said...

Such fun we had, I'll never forget this fabulous trip....I just love your ATC!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh this looks so fun! Love the photo of you and Tim...and what awesome goodies! I bet it was like Christmas! :) so happy you had FUN!!!!!!

ScrappyPam said...

I love what you did with your board! I still have to finish mine, but first maybe I need to unpack all of my supplies! LOL