Saturday, December 17, 2011

Giveaway winner is ---

The winner of the "My Memory's Suite" v3 digital scrapbook software program

is number  2 --  Chris Flynn   

Chris's comment was -
I'm enjoying your comments about your classes, plus the pictures of your work! Keep it up!
Sweet Blessings for a Happy Holiday

Chris please send me the email account you want the information to be sent to for downloading your software program. 

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway. This is a wonderful software program. If you would like to purchase it you can find a coupon code on my blog that you can use to get a $10 discount on the software and a $10 coupon for the store.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Digital Software Giveaway

How would you like to win a "My Memories Suite" v3, digital software program?  I have been using this program for several months and I love it.  It is soooo easy to use and I always end up with wonderful digital artwork, whether it be scrapbook pages, cards or my very own  art journal page creations.  There are lots of online tutorials to show you how to use the software and a newsletter you can sign up for that will come to your inbox with tips and information.  I also have a coupon code offering a discount for your use when ordering products from My Memories Suite.
It's easy to win!  Just go to the bottom of this post and click on comments.  Leave a comment about what you like best about my blog.

I will use a random number generator to select a winner on December 17th. 

Be sure to check back here to see if you are a winner.

You can find more information about this Digital Software by watching this video from You Tube.
Be sure to check my sidebar for the discount code if you wish to place an order to "My Memories Suite."  Or click on the link to check out the website.

These are a few of the pages I have made using the software.

This is one of my previously created art journal pages that I wanted to use for a Birthday Card.  I downloaded the page to my memories suite as my background, then added a mat and some embellishments.  I printed it out and trimmed it to fit on my cardstock.  Then I used some markers and a black pen to define and allow some areas to pop out.

This is another page using some previously created artwork for the background.  The flower children are my twin great grandaughters.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Journalfest 2011

Journalfest was October 26th thru October 30th.  It is one of my favorite events of the year.  I was so disappointed to learn a few days after the event that it was the last Journalfest.  Tracy and Teesha have done a wonderful job of organizing the art retreats for lthe past 10 years and I am so glad that I experienced some of them.  I have met so many wonderful artists and learned so much from the classes and the sharing of ideas.

Mattie went with me.  I knitted her a new hat.  I think it is so cute.

 As I was unpacking my bags, Liesel Lund called me to look out her window at the rainbow.  I was a little late taking a photo so just got it as it was fading away.

I walked up to the bunkers and took this photo of one of the cement walls.  I just love the colors of rust and moss that covers it.

The pink chair caught my eye.

October 27
Roxanne Padgett's "Stenciled Journal Journey".
I have taken several classes from Roxanne and loved them all.  In this workshop we learned to create and use our own stencils. We painted, stenciled and stamped on canvas and paper and used our decorated canvas to cover and make a journal.  These are examples made by Roxanne.

Shelly Sazama and me (Carla) in Roxanne's class.

 This is one of Roxanne's handmade stamps.  I love it.

I made the journal in the middle.

All the books made in the class.

October 28
Fran Meneley's "Finding Your Voice".
This is Fran .  She was giving a demo for her class, Fran is a wonderful teacher. Some of the things she shared with us were her favorite layering and stacking techniques, problem solving and how collage can be used in our journal pages.

These were a couple of journal pages I worked on in her class.  They still need some work.

October 29Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen's class, "Learning to See".
I love Lisa's Journal's which she shared with us, her drawings are fabulous.  She taught us drawing techniques, basic color theory and how to apply watercolor and colored pencils to our drawings. 

Lisa was giving a Demo.  Due to her expression I think someone had asked her a question and she was contemplating her answer.

These were upside-down drawings.  We were each given the same picture which we turned upside-down to draw.  This was a lesson in drawing what we saw.  I found myself looking at everything as a shape, didn't realize that I was drawing leaves and stems until I was nearly finished.

This was another leasson in drawing and shading what we saw.  Everyone was given two 3x3 blank post-it notes and 2 very small pictures.  The little pictures had to be enlarged to the 3x3 size as we drew the images onto the post-its.  Each square was numbered so all the finished pieces could be put together like a puzzle.  This is Tracy Moore.

Lisa and Tracy Saturday evening at the Journaling party.  Lisa had laminated the picture and given it to Tracy.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lisa Englebrecht

I loved this class, loved Lisa.  She was so much fun.  Class participants were all given 1 yard of fabric to cut up however we wanted .. We needed to decide whether we were going to do a book, mini quilt, apron, canvas bag or wall hangings.  I divided my fabric into a number of different sized pieces to use for wall hangings or embellishments for other items such as tote bags or aprons.

Here's Lisa doing a DEMO.

This is the front of a book bag Lisa made.

These are book pages.

Lovely heritage wall hanging.

Another example of Lisa's beautiful art work.

Class participants all provided a piece of their painted fabric to use on an apron for Lisa.  It took several of us to figure out the best placement for the pieces of fabric.  Then we pinned them in place.  Kathy Peterson, who donated the apron, took it home and sewed it all together.  Looked so good.  We gave it to Lisa at Journalfest the next evening.  She loved it.

More painted fabrics.  Lisa placed these fabric pieces on the table to show us how she decides which ones would work together on a wall hanging.

This class was really fun.  Learned a lot. I don't have an example of what I did to add to this post because I deleted it off my camera before downloading my photos.  When I complete some of my pieces I will share them at a later date