Sunday, April 25, 2010


Designing a class is much harder than I thought it would be, when I design for myself I throw caution to the wind.  After all it’s just for me and if I don’t like it I will only disappoint myself.  Right?  Now designing for a class for others is a whole different story!  Will they like it? Will it appeal to their own taste? Will they laugh?  Will anyone show up?

I decided in March that for one of my classes I would teach an altered item verses a layout, all I had to do was convince the store owner into letting me do this.  I was successful, then I had to come up with an idea that I felt would draw folks to my class and I thought I had it all figured out.  Then I looked and looked for the right items to bring my idea to life and I wasn’t in luck and so the project took another life of its own.

I used a 7 Gypsies Printer Tray along with one sheet from the Dear Lizzy line as well as ribbon set called Leaf from the same line.  That combined with music sheets, Tim Holtz hinge clips, some stamps and butterflies I cut out with my Silhouette.  I came across some old photos of Andy and I and then decided to make it all about US.  I hope that my students will enjoy creating a project all about themselves and if they decide that they would rather make it all about someone else then it could be a great gift.

If you are in the Houston area you can take my May class at The Lonestar Scrapbook Co in the Woodlands just click here for the dates of my May class Life in 3-D.





Before I go I have to share a link to the blog of one incredibly talented lady, Leslie Ashe!  If only I was as talented as she is!!!

She designed an amazing class for her LSS using the Dear Lizzy line and the same printer tray I am using and you truly should go check it out here.   But, before you go to her blog I want to be sure to tell you that once you finish viewing that post that I am sending you to be sure to visit her complete blog.  All you have to do is click on her blog header and it will refresh to allow you to see her complete blog.  Hope you have a great week!


Gunn (Merete) said...

Nancy what a great idea. Love this project and would love to take your class, but it is to far away.
But this is for great inspiration thats for sure.
Enjoy your crafting class and I am sure they will love to do this.
Hugs *Gunn*

Hand Me a Stamp said...

Great job, Nancy! I knew you would find the perfect supplies :) Best of luck with your class!

LollyChops said...

Hey Nancy!

What a small world. I took that class with Leslie this past weekend.

What a fun project you have created! I completely adore the story you are telling with it and your design is so rich and full!

HUGS sweet friend!

Hope you have a terrific week!

Melanie said...

I love it and I would definitely take the class if I lived in Houston.

I think everyone will enjoy making it.

Anne said...

Hi, Nancy! Good luck with your class! Looks like a wonderful project! :-)

Brittany said...

I love it!

I hope that your new classes are going well! I bet you are a huge hit... creative talent just oozes out of you!