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July 30 at the Ink Pad: Be There or Be Square!

The CHA report on day 3:

  • Tired, tired, tired.  I don't know what it is about trade shows? But I am always tired at this point in the game.  Nonetheless, I had a great day!
  • Lots more make & takes at The Crafter's Workshop booth.  I love getting people who never get artsy and messy excited about inks and mists and stencils!  Once you play with paint, you never go back!
  • Was super excited to take a 7gypsies class this afternoon because I adore their products, but it was just not my thing.  Ah, well.
  • Got to spend some quality time with some of my favorite crafty peeps.  They're everywhere at this show!  And running into people is awesome fun!
  • I am continuously bolstered by the wonderful generosity of others.  So many lovely and kind people have stopped me to pay me a compliment about my dress, my stencils, the seminars I was a part of, etc.  I appreciate all of it so much!  It really makes me feel so good about myself and this community!  I even received a gorgeous handmade card from a blog fan.  So, thank you, thank you!
  • The big news of the day: My mixed media dress won "fan favorite!"  This makes me grin from ear-to-ear!  I worked super hard on that dress and I'm delighted that it was so well received!  I got a little award and a round of applause at the CHA awards ceremony this evening.
  • People keep asking me where to buy the stencils and the answer is: I'm not sure yet.  Once I figure out who is carrying the full line, I will post a link.  I'm even thinking of selling them out of an etsy shop or something like that.  What do you think?  Good idea or bad idea?

And now back to your regularly scheduled post:

I mixed up my Stamping Bella Stamps with my TCW Stencils and this book is the result!

When: Saturday, July 30 • 10am-5pm (with a one hour break for lunch)
The Ink Pad's classroom at the Westbeth Community Center: 55 Bethune St. (between Washington and West) • New York City
The Ink Pad website, 212.463.9876, [email protected]

Stamped and Stenciled Journal with Pockets

In this class I will show you how to make your own gorgeous "papers with personality" using stamps and stencils.  The emphasis is on working in layers, understanding water solubility, color mixing, and creating pleasing compositions.  I will also share how to make your own totally fabulous handmade tape.  We will use that tape to bind a hand-bound-no-sew-pocket-filled journal!  That's right!  You can make this gorgeous book with absolutely no sewing!  Got to love that!  There are six front facing pockets that hold long cards for journaling.  And one side facing memorabilia pocket in the front cover.  And this book even opens up to allow for a row of photos or memorabilia to be pasted onto the backs of the pocket pages.

Here are some more photos:

Don't miss out on this awesome class!