Sunday, September 11, 2011


 Annette and I went to Creative Escape this year.  Unfortunately, this was the last one.  Kathy and Kim  joined us also.  The first day we spent doing the various make and takes.  We made the aprons we are wearing.  Heidi Swapp taught that class sponsored by YuDu.  We did not actually get to use the YuDu machines, the images were all put on the aprons before we got there.  But we did get to make the cute chiffon flowers.  And I love finding new techniques to make flowers.
 The next day, our classes began.  Karen Burniston was our first teacher.  We made a cute album in the Creative Escape colors, but the most exciting part was the pop up we assembled.  I never know I could make something like that and actually have it work.  Our next class was with Amy Totty.  I actually have taken classes with her before and have always loved the projects.  She did not disappoint me this time either.  We mostly worked on the cover for an album.  She had us use UHU glue stick and "smushed" fabric onto the glue to make a ruching pattern.  I was not sure it would turn out the way she was saying it would, but it did.  Probably the best technique I have learned in a long time.  Out final class for the day was with my all time favorite, Ali Edwards.  Her projects are always so simple, but extremely meaningful.
 What is almost as important as scrapbooking, GOOD FOOD!!!  Our meals were included in our registration fee.  The dinner was tasty, but these mini apple pies were to die for.  And after dinner, when we returned to our rooms we had some goodies from Creative Escape waiting for us.  I don't think we cared much what was actually in the gift bags, but just loved getting a surprise.
 The evening was spent getting some of the projects from our day finished up. 

 Saturday was also filled with four more classes.  We made a cute welcome sign with Heidi Lynn Schreiber.  We embossed some of the papers for the sign and again I discovered something new to get excited about.  We then made more fabric flowers.  This was so much fun.  Janet Hopkins was a different class.  It wasn't an album or page.  It was a shadow box frame that you decorate.  It was a fun project and I will hang it in my scraproom, but after having taken a few classes from Janet, I was actually a little disappointed that it was an album.  Our final class was with Vicki Boutin.  She taught a couple of 12x12 layouts and I don't usually do anything in that size anymore, but I loved some of the techniques she taught and other ideas she gave us.  She is totally a cute lady.  So glad I was able to take her class.
Then before we knew it, we were at the final dinner.  The end of another great scrapping get away.  I love having these escapes with other creative women.  Thanks to the teachers at the event, but especially to my wonderful friends that I spent the time with.

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