Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Muse is BACK!

OK, I have a little secret.... I haven't picked up my refiner, or my paper stump, a sheet of metal, or even a Big Daddy since before Christmas. I know, I know... Shocking. I have been busy scheduling classes but I just was too overwhelmed with everything else... putting it off.

Well I can put it off no longer.

I promised Ink About It and Bella Art I would mail out samples to them tomorrow. So, it was today or, well, be late. And that's just not right. So, what did I do? I created 2 almost identical Metal Embossing Basics Tag books. I love playing with them, it's like a thick deck of cards. Especially when there's two. Here they are together... I used almost all the colors of metal. Well, actually now that they have three more I didn't use those. Those colors will be here hopefully next week. As well as ALL the new Kabuka's too! Yippee!
Here's my official side panel photo. In the class we will work with several different colored metals but I'm not going to commit to each one of these. I'm thinking people might want to play with the newest colors! And, oh, yah, that purple is the old purple. Now the color is Plum and Megan at Ten Seconds Studio tells me it is a different color, more metallic. Oh and one other thing, I didn't have even a small scrap of Pearl left. I did all my Christmas cards out of the Pearl Metal and well, none. Nothing. Nada. That will be here next week too but too late for me to send out for class.

If you'd like to take a class and live North of Boston, I'll be at Ink About It on Friday, February 27th from 10:30AM - 12:30PM and then again on Saturday, March 7th from 10AM - 12PM for this class. I'll also be staying on the Saturday only for Mirrored in Metal from 1-4PM. That class I will show you tomorrow! Stay tuned!

And if you live in Rhode Island, I'll be heading to Bella Art in Johnston on Saturday, March 14th for the Metal Embossed Basics from 10AM - 12PM and the Mirrored in Metal from 1PM - 4PM.

So whether you are North of me or South of me, I'll be coming to you to teach these fabulous classes. And of course if you are near me, I have two metal classes this month (Metal Embossed File Folder and Metal Techniques 3) and one next month (I *heart* my Valentine) at the Scrapbook Cupboard. Hopefully I'll be somewhere near you. And if I'm not, let me know and I'll try to get there!

One of the reasons I had not picked up my Ten Seconds tools was that my Muse was still on vacation. She's great if I use her daily or every other but when I'm gone on a small hiatus (Christmas break) she leaves and sometimes she needs to be coaxed back. So yesterday I started off small. With this totally 'scraplifted' card. It was from the March 2007 PaperCrafts magazine. I had to make 9 for a card swap I was in and the card swap was due last night. So I needed something easy and something to jump start my creativity.

Inside the card reads, "You just shuffle a little slower. Happy Birthday!"

After I made 9 of those, I made a friend a belated birthday card....

And then I finally made and finished my Birthday Thank You's. Whew! When that Muse gets started, she just starts to run. I've been wanting to finish these Thank you cards for about 8 weeks. My birthday was 2 months ago from Friday. Pretty sad, huh? Well at least they are done. These will all go out in the mail tomorrow with nice handwritten notes inside. I promise!
I'm finishing up the Mirrored in Metal class right now and then I need to package them up and send them out.
Then to start with some other classes. My To Do List is pretty lengthy. When my friend Traci glanced at it last night, she stopped talking (which if you know Traci is almost a miracle) and said, "Whoa, what is that?" To which Kerriann replied, "Kim's To Do List." Traci looked at me and said, "Are you kidding me?"
I guess that means it's a lot. ...But I'm chipping away!


deep flow formed cylinders said...

Wonderful designs! Really I excited so much.Thanks!

scrapgeek14 said...

You'll get it all done, I know you will. Keep chipping!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Daaaaaaaaaang, Kim - I'm tired just READING what all you did the last couple of days! I'm sitting here smiling at all of your projects *smiles* - Love em ALL!