Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christmas Tray Class




Last Sunday, while Denise was here visiting me, we decided to take a class at my local scrapbook store. The class was to make a tray using the new Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium Collection. The actual project used vintage photos of people I don't know. I wanted it to be a bit more personal so I decided to print out some photos of my children and use their photos on the tray. I did end up putting one of the vintage photos on it too. I think Denise was going to add personal photos to her tray too when she went home.


The instructor provided everything else we needed. She purchased the trays from Michael's for $10 each. She was pretty stoked to find them at such an inexpensive cost. They are really nice trays and come in black or white.


Since I was adding photos from home I ended up finishing my tray at home Sunday night. After I finished decorating it I used some Stickles and some Glossy Accents to highlight a few things. I really had a bit of drama because after I finished the tray I sat it upright to dry. I didn't think about the fact that the glossy accents would end up running down the project. Luckily, I caught it in time and could fix the things I messed up. I made sure to lay it flat to dry after that. I was sick at first when I saw all the dripping Glossy Accents. I guess it really is true that there are no accidents in scrapping just more opportunities to be creative!! LOL


I think this completed tray would be a perfect gift to give to my Mother and Dad for Christmas but I am loving it so much that I'm not sure I can part with it! LOL


We really had a good time at the class. I'm glad I thought to check and see what classes were being offered while Denise was here visiting me.


Okay, enough for today. Thanks for stopping by my blog!




































































8 comments:

  1. Hi Stacy, that sounds like lots of fun and I love the endresult!! Don't you love going to workshops and learning new stuff!! In november there is the big Magnolia Event here in Holland. That's twice a year. I went in March for the first time and will be going there in november with two friends. Already looking forward to it. Hugs, Frea

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  2. Your tray is really special. Probably more so because the fun it was making it.

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  3. I've been wanting to do one of these for my mother-in-law. I went to Hobby Lobby with my mom hoping to find one in black for 40% off and they only had one in white that had a crack in it!!! I still have time. I haven't crafted anything in quite a while--although, I got 2 cards ready for stamp club for when I teach in December! I did a lot of die-cutting, getting everything ready! I've never gotten them ready that far in advance before!

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  4. OH--I had my hands on one of those trays last week--but put it down becaue I already have so many projects to complete. Love what you did--makes me want to go back and get onE!

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  5. Looks like a super class! Wow I just love your tray! Great idea to personalize it with your own photos! Are you still out on your trip?
    We spent the day at the pumpkin farm 6 hours! It was all fine and dandy and we had a great time but by the middle of the night, the dust, animal gross stuff, crowds of people really sparked my allergies so I was tearing, coughing and my nose was running all night long, oh and I got bit by a spider right on my eye... well it swelled like you cannot believe! It is still swollen today but I did manage to force my contact lens in so I could drive myself to work! LOL!

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  6. Wow - what a gorgeous project! Sounds like you had a blast, too. Yay you!

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  7. Wow! Fun projects, Stacy! :)

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