Monday, October 15, 2007


Last saturday I went to see Tamara. We wanted to scrap together. I "know" her from Scrapfreak. This weekend there was an online-crop there: Freakfest. We met to do the crop together. Before I got there I was SOOO nervous! I didn´t know her or her family in person and I wasn´t sure about talking to each other since my english isn´t that great. But shortly after getting there I relaxed! I felt so welcome and Tamara (and her family) were so great, nice and georgeous!!! We had so much fun doing the projects and challenges together! And whenever I had no idea what to do now Tamara helped me out!

The first project we did is a jar for sweets. Originally the project was for halloween-candies. But we decided to do something for all year long. So I did this jar (but I will definatly put some candies inside!!! ;o) ):

After I put the paper on the jar I didn´t know what to do to to make it look better. Tamara had the great idea to put thoses flowers on it and use some buttons too. I really love how it turns out. Tamara has lots of great ideas you know?!

The next thing we did was the first LO for the day. It was a challenge with a sketch from Becky Flecks from PageMaps. I really LOVE her sketches! She was the celebrity for the crop and in the evening there was a chat with her too. She really is a very inspiring and interesting woman! Here´s what I made from her sketch:

After this one we did a smal cute project: a paper clip that was decorated and used as a picture-holder. I did mine in "fall-style".

The A ist for Andi. I will use this one an my desk at work and do a pic of my sweetheart on it. :o)

I was very surprised how much we´ve done on this just one day! But that´s not everything. Here´s the 2. LO-challenge we did: it was about using colors that were opposite on the colorwheel. Usually everybody would think that those colors couldn´t get together but that´s just wrong! I choose the combination of blue with organge and really love that combination. Thanks again to Tamara for giving me some papers for this (I never take those papers with me I need when I go to scrap with somebody else... ;o) ).

The last project we did was a framed calendar-page. During the month on the page you could write your dates and what you did on the days. Later when the month is done you put the calendar out of the frame and have a LO that shows one month of your life. I really like that project!!!

We really had a lot of fun doing this! I´m so happy I get to meet Tamara and her family in person! We ate candycorn, marshmallows and taccos (most things I never before tasted) and everything was soooo yummy!!! I can´t wait to meet Tamara again! She really rocks!!! This is a pic of the both of us together. Tamaras hubby made it shortly before I had to leave.

Before I fiish my blogging for today I wanna show another LO I did last week. I made it for my lastest class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. This time it´s all about kits. I´m really sorry I only did one LO. There were so many great ideas. But I hope I´ll make more of the projects shown there! I just wish I have more time for creative stuff! I have way more ideas than time to do them.

This LO shows some friends of mine I try to meet regulary. Most of the times we meet we stamp together. This pic was taken on a stamping-convention in September. And I used my second new cartridge for my Cricut here and LOVE it!

Have a great start in the new week! And if you are looking for another online-crop. Next weekend there will be one at Scraplove! I´m really sorry I´m on a family-reunion but I´ll try to be there as often as I can! - Coni


Shannon Schafer said...

Sounds like you and Tamara had a wonderful day!!! Love your creations!!!

Jo Anne said...

All your projects and layouts are great Coni!! I am glad you got to scrap with Tamara!!

Tamara Wheeler said...

ah, I am just getting to your blog coni! Love everything. Thanks for all the kind words. You are too nice. And I really can't wait until we can scrap together again. I think we said January. :wink: