Friday, October 07, 2011

CKU Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the CKU Blog Hop! We’re excited to share with you projects that we hope get you excited about CKU Reunion, whether you’ve already registered, are planning to come, or wishing you were coming. This blog hop is from Friday, October 7th at 10:00 am MT until Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 am MT. If you get lost during the hop, come back here for the hop order. Have fun hopping!

Stacy Julian 
Michelle Hill
Jodi Sanford 
Kim Watson 
Deena Wuest 
Cindy Tobey (You are here)
Stacy Croninger

If you’re following the CKU Blog Hop, you should have come from Deena Wuest's blog. If you stumbled upon this blog post and want to see all the CKU Blog Hop participants, make sure to go to Stacy Julian’s blog to start from the beginning.

Attend CKU Reunion in San Diego, CA October 27-29 for a weekend of creating, connecting, and inspiration. You’ll spend one day completing an album that will be ready for photos when you get home and another day creating in four 90 minute classes including mixed media canvas art, fabric creations, jewelry, and more. Plus, there are evening crops, bonus classes, goodie bags, a commemorative tote, and so much more all for only $295! And you’ll be learning from some of the industry’s finest such as Lisa Bearnson, Teresa Collins, Stacy Julian, Michelle Hill, Megan Hoeppner, and other inspiring teachers. You know you want to come, so register today so you’ll have plenty of time to pack your supplies for the trip.

Check out this description of Megan Hoeppner's class for CKU Reunion.

Album Track: Got Your Number
We've got your number in this incredible 11 page 12" x 12" album class. Join us as we count the ways numbers impact your everyday life.  You'll look back on important numeric events in your life, such as memorable milestones (marriage, graduation, etc.), and significant (and playful) quantities (the number of children you have, the amount of times you indulge in your favorite vice every day, etc.). And you'll have a blast personalizing your album with numbers unique to you-your home address, your lucky number, etc. Plus, as you add up the numbers of your life, you'll learn  innovative techniques such as coloring with Twinkling H20s, stitching, and misting all while using Pink Paislee's NEW Daily Junque line. Top it off with clever ideas for using unexpected supplies, such as cupcake liners, washi tape, bakers twine, and more, and you've got one fresh album. Whatever your digit, this album is rated a 10.0 for fun and creativity!

Sounds awesome right?! Just by reading the description I was inspired to create a number themed layout to share with you today.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, badge, stickers, and adhesive: American Crafts; Rub-on: Fancy Pants Designs; Brads: Queen & Co.; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Pen: Uniball; Die-cut machine: Silhouette America; Font: Constantia; Other: thread.

My son, Elijah, selected his Halloween costume a month early this year and has been wearing it every chance he gets! He is ready and waiting for the big day, October 31st, and that's what this page is all about. Displaying a large 31 on my page was definitely the only way to go for this page about my anxious Wolverine!

Here's how I created the large numbers for my page.

I first selected a font and used my Silhouette SD to cut out a very large "31." I used what would normally be considered the waste portion on my layout and set the numbers aside to use later. (I plan to use them on a page with the photos I'll take of my son on Halloween, which will tie in nicely with this "before Halloween" page.)

I traced the numbers onto my background paper so I could easily fill them in with spider web accents. I added a rub-on to the "3" and a sticker to the "1," but they didn't seem quite finished.

I used black thread to extend the webs within the letters. Having the number tracings was very handy when stitching the webs. I knew exactly how far to go with the thread so that it would go beyond the number edges. Once I was finished stitching I simply adhered the number cut out to my background paper.

Be sure to head over to Stacy Croninger's blog next!


scrapper Karen said...

I'm taking Megan's class at the reunion and I can't wait!
Your page is so cool and the numbers are fab!

photoscrapper said...

love the technique you've shown here. thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

Great project!

TracieClaiborne said...

That layout is BRILLIANT! Wow. Wow. Wow.

The Art of Being Kelcified said...

What a great idea! I absolutely love what you did on this page! You are so talented!

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