Posts tagged crafts

It’s been such a long time….. Exciting things happening!!

I have been so busy lately with my life, I haven’t had time to post. I worked on my book for a while, but have put it down for a bit to work on other things…

I had to take a leave of absence from school because I herniated a disk in my back. I have taken that opportunity to enjoy playing with paint, collage and all kinds of other art mediums. I even got three of my pieces accepted in a local gallery exhibit called “Santa Through The Years”.

My photography started really taking off this July and I had two of my photos featured in an exhibit with many other amazing artists. Currently I have photographs in four exhibits throughout Indiana and also in a local gallery.

The best news of all is I was accepted for TWO solo exhibits at South Shore Arts in Hammond and Crown Point, Indiana in 2012! So exciting!

Here is a link to my website if you want to see some of the photos I have taken:
http://loramercadophotography.com

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“Sparkle Hugs!”

On Wednesday evening, my daughter and I spent some quality time making these cute little “Sparkle Hugs” thingys.

They came in a kit that I bought her for her birthday. She loves to do crafty things and this was a great project for us to do together. What a fun bonding time we had!

I am so grateful for moments like these!

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FREE CLASS! ~ “Stories In Hand” ….document your memories!!

I stumbled upon this class online and I CANNOT WAIT until it starts! I already have my binder ordered!!

In the instructor-led class, you will learn:

  • Techniques for capturing memories from our own lives and from others
  • Dozens of prompts for stories you might have forgotten
  • A cool system for capturing the stories happening in your life right now, AND for listing the stories you have yet to tell
  • Technologies you can use to help you gather your stories together with photos, video, your blog, or any other media you have that gives a peek into your life

And you will make a REALLY CUTE project! (You’ll find out the supply list when you register). You are not required to have Photoshop to complete the project.

Oh yeah, by the way, this class is COMPLETELY FREE.

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A few Scrapbook Pages….

These are a few simple pages that I did last weekend at my scrapbook retreat. I was trying to force myself to scrap differently that I normally do…..Using only one photo instead of a bunch of them all crammed on a page…..

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Halloween Popcorn Card

This cute little “Slider-card” with a package of microwave popcorn hidden inside is a Make & Take project that I created for my next Scrapbook Retreat.
The pumpkin and moon/star background stamps are from Stampin’ Up! and the Trick or Treat stamp was in the dollar bin at Michael’s several years ago.

The ribbon is looped around the popcorn, so you just pull on the bow and out it comes! You can do this with candy bars, soup packets, hot chocolate packs and anything else you can think of! Just make sure you use the super strong double sided tape to close it!

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My latest Diaper Cake creation!

I finally made this diaper cake, after procrastinating for a few days. I am so pleased with how it turned out! The little bear is sooooo cute! The lady who ordered this cake is picking it up tomorrow, I hope she likes it!!

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Had a BLAST at the ALL DAY SCRAPBOOK CROP!

We had a blast scrappin’ our hearts out at the crop!
Here is a group pic of everyone that attended my Scrapbook Crop on Saturday.

I thought these Big clothespins were sooo cute to hold photos!!

A room full of hard core scrappers!!

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