The first involves my friend Amber Dawn she creates the most
The excitement builds as I countdown to Art Is...You in October; okay it might seem like months away, but when I think how quick the Tim workshop came around I am soooooo excited!
There is a swap at the Retreat and the theme this year is Dr Seuss. I have to tell you that when I was at school I HATED Green Eggs and Ham, and the Cat in the Hat... so I was a bit concerned that I would not get inspired.
Anyway I have revisited Dr Seuss courtesy of the internet and can now relate to him and love some of his quotes. So I decided to make ATC blocks as my swap.
"Don't cry because it's over - Smile because it happened" a perfect sentiment. Applicable to the Tim experience too.
I used Golden glass bead gel coloured with a touch of Milled Lavender re-inker and then coloured the paper I printed on to with the same. A glass slide covered the text and a few embellishments completed it...the finishing touch as you can see is the Tim Holtz feet - I have 9 of these to make, so only 8 more to go....
I hope you are still with me because I wanted to share with you the final part of the Post title.
Most of you reading this are bloggers yourself, did you know you can have your blog made into a book...I didn't until my friend Diane told us about it on her blog. I checked it out, it looked good so I thought I would create a book from my 1st year in blogland.
I wanted to see what sort of quality it was. I went to the website BLOG2PRINT told them what the name of my blog was, chose cover etc. and they created a book for me to preview... so simple! If you like you buy. It took about 3 weeks to get here to the UK and cost $45 including postage.
The cost varies depending on the number of pages but I have 66 pages in my 1st book.
I ordered the following years and had a discount code readysetb2p which gave me 15% off the next books.(valid till March 9th) I have ordered 2008,2009 and 2010 all for $120 (including shipping to UK)
You can make it cheaper as you can have a soft cover book or have it downloaded as a PDF for $7.95.You can even do one a year if you wish, spread it out, or ask for it as a Birthday/Christmas present.
My kids will now have my blog in a book long after I am not here.... I have no affiliation with Blog2Print but thought I would share with you..