...and it was so much fun!
My daughter Dawn and I took a Julie Nutting class at what turned out to be a very yummy scrapbooking store, The Island's Creative Escape (you can also find them on Instagram), about an hour's drive away from us. I was so excited to meet one of my all-time favorite crafting gurus, Julie Nutting, and I was not disappointed.
We brought a tote full of things I thought we'd need like adhesives, markers, colored pencils, ink pads, scissors, and whatever else I could fit into it, Julie and the store provided the rest.
Dawn and I were the first ones there, so we sat, where else, but right next to Julie! The kits she put together were filled with all sorts of embellishments, her printed cardstock, chipboard and other stickers. She even supplied the paint so we could paint the outside our little shelves.
At first Julie was taking us step by step and we were a little nervous about keeping up and doing everything exactly as she did. But after awhile we were all pretty much on our own and doing things however we wanted. Julie walked around the table as best she could (her back was giving her a lot of pain), talking to everyone.
Dawn felt she was out of her element with all of the fussy-cutting and embellishment work, but she did a great job, even though her carpal tunnel was acting up. She's a trooper.
I'm glad we brought two paper cutters because every square needed some adjusting before being glued in place. We appreciated having the basic forms to start with, I'm sure that was a lot of prep work. Actually, we appreciated the work that went into putting together the entire kit, it was fabulous.
And here we are, with Julie Nutting herself! She was so accommodating about pictures with us and our finished project.
There are some things I would have done differently with a few of the squares, but I'm pretty pleased with myself. I especially like that we remembered to bring photos of our dogs to incorporate them into our little shelves. I also like that bit of yummy fabric at the top from Julie's fabric line.
I was able to pick up all of the new Julie Nutting paper doll stamps as well as a paper pack and few extras. Aren't they adorable?!
If you ever have a chance to take a class like this, do it! It's loads of fun and you'll have a new made-by-you piece to display when you get home. And bragging rights for having met such an awesome crafter!
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