Saturday, 26 October 2013

Something just for me - "Bling Bling" - and meeting Ania, Frank, Donna and Gerry


Cannot believe a whole week has passed since the workshops last weekend. Caught a nasty cold and have been concentrating on coping with my day-time job. First some photos from the workshops.

This one was taken by Riikka Kovasin at Finnabair's 
workshop "Splash". 
My goodness how talented she is Riikka! 
I was struggling like mad with the short time we had for each step 
and she just whipped up an amazing page 
in absolutely no time!

And then two amazing workshops with this young man - Frank Garcia!
It was absolutely awesome meeting him IRL. 
He is sooo sweet, a true gentleman 
and incredibly talented too!
Thank you SO much for all the inspiration, help, chats
and encouragement Frank!

This southern belle kicked off Sunday big time with her 
"Big 40" workshop - Donna Downey!
50 ladies using our heat tools at the same time 
blew the fuses over and over again.
The concentration and creativity crackled in the air big time.

My hands still have paint stains and my apron 
has many splashes of happiness.
I say, jump at the first opportunity of taking any of her classes!

This amazing weekend finished with a workshop with the 
one and only Gerry van Gent.
 She is one of the goddesses on mount Olympus of scrapbooking!
Gentle, mindboggingly talented, kind and sweet. 
One of the nicest people I have ever met.

If you ever get to go to one of her workshops, 
you will see miracles happen with paper and scissors!
It's not a coincidence that every single one of her pages 
is drop dead gorgeous!

And now back to my own humble project.

Back on 24 September I shared a short tut on the Scrap Around The World's blog and also showed a page that I had been working on simultaneously with the featured page. I thought I'd share the close-ups of that page with you today.

Here is "Bling Bling" - letting the photos speak for themselves.

 Found the piccie on internet, luscious bling sandals! 
who wouldn't want to have them with a summer dress!

Mixing stash-raided products with brand new ones. 
The Prima Delight button is mounted on an old 
dimensional sticker from MME.

I've been saving the pretty pretty blue/white clay buttons made by 
sweet Ivana Camdzic for years. 
That girl makes THE most stunning shabby cards, one more gorgeous than the next. 
Have a looksie at her blog HERE

KaiserCraft collections On This Day, Marigold and Porcelain Rose

 Prima cream Bellas
Prima La Tela canvas
Prima vine Summer Carnation Tangerine
Prima teal Delight rose
Prima teal daisy
Prima metal shabby outdoor lamp
Prima metal trinket plaque
Prima Junk Yard Findings Bath Tub Knob
Prima metal clock faces
Prima Delight flair button
Prima Delight tags
Prima Delight resin feather
 Melissa Frances mini resin flourish
Melissa Frances mini resin key hole
Ivana Camdzic clay buttons,

 TA mist Patina, Mr Huey's mist Opaque White, misc jewels, Kaiser Craft and Tilda die-cuts, white buttons, nameless mini resin butterfly and key


Et voilà!

Thank you so so much for coming by!

I am leaving comment every single day in blogland,
but as I cannot do that while at my day-timework,
my visits to your own blog may seem irregular.

I apologize if I come across as slack and uncaring because of this.

Love and hugs, Eila


  1. How lucky you are, to meet all those talented educators in person, and amazing Riika too. But your creations are pretty gorgeous, so I would be happy to visit your class too.
    Full of numerous details and textures LO, love it

  2. Oh wow how lucky you are to have gotten to go to those awesome classes and what a beautiful creation you came home with! Gorgeous work!

  3. Wow- what an amazing experience! Sounds like you definitely had some fun- but sorry about the cold- not so much fun :(
    Love your bling bling project- just stunning!!


  4. Wow, gorgoeus, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love all the bling and the other details that you incorporated here.
    It must have been amazing to meet these amazing scrapbookers and attend a workshop taught by them. It looks like you have had a great time!

  5. It looks like you had such a fabulous weekend I would love to do classes with them all .. I have been lucky enough to do a class with Donna and she is amazing. Now I wait for the others. Love the photos of you Eila they are lovely. That layout is just gorgeous and you are right I want those shoes... :D Beautiful work. I hope that you feel better soon... nothing worse than feeling yuk. <3

  6. Gorgeous creations Eila and the layout here is mind blowing! Thank you for the sweet words <3 It was such a pleasure to meet you again! Hugs! Hopefully the flu is going away now!

  7. So sorry you are not well :( hope a nice sleep tonight makes you feel better. Take it easy tomorrow and make the most of your Sunday. Give up on the expectations we used to set ourselves and others on the commenting. It's not achievable and those who know that don't expect it. Love the photos of you and so glad you had a worthwhile time! Take care!!

  8. hope you are feeling better soon my friend. wow o wow what a line up of creative talents. sounds like you had arty overload , but it is still absorbed and with time you will gather the info and transfer it to your beautiful designs , love all your photos and what a fabulous post x

  9. A gorgeous page, with all the yummy details I associate with your magical to be inspired by those talented artists. Anyone who knows you would never consider you slack and uncaring...quite the opposite!!! Take care Rudolph and get well soon :)

  10. What a beautiful, beautiful much lovely detail, texture and clever little touches. Your weekend away looks so amazing, so much fun and so creative. What a great opportunity to have all those "creatives" in one place at the same time ! Sorry to hear you have a cold, I always seem to get them after a plane ride somewhere too, but hope you feel good as new soon. xx

  11. Oh my..the details in the close ups are outstanding! I love this intricate and stunning page of yours!
    Looks like you had a wonderful creative time at your classes :) great photos!

  12. Hope you will get better.. You lucky to meet these amazing talented people Eila!! Looks like a great and wonderful time!! Loving your gorgeous layout!! Big hugs x

  13. Thank you for your kind comment on my layout for the OUAS October challenge!

    Your page is adorable as well! I particularly love the pops of turquoise and the flowers made of burlap fabric. And the workshops you attended seem to have been super exciting!

  14. Wow. What an inspirational weekend you had!
    Love your layered layout, especially the tags and the bling!
    Hope you are well now!

  15. Oh the workshop would have just been amazing, you lucky ducky. Great pics and your work is just stunning. Love love those shoes :)

  16. am so envious of you that you had such a fantastic scrappy weekend with such talented people! And again, such a beautiful piece of work from you! xx

  17. Looks like you had a great time, lovely project too!

  18. Bet you had the best time with such talent...and to process such a gorgeous page...Love the pics and not to mention those beautiful shoes..xo

  19. OMG those photos are amazing!! I'm so jelous of them!! I wish I could have met you1!!
    and those detailed photos of your LO are just exquisite!! wow I'm in love!!