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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Kim's class!




Wow, I had such a fun night! I did an online class with one of my scrap idols, Kim Archer, and I am so thrilled with my page!!! I used some machine stitching, painting and sanding on my layout and I hand-wrote the journaling. I kept my layout quite similar to Kim's - I loved her original with the painted and sanded chipboard letters and flower and wanted the same effect on my page. And I couldn't help but throw in a couple of bits of the new American Crafts ribbons...LOVE those! OMG I have such a ribbon stash that it's not funny anymore!!!! Oh, and the patterened paper is from the MAMBI Chester range (loooove them!!!!!) and LOOK - NO KI ANYWHERE ON THE PAGE ROFL ;P !!!!!!

Anyhow, if anyone's interested in taking one of Kim's classes, be they in person through The Scrapbook Megastore in Newcastle or via her new online classes (coming up soon), I highly recommend them! Kim is an AMAZING scrapbook artist and a kind, lovely, welcoming person...she really makes you feel at ease. I have wanted to do one of her classes for a looooong time, but I live in Queensland and she's in Newcastle so it's a bit hard for me to get there, and the online classes are a fab way to do a class with her when you live so far away! Wish I had a chance to chat to everyone more though...too busy scrapping though lol ;P

Best of luck with your online classes in the future Kim!!!!

Thank you all sooooo much for the gushing compliments about my new look...what a HUGE boost for my self-esteem (which has been suffering a little of late)!! And stay tuned for my layout...putting the finishing touches to it tonight ;D

9 Comments:

Blogger Peta said...

wow this is awesome.. now where are these online classes with Kim - why did no one tell me!! ROFL

and OMG are you feeling unwell??? NO KI!! Ohh my!! Still very you though even with out the KI hehe.

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

gorgeous page, i love it!! i love that colour you used to paint you chipboard, was it the hs 'betty' paint??

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Julie Love said...

LOL about the KI :0)

I LOVE your take on the class layout..and what a beautiful piccie too!!!....it was such a fun night hey! I can't wait til the next one

JULIEx

6:35 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Just gorgeous. What a great night it was. I thoroughly enjoyed and would also recommend it to everyone. Kim was a great teacher.

Marie

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Well Karen.... I love the LO... another gorgeous one! I have looked at Kims Blog and I love all the ones the girls have done!!

ALSO... I got the chop too Karen... got my hair all cut off!...woo hoo! man I feel better for it too!...so thanks for the inspiration to get it done!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Karen Ridgeway said...

Oh wow Karen that's so fantastic for you...good on you!!! What is your Boxx username so I can pm you my email addy? Would love to see a pic!

Luv Karen xoxo

6:08 PM  
Blogger Karen Ridgeway said...

Thanks Melissa :D No, I mixed up my own shade of pink using my artist's acrylics (I paint too);P It still turned out pretty similar to the pink betty Heidi colour though!

Luv Karen xoxo

6:10 PM  
Blogger Karen Ridgeway said...

Yes, it was a great class! And lol the KI comments Julie and Peta ;P And we didn't tell you about the classes Pete because they filled up VERY quickly...first five posters in Kim's blog comments...I was no.6 but Kim was nice enough to let me join in anyway (thanks Kim!)

Luv Karen xoxo

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Karen... My box user name is Karen...LMFAO!

1:30 AM  

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