Today I leave for Art-Is-You in Connecticut…. I'm so looking forward to the creativity, laughter, and learning. One of the many nice customs at AIY is that people often bring ‘trades' – they can be anything – just a little ice breaker and a different way to share contact information with others than with a business card (you put your email/blog address/etc on the back of the trade). Some people offer supplies as trades (leftover fibers, trims, etc.), some offer handmade art – there's no right or wrong (kind of like the whole retreat!) and some don't bring any, which is fine too.
I ended up with about 50 using some favorite stencils and Tim Holtz's Sizzix ticket die with Dylusions Ink Sprays and Ranger Distress & Archival Inks.
Isn't that jigsaw puzzle stencil cool? It's from StencilGirl Products.
I added a variety of sentiment stamps.
Jet black archival ink around the edges finishes them off.
I'm taking four classes with three different teachers. Love having my creative batteries charged.
Next year I will be one of the instructors… so excited! Save the dates if you can.
Thanks very much for the visit.
Linking to Creative Every Day.