So sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been posting on Facebook so much that I have neglected the blog! We are still having a few growing pains and server issues with the website. We re hard at work to get the slow speed and other hitches resolved as soon as possible. You all have been so great about it all! On National Scrapbook Day (May 3) we will be have a fun and easy class featuring Graphic 45 Book Boxes and several current G45 paper collections. Graphic 45 has generously provided several giveaways for me to pass on to you…they are always so generous! Here are some photos of the project. It will be available as a free download here on the blog by next Friday. Kits are shipping in time to arrive before NSD. I hope you can join us at our usual Saturday class time of 9 am PDT. photo1 photo2 photo5 photo3 photo4   I have also put up the Transportation Series for Reservations. This series is inspired by the men in my life. I don’t have samples to show yet, but the paper is only available in limited quantities so I needed to determine the interest level in these projects. This series is very special and personal to me…I can guarantee it will be some of my best work. The techniques we will use include a combo of 3D construction and my Paper Applique ™. First, in June, we will be creating a airplane themed project with Prima Cartographer in tribute to my late father. He was a pilot who loved to be in the air. My husband has worked at Boeing for over 30 years, so that is another connection to Flight. Second, in July, we will hit the rails with a steampunk inspired train engine project. Both of my grandfathers were involved int he railroad industry in Chicago…it is part of my heritage. For this project, we will be using Prima Time Traveler’s Memories. Lastly, in August we will hit the water with a classic yacht inspired project. My brother and I were raised on the water. My brother went on to become an amazing sailboat racer. I spent many hours as crew on his race boat….some of my fondest memories….this one is for my big brother, Mark. I love the colors of the paper we will be using: Prima Seashore. I plan to work on the samples as soon as I finish up the Spring Fairy House sample…. I am so excited about all of the great projects we have in store for the summer! I am excited that you are joining me on the incredible summer journey! Laura