Saturday, February 6, 2010


I'm going to a retreat the end of February, Creative University, aka CU, put on by Tresa Black. If you're a paper crafter chances are you KNOW who Tresa Black is, her artwork is in ALL KINDS of magazines!! :) And if you DON'T know who she is, you're missing out!!!! Check out her BLOG that you can find by simply clicking HERE. :)
Creative University is Tresa's 'baby' held at the Lutheran Church Camp (Lutherhaven) on Lake Coeur d'Alene. This will be my FIRST time attending and I am SO EXcITED!!!!
You can find MORE on Creative University HERE.
NOT ONLY am I able to attend Creative University this year and meet Tresa and ALL the other SUPER talented woman who are attending BUT my SWEET cyber friend Erin (who's blog you can see HERE) is flying up a few days early to meet up with ME!!! I am SO EXCITED to FINALLY meet in person!!! We'll enjoy a few FUN FILLED days together and then head out for CU!!! HOW LUCKY am I?!?!!?
This woman is TRULY like a separated at birth sister!!!! I've known WHO Erin is for years. We were both Consultants with CTMH so I've been aware of and seen her amazing creations for a LONG TIME now, AND her hubby's woodwork!! Does Stamper Storage ring a bell??? :)
Anyways, Erin and I had been chatting for a while when on Nov 1 she mentioned something about thinking about going to CU!! OH MY GOSH! I said, 'Let's DO IT!' So.....we registered and here we are........anxiously awaiting the end of the month.
Soooooooooooo............WHY am I 'sharing' all of this???
Well, one of the funnities (yes, I'm pretty sure I just MADE that word up...) of CU is the charm swap. Those who chose to participate make up a certain number of charms to swap with the other ladies. I REALLY wanted to participate because I KNEW if I didn't, I would be kicking myself. The biggest 'problem', I didn't have the FIRST clue of what to do to make a charm. ERIN was ALL OVER IT though!!! She directed me to some FABULOUS sites and jewlery making sites and now..........I've been bitten by the jewlery making bug.
Because I NEEDED ONE MORE creative outlet!!!?!?! :)
It is SO MUCH FUN though. I'm just a beginner and just playing around with stuff I have...well, I've bought a few new items but really, most of what I've been playing with is stuff I've had just hanging around. Intended for some OTHER project that just never got done!
So..........last night I was just playing around, I kinda wanted to try my hand at a bracelet similar to something Erin has done.....her's btw....BEAUTIFUL!!!
This is what I came up with:

This is for Nikki. :) She hasn't seen it IN PERSON yet, she had a Cheer Sleepover night last night but I sent a picture of it along with a text and she SAYS she loves it!! I can't WAIT to pick her up today so I can give it to her......AND see if it fits! :) (Easy adjustment if it doesn't!)
I also put together some earrings:
Right now, I think, these are my favorite...
So THAT is what I was up to last night!!! :)
I hope to have something more to share later on today or tomorrow.
The TRUTH of the matter is, I SHOULD be CLEANING this room AND preparing for CU!!!
Until next time..........


mE said...

These are all gorgeous, girl! Nik is gonna LOVE her bracelet :)

We're gonna get in sooooo much trouble at RIngs N Things and that other bead store!


Tresa Black said...

Gorgeous jewelry! Can't wait to see you at CU!