Monday, January 21, 2008

CKC Houston Part 2

As promised in my CKC Houston Part 1 post, here is my review of the classes I took at CKC Houston.

Always & Forever (Scrapbooks 'N Stickers): AWESOME CLASS!!!! Project is fabulous with lots of prima paper and flowers, etc. Some great techniques were used too on this adorable chipboard and acrylic circle album. The teacher was fantastic and did a wonderful job keeping us all working together. Note: this class is only 1 hour long and really needs to be 1 1/2 to 2 hours...we didn't finish the project but she did tell us what to do for the rest of the pages we didn't get too. This is fast paced and not for someone just starting imo. In fact, all the Scrapbook & Sticker classes seemed to be great from what I heard and saw.

You Hold the Key (Lickety Split): Great CLASS !!!!!! Project is fabulous heart shaped chipboard mini album...loads of cute papers and great layout. The teacher was great and made sure we got the most done we could in 1 hour time frame. I heard from many others that any of the Lickety Split Classes they took were great too. This class had a nice pace and I think most scrappers could keep up with it imo.

Here are some pics of You Hold the Key album I made in class. As you can see, it is an unusually cut album where the pages flip over each other. I just posted a few pages to give you an idea.

Think Big Canvas Class (Quick Quotes) FABULOUS CLASS!!! This is an adorable accordian style display piece using some gorgeous black, red and creme quick quotes paper. As usual Michelle Granger did a wonderful job of "not leaving anyone behind" in her class. You don't get to finish in the 1 hour but you are very close to being finished when you get out of there. As usual, I can't say enough about how wonderful all the quick quote classes have been. Definitely a "not to miss" class vendor. Oh - don't forget the Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue for this was wonderful and very useful for this class.

Looking Through Clearly (Paper Elements): FANTASTIC CLASS !!! All I can say is that the photo on the CKC registration does not do this project justice. You will love this adorable unique tri-fold frame to display photos of your family or loved ones in. The papers are gorgeous and the results are wonderful when you add all the embellishments to this project. If you want a home decor type of project, you won't be disappointed in this one!! Plus the teacher Jolene is a doll and really was a wonderful teacher !!!

Clearly Visible Album (Awesome Albums) : DUD!!!! Very disappointed in this class. Teacher un-prepared and started late, plus had us stamp paint on acrylic sheets at begining of class that prevented us from doing much else the rest of the class. She seemed more worried about her recent move from one city to another than actually teaching during this class. The project itself was just so, so...

A Family Thing (Devine Memories): SKIP THIS ONE !! The project was a huge disappointment when I saw it in person. It is advertised as a tri-fold frame worthy of displaying on your mantle. All I can say is that if you want to display something made out of shirt box cardboard on your mantle, then maybe you would enjoy this class...but not me. I ended up picking up my kit for this class and will hopefully be able to use the materials to make something else.

Note: CKC has a policy of no refunds on their classes so be warned, whatever you sign up for whether you like the project once you see the samples at the booth, you can't switch or get your money back so be careful about what you sign up for in advance if you are not sure.

My Recap: I had loads of FUN! Met a bunch of scrappers from in and around Houston. Caught up with old scrapping buddies I hadn't seen in a while . Enjoyed most of the classes I took and would certainly do CKC again.

Check back later this week because I will have more pics of some of the class projects as I finish them up.

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