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Friday, January 27, 2012

My Pins for CHA


Hello Everyone!
Just one more day and I leave for my very first CHA!
I'm so excited.
I wanted to pop in today and show you the pins I made to match my outfits while I'm there.
They were made with eggshells plus products from Helmar, Want2Scrap, Ranger Ink, Faber Castell, Really Reasonable Ribbon and Prima.


The pretty Capri Blue ribbon pin will be worn every day even though it doesn't match anything I'm wearing. You see, its a special pin honoring my friend Katie who passed away last year from gastric cancer. This CHA might have been a chance for us to meet face to face had it not been for her illness. CANCER SUCKS!

In case you missed it, here is a video that I created sharing my version of the "Eggshell Mosaic" technique. This technique is not my original idea. It has been around for years, and can be done in lots of ways with lots of different products. Make sure and check out YouTube for other artist's videos! :)


And here is a link to an article I did for CardMaker blog called "Dreaming of CHA" if you would like to see some of the things I am looking forward to doing while there.


If you are traveling to CHA, travel safe and I'll see ya there!
Thanks for dropping by today!


18 comments:

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Love these!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful pins!!! I love the variety of shapes and embellishments. Have a blast at CHA!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are great. Thanks for sharing your video.

Andrea said...

Wow, I love all your brooches, thank you for sharing your fabulous tutorial.
That is such a lovely idea of wearing a special pin for your friend Katie - I followed her blog last year too - so sad!
I hope you have a fantastic time at CHA.
Love, Andrea xx

Daniele said...

what a lovely technique and so effective, thank you for sharing
hugs

Dee in N.H. said...

Your pins are fabulous!!! I so wish I was going to CHA but instead I'll be waiting to hear all about it! Have a blast!!

Merry said...

I am sure you will have an amazing time...your pins are so beautiful.

debb said...

Hi True, have a great time! Your pins are beautiful and your post timely to me. I started playing with this yesterday and started two eggshell pins- inspired by your last post on it. I must say- I do not have any Helmar products and I think this may be my downfall! I tried to find the products in my area without success. Things are not going as smoothly as I hoped but I am having fun experimenting!

Sue D said...

Love these pins! I raise chickens and the eggshells are brown so I am interested to see how it reacts with the brown instead of white shell.
Thanks!

Lisa aka Myran said...

These pins ar beautiful! So sad to hear about your friend, but I think she's always with you.

Candice Windham said...

Gorgeous work (just like you)!!!

Candice Windham said...

The video is fabulous! Love it!

Karen said...

Hi Trudy! It was so great to meet you at CHA this year. I love this tutorial. What a wonderful idea. I'm going to give it a try! Hugs to you!

Violets Corner said...

They are absolutely fabulous True! I like them a lot and will have a go with them too.

Many thanks for the fab tutorial!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Lynne in NI said...

WOW, these are gorgeous!

Christine L said...

Brilliant tutorial, thank you for sharing!
Hugs
Christine x

Mynnette said...

AMAZING!!! LOVE them all--you are truly talented! :)

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh True how gorgeous are these!!!!! I love them all! You definitely have an eye for color my friend! I especially want to thank you for sharing the eggshell tutorial. This has got to be my favorite technique that I have ever seen! I am definitely going to try this out. I also want to wish you a great CHA trip! I have never been, but I hear it is so much fun. You deserve to be there, you are one talented woman my friend!

Hugs,
Jo