Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Creative University and 3-D Tree Project


Welcome to some of the projects I made this past weekend at Creative University, a four day event put on by Tresa Black in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area.  Here are four of the five of us with the tree.  I am standing next to Pam. Our fifth roommate, Mystique, worked on her projects in two locations, upstairs and downstairs, for which we teased her unmercifully. I hogged her space when she wasn't around.  She was off at the time this photo was taken.

Below are two of my roomies, Lisa and Heather (left - right).  Heather came up with this super cute idea of making a 3-D tree to give to Tresa as a hostess gift.  We decided it would be a fun thing for all of us roomies to make together.


 Above are the animal tags Lisa and I put together.  Tag #1, 3, 4, 8 and 9 are from Straight from the Nest, tag #2 is from Give A Hoot, Tags #5, 6, and 7 are from Noah's ABCs Cricut cartridge.  All were cut at 1-1/2" or 2".
Lisa rocked the Stickles and mounted all the animals on these cute backgrounds.  I can't believe what a difference those Stickles (glitter glue) makes.  She is quite handy at it.  I usually smear it and get it everywhere. I may start using it more, after some practice.
The owl had a lazy eye - who knew?



The tree from various angles!

Below is a picture of Tresa holding the tree.  Isn't she gorgeous?


All the roommates together!  (l->r: Mystique, Pam, Lisa, Joy and Heather).
Above, Lisa and I are showing off the bracelets we/she made in the jewelry class.
Below is Kim, who pretty much put my bracelet together.  Jewelry making is a skill I need to work on!  Kim was so sweet, even when I dropped the clasp and lost it and was generally inept.
Hard at work at 4:30 am (my time) - I couldn't get used to the time change so it seemed a good time to craft!
While we were there, it snowed twice!  Gorgeous!
Lake Coeur d'Alene (above and below)

Above are two sweet ladies (Robin and Molly) with Tresa.  I met them on the plane; they were sitting in the row in front of me on my last leg and were really nice.
This wall hanging was in the dining hall and Molly and Robin thought it would be fun to take a photo with it.  Great idea!

I loved everything about this event - the classes, food, friends, location!  I will be posting more about the classes as they were outstanding.

I took none of these photos - the beautiful scenery photos were by Molly and Robin, who obviously have outstanding photography skills.  The roommate photos and tree/project photos were taken by Lisa.

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43 comments:

  1. Awesome tree! Looks like you had tons and tons of fun. That's the best part. : )

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  2. 5 minutes of Fame! Thanks Joy :)
    I loved hanging out with you!!!!
    Lisa (CU 2012)

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  3. What a great project! I had to chuckle at your comment about the owl with the lazy eye. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! TFS

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  4. Hey Joy! I was just blogging about YOU and adding a link to your blogs from my page, and there I am! It was so nice to meet you. You've inspired me to get out my Cricut and use it. Be prepared for my flood of questions in your inbox.
    --Molly

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  5. Wow...good 4 U Joy looks like U had tons of fun!!! Wow what awesome projects...and OMG the scenery is fantastic........I have all of the cartridges you used so here is a BIG

    WOOOO-HOOOO TFS

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  6. look like you had a great time! love your creations! esp. that owl one! you took some gorgeous photos too! you are very talented! :) HL

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  7. Looks like you had a fun time and made new friends!
    Teresa
    rdrepubican@windstream.net

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  8. Wow...great project. Looks like alot of fun. Lee-Ann :)

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  9. I looks like you had a wonderful time. The tags for the trees turned out great, I agree the Stickles really makes a difference. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I really like the bird tags, so cute! I'm going to try this and put it on my fireplace mantle! Thanks so much for the idea. huggable59

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  11. I love my tree, I was in such a daze by that last day I don't think I thanked you all enough! It's adorable and my two youngest girls both want it. I'm so glad you came to CU, it was awesome getting to know you!

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  12. Was fun seeing you with my friend Lisa in our Beautiful North Idaho. I read your emails everyday & never thought you'd come to CDA.

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  13. Fun tree! Hope you enjoyed Idaho

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  14. I love the tree! It's stinkin' cute just as it is and I can see the potential for an Easter Tree, Halloween Tree....

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  15. Seems like a great getaway and fun crafting event. The tree was awesome. May need to get some more cartridges!

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  16. What a fun trip! You girl's had so much fun. I wish someone would do something like this in my area but our area is a bit craft starved. Love the tree and the tags are just too too cute.

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  17. That tree is great! You all did a great job on those tags too! What cartridge did you use for the tree. I can see using the tree and making ornaments/tags for every holiday.

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  18. The tree is adorble, seems like you had fun! Those sneaky clasps can be real pain, can't they? TFS , have a great day!
    Liz

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  19. It looks kike you had a wonderful time! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us!

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  20. Very cool tree!! I'm going to have to check this out next year, I only live about 6 hours away and it looks like a lot of fun!

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  21. Looks like a fun class, just love the tree and all the tags!

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  22. Beautiful tree and loved all the ornaments! Looks like you guys had a great time! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  23. HI! I'm glad you hve a wonderful time. Creativity jut flow when you are in good company, isn't it? Keep sharing... I love the tree, it's such a meaningfull present.

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  24. Wonderful! What a great retreat for you!

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  25. Looks like you had a great time. Scenery was beautiful. Think I would have spent more time looking at the scenery. What cartridge did you use for the tree? Love your project.

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  26. Love the tree. Such a cute idea. A great hostess gift. Looks like a fun weekend for sure.

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  27. What FUN you must have had! Love that you're sharing it with us. The tags are just adorable. I'm sure they took alot of time ~ but well worth the time and effort!
    susanJ in Atlanta

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  28. Beautiful location Joy. I only live a few hours away, I should probably go for the week end one of these times. Love the tree, braclets and photos, thanks for sharing.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  29. love the tree!! I could use it with students pics on the tags. cute! but where did you get the tree? thanks for sharing

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  30. Looks like a fun time was had all. And how talented you all are.
    How could you NOT be creative in that beautiful surroundings.
    Thanks for showing the tree, gave me a great idea, I had seen one the other day with flowers and butterflies one. Just seeing that one gives me a great idea of how I want to make the tree.

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  31. looks like you had a great time, wonderful projects

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  32. Hi Joy - Love the tree! Glad you had a great time - it looks beautiful there in Idaho. I have one question for you, though. You said what cartridges you used for making the animal tags, but you didn't say how you made or where you purchased the tree itself!!

    I am thinking that an ancestry project could be in the making by putting small pictures of family members on the tree for a 3D FAMILY TREE! Is the 3D tree on any of the Cricut cartridges?

    I'd be excited to know! I can be reached by e-mail at kmurphy614@gmail.com

    Kathleen in NJ
    kmurphy614@gmail.com

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  33. I love this little tree! How did you make it? I am currently working on a banner for lent to celebrate Easter with my son. I would love to hang these on the tree instead of a banner. Great project!

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  34. Looks like a fabulous time! The tree is very nice. What cartridge did you use?

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  35. Looks like alot of fun,Love the tree,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  36. thanks for sharing the things you made. bet you had a lot of fun there.

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  37. looks like a lot of fun to be had

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  38. Loved the 3-D tree & tags!What a great idea.I put up a Easter Tree with Easter Eggs each year so I will be adding some bird tags to it!I do have one of the cartridge you had Straight From the Nest,I love the bird tags!Thanks for the idea & for sharing all of your FUN with us!Oh great wall hanging JOY!
    rosebud222222222

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  39. Wow! Really looks like you ladies had a great time! I'm so jealous! I would love to do something like this!? Looks like you got to visit a really beautiful place while you were at it. Pics of the snow reminds me of my home. :) TFS

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  40. Looks like everyone had a great time! Thanks for sharing some of your projects.

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  41. It look like ya had a great time and lots of laughter in the picture ya have took. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)
    Delama

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  42. Great project! I'm wondering which cartridge if any that the tree came from?
    Thanks,
    scrapqueen141 at gmail dot com

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