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So you all know how much I love the She Art workshops I’ve been doing with Christy Tomlinson, right? Seriously one of the top three online classes I’ve ever taken (this one by Jennifer McGuire and this one by Tim Holtz are the others).

Seriously though? 10 videos plus PDF’s for the first week of the first class. 10! And there’s two more weeks after that! Plus there’s a whole other class too!

Awesome.

Anyway, with all my love and excitement I was raring to go but had no canvas. Downer.

I finally got canvas…

… but by then I had watched a week and a half worth of videos and was now confused. I mean really, when you’ve never done something before you really should watch one video, practice the techniques, move on. Not me, my friends, I went to the cabin for the long weekend where there was no internet and so no videos and had to try to muddle along on my own.

Luckily, I’m a bit of a smartie 🙂 and did A-OK.

Then I came home. You see, I wanted rub-ons and I knew I had a stash. Gorgeous Basic Grey rub-ons in black and white, multiple packs of each just waiting for me.

So I turned the scrap cave upside down and no rub-ons.

I started having a very bad feeling that when I gutted a few months back those beautiful rub-ons made it into the giveaway pile (I was being ruthless). So I looked in the small bag I had set aside for M and sure enough, two packs of rub-ons – princess ones and flowers. Cute, but…. Yeah, not quite what I was looking for though I did manage to make some of the flower ones work for me.

And so my rub-ons are in the wind, waiting to be used by someone else. 😦

And then, I went shopping, like you would in this situation, and I found….. nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

Ok, so I lied a little. I found a pack at Dollarama.

Who wants to take bets they’re not going to come off like butter, as my BG ones would have? However, they are rub-ons and if I’m lucky, some will come off the backing sheet! Update: They didn’t stick to the backing sheet but neither did they come off like butter. They were…. ok. 🙂

Long story longer, here’s what rushing ahead in videos and a lack of rub-ons will get you:

I’m pretty pleased with her (though she does have some skinny legs)!

I used the quote, “She thought she could so she did,” because I thought it fitting for my first piece like this and also fitting for just jumping in with no backup instructions for guidance!

She had to have a flower on her dress since every time I showed her to M and asked if M liked her, she would say, “I won’t think she’s pretty until she has a flower in her dress.” Flowers in her hair and stars on her dress were not sufficient. Trust me, I tried!

Anyway, this one is mine and I love how she turned out. As Christy would say, “She’s a cutie!”

I have big plans for Christmas gifts and other things so let’s hope they work out. If they do, I’m going to have a couple of super cute gifts on my hands!

S.

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