Monday, October 28, 2013

Adore Doors!

I have a confession today.  It is a strange thing.  I have been told so.  Don't judge me.  Just accept it and enjoy the photos.  Here goes......

I adore doors!  I do.  I don't understand why but I find beauty in old, unusual doors.  i just imagine the life that the door has had.  If it could talk, what would it tell about who has entered and left; the secrets it has held in; the love it has seen.

I thought I would share some pics of doors that I took while we were in Spain this summer.  Hope you enjoy them.
 In Madrid.  The detail is amazing.  This is the door to one of the consulate offices.
 This door is not nearly as old as the one above, but look at the sheer size of it!  All of these doors are around 15 ft tall!  So tall in fact that they have a smaller door that they use (see it on the right side door?)
 This is one of the oldest doors in Spain.  The detailing was amazing  There was leather added at the bottom with huge iron bolts.
 Toledo.  Look at the detail in the iron work.
 Not really a door.  This is a guard tower for the palace in Madrid.  No door, but cute kiddos!
 Massive oak door in Coca.  The door is from the 15th century.
 Segovia.  This door was about 8 inches thick!  And just huge.
 I could not get over the hand carved details on this door.  All of the elements you see were hand carved.  And this door is from the 17th century.
 At the Alcazar palace.  Love the morrocan detail in the frame.
Not always about the door.  Sometimes it is also about the locks, handles, and closures.  This is on a gate (acting as a door) to an inner palace garden.  It was enormous.  Hand made in the 1800's.

I have so many more, but I won't bore you with them.  I hope you enjoyed.  Have a great day.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New classes!

I know it's been a bit since my last post.  So sorry.  My house has been upside down with a variety of things this past 2 months.  Here's hoping everything levels out now!  On to my new classes....

It's a new quarter at Scrapp n' Savvy.  We had so much fun at the Sampler!  There were our favorites and some new faces in the crown too!  I have 6 classes this quarter and 2 are this coming week.  Here they are:

Autumn Harvest
This fun mini album (measuring a nice 6 x 9 size) will be this Monday.  We are using a special mini album design from Graphic 45's designer Laura Denison.  It is an adorable mini album that wonderfully showcases the lovely fall colors in Bazzill Paper's Autumn Harvest collection.  Very easy to make!  There is so much room in the album with all the tags.  Perfect to have ready to place those fall/halloween pictures of your family or just to give as a gift to someone special.  Each page is filled with embellishments.  No special supplies needed; just your normal stuff.

Absoutely Thrilling

This is probably one of my favorites this quarter!  Originally scheduled for last week, I had to reschedule it for this Tuesday due to some family health issues.  So, Tuesday it is!

This is a great piece of Halloween decor with a bit of a hidden surprise!  The front of the little wagon has an eerie Halloween scene perfect for the holiday.  Turn it around and the back drops down to reveal  a mini album!  The mini album holds so many 4 x 6 pics - perfect!!!  All the little details make this so much fun to look at.  We will be using Authentique's Thrilling collection.  It is just lovely.  Supplies needed: black and white distress paints, modge podge (or mat medium), orange highlighter, 3 in 1 glue, glue dots, and the rest of your reuglar class supplies.

Join me in either or both of these classes.  Just visit the link above to go to the store and sign up online.  If you cant make it but want a kit, just leave me a comment.

Have a great day.  Happy crafting!