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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: Character Faces Instructional With Melinda Beltran & "Cooking With Cricut"!

Welcome to Scrappin' Saturday here at FCCB!
If you haven't already had the pleasure of seeing the FANTABULOUS pages made by Melinda over at "Cooking With Cricut" and "Page-Kits.com", then I am soooooooo very excited to introduce her to you today!  Check out her awesome pages and the amazing detail on the character faces:
Melinda graciously offered to do a photo instructional on how she creates these faces and I am so excited to share it with you!!!

Click HERE to see the entire tutorial.
Here are just a few highlights:

How super-cute is that face???

I also had the opportunity to ask Melinda a few questions and want to share her thoughts and ideas with you all today:

Q. Do you have any tips for paper piecing?
A. Patience, Patience, Patience.  It takes patience to put all the pieces together. But afterwards, the results are very satisfying. Also, I try to remind people that everyone sees and interprets what they see differently, so while you may have all the same pieces as ten others, it will inevitably take on that own personal handmade look. It is really amazing when I teach classes to see this unfold as the students create their piecings.

Q. Where did you learn how to do your character faces?
A. My faces have developed over time. They are a culmination of years of paper piecing.

Q. What is your favorite topic to scrapbook?
A. Anything girly! I love to create very girly projects. When I first started scrapbooking……MANY years ago, I scrapbooked my two boys, then along came my daughter (who is now 14) and then the girly faze hit! Anything with pink in it…lol!

Q. What is your most popluar type of page kit?
A. Christmas themed pages still seem to be the most popular. A close second would be summer and or beach/vacation themed kits. I think Christmas is always that most special, blessed time of year. That time when family and friends come together. I think scrappers want those memories to be on extra special pages, because they are extra special moments. Of course vacations/summer fun run a close second. People want to remember their “down” time in an extra special way as well!

Q. What do you want others to know about you and your hobby/work?
A. I feel extremely blessed to be able to have the opportunity to release my creative energy and produce kits and teach classes that inspire people to save their precious memories. I love to see students leave with a deep sense of accomplishment. By the time they finish one of my kits, they don’t feel like they put together a “store bought” kit, they feel like they completed and created their own work of art. And that is truly so rewarding to see. My motto is “Creativity is God’s gift to you, what you do with it, is your gift to Him.” I truly believe that we ALL have a level of creativity and inspiring others to release their creativity is truly a humbling and rewarding opportunity.

Thank you SO much to Melinda for sharing her amazing talent with us today...please hop over to her blog "Cooking With Cricut" and her online store, "Page-Kits.com" and let her know how wonderfully inspiring her work is!

Happy Scrappin'!!!
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  1. Oh gosh!! that is so super adorable.. must try it out one day..love the little characters..

  2. Those are some adorable faces! And awesome lo's!

  3. Wow those are awesome! Love the tutorial.

  4. What a great tutorial for creating faces! Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Thank you for this fabulous tut. I love it! I look forward to having my coffee and reading your blog. Thanks for all the great ideas you post. So glad I found you!!!

  6. Wow!!! Melinda is amazing!!! I love your work Melinda, thank you for sharing with us at FCCB!

  7. WOW - Melinda these are amazing!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Hoppin' over to check out your blog and store.

  8. These are WONDERFUL!! I am going to get some chalk ASAP and give it a try! I just started making cards so THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for sharing all the fun stuff you do!


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