Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

Missy...  is so happy it's Christmas.

So is Jennica...

And Aaron...

Move over Tony Hawk...  The world is not big enough...

...And some of us are just a little more dedicated.

Noah's new non-toy toy.

And sister.

And the damaged bumper from my new car...

...A little more damaged.

Idaho Christmas day sunsets

The husband.

My brother Al and his cute, freezing, wife Chey.

Yours truly...  SOMEONE knew exactly what to get me for Christmas...

...And that someone was me.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Bringing back 2007's Christmas Village

I am seriously considering recreating my 2007 Christmas Village Album set.  The first set I made as a revenue generating project because we really needed the money... but I regret selling it ever since.  I design these albums from conceptualizing the shape of the album, down to every fine detail. 

They are truly one of a kind...  well, with the exception of my Gingerbread house, as a well known company with extremely poor ethics stole my design a month after I went public with the design.  (Grrrr....)

The Gingerbread House

Loser, unethical, unlicensed mass reproduction below
(Yes, I am still bitter about it, thanks for asking.)
(No, I don't intend to get over it anytime soon..)

Bed and Breakfast
(Yes, there really is a Frozen Dog Diggs Bed and Breakfast in Emmett, Idaho... located on Frozen Dog Road.)

 Town Hall
(I destroyed a commemorative clock I received as a symbol of appreciation from eBay for this album.  Low and behold, and unknown to me at the time..  you can buy clock faces at the craft store.  Thanks for telling me.)

Jones General Store
(Named after my grandpa of course, who coincidentally (or maybe not) did NOT own, run, manager, or work in a general store, but was a poor eastern Idaho farmer.)

Fire House No. 9
(My favorite album of all time)

So anyway, I was thinking... 

When cutting acrylic it's always easier to cut through 6 sheets of acrylic stacked together rather than cutting a single sheet.  Which means I'll have 5 extra complete albums of each set. 

Anyone wanna make one with me?  See detailed pictures of the albums here.  The finished product won't be quite the same..  because, um, I've learned HEAPS of new techniques since 2007...  :)


Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Mantra:

The word mantra is said to come from a root meaning that which protects the mind...

Vola con le proprie ali

(She flies with her own wings)

xoxo Cam