Monday, February 19, 2018

Session 8 Class 1

Welcome back to another scrapbooking session. This is another 10 week class and I hope you all enjoy it as much as my previous ones. 

I started off with inspiration from the current Idea Book. Versions of each of these pages show up in the catalogue, but I saw them and wanted to combine them into a cohesive 2-page layout. I used an old paper pack called Sangria that has some lovely purples, oranges and reds throughout the papers. I've used this paper previously, but usually in a fall layout. This time I played up the purple by using Eggplant cardstock as my base pages. I utilized the Center Point function on my Cricut in order to cut the heart in the middle of the page. I also used the cut out heart to over lay the strips of paper and then adhered it back onto the base page. I added texture and dimension to the left page by embossing 2 of the hearts as well as stamping a pattern on the 3rd. The mix of patterned paper and photos was balanced by the solid colour of the base pages. I finished off the layout with a couple of stamped images and some embellishments from the Sangria Complements pack. Each of the attendees to my class will be able to choose their own embellishments to make this layout unique to their own tastes. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 10

Yes this is more Christmas paper, but I'm not using it as that. I will be putting my son's soccer pictures on this layout. I also stamped the title using an alphabet stamp so that it could change in case each person wants to change the theme of the layout. If you would like to change it to a Christmas themed layout, you can switch the black patterned paper over to the Christmas word art paper from Silver and Gold. 

To made my own gold stars using some gold foil paper, a punch and a star thin cut. I did Cricut cut the black and red stars. I also accented with star gems and gold shimmer tape. 

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 9

Another blast from the past, this is the Pear and Partridge paper, I combined it with the new Bearly Christmas paper, which is the green patterned on the bottom. An alternative layout is to use the Bearly Christmas paper with the back side of the Pear and Partridge as that is also a green with a mild pattern. Each person is able to choose a Picture My Life card to go on the right page, I chose a beautiful triangle tree as I am hoping to put pictures of our pear tree with a partridge sitting in it on this page once we get our Christmas decorations out. Alternatively, you can stamp the Santa in the middle of the extra piece of cardstock and use that piece as the PML card. The title was cut using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and I popped up my Santa using 3D foam tape after fussy cutting. I completed the layout with a cute kraft bow and a coloured paper clip.

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 8

I had a couple of requests to do a travel page and since my sister and I went to Paris in May, I had to scrapbook some of those pictures. These are all 4x6 photos but amazingly there are 6 on this page and there is still lots of room. I used two old paper packs, but because they are solid colour patterns they work well together. I also used the zipstrip from one paper pack as it used both the sorbet and the outdoor denim to tie it all in. I pulled the light brown (champagne colour) from the background of the sorbet print. I also used my Paris pictures so that I could take advantage of the fleur de lis pattern on the Outdoor Denim patterned. I finished it off with some Cricut cuts and a cool title. Alternatively, you could add some smaller pictures in place of the journaling spot. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 7

I saw these 2 separate layouts in the idea book and online at CTMH and loved how they were done and thought that they would look cool as a 2 page layout for my class. I found some black and white patterned 6x6 cards that I had stashed in my card box that I haven't used in a while that looks really cool with this geometric pattern. combined with some black and lagoon cardstock, I love how this layout pops out. I completed the layout with more patterned washi tape, glitter tape and some black dots. I also painted the title with the shimmer brush to give it some subtle sparkle. The two pages can also be split by adding a title onto the left page, then you have a cover page and an end page for your books. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 6

This layout features the Feel So Blessed September Stamp of the Month. It has a beautiful feather image as well as some lovely sayings on it. I created the feather paper strips by randomly brick layering the feather stamp set using one of the new CTMH colours, Charcoal. I used the Falling For You paper pack as the patterned paper. I accented the page with a lovely flower Cricut cut and the title from the Flower Market cartridge. I used one of the many sayings from the Feel so Blessed stamp set which features outlined letters that I took advantage of and coloured in on the sentiment using the yellow for the two words I wanted to stand out. I also coloured in the leaves that I stamped to frame the sentiment. To complete the layout, I used the zipstrip from the Falling for You paper pack, some grey ribbon and grey sequins.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 7 Class 5

This was a combination of Jeepers Creepers from 2016 and the new Cats and Bats paper. I like the effect the black and white stripe make on the layout as well as the accenting of the monster paper. I used the Mini Monster cartridge for the Monsters title and the witches hat and accented with some glitter tape and a couple of halloween accent stamps.