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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Retreat Make n Take's

Here are the samples of the make n takes for the retreat I'm hosting next weekend in Banff. 

2-PAGE LAYOUT CLASS


I used the Chelsea Gardens paper pack for this layout. I adored the January stamp of the month that has this great seed packet stamp set that you can replace the centre of it with different phrases. I cut the beautiful flowers and pot from the Cricut Flower Market cartridge as well as the Springtime title. I'm hoping that it will get warm enough so we can actually plant some flowers so I can fill this layout with some pictures!

MINI CARD WORKSHOP


I picked up these cute stamp sets along with the matching die-cuts during the die-namite sale in March. They match perfectly with the Stargazer paper and lately I'm really getting into colouring in the die-cuts with my Shin Han markers. For these cards, you could do 2 boy cards or 2 girl cards as an option if you'd like. 

WARM FUZZY CARDS


These cute mini cards are great for sending a quick birthday, thank you or thinking of you note. You can stamp whichever sentiment you would like on these cards as I have lots of options. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Session 8 Class 9


I found this great pack in my old stash somewhere, no idea where I got it from, but it has this great alphabet paper and some great bold patterns in it. I have just enough for kits this week with this layout. I used the School kids stamp set and thin cuts for the kids, apple and school. I had a bit of fun with colouring in the kids and the school, but if you wanted to colour in only a few items on them, it would still look cute. In another stamp set I have a cute chalkboard that would work for a few sayings on the inside, or leave it blank and use it for journalling. Feel free to place whichever sized pictures throughout the layout as I know that school pictures are usually either a bit bigger or a bit smaller than the 3x3's. Using another stamp set could also transform this layout into a cute primary one for a kid wearing bright colours or a party. I finished off this layout with some twine and I also added a stamp that is a folder tab underneath the top of the large photo.

Session 8 Class 8


Here's some summer amidst all this snow that seems like it will never stop! This is from an older paper pack called Surf's Up. I always liked the retro 60's feel. This isn't an overly complicated layout, but with the lagoon base pages it makes the other colours in the paper pop. Small touches, such as the sea star border underneath the title and the wooden shape amongst the flowers. Each layout will have a different assortment of flowers and there are 3 different wooden shapes to choose from, seashell, dolphin and seahorse. I hope this layout brightens your day!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Session 8 Class 7


I've had these camera stamp sets on my desk for quite a while, but the inspiration hasn't come until this week! I found an old paper pack, Stella. I love the colour combination with this paper pack. This has quite a bit of stamping, but I love the final layout. I created the camera sheet on the left side by stamping the camera's in a repeat pattern and filling the open spaces with a few words. I cut the camera from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge. I finished off the layout with a cute washi tape banner, some jewels and baker's twine.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Session 8 Class 6


I found this cool gold flecked paper and some clear and gold "paper" in my stash that I wanted to use with this cool layout from Scrapbook Generations. It is a pretty easy layout to assemble. Just don't forget to take the plastic backing off of the clear and gold pieces. I accented this page with a gold foil Cricut title from the Flower Market. I added some sequins and some black glitter & gold foil tape. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Session 8 Class 5


This is an old paper pack, but such a cute one. This is Cherry-o from a few years back, but it has such cute paper I've been wanting to incorporate it into a class. I like this layout because it allows me to use the many pieces of patterned paper, yet it's not a busy layout. I accented the layout by using the polka dot embossing folder on the left side on the blue cardstock. I added some baker's twine and stamped some cherries for the bottom right page. I also stamped a few sentiments on cardstock to accent some pictures. Feel free to place them wherever you like.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Session 8 Class 4


The Making Waves paperpack is truly magical, it has some beautiful pieces of paper and the accessories are beautiful. My daughter keeps stealing all of the accessories off my desk so I have to go hunting for them. 

I took some inspiration for this layout from the seasonal expression catalogue by using the circles as scales on the right page. To combine it into a 2 page layout, I used an overlay from the Artbooking Cartridge. I cut out the left scales using the centre cut function and then used the outside border as a frame on the right page. I added some stamping to accent the page with the lovely mermaid, some bubbles and the super cute saying. This layout could become 2 1-page layouts as well. The picture placement is open for what works for your pictures as well.