Sunday, November 25, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #12

Well it's the last week of my class for 2012. I hope I've taught everyone some new things and that all my ladies have had a chance to put their pictures onto the layouts we've created.

For the last class, we're revisiting the Flirty paper, but using the sunset side mostly as it has a great leaf detail on it. I've chosen to use the Grown With Love stamp set that has a cute tree base stamp on it. You then use the smaller stamps to create leaves and fruit. I added dimension to the top part of the tree by using second generation stamping. I would ink the stamp as normal, stamp it on the paper, then move the stamp to a different location on the paper and stamp it again before reinking it to leave a lighter stamp of the same image. I added some 3D elements to the page with burlap ribbon knots. I completed the title using my Slice to cut out "with love" after stamping grown.

Check back in January for more posts about my class, although I hope to post some of the Christmas projects I have on the go. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Workshop

These are the cards that we will be making at my Christmas Card Workshop being held December 1, 2012 at 2:00pm at the Deer Run Community Centre.  If you would like to come, please email me at The kits are $20 for the 8 cards which includes instructions and supplies. I do request that you bring your own adhesive (tape runner) and scissors. 

Here are some close ups of the cards. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #11

I used the Scholastic paper pack and the Roar stamp set for this layout. I wanted to use the scholastic paper in a non-traditional way, although you can still modify this layout in class for school or reading by just changing the stamps to the topic of choice. I then used my Slice to make the title and the title shadow. I accented the layout by stamping a border in chocolate on the chocolate card stock base pages. I also highlighted one of the Dino stamps and sentiment by stamping them on white paper and matting it.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #10

Pear & Partridge Paper was perfect for this layout since the backside of the paper was a nice subtle New England Ivy design with the fancy swirly front side. I used the part of the title from a stamp set. I liked the saying "I will always Believe", but it was quite small. I masked out the believe on the small stamp set and then heat embossed Believe with cranberry embossing powder using the Friendship Large alphabet. To add some 3D effects, I stamped the tree and the stocking on white paper, cut them out and adhered them with 3D foam tape.

I wanted to use the Cranberry Baker's twine for this page so I brought it in by tying it around a feature photo as well as the string for my stamped mittens. I then wound it once around a brad to mimic a nail and popped the mittens up with 3D foam tape as well. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #8

This lesson is about journaling. I chose to do 6 things I love about my son and put them on tags that are hidden behind the B&T (patterned) paper. I have given my students an assignment to think of 6 things, about anything. This is to get them to write down their thoughts and to know that even if you may not like your own writing or someone at one time or another has commented about it, that it's still a part of you and it should be included on your pages. 

I stamped the title and popped each word up with 3D foam tape. I then added some durable studs in the top right corner and some Rosette ribbon in the bottom left.

As you can see from the above picture, the tags with the numbers attached just pull out from the square of paper. The trick with this is to only put adhesive on 3 sides of the paper, leaving the top open to form a pocket. 

DRCC Session 4 Class #9

I had a great idea a couple of months ago to make a snowglobe using the treat cups from CTMH. The  execution of it was part trial and error, but I figured it out. I stamped my snowman and kids image on the twilight paper in white daisy ink. I then stamped and heat embossed in white the image again on chocolate paper, then I cut out the snowman and adhered it on top of the original snowman. I poured some glitter into the treat cup, removed the adhesive ring and then placed the twilight snowman scene onto the cup. I then cut the twilight paper around the treat cup, adhered a ring of white paper over the edges of the treat cup and then trimmed the white paper. 

Here is a close up of the snowglobe. I made the stand by rounding the corners of a rectangle of chocolate paper and then punched out a very small semi circle using the circle punch in the centre so that it appears as though it's cradling the globe. To add some sparkle to the layout I found some glittery foam snowflakes. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

DRCC Session #4 Class 7

I enjoyed making this layout. I found that the paper and the fun that my hubby and son were having, just added to the whimsy of this page. I used the Moonlight paper pack, which is more for halloween pictures.  

I stamped the owls directly onto the page  and then stamped them again on a scrap piece of paper. I then cut out the eyes and popped them up to make them stand out more. 

I added a beak and some ears to the O's in hoot to bring in another aspect of the owls and then matted the word to bring it out even more. I think that's my favorite part of this layout. I hope you like it too!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #6

I saw this layout and thought that the combination of the many patterned papers and the pennant design made this layout so interesting, yet so easy. It did make it a little bit harder to accessorize as I didn't want to make the layout even busier by over embellishing, so I decided to keep the 3D elements fairly simple, but spiced it up a bit with some heat embossing and striped stamping. This is an older paper pack from Making Memories called Spook Alley, but I paired it with CTMH card stock and inks.

I used black heat embossing to stamp these cute little pictures and this adorable saying, then I cut them out and adhered them with 3D foam tape.

To make the title striped, I first inked the word all over in the Sunset colour, if you are using different colours, stamp the lightest colour first. 

I then stamped a portion of the word using the very edge of the Smokey Plum ink pad or darker coloured ink. 

Then I stamped another stripe further up the stamp again, but held the lock with the stamp at an angle. 

I  repeated until I had a few stripes on my word stamp. 

Then I just stamped as normal on to the card stock. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #5

I like the simplicity of this layout while still being able to have lots of pictures. It also works really well with the busy Avonlea paper. 

To accentuate the design within the paper, I used a circle punch to cut out some of the circular patterns. I used pearls for the centres and also added bitty pearls to some of the top border pieces as well.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class#4

The Dakota paper pack also another versatile collection. It's original theme is more western or country, but by using the right card stock it became more neutral. I made it even more masculine by using the wood grain pattern for the largest pieces of paper on the layout. It could become more feminine by flipping those same pieces and using the houndstooth pattern instead, which would work nicely as well with the button brads. For the title, I used chipboard letters and accented with some gems. I then stamped a cute saying and popped it up with some 3D foam to accentuate it.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #3

I really enjoyed making the flowers for this layout, they were really easy and I think add a great 3D effect with very little effort. The Flirty paper from CTMH went perfectly with Autum's dress in these pictures. 

When I initially stamped the title with the Keepsake Alphabet, it looked too plain. This alphabet includes very small words, 2 words per letter that start with the same letter, since adorable was one of the small words, I stamped it in bamboo as a background for my title. 

The 3D flowers were quite easy to make, if you have a scallop circle punch, some tissue paper and a brad, you're halfway done! I first folded my tissue paper so that I had 8 layers, then I punched a scalloped circle through all 8 layers. It was fairly easy since tissue paper is quite thin. Then I didn't have to mess around with punching 8 separate circles. You could also use a regular circle punch, which I did try, but it didn't give as much dimension as the scalloped circle does. 

Take all 8 circles and move them around a little bit so that they aren't all quite so perfectly lined up. Then secure to the layout where you want the flower to be using a brad. You can use any brad as you won't see it once you're done fluffing it up. 

Starting with the top circle of tissue paper, scrunch it up with your fingers towards the centre, around the brad. 

Continue with the second and third layers of tissue paper, scrunching it towards the centre. With each layer surrounding the previous one. Continue through the whole flower,  leaving at least the bottom layer intact so that it gives a full base. 

Then you're done and you have a very easy 3D flower in whatever color of tissue paper you have on hand. Takes about 2 minutes give or take.  

Here's a close up of the 3 I did on my layout above. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #2

The new Clementine paper pack is so versatile that you can use it for almost anything. I used it to scrapbook my niece's first birthday party, but you could use it for a western layout or anything country-esque. I embellished it with the new burlap ribbon and some hemp bows. As well as using markers to do fake stitching as borders around the base pages, journalling and my title.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DRCC Session 4 Class #1

After a great summer, I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. This session will be 12 weeks long so that means 12 great layouts to scrap. With the new Idea Book, there are some really nice papers that you'll be seeing. This layout uses paper from La Belle Vie. I thought it worked well for a more loving layout. I used the new Tulle ribbon and also cut out some die cuts and Je t'aime from my Slice cartridge J'adore. Please come back later this week to see what I've posted for class next time.

Friday, August 3, 2012


As soon as I saw the Roxie paper, I knew I needed to use it for these pictures. Even though it's August during Global Fest, it was so cold, we were wearing winter coats. Roxie seemed to fit right in with our cozy coats and the black of the night to highlight the fireworks. I wanted to showcase the beautiful show along with the fun pictures of all of us. This layout worked the best because since I was able to crop the firework pics down so small. I used the Summer Slice cartridge with the shadowing feature to make the firework die cuts and added some rhinestones for some extra sparkle.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

DRCC Session 3 Class #8

Sorry it's taken me so long to post, this last class was actually at the end of June. It's summer though and we've been outside doing summer stuff. Who wants to sit at a computer and blog when we could be enjoying the sunshine.

This was a layout that was pretty easy to make. It was just adding a cute title and embellishments to the Cruisin paper on to it. Because this was more masculine, I made a more feminine layout with Stella. 

I rotated the left page of the layout 90 degrees in order to use a landscape 5x7 photo. You can barely tell that it's the same layout. 

For an easy embellishment, I cut out 2 different sized circles of paper in several different colors, scissor distressed the edges and placed them on top of ribbon with a button centre. I used my Slice for the title. 

Classes will be starting again September 11, if you're interested in joining, please email me. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

DRCC Session 3 Class #7

This started out as a fairly simple layout, I added a touch of Sunset here and there and then I found these great chipboard banner pieces. It was easy enough to cover them, it was adding the 3D element. Folded paper just didn't seem to work. So off I went to 2 different scrapbooking stores. I finally found some Olive (I was looking for a dark navy color, but no luck) grosgrain ribbon with stitching so that I could pull the inside stitch together to create the circle. After that it was easy enough to add some cute stamps and glue dot it all together. 

Just a reminder to my students, class is on Thursday this week. I will see you then!

Friday, June 8, 2012

DRCC Session 3 Class #6

I have been wanting to use the wide chocolate and colonial white ribbon for quite some time now, but I just never seemed to make it work on a layout. This layout originally has a piece of paper in place of the ribbon, but I wanted to bring a different color onto this layout other than blue, considering that my pictures have red as the dominant color. I hope that you also think that the blue and brown balance out all of the red. I used rub on letters for the title and added some scalloped 3D accents.

Monday, June 4, 2012

DRCC Session 3 Class #5

I slightly struggled with this layout as I wasn't sure what to put in the blank space on the left side of the layout or how to do the title. I finally decided to stamp my title in Twilight and add a bit of flourish with a small flower stamp in Cocoa on each letter. If you have extra pictures, which I may look for to go with this event, you can always add more on the right side of the layout. 

To fill in the blank space on the left side, I stamped a large flourish and then created a pocket for my journaling tag. I affixed the brad through both ends of the ribbon, but hid the back of the brad behind the flower.