Sunday, June 1, 2014

DRCC Session 7 Class #11

Alright ladies, this is the last class of the session. While most of my layout designs are from the CTMH voluminous series of design books, I recently saw this blog post from Creating Keepsakes and thought that the layout by Jing-Jing Nickel would be a great class for my ladies. Of course I have changed it somewhat as I don't have quite as many layers, but the concept is about the same and I got to use lots of washi tape!! 

I cut out the title using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge and the background large circle was from the Artiste cartridge. 

I used the Balloon Ride paper pack again as the colors matched so wonderfully, but I pulled out the green of the water in the hippo tank by using Juniper as a mat for the pictures and in the washi tape as well. I added accents of the sorbet this time, by only using the ribbon. 

This may be the last blog post for some time, until baby #2 arrives and we settle in over the summer (although I did do a super cute layout at the last retreat that I would love to share), but I will be having workshops in my basement as I've been able to stumble upon some great deals on tables and chairs recently so that I have somewhere for everyone to sit and work on! I'm excited to host them in my own home as it will definitely make it a bit easier for me especially with 2 kids, but I will definitely miss my class at Deer Run. It has been marvellous these past 3 years and I hope you all can come to my house for my classes! I do think we'll still have crops in the south occasionally, but the cry from my north ladies is quite loud lately. Please comment and share and I will see you again in the Fall!

PS. there may be a new post in August about the wonderful new Idea Book coming out and possibly a baby pic or 20...

DRCC Session 7 Class #10

As my class is aware, I am pregnant with baby number 2 who is due at the end of July and I am getting quite tired lately. Since we've missed 2 classes in a row, which is not only my fault, we will be doing a 2-layout class this upcoming Tuesday as the last class in the session. 

I used a pre-designed layout from the CTMH Cricut cartridge Artbooking to make this pretty cool layout. My son is in soccer this year, but I have yet to get the pictures in so I'm hoping to put them in this layout. When the pictures are in the layout will be a little bit less videogamey and more sporty. I promise!

DRCC Session 7 Class #9

While the Jubilee paper pack is definitively country, it's still versatile and even though I live in a city, there are tons of places to go that work with this paper pack. It does help that we have the World Famous Calgary Stampede every year though...

We went to the Calgary Corn Maze last fall and I got some great shots of the pig races, chasing after chickens, going in a cow tractor ride and my munchkin just being silly on the playground. I played up the country theme by using a somewhat patchwork layout on the right and accenting it with faux stitching. I played up the corn maze aspect by inking some Milepost shapes different colors and using arrows strategically. I also stamped the title a bit more creatively than normal, but I made it easier to read by using different colors. This is one of my favorite layouts so far for this session of classes. 

DRCC Session 7 Class #8

I have officially fallen in love with the Ballon Ride paper pack, it is much more versatile than I thought it would be from the catalogue and this is only one piece from the bulk! It has lots of colors in it that work quite well together, like the sorbet and Crystal Blue. I pulled out the Artiste CMTH cricut cartridge for this one to cut out the cloud and the balloon. Since this was a bouncy castle birthday party, it seemed quite appropriate to have such a theme for the layout. 

DRCC Session 7 Class #7

The Babycakes paper pack is just so adorable, I couldn't help but use it for my little monkey once again. Plus I got to try out my new Artbooking cartridge that has the coordinating shapes for the lion and giraffe on this stamp set so the ladies in my class didn't have to cut them out by hand. They loved that!

DRCC Session 7 Class #6

I thought hard about what type of theme to use the Ariana paper pack for and I realized that it's a great summer layout. I also had this great sketchy stamp of fruit that I've been wanting to use for quite some time. We are hoping to get out this summer and go to some Farmer's markets and maybe some pick your own orchards. Those pictures would be great with this layout and all I have to do is just print them!

To make the fruit more 3D, I stamped it on the page once in chocolate ink and then again in red on a scrap piece and cut just the fruit out and put it right on top of itself with 3D foam tape.