Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 4

Of course I had to do a Halloween layout considering that Halloween is next Friday. This is the Scaredy Cat paper pack. I cut out 2 spider web borders from the Cricut and had to play around with them a little bit in order for them to fit under the centre pieces. They turned out great as I just cut the one edge off of the middle sections to make it more continuous. I also cut out the title on the Cricut, but will be letting my class pick out their titles in class as I have a great monster cartridge with some good ones. I also found some cute jewels, the chevron washi tape and journaling tags on sale for embellishing. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 3

Here come the baby pictures! Yes, this is my newest little one, Callie. Her Auntie took some great pictures of her just after she was born so there will definitely be some more to come. I used the Chalk It Up paper pack for this layout that features stars on one side of the paper and this cool doodle on the other side. To embellish, I stamped a border along the top, added some 3D star stickers on the left side, heart stickers along the bottom right border and the fantastic glitter tape dove-tailed in the top right. I also hand drew with a pen around the Cricut starburst title and heat embossed the stamped title. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 2

I know I keep on saying that I love the versatility of CTMH products, but how can you not when they keep on coming out with such great things! This is the Seaside paper pack and instead of making this layout beachy, which would be super easy to do, I've maintained somewhat of an anything goes type of layout and just added elements to make it outdoorsy instead of beachy. I started the layout with inking the edges of the paper to make all the pieces distressed like the look of the patterned paper and the stamped title. I also made the Happy circle stamp in the journaling box a bit distressed by lightly dabbing a baby wipe to the stamp to remove some of the ink. To make the buttons, I cut a couple different sizes of buttons from different colors of cardstock, then ran them through the Cuttlebug using a polkadot folder, then distressed the embossed circles with a sandblock. I knotted hemp through the holes and adhered them with 3D foam tape. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 1

Welcome to my new class! I'm excited to have the workshop in my basement up and running. It's taken some time, but it's finally ready. It is a basement and it's basic, but it's spacious! The first class of the 8-week session starts on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30pm. If you would like more information or to register, please email me. There is also an advanced drop in option in case you are only able to make it to my class on occasion, just let me know by the day prior and I will make sure to have a kit prepared for you. 

The first layout we are doing is a classic Autumn layout using the new Pathfinding paper pack from CTMH. The colors incorporated in the paper are a great complement to each other. This layout has also used up the last of the pictures from this family photo shoot so no more to scrap! Now I need to put them in an album! 

Instead of a journaling block, I chose to use a word puzzle stamp on the left page. The technique I used is first stamping the word puzzle in one color, then stamping it on an extra piece of cardstock in a second color, then cutting out the words that I wanted highlighted and then placing them on top of the original stamped paper using 3D foam tape. 

I utilized the zip strip from the paper to create the fun journaling strips on the bottom of the right page and used a pennant image from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge to add to the celebrate theme. 

See you on Wednesday!