Monday, November 23, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite Session 3 Class 6

I'm sorry to say that this is the last class for 2015. I will be starting another session in late January though. I've had a sneak preview of the new paper that is coming in the Seasonal Expressions book and it is cute! 

Talking about cute, my little munchkin #2 just fit with the Georgie paper pack with the fabulous pictures my sister took. At the first glance of this paper, I found it to be more boyish because it has a lot of blue hues in it, but using the yellow striped paper made it infinitely more feminine. Just like last week's layout, you can have the choice to use the circle paper as the base page or keep the yellow. I will also be giving my students the choice of title between "Sugar & Spice" or "Giggles & Grins" from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. They are both in the same format and will work great with any cute baby layout. The versatility of this layout is such that you can place your pictures in any format that works for the pictures. Since there is no mat, you can add more or use less. 

To add some extra something, I cut out circles from the cardstock and patterned paper, then did the scissor distressing technique on them. To do the scissor edging, just open a pair of scissors and run the edge of the blade across the edge of the paper to distress it and fan it out. The more distressed, the better. It adds dimension and plays up the circles in the patterned paper. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite Session 3 Class 5

Welcome to the Zoe paper pack. It is full of different colored patterned papers, like this sorbet polka dot and a glacier houndstooth pattern. It's really versatile. This layout, to me, was the perfect complement to the new Hostess Rewards stamp set #makesmehappy. It's a great stamp to go with Social media pictures. I just need to print a few more pictures for the bottom of the layout. Just ran out of time! 

I arranged several different stamps to create this "journal" block. Most of these stamps are from #makesmehappy, but some are from other stamp sets. I made the one that stood out to me, instalove, in sorbet so that it was highlighted. I accented with some 3D stars and hearts as well as some thin shimmer trim.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Calgary Scrapaholic Session 3 Class 4

The Snowhaven paper pack from the 2014-2015 catalogue is a non-traditional winter paper. I played up the red and grey in this pack by creating a mask from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. I used the mask to sponge red, grey and blue ink to create a colorful backdrop to complement the paper. The effect of the sponging created a water colour look, you can see a close up in the picture below.  I used a word collage stamp for the title block in grey and to highlight Joy, I stamped it again in red and cut out Joy and used 3D foam tape to lift it. I finished off the layout by adding glitter tape and some jewels. 

A close up of the water colour look of the inking in the red snowflake. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Calgary Scrapaholic Session 3 Class 3

This Jackson paper is from the previous catalogue, but it's still a great paper pack. It's quite versatile, however, I still stuck with the outdoor theme. This layout is great for camping, hiking or day trip pictures.  I accented the layout with some wooden buttons and some antiqued brass durable studs.