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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kick It!

This was a fun page to make, but there is a glaring mistake.  Can you find it?  This paper was something I got in a packet of misc. stuff from SEI at the Creative Keepsakes Convention last year.  There were pages for every sport.

This is a great example of papers that are so rich and interesting and I don't want to cover it up.  I wanted to limit the amount of materials put on top.  The title, player, and soccer balls are cut from the Cricut Sports Mania cartridge.  The number 10 came from an SEI sticker sheet that came with this packet.  I made corner mats with the white soccer paper and punched a scalloped edge for one photo mat.

So did you find the mistake?  I cut the soccer balls with the white and black papers backwards.    Ready to add the team and individual photos.  Score!

Dinos Roar! A Sketched Out layout

The photo of this layout doesn't do it justice because the paper is shiny and textured and the other papers are more patterned than they appear. The dinosaurs are cut with the Cricut and the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge.

After the pictures were taken I thought it needed more texture and added some burlap.  I wanted texture and more embellishments but I don't like using things like buttons or ribbons on a boy themed page.  I do like eyelets and brads on boy pages and I'm open to any suggestions for ways to add to this page. 

July Scrap In layout

This was a layout that used a bunch of different things.  I love Basic Grey paper and Michael's had a collection on the sale rack that I bought for this purpose.  The chevron cuts were made using Kiwi Lane templates.  The alphabet letters, the 'of, and the 'joy' were cut from a patterned paper and the phrase is cut from a Quick Quotes paper.  Then I added lots of buttons and some brads.

When I saw this layout from Michael's I originally thought I'd have to buy materials but I have so much stuff I was determined to use what I had.  I'm happy the way it came out.  It's a perfect way to enhance some family pictures.

April Scrap In layout

This is the April Scrap In layout which is based a layout from Michael's.  Every month at the Scrap In you get a flyer with a sample page layout.  At the Latham store, you get a double page layout as a gift from me.  This is an older paper line from SEI.

I added some twine, some washi tape, paper flowers, some rhinestones, and some Cricut cut word.  The  circles were all punched from patterned paper.

Easy way to use some scraps of a paper you love, but don't have a lot of.  And we all have LOTS of scraps, right?

Summertime and the living is easy.....

One of my favorite We R Memory Keepers paper lines was 'On the Boardwalk'.  These pages used several of these papers pieced together.  The Summertime title was cut from the papers and the bottlecap was an embellishment from the same paper line. The flip flops and beach umbrella are from Life's a Beach and the sunglasses are from Forever Young.

Can't get enough of summer time.

Amusement Park fun

We spend a lot of time at Six Flags and I was lucky enough to get some fun theme park paper from my friend Carrielynn. Some Cricut cuts from the Summer Vacation cartridge and a pack of Recollections stickers and it's ready to record one of our regular summer outings.

August Scrap In Layout

For the August Scrap In at Michael's I gave this double page spread featuring Creative Imagination with beautiful seashore papers.

The foam stamps are a perfect match.  Then the title is cut from the Cricut Life is a Beach.   Glad my customers enjoyed it.

Back to Blogging

Finally have some time to update my blog.  First I'll post the upcoming classes at Michael's.  Then I'll post some samples from past events.

Back again this year, three holiday card classes.  Classic Holiday Card Tricks, Very Merry Card Tricks, and Vintage Card Tricks.

Another change: with the new Scrapbooking 101 class I'll resume a format from the previous Sketched Out class.  If you sign up for Scrapbooking 101 and indicate you want the Sketched Out option, I'll have two double page spreads available for you to make, self paced.

You can sign up on line now.  However the online price may be higher than we charge at the store.  Let me know if you questions.  Hope to see you at the store for a class.