Friday, September 10, 2010

October Class

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00

For the September Layout Page we are using two-sided papers from the Little Yellow Bicycle Gen-Z line. The layout came from my new book Page Maps by Becky Higgins. I love it got a lot of great layout to give you a jump start on a page. My favourite part is that it also comes with a set of small cards that has all of the page layouts used in the book. That way you can take all the ideas with you to a crop without having to hall the book.

The title is made using the cricut. I cut the letters out and then embossed them with two layers of black embossing powder. I don imagine that everyone has a Harley fan in their family, so the great part about this layout is you get to customize your own title. The MR. part will be a given but when you sign up for the class you will let Donna know what the rest of you title will be. Some ideas would be Mr. Fix It, Mr. Cool, Mr. Perfect. Keep in mind that there is only about 4" to work with and the more letter the more embossing you will need to do.

I created the small tag with the cricut. I then embossed it with 3 layers of embossing powder and while the last layer was still warm I pressed a date stamp into the embossing powder to give a engraved look.

Around the 5x7 is a clear overlay frame. Unfortunately the package of these has 5 different ones to chose from so not everyones will look the same. However, they are all designed to coordinate with the paper line so which everyone you chose will look stunning on your page.

Photo Sizes for this layout are: one horizontal 5 x 7, one 4X4, and one vertical 3x4.

If you would like to join the class you can call Donna @ 344-7702 to sign up.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September Class

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00

For the September Layout Page we are using two-sided papers from Fancy Pants Rusted Sun line. The weather  didn't co-operate with me while as was taking the photo of the layout. I find it looks better in person. The design came from a layout photo that Krista had sent me. I tried to keep it as close to Krista's inspiration as possible so that it worked with the preselected papers.

I decided to pull out a few tools that we probably all own but have not use in forever "Decorative Scissors". We will also be using a pencil and some ink to create our own polk a dot pattern paper.

The word title is stamped out with CTMH's August Word Puzzle using Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Up Markers.

We will also be using the matching Rub ons and some Rhinestones to add a little sparkle.

Photo Sizes for this layout are: one vertical 5 x 7 photo

If you would like to join the class you can call Donna @ 344-7702 to sign up.

Exciting News...

I am glad to announce that I have invited to return and teach at DAT'S Scrapbooking again this fall. I am very excited and look forward to creating some upcoming classes. For now I am relieving for my dear friend who is unable to teach the classes she had picked out for this fall. I will be working with the product and layouts that she had chosen for the next three classes. After that I will be on my own and creating my own classes. So far it seems not to bad as everything is pretty laid out for me, I will let you know how it goes when it's time to start planning my own.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big Guy Grilling.....

Here is the birthday card I made for my dad. I love this Grillen Guy from Stamping Bella, I have used him quite a bit. I saw this card design on one of my favorite Blogs "The Spotted Chick". She had used a magnet to hold the card closed. When I saw that I thought to myself "I have those and I belive I bought them quite a few years a go and never used them". Sure enough after digging around for about an hour or so I found them. It is funny how much stuff we buy with the great intentions of using it and never do. I even got to the point that I told myself I wouldn't buy something unless I had a specific project in mind and planned to use it right away. Well, that idea lasted about a month until the next great paper line, stamp or embelishemtn came out, and I just HAD to HAVE it!! 

Anyways onto the card, I used some old Grill themed patter paper that I had in my stash for the top of the card and the bottom is a pattern paper from the Rusted Sun line. The base of the card is made Real Red Cardstock and I matted my image with Crumb Cake, both are from Stampin' Up. I paper pieced his shirt with a scrap piece of pattern paper to make him loo like he is wearing a plaid shirt. I coloured him with my copic markers and ink around the image with some Shadow Ink from Hero Arts. I had bought this ink about three years ago and never tried it out. I stiched around the edge of the image with my sewing machine and some white thread. I tied a scrap piece of ribbon to a triangle clip and attached it at the side. The settiment is from "The Spotted Chicks" Blog, she used it one her Grilln' Guy Card card.  I made it on my computer then punched it out with a circle punch the matted it with some more Real Red Cardstock. I used the same Grill themed paper for the inside as I used on the front. I also stitched around the inside with white thread. The sentiment is a quote from the internet and I made it with word to fit my card. I highlighted "Sometimes" in red as my Dad likes to joke that he doesn't have the beginning of Alzheimer's Disease he has "Sometimers" Disease. Sometimes he remembers and Sometimes he don't!