Saturday, 27 August 2011

Monthly class kit

We had our monthly scrapbook class today and the kit included cardstock and stickers from a new company called Authentique.  As its holiday time I went with the Journey collection, lovely blues, browns and greys, great neutrals for day trip and holiday photos. I also decided I wanted to make a double layout that held plenty of photos. If you are like me I take loads when I am away and some of them dont always warrant a scrapbook page just on there own but you still want them in your album. So I mixed up the photo sizes between 6x4's portrait and landscape and then filled in with others that are 3 1/4" x2 { I use picassa and I can get 3 photos on one 6x4 photo printer paper. In total I have 10 photos on the front and another 9 hidden, I could have had more if I had not wanted to leave room for the journaling. On righthand side of the layout there is a flap that when opened out holds the extra photos.

flap opened to reveal more photos

I left the journaling space free so my son can fill in everything they did, the day in Florence was his surprise birthday present from his girlfriend. The stickers are all from the same collection and the only thing I added was the tab punch from Stampin'up!.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

In2crafting august class

I have just taken over the scrapbooking classes at In2crafting and this is the first class.  I wanted to start off with a simple layout and use some die cuts to make flowers.  The papers are from My Minds Eye Stella Rose collection. I use one of my new Marianne frame dies, not only do you get the frame but the 2 flourishes and 2 little flowers as well!

Products  used:

Cardstock/stickers: My minds eye Stella Rose Mabel
Dies: Marianne ribbon flora & frame circle straight{ which includes the swirls and the little flower}
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily lace
Embellishments: kars gem stones & Creative expressions seam binding

I had enough pieces left to make another layout

For the girls in the class that wanted to see how I constructed it...the sizes are as follows:
Stripes 2" x 10" and another piece 2" x 1", damask 2" x 4" and another piece  2" x 2 1/4",  turquoise 2 1/2" x 5" for the punch panel at the bottom 2" x 5" and for the side punched panel 1" x 6", Herringbone reverse 3" x 12", crocheted 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" and you need 2 of them.

products used:

Same as above plus

Coredinations cardstock: Vanilla Ice
Punches: EK Success Arbor
Die cut: Sizzix alpha for title

All the products used can be brought at the shop, any kits left will be available to buy which include full instructions.

Next class saturday 24th September...theme "splashing good time" double layout for all your beach, pool photos.

Enjoy your weekend