Thursday, May 18, 2017

June 2017 Scrapbooking Workshop – No Worries


Here’s the “No Worries” workshop for June.  I love this paper so much!   It was easy to get five 2-page layouts using the paper packet, the coordinating cardstock, and the Complements.  I used lots of flip flaps (even more than normal) – such a great way to add more photos to hide journaling.  I used them in a traditional way on some of the pages and in a “waterfall” way on a couple of the pages – once vertically and once horizontally.   


Thanks to flip flaps, there are 11 photos in the horizontal "waterfall" style photo bundle on the left side below (see the photos of us on the beach)!


And thanks to flip flaps, there are 21 photos in the vertical "waterfall" style photo bundle on the left side below!!




I had so many Hawaii photos, on the “Get Away” page, I decided to add two Pocket Plus Memory Protectors for my photos (not part of the regular kit).  Following are photos to show how the pages look adding the Pocket Plus Protectors.  It is so easy to include additional photos with our Pocket Plus Protectors!




Let me know if you are interested in joining our workshops. We typically meet every other month. The next workshop will probably be in August or September (to be voted on when we meet in June), and we will be using the “Jack” paper suite from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog that went live May 1st.
  

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 2017 Scrapbooking Workshop – Dreamin' Big


Dreamin' Big is full of bugs and flowers and lots of fun colors.  The bug paper's flip side is flowers so if you don't like bugs, you can choose the beautiful flowers.  I had the perfect photos for the bug side and the flower side.  

Back in 2011, we were at Holly and David's house and the cousins started playing an impromptu "baseball game" in the vegetable garden (just an FYI -- believe it or not, no vegetables were harmed during these activities)!  Talk about a perfect Kodak moment!  The fine dirt was flying and I don't know who had more fun -- the cousins rolling around in the dirt, or the adults watching and taking photos.

I also used a fair number of 4x6 flip flaps (as always) -- a great way to add extra photos to a layout and to hide journaling.
The center of the large circle on the left page actually spins to reveal different photos as it turns -- how fun is that!  I attached the gold "spinner" to the page protector with a brad in the center so that it easily turns.


I also really liked the flower side of the main paper and thought it would be perfect to scrapbook some old photos I had of a weekend we spent at the river with Patti and Jimmie Durbin.  She always has flowers on her porch and deck, and this paper just reminded me of their beautiful place at the river.



Let me know if you are interested in joining our workshops. We typically meet every other month. The next workshop will be in June, and we will be using one of the new paper suites from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog which goes live May 1st.



Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 2017 Scrapbooking Workshop – Sugar Rush

Get ready to have fun with the Sugar Rush paper -- I sure did!! I printed all the impromptu donut shop and ice cream cone pictures I'd taken with my phone and had so much fun scrapbooking all those fun moments with this paper.

I loved using the ice cream cone from our Artistry Cricut cartridge and the donut Thin Cuts and stamps. By the way, all Thin Cuts are on sale this month for 25% off!! Great time to pick up those fun card making and scrapbooking tools.

I also used a fair number of 4x6 flip flaps (as always) -- a great way to add extra photos to a layout and to hide journaling.

Let me know if you are interested in joining our workshops. We typically meet every other month. The next workshop will be in May, and we will be using the “Dreamin’ Big” paper suite from the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.







Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 2017 Scrapbooking Workshop – City Sidewalks

I love the City Sidewalks paper suite!  These four layouts include lots of Cricut cuts from the City Sidewalks digital Cricut collection -- aren't they fun!! 

I did use lots of 4x6, 4x4, and 3x4 flip flaps again – of course – I just love our flip flaps!  :-)  They are great for adding extra photos without creating another layout.  I also usually hide my journaling under one of the flip flaps.  

On the "I Ruff Christmas" layout (the 4th one shown below), I used a 6x12 flip flap to add a little pizazz to the layout as well as additional photo space.  This flip flap is included in the workshop kit.

Let me know if you are interested in joining our workshops.  We typically meet every other month.  The next two workshops will be in March and May.  We will be voting on paper packs from the new Seasonal Expression 1 supplemental catalog when we meet in February to decide what paper we are going to work with for March and May.




This is the "I Ruff Christmas" layout with the 6x12 Flip Flap on the right lying flat (closed):

These two photos show the "I Ruff Christmas" layout with the 6x12 Flip Flap lifted:



Note:  This is not part of the workshop kit, but I also personally used one of the new Pocket Plus page inserts (Design 3) for my overflow pictures of Santa that didn't fit on either of the two layouts I did for our visit to the Legendary Santa ("Tis the season to be jolly" and "Noel").  I also used two of the leftover PML cards (including one journaling card) that come in the kit.  I'll decide into which layout I will insert this page when I add the pages to my album (I'm leaning toward "Tis the season").  That's the beauty of these Pocket Plus page inserts -- you can use them in multiple layouts  They are another great way of adding additional photos or journaling to a layout.
Front of Pocket Plus Insert:

Back of Pocket Plus Insert: