Friday, August 18, 2017

August 2017 Scrapbooking Workshop – Jack

Isn’t “Jack” so handsome!  This is our “Jack” workshop for August -- SIX fun layouts (two extra layouts this month)!!  I just love this paper.   It was so fun to work with.  Thanks so much to fellow consultant Chris Robertson.  I bought her workshop instructions and then altered them to fit our needs. 

The paper is really versatile, and you can flip it to totally change up the way the layout looks.  The reverse side of the “bearded man” paper is “trees,” so it would be easy to change the theme of a layout.  And the buffalo plaid reverses to the white with small red dashes, so again, it’s easy to change the whole look of the layout.  I could easily see Christmas pictures on these layouts, especially using the trees and buffalo plaid (or the red dashed paper), and changing the title.  So many choices!!

I will be adding Whisper Thick Twine (also included in your kit) when I add my photos.   It will look so cute tied around the bottom or tops of photos and mats, and around packs of flip flaps (which I’m sure I will be using)!  :-)

Let me know if you are interested in joining our workshops.  We typically meet every other month.  The next workshop will probably be in September and we will be using one of the new the paper lines from the brand new Holiday Expressions catalog that will go live September 1st










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.