I've been busy finishing my taxes (why do I always leave it until the last minute?) and getting together with some new groups of stampers and scrapbookers.
On Friday night I had a workshop with Erin and her friends who have booked a class with me later this month. Did you know that I offer customized classes for you and your friends? Here's how it works – you get together a minimum of 4 friends and come to my studio for your own class – any sales from the evening will be credited to the organizer.
On Sunday afternoon, I got together with an old customer (she's not old but I've known her for over four years now) and her Mama's group to work on a scrapbooking layout. It was nice to be back in my old stomping grounds on the North Shore! We used a neutral pallette for the pages and everyone brought baby pictures printed in Sepia with them. Everyone's came out differently which I loved.
This is page 1 of a 2 page 12" x 12" spread. I used small pictures across a CC strip of cardstock after punching both sides with the Spiral Punch to create a faux film strip.
I covered a square chipboard piece with CC craft ink, heat & stick powder and then the new CC fine cosmo glitter. I then used the frame to accent one of the pictures on the strip (3rd one from the left)
The poem on the picture at top is from Dumbo and is called Baby Mine. I loved that song when my kids were small – these women are so much younger than me that they didn't even know the movie Dumbo – yikes I'm soooo old. LOL I printed the poem on vellum and then mounted it over a picture.
This was page 2. I used my Big Shot and the Serif Essentials alphabet along with the bulk chipboard from Stampin' Up! The "B" are the positive letters and they are coloured using CC Craft ink and clear EP. The "A" and "Y" are the negative images and are coloured with Very Vanilla Craft Ink and clear EP. I wanted the A & Y to resemble blocks.
The images down the side are mounted on a strip of double stitched gros grain ribbon and anchored with 2 buttons from the Latte button set.
The colours used are Chocolate Chip & Kraft.
Here are some close ups of the elements from each page.
This is the film strip from page 1.
I realized that the Moms might not bring pictures that could be cut to this size so I did up an alternative using large pictures and a wider strip. I didn't colour the square frame on this one and left it "natural" to match the Kraft paper.
Here's the word "Baby" – I popped up the "B" with Stampin' Dimensionals to add depth to the page.
All the Moms did an amazing job with their layouts!