Friday, October 24, 2014

Scrapbook Heaven - Finale

Last night was the completion of a 6-week class held at Scrapbook Central in Courtenay BC to make a large scrapbook album.  We had 8 wonderful ladies who learned lots of new techniques and made a beautiful album full of memories.

First I need to post the pages we made last night because the ladies like to look at the pictures in large format on their own computers to finish up any leftover designing.

Believe it or not this page started out as a white sheet of cardstock.

The theme last night was Steampunk and we had fun with the Sizzix dies and Inka Gold - Copper.  We prepped our white cardstock with Ranger Distress inks - Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy and Aged Mahogany. We added clock faces and gears using Walnut Stain and Ink Gold.

When I designed the pages I included lots of room for a personalized title and journaling.

Now on to the pictures of the class.  Some of the folks are shy but I think I got everyone and some pics are with a favorite scrapbook page.

Debra and Karen

Jessica and Sandi

Judith and Debra

Sisters Linda and Cheryl
And the favorite pages.....

I had a blast preparing for and teaching this class.  Thank you ladies for making my Thursday nights so enjoyable.  I will see most of you back at the table for the next scrapbook class on November 20th.

Have a scrappy day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Zentangle Basics Classes

I have had two really great Zentangle classes recently and have neglected to post the pictures.  This first photo is from the Elder College class that runs 4 weeks.  We are learning the basics of the Zentangle drawing method and then sprinkling in work with Black and Tan tiles.

This is my favorite part of the class, when everyone looks at all the tiles together and gasps.  They realize that they all heard the same teaching but every tile has its own unique artistry.  Love it!!!

My other class was at Scrapbook Central in Courtenay.  I had 5 wonderful students who kept exclaiming, "how cool."  What a wonderful feeling to impart this fabulous mindful drawing method to my students.

Everyone did such a wonderful job!

Happy Tangling!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Scrapbooking Heaven - Part 5

Last night was the 5th installment of the 6-week class at Scrapbook Central where eight wonderful ladies continued to build pages in their large albums.

We started the evening with two relatively easy pages, making a great flower with Spellbinders dies, lots of Martha Stewart leaves and Lorelai Leaves by Poppy Stamps.

We used a Sizzix embossing folder to empress a very leafy design into our cardstock and then added lots of Inka Gold copper, green and teal to make a spectacular mat.

Our second set of pages had a surprise interactive element. First we played with lots of bubbles!

We cut the plastic page cover to slip in this extra spot for journaling.

Some of the bubbles were embossed and treated with Stickles

I forgot to post the pictures of two pages we made last week.  Turns out these are the first and last pages in the album.

We used the We R Memories Envelop Punch Board to make our bow.

Added Inka Gold to the Tim Holtz die cut

The real value of a live class of course is the fun the ladies share as well as their stories and personal photos.  See you all next week!

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BoBunny Enchanted Mini Scrapbook

Hi all!  I have another scrapbook to show this week.  I am a little behind sharing my books and I will have to make a few posts to catch up.  This book is one of the My Design Minis from a kit club tutorial by Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon.  I love her tutorials and this one is extra special because she is encouraging us to use the pockets and flaps in any configuration we choose.

I used a feature cut out from the paper line to make the front cover and added lots of Prima and Wild Orchid flowers, stems and pearls.  The door lock is leftover from another kit.
This book is 8 1/2 x 10 inches and has lots of space for photos of all shapes and sizes.  There are lots of flaps, pockets and tags.  This design shows off the beautiful BoBunny Enchanted paper collection and allows for over 100 pictures!

Inside the album are so many pages that I am only going to show the first two.  Believe it or not but the following 5 pictures is just one page!

Inside front cover

Turn the first flap to reveal pockets with tags

Next section shows a place for photos and a big pocket

Flaps closed
 The pocket card is held in place with a magnet that keeps the flaps closed.
Flaps Open
Under the flaps is a generous pocket for tags and photos.  There are so many pages in this album I used every bit of paper in the collection.

Here comes page 2......

Back side of page one and start of page 2
Flap open
Turn the page to see pockets and tags and a layout page.

Turn the page to see two general pockets - vertical and horizontal
with G45 tag and ribbon
Finally we get to the last part of the 2nd page.......

Flaps open
Hopefully you saw that I created two slightly different page styles.  There are 6 pages in all using the BoBunny paper, the chipboard pieces, ephemera pack and stickers.  I used white cardstock from Michaels and a Martha Stewart deep edge punch.

See you next time with sample pages from my class tonight at the scrapbook store.

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Baby Folio Style Scrapbook!

I've got the next installment of Paper Phenomenon's Foto Folio series to share.  This one is #5 (I am doing them out of order) and made up into a scrapbook with boyish baby paper from Carta Bella - Baby, Mine.  My final count of space for photos is 86 in this mini scrapbook!

This one has a top flap held in place by magnets.
I used Ranger Distress Vintage Photo on all the edges.  My tape of choice is Sookwang double sided tape from Scor-Pal and sometimes Be Creative Tape from Scrapbook Central.

Pull down the front cover to reveal pockets and tags.

Here are the tags.
 The left and right top sections both are designed for photos on the mats.  Each section opens up three times and contains space for 10-12 photos.

Left open one flip

Left side open all the way!
Right side open one flip.

Right side open fully.
This Carta Bell paper collection is so cute and perfect for all those super cute poses that we get from our little people.

The center section has 4 flaps with pockets.  These are perfect for the horizontal 4x6 photos and cute little pocket cards.

These two pocket cards provide space to name the baby and birth date.

This is a picture of the book fully open to the last section.
Finally, on the inside of all these flips, flap, folds, and pockets is two mat tags that meet in the middle.

Pull out the mat tags to read all the cute stories.

Ordinarily, these would be photo mats for pictures, but this paper collection include these nursery rhymes cards.

Well, that is the next installment of Paper Phenomenon's Foto Folios.  I am still working on the rest and will post my versions soon!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Srapbooking Heaven - Part 3

Well today is Friday and that means I have new scrapbook pages to share from my class last night at Scrapbook Central in Courtenay.  The ladies who attend this class like me to post the pages so that they can make the pictures big on their computers.

For these two pages we started with blank white pieces of paper.  We add three successive layers of Ranger Distress inks - Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, and then we spritzed them with Smooch sprays.

We embossed the two inch squares on this page with Sizzix folders and my Cuttlebug and then added a little bit of Inka Gold for color and shine.

Simple Stories Documented paper sets the stage for this simple 2-page layouts  There is a special interactive element though with the tag.  We cut through the plastic page protector and slipped in a standard #8 tag.

We used several Spellbinders die cuts to add interest and a place for the page title.

Thanks again to Diane from Scrapbook Central for providing such a nice kit full of wonderful supplies to make our big beautiful album.

Have a scrappy day!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Foto Folio Mini #3

Many of us in the Paper Phenomenon world have been frantically working through the 6 new Mini Foto Folios.  I say frantically because we all love them and want to make them all.

I posted my first one last week here.  I have constructed #2 but have not yet finished matting all the pages.  However, I have to say that I am in love with the side closure of #3.

I used the My Minds Eye Collectible collection of papers and stickers.  The closure is from Tim Holtz.

Such pretty papers!

When you open the folio there are two sides, each constructed and decorated differently.

The first thing you see when you open the folio on the left is this really great folded tag that can hold more than 16 photos!  This same folded tag will fit into any of the larger pockets as well.

Lift out the tag and pull back the first layer to reveal two different types of pockets; top loading and closed.

Peal back that layer to find a very generous side loading pocket large enough to hold several 5x8 tags which can hold 4 photos each.

On the right side we start with two cute closed pockets that will hold several #8 Ranger tags for journalling or pictures.

More pics can be placed on the back side of the pockets too.  When you peal back that first payer a cool flap full of pockets appears.  Open that flap and you can see that both sides are full of pockets that hold #8 tags.

This is the final shot of the right side fully open including that large generous inside pocket and tag.

I am enjoying making all the mini foto folios from Paper Phenomenon.  The are easy and fun to make.  Why don't you give it a try?

Have a Scrappy Day!